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America’s Monster – The New York Times

While Raziq’s tactics worked in some respects, beating back the Taliban in Kandahar and earning him the admiration of many who opposed them, the strategy came at a clear cost.…

The Zeyrek Cinili Hamam Is Restored in Istanbul

This article is part of our Design special section about water as a source of creativity. On May 3, Zeyrek Cinili Hamam, a 500-year-old public bathhouse, reopened in Istanbul after…

Why a Tactic Used by Czars Is Back With a Vengeance

But it is certainly a popular tool today. A Human Rights Watch report published last February documented 75 cases of transnational repression reportedly committed by more than 20 countries, including…

Mumbai Storms Topple Billboard, Killing at Least 8

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds ripped through Mumbai, the financial capital of India, on Monday, killing at least eight people, uprooting trees and causing power outages in many parts…

Qantas to Pay $79 Million For Selling Tickets on Canceled Flights

Qantas, Australia’s national airline, said on Monday that it had reached a deal with the country’s consumer watchdog to pay the equivalent of $79 million for selling thousands of tickets…

Tuesday Briefing: Hope Rises for New Cease-Fire Talks

Cease-fire talks could restart today Negotiations for a pause in the fighting between Israel and Hamas could restart as soon as today, officials said. A mid-level Israeli delegation is planning…

Orangutan Seen Healing His Facial Wound With Medicinal Plant

Scientists observed a wild male orangutan repeatedly rubbing chewed-up leaves of a medicinal plant on a facial wound in a forest reserve in Indonesia. It was the first known observation…

Voice of Baceprot Wins Fans With Songs of Girl Power

The drummer crashed her cymbals. The bass player clawed at her guitar. The crowd raised index and pinkie fingers in approval. The lead singer and guitarist stepped up to the…

Tornado Kills 5 in Guangzhou, a Chinese City Battered by Recent Rains

A tornado that swept through the southern Chinese economic hub of Guangzhou killed five people and damaged scores of factory buildings on Saturday. The tornado struck at about 3 p.m.…