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Live Updates: Earthquake Kills at Least 2,100 in Turkey and Syria

A collapsed building in Kahramanmaras Province, Turkey, after an earthquake jolted the region on Monday.


After the Quake: Photos From Turkey and Syria

Workers on Monday searched for victims and survivors in the village of Besnia, in Idlib Province, Syria, on the Turkish border.


Eastern Ukraine Braces for New Russian Offensive

Loved ones at the funeral of a Ukrainian soldier, Anton Pushkar, who died in the fighting near Bakhmut, in Kharkiv on Monday.


Another Chinese Balloon Flew Over Colombia, Officials Confirm

A Chinese balloon floating off the coast of South Carolina before being shot down by an American fighter jet on Saturday.


Russian Attacks Intensify in East, Ukraine Says


Israeli Raid Kills at Least 5 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians gathering at the scene on Monday where Israeli forces killed a number of armed fighters during a raid at a refugee camp near the city of Jericho in the West Bank.


In Hong Kong, 47 Democracy Leaders on Trial for Security Charges

Some of the 47 defendants now on trial in Hong Kong, being taken to court in 2021. Many have been in jail for nearly two years.


China’s Balloon Dispute Aims Attention at Xi’s Leadership

Mao Ning, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, fielding questions about the stray balloon that traversed the United States, at a news conference in Beijing on Monday.


U.K. Court Hears Details of David Carrick’s Years of Sexual Abuse

Members of the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee, an oversight panel, questioned police officials about the Carrick case in January.


Musharraf’s Legacy: A Conflicted Pakistan and a Bristling Military

Pervez Musharraf inspecting a guard of honor before leaving the presidential palace in Islamabad in 2008 on his last day as the country’s leader.


Avalanches in Alps Kill at Least 11, as Weather Hampers Rescues

Rescuers after an avalanche on Saturday near the town of Fieberbrunn in western Austria.


‘Here, It’s Like Paradise’: Ukraine’s Ski Resorts Offer a Respite From the War

Skiers and snowboarders on the slopes at the Drahobrat ski resort in a heavy snowstorm in January.


‘It’s Our Central Park’: Uproar Rises Over Location of New Toronto Homes

The Ontario government is opening up for development areas of the Greenbelt, a section of ecologically protected land surrounding Toronto and nearby communities.


Harris Announces Funding to Address Root Causes of Migration Crisis

Crossings at the southern border remain at record highs, posing logistical and humanitarian challenges for President Biden.


Parts of Ancient Gaziantep Castle Collapsed in the Earthquake in Turkey

The Gaziantep Castle in Turkey sustained major damage during the earthquake on Monday.


Battling Lava and Snowstorms to Keep a Climate Project Alive

Aidan Colton, an atmospheric technician with NOAA, held his breath while collecting an air sample atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.


Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov Heads to Mali

Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, meeting with South Africa’s Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, in Pretoria last month. Mr. Lavrov will visit Mali on Monday, in his third visit to Africa in about six months.


Turkey Earthquake: Governments Are Sending Rescue Teams and Offers of Aid

Rescue workers at the site of a collapsed building in Adana, Turkey, on Monday.


Seven Surprises

Ukrainian soldiers firing into the Russian controlled town of Pisky, Ukraine, last month.


How News of the Earthquake Spread in Gaziantep, the Epicenter


Reveling in the Eerie and the Spooky, but Finding ‘True Horror’ in Real Life

Mariana Enríquez said that her work returns the violence and trauma that are part of life “to the realm of the horrible, rather than the quotidian to which we grow accustomed.”


The earthquake struck war-scarred northern Syria.

A collapsed building in Azmarin, in northern Syria, on Monday.


How strong is a magnitude-7.8 quake?

People searching through rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey on Monday.


Your Monday Briefing

A Chinese balloon that was struck down by an American fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.


A Timeline of Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey

Mourners burying a victim of a the October 30th 2020 earthquake, in Izmir, Turkey, in November 2020.


‘Baraye,’ the Anthem of Iran’s Protest Movement, Is Honored With a Grammy

Shervin Hajipour’s anthem for the protests in Iran, evokes grief, anger, hope and a yearning for change.


Teenage Girl Dies After Shark Attack in Australian River

The Swan River, as seen from South Perth, Australia.


Chinese Spy Balloon Calls Back to Cold War U-2 Episode

A U-2 spy plane, similar to the one pictured here, was shot down by the Soviet Union in May 1960, triggering a diplomatic crisis.


Balloon Incident Reveals More Than Spying as Competition With China Intensifies

A U.S. fighter jet shot down the Chinese balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.


Your Monday Briefing: The U.S. Shoots Down China’s Balloon

A Chinese balloon that was struck down by an American fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.


Iran Announces Amnesty, but It May Not Spare Many Protesters

People convicted of a wide range of crimes will be excluded from the amnesty by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader.


Returning From Africa, Pope Francis and Christian Leaders Condemn Anti-Gay Laws

Pope Francis speaking with members of the news media on Sunday on the flight to Rome from Juba, South Sudan.


U.S. Navy Divers Work to Recover Debris From Chinese Spy Balloon as Diplomacy Dwindles

The shooting down of the spy balloon capped a remarkable week of high-stakes international drama.


Talking About Menopause Can Help Women Understand Treatment


Zelensky’s Party Says It Will Move to Replace Defense Minister

Ukrainian soldiers walking past a crater in front of a high-rise building on Sunday, a day after a missile attack in Druzhkivka, in eastern Ukraine.


China Finds Itself With Limited Options After U.S. Shoots Down Balloon

A Chinese balloon that was struck down by an American fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.


In West Bank, Settlers Sense Their Moment After Far Right’s Rise

“We’re hoping that a window of opportunity has been opened,” said Yedaaya Stein, a settler activist leading efforts to erect Or Haim, a destroyed settlement outpost in the northern West Bank, pictured here this past week in Yitzhar settlement.


What to Know About the ‘Hong Kong 47’ Trial and the National Security Law

A show of support in 2021 for 47 Hong Kong democracy advocates charged with subversion. Organized dissent of any kind is now dangerous in the city.


Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79

Pervez Musharraf in 2008, when he resigned as president of Pakistan. Adversaries called him a lackey of President George W. Bush, nicknaming him “Busharraf.”


Chile Wildfires Leave 13 Dead

Firefighters in Quilmo, near Chillán, Chile, on Thursday.


Pope Francis Calls for Peace in South Sudan During Visit

Pope Francis meeting leaders of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Therese in Juba, South Sudan’s capital.


U.S. Presses Turkey and U.A.E. to Weed Out Illicit Trade With Russia

Since the war in Ukraine began last February, the United Arab Emirates has become a major destination for wealthy Russians, who have parked their yachts in its marinas and moved into its high rises.


Russia Pushes to Take Ukrainian Town Near a Vital Supply Line

Ukrainian soldiers covered their ears as an M109 self-propelled artillery unit was fired at Russian mortar positions around the strategic town of Vuhledar in December.


Traveling and Eating Well


Some Homeless Encampments Can Stay, but the Underlying Issues Remain

Toronto has been aggressive when it comes to removing homeless people from encampments.


The Pentagon Saw a Warship Boondoggle. Congress Saw Jobs.

A group of Freedom-class littoral combat ships tied up at port in Jacksonville, Fla. Eight of the 10 based there were slated for retirement, but the Navy reversed itself on four of them.


What’s the Correct Color of Bees? In Austria, It’s a Toxic Topic.

Sandro Huter checking his bees in Carinthia, Austria.


When It Comes to Building Its Own Defense, Europe Has Blinked

Ukrainian soldiers with an American-made M777 howitzer last year in the Donetsk region.


Ties to Kabul Bombing Put ISIS Leader in Somalia in U.S. Cross Hairs

Victims of a suicide attack at the Kabul airport on Aug. 26, 2021. The double bombing killed nearly 200 people, including 13 U.S. service members.


Before Chinese Spy Balloon Sighting, Classified Report Highlighted Foreign Aerial Spying

A black drone flying over trees and grass in Bayside, Queens.


In London’s Poor‌ ‌Areas, Budget Cuts‌ and Youth Violence Collide

The Marcus Lipton Youth Club in South London in August. The center used to count on hundreds of thousands of pounds a year in government funding. Now, it gets almost none.


Spy Balloon Incident Highlights Fragile State of U.S.-China Relations

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, right, in July with China’s foreign minister at the time, Wang Yi, in Bali, Indonesia.


Brazil Says It’s Started Sinking an Old Warship, Hazardous Material and All

São Paulo in the Atlantic off Rio de Janeiro in 2011. Once the flagship of the Brazilian Navy, it had not seen active service in roughly a decade.


E.U. Vows More Help for Ukraine but Tamps Down Membership Talk

A photo released by Ukraine’s government showing President Volodymyr Zelensky, center, with the E.U. leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel in Kyiv on Friday.


A Giant Balloon Was Spotted in Montana. It’s All Anyone Can Talk About.

A high-altitude balloon floating over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday.


What Weapons Is Ukraine Getting, and Will They Arrive in Time?

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has pushed for Patriot air defense systems to protect infrastructure from Russian airstrikes.


Chinese Spy Balloon or ‘Civilian Device’? Here’s What We Know So Far

The balloon drifted to the ocean after being shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.


Metal Detector Hobbyist Finds a 500-Year-Old Pendant Linked to Henry VIII

The gold, heart-shaped pendant has symbols connected to Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon.


Fears of Russian Nuclear Weapons Use Have Diminished for Now

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, a senior U.S. official said recently, may well have come to the conclusion that his nuclear threats were backfiring.