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Your Friday Briefing: Covid Protests Grow in China

Covid anger grows in China As China’s harsh Covid rules extend deep into their third year, there are growing signs of discontent across the country. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinping’s leadership. At the Foxconn iPhone factory in…

Your Monday Briefing: The World Cup Kicks Off

The World Cup begins The World Cup began yesterday. In the first match, Ecuador defeated Qatar, the host nation. This is typically a joyous sporting event, but concerns about corruption and human rights violations loom large. Qatar’s World Cup may…

Deadly Floods Devastate an Already Fragile Pakistan

Across Pakistan, torrents of floodwater have ripped away mountainsides, swept buildings off their foundations and roared through the countryside, turning whole districts into inland seas. More than 1,100 people have died so far, and more than one million homes have…

Secret Data, Tiny Islands and a Quest for Treasure on the Ocean Floor

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As demand grows globally for metals needed to make batteries for electric vehicles, one of the richest untapped sources of the raw materials lies two and a half miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. This…

Your Wednesday Briefing: Extreme Heat Grips China

Good morning. We’re covering a dangerous heat wave in China, the sentencing of a longtime activist in Hong Kong and President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to Iran. Extreme heat grips China Parts of China’s east and south withered under extreme…

Your Friday Briefing: A Major U.S. Climate Ruling

Good morning. We’re covering a major climate-related ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s link with China and a victory for Ukraine. New limits on the E.P.A.’s authority The U.S. Supreme Court limited the Environmental…

Bangladesh Floods Cause Death and Destruction in Sylhet

PEKERKHAL, Bangladesh — Rohima Begum was cooking breakfast last week when the floodwaters flowed into her tin-and-bamboo home and began racing across the floor. Ms. Begum, her three children and her mother made a quick escape in a small boat….

Your Wednesday Briefing: Sievierodonetsk, Isolated

Good morning. We’re covering Sievierodonetsk’s growing isolation, China’s mass Covid testing and South Asia’s climate change crisis. Sievierodonetsk, isolated The eastern city of Sievierodonetsk is now cut off from Ukrainian-controlled territory after the last bridge to the west was destroyed….

Your Monday Briefing: Australia’s New Leader

Good morning. We’re covering a change of power in Australia, President Biden’s trip to Asia and catastrophic floods in India and Bangladesh. Australia’s incoming Labor leader Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat to Anthony Albanese, the incoming Labor prime minister,…

Your Friday Briefing: Russia Doubles Down

Good morning. We’re covering Russia’s increased bombing campaigns, the W.H.O.’s revised Covid death toll and sandstorms sweeping Iraq. Russia’s brutal push in Mariupol Russian forces sought to destroy the last pocket of resistance at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol,…

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