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As a Son Risks His Life to Topple the King, His Father Guards the Throne

The riot police appeared out of nowhere, charging furiously toward the young protesters trying to oust King Mswati III, who has ruled over the nation of Eswatini for 38 years. The pop of gunfire ricocheted through the streets, and the demonstrators started running for their lives. Manqoba Motsa, a college student, and his fellow Communists […]

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NYFW Street Style: When Getting Dressed Is a Higher Calling

Outwardly, this season’s New York Fashion Week shows followed a familiar playbook. Marc Jacobs showed his collection before the week technically began. The official schedule ran for six days (albeit with fewer events) and it played the hits: Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Tory Burch. All of this brought a calm to a week that can […]

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Photos of the Winter Snowstorm Moving Through the Northeast

A nor’easter disrupted daily life across the Northeast on Tuesday, upending school and work commutes, as rain turned to a slushy mix and then to snow in many regions. Some parts of New England were braced for more snow than they were likely to get as the storm rerouted itself. New York City was expecting […]

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Oscar Nominees Luncheon 2024: Best Looks and the ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Dog

At the annual Oscar nominees luncheon, there is always a top dog that even a ballroom full of A-listers will clamor to meet. Last year, that honor went to the “Top Gun: Maverick” producer Tom Cruise, a star so huge that the other nominees began to orbit him, biding time until they could dart in […]

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China Keeps Building Stadiums in Africa. But at What Cost?

The Alassane Ouattara stadium rises like a piece of sculpture from the dusty brown earth north of Ivory Coast’s largest city, its undulating roof and white columns towering over the empty landscape like a spaceship that has dropped onto a uninhabited planet. On Sunday, the three-and-a-half-year-old stadium will host its signature moment, when the national […]

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Playing Soccer in $1.50 Sandals That Even Gucci Wants to Copy

The wealthy pros of Ivory Coast’s national soccer team were resting in their luxury hotel last week, preparing for a match in Africa’s biggest tournament, when Yaya Camara sprinted onto a dusty lot and began fizzing one pass after another to his friends. Over and over, he corralled the game’s underinflated ball and then sent […]

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Ecuador Embraces President Noboa’s War on Gang Violence Amid Terror

Since Ecuador’s president declared war on gangs last month, soldiers with assault rifles have flooded the streets of Guayaquil, a sprawling Pacific Coast city that has been an epicenter of the nation’s yearslong descent into violence. They pull men from buses and cars looking for drugs, weapons and gang tattoos, and patrol roads enforcing a […]

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Discontent and Defiance on the Road to Pakistan’s Election

The highway is the most politically charged slice of a politically turbulent country. It winds 180 miles from Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, through the fertile plains of Punjab Province to Lahore, the nation’s cultural and political heart. For centuries, it was known only as a sliver of the Grand Trunk Road, Asia’s longest and oldest thoroughfare, […]

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Photo: Biden Sees Dignified Transfer of 3 Troops Killed in Jordan

A stillness lingered under a cloudy sky as a team of Army soldiers slowly emerged from the large gray C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft. They walked in step at a smooth and steady pace. Their eyes remained forward. The flag-draped transfer cases were held level with the weight distributed evenly among the six service members conducting […]

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Bullfighting Returns to Mexico City. A Fight Over Its Future Goes On.

At 4:30 p.m., the near-capacity crowd of 42,000 people at La Plaza México started restlessly whistling. They had waited since May 15, 2022 — a period of 624 days of legal challenges — for bulls to return to the world’s largest bullfighting arena, only to face another delay because of the hundreds of protesters outside. […]

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Remote African Hub Reopens for Migrants Headed Toward Europe

The bus station in Agadez, a remote city of low mud-brick buildings in the West African nation of Niger, is buzzing again. Every week, thousands of migrants from West and Central Africa leave from the station in this gateway city to the Sahara aboard a caravan of pickup trucks, traveling for days toward North Africa, […]

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Where Textile Mills Thrived, Remnants Battle for Survival

In his 40-year career, William Lucas has seen nearly every step in the erosion of the American garment industry. As general manager of Eagle Sportswear, a company in Middlesex, N.C., that cuts, sews and assembles apparel, he hopes to keep what’s left of that industry intact. Mr. Lucas, 59, has invested hundreds of thousands of […]

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Radio Station Captures Fears of Ukrainian City Under Siege

It was the middle of the night in early January when a Russian missile streaked in and exploded in the center of Kharkiv, blasting down walls and shattering windows. The next day, people went shopping and to work, ate out in restaurants and clogged the streets with traffic jams, almost as if nothing had happened. […]

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Will You Vote for Trump Again?

It’s the question weighing on Republicans across the country. But Iowans get to decide first. We listened as they grappled with their choices. Jan. 11, 2024 There is no way around it: The Iowa caucuses on Monday, the kickoff of the 2024 presidential election, are not really about competing visions for the future of the […]

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See Golden Globes Winners Celebrate Their Big Moment

Lily Gladstone, Paul Giamatti, Billie Eilish and stars from “Succession,” “Beef” and “The Bear” are captured in their moments of glory. Photographs by Erik Carter for The New York Times The Los Angeles-based photographer Erik Carter was backstage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, where he photographed Golden Globes winners for The Times. Best […]

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After Niger Coup, U.S. Scrambles to Keep a Vital Air Base

On a barren swath of land in the Sahara, U.S. Air Base 201 stands far from public sight, on the outskirts of a remote city in one of the world’s poorest countries, its role more elusive than ever since its completion nearly six years ago. Most of the drones that once monitored jihadist activities in […]

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Conflict in Israel and Gaza, in Photos

More than two months after a Hamas-led attack in Israel killed 1,200 people, according to officials, the Israeli military is hunting for members of Hamas, the group that runs Gaza, including its most wanted man in the territory: Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader it considers the mastermind of the Oct. 7 attacks. The military has […]

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Philippine Poverty and Farm-Based Economy Have Roots in Colonial Era

Rodino Sawan stepped into the wire harness and dug his toes into the muddy track that threads the sweltering plantation. He pushed forward, straining against the cargo trailing behind him: 25 bunches of freshly harvested bananas strung from hooks attached to an assembly line. Six days a week, Mr. Sawan, 55, a father of five, […]

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The ‘2024 Problem’: Japan Grapples With a Shortage of Truck Drivers

It was dark when Daiki Funamizu pulled his truck into the market in Osaka, ending a 15-hour haul down Japan’s main island. He rubbed his sore back and wiped the sweat off his forehead. Then he began several more hours of work to unload 500 boxes of red apples. Mr. Funamizu, 35, said he used […]

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Congo Election: Inside the Presidential Race in a Pivotal African Nation

Running the Democratic Republic of Congo is a tough and dangerous job. For decades, this African country the size of Western Europe has lurched between dictatorships, wars and vast humanitarian crises. Despite extraordinary natural resources, it remains desperately poor. Two leaders have been killed. Even so, about 20 candidates are in the race to become […]

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