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Delving into International Top Stories, Headlines, and Features

Middle East Crisis: Strike on Area Where Displaced Gazans Were Camped Kills Up to 25

Israeli Official Describes Secret Government Bid to Cement Control of West Bank

An Israeli soldier at a guard post in the West Bank, in December.

As Ukraine Expands Military Draft, Some Men Go Into Hiding

Military officials stopping men in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, this month to check whether they have updated their information with the draft office.

How Britain’s Labour Party Became Electable Again

Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, campaigning in Southampton, England, on Monday. He has nursed his party’s double-digit polling lead for more than 18 months.

What the Mood Is Like in Iran Ahead of Presidential Elections

The Iranian presidential candidates in Valiasr Square in Tehran this month.

Putin Threatens to Arm North Korea, Escalating Tension With West Over Ukraine

Portraits of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on Wednesday in Pyongyang, in a photograph released by Russian state media.

Attack of Jewish Girl Spurs Tensions Over Antisemitism in France

Demonstrators in Lyon, France, on Wednesday protesting antisemitism and an alleged attack on a 12-year-old girl outside Paris.

Na Kyung Taek’s Photos Exposed a Bloody Crackdown. His Identity Was a Secret.

Na Kyung Taek with his photographs at an exhibition about the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement, in Gwangju, South Korea, this month.

In Japan, These Women Want to Opt Out of Motherhood More Easily

Kazane Kajiya, left, and Hisui Tatsuta, right, are suing the Japanese government over a law that makes sterilization all but impossible for single, childless women.

When the Only Escape From War in Gaza Is to Buy a Way Out

Palestinians with foreign passports at the Rafah border crossing in February. The Israeli military launched an offensive against Hamas in Rafah and took over the crossing there, leading to its closure in May. It has yet to reopen.

Russia and North Korea’s Defense Pact Is a Told-You-So Moment in Asia

A photograph released by North Korean state media showing North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, left, in Pyongyang, North Korea, during a visit this week.

Russia and North Korea’s Defense Pact Is a New Headache for China

A photograph provided by North Korean state media showed the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia after signing a treaty in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

Is Hamas Bound by International Law? What to Know.

A rally in Jerusalem in April calling for the release of hostages held by Hamas. Hostage-taking is a war crime.

Will Copa América Be Messi’s Last Time Representing Argentina in Soccer?

Putin Came to Asia to Disrupt, and He Succeeded

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Why Turkey Is Euro 2024’s Second Home Team

The flags in Dortmund were Turkish. The fans? The beer? The chatter? Mainly German.

Pope’s Anti-Gay Slur Lays Bare Church’s Contradictions

Pope Francis speaking on Wednesday during the weekly general audience at the Vatican.

Iran’s 2024 Presidential Election: What to Know

Watching a presidential debate on a screen this month in Tehran.

Gilead Shot Provides Total Protection From HIV in Trial of Young African Women

A self-test for H.I.V. in Harare, Zimbabwe. The every-six-months injection was found to provide better protection than the current oral drug for what’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis, also taken as a daily pill.

UN Chief Warns Israel and Hezbollah of the Risk of a Wider War

Secretary General António Guterres, the chief of the United Nations, said on Friday that “the people of the region and the people of the world cannot afford Lebanon to become another Gaza.”

Putin Shows He Can Antagonize the U.S. Far Afield From Ukraine

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, in a photo released by Russian state media.

Hundreds of Hajj Pilgrims Reported Dead Amid Extreme Heat

Muslim pilgrims performing the farewell circumambulation or “tawaf,” on Tuesday, circling seven times around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

U.S. Unveils Rules to Curb Investments in Chinese Technology

Chinese officials have expressed concern to their U.S. counterparts, including Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen, about the new investment curbs.

Ángeles Flórez Peón, Spanish Civil War’s Last Militiawoman, Dies at 105

Oil Projects Must Consider Full Climate Impact, Top U.K. Court Rules

The Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, one of Britain’s few remaining coal-fired stations, in Nottingham, England, in January.

Israel says it struck a missile launch site in a Gaza ‘humanitarian zone.’

Euro 2024: Success of Albania and Others Yields Euros for All of Europe

Albania’s prime minister, Edi Rama, center, at his country opening’s game at the Euros.

1924: Trial Trip Date Set for Zeppelin

A Chemical-Sniffing Van Shows How Heat Amps Up Pollution

Mobile labs that measure airborne pollutants drove around New York City and New Jersey during the recent heat wave.

Amid Gaza War, Netanyahu Feuds With Military, His Coalition and Washington

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem this month.

Swiss Court Convicts Hinduja Family of Exploiting Domestic Workers

Prakash Hinduja, pictured in 2016, and other members of his family were acquitted of human trafficking.

Well Beyond the U.S., Heat and Climate Extremes Are Hitting Billions

Rescuers carried a heat-stricken patient during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

How to Transport a Giant Valuable Artwork in Australia

The sculpture “Ouroboros,” by the artist Lindy Lee, is craned into position in front of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

Friday Briefing

Vladimir Putin as he visited Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Amazon Says It Will Stop Using Plastic Pillows in Shipments

Plastic film is one of the most common forms of marine plastic litter, scientists say.

Friday Briefing: Vladimir Putin Visits Vietnam

Vladimir Putin as he visited Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Monkeys in Puerto Rico Got Nicer After Hurricane Maria

Rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago, P.R., in October 2017, just weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through.

Butterflies Are in Decline. New Research Points to Insecticides.

Monarch butterflies in St. Joseph, Mich. U.S. wildlife officials are weighing whether to place monarchs on the endangered species list.

Climate Protesters Arrested After Spraying Stonehenge With Orange Paint

An image taken from a video shows orange powder paint on several stone monoliths at Stonehenge on Wednesday.

U.S. Will Redirect Deliveries of Patriot Missiles to Ukraine

German and Ukrainian troops with Patriot missile batteries in Mecklenburg, Germany, last week. The weapon is the most advanced Western air defense system provided to Ukraine so far.

Qaeda Commander at Guantánamo Bay Is Sentenced for War Crimes

Dutch Leader Mark Rutte Is Poised to Become NATO Chief

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands speaking to the news media during a summit focused on Ukraine in Lucerne, Switzerland, last week.

3 Takeaways From Putin’s Trip to Vietnam

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia with President To Lam of Vietnam at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Netanyahu’s Growing Rift With Israel’s Military Raises Questions About Gaza War’s Future

Protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel near his private house in Caesarea, Israel, on Thursday.

Who Is Ibrahim al-Organi, Accused of Charging Palestinians to Escape Gaza?

Ibrahim al-Organi, chairman of Organi Group, in Cairo this month.

How Architecture Became One of Ukraine’s Essential Defenses

Seafaring Nomads Settle Down Without Quite Embracing Life on Land

Thursday Briefing

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, North Korea, yesterday, in a photograph released by Russian state media.

Putin’s Presidential Planes: What We Know

President Vladimir Putin and the plane he used to travel to North Korea, in a photograph released by Russian state media, on Wednesday.

Ecuador Hit by Nationwide Blackout

Thursday Briefing: Russia and North Korea’s Defense Pledge

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, and President Vladimir Putin yesterday in an image released by the North’s state media.

U.K. Conservatives Hit by New Gambling Allegations Two Weeks Before Election

Specialist officers with the Metropolitan Police, shown guarding a government inquiry location in London, often work in proximity to the prime minister and to the royal family and are required to maintain discretion.

Why Is Putin in Vietnam?

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia with his Vietnamese counterpart, To Lam, at the presidential palace in Hanoi on Thursday.

Hezbollah Chief Threatens Cyprus and Warns Israel It Will Fight Without ‘Limits’

Hezbollah supporters watching a speech given by the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, in Dahiyeh, Lebanon, on Wednesday.

Beluga Whales Are Rescued From Ukrainian War Zone to New Home in Spain

Plombir and Miranda, a pair of Belugas who had survived more than two years of war in Kharkiv, arrive Wednesday at their new sanctuary in Valencia, Spain.

Group of Austrians Picks 77 Charities to Receive Heiress’s Fortune

The heiress Marlene Engelhorn in Amsterdam in 2022, when she announced her intention to give away much of her wealth.

Dozens Die as Intense Heat Grips Mecca During Hajj Pilgrimage

A man affected by the scorching heat collapsed during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Russia Sentences U.S. Soldier to 4 Years in Prison

Staff Sgt. Gordon Black during sentencing on Wednesday at a court in Vladivostok, Russia.

Anarchy Hinders Gaza Aid Efforts, Despite Daily Combat Pause

Workers loading a truck with humanitarian aid at the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza on Monday.

Why Darfur Again Faces the Risk of Ethnic Slaughter

A displacement camp near the city of El Fasher in Darfur.

South Africa Runs Out of Insulin Pens as Global Supply Shifts to Weight-Loss Drugs

A high-speed production line of insulin at a Novo Nordisk factory. The company said it would continue to supply insulin in vials to South Africa, where more than four million people live with diabetes.

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