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Israel-Hamas War: As Truce Appears to Hold, Israeli Leaders Face a Tough Choice

Sierra Leone Announces Arrest of 14 in ‘Attempted Coup’

Residents remained on edge in Freetown, Sierra Leone, following a failed coup attempt on Sunday.

Finland to Close the Last Border Crossing With Russia for Two Weeks

Border guards and a customs official checking a truck at the Raja-Jooseppi international border crossing station in northern Finland on Tuesday.

Wife of Ukraine’s Spy Chief Was Poisoned, Officials Say

Marianna Budanova, left, and her husband, Kyrylo Budanov, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief, at a memorial service in January.

France to Ban Smoking in Forests, on Beaches and Near Schools

An ashtray with cigarette butts at a beach in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in southwestern France.

Saudi Arabia Wins Bid to Host World Expo 2030

Promoting the Riyadh Expo 2030 in Paris in Tuesday.

In Canada, a Judge Sentences an Incel Killer as a Terrorist

The massage parlor in Toronto where a 17-year-old carried out a deadly knife attack in 2020, killing one woman and seriously injuring another.

Palestinians Fleeing to Southern Gaza Face Horrors

Palestinians evacuating the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, a fraught decision.

NATO Leaders Try to Pin Down U.S. on Ukraine Aid as Republicans Waver

Ukrainian soldiers near Karlivka, a village in the country’s east, last month. Russia has been seeking to capture the nearby town of Avdiivka.

Americans Love Avocados. It’s Killing Mexico’s Forests.

Avocados are process inside the Aztecavo packing house in Uruapan. Demand for avocados has skyrocketed since Mexico began importing them to the United States.

Vietnam Is Jailing Environmentalists Who Helped It Secure Billions

Solar panels at the Sao Mai power plant in An Giang Province, Vietnam, last year. The country has been awarded $15.5 billion in grants and loans in exchange for a commitment to renewable energy.

Can U.S.-China Student Exchanges Survive Geopolitics?

At a college fair in Beijing organized by the American Embassy.

Russian Court Extends Detention of Evan Gershkovich

Evan Gershkovich, an American journalist, before a court hearing in Moscow, in October.

In New Zealand, Maori Wardens Take a Different Approach to Crime

Maori Wardens, a group of Indigenous volunteers, patrolling the streets to check on store owners and residents in Auckland, New Zealand.

Documents Show Plan for Leader of COP28 Climate Talks to Promote Fossil Fuels

Sultan Al Jaber heads Adnoc as well as a smaller state-owned renewables company, Masdar.

Germany to Override Debt Limit to Resolve Budget Crisis

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor, addressing lawmakers Tuesday. The budget crisis has threatened his three-party coalition.

C.I.A. Director Arrives in Qatar for Talks on Hostage Releases

William J. Burns, the C.I.A. director, arrived in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, his second visit to the country this month in pursuit of securing the release of more hostages from Gaza.

In India, Rescue Arrives for Workers Trapped in Tunnel

Ambulances transporting workers who were rescued from the collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi, India, on Tuesday.

U.S. Has Warned Israel to Fight More Surgically in Gaza, Officials Say

The United States is helping to provide a surge of humanitarian aid to Gaza during the temporary truce.

New Zealand’s New Government Says It Will Scrap Smoking Ban

New Zealand’s new prime minister, Christopher Luxon, leads a government that is the country’s most right-wing in a generation.

Tuesday Briefing

Palestinians walking on Monday amid buildings hit by Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

Could Longevity Drugs for Dogs Extend Your Pet’s Life?

Egypt Wiped Out Hepatitis C. Now It Is Trying to Help the Rest of Africa.

Dr. Nartey, a physician at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, joined the Coalition of Global Hepatitis Elimination to make a plan for Ghana’s new response.

Hamas and Israel Extend Cease-Fire for 2 Days, Qatar Says

Palestinians walking on Monday amid buildings hit by Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Faces Indefinite Detention in Israel

Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of Palestinian resistance as a teenager, was arrested by Israeli forces in a predawn raid earlier this month.

What We Know About Israeli Hostages Hamas Released on Monday

Tuesday Briefing: A Deal to Extend the Gaza Truce

Women and Leadership: 7 Women Discuss Their Journeys

Dr. Tiffani Jenae Johnson, a pediatric emergency physician and professor at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in California, has been a leader in raising awareness within the medical community about inequities in care and outcomes for children.

Eurostar to Suspend Amsterdam to London Service for 6 Months

A Eurostar train at Amsterdam Centraal Station in 2018.

Former Coal Towns Get Money for Clean-Energy Factories

Demolition at Weirton Steel in West Virginia in 2018. A Boston company plans to build a plant there to produce metals for the clean energy industry.

A Three-Year Cruise Is Canceled for Lack of a Ship

A cruise line in March announced a three-year round-the-world cruise and began signing up travelers but it had to cancel because it did not have a ship.

Warnings Emerge Over Emirati A.I. Firm G42’s Ties to China

After 9 Years in Limbo, Treasures From Crimea Return to Ukraine

A visitor looking at artifacts on display at the “Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea” exhibition at the Allard Pierson Museum in 2014.

Trial Starts in France for Teenagers Accused of Helping Teacher’s Killer

A memorial portrait of Samuel Paty in 2020 at a bus stop in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, the Paris suburb where he taught.

Biden Hopes to Alter the Trajectory of the War as Hostages Are Released

President Biden spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Sunday in efforts to extend the temporary cease-fire.

Elon Musk Meets With Netanyahu in Israel Amid Backlash Against Social Media Post

In this handout image provided by the Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, center, takes Elon Musk, left, on a tour of Kibbutz Kfar Aza, on Monday.

Storm Batters Southern Ukraine, Spreading Misery for Civilians and Soldiers

A snowstorm blanketed Odesa, Ukraine, on Sunday night.

Russian Women Protest Long Deployments for Soldiers in Ukraine

Russian conscripts in the Moscow region last year. New protests against long deployments are a rare example of public displeasure with the war.

Trapped in a Tunnel for 15 Days, With No End in Sight

The rescue effort on Sunday outside the collapsed tunnel in India.

Monday Briefing

A helicopter carrying hostages released by Hamas arriving in Israel on Sunday.

Female Rangers ‘Don’t Go All Alpha Like the Men’ to Protect a Forest

Women rangers hugged a tree while collecting data during a forest patrol near the village of Damaran Baru, in Aceh Province, Indonesia.

U.S. Navy Rescues Central Park From Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden

The Central Park, a chemical tanker, in an undated photo released by Zodiac Maritime, a London-based company that manages the vessel.

Biden to Skip U.N. Climate Summit, White House Official Says

Senior White House aides have said the president has been consumed by trying to secure a pause in the war between Israel and Hamas and release of hostages held by Hamas.

As Hamas Releases More Hostages, Longer Cease-Fire Appears Possible

People waving to Aviva Adrienne Siegel, a released hostage, aboard a bus in Ofakim, Israel, on Sunday.

Pro-Cease-fire Activists Shut Down Manhattan Bridge for Hours

Demonstrators blocked the Manhattan entrance of the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday as part of an action organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, which favors a lasting cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war.

Vermont Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting of 3 Palestinian Students

Palestinian Father Welcomes His Imprisoned Son Back Home in the West Bank

Released Palestinian prisoners react from inside a vehicle after leaving Ofer military prison on Sunday.

Monday Briefing: A 3rd Hamas-Israel Exchange

Avigail Idan, 4, was released from Gaza yesterday.

After 4-Year-Old American Girl Is Freed by Hamas, Her Family Breathes Sigh of Relief

Here’s What We Know About the Israeli Hostages Released on Sunday

Prime Minister Netanyahu Visits Israeli Troops in Gaza

A photo released by the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

American Girl Among Hostages Released on Sunday, Biden Says

President Joe Biden speaking in Nantucket, Mass., on Sunday.

An Oratorio About Shanghai’s Jews Opens in China at a Difficult Time

Long Yu leads the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a rehearsal of “Émigré,” an oratorio about Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, featuring the soprano Zhang Meigui, left, and the mezzo-soprano Zhu Huiling, right.

Freed Israeli Hostages Tell Relatives of Their Time in Captivity

Hostages released by Hamas were brought to Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv on Sunday.

American Hostage Might Be Released on Sunday, Jake Sullivan Says

A Pro-Israeli demonstration near Central Park in New York this month.

Ukrainian Attack Cuts Power to Some Russian-Occupied Areas

Walking past a day care that was damaged in a Russian drone attack on Saturday in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Hamas Commander for Northern Gaza Brigade Is Dead, Group Says

Fighters of the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, during a parade in July.

Sierra Leone Declares National Curfew Amid Security Concerns

Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, in June.

What Life in Gaza Is Like Right Now

Surviving has become a full-time, perilous undertaking in Gaza, with the near-total absence of crucial goods like fuel.

Battle for Influence Rages in Heart of Wagner’s Operations in Africa

Need Therapy? In West Africa, Hairdressers Can Help.

Tele da Silveira attends to Joseline de Lima’s hair in Lomé, Togo, this month.

The pause in fighting enters a third day.

Palestinians leaving Gaza City on Saturday, on the second day of a truce between Israel and Hamas.

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