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Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’

Protesters running as security forces arrive during a crackdown, in Ahlone township, in April.

U.K. Conservatives Win Hartlepool Parliament Seat

A pub was converted into a polling station in Hartlepool, in northeast England, for the vote on Thursday.

Patent Waiver for Covid Vaccines Will Be Considered, E.U. Says

A vaccination center in the Castello di Rivoli museum in Rivoli, Italy. 

U.K. and France Send Navy to Island of Jersey in Fishing Dispute

French fishing boats at the entrance to the harbor in St. Helier, Jersey, on Thursday.

25 Dead After Shootout in Brazil During a Police Raid

Police officers during an operation against drug traffickers on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.

Hong Kong Pushes ‘Fake News’ Label as Media Face ‘Worst of Times’

The newsroom of Apple Daily in Hong Kong in 2020. The chief of police has accused the paper of “inciting hatred.”

Afghans Fleeing Home Are Filling the Lowliest Jobs in Istanbul

An Afghan refugee collecting plastic and cardboard for recycling in Istanbul.

Somalia Defuses Tensions at Home, Restores Kenya Ties

Mogadishu in January 2020.

This Moth Is Huge in Australia

The giant wood moth was discovered by a construction worker at the Mount Cotton State School.

U.K. Advises Offering Alternatives to AstraZeneca Vaccine for Under-40s

Administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in Nottingham, England, last month.

Taiwan Court Upholds Laws Restricting Hunting

Bayan Tanapima, a Bunun hunter, taking aim with his homemade hunting rifle in the woods of eastern Taiwan in March.

Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Is Back in the Picture

Vanessa Nakate describes herself as “a fighter for the people and the planet.”

Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval for Its Covid-19 Vaccine

Ton Tran, 106, receiving his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday.

Biden vs. Putin

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center of front three, in Kyiv yesterday.

‘Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts’: The Age of Misinformation

An installation of protest art outside the Capitol in Washington.

‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

Japan Extends Emergency Measures Before Tokyo Olympics

Protective masks are worn in March in Tokyo, the host of this summer’s Olympic Games.

Here We Go Again: Another Covid Case Brings More Uncertainty

Crossing an empty Brisbane street during lockdown in March.

Russian Spy Team Left Traces That Bolstered C.I.A.’s Bounty Judgment

The C.I.A. assessed last year that a Russian military intelligence agency had covertly offered bounties to Afghan militants to attack and kill American and coalition troops.

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Tourists from Atlanta posing for portraits in Times Square.

‘Sesame Street’ Launches Vaccine Ad Campaign

Milva, Redheaded Italian Diva of Many Artistic Hues, Dies at 81

The singer Milva in 1986. Known for her warm voice and her flaming red hair, she was for many years one of Italy’s most popular performers.

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Afghan War Casualty Report: May 2021

Broken glass and shattered windows in a mosque in Logar Province after a truck bomb was detonated there on April 30.

Baltimore Vaccine Plant’s Troubles Ripple Across Africa, Europe and Canada

Registration for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in March. South Africa has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates of any country.

Many American parents are hesitant to vaccinate their children for Covid-19, a new poll shows.

Community Health Center, Inc. hosted a “student skip day” to administer the Pfizer vaccine to high school students in East Hartford, Conn., on April 26.

Germany to Open AstraZeneca Vaccine to Everyone 18 and Older

A man is vaccinated with AstraZeneca in Pforzheim, southern Germany, on Wednesday.

Russia Says One Dose of Sputnik Vaccine May be Enough

A Russian medical worker preparing a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Simferopol, Crimea, in April.

From Fish to Warships: How a Small Britain-France Dispute Flared

French fishermen, angry over the loss of access to waters off their coast, gathered their boats in protest off the English Channel island of Jersey. By the end of the day they sailed off.

Second Time Lucky? Eurovision Hopefuls Try Again.

As Iraq struggles with vaccinations, an influential Shiite cleric offers a helping arm.

A follower of the popular Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr holding a picture of him while receiving a dose of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in Baghdad on Wednesday.

Olympics participants will be offered a vaccine before the Games.

The International Olympic Committee is moving to help athletes and officials get vaccinated before traveling to the Summer Games in Tokyo.

Logging into class with his mother’s cellphone, a bright 11-year-old struggles to keep up.

Jordyn Coleman, 11, attending math class from his apartment in Clarksdale, Miss., during a virtual learning day.

‘Are You Like This Doggy?’ U.S. Embassy Asked Chinese Students. It Backfired.

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing. The post could be read as a ham-handed attempt to be cute. But at a moment of heightened nationalism on the Chinese internet, it set off a wave of criticism.

Hoping to travel internationally this summer? Expect confusion.

Travelers at Chicago O’Hare airport last week. With more people vaccinated against Covid, travel is increasing.

India’s Covid Vaccinations Fall as Its Outbreak Reaches New Highs

A vaccination center at a school in New Delhi on Wednesday. 

Facebook Ducks the Big Issue

Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

Covid and Travel: Why an Estimated 100,000 Americans Abroad Face Passport Problems

Yona Shemesh, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen who lives in Israel, ended up paying $450 to a broker for a booked appointment to renew his American passport. He tried for eight months to do so himself at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Article on Fourth Grader in '60 Inspires Journalism Class

New studies suggest that vaccines can protect against some variants and severe Covid cases.

Getting a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Aberdeen, Md., on Wednesday. 

Japanese Town Spends Covid Money on a Giant Squid Statue

A giant squid statue, made at a cost of nearly $230,000, in the town of Noto, Japan.

Scenes of Scotland, as It Weighs Independence From the U.K.

The Carter Bar border point between England and Scotland. 

Your Thursday Briefing

A manufacturing line for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, in France.

State Department Approves Departure of Nonemergency Government Officials From India

Italian residents returned to Bergamo, Italy, on Monday from the northern Indian city of Amritsar after taking a charter flight. The United States government is urging its citizens to leave the country. 

Colombia Police Respond to Protests With Bullets, and Death Toll Mounts

A police officer firing tear gas Wednesday in Bogotá during protests that have left at least 24 people dead and 87 missing.

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine being administered in Tel Aviv in February. Two new studies followed real-world use of the vaccine in Qatar and Israel.

Macron Condemns Napoleon’s Restoration of Slavery, 200 Years Later

President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife, Brigitte, at the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte on Wednesday in Paris.

2 Americans Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Italian Police Officer

Gabriel Natale Hjorth, left, and Finnegan Elder on trial in Rome on Wednesday.

Your Thursday Briefing

An empty vaccination center inside a hospital in Mumbai, India.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Visiting Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at a meeting in London on Wednesday.

Nick Clegg Steers Facebook's Trump Decision

Isabel Díaz Ayuso Wins Madrid's Regional Election

Isabel Díaz Ayuso waving to celebrating supporters from the party’s headquarters in Madrid on Tuesday evening. 

How a Pandemic Contributed to a Decline in Maternal Healthcare

A woman with her twins in a health clinic in South Sudan, where a famine has affected tens of thousands of people.

N.Y.’s governor outlines new seating rules for vaccinated baseball fans, and says Broadway will start to reopen Sept. 14.

New York Yankees fans at a game in April.

In Video, French Reporter Says He Was Kidnapped in Mali

The French journalist Olivier Dubois reporting in Nioro, Mali, in September.

His Ship Vanished in the Arctic 176 Years Ago. DNA Has Offered a Clue.