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Some Syrian Refugees Are Going Back to War Alongside Turkey

Some Syrian Refugees Are Going Back to War Alongside Turkey

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, wearing red ribbons, gathering alongside Turkish soldiers north of Azaz, on the Syrian-Turkish border. Many belong to a force once trained by the C.I.A. and Western allies to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey’s Independent Newspaper Voice Perseveres With a Smile

Turkey’s Independent Newspaper Voice Perseveres With a Smile

From left, Cumhuriyet’s editor in chief, Murat Sabuncu; foundation chairman and columnist Orhan Erinc; and chief executive Akin Atalay at the newspaper’s office in Istanbul last week.

Soccer Team Is Found Alive in Thailand Cave Rescue

Soccer Team Is Found Alive in Thailand Cave Rescue

The 12 boys and their coach had been trapped in a flooded cave for more than a week.

Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

Anne Bigham with some of the koalas she cares for at her home.

French Police Killing Unleashes Familiar Riots and Recrimination

French Police Killing Unleashes Familiar Riots and Recrimination

Firefighters working to put out a fire in the Malakoff neighborhood of Nantes, France, on Wednesday after a police killing set off riots.

A Thin Line of Defense Against ‘Honor Killings’

A Thin Line of Defense Against ‘Honor Killings’

Rika, whose stepmother poured acid on her face when she was a girl, in her room in the Women for Afghan Women shelter in Kabul.

‘You Can’t Ban Love’: Pakistanis Defy a Valentine’s Day Prohibition

‘You Can’t Ban Love’: Pakistanis Defy a Valentine’s Day Prohibition

With Valentine’s Day celebrations banned across Pakistan for a second year in a row, heart-shape balloons were essentially contraband this week. But some vendors in Islamabad, the capital, were defiant.

The Heroes of Winter: Frozen Pond Rescues

The Heroes of Winter: Frozen Pond Rescues

The frozen Oeschinen Lake in the mountains of Switzerland on Sunday. Though visitors there enjoyed skiing and sledding, other frozen lakes and ponds became the scenes of winter rescues.

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

An undated photograph of Dr. Ian Wilmut with Dolly the sheep at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh.

Indonesia Sentences ISIS Recruiter to Death

Indonesia Sentences ISIS Recruiter to Death

Aman Abdurrahman, center, a leading recruiter and ideologue for the Islamic State in Indonesia, was taken from a court in Jakarta on Friday after being sentenced to death.

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

The Chinese space station, including a 16-story-tall parabolic antenna, in a remote area of Argentina’s Patagonia region.

Kenya’s Government Returns Some TV Stations to the Air

Kenya’s Government Returns Some TV Stations to the Air

A protest on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, against the shutdown of major television channels.

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

Taiwanese sailors saluting their flag after military drills in January. President Trump signed legislation in September with a provision that encourages mutual port calls by ships from Taiwan and the United States.

Keeping Summit Hopes Alive Suggests Kim Jong-un May Need a Deal

Keeping Summit Hopes Alive Suggests Kim Jong-un May Need a Deal

South Korean news coverage on a screen in Seoul, the capital. Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has promised his people a prosperous economy, and President Trump’s cancellation of their summit talks put that goal in jeopardy.

Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Met With Kim Jong-un in North Korea

Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Met With Kim Jong-un in North Korea

President Trump during his meeting on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

Raghavendran Ganesan, Father Saving to Return to India, Dies in Brussels Attack

Raghavendran Ganesan, Father Saving to Return to India, Dies in Brussels Attack

Raghavendran Ganesan, in a photograph taken from social media.


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