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Israel-Hamas War: Israel Turns Focus to Southern Gaza for War’s Next Phase

People inspecting damage to a house in Khan Younis, the largest city in southern Gaza, on Friday.

Israelis Are Angry at Netanyahu, but Replacing Him Is Difficult

A woman writes, “t’s in your hands” on a poster in Tel Aviv depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and pictures of hostages seized by Hamas on Oct. 7.

Tracing the Deep Roots of Ireland’s Support for Palestinians

A pro-Palestinian mural in Dublin last month. Ireland’s support for Palestinian civilians is rooted in what many see as a shared history of colonialism.

Japan to Limit Unusual Baby Names

Yuuki Matsumoto, formerly Yuni, at his residence in Yokohama, Japan.

After Watching 10 Migrants Die at Sea, He Now Pleads: ‘Stay’

Crossing the Dnipro: What a Ukrainian Military Operation Might Mean

Ukrainian soldiers on the shores of the Dnipro River at the front line near Kherson in October.

He Won Election to Canada’s Parliament. Did China Help?

Han Dong, speaking in February and elected to Canada’s Parliament in 2019 as a member of the Liberal Party, is the subject of an investigation into Chinese election interference.

COP 28 Climate Summit: Global Warming Talks Begin Amid Deep Tensions

Heads of state and government will be speaking at the COP28 summit in Dubai on Friday and Saturday.

Alleged Plot to Kill Sikh Separatist Highlights Thorn in India’s Side

Members of the Sikh community protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in Washington in 2020.

Dozens of Unclaimed Corpses Show That an Indian Conflict Continues

A memorial for the victims of ethnic clashes in Manipur in July. Minority Kukis have accused majority Meiteis of ethnic cleansing.

Biden’s Bond With Modi, India’s Leader, Is Tested by Alleged Plot

President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India during a state dinner at the White House in June. Officials said they had no information that Mr. Modi was aware of the alleged plot.

Return to Haiti of a Coup Leader Raises Concerns of More Turmoil

Guy Philippe, a leader of the 2004 coup in Haiti, is taken off a bus at Haiti’s National Police station, in Port-au-Prince, after he was deported from the United States on Thursday.

An Alleged Plot’s Burning Question: Why Would India Take the Risk?

An indictment unsealed this week described a plot to kill a Sikh activist in New York, months after a Sikh leader was killed in Canada. Both called for the creation of a Sikh state.

Kenya Curbs Kenneth Kaunda’s Famous Suit

President William Ruto and King Charles III at a naval base in Mombasa, Kenya, this month.

Why Don’t We Dance More?

Canada Fast-Tracks 10.4 Billion Dollar Military Purchase

U.S. Navy Poseidon planes at a base in Japan.

At COP28, More Than 20 Nations Pledge to Triple Nuclear Capacity

President Emmanuel Macron of France at the United Nations climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday. He said nuclear power was an “indispensable solution” in efforts to curb climate change.

Biden Administration Unleashes Powerful Regulatory Tool Aimed at Climate

Tucked in its new rules to curb methane emissions, the E.P.A. set a new social cost for carbon, a number almost four times its previous amount: $190 a ton.

Cindy McCain, Head of World Food Program, Faces Staff Revolt Over Gaza Conflict

Cindy McCain, the director of the United Nation’s World Food Program, was appointed to her role earlier this year.

A protester self-immolates outside the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta.

Emergency personnel outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta on Friday.

Henri Lopes, 86, Who Straddled Literature and Politics in Africa, Dies

With the End of the Cease-Fire, Concern Grows Over the Oldest Israeli Hostages Left Behind

Ditza Heiman, 84, on Tuesday in an ambulance at the Sheba Medical Center after arriving on an Israeli army helicopter. She was part of a group of hostages released this week.

Freed Palestinians Were Mostly Young and Not Convicted of Crimes

Israel Resumes Offensive in Gaza Strip After Truce With Hamas Ends

Palestinians mourned relatives on Friday at a funeral in Khan Younis, in Gaza’s south.

At P.S.G., a Coach’s Vision Collides With a Star’s Power

Kylian Mbappé, now P.S.G.’s unquestioned king.

Some Freed Hostages Are Now Learning of Loved Ones’ Deaths

Blinken Blames Hamas for Breaking Truce With Israel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken before departing from Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai on Friday.

Israel’s Next Aim Is Southern Gaza. U.S. Urges Restraint.

Israeli soldiers on the grounds of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City last month.

Thief in Australia Steals Truck With 10,000 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Surging U.S. Oil Production Brings Down Prices and Raises Climate Fears

U.S. oil producers are cranking out a record 13.2 million barrels a day, more than Russia and Saudi Arabia.

The truce broke down over the details of further hostage and prisoner exchanges, Israeli officials say.

Smoke rising from Gaza while Israeli soldiers stand near the border with Gaza, in Israel, on Friday.

Russia Extends Detention of U.S. Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva

Alsu Kurmasheva, center, an editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, at a court hearing in Kazan, Russia, on Friday. Her detention was extended to Feb. 5.

Israel had a blueprint for the Oct. 7 attacks a year ago. Officials dismissed it.

Hamas-led gunmen seized an Israeli military vehicle after infiltrating areas of southern Israel during the Oct. 7 attacks. A blueprint for similar attacks was circulating among Israeli leaders long before Hamas struck.

A Russian Village Buries a Soldier, and Tries to Make Sense of the War

The funeral for Garipul S. Kadyrov, a Russian soldier who was killed while fighting in Ukraine, in the village of Ovsyanka, Russia, this month.

A Back Door to Taylor Swift’s Australia Tickets? Not if You’re in Australia.

Fans during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Buenos Aires in November.

Friday Briefing

A woman running to a shelter in her home in Ashkelon, Israel, on Oct. 7.

Talks were continuing in hopes of reviving the truce.

Reacting after an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday.

Exactly How Much Life is on Earth?

Researchers calculated that Earth has more living cells — a million trillion trillion, or a 1 followed by 30 zeros — than grains of sand.

Blinken Urges Israel to Reduce Civilian Deaths as More Hostages Are Freed

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan Over a Year Ago

Hamas-led gunmen seized an Israeli military vehicle after infiltrating areas of southern Israel during the Oct. 7 attacks. A blueprint for similar attacks was circulating among Israeli leaders long before Hamas struck.

When Henry Kissinger Became an Opera Character

Richard Paul Fink, center in dark suit, as Henry Kissinger in “Nixon in China” at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011.

Alistair Darling, Guiding Hand in Britain’s Financial Crisis, Dies at 70

Alistair Darling in 2010. “Alistair was the person you would want in the room because he was calm and he was considered and he had great integrity,” said Gordon Brown, the Labour prime minister at the time.

What We Know About the Israeli Hostages Hamas Released on Thursday

Mia Schem.

A Timeline of Plots Against Sikh Activists, According to Canada and the U.S.

Mourners carrying the coffin of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh activist who was murdered in June in British Columbia.

Sikh Assassination Plot in NY Bolsters Canada’s Accusations Against India

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada discussed allegations against the Indian government in September.

Friday Briefing: A New Climate Fund Approved

A home in Iranawila, Sri Lanka, that collapsed in June from coastal erosion.

Why Some Korean Basketball Players Love the Bank Shot

Jeon Seong-hyen, a guard with the Goyang Sono Skygunners, making a free throw during the opening game of the season in Goyang, South Korea, in October in this composite image.

Emirati Fund to Invest Billions in U.S. Firms for Climate Projects

Sultan al Jaber, right, president of the U.N. climate conference, with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. president.

How a Book Publishing ‘Mistake’ Reignited the U.K.’s Royal Racism Furor

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, in New York last month. She made the initial allegation in a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Henry Kissinger’s Life and Work in Photos

Henry Kissinger in Paris in 2006.

Climate Change Drives New Cases of Malaria, Complicating Efforts to Fight the Disease

A doctor tended to a malaria patient affected by flooding in a hospital in Sehwan, Pakistan, last year.

Kissinger’s Legacy Still Ripples Through Vietnam and Cambodia

The aftermath of a bombing in Snuol, Cambodia, during the Vietnam War, in May 1970.

Paul Whelan Attacked in Russian Prison, His Family Says

The penal colony IK-17, where Paul Whelan, an American, has been serving out his sentence on espionage charges, in Mordovia, Russia.

Hostages Freed From Gaza Recount Violence, Hunger and Fear

COP28 Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong

Preparations underway for the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in Dubai on Wednesday.

Where the World Is (and Isn’t) Making Progress on Climate Change

Jerusalem Shooting Kills at Least 3 People, Israeli Officials Say

Israeli officials working at the scene of a shooting on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Thursday.

Thursday Briefing

President Biden touring a wind turbine factory in Colorado, on Wednesday.

Russia Asks Court to Label Gay Rights Movement as ‘Extremist’

Russian police officers blocking L.G.B.T.Q. protesters in St. Petersburg in 2019.

Henry Kissinger, Who Shaped U.S. Cold War History, Dies at 100

Henry A. Kissinger in 1979. He sought to strike and maintain balances of power in a dangerously precarious world.

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