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‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over

‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over

‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over ‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over KABUL, Afghanistan — In Kabul’s uncertain present, fear and dread intertwine in a vise. Fear has become a way of life. “When you’re in the car you feel fear, when you are walking you feel fear, and when …

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True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse Since then, numerous Irish pedophiles have faced successful prosecution on even older charges, based mainly on victim testimony. In the late 1990s, the Irish police investigated other child sex assault allegations against Mr. Gibney, but public prosecutors declined to press …

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Dutch Police Clash With Protesters Denouncing Lockdown Measures

Dutch Police Clash With Protesters Denouncing Lockdown Measures

Dutch Police Clash With Protesters Denouncing Lockdown Measures Dutch Police Clash With Protesters Denouncing Lockdown Measures Thousands of people, some throwing fireworks and stones, joined an unauthorized protest against the Dutch government’s coronavirus restrictions in Amsterdam on Sunday, and riot police officers used water cannons, batons, attack dogs and horses to disperse the crowd. Around a hundred were arrested, according …

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How China’s Economy Bounced Back From Covid-19

How China's Economy Bounced Back From Covid-19

How China’s Economy Bounced Back From Covid-19 How China’s Economy Bounced Back From Covid-19 CHANGMINGZHEN, China — The smell, salty and pungent, wafts through the freshly paved streets near the gleaming new factory. The factory is owned by a company called Laoganma, which makes a piquant chili-and-soybean sauce famous across China for its power to set mouths watering. In a …

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Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks

Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks

Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks OSLO — A Norwegian court on Friday sentenced the partner of a former minister to 20 months in prison after she was found guilty of endangering the country’s democracy by making up threats and vandalizing her own house and car in an …

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Navalny Flies to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest

Navalny Flies to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest

Navalny Flies to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest Navalny Flies to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest “The Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Moscow is obliged to take all actions to detain the violator A.A. Navalny pending a court decision to replace the suspended sentence with a real one,” the statement said. But analysts said that despite the bureaucratic drumbeat, …

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Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too

Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too

Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too PHOTHARAM, Thailand — The bat caves reeked of bat. In the murk of the grottoes, in a cave complex west of Bangkok, Thais in headlamps and with flashlights went about their business. Pilgrims to the temple that owns …

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How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief By the late 1990s, most of the Nazi art experts who helped loot European Jews were either dead or living quiet lives under the radar. Not so Bruno Lohse, who served as the art agent to …

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Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden

Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden

Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden Thousands of migrants from Honduras have entered Guatemala and plan to continue north to the United States, potentially posing an early test of the immigration policies of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has pledged to ease the …

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Philippines Helicopter Crash Leaves 7 Soldiers Dead

Philippines Helicopter Crash Leaves 7 Soldiers Dead

Philippines Helicopter Crash Leaves 7 Soldiers Dead Philippines Helicopter Crash Leaves 7 Soldiers Dead MANILA — Seven Philippine soldiers, including an air force colonel, died when the helicopter they were flying in crashed in the southern Philippines during a hunt for communist rebels over the weekend. The military said the helicopter, a refurbished UH-1H Vietnam-era craft commonly known as a …

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