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A Chinese Town’s Deep Bonds With Japan Bring Wealth and Hatred

A Chinese Town’s Deep Bonds With Japan Bring Wealth and Hatred

The Sino-Japanese Friendship Garden in Fangzheng, China. Fangzheng’s ties to Japan go back to the 1930s, when this region was part of a Japanese-created puppet state in Manchuria.

South Korea Hands Kim Jong-un a Path to Prosperity on a USB Drive

South Korea Hands Kim Jong-un a Path to Prosperity on a USB Drive

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, left, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at the Demilitarized Zone in the South last month. During the meeting, Mr. Moon handed Mr. Kim a USB drive with an economic plan for the Korean Peninsula.

‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing

‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing

An injured man was rescued from a building that was hit in an airstrike on Tuesday in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria.

Democracy Advocates March in Hong Kong

Democracy Advocates March in Hong Kong

Demonstrators taking part in a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on Monday.

Dozens Are Killed Daily in Afghanistan. Sometimes, the Dead Turn Up Alive.

Dozens Are Killed Daily in Afghanistan. Sometimes, the Dead Turn Up Alive.

Ahmad Tameem, a police officer, recovering in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Officer Tameem was believed killed in a Taliban bombing last week.

As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition

As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition

Khan al-Ahmar is behind a highway that divides two bustling Israeli settlements.

A Defiant Interview in a Jail Cell, Soon to Turn Into a Murder Scene

A Defiant Interview in a Jail Cell, Soon to Turn Into a Murder Scene

The Brazilian drug kingpin Marcelo Pinheiro Veiga attending a hearing in November at a police station in Asunción, Paraguay.

‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

Cambodian migrants hauled in the nets on a fishing boat in the South China Sea. A labor shortage in the Thai fishing industry is primarily filled by using migrants, mostly from Cambodia and Myanmar.

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Delivers Christmas Message to Britons

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Delivers Christmas Message to Britons

Abdullah Kurdi, a Syrian refugee whose son drowned off Turkey this year, recorded a holiday message for Britain's Channel 4.

Thousands of German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam

Thousands of German Students Protest ‘Unfair’ English Exam

The Abitur is a pivotal national exam for German students leaving secondary school for university, and can shape their future careers.

Cinema Ban Lifts as ‘Black Panther’ Is Screened for Saudi Audience

Cinema Ban Lifts as ‘Black Panther’ Is Screened for Saudi Audience

Audiences were entertained by mimes and actors on Wednesday at the first public movie screening in Saudi Arabia after a decades-long ban.

Though Deadly, Gaza Protests Draw Attention and Enthusiasm

Though Deadly, Gaza Protests Draw Attention and Enthusiasm

A Palestinian protester using a slingshot during clashes with Israeli troops near the Gaza-Israel border.

Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

Protesters holding banners that read “Freedom for the Political Prisoners” at an event last month in Barcelona in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians and officials.

Far-Right, Anti-immigrant Vox Party Gains a Toehold in Spain

Far-Right, Anti-immigrant Vox Party Gains a Toehold in Spain

A demonstration against Catalan separatism called by the Vox party in Madrid in December. The Catalonia issue has reignited Spanish nationalism, largely dormant since the Franco era.

In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

Some of the men in charge of the war for the government in Khogyani, in eastern Afghanistan.

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men Moves From Bars Into the Home

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men Moves From Bars Into the Home

Steven Handoko in 2013, during a family trip to Singapore. Detained in a raid on a gay sauna in North Jakarta in May, Mr. Handoko, 25, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison by an Indonesian court.


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