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20 May 11:53pm Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead in Tajikistan
The Justice Ministry said the violence broke out at a prison near the capital when militants armed with knives killed three guards and several prisoners.
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Palestinian Business Leaders Reject Trump’s Economic Overture 20 May 11:51pm Updated Palestinian Business Leaders Reject Trump’s Economic Overture
The Trump administration is organizing a conference to show Palestinian business leaders the economic benefits of its Mideast peace plan. The Palestinians are saying no thanks.
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20 May 9:27pm Where Is President Duterte? A Weeklong Absence Fuels Speculation and Scrutiny
Rumors have swirled that President Rodrigo Duterte might be sick after he dropped out of the public eye for a week.
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Nurse Hitchhikes to Help Girl Whose Photo Drew Attention to Hunger in Venezuela 20 May 8:33pm Updated Nurse Hitchhikes to Help Girl Whose Photo Drew Attention to Hunger in Venezuela
Many who saw the picture of Anailin Nava, a 2-year-old girl suffering from malnutrition, wanted to help. One nurse packed some food and hitchhiked to her home.
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Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks 20 May 7:55pm Updated Colombia Army’s New Kill Orders Send Chills Down Ranks
Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun to emerge this year.
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Tornadoes, Joe Biden, Huawei: Your Monday Evening Briefing 20 May 6:22pm Updated Tornadoes, Joe Biden, Huawei: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Joko Wins Re-Election in Indonesia, Defeating Hard-Line Former General 20 May 6:18pm Joko Wins Re-Election in Indonesia, Defeating Hard-Line Former General
The victory for President Joko Widodo, a moderate technocrat, was a repudiation of the sort of nationalist and faith politics that have brought strongmen to power around globe.
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French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support 20 May 5:03pm Updated French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support
Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family is split over removing life support, and his case has attracted intense attention from the media and politicians.
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20 May 4:37pm Austrian Chancellor Calls for Top Minister’s Ouster, Deepening Government Chaos
Austria’s chancellor called for the dismissal of his interior minister, a member of the Freedom Party, leading the far-right party’s other ministers to quit the government.
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20 May 4:34pm Man Who Climbed Eiffel Tower Is Taken Into Custody
Images of the man scaling the landmark quickly flooded social media, and the tower was evacuated. It was not known why he embarked on the climb. The tower is to reopen on Tuesday morning.
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20 May 2:49pm Updated Eiffel Tower Is Evacuated Because of Climber
Images of the man scaling the landmark quickly flooded social media. It was not known who he was or why he embarked on the climb.
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20 May 1:55pm Climber Causes Stir at Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed after a man dressed in black began to scale the structure.
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Ukraine’s New President Dissolves Parliament and Calls a Snap Election 20 May 1:46pm Ukraine’s New President Dissolves Parliament and Calls a Snap Election
Volodymyr Zelensky wants to consolidate power with a Parliament led by his new political party. He said his first priority is ending a prolonged separatist conflict.
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Australia’s China Challenge 20 May 11:37am Updated Australia’s China Challenge
With Beijing pushing as far as it can wherever it can in the era of President Xi Jinping, Australia has become a global case study in Chinese government influence.
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Deutsche Bank, Narendra Modi, Game of Thrones: Your Monday Briefing 20 May 9:03am Deutsche Bank, Narendra Modi, Game of Thrones: Your Monday Briefing
Exit polls in India point at second term for Modi.
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20 May 5:20am Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead at Tajikistan Prison
The Justice Ministry said the violence broke out at a prison near the capital when militants armed with knives killed three guards and several prisoners.
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Sprinter Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete 20 May 4:42am Sprinter Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete
Ms. Chand, a runner on India’s national track and field team with hyperandrogenism, had previously made headlines for fighting to compete against women.
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Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold 20 May 2:45am Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold
The regime has gradually cornered rebels, extremist fighters and civilians alike in Idlib Province.
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20 May 2:22am Updated ISIS Prisoners Riot at Tajikistan Prison, Leaving Dozens Dead
The Justice Ministry said the violence broke out at a prison near the capital when militants armed with knives killed three guards and several prisoners.
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In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China 20 May 1:53am Updated In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China
But the strong figure masks lingering weakness, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a mixed bag as he tries to strike a trade deal with the U.S.
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Rain Much on Your Vacation? One Italian Island Offers Hotel Refunds 20 May 12:18am Updated Rain Much on Your Vacation? One Italian Island Offers Hotel Refunds
Tourists who visit Elba, off the coast of Tuscany, get one night back for every day during which it rains for more than two hours at a time.
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‘A Good Career, if I Satisfied Him.’ Ukraine Fights Sexual Abuse, and a War. 20 May 12:17am ‘A Good Career, if I Satisfied Him.’ Ukraine Fights Sexual Abuse, and a War.
In a country grateful to its army, sexual abuse in the military is swept under the rug amid a reluctance to criticize soldiers in a time of war.
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Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders 20 May 12:00am Updated Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders
An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials.
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