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Chasing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way 13 Aug 9:08pm Updated Chasing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
There was surf somewhere from County Kerry to County Donegal, if only they could find it.
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13 Aug 9:01pm Updated Hong Kong, Tariffs, Russia: Your Wednesday Briefing
The stakes grow higher in Hong Kong
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13 Aug 7:35pm Updated Donald Trump Jr., in Indonesia, Defends Family’s Global Business
On a trip to promote Trump-branded resorts, the president’s son said his father “wouldn’t make decisions on a country based on a real estate deal.”
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Hong Kong Airport, a City’s Symbol of Pride, Is Now Its Hub of Unrest 13 Aug 6:23pm Updated Hong Kong Airport, a City’s Symbol of Pride, Is Now Its Hub of Unrest
Hong Kong Airport, the site of two straight days of protests, is more than just a transit hub. It’s at the center of the city’s identity.
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E.P.A., Tariffs, Jay-Z: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing 13 Aug 6:08pm E.P.A., Tariffs, Jay-Z: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Greta Thunberg, Bound for U.N. Climate Talks, Prepares to Set Sail 13 Aug 5:55pm Greta Thunberg, Bound for U.N. Climate Talks, Prepares to Set Sail
The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous carbon footprint.
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Not the Mayflower, but Close: Greta Thunberg Prepares to Sail for America 13 Aug 5:44pm Updated Not the Mayflower, but Close: Greta Thunberg Prepares to Sail for America
The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an enormous carbon footprint.
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Malaysia Police: Family Confirms Body Is of Missing London Teenager 13 Aug 4:55pm Malaysia Police: Family Confirms Body Is of Missing London Teenager
Nearly 350 people were involved in a massive search operation that included sniffer dogs, elite commando forces and thermal detectors.
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This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope. 13 Aug 4:25pm Updated This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope.
The waterwheel lives a double life: facing extinction in its native habitat even as it creeps into places where it doesn’t belong.
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Venezuela’s Maduro Cracks Down on His Own Military in Bid to Retain Power 13 Aug 3:57pm Venezuela’s Maduro Cracks Down on His Own Military in Bid to Retain Power
Top military leaders remain loyal, but the president’s fear of rebellion in the ranks has made him turn the state’s repressive apparatus against members of the security forces.
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Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Infamy 13 Aug 3:07pm Updated Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Infamy
Port Alberni, the birthplace of the two teenagers who the police say went on a bloody rampage, says it is unfair for the town to be tarnished by the crimes.
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Maduro Cracks Down on His Own Military in Bid to Retain Power 13 Aug 2:53pm Maduro Cracks Down on His Own Military in Bid to Retain Power
Top military leaders remain loyal, but the president’s fear of rebellion in the ranks has made him turn the state’s repressive apparatus against members of the security forces.
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Russia Orders Evacuation of Village Near Site of Nuclear Accident 13 Aug 2:50pm Russia Orders Evacuation of Village Near Site of Nuclear Accident
Residents were told to leave on Wednesday, suggesting a serious danger, but later reports said the evacuation had been called off.
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New in England’s Medieval Cathedrals: Mini Golf and a Giant Slide 13 Aug 2:01pm Updated New in England’s Medieval Cathedrals: Mini Golf and a Giant Slide
Visitors to some of Britain’s most venerable and imposing religious buildings this summer may find carnival attractions, a lunar landscape or a lifelike model of Earth.
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A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo 13 Aug 1:52pm Updated A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo
The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who were newly infected, a turning point in the decades-long fight against the virus.
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Iran Says Tanker Seized at Gibraltar Will Be Released Soon 13 Aug 1:23pm Iran Says Tanker Seized at Gibraltar Will Be Released Soon
British and Gibraltar officials declined to comment on the Iranian prediction that the Iranian tanker, held since July 4, would be let go.
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The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like. 13 Aug 12:41pm Updated The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like.
Details of how American troops would withdraw and how a cease-fire would be shaped are among the most crucial issues in the talks’ final stages.
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Immigration, Hong Kong, California Highway Patrol: Your Tuesday Briefing 13 Aug 12:37pm Updated Immigration, Hong Kong, California Highway Patrol: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Jeffrey Epstein, Russian Explosion, Hong Kong: Your Tuesday Briefing 13 Aug 12:15pm Updated Jeffrey Epstein, Russian Explosion, Hong Kong: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Hong Kong, Kashmir, Komodo Dragons: Your Tuesday Briefing 13 Aug 12:14pm Updated Hong Kong, Kashmir, Komodo Dragons: Your Tuesday Briefing
Hong Kong airport shuts down.
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Over 150 Flights Canceled as Hong Kong Airport Is Flooded by Protesters 13 Aug 11:28am Updated Over 150 Flights Canceled as Hong Kong Airport Is Flooded by Protesters
Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, was brought to a near halt by antigovernment demonstrators angered by police violence.
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Pakistan’s Envoy Suggests Kashmir Crisis Could Affect Afghan Peace Talks 13 Aug 11:28am Pakistan’s Envoy Suggests Kashmir Crisis Could Affect Afghan Peace Talks
The ambassador, Asad Majeed Khan, said Pakistan might have to redeploy troops from its border with Afghanistan to the Kashmir frontier instead.
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Hong Kong Airport Suspends Check-Ins in 2nd Day of Disruptive Protests 13 Aug 11:25am Updated Hong Kong Airport Suspends Check-Ins in 2nd Day of Disruptive Protests
Protesters stopped some travelers from reaching their departure gates, hours after the city’s leader pleaded for order amid escalating unrest.
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Hong Kong Airport Cancels Flights Amid Protests. How Has Your Travel Been Affected? 13 Aug 11:03am Hong Kong Airport Cancels Flights Amid Protests. How Has Your Travel Been Affected?
We want to hear from travelers whose plans have been disrupted.
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As Gang Murders Surge, South Africa Sends Army to Cape Town, and the City Cheers 13 Aug 10:03am Updated As Gang Murders Surge, South Africa Sends Army to Cape Town, and the City Cheers
Cape Town has become one of the world’s most dangerous cities, and the government has deployed troops to quell the violence. Many residents welcome the soldiers’ presence, but worry about what’s next.
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Photos Show the Devastation of Monsoons Ravaging India and Pakistan 13 Aug 9:50am Updated Photos Show the Devastation of Monsoons Ravaging India and Pakistan
The torrential rains led to landslides in the countryside and inundated cities, electrocuting some residents and burying others under mud.
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Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Unwanted Infamy 13 Aug 7:42am Updated Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Unwanted Infamy
Port Alberni, the birthplace of the two teenagers who the police say went on a bloody rampage, says it is unfair for the town to be tarnished by the crimes.
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Norway Police Investigate Mosque Attack as Attempted ‘Act of Terrorism’ 13 Aug 7:36am Updated Norway Police Investigate Mosque Attack as Attempted ‘Act of Terrorism’
The attack came amid a polarizing debate in Norway about immigration and Islam, and prompted the authorities to order police officers to guard mosques in Oslo.
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Hong Kong Airport Suspends Check-Ins Amid Protests 13 Aug 6:14am Updated Hong Kong Airport Suspends Check-Ins Amid Protests
Protesters disrupted operations at the airport for a second day, hours after the city’s leader pleaded for order amid escalating unrest in the Asian financial hub.
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Protests Put Hong Kong on Collision Course with China’s Communist Party 13 Aug 3:38am Updated Protests Put Hong Kong on Collision Course with China’s Communist Party
The grand political experiment to marry Beijing’s brand of authoritarianism with a bastion of civil liberties appears to be facing a moment of reckoning.
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More Protests at Hong Kong Airport as City’s Leader Pleads for Calm 13 Aug 3:36am Updated More Protests at Hong Kong Airport as City’s Leader Pleads for Calm
Carrie Lam, the embattled leader of the Asian financial hub, said at a news conference that the “stability and well-being of seven million people are in jeopardy.”
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We Wanted to Know How Online Radicalization Was Changing the World. We Started With Brazil. 13 Aug 12:21am Updated We Wanted to Know How Online Radicalization Was Changing the World. We Started With Brazil.
What we found there, for an article and an episode of “The Weekly,” went far beyond anything we had anticipated, with important, disturbing lessons for us all.
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Hundreds of Migrants Stranded in Mediterranean in Standoff Over Aid Ships 13 Aug 12:16am Updated Hundreds of Migrants Stranded in Mediterranean in Standoff Over Aid Ships
Two rescue vessels carrying more than 500 migrants were in limbo on Monday, without a safe port willing to let them dock.
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Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue. 13 Aug 12:06am Updated Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue.
Robert Ballard has found the Titanic and other famous shipwrecks. This month his crew started trying to solve one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries.
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