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2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election 18 Sep 9:16pm Updated 2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign was thrown into turmoil when a photograph surfaced of him in brownface makeup at a 2001 private school party.
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Does Influencer Grammar Matter? 18 Sep 8:55pm Updated Does Influencer Grammar Matter?
In Southeast Asia, watchdog accounts call out misspelled and otherwise muddled English-language captions.
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Israel, China, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Briefing 18 Sep 8:48pm Updated Israel, China, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Briefing
Tracing China's Twitter trolls.
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A Filmmaker Explored Japan’s Wartime Enslavement of Women. Now He’s Being Sued. 18 Sep 8:40pm A Filmmaker Explored Japan’s Wartime Enslavement of Women. Now He’s Being Sued.
A documentary concludes that conservatives who deny the sexual enslavement of “comfort women” are “revisionists.” Conservatives interviewed in the film say they were defamed.
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Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ and Seeks Coalition to Counter Iran 18 Sep 8:17pm Updated Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ and Seeks Coalition to Counter Iran
The secretary of state’s words were the strongest so far from any American official regarding the attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend.
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Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ as Trump Tightens Iran Sanctions 18 Sep 5:11pm Updated Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ as Trump Tightens Iran Sanctions
The secretary of state’s words were the strongest so far from any American official regarding the attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend.
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Britain’s Supreme Court Is Thrust Into Center of Brexit Debate 18 Sep 5:09pm Updated Britain’s Supreme Court Is Thrust Into Center of Brexit Debate
A case against Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is testing Britain’s Supreme Court and its tradition of steering clear of political disputes.
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Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways From the Israeli Election 18 Sep 4:46pm Updated Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways From the Israeli Election
Israeli voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. The results aren’t certain, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to gain the support he had hoped for.
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18 Sep 4:20pm Updated Getty Trust to Invest $100 Million in Saving Threatened Antiquities
The money will go toward preserving ancient artifacts that are in danger because of crises like war and climate change.
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France Didn’t Ban Pesticides Near Towns. So Mayors Are Doing It Themselves. 18 Sep 2:33pm Updated France Didn’t Ban Pesticides Near Towns. So Mayors Are Doing It Themselves.
A mayor banned pesticide use on the farms surrounding his village. Even though he was prosecuted for doing so, dozens of other mayors have followed his lead.
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Saudi Arabia Says Iran ‘Sponsored’ Attack as Trump Vows New Sanctions 18 Sep 12:19pm Saudi Arabia Says Iran ‘Sponsored’ Attack as Trump Vows New Sanctions
The news came as Iran’s president said he might skip a U.N. gathering, blaming U.S. obstacles, and Saudi Arabia released what it called evidence of Tehran’s responsibility for airstrikes.
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Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways From the Israeli Elections 18 Sep 12:18pm Updated Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways From the Israeli Elections
Israeli voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. The results aren’t certain, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to gain the support he had hoped for.
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Israel Elections: Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways 18 Sep 11:33am Updated Israel Elections: Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways
Israeli voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. The results aren’t certain, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to gain the support he had hoped for.
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President Trump Orders New Sanctions on Iran After Saudi Attacks 18 Sep 11:24am Updated President Trump Orders New Sanctions on Iran After Saudi Attacks
The news came as Iran’s president said he might skip a U.N. gathering, blaming U.S. obstacles and Saudi Arabia prepared to release what it said was evidence of Tehran’s responsibility for airstrikes.
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Iran’s President May Skip U.N. Meeting, Blaming U.S. Obstacles 18 Sep 10:55am Updated Iran’s President May Skip U.N. Meeting, Blaming U.S. Obstacles
The news came as Saudi Arabia prepared to make public what it said was evidence of Tehran’s responsibility for airstrikes on oil processing facilities in the kingdom.
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Israel, California, Federal Reserve: Your Wednesday Briefing 18 Sep 10:09am Updated Israel, California, Federal Reserve: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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18 Sep 9:57am Fire at Islamic School in Liberia Kills at Least 27, Police Say
Many children were thought to be among the victims of the blaze, which destroyed a dormitory and another building east of Monrovia.
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After Tight Israeli Election, Netanyahu’s Tenure Appears Perilous 18 Sep 9:01am Updated After Tight Israeli Election, Netanyahu’s Tenure Appears Perilous
The winner of Israel’s do-over election was too close to call early Wednesday, but exit polls pointed to serious obstacles for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Hong Kong Unrest Leads to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track 18 Sep 6:38am Hong Kong Unrest Leads to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track
The popular horse races — which draw a mix of Cantonese bettors and beer-swilling expats — had until now been largely unhurt by the unrest roiling the city.
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Hong Kong Protests Lead to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track 18 Sep 5:44am Hong Kong Protests Lead to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track
The popular horse races — which draw a mix of Cantonese bettors and beer-swilling expats — had until now been largely unhurt by the unrest roiling the city.
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The Most Powerful Lightning Strikes in Unexpected Places 18 Sep 5:41am The Most Powerful Lightning Strikes in Unexpected Places
Superbolts are extremely rare, and thousands of times more powerful than the tendrils in the typical electrical storm.
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Duterte Says He Ordered a Hit on a Politician. (A Spokesman Says He Misspoke.) 18 Sep 3:58am Duterte Says He Ordered a Hit on a Politician. (A Spokesman Says He Misspoke.)
“I ambushed you, you animal, and you still survived,” the Philippine president said of a mayor who was attacked by gunmen last year.
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18 Sep 1:57am Your Wednesday Briefing: Israel, Iran, Spain Elections
Here’s what you need to know.
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‘Midnight Traveler’ Review: A Refugee Family’s Search for Safe Harbor 18 Sep 12:35am Updated ‘Midnight Traveler’ Review: A Refugee Family’s Search for Safe Harbor
The global migration crisis comes into intimate view in this documentary about an Afghan family’s arduous journey toward asylum.
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​Job One for Saudis’ New Energy Chief: Picking Up the Pieces 18 Sep 12:19am Updated ​Job One for Saudis’ New Energy Chief: Picking Up the Pieces
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman was named energy minister less than a week before an aerial attack crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil production.
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For Afghans Scarred by War, ‘Peace Can’t Bring My Love Back’ 18 Sep 12:18am Updated For Afghans Scarred by War, ‘Peace Can’t Bring My Love Back’
We reached some of the victims of the conflict whose stories we have reported over the years to hear their views on a stalled peace deal.
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With Israel Election Results Too Close to Call, Netanyahu Appears in Peril 18 Sep 12:02am With Israel Election Results Too Close to Call, Netanyahu Appears in Peril
Exit polls pointed to serious obstacles for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose main rival Benny Gantz’s party seemed to have come out ahead.
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