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2 Israeli Police Officers Killed in Attack in Old City of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — In an extraordinarily brazen assault early Friday, three Arab citizens of Israel armed with guns and knives killed two Israeli police officers guarding an entrance to Jerusalem’s holiest site for Jews and Muslims, an emotional and volatile focal point of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Security camera footage showed the ...

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In a Desperate Syrian City, a Test of Trump’s Policies

TABQA, Syria — The young man unburdened himself about the dark years of living under the Islamic State as a crowd of curious onlookers gathered in front of a weathered storefront in the town marketplace. The militants, said the man, a 22-year-old named Abdul Qadir Khalil, killed many residents, doled ...

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Once a Model City, Hong Kong Is in Trouble

HONG KONG — When Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule two decades ago, the city was seen as a model of what China might one day become: prosperous, modern, international, with the broad protections of the rule of law. There was anxiety about how such a place could survive in ...

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After Terrorist Attack, a British City Linked to Jihadis Winces and Asks Why

By KATRIN BENNHOLD and KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA March 26, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, England — Outside the Maasha’Allah internet cafe, Mohammed Hussain raised his voice over the recorded Quranic verses blaring from the abaya shop two doors down. He was furious that Britain’s latest terrorist attacker had amplified his city’s stigma. “Why do all the jihadis come ...

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At mealtime, honey bees prefer country blossoms to city blooms

Hungry honey bees appear to favor flowers in agricultural areas over those in neighboring urban areas. The discovery has implications for urban beekeepers and challenges assumptions that farmland and honey bees are incompatible, said authors of a new study from The Ohio State University. The team positioned honey bee colonies ...

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Going Home to Falluja, a City Slipping Back Into Turmoil

Times journalists are in Iraq’s Sunni heartland to evaluate rebuilding efforts after battles with the Islamic State. FALLUJA, Iraq — Iraqi forces had taken Falluja from the Islamic State months before, and Sabah Rashid was more than ready to return home. But the police warned him not to go. Fleeing ...

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