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Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize

Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize Image Before the announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy, rocked by turmoil, will not award the prize this year.CreditJonathan Nackstrand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images STOCKHOLM — Faced with a sexual-abuse scandal, accusations of financial wrongdoing ...

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A Libyan Strongman Looks to Washington, but a Health Crisis Looms

In Benghazi’s devastated downtown, ex-fighters warmed themselves over a bonfire made from broken furniture. The forces of Gen. Khalifa Hifter routed the last Islamist militias from Benghazi in December. Declan Walsh/The New York Times BENGHAZI, Libya — Pulverized buildings daubed with the names of fallen fighters line the ghostly seafront ...

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‘Massive Mental Health Crisis’ Feared for Rohingya Children

Advertisement Gulbahar, a 25-year-old Rohingya Muslim, with her youngest daughter after arriving in Bangladesh in November.CreditTomas Munita for The New York Times BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Jehora Begum was a fast runner, racing through rice paddies and splashing through canals. But how can a 12-year-old girl outrun a bullet? When Myanmar’s ...

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Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis

BARCELONA — The escalating confrontation over Catalonia’s independence drive took its most serious turn on Saturday as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain announced he would remove the leadership of the restive region and initiate a process of direct rule by the central government in Madrid. It was the first ...

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Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa

LAIKIPIA, Kenya — The two elders, wearing weather-beaten cowboy hats with the strings cinched under their chins, stood at the edge of an empty farm, covering their mouths in disbelief. Their homes — neat wooden cabins — had been smashed open. All their cattle had been stolen. So had their ...

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The Senate Health Bill Is a Disaster for the Opioid Crisis

After seven years of promising to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are now closer to achieving that goal than ever before. Thursday morning, they finally unveiled their secretly drafted healthcare bill. It is not, as some had hoped, a drastic departure from the House’s version, which ...

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