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Victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme to Receive Millions More

Bernard L. Madoff, center, after a bail hearing in Manhattan in 2009. Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Victims of Bernard L. Madoff, the architect of one of Wall Street’s largest frauds, will receive another $ 504 million, proceeds from assets that the government seized after Mr. Madoff’s financial firm collapsed ...

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Canada Struggles as It Opens Its Arms to Victims of ISIS

Advertisement “I am always in pain,” said Adiba, a Yazidi who was captured by ISIS and sold six times before escaping. “I’m never comfortable.”CreditTara Walton for The New York Times CALGARY, Alberta — As leader of one of Canada’s largest refugee agencies, Fariborz Birjandian, a refugee himself, has years of ...

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Sierra Leone Buries Over 300 Mudslide Victims in Mass Graves

DAKAR, Senegal — With some 400 bodies recovered from the mudslides and flood that devastated Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the dead are being buried in mass graves. The coordinator for the burial team, Mohamed Kamara, said that 320 people were buried on Tuesday afternoon in two graves at a cemetery ...

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Victims’ Families Sue Japan for Failing to Warn of Eruption

Some updates from the world of volcanoes this week: Japan This news isn’t about new volcanic activity in Japan but rather the results of one of the most tragic volcanic events in the last few years. In September 2014, Ontake had a surprising phreatic (or phreatomagmatic) explosion. There was little ...

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Angered by 9/11 Victims Law, Saudis Rethink U.S. Alliance

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Throughout President Obama’s time in the White House, Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Persian Gulf have watched with dismay as the kingdom’s decades-old alliance with the United States seemed to be slipping. Then came the overwhelming congressional support for Jasta, or the Justice Against ...

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2 Weeks, 8 Terror Attacks, 247 Victims: How We Learned Their Stories

By JODI RUDOREN July 27, 2016 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Jodi Rudoren, deputy international editor of The Times, explains what was involved in deploying dozens of people around the world to develop fuller portraits of ...

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