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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: France’s Cult of Fearlessness

Pamela Druckerman Paris — SINCE the attacks two weeks ago, I’ve been avoiding supermarkets — which seem like potential targets — and doing most of my shopping at a minimarket. The cashier there, a young man from Mali, keeps telling me not to be afraid. “They’re not going to make ...

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An Impasse Over Migration Strands Cubans in Costa Rica

MEXICO CITY — Cuban and Central American officials met in El Salvador on Tuesday to resolve a standoff over migration policy that has marooned hundreds of Cuban migrants in Costa Rica and tested regional relations. The crisis, which has trapped some 2,000 Cuban migrants heading north through the region on ...

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Appeals Court Rules Targeted Killing Memos Can Stay Secret

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled in a decision unsealed on Monday that the Justice Department could continue to conceal internal documents related to targeted killings in the fight against Al Qaeda. A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit forced the Obama administration last year to reveal a secret memo ...

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Terrorism Raids in Belgium Yield 16 Arrests

BRUSSELS — After a dramatic security sweep late Sunday marked by the deployment of soldiers in the historic center of the Belgian capital, the authorities here announced early Monday that 16 people had been arrested in a joint police and military operation to try to head off what the prime ...

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Fire in Coal Mine Kills at Least 21 in China

BEIJING — A late-night fire at a coal mine killed 21 people and left one person missing in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, the local authorities and state news media said on Saturday. The fire at the Xinghua mine in the city of Jixi was brought under control on ...

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World Briefing: 9 North Koreans Feared Deported

The United Nations expressed alarm on Friday about the fate of nine North Koreans feared to have been deported from Vietnam via China back to their homeland, saying they might face torture or even execution. Forcibly sending refugees back to a country where they could suffer persecution, a practice known ...

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Jonah Lomu, Rugby Superstar, Dies at 40

Jonah Lomu, whose size, strength and speed made him one of rugby’s most fearsome wings, a record-setting, nearly unstoppable scorer for the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national team, died late Tuesday or early Wednesday at his home in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 40. Nadene Lomu, his wife, confirmed the ...

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