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How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India

PEEPLI KHERA, India — On my last week in India, I went to say goodbye to Jahiruddin Mewati, the chief of a small village where I had made a dozen or so reporting trips. Jahiruddin and I were not precisely friends, but we had spent many hours talking over the ...

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Police See Wider Plot in Spain and Say Carnage Could Have Been Worse

BARCELONA, Spain — When an earthshaking explosion on Wednesday blew apart a house outside Alcanar, a town surrounded by olive groves and holiday homes overlooking the Mediterranean, the police first blamed it on a gas leak. “Nothing ever happens here,” Mayor Alfons Monserrat said. The Spanish police now believe that ...

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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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Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

HAA, Bhutan — India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a golf course — all testament to India’s enduring role defending this tiny Himalayan nation. Earlier this summer, China began extending ...

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Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela had become a pariah among fellow Latin American leaders as his beleaguered country staggered toward dictatorship. But a threat by President Trump to use the American military against Mr. Maduro’s government has united those leaders in a different direction: demanding that the United States keep ...

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How U.S. Military Actions Could Play Out in North Korea

WASHINGTON — The intelligence could come to President Trump secretly and urgently: The North Koreans have placed another intercontinental missile on its launching pad. In less than two hours, it could be fueled and ready for launch on a test flight into the Pacific Ocean or perhaps on a mission ...

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Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea — In China, the man threatening to fire missiles at the United States is often derided as a chubby brat. In the United States, a senator recently referred to him as “this crazy fat kid.” President Trump once called him “a total nut job.” But the target ...

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