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After Olympics, Rio Is Altered if Not Reborn

“Yes, the Olympic Village will be something for rich people,” Mr. Paes said. “But there’s no shame in that.” Photo The interim president of Brazil, Michel Temer, right, riding last month with the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando de Souza, in an inaugural event for a new subway line in Rio. Credit Mario Tama/Getty Images ...

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One Photo of a Syrian Child Caught the World’s Attention. These 7 Went Unnoticed.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Omran Daqneesh, a small Syrian boy from the embattled rebel-held section of Aleppo, somehow snapped to attention millions of people around the world, who watched and shared the arresting video of him as he wiped dried blood and thick soot from his face. The widespread interest in 5-year-old Omran surprised the doctors who treated him, the photographer ...

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U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery

Photo Raw sewage and garbage flowed behind homes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2012. The country’s most important river system was contaminated in 2010, and scientists have blamed peacekeepers from the United Nations. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Just days after the United Nations acknowledged playing a role in a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and a day after it was ...

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Poor Sanitation Persisted at U.N. Missions Long After Haiti Cholera Crisis

Photo A man bathing in the Meye River in Meye, Haiti, in 2012. Studies have traced the 2010 cholera outbreak there to infected United Nations peacekeepers whose fecal waste had leaked into the river. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Years after medical studies linked the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti to infected United Nations peacekeepers, the organization’s auditors found ...

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Nigeria Is Freeing Children From Boko Haram, Then Locking Them Up

Here in northeastern Nigeria, soldiers are fighting a brutal battle with Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that has terrorized the region for years with its campaign of murder, kidnapping, rape and thievery. Continue reading the main story But in its aggressive hunt for Boko Haram fighters, the Nigerian military has ensnared and detained scores of civilians, including toddlers and ...

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Skala Sikaminias Journal: Greek Villagers Rescued Migrants. Now They Are the Ones Suffering.

Business at the island’s hotels and tavernas has slumped around 80 percent, especially along the 7.5-mile stretch between Skala Sikaminias and the vacation town of Molyvos, where many of the more than 800,000 migrants who survived the crossing last year washed ashore. Mr. Valamios used to supplement his income as a fisherman by working five months of the year at ...

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Anjem Choudary, Islamist Activist in Britain, Is Convicted of Supporting ISIS

Photo Anjem Choudary, left, arriving at the Old Bailey, the central criminal court in London, in January. Credit Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images LONDON — One of Britain’s best-known Islamist activists has been found guilty of inviting support for the Islamic State and could face a prison term of up to 10 years, officials announced on Tuesday. The activist, Anjem Choudary, 49, ...

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Valtice Journal: How Czech Wine Got Its Terroir Back

Valtice was once dominated by the princely House of Liechtenstein, which first acquired estates here in the 14th century. CZECH REPUBLIC SOUTH MORAVIA During the 19th century, the Liechtenstein family developed the area between Valtice and Lednice into a crafted landscape of lakes, chestnut tree alleys and hunting lodges that is now designated as a Unesco World Heritage site. They ...

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