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Globally, Orlando Attack Strikes Now-Familiar Fault Lines

In London, Owen Jones, a liberal columnist who is gay, walked off the set of a Sky News program after arguing with the host on how the Orlando attack should be defined. Mr. Jones argued it was both a terrorist attack and an anti-gay hate crime, while the program’s host sought to make a distinction between the two. “This guy, ...

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Police Commander and Companion Are Killed in Attack Outside Paris

PARIS — A senior French police officer and his female companion were attacked and killed by a knife-wielding man in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said on Monday. The attacker was also killed in the ensuing confrontation with the police, while a boy, 3, was rescued from the scene. The police commander was stabbed to death outside his home ...

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London Journal: A London Subway Experiment: Please Don’t Walk Up the Escalator

Photo The Holborn Station in London at rush hour. To help reduce backups at the bottom of escalators, the station is experimenting with asking riders to stand side by side instead of leaving the left lane open for walking. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times LONDON — Perhaps it is all the tourists — 18.6 million international visitors ...

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As Strikes Continue in France, Garbage and Resentment Pile Up

The basements of residences and businesses closer to the river flooded after the recent downpours, which temporarily closed the city’s museums. Photo Trash piled up throughout Paris during a strike of garbage collectors. Credit Charles Platiau/Reuters Tourism is way down this year in Paris, among the world’s most visited cities: It fell 15.5 percent in the first two months, with ...

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Vigilantes Patrol Parts of Europe Where Few Migrants Set Foot

The groups remain relatively small, as focused on stirring up political support and media attention as on confronting migrants, and not all of them are actively patrolling. In Hungary, Mr. Vass posted a call last year to the Hunyadi Border-Guard Unit “to be prepared to step up for your own defense.” But the authorities later dropped an investigation after it ...

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Delay Pregnancy in Areas With Zika, W.H.O. Suggests

The W.H.O. says men and women of reproductive age “should be correctly informed and oriented to consider delaying pregnancy.” The guidance was originally issued last week but did not garner wide notice among experts until Thursday, when the W.H.O. issued a clarification, distinguishing between people who visit Zika-affected countries and those who live in them. People living in those countries ...

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Three Hospitals Attacked in Rebel Side of Aleppo, Syria

Photo Syrians inspected damage on Wednesday after an airstrike in al-Shaar, a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo. Credit Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters BEIRUT, Lebanon — Bombs from airstrikes hit three hospitals on Wednesday in the rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria, including a pediatrics center supported by the United Nations, in what aid providers and opposition activists called a new atrocity in the fighting ...

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Defiant Bashar al-Assad Vows to Retake ‘Every Inch’ of Syria

Three weeks ago in Vienna, Mr. Kerry appeared before reporters to declare that if Mr. Assad continued to obstruct humanitarian convoys, the West would help the United Nations relief agency conduct airdrops of supplies to starving towns, beginning June 1. The deadline passed with little comment by Mr. Kerry or the State Department. It remains unclear when those airdrops will ...

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