Israel Without Shimon Peres? In Many Ways, His Dream Faded Long Ago

By ISABEL KERSHNER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Despite his own late-in-life attempts at unity among Israelis, perhaps it is only natural that his legacy is viewed through a prism of old divides.
Israel Without Shimon Peres? In Many Ways, His Dream Faded Long Ago
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A Bomb Shatters an Aleppo Building, and Videos Capture the Rescue Minute by Minute

By MEGAN SPECIA and YARA BISHARA 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Videos show people trying to save those trapped under rubble in an area where basic services have been devastated by years of war.
A Bomb Shatters an Aleppo Building, and Videos Capture the Rescue Minute by Minute
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Haitian Men Cut Off From Families as U.S. Tightens Entry Rules

By KIRK SEMPLE 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, many Haitians were allowed into the United States on humanitarian grounds. Now, a sudden policy shift is dividing families.
Haitian Men Cut Off From Families as U.S. Tightens Entry Rules
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Parsing What Makes a Trump Supporter Tick

By DECLAN WALSH 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Readers emailing from abroad are surprised by the campaign’s bluster. They don’t understand how a race for the American presidency can be dominated by arguments over “birtherism” and beauty queens.
Parsing What Makes a Trump Supporter Tick
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Dutch Inquiry Links Russia to 298 Deaths in Explosion of Jetliner Over Ukraine

By SOMINI SENGUPTA and ANDREW E. KRAMER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - A Dutch-led investigation concluded that Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine asked for and received a surface-to-air missile that was used to shoot down the plane in 2014.
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Duterte, Philippine President, Raises Doubts About Military Alliance With U.S.

By FELIPE VILLAMOR 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - Defense and diplomatic officials were facing a quandary after the president vowed to end military exercises with the U.S. and strengthen ties with China and Russia.
Duterte, Philippine President, Raises Doubts About Military Alliance With U.S.
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Antigraft Law Stirs Up Wariness Over South Koreans Bearing Gifts

By CHOE SANG-HUN 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - The measure, which affects public servants, journalists and teachers, will alter a country where meals, cash and other gifts have long been central to doing business.
Antigraft Law Stirs Up Wariness Over South Koreans Bearing Gifts
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Bulgarian Shakes Up Race for U.N. Leader

By SOMINI SENGUPTA and BORYANA DZHAMBAZOVA 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The addition of a second Bulgarian candidate, Kristalina Georgieva, could alter the calculus between the West and Russia over who replaces Ban Ki-moon as secretary general.
Bulgarian Shakes Up Race for U.N. Leader
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International Court Takes a Stand With Ruling on Destruction of Antiquities

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN and MARLISE SIMONS 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - The International Criminal Court in The Hague, in ruling that the destruction of cultural antiquities is a war crime, sent a signal, even if further prosecutions appear unlikely for the time being.
International Court Takes a Stand With Ruling on Destruction of Antiquities
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Report Accuses Sudan of ‘Scorched Earth’ Tactics in Darfur

By SOMINI SENGUPTA 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Amnesty International said government forces had laid waste to villages this year in an area known as Jebel Marra, burning homes, looting livestock and raping women.
Report Accuses Sudan of ‘Scorched Earth’ Tactics in Darfur
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Mahmoud Abbas to Attend Shimon Peres Funeral, but Thaw With Israel Is Unlikely

By PETER BAKER 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - The decision by Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, to attend the Israeli statesman’s funeral does not portend reconciliation with Israel.
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Joseph Harmatz, Who Led Jewish Plot to Kill Germans After World War II, Dies at 91

By SAM ROBERTS 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - Harmatz, a survivor of the Vilnius ghetto in Lithuania, was the leader of a group that poisoned 2,200 imprisoned Germans by lacing their bread with arsenic.
Joseph Harmatz, Who Led Jewish Plot to Kill Germans After World War II, Dies at 91
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Muscovites Learn to Love Traffic Rules. Some See Proof of Dictatorship.

By ANDREW HIGGINS 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - As with so much of what happens in Russia, interpreting the new civility on the roads depends on what you make of President Vladimir V. Putin.
Muscovites Learn to Love Traffic Rules. Some See Proof of Dictatorship.
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Reykjavik Briefly Swaps Its City Lights for Northern Ones

By PAULINE BOCK 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - The Icelandic capital went dark Wednesday night, after the City Council switched off street lamps and encouraged residents to turn off their lights.
Reykjavik Briefly Swaps Its City Lights for Northern Ones
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Russia Rejects U.S. Demands for Resumption of Syria Cease-Fire

By ANNE BARNARD and SEWELL CHAN 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - Moscow offered a 48-hour “pause” in fighting, far less than the minimum of seven days the Americans have demanded.
Russia Rejects U.S. Demands for Resumption of Syria Cease-Fire
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Chengguan, Widely Despised Officers in China, Find Refuge and a Kind Ear

By KAROLINE KAN 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - In recognition of the pressures they face, a center opened in Nanjing that offers the urban management officers counseling and other support services.
Chengguan, Widely Despised Officers in China, Find Refuge and a Kind Ear
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India Claims ‘Surgical Strikes’ Across Line of Control in Kashmir

By ELLEN BARRY and SALMAN MASOOD 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - Pakistan played down the early morning operation, which it said killed two of its soldiers and wounded nine, calling it a propaganda exercise by Delhi.
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North Korean Soldier Crosses DMZ to Defect, South Says

By CHOE SANG-HUN 2016-09-30T00:00:00-5:00 - South Korea said officials were debriefing the soldier to determine his motive for leaving the North.
North Korean Soldier Crosses DMZ to Defect, South Says
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Leader of Spain’s Socialist Party Survives Ouster Attempt

By RAPHAEL MINDER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The future of the main opposition party’s leader, Pedro Sánchez, still hangs in the balance, after top party officials said they would resign in protest.
Leader of Spain’s Socialist Party Survives Ouster Attempt
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Obama and Shimon Peres: Fast Friends Who Found Peace Out of Reach

By PETER BAKER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - They were an international odd couple with seemingly little in common when they first met, but somehow Barack Obama and Mr. Peres hit it off.
Obama and Shimon Peres: Fast Friends Who Found Peace Out of Reach
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Russia’s Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working

By MAX FISHER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Many analysts say Russia and the Syrian government could be massacring civilians as part of a strategy with aims beyond just one city.
Russia’s Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working
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In Battle for Soul of Britain’s Labour Party, a Leftist Group Is Winning

By STEVEN ERLANGER and STEPHEN CASTLE 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Jeremy Corbyn’s strengthened hold on the Labour Party is due in large part to the success of Momentum, a group intent on bringing true socialism to Britain.
In Battle for Soul of Britain’s Labour Party, a Leftist Group Is Winning
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U.S. to Send 600 More Troops to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul From ISIS

By HELENE COOPER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The deployment, to aid Iraqis in the looming battle to take back Mosul from the Islamic State, will bring the number of American troops in Iraq to 5,000.
U.S. to Send 600 More Troops to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul From ISIS
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Syria Talks Will End if Aleppo Bombing Continues, U.S. Tells Russia

By MICHAEL R. GORDON 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The warning from Secretary of State John Kerry came on the same day that two hospitals in insurgent-held areas of the city were hit by airstrikes.
Syria Talks Will End if Aleppo Bombing Continues, U.S. Tells Russia
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Iranian Women’s Rights Activist Is Given 16-Year Sentence

By THOMAS ERDBRINK 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The battles with the judiciary of Narges Mohammadi, a human rights lawyer, highlight the severe stress women’s rights activists face in Iran.
Iranian Women’s Rights Activist Is Given 16-Year Sentence
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Obama and Bill Clinton to Travel to Israel to Honor Shimon Peres

By PETER BAKER and ISABEL KERSHNER 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - Presidents, prime ministers and a prince accepted invitations to the funeral on Friday for Mr. Peres, one of the country’s elder statesmen.
Obama and Bill Clinton to Travel to Israel to Honor Shimon Peres
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Modern Life Presents Nomads of China’s Highlands With a ‘Tragic Choice’

By EDWARD WONG 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The Yugurs are struggling to maintain the language and culture that distinguish them as a people, the products of centuries of swirling Asian history.
Modern Life Presents Nomads of China’s Highlands With a ‘Tragic Choice’
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A Chinese Scholar on the Changing World of the Yugur Nomads

By EDWARD WONG and VANESSA PIAO 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - A traditions of the nomadic herders are fading as the government restricts grazing on the grasslands and promotes the move to more permanent homes.
A Chinese Scholar on the Changing World of the Yugur Nomads
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Airstrike in Eastern Afghanistan Kills at Least 13

By KHALID ALOKOZAY and ROD NORDLAND 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - An American military spokesman said a “counterterrorism airstrike” had taken place in the area. Afghan officials said the victims were members of the Islamic State.
Airstrike in Eastern Afghanistan Kills at Least 13
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Under Pressure, Amnesty International Cancels Briefing on Torture in Thailand

By MIKE IVES 2016-09-29T00:00:00-5:00 - The rights group had planned to present a report in Bangkok accusing the ruling junta, but the police said the group’s employees would breach Thai labor law.
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