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    1. TIMESVIDEO

      India Kicks Off 44 Days of Voting

      More than 960 million Indians are eligible to vote as the world’s most populous country elects a new Parliament in this general election.

      By SHAWN PAIK

      April 19, 2024
    2. Why India’s Opposition Can’t Get It Together

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party got less than 40% of the vote in the last election. But his fractured and dysfunctional rivals have struggled to capitalize on that.

      By SAMEER YASIR

      April 19, 2024
    3. Modi’s Power Keeps Growing, and India Looks Sure to Give Him More

      Few doubt the popular prime minister will win a third term in voting that starts Friday. His strong hand is just what many Indians seem to want.

      By MUJIB MASHAL

      April 19, 2024
    4. Apple Says It Was Ordered to Pull WhatsApp From China App Store

      Apple said it removed WhatsApp and Threads from its China app offerings Friday on Beijing’s orders, amid technological tensions between the U.S. and China.

      By TRIPP MICKLE and MIKE ISAAC

      April 18, 2024
    5. Friday Briefing: India’s Election Begins

      Also, new Western sanctions on Iran, and China’s sinking cities.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 18, 2024
    6. China’s Cities Are Sinking Below Sea Level, Study Finds

      Development and groundwater pumping are causing land subsidence and heightening the risks of sea level rise.

      By DELGER ERDENESANAA

      April 18, 2024
    7. Chinese Exports Are Threatening Biden’s Industrial Agenda

      The president is increasingly hitting back with tariffs and other measures meant to restrict imports, raising tensions with Beijing.

      By JIM TANKERSLEY and ALAN RAPPEPORT

      April 18, 2024
    8. Rainstorms Kill More Than 130 Across Afghanistan and Pakistan

      Pakistani officials warned of more flooding and heavy rainfall next week, stoking fears of a particularly brutal monsoon season to come.

      By ZIA UR-REHMAN and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

      April 18, 2024
    9. How an Obscure Chinese Real Estate Start-Up Paved the Way to TikTok

      Court records, mistakenly made public, tell a story about the birth of ByteDance, its bumpy road to success and the role of the Republican megadonor Jeff Yass’s firm.

      By MARA HVISTENDAHL and LAUREN HIRSCH

      April 18, 2024
    10. A Japanese Village Wants Tourists to Come for Heat, Soot and Steel

      To lure visitors, residents of Yoshida, famed for its high-quality steel, are inviting tourists to help produce it.

      By CRAIG MOD

      April 18, 2024
 
    1. An ISIS Terror Group Draws Half Its Recruits From Tiny Tajikistan

      Young migrants from the former Soviet republic were accused of an attack on a concert hall in Moscow that killed 145 people.

      By NEIL MACFARQUHAR and ERIC SCHMITT

      April 18, 2024
    2. April 18, 2024
    3. How A.I. Tools Could Change India’s Elections

      Avatars are addressing voters by name, in whichever of India’s many languages they speak. Experts see potential for misuse in a country already rife with disinformation.

      By SUHASINI RAJ

      April 18, 2024
    4. Thursday Briefing: Israel Seems Poised to Retaliate

      Also, a deadly Russian missile strike in Ukraine and “green Islam” in Indonesia.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 17, 2024
    5. China Could Threaten Critical Infrastructure in a Conflict, N.S.A. Chief Says

      Gen. Timothy Haugh, who is also the head of the U.S. military’s Cyber Command, said Beijing was “sending a pretty clear signal.”

      By JULIAN E. BARNES

      April 17, 2024
    6. Mount Ruang Erupts in Indonesia, Spewing Lava Thousands of Feet Into the Sky

      Hundreds of earthquakes were detected in the weeks preceding the eruption of the volcano in North Sulawesi province. Hundreds of people were evacuated.

      By CHRISTINE HAUSER

      April 17, 2024
    7. TIMESVIDEO

      Mount Ruang Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

      Lightning struck while lava and ash spewed from Mount Ruang Volcano in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province.

      By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

      April 17, 2024
    8. Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Unknown Location From Prison by Myanmar Junta

      The unexpected relocation was attributed to a heat wave, and came as the military government is facing increasingly emboldened rebel forces.

      By SUI-LEE WEE

      April 17, 2024
    9. Biden to Call for Tripling Tariffs on Chinese Steel Products

      In a speech to union steelworkers in Pittsburgh, the president will announce several new measures meant to raise new barriers against floods of Chinese imports.

      By JIM TANKERSLEY and NICHOLAS NEHAMAS

      April 17, 2024
    10. What Can ‘Green Islam’ Achieve in the World’s Largest Muslim Country?

      Clerics in Indonesia are issuing fatwas, retrofitting mosques and imploring congregants to help turn the tide against climate change.

      By SUI-LEE WEE and ULET IFANSASTI

      April 17, 2024
 
    1. Why Do Elections in India Take So Long?

      The election is a giant undertaking that requires millions of poll workers, voting machines and security forces to cover deserts, mountains, forests and megacities.

      By JOHN YOON and HARI KUMAR

      April 17, 2024
    2. Wednesday Briefing: China’s Economy Grew Faster Than Expected

      Plus, Australia’s feral cat problem.

      By JUSTIN PORTER

      April 16, 2024
    3. Germany’s Leader Walks a Fine Line in China

      Chancellor Olaf Scholz tried to promote German business interests while delivering warnings from Europe about trade and geopolitical tensions.

      By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and MELISSA EDDY

      April 16, 2024
    4. China’s Economy, Propelled by Its Factories, Grew More Than Expected

      China’s big bet on manufacturing helped to counteract its housing slowdown in the first three months of the year, but other countries are worried about a flood of Chinese goods.

      By KEITH BRADSHER and ALEXANDRA STEVENSON

      April 15, 2024
    5. Tuesday Briefing: Donald Trump’s Trial Begins

      Also, Israel weighs a response to Iran and Sudan marks a year of war.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 15, 2024
    6. Ushio Amagatsu, Japanese Dancer Who Popularized Butoh, Dies at 74

      He brought worldwide attention to a radical yet elemental form of contemporary dance that emerged in the wake of wartime destruction.

      By ALEX WILLIAMS

      April 15, 2024
    7. Reeling From Mass Stabbing, Australians Ask: Was It About Hatred of Women?

      All but three of the 18 people killed or injured Saturday were women. While the attacker’s motive may never be known, many said the episode spoke to a larger problem.

      By VICTORIA KIM

      April 15, 2024
    8. Chinese Company Under Congressional Scrutiny Makes Key U.S. Drugs

      Lawmakers raising national security concerns and seeking to disconnect a major Chinese firm from U.S. pharmaceutical interests have rattled the biotech industry. The firm is deeply involved in development and manufacturing of crucial therapies for cancer, cystic fibrosis, H.I.V. and other illnesses.

      By CHRISTINA JEWETT

      April 15, 2024
    9. On Himalayan Hillsides Grows Japan’s Cold, Hard Cash

      A shrub in impoverished Nepal now supplies the raw material for the bank notes used in Asia’s most sophisticated financial system.

      By BHADRA SHARMA, ALEX TRAVELLI and UMA BISTA

      April 15, 2024
    10. Monday Briefing: Israel Weighs a Response to Iran

      Also, the Australian authorities are searching for a motive in the deadly stabbing attack.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 14, 2024
 
    1. This Japanese Museum Actually Keeps Time

      The Timepiece Museum has about 120 clocks of all shapes and sizes on display, out of a total of about 800, with the oldest dating from the 1400s.

      By VIVIAN MORELLI and JAMES WHITLOW DELANO

      April 14, 2024
    2. State Dept. Is Sending Its Top Diplomat for East Asia to China

      The announcement comes days after President Biden met jointly with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines to discuss Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region.

      By AISHVARYA KAVI

      April 13, 2024
    3. China Had a ‘Special Place’ in Modi’s Heart. Now It’s a Thorn in His Side.

      As Narendra Modi seeks a third term as prime minister, India’s rupture with China looms over a pillar of his campaign: making his country a major power.

      By MUJIB MASHAL and SAMEER YASIR

      April 13, 2024
    4. NEW ZEALAND DISPATCH

      New Zealanders Are Crazy for This Fruit. It’s Not the Kiwi.

      Like the kiwi fruit, the feijoa, or pineapple guava, is not native to the island nation, but it has become something of a national obsession.

      By KATE EVANS and TATSIANA CHYPSANAVA

      April 12, 2024
    5. Myanmar Rebels Take Key Trading Town, but Counteroffensive Looms

      The fall of Myawaddy, on the Thai border, was one of the most significant gains by resistance forces since a 2021 military coup.

      By RICHARD C. PADDOCK

      April 12, 2024
    6. NEWS ANALYSIS

      China Feels Boxed In by the U.S. but Has Few Ways to Push Back

      China seeks to project military power in the seas around its coastline, yet also faces pressure to mend relations with neighbors for the good of its economy.

      By DAVID PIERSON and OLIVIA WANG

      April 12, 2024
    7. Friday Briefing: U.S. General Visits Israel Amid Fears of Iranian Attack

      Also, O.J. Simpson died at 76.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 11, 2024
    8. 3 Men Rescued from Pacific Island After Writing ‘Help’ With Palm Leaves

      American rescuers found the lost sailors on a tiny uninhabited island in Micronesia with a damaged boat and the word spelled out on the beach.

      By JOHN YOON

      April 11, 2024
    9. Vietnamese Real Estate Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12 Billion Fraud Case

      Truong My Lan received the death penalty as Vietnam’s Communist Party cracks down on corruption in the fast-growing Southeast Asian economic hub.

      By JOHN YOON and CHAU DOAN

      April 11, 2024
    10. NEWS ANALYSIS

      Stinging Election Loss Leaves South Korean Leader at a Crossroads

      President Yoon Suk Yeol, a key U.S. ally, faces the prospect of becoming a lame duck unless he starts negotiating with the opposition.

      By CHOE SANG-HUN

      April 11, 2024
 
    1. Biden Aims to Project United Front Against China at White House Summit

      President Biden discussed security in the South China Sea with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines at the White House.

      By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

      April 11, 2024
    2. Akebono, First Foreign-Born Sumo Grand Champion, Dies at 54

      Born in Hawaii, he moved to Japan in 1988 and won 11 grand championships. His success drove a resurgence in the sport’s popularity.

      By VICTORIA KIM, HISAKO UENO and YAN ZHUANG

      April 10, 2024
    3. Getting Dressed for the ‘Muslim Met Gala’

      Hasan Minhaj and Ramy Youssef joined hundreds of Muslims dressed to the nines at a morning prayer gathering in New York for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

      By SADIBA HASAN and AMIR HAMJA

      April 10, 2024
    4. Thursday Briefing: Japan’s Leader Visits Washington

      Also, South Korean exit polls suggest a defeat for the president’s party.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 10, 2024
    5. Japan Gives Washington 250 Cherry Trees as Replacements

      The trees will replace 140 that will be torn up as part of a restoration project. The capital’s first Japanese cherry trees were a gift from the mayor of Tokyo in 1912.

      By AISHVARYA KAVI

      April 10, 2024
    6. Hong Kong Detains and Expels Journalism Advocate, Group Says

      A representative of Reporters Without Borders was attempting to monitor the national security trial of a media tycoon, Jimmy Lai.

      By DAVID PIERSON

      April 10, 2024
    7. K-Pop Group Asks U.S. Court for Help Finding YouTube User in Defamation Case

      The request by NewJeans is the latest effort by the K-pop industry in its struggle to stem rumors on platforms based outside South Korea.

      By JOHN YOON

      April 10, 2024
    8. Roger, a Failed Drug Dog, Becomes a Hero of Taiwan’s Quake Response

      The 8-year-old rescue dog, who was once deemed too friendly to sniff out drugs, found the body of the earthquake’s 13th victim.

      By YAN ZHUANG

      April 10, 2024
    9. Trudeau Rebuts Reports of Foreign Interference in Canadian Elections

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testified that past elections had been “free and fair,” but intelligence reports said meddling by China was “sophisticated” and “pervasive.”

      By NORIMITSU ONISHI

      April 10, 2024
    10. Why Xi Jinping Is Meeting With Taiwan’s Ex-President

      China is using talks between its top leader and Ma Ying-jeou to signal a willingness to engage with Taiwan — but only on its terms.

      By CHRIS BUCKLEY

      April 10, 2024
 
    1. Blizzard and NetEase Settle Their Beef, Returning Warcraft to China

      The deal between the gaming company Blizzard, now owned by Microsoft, and the Chinese giant NetEase renews a partnership that lapsed more than a year ago.

      By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and CLAIRE FU

      April 10, 2024
    2. South Korean Parliamentary Election Projected to Hand Defeat to Leader

      The vote on Wednesday was a big test for President Yoon Suk Yeol, who has forged closer ties with the United States and Japan but whose domestic agenda has stalled.

      By CHOE SANG-HUN

      April 9, 2024
    3. Wednesday Briefing: A Divided South Korea Votes

      Also, a landmark climate ruling in Europe.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 9, 2024
    4. How the Solar Eclipse Affected Eid Timing

      Some Muslim communities rely on a centuries-old method to determine when Ramadan ends: a crescent moon. That method was harder to follow this year.

      By EMILY SCHMALL

      April 9, 2024
    5. NEWS ANALYSIS

      Biden’s Trade Moves Raise Tensions Abroad but Draw Cheers in Swing States

      The president’s efforts to restrict Chinese imports and block a Japanese steel merger have pleased labor unions and sent a message to rival Donald J. Trump.

      By JIM TANKERSLEY

      April 9, 2024
    6. Xi Meets With Russia’s Foreign Minister, Reaffirming Ties

      The visit came days after the U.S. threatened new sanctions against Chinese companies if they aided Russia’s war in Ukraine.

      By DAVID PIERSON and IVAN NECHEPURENKO

      April 9, 2024
    7. How Japan Is Trying to Rebuild Its Chip Industry

      Taiwan’s semiconductor giant, TSMC, is quickly remaking a farm town in Japan into Asia’s next hub of chip manufacturing with enormous government support.

      By MEAGHAN TOBIN, HISAKO UENO and JOHN LIU

      April 9, 2024
    8. Tuesday Briefing: A Total Solar Eclipse

      Also, the Vatican said gender changes amount to an affront.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 8, 2024
    9. Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., Belated Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 97

      One of the Army’s most highly decorated servicemen, he received the military’s supreme tribute for valor, for his actions in the Korean War — 71 years after the fact.

      By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN

      April 8, 2024
    10. Yellen Sees ‘More Work to Do’ as China Talks End With No Breakthrough

      Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen was warmly received in China, but it was evident that the level of trust between the two sides does not run deep.

      By ALAN RAPPEPORT

      April 8, 2024
 
    1. THE NEW NEW WORLD

      What Chinese Outrage Over ‘3 Body Problem’ Says About China

      The Netflix series showcases one of the country’s most successful works of culture. Instead of demonstrating pride, social media is condemning it.

      By LI YUAN

      April 8, 2024
    2. Monday Briefing: Israel Pulls Some Troops from Southern Gaza

      Also, Mexico and Nicaragua severed diplomatic relations with Ecuador.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 7, 2024
    3. Biden and Japan’s Leader Look to Bind Ties to Outlast Them Both

      Hovering over a state visit to Washington is the possibility of a swing in American foreign policy if Donald Trump returns to the White House.

      By MOTOKO RICH

      April 7, 2024
    4. Homecoming

      A single photo captures a moment of setback for families who had tried for a better life.

       
      April 7, 2024
    5. ‘Gladiator Politics’ Dominate Election Season in Polarized South Korea

      This week’s parliamentary elections are widely seen as a referendum on both President Yoon Suk Yeol and his archrival, Lee Jae-myung, the opposition leader.

      By CHOE SANG-HUN

      April 7, 2024
    6. U.S. Warns China About Its Exports and Support for Russia

      Beijing’s economic policies threaten American workers, Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen told Vice Premier He Lifeng in the southern city of Guangzhou.

      By ALAN RAPPEPORT

      April 6, 2024
    7. Why Time Is Running Out Across the Maldives’ Lovely Little Islands

      Global tourism brought a modern economy to the country’s thousand islands. For many Maldivians, the teeming capital beckons.

      By ALEX TRAVELLI, MAAHIL MOHAMED and ELKE SCHOLIERS

      April 6, 2024
    8. Challenged by Uprising, Myanmar Junta Cracks Down Harder

      The country’s military rulers have signaled a new wave of detentions and, rights groups say, conditions for existing prisoners have deteriorated.

      By CALEB QUINLEY

      April 6, 2024
    9. Author Who Defected From North Korea Wins Defamation Lawsuit

      Jang Jin-sung​, known for his memoir “Dear Leader,” was accused of rape by a fellow North Korean defector. He sued her and a South Korean broadcaster and won.

      By CHOE SANG-HUN

      April 5, 2024
    10. THE SATURDAY PROFILE

      Documentary Filmmaker Explores Japan’s Rigorous Education Rituals

      Her movies try to explain why Japan is the way it is, showing both the upsides and downsides of the country’s commonplace practices. Her latest film focuses on an elementary school.

      By MOTOKO RICH

      April 5, 2024
 
    1. China’s Young People Are Giving Up on Saving for Retirement

      Citing a rapidly aging society, difficult job market and uncertainty about the future, some young people are rejecting the idea of saving for old age.

      By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and SIYI ZHAO

      April 5, 2024
    2. Friday Briefing: Six Months of the Israel-Hamas War

      Also, the rise of “carefluencers.”

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 4, 2024
    3. Glasses Improve Income, Not Just Eyesight

      A study found that when older workers in Bangladesh were given free reading glasses, they earned 33 percent more than those who had not.

      By ANDREW JACOBS

      April 4, 2024
    4. Why Taiwan Was So Prepared for a Powerful Earthquake

      Decades of learning from disasters, tightening building codes and increasing public awareness may have helped its people better weather strong quakes.

      By CHRIS BUCKLEY, MEAGHAN TOBIN, SIYI ZHAO and LAM YIK FEI

      April 4, 2024
    5. TIMESVIDEO

      Workers Stuck on Mountain After Taiwan Earthquake

      Footage shows people trapped in a mountainous area after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake triggered a landslide.

      By REUTERS

      April 4, 2024
    6. As Doctors’ Walkout Drags On, Some South Koreans Are Losing Patience

      Thousands of interns and residents who stopped working in February are testing the public’s high regard for physicians. But there is also anger at the government.

      By JIN YU YOUNG

      April 4, 2024
    7. Thursday Briefing: Ukraine Lowers the Draft Age

      Also, dozens remain trapped after the earthquake in Taiwan.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 3, 2024
    8. TIMESVIDEO

      Powerful Earthquake Shakes Taiwan

      The magnitude-7.4 quake was followed by more than 200 aftershocks.

      By CHRISTINA KELSO

      April 3, 2024
    9. Taiwan’s Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years Kills 9 and Injures Hundreds

      The magnitude-7.4 quake was followed by more than 200 aftershocks. Dozens of people were trapped. Two buildings in the city of Hualien teetered perilously.

      By MEAGHAN TOBIN, VICTORIA KIM, CHRIS BUCKLEY, MIKE IVES, SIYI ZHAO and JOHN YOON

      April 3, 2024
    10. What We Know About the Earthquake in Taiwan

      The quake set off aftershocks and damaged dozens of buildings, killing nine people and leaving many injured or trapped.

      By JOHN YOON

      April 3, 2024
 
    1. TIMESVIDEO

      Powerful Earthquake Shakes Taiwan

      The quake, with a magnitude of at least 7.4, caused landslides and severe damage to some buildings.

      By THE NEW YORK TIMES

      April 3, 2024
    2. Hualien County Is a Quiet, Scenic Tourist Destination

      The area, known for a famous gorge and aquamarine waters, sits on several active faults.

      By VICTORIA KIM

      April 3, 2024
    3. IN PHOTOS

      The Taiwan Earthquake’s Aftermath

      See scenes from around the island.

      By THE NEW YORK TIMES

      April 3, 2024
    4. Taiwan Quake Damages Buildings and a Highway in Hualien

      Rescue efforts in the city were centered on two buildings, one of which appeared near collapse. Some roads to the region were cut off.

      By CHRIS BUCKLEY, PAUL MOZUR, MEAGHAN TOBIN and JOHN YOON

      April 3, 2024
    5. A Look at Taiwan’s Strongest Earthquakes

      Earthquakes of similar intensity to the one that hit the island on Wednesday have caused large-scale death and destruction.

      By MIKE IVES

      April 2, 2024
    6. Map: 7.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

      View the location of the quake’s epicenter and shake area.

      By WILLIAM B. DAVIS, MADISON DONG, JUDSON JONES, JOHN KEEFE and BEA MALSKY

      April 2, 2024
    7. Canadian Lawmaker Testifies Chinese Students Were Bused In to Elect Him

      Han Dong, a member of Parliament who is accused of benefiting from the Chinese government’s help, testified at a public hearing on foreign interference.

      By NORIMITSU ONISHI

      April 2, 2024
    8. Wednesday Briefing: Aid Workers Killed in Gaza

      Plus, President Biden talked to Xi Jinping.

      By AMELIA NIERENBERG

      April 2, 2024
    9. Biden Talks to Xi About Conflicts, From Ukraine to the Pacific

      President Biden aimed to keep relations stable in a call with Xi Jinping of China, but also raised concerns over Beijing’s activities around Taiwan, the South China Sea and Russia.

      By EDWARD WONG and ERICA L. GREEN

      April 2, 2024
    10. Japan’s New Royal Instagram Page Forgoes Flash for Formality

      No memes or spontaneity to see here, people. Just the usual official pictures of Emperor Naruhito and his family.

      By KIUKO NOTOYA and MIKE IVES

      April 2, 2024
 
  1. INDONESIA DISPATCH

    5-Star Bird Houses for Picky but Precious Guests: Nesting Swiftlets

    To lure swiftlets, whose saliva-built nests fetch high prices in China, people in Borneo compete to build them the most luxurious accommodations: safe, clean, dark and with pools for bathing.

    By RICHARD C. PADDOCK, MUKTITA SUHARTONO and NYIMAS LAULA

    April 2, 2024
  2. North Korea Missile Test Hints at Greater Menace to U.S. Bases

    The test, analysts said, may have involved a new intermediate-range hypersonic missile that is faster to launch and more difficult to intercept.

    By CHOE SANG-HUN

    April 1, 2024
  3. Tuesday Briefing: Iran Said Israel Killed Top Generals

    Also, the U.S. could vote on aid to Ukraine in the coming weeks.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    April 1, 2024
  4. The Bizarre Chinese Murder Plot Behind Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’

    Lin Qi, a billionaire who helped produce the science-fiction hit, was poisoned to death by a disgruntled executive. His attacker now faces the death penalty.

    By DAVID PIERSON

    April 1, 2024
  5. ‘Oppenheimer’ Opens in Nuclear-Scarred Japan, 8 Months After U.S. Premiere

    While some viewers lamented the movie’s exclusion of scenes from Hiroshima or Nagasaki, others said they recognized that it had another story to tell.

    By MOTOKO RICH and KIUKO NOTOYA

    April 1, 2024
  6. 5 Things to Know to Understand India’s Economy Under Modi

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a third term, India’s growth has received the attention of the world’s investors but inequality has deepened.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI

    April 1, 2024
  7. What 10 Years of Modi Rule Has Meant for India’s Economy

    Narendra Modi has kept India on its swift upward path among the world’s largest economies. Many Indians are better off, though wealth gaps have widened.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI

    April 1, 2024
  8. Beijing Deplores Taiwan’s Next President, but Welcomes an Old One

    A rare visit to mainland China by Ma Ying-jeou, who’s now in the opposition, is a chance for political messaging on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

    By CHRIS BUCKLEY and AMY CHANG CHIEN

    March 31, 2024
  9. Monday Briefing: Israeli Anger at Netanyahu Grows

    Plus, the new end-of-the-world fiction.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    March 31, 2024
  10. India’s Silicon Valley Faces a Water Crisis That Software Cannot Solve

    Bengaluru gets plenty of rain. But the city did not properly adapt as its soaring population strained traditional water sources.

    By DAMIEN CAVE and ATUL LOKE

    March 30, 2024
  11. ‘Punjabi Wave’ Music Hits the Juno Awards Stage

    Karan Aujla, 27, became the first Punjabi artist to win an award at the Junos as the genre expands its fan base in Canada.

    By VJOSA ISAI

    March 30, 2024
  12. The ‘Night Government’ Expands Its Violent Reach in Rohingya Camps

    Gunfights, kidnappings and homicides have become widespread in the refugee settlements in Bangladesh, as armed groups and criminal gangs have become more brazen.

    By VERENA HÖLZL

    March 30, 2024
  13. NEWS ANALYSIS

    Why Russia Is Protecting North Korea From Nuclear Monitors

    The monitors have provided vivid evidence of how Russia is keeping Pyongyang brimming with fuel and other goods, presumably in return for weapons that Russia can use in Ukraine.

    By DAVID E. SANGER

    March 29, 2024
  14. In Move to Protect Whales, Polynesian Indigenous Groups Give Them ‘Personhood’

    Indigenous leaders of New Zealand, Tahiti and the Cook Islands signed a treaty that recognizes whales as legal persons. Conservationists hope it will lead to legal protections.

    By REMY TUMIN

    March 29, 2024
  15. U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Leaves Hong Kong, Citing Security Law

    Radio Free Asia, which ran a small operation in Hong Kong, said its staff was at risk because of the law’s sweeping definition of “external interference.”

    By DAVID PIERSON

    March 29, 2024
  16. Wanted in South Korea: Imperialism-Free Cherry Blossoms

    Activists want to replace a variety of cherry tree associated with the Japanese colonial era with one they say is Korean. The science is messy.

    By JOHN YOON, MIKE IVES, HISAKO UENO and CHANG W. LEE

    March 29, 2024
  17. A Harsh Mongolian Winter Leaves Millions of Livestock Dead

    Mass death caused by a weather event known in Mongolia as dzud has devastated herds, leaving thousands of families short of food.

    By JOHN YOON, KHALIUN BAYARTSOGT and SOMINI SENGUPTA

    March 29, 2024
  18. Friday Briefing: Sam Bankman-Fried Gets 25 Years

    Plus, three video game adventures for the weekend.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    March 28, 2024
  19. Taiwan’s Top Diplomat Says U.S. Aid to Ukraine Is Critical for Deterring China

    Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said in an interview that a Russian victory could embolden China to move against Taiwan and would fuel anti-American propaganda.

    By EDWARD WONG

    March 28, 2024
  20. 36 HOURS

    36 Hours in Mumbai

    Explore ancient caves, catch a concert in a former textile mill, feast on mangoes and go on a poetry crawl in this fast-changing Indian city.

    By SAUMYA ROY

    March 28, 2024
  21. South Korea’s 2024 Parliament Election: What to Know

    Results for the Assembly-controlling opposition party are likely to be a referendum on President Yoon Suk Yeol’s two years in office.

    By CHOE SANG-HUN

    March 28, 2024
  22. As Relations Thaw, China Lifts Tariffs on Australian Wine

    Despite its thirst for Australian wine, China had taxed the imports in 2020 over a dispute about Covid-19.

    By NATASHA FROST

    March 28, 2024
  23. One Satellite Signal Rules Modern Life. What if Someone Knocks It Out?

    Threats are mounting in space. GPS signals are vulnerable to attack. Their time-keeping is essential for stock trading, power transmission and more.

    By SELAM GEBREKIDAN, JOHN LIU and CHRIS BUCKLEY

    March 28, 2024
  24. Thursday Briefing: Russia’s Online Attack on Ukraine Aid

    Plus, Stephen King’s greatest hits.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    March 27, 2024
  25. Thailand Lawmakers Bring Same-Sex Marriage a Crucial Step Closer

    The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill now goes to Thailand’s Senate.

    By MUKTITA SUHARTONO

    March 27, 2024
  26. How Elon Musk Became ‘Kind of Pro-China’

    Mr. Musk helped create China’s electric vehicle industry. But he is now facing challenges there as well as scrutiny in the West over his reliance on the country.

    By MARA HVISTENDAHL

    March 27, 2024
  27. A Pivot to China Saved Elon Musk. It Also Binds Him to Beijing.

    Tesla and China built a symbiotic relationship, with credits, workers and parts that made Mr. Musk ultrarich. Now, his reliance on the country may give Beijing leverage.

    By MARA HVISTENDAHL, JACK EWING and JOHN LIU

    March 27, 2024
  28. THE NEW NEW WORLD

    Filmmaker Draws Censors’ Wrath: ‘A Price I Have to Accept’

    Wang Xiaoshuai is among the few Chinese artists who refuse to bend to state limitations on the subjects they explore.

    By LI YUAN

    March 27, 2024
  29. Happy-Go-Lucky Australia Is Feeling Neither Happy, Nor Lucky

    After enjoying decades of prosperity, the country has hit stubborn economic turbulence.

    By NATASHA FROST

    March 27, 2024
  30. Wednesday Briefing: U.S.-Israel Divisions Grow

    Plus, Beyoncé’s country album.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    March 26, 2024
  31. Recent Bridge Collapses Raise Questions About Modern Shipping

    The crash in Baltimore was at least the second in just over a month in which a container ship hit a major road bridge.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    March 26, 2024
  32. Suicide Bomber Kills 5 Chinese Workers in Pakistan

    The assault comes amid a spate of terror attacks in Pakistan, as the country’s faltering ties to the Taliban affect regional security.

    By SALMAN MASOOD and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    March 26, 2024
  33. The Dali was just starting a 27-day voyage.

    The ship had spent two days in Baltimore’s port before setting off.

    By CLAIRE MOSES and JENNY GROSS

    March 26, 2024
  34. Gardens of Stone, Moss, Sand: 4 Moments of Zen in Kyoto

    The city’s dry gardens seem timeless, but as these relatively new versions show, their design is still evolving. They offer spots for quiet contemplation in an increasingly overtouristed city.

    By PAULA DEITZ

    March 26, 2024
  35. Why Are China’s Nationalists Attacking the Country’s Heroes?

    Online vitriol has targeted the country’s richest man, erasing billions of dollars of his company’s market value, despite Beijing’s courtship of entrepreneurs.

    By JOY DONG and VIVIAN WANG

    March 26, 2024
  36. Tuesday Briefing: U.N. Voted for a Gaza Cease-Fire

    Also, searching for Iceland’s northern lights.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    March 25, 2024
  37. U.S. and Britain Accuse China of Cyberespionage Campaign

    The actions on both sides of the Atlantic, which included sanctions, underscored the escalation of cyberconflict between Western allies and Beijing.

    By DAVID E. SANGER and MARK LANDLER

    March 25, 2024
  38. U.K. Accuses China of Cyberattacks Targeting Voter Data and Lawmakers

    The British government believes China has overseen two separate hacking campaigns, including one that yielded information from 40 million voters.

    By MARK LANDLER and STEPHEN CASTLE

    March 25, 2024
  39. Has China Lost Its Taste for the iPhone?

    Apple has deep ties in the country, its second-largest market. But there are signs that Chinese consumers are becoming a harder sell.

    By MEAGHAN TOBIN, ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and TRIPP MICKLE

    March 25, 2024
  40. Monday Briefing: Two Charged in Moscow Attack

    Plus, the hotel guest who wouldn’t leave.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    March 24, 2024
  41. Furry Slippers and Sweatpants: Young Chinese Embrace ‘Gross Outfits’ at Work

    The social media movement is the latest sign that some of China’s young people are resisting the compulsion to strive.

    By CLAIRE FU and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

    March 24, 2024
  42. TIMESVIDEO

    Behind Our Investigation Into India’s Sugar Industry

    Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have helped turn the Indian state of Maharashtra into a sugar-producing powerhouse. But a New York Times investigation has found that these brands finance a brutal system of labor that exploits young girls and leads to the unnecessary sterilization of working-age women. The investigation was produced in collaboration with The Fuller Project.

    By NIKOLAY NIKOLOV, MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN and SAUMYA KHANDELWAL

    March 24, 2024
  43. China’s Plan to Spur Growth: A New Slogan for Building Factories

    As China’s leaders promote their strategy, other countries worry about manufacturing overcapacity and plans for more exports.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    March 24, 2024
  44. China’s Dispute With Taiwan Is Playing Out Near This Frontline Island

    A fatal episode off Kinmen, a Taiwanese-controlled island, has become the latest occasion for Beijing to warn and test Taiwan’s president-elect.

    By CHRIS BUCKLEY and AMY CHANG CHIEN

    March 24, 2024
  45. The Brutality of Sugar: Debt, Child Marriage and Hysterectomies

    An investigation into the sugar-cane industry in the Indian state of Maharashtra found workers ensnared by debt and pushed into child marriages and unnecessary hysterectomies.

    By MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN, QADRI INZAMAM and SAUMYA KHANDELWAL

    March 24, 2024
  46. ISIS-K, Group Tied to Moscow Attack, Has Grown Bolder and More Violent

    The militant group violently opposes the Taliban leaders of Afghanistan, where it is based. It is increasingly targeting foreign foes.

    By CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    March 24, 2024
  47. We Spent Months With India’s Sugar Cutters. Here’s What We Found.

    Indebted workers, facing brutal working conditions, are pushed to get hysterectomies as a treatment for routine ailments. Sugar mills disclaim responsibility.

    By MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN

    March 24, 2024
  48. ISIS Branch Blamed in Moscow Attack Has Hit at Taliban’s Russia Links

    Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, previously attacked Russia’s embassy in Kabul and has produced floods of anti-Kremlin propaganda.

    By CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    March 23, 2024
  49. Modi’s Party Doesn’t Control All of India. But He’s Working on It.

    As an election nears, political strife between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and opposition-held states is straining the federal formula that holds India together.

    By MUJIB MASHAL and HARI KUMAR

    March 23, 2024
  50. THE SATURDAY PROFILE

    Insooni Breaks Racial Barrier to Become Beloved Singer in South Korea

    Born to a South Korean mother and a Black American soldier, she rose to a pioneering stardom in a country that has long discriminated against biracial children.

    By CHOE SANG-HUN

    March 22, 2024
  51. What Happened When India Pulled the Plug on TikTok

    The United States is agonizing over the possibility of a ban, but India did it at a stroke. Indians adjusted quickly, and Instagram and YouTube built big audiences.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI and SUHASINI RAJ

    March 22, 2024
  52. TIMESVIDEO

    TikTok Changed His Life. Then India Banned the App.

    As Washington debates a plan that could block TikTok, a content creator, Ulhas Kamathe, explains how he lost everything when it happened in India. Here’s how he rebuilt his career.

    By SHAWN PAIK and SUHASINI RAJ

    March 22, 2024
  53. What to Know About Holi, India’s Most Colorful Tradition

    The ancient festival has Hindu roots, but growing numbers worldwide are taking part in the celebration, which features bonfires, singing, dancing, prayer, feasting and clouds of pigmented powder.

    By JOHN YOON and HARI KUMAR

    March 22, 2024
  54. In One Key A.I. Metric, China Pulls Ahead of the U.S.: Talent

    China has produced a huge number of top A.I. engineers in recent years. New research shows that, by some measures, it has already eclipsed the United States.

    By PAUL MOZUR and CADE METZ

    March 22, 2024
  55. LETTER 346

    In New Zealand, Experiencing the Miracle of Flight Anew

    The country's domestic airlines play a crucial role in connectivity. But for the casual flier, even the journey is captivating.

    By NATASHA FROST

    March 21, 2024
  56. Friday Briefing: The U.S. Sues Apple

    Also, India’s opposition faces troubles and tips for a healthier relationship with your phone.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 21, 2024
  57. Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Targets Taliban Heartland

    The blast targeted a bank in Kandahar, where Taliban members had gathered to collect their salaries, witnesses said.

    By TAIMOOR SHAH and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    March 21, 2024
  58. Indian Opposition Parties Say They Face Tide of Troubles as Vote Nears

    Weeks before pivotal elections, the head of one party was arrested on what his supporters said were trumped-up charges and another party said it lost access to its funds.

    By SAMEER YASIR

    March 21, 2024
  59. Thursday Briefing: Where is Gaza’s Aid?

    Also, sweeping U.S. climate regulations and the “3 Body Problem” on Netflix.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 20, 2024
  60. Ex-General Accused of Rights Abuses Is Declared Winner of Indonesia Election

    The official result confirmed projections made after last month’s vote, which raised concerns about the vibrancy of the country’s democracy.

    By SUI-LEE WEE and MUKTITA SUHARTONO

    March 20, 2024
  61. Here’s What to Know About Vietnam’s Communist Government

    The departure of President Vo Van Thuong, who occupied a largely ceremonial role, could have implications for the country’s future.

    By JIN YU YOUNG and SUI-LEE WEE

    March 20, 2024
  62. Vietnam’s President Resigns Over Communist Party Breaches, State Media Says

    The nature of President Vo Van Thuong’s wrongdoing was unclear, but his departure could be a sign of an internal power struggle among Vietnam’s leaders.

    By SUI-LEE WEE

    March 20, 2024
  63. Where Are Hong Kong’s Leading Pro-Democracy Figures Now?

    The city enacted tough new security legislation with little public outcry, partly because those who would have opposed it were either in jail or in exile.

    By TIFFANY MAY

    March 20, 2024
  64. A Queer Chinese Artist Finds Liberation Through Folk Art

    Drawing from his life in rural China, the gay artist known as Xiyadie uses a folk art form to tell his coming out story. His show is coming to the Blindspot Gallery in Hong Kong.

    By TIFFANY MAY

    March 20, 2024
  65. Study About Purported Ancient ‘Pyramid’ in Indonesia Is Retracted

    The study, based on research featured in a Netflix documentary, fueled debate over a site that is used for Islamic and Hindu rituals.

    By MIKE IVES

    March 20, 2024
  66. Why Mainland Chinese Flocked to Hong Kong’s New Global Visa

    The city created a visa to lure professionals from around the world. Most of the takers were Chinese seeking better jobs, better schools and greater freedom.

    By JOY DONG

    March 20, 2024
  67. In Hong Kong, China’s Grip Can Feel Like ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

    As Hong Kong’s leaders embrace China’s top-down political culture, many believe the city’s dynamism and vitality are slipping away.

    By DAVID PIERSON and TIFFANY MAY

    March 19, 2024
  68. U.S. Accuses Two Men of Stealing Tesla Trade Secrets

    Federal prosecutors said the pair tried to sell technology to manufacture batteries for electric cars that belonged to the company.

    By JACK EWING

    March 19, 2024
  69. Wednesday Briefing: Hong Kong’s Sweeping New Security Laws

    Also, Japan’s interest rate hike and M.L.B.’s season opener.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 19, 2024
  70. World War II Loot Found in a Massachusetts Home Is Returned to Okinawa

    The cache of artifacts was discovered in the attic of a veteran’s home after he died. The items were turned over to the F.B.I., which arranged for their return eight decades after the war.

    By EMILY SCHMALL

    March 19, 2024
  71. Hong Kong Security Law Could Damage City’s Standing as Financial Hub

    Some firms have already moved staff out of the city since the Chinese government took a heavier hand in 2020.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    March 19, 2024
  72. Hong Kong’s New Security Legislation Took Decades to Pass. Here’s What to Know.

    The legislation marks another significant erosion of freedom in a former British colony once known for its relative autonomy from Beijing.

    By MIKE IVES

    March 19, 2024
  73. Hong Kong Adopts Sweeping Security Laws, Bowing to Beijing

    The legislation targets “external interference” and the theft of state secrets, with implications for businesses, journalists, civil servants and others.

    By TIFFANY MAY and DAVID PIERSON

    March 19, 2024
  74. Destination: Shohei Ohtani

    With huge demand to see the baseball superstar play for the Dodgers, M.L.B. teamed up with a Japanese travel agency. Fans began plotting trips.

    By SCOTT MILLER

    March 19, 2024
  75. China Evergrande Founder Accused of Exaggerating Revenue by $78 Billion

    China’s securities regulator fined the developer’s founder, Hui Ka Yan, and banned him from participating in the country’s financial markets for life.

    By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON

    March 19, 2024
  76. ‘Get Ready to Scream’: How to Be a Baseball Fan in South Korea

    The country’s raucous fan culture will be on display when Major League Baseball opens its season in Seoul. Here’s how to cheer and what to eat.

    By JOHN YOON, JUN MICHAEL PARK and SHAWN PAIK

    March 19, 2024
  77. Ohtani Makes South Korean Fans Forget Rivalry With Japan

    Baseball fans in South Korea have embraced the superstar from Japan, despite the longtime rivalry and history between the two countries.

    By JOHN YOON

    March 19, 2024
  78. Barren Fields and Empty Stomachs: Afghanistan’s Long, Punishing Drought

    In a country especially vulnerable to climate change, a drought has displaced entire villages and left millions of children malnourished.

    By LYNSEY ADDARIO and VICTORIA KIM

    March 19, 2024
  79. Japan Raises Interest Rates for First Time in 17 Years

    Higher inflation and rising wages suggest that the country’s economy can grow without such aggressive stimulus from the central bank.

    By JOE RENNISON and KIUKO NOTOYA

    March 18, 2024
  80. Tuesday Briefing: Putin’s Victory Spectacle

    Also, Gambia moves to overturn a ban on female genital cutting.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 18, 2024
  81. Pakistani Airstrikes in Afghanistan Kill at Least 8, Taliban Officials Say

    The pre-dawn strikes escalated tensions between two countries that have clashed over the recent rise in militant violence on Pakistan’s soil.

    By CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM and ZIA UR-REHMAN

    March 18, 2024
  82. Blinken Warns of Disinformation Threat to Democracies

    At an international forum, the secretary of state said artificial intelligence’s ability to disrupt the global flow of information could prove politically perilous during a year of elections.

    By MICHAEL CROWLEY

    March 18, 2024
  83. What Meltdown? Crypto Comes Roaring Back in the Philippines.

    Two years after the cryptocurrency market crashed, internet cafes for playing crypto-earning video games are opening and farmers have started harvesting virtual crops from the games for income.

    By ELI TAN and JES AZNAR

    March 18, 2024
  84. Monday Briefing: Putin Extends His Rule

    Also, new avenues to get aid into Gaza are not yet relieving hunger.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 17, 2024
  85. The Foreign Language That Changed My Teenage Son’s Life

    I worried about his ability to fit in. But then he fell in love with Russian — and on a trip to Central Asia, he flourished.

    By PAUL TOUGH

    March 17, 2024
  86. India’s 2024 General Election: What to Know

    India’s general elections will determine the political direction of the world’s most populous nation for the next five years.

    By MUJIB MASHAL

    March 16, 2024
  87. Standing Up to China, Philippine Leader Courts New Network of Partners

    Escalating tensions in the South China Sea, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. says, are not only a regional issue, but a global one.

    By SUI-LEE WEE and CAMILLE ELEMIA

    March 16, 2024
  88. Data Dump Exposes the Fuzzy Lines Between Money and Politics in India

    Lists of donors and beneficiaries cast government contracts and police investigations in an unflattering new light.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI and HARI KUMAR

    March 15, 2024
  89. A Potentially Hazardous Cat Puts a Japanese City on Alert

    The animal fell into a tank of chemicals at a plating factory in Fukuyama and then wandered off into the night.

    By KIUKO NOTOYA and ALAN YUHAS

    March 15, 2024
  90. THE SATURDAY PROFILE

    An American Who Has Helped Clear 815,000 Bombs From Vietnam

    Chuck Searcy has spent decades of his life redressing a deadly legacy of America’s war in Vietnam: unexploded ordnance.

    By SETH MYDANS

    March 15, 2024
  91. McDonald’s Apologizes for ‘Global Technology Outage’ That Hit Japan, Australia and Elsewhere

    Customers had problems ordering at restaurants in several countries on Friday. Restaurants in Japan closed, while some in Australia reportedly reverted to using pen and paper.

    By NATASHA FROST, JOHN YOON and ISABELLA KWAI

    March 15, 2024
  92. Friday Briefing: Putin’s Re-election

    Also, a top U.S. senator calls for Israeli elections.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 14, 2024
  93. Why Taiwan Is Building a Satellite Network Without Elon Musk

    The island democracy urgently needs an internet backup. Mr. Musk’s total control over his Starlink service, which dominates the market, left Taiwan wary.

    By MEAGHAN TOBIN and JOHN LIU

    March 14, 2024
  94. Can Europe Save Forests Without Killing Jobs in Malaysia?

    A new regulation aims to rid the palm oil supply chain of imports that come from former forestland. Southeast Asian countries say it threatens livelihoods.

    By PATRICIA COHEN and JES AZNAR

    March 14, 2024
  95. NEWS ANALYSIS

    TikTok’s Security Threats Go Beyond the Scope of House Legislation

    The risks have less to do with who owns the app than who writes the code and algorithms that make TikTok tick.

    By DAVID E. SANGER

    March 13, 2024
  96. Thursday Briefing: U.S. Targets TikTok

    Also, aid to northern Gaza and whimsical wooden automatons

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 13, 2024
  97. House Passes Bill to Force TikTok Sale From Chinese Owner or Ban the App

    The legislation received wide bipartisan support, with both Republicans and Democrats showing an eagerness to appear tough on China.

    By SAPNA MAHESHWARI, DAVID MCCABE and ANNIE KARNI

    March 13, 2024
  98. China Condemns U.S. Proposal to Force the Sale of TikTok

    The foreign ministry accused Washington of “resorting to hegemonic moves” ahead of a House vote on a bill aimed at ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese parent company.

    By MEAGHAN TOBIN

    March 13, 2024
  99. THE WORLD THROUGH A LENS

    A Japanese Festival of Fire and Spirits

    During Setsubun celebrations in Kyoto, demons and bad luck are banished as people prepare for the start of the new year.

    By CHANG W. LEE

    March 13, 2024
  100. Space One Rocket Explodes Seconds After Launch in Japan

    The Japanese company hoped to become the country’s first private business to put a satellite into orbit. The failed launch was its inaugural flight.

    By HISAKO UENO and YAN ZHUANG

    March 13, 2024
  101. TIMESVIDEO

    Japanese Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

    A plume of smoke rose over the launch site as the surrounding area caught fire.

    By REUTERS and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    March 13, 2024
  102. Malaysia Rises as Crucial Link in Chip Supply Chain

    U.S. and European companies looking to diversify from China are expanding around Southeast Asia, a sign of how geopolitics is reshaping tech manufacturing.

    By PATRICIA COHEN

    March 13, 2024
  103. Olga Murray, Who Changed the Lives of Children in Nepal, Dies at 98

    Her foundation rescued thousands of girls and young women from bonded slavery and secured meals and schooling for impoverished children.

    By RICHARD SANDOMIR

    March 12, 2024
  104. Wednesday Briefing: Turmoil in Haiti

    Also, more U.S. weapons for Ukraine and a looming financial crisis for dating apps

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 12, 2024
  105. Citizenship Law That Excludes Muslims Takes Effect, India Says

    The law sparked lethal riots when it was passed. Now, after a four-year delay, it has come into force on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election campaign.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI and SAMEER YASIR

    March 12, 2024
  106. Holding Onto Korea’s Past, a Tile at a Time

    The hanok, a traditional home design, has been bypassed in Seoul’s vertical building boom. But some fans are trying to preserve it.

    By DAVID BELCHER and JUN MICHAEL PARK

    March 12, 2024
  107. China’s Exports Are Surging. Get Ready for the Global Backlash.

    Increasing overseas sales of manufactured goods are helping China’s economy and creating employment, but countries from Europe to South Asia may lose jobs.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    March 12, 2024
  108. Tuesday Briefing: U.S. Moves to Crack Down on TikTok

    Also, uproar about a retouched royal photo and an Oscars recap.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 11, 2024
  109. Why Does Ramadan Start at Different Times in Different Places?

    The exact start date of Islam’s holiest month depends on when local Islamic authorities declare the sighting of the new moon.

    By MIKE IVES

    March 11, 2024
  110. With an Orange-Tufted Spiderhunter, Birder Breaks Record for Sightings

    In February, Peter Kaestner beat out the competition to document his 10,000th bird species.

    By JOE TREZZA

    March 11, 2024
  111. ‘Strong Movement’ on Flight to New Zealand Leaves Dozens Injured

    The airline, Latam, said a “technical problem” had caused the incident. Most of the injuries were minor, but one person was in serious condition.

    By YAN ZHUANG and NATASHA FROST

    March 11, 2024
  112. Scientists Discover 100 New Marine Species in New Zealand

    The findings, from the largely uncharted waters of Bounty Trough, show that “we’ve got a long way to go in terms of understanding where life is found in the ocean,” a researcher said.

    By REBECCA CARBALLO

    March 10, 2024
  113. Monday Briefing: Biden Clashes With Netanyahu

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 10, 2024
  114. Indonesia Investigates How Two Pilots Dozed Off During a Flight

    The incident, which caused the plane carrying 153 people to veer off course before landing safely, added to the country’s troubling aviation safety record.

    By MUKTITA SUHARTONO and YAN ZHUANG

    March 10, 2024
  115. Xi Sticks to His Vision for China’s Rise Even as Growth Slows

    China’s leader, Xi Jinping, believes his vision for technological dominance will keep powering the country’s ascent while the West recedes.

    By CHRIS BUCKLEY

    March 9, 2024
  116. Will Memes About Politicians Now Get Sri Lankans Thrown in Jail?

    A sweeping new law on online speech threatens the political humor that has helped the island nation get through tough stretches.

    By PAMODI WARAVITA and MUJIB MASHAL

    March 9, 2024
  117. Toyota’s Hybrid-First Strategy Is Delivering Big Profits

    Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has been criticized for selling few electric vehicles, but its decision to focus on hybrids is paying off financially.

    By NEAL E. BOUDETTE

    March 9, 2024
  118. Three Is Best: How China’s Family Planning Propaganda Has Changed

    Faced with a shrinking and aging population, China is using propaganda channels to send the message: have more babies.

    By ISABELLE QIAN and PABLO ROBLES

    March 9, 2024
  119. When the Oscars Were Held Against the Backdrop of Another Divisive War

    Three days before the 2003 ceremony, the United States invaded Iraq. Despite pleas to delay the awards, the academy went ahead with what became a politics-suffused evening.

    By SARAH BAHR

    March 8, 2024
  120. Akira Toriyama, Creator of ‘Dragon Ball,’ Dies at 68

    His popular manga inspired numerous television, film and video game adaptations, reaching fans far beyond Japan’s borders.

    By JOHN YOON and KIUKO NOTOYA

    March 8, 2024
  121. With Unusual Speed, Hong Kong Pushes Strict New Security Law

    The proposed law targets political offenses like treason and insurrection with penalties as harsh as life imprisonment, giving officials more power to curb dissent.

    By DAVID PIERSON

    March 7, 2024
  122. LETTER 344

    A ‘Tipping Point’ for News in New Zealand

    “There was no single trigger that caused this,” James Gibbons, a regional executive at Warner Bros Discovery, said.

    By NATASHA FROST

    March 7, 2024
  123. Friday Briefing: A New Plan for Gaza Aid

    Also, President Biden’s annual address and Oscar predictions.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 7, 2024
  124. How China Came to Dominate the World in Solar Energy

    Beijing is set to further increase its manufacturing and installation of solar panels as it seeks to master global markets and wean itself from imports.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    March 7, 2024
  125. Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing A.I. Secrets for Chinese Firm

    Linwei Ding, a Chinese national, was arrested in California and accused of uploading hundreds of files to the cloud.

    By GLENN THRUSH and NICO GRANT

    March 6, 2024
  126. Big American Tech Profits From Chinese Ad Spending Spree

    Temu, Shein, and streaming and gaming apps looking to break into the U.S. market are spending huge sums to get their wares in front of American consumers.

    By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and MIKE ISAAC

    March 6, 2024
  127. Thursday Briefing: Haley Drops Out

    Also, Israel-Hamas talks stall before Ramadan.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 6, 2024
  128. MH370 Disappeared a Decade Ago. Here’s What We Know Today.

    The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight has remained one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time. A new search may begin soon.

    By DERRICK BRYSON TAYLOR

    March 6, 2024
  129. THE NEW NEW WORLD

    A Window Into Chinese Government Has Now Slammed Shut

    Once a year, the premier held a news conference, explaining the economy and giving Chinese a taste of political participation. That has come to an end.

    By LI YUAN

    March 6, 2024
  130. Wednesday Briefing: Americans Vote on Super Tuesday

    Also, China’s ambitious growth goal and this year’s winner of the Pritzker Prize.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 5, 2024
  131. China Wants to Look Open. Under the Surface, Xi’s Grip Is Clear.

    At China’s big political show, nervous exchanges with journalists and the tightly scripted pageantry showed how Xi Jinping has centralized control.

    By VIVIAN WANG

    March 5, 2024
  132. China’s New Economic Agenda, a Lot Like the Old One: Takeaways

    At the National People’s Congress on Tuesday, China’s leaders set an ambitious goal for growth, exactly the same one as last year.

    By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and CHRIS BUCKLEY

    March 5, 2024
  133. The Maldives Is a Tiny Paradise. Why Are China and India Fighting Over It?

    Asia’s two giants are crowding the island nation with building projects, tossing its newborn democracy to and fro.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI, MAAHIL MOHAMED and ELKE SCHOLIERS

    March 5, 2024
  134. Singapore Has Taylor Swift to Itself This Week, and the Neighbors Are Complaining

    The country is defending paying the pop star to play nowhere else in Southeast Asia. Thailand’s prime minister said the price was up to $3 million per show.

    By MIKE IVES, MUKTITA SUHARTONO and CAMILLE ELEMIA

    March 5, 2024
  135. China Sets Robust Economic Growth Goal but No Big Stimulus

    Premier Li Qiang targets growth of about 5 percent this year but signals continued reluctance to use deficit spending for economic stimulus.

    By KEITH BRADSHER, ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and CHRIS BUCKLEY

    March 4, 2024
  136. Tuesday Briefing: Trump can appear on ballots

    Also, France protects abortion rights and a U.N. report on sexual assault during the Oct. 7 attack.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 4, 2024
  137. Racial Profiling in Japan Is Prevalent but Unseen, Some Residents Say

    Experts say the country’s first lawsuit about police discrimination against foreign-born residents highlights a systematic problem.

    By VICTORIA KIM and HISAKO UENO

    March 4, 2024
  138. China Scraps Premier’s Annual News Conference in Surprise Move

    The decision is a break from a decades-long tradition by the country’s No. 2 official and comes as Xi Jinping, the top leader, consolidates his power.

    By VIVIAN WANG and CHRIS BUCKLEY

    March 4, 2024
  139. South Korea Moves to Suspend Licenses of Thousands of Protesting Doctors

    The drastic step came after weeks of protests from interns and residents opposed to a government plan to increase medical school admissions.

    By JIN YU YOUNG

    March 4, 2024
  140. Big-League Dreams

    Maybe, just maybe, that was their future on the screen. How a new cricket league inspired two sisters in a Punjab village.

    By ATUL LOKE and MUJIB MASHAL

    March 4, 2024
  141. Charmed by a City Off Thailand’s Beaten Path

    Centuries-old wooden temples, a graceful river and an unexpected chicken fixation make Lampang, in Northern Thailand, a delightful destination away from the crowds.

    By PATRICK SCOTT

    March 4, 2024
  142. Monday Briefing: Fears of Anarchy Grow in Gaza

    Also, Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister and a bard of China’s rust belt

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    March 3, 2024
  143. As Pakistan Installs a Prime Minister, the Road Ahead Looks Rocky

    Parliament’s election of Shehbaz Sharif for a second term follows a month of political turmoil. The new government faces economic troubles and questions of legitimacy.

    By SALMAN MASOOD and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    March 3, 2024
  144. Kremlin Seeks to Suppress Navalny’s Influence, in Death as in Life

    The Russian authorities vilified the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny with a viciousness that suggested he was more influential than Moscow would admit. Little has changed since he died.

    By PAUL SONNE and OLEG MATSNEV

    March 3, 2024
  145. Blasphemy Is a Crime in Pakistan. Mobs Are Delivering the Verdicts.

    Being convicted of the charge can bring a death sentence in the country. But simply being accused of disrespect toward Islam can also be enough to get a person killed.

    By ZIA UR-REHMAN

    March 2, 2024
  146. South Korea Needs Foreign Workers, but Often Fails to Protect Them

    Though a shrinking population makes imported labor vital, migrant workers routinely face predatory employers, inhumane conditions and other abuse.

    By CHOE SANG-HUN

    March 2, 2024
  147. In a Land of Lavish Weddings, This Prenuptial Party Takes the Cake

    A three-day pre-wedding ceremony for the son of one of India’s richest men raises the bar for extravagant festivity.

    By SUHASINI RAJ

    March 1, 2024
  148. THE SATURDAY PROFILE

    Murder and Magic Realism: A Rising Literary Star Mines China’s Rust Belt

    In gritty tales from China’s northeast, Shuang Xuetao chronicles a traumatic chapter of Chinese history with fresh resonance today: the mass layoffs that afflicted the region in the 1990s.

    By VIVIAN WANG

    March 1, 2024
  149. Fire in Bangladeshi Shopping Mall Kills Dozens

    Officials said the multistory fire broke out just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. The blaze left dozens injured, many in critical condition.

    By SAIF HASNAT and ORLANDO MAYORQUIN

    Feb. 29, 2024
  150. TIMESVIDEO

    Deadly Bangladesh Fire Breaks Out at Mall

    Firefighters rescued people from the charred seven-story building in the capital of Dhaka.

    By REUTERS and ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Feb. 29, 2024
  151. 2 Scientists in Canada Passed On Secrets to China, Investigations Find

    After a prolonged parliamentary debate, details about two microbiology researchers who were found to have shared secrets with China have been released.

    By IAN AUSTEN

    Feb. 29, 2024
  152. Friday Briefing: Many Killed in Gaza as Israelis Open Fire

    Plus Donald Trump’s delay tactics paid off.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    Feb. 29, 2024
  153. Biden Calls Chinese Electric Vehicles a Security Threat

    The president ordered an investigation into auto technology that could track U.S. drivers, part of a broader effort to stop E.V. and other smart-car imports from China.

    By JIM TANKERSLEY

    Feb. 29, 2024
  154. NEWS ANALYSIS

    Welcome to Japan, Where the Bad News Is the Good News

    The trend lines may be grim, but the Japanese aren’t sweating them.

    By MOTOKO RICH, HISAKO UENO and KIUKO NOTOYA

    Feb. 29, 2024
  155. Gas Pumps Didn’t Work in New Zealand. Blame the Leap Year.

    Dozens of unattended fuel stations across the country stopped working on Thursday for hours because of a software issue.

    By YAN ZHUANG

    Feb. 29, 2024
  156. What to Know About the Doctor Protests in South Korea

    More than a week after thousands of doctors walked off the job, their dispute with the government shows no signs of resolution.

    By JIN YU YOUNG

    Feb. 29, 2024
  157. THE NEW NEW WORLD

    China Has Thousands of Navalnys, Hidden From the Public

    China has no dissident with the kind of public profile that Aleksei A. Navalny had. The government has many critics, but they all disappear from view.

    By LI YUAN

    Feb. 29, 2024
  158. Thursday Briefing: U.N. Warns of Famine in Gaza

    Plus a protest vote against President Biden.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    Feb. 28, 2024
  159. A K-Pop Star’s Lonely Downward Spiral

    Goo Hara’s life was a struggle from the start. She ended it at 28, isolated and harassed online.

    By MOTOKO RICH and JOHN YOON

    Feb. 28, 2024
  160. Disney to Step Back From India in Mega-Deal with Reliance Industries

    Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries will control what is left of Disney’s grasp at India’s burgeoning media market.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI and SAMEER YASIR

    Feb. 28, 2024
  161. China Expands Scope of ‘State Secrets’ Law in Security Push

    The legal change, which could further limit access to information, is part of an increasingly hostile environment facing foreign businesses in the country.

    By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, KEITH BRADSHER and CLAIRE FU

    Feb. 28, 2024
  162. Another Chinese Property Giant Faces a Creditor Who Wants It Dismantled

    Country Garden was once China’s biggest developer but ran out of money. A lender is taking it to court in Hong Kong, a sign of continuing market distress.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    Feb. 28, 2024
  163. Wednesday Briefing: Russia Warned Against NATO Troops in Ukraine

    Plus, the latest on a possible cease-fire in Gaza.

    By JONATHAN WOLFE

    Feb. 27, 2024
  164. India Zoo Official Gave Revered Names to 2 Lions. He Was Punished.

    The names, Sita and Akbar, evoking a Hindu goddess and a Muslim emperor, drew outrage from Hindu activists who saw it as blasphemy.

    By SAMEER YASIR

    Feb. 27, 2024
  165. Pankaj Udhas, Bollywood Singer and Maestro of the Ghazal, Dies at 72

    His soulful renditions of ghazals, or traditional love poems, were featured on the soundtracks of hit Bollywood movies and moved generations of Indians.

    By SUHASINI RAJ and JOHN YOON

    Feb. 27, 2024
  166. Tuesday Briefing: Hungary Approved Sweden’s NATO Bid

    Plus, movement in a possible Israel-Hamas deal.

    By JONATHAN WOLFE

    Feb. 26, 2024
  167. Odysseus Sends Moon Landing Photos Home With Time Running Out

    The privately built American spacecraft’s ability to send home images and other data has been limited by its sideways landing. On another part of the moon, a Japanese spacecraft woke up.

    By KENNETH CHANG

    Feb. 26, 2024
  168. Monday Briefing: Hostage Talks to Continue in Qatar

    Plus a look at public sentiment in Ukraine.

    By JONATHAN WOLFE

    Feb. 25, 2024
  169. Zong Qinghou, Beverage Tycoon in China, Dies at 79

    A bitter but successful battle with Danone of France for control of a joint venture made him the richest person in China for a time.

    By TIFFANY MAY and KEITH BRADSHER

    Feb. 25, 2024
  170. THE ON SOCCER NEWSLETTER

    Playing in Asia’s Champions League? It Will Cost You.

    The cost of business in Asia’s elite tournament keeps going up. The rewards do not.

    By RORY SMITH

    Feb. 23, 2024
  171. ‘Shogun’ Remake: This Time, the White Man Is Only One of the Stars

    A 1980 adaptation of the best-selling novel cast it as the tale of a white hero in an exotic Japan. A new version tells a more kaleidoscopic story.

    By MOTOKO RICH

    Feb. 23, 2024
  172. Finding Great Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City

    In this hectic, bustling city, there’s a cafe for every coffee acolyte. Here are seven places where you can try egg coffee and other Vietnamese specialties.

    By SETH SHERWOOD

    Feb. 23, 2024
  173. THE NEW NEW WORLD

    Émigrés Are Creating an Alternative China, One Bookstore at a Time

    From Thailand to America, Chinese denied a safe public space for discussion in their home country have found hope in diaspora communities.

    By LI YUAN

    Feb. 23, 2024
  174. As China Expands Its Hacking Operations, a Vulnerability Emerges

    New revelations underscore the degree to which China has ignored, or evaded, U.S. efforts to curb its extensive computer infiltration efforts.

    By JULIAN E. BARNES and DAVID E. SANGER

    Feb. 22, 2024
  175. Friday Briefing: Two Years of War in Ukraine

    Also, an attempt at a moon landing.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 22, 2024
  176. Leaked Files Show the Secret World of China’s Hackers for Hire

    China has increasingly turned to private companies in campaigns to hack foreign governments and control its domestic population.

    By PAUL MOZUR, KEITH BRADSHER, JOHN LIU and AARON KROLIK

    Feb. 22, 2024
  177. TIMESVIDEO

    Ship Crashes Into Bridge in Guangzhou, China

    Footage from China Central Television, a Chinese state media outlet, showed parts of the Lixinsha Bridge that had fallen into the container ship after the deadly collision.

    By CHINA CENTRAL TELEVISION and REUTERS

    Feb. 22, 2024
  178. Ship Crashes Into Bridge in China, Killing 5

    Several vehicles plummeted from the crossing, part of which collapsed, in the southern city of Guangzhou, the authorities said.

    By JOY DONG and YAN ZHUANG

    Feb. 22, 2024
  179. In Taiwan, Visiting Lawmakers Say U.S. Support Is Firm

    A bipartisan House delegation said the United States would stand by the island in the face of pressure from China, drawing connections between Taiwan’s cause and Ukraine’s.

    By CHRIS BUCKLEY and AMY CHANG CHIEN

    Feb. 21, 2024
  180. Thursday Briefing: U.S. Warnings About a Russian Space Weapon

    Also, a blow to Pakistan’s military and Niue’s fight for the .nu domain.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 21, 2024
  181. Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Are Breaking Up With China

    Under intensifying scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, top firms have pulled back from investing in Chinese start-ups.

    By ERIN GRIFFITH

    Feb. 21, 2024
  182. China’s Rush to Dominate A.I. Comes With a Twist: It Depends on U.S. Technology

    China’s tech firms were caught off guard by breakthroughs in generative artificial intelligence. Beijing’s regulations and a sagging economy aren’t helping.

    By PAUL MOZUR, JOHN LIU and CADE METZ

    Feb. 21, 2024
  183. TIMESVIDEO

    How an Election Shattered the Image of Pakistan’s Military

    Pakistanis once thought of the military as the iron hand controlling the country’s politics. That illusion has been broken following a contested election in early February, creating one of the establishment’s biggest crises yet.

    By NIKOLAY NIKOLOV and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    Feb. 21, 2024
  184. Ameen Sayani, Pioneering Radio Star in India, Dies at 91

    One of the first voices heard on the airwaves in Asia, he became recognized by generations of listeners in India over 42 years of broadcasting Bollywood music.

    By SUHASINI RAJ and JOHN YOON

    Feb. 21, 2024
  185. NEWS ANALYSIS

    An Election Shatters the Image of Pakistan’s Mightiest Force

    Pakistanis once thought of the military as the iron hand controlling the country’s politics. That illusion has been broken, creating one of the establishment’s biggest crises yet.

    By CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    Feb. 21, 2024
  186. The Two-Decade Fight for Two Letters on the Internet

    The South Pacific island of Niue says it was cheated out of .nu, a domain that turned out to be very lucrative on the other side of the world.

    By JACOB JUDAH

    Feb. 21, 2024
  187. Volkswagen Leans on Electric Vehicles and Nostalgia to Grow in U.S.

    It and other foreign automakers are trying to exploit upheaval caused by new technology to gain market share from their dominant rivals.

    By JACK EWING

    Feb. 20, 2024
  188. Wednesday Briefing: Hundreds of Ukrainian Soldiers Are Missing

    Also, Julian Assange’s appeal and a U.S. cease-fire proposal in Gaza.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 20, 2024
  189. Women Outnumber Men in South Korea’s Sports Stadiums

    It is a sharp contrast to other countries, where men dominate fandom. Experts have a variety of explanations, including the influence of K-pop culture.

    By JOHN YOON

    Feb. 20, 2024
  190. Spicy Food and Dental Implants: Low Prices Lure Hong Kongers to China

    Hong Kong residents are finding in Shenzhen, the mainland city next door, lower prices, better service and tasty cuisine.

    By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON, ZIXU WANG and OLIVIA WANG

    Feb. 20, 2024
  191. South Korean Doctors Walk Out, Protesting Plan to Increase Their Ranks

    Physicians say the government’s plan to admit more students to medical school ignores the real cause of doctor shortages: harsh conditions and low wages.

    By JIN YU YOUNG

    Feb. 19, 2024
  192. Tuesday Briefing: Navalny’s Widow Speaks Out

    Also, Israel may restrict access to the Aqsa mosque during Ramadan.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 19, 2024
  193. U.N. Held a Conference on Afghanistan. Taliban Officials Boycotted It.

    The group said it would not take part in a conference that also included women’s rights groups, the European Union and representatives of Afghan civil society.

    By RUHULLAH KHAPALWAK

    Feb. 19, 2024
  194. Plans to Expand U.S. Chip Manufacturing Are Running Into Obstacles

    Delays in finishing new factories are emerging, just as the Biden administration begins handing out money to stoke domestic production.

    By DON CLARK and ANA SWANSON

    Feb. 19, 2024
  195. Dozens Killed After Gunfight in Papua New Guinea

    The bloodshed in Enga Province, which has been plagued by violence between tribal groups, left at least 26 people dead, according to the authorities.

    By NATASHA FROST

    Feb. 18, 2024
  196. Monday Briefing: Avdiivka Falls to Russia

    Also, Russians mourn Aleksei Navalny.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 18, 2024
  197. Senior Pakistani Official Admits to Helping Rig the Vote

    The surprising confession appeared to lend weight to accusations by Imran Khan’s party that the military had tampered with the vote count in dozens of races.

    By ZIA UR-REHMAN

    Feb. 18, 2024
  198. Thailand Paroles an Influential Former Prime Minister

    Thaksin Shinawatra, a divisive and compelling figure even in his years of exile, was once hailed as a champion of the common people. His recent moves have disillusioned followers.

    By SUI-LEE WEE

    Feb. 18, 2024
  199. Firms With Deep Roots in China Reconsider Their Xinjiang Ties

    Volkswagen and BASF, two German giants, are reassessing their activities in the region, where the Chinese government has cracked down on Muslim minorities.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    Feb. 18, 2024
  200. From Frigid Cells to Mystery Injections, Prison Imperiled Navalny’s Health

    Although Aleksei A. Navalny’s cause of death is not known, his staff often worried that brutal conditions imposed on him in ever crueler prisons might lead to his death.

    By PAUL SONNE and IVAN NECHEPURENKO

    Feb. 17, 2024
  201. Burglars Hit Movie Director’s Home, Then Deliver a Cinematic Plot Twist

    Thieves in southern India kept the cash, the gold and most of the silver, but returned to the scene of the crime with one item, and an apology note.

    By SUHASINI RAJ and MUJIB MASHAL

    Feb. 17, 2024
  202. ‘Shawshank’ in China, as You’ve Never Seen It Before

    A stage adaptation of the film featured an all-Western cast, was performed in Chinese and raised questions about translation, both linguistic and cultural.

    By VIVIAN WANG and CLAIRE FU

    Feb. 16, 2024
  203. The Antitrust Enforcers Aimed at Big Tech. Then Came the Backlash.

    South Korea pledged to protect its online platforms from marketplace giants, but lobbyists are crying foul play.

    By JIN YU YOUNG and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

    Feb. 16, 2024
  204. Friday Briefing: Trump to Go on Trial

    Also, Israel storms a hospital in Gaza and readers reflect on the “right to disconnect.”

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 15, 2024
  205. Which Version of an Ex-General Did Indonesia Just Vote For?

    Prabowo Subianto has had many identities over the years: a commander under sanctions for rights abuses, a violent nationalist and, now, the candidate of continuity.

    By SUI-LEE WEE

    Feb. 15, 2024
  206. India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down a Fund-Raising Edge for Modi

    Judges found that government bonds used for anonymous political donations were unconstitutional.

    By SAMEER YASIR

    Feb. 15, 2024
  207. For Families of Seoul Crowd Crush Victims, Verdicts Are a Bittersweet Win

    More than a year after revelry turned to disaster, three people have been found guilty for actions connected to the case. The bereaved hope this is only the start.

    By JIN YU YOUNG

    Feb. 15, 2024
  208. Japan’s Economy Slips Into Recession and to No. 4 in Global Ranking

    A slowdown in consumer and business spending held Japan back at the end of last year, with the economy contracting for the second straight quarter.

    By HISAKO UENO and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

    Feb. 15, 2024
  209. THE NEW NEW WORLD

    What a Viral Post on Giraffes Says About China’s Fed-Up Investors

    As their losses pile up, Chinese investors are losing confidence not only in the stock market but in the government’s ability to turn the economy around.

    By LI YUAN

    Feb. 15, 2024
  210. Thursday Briefing: Indonesia’s New Leader

    Also, a coalition forms in Pakistan and motorbikes pile high in Vietnam.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 14, 2024
  211. Angela Chao, C.E.O. of Family’s Shipping Company, Is Dead at 50

    Ms. Chao, whose sister Elaine Chao was President Trump’s secretary of transportation, led Foremost Group, operator of a global fleet of freighters. She died in a car crash.

    By KEITH BRADSHER and MICHAEL FORSYTHE

    Feb. 14, 2024
  212. Why Farmers Are Marching Toward Delhi Again

    This time they want a stronger guarantee that they can make money selling their wheat and rice crops.

    By ALEX TRAVELLI and SUHASINI RAJ

    Feb. 14, 2024
  213. Confiscated Motorbikes Pile Up as Vietnam Goes After Drunken Driving

    For many drivers, it’s cheaper to abandon the bike than to pay the fine. Now the police are wondering what to do with them all.

    By MIKE IVES and CHAU DOAN

    Feb. 14, 2024
  214. 3 Ex-Policemen Found Guilty of Destroying Evidence in Seoul Crowd Crush

    A South Korean court found that the former officers had deleted an internal report that warned of safety risks ahead of Halloween celebrations.

    By JOHN YOON and JIN YU YOUNG

    Feb. 14, 2024
  215. As China Tries to Present a Friendlier Image, a New Face Emerges

    Liu Jianchao is a Communist Party diplomat skilled at defending tough positions without being pugnacious. He also once hunted fugitive officials abroad.

    By DAVID PIERSON

    Feb. 14, 2024
  216. TIMESVIDEO

    Chasing Indonesia’s Massive Youth Vote

    Gen Z and millennials make up 52 percent of the registered voters in Indonesia. Here’s how the three presidential candidates wooed young voters, including with a viral TikTok dance and K-pop themed events.

    By SUI-LEE WEE and SHAWN PAIK

    Feb. 14, 2024
  217. Imran Khan’s Opponents Reach Deal to Shut His Allies Out of Government

    After days of wrangling, two parties run by political dynasties joined forces and will nominate Shehbaz Sharif to be Pakistan’s prime minister.

    By SALMAN MASOOD and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    Feb. 14, 2024
  218. A Feared Ex-General Appears Set to Become Indonesia’s New Leader

    Prabowo Subianto was ejected from the military on accusations of rights abuses. Now, he is projected to win the country’s presidency outright in the first round.

    By SUI-LEE WEE and MUKTITA SUHARTONO

    Feb. 13, 2024
  219. Wednesday Briefing: Indonesia Is Voting Today

    Also, the ancient art of smooching.

    By JUSTIN PORTER

    Feb. 13, 2024
  220. Its Forces Depleted, Myanmar Junta Says It Will Enforce a Military Draft

    Three years after it took power in a coup, the regime appears to be on the defensive. But it remains unclear if the rebels can overthrow the military.

    By RICHARD C. PADDOCK

    Feb. 13, 2024
  221. A ‘Democracy Party’ Like No Other: One of the World’s Biggest Elections

    The celebration of the act of casting a vote has particular resonance in Indonesia, which until a few decades ago was a brutal dictatorship.

    By MUKTITA SUHARTONO, SUI-LEE WEE and HASYA NINDITA

    Feb. 13, 2024
  222. Tuesday Briefing: Israel Strikes Gaza to Rescue Hostages

    Also, Donald Trump’s high-stakes week and China’s stadium diplomacy.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 12, 2024
  223. Who Are the Major Players After Pakistan’s Stunning Election?

    Politicians and the military are jockeying to lead the country after the success of the party of Imran Khan, a jailed former prime minister.

    By ALAN YUHAS and CHRISTINA GOLDBAUM

    Feb. 12, 2024
  224. TRILOBITES

    A Mushroom Grew in a Strange Place: The Side of a Frog

    Maybe frog and fungi are friends.

    By JUDE COLEMAN

    Feb. 12, 2024
  225. What to Know About Indonesia’s Election

    More than 100 million people are expected to vote. The country is a vibrant democracy, but some fear it risks sliding back toward a dark past.

    By SUI-LEE WEE

    Feb. 12, 2024
  226. How China Built BYD, Its Tesla Killer

    The leading Chinese electric vehicle company, with origins as a battery maker, has posted two years of million-car growth in sales.

    By KEITH BRADSHER

    Feb. 12, 2024
  227. Monday Briefing: Pakistan’s Stunning Election Results

    Also, Donald Trump derides NATO and the U.S. prepares to watch the Super Bowl.

    By AMELIA NIERENBERG

    Feb. 11, 2024