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2021-08-02 17:49:32
Covid Live Updates: Germany Plans to Offer Vaccine Booster Shots in September
Global health experts have criticized wealthier nations for considering booster shots while people in poorer countries are still waiting for their first doses. In New York, the governor orders transit workers to get vaccinated or face testing.
2021-08-02 17:36:46
The Blue Jays Finally Return to Canada
With a pandemic-forced sojourn to Buffalo and Florida now complete, Toronto’s exciting young team got a chance to experience its actual home crowd.
2021-08-02 17:29:14
A Third of White-Tailed Deer Tested in Survey Were Exposed to Coronavirus
The results of a federal study are yet another indication of the unpredictable nature of the disease.
2021-08-02 16:59:29
Belarusian Sprinter Who Feared for Her Safety Is Offered Asylum in Poland
Kristina Timanovskaya sought help at a Tokyo airport as her country tried to forcibly send her home from the Olympics.
2021-08-02 16:53:59
Looking for St. Mark’s Square? You May Find Yourself in a Shipyard Instead
As Venice’s ban on cruise ships took effect this weekend, some tourists were surprised to be docked hours away from the city’s famous sights.
2021-08-02 16:51:34
Texas Governor Bars Mask and Vaccination Mandates
The state’s daily average of cases has risen more than 200 percent over the past 14 days and hospitalizations are surging, but an executive order ensures that masking and vaccinations remain voluntary.
2021-08-02 16:16:15
Haitians Say They Got Death Threats for Refusing to Tamper With Moïse Evidence
The officials, two court clerks and an investigative judge who collected evidence in President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, are now in hiding.
2021-08-02 14:38:36
Flooding Death Toll in China Rises Sharply
The total more than tripled since last week, suggesting delays in reporting other deaths.
2021-08-02 13:33:51
12-Hour Days, Six Days a Week
Today, Vivian Wang explains Chinese work culture and the debate around working conditions.
2021-08-02 13:00:09
State Dept. Offers Potential Refugee Status to More Afghans Who Worked With U.S.
As the Taliban make territorial gains, more Afghans, including those who helped U.S. news outlets, will become eligible for visas.
2021-08-02 12:55:14
Olympic Sprinter From Belarus Seeks Refuge in Japan, Fearing Jail at Home
Belarus tried to force the sprinter, Kristina Timanovskaya, to return home after she criticized her coaches for registering her for the wrong event.
2021-08-02 12:00:15
Fleeting Glimpses of Indonesia’s Endangered Orangutans
On the island of Sumatra, a devoted group of conservationists is grasping for a solution that will benefit both the animals and the people who live around them.
2021-08-02 12:00:14
Brian May’s Flooded Basement Foretells a Climate Under Pressure
After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.
2021-08-02 11:05:29
Hong Kong Arrests Anthony Wong Yiu-ming for Singing at Election Rally
Anticorruption officials arrested Anthony Wong Yiu-ming, a Cantopop singer, who has publicly supported the Chinese territory’s pro-democracy opposition.
2021-08-02 10:29:58
Delta Variant, R.S.V. Infections Rising Among Children
An outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus, combined with growing Covid-19 pediatric cases, is straining hospital resources in some U.S. cities.
2021-08-02 10:28:07
What is An Olympic Gold Medal Actually Worth?
Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.
2021-08-02 10:27:41
Russia Scoffs at Tokyo Olympics Ban: ‘Let Them Listen to Classical Music’
Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-02 10:00:14
Where Covax, the Vast Global Vaccine Program, Went Wrong
After months of struggle, the U.N.-backed Covax alliance will soon have many more doses, promising relief for vaccine shortages in poorer countries. But it faces a deepening crisis: difficulties getting shots into arms as the Delta variant spreads.
2021-08-02 08:20:07
‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
2021-08-02 08:07:03
N.I.H. Director: Proof of Vaccination Is Step in 'Right Direction'
Businesses and government agencies are pushing employees to get vaccinated amid a surge in new coronavirus infections across the country.
2021-08-02 06:57:27
With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Found
A recovery mission off Vietnam’s coast showed how advances in technology have given new reach to the Pentagon’s search for American war dead.
2021-08-02 06:50:20
Your Monday Briefing
French protests over Covid passes.
2021-08-02 05:45:39
In Vaccine Holdout States, a New Urgency to Administer Shots
Data from the C.D.C. shows that many people in states like Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri are now receiving their first doses. On Friday, more than 850,000 total shots were recorded in the U.S.
2021-08-02 05:13:20
Hong Kong Targets Student Unions to Tame Universities
The authorities are clamping down on universities, which they consider hotbeds for unrest. The groups say they are fighting for survival.
2021-08-02 01:40:21
Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns
Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning.
2021-08-01 23:34:53
Your Monday Briefing
Afghans are fleeing the Taliban advance.
2021-08-01 23:24:05
C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox
Infections in vaccinated Americans are rare, compared with those in unvaccinated people, the document said. But when they occur, vaccinated people may spread the virus just as easily.
2021-08-01 19:00:20
Thousands Protest in France Against Health Pass for 3rd Weekend
The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week.
2021-08-01 18:14:46
Tunisia’s President Holds Forth on Freedoms After Seizing Power
“‘Why do you think that, at 67, I would start a career as a dictator?’” President Kais Saied said in a meeting with The New York Times, quoting Charles de Gaulle. He vowed to preserve hard-fought rights.
2021-08-01 17:48:33
Russia Scoffs at Olympic Ban: ‘Let Them Listen to Classical Music’
Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-01 16:36:19
In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants
Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild.
2021-08-01 11:51:53
Top Myanmar General Says Military Rule Will Continue Into 2023
Six months after seizing power, the junta’s leader on Sunday extended a state of emergency for two more years. Protesters said they would persevere.
2021-08-01 10:00:18
Even the Pope Has Prayed to Venezuela’s Beloved ‘Doctor of the Poor’
In a deeply polarized country, suffering an extreme health crisis, one of the few uniting beliefs is the admiration across the political spectrum for a doctor recently beatified by the Vatican.
2021-08-01 07:44:38
Key Afghan City in Danger of Falling to the Taliban
Government reinforcements arrived Saturday in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, but people were fleeing their homes and a hospital in the city had been bombed.
2021-08-01 07:41:09
Deaths From Covid in Africa Are Rising as Cases Surge Worldwide
“We can prevent this disease, we can test for it, and we can treat it,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization.
2021-08-01 07:30:37
U.S. Shifts Tactics Against Virus in Days With Mask Guidance
Delta-driven surges are prompting new measures from the federal government, states and cities, companies and the military, as well as defiant rejections.
2021-08-01 04:19:26
Wildfires in Turkey Rage on, Firefighters Struggle to Contain the Blaze
The Turkish authorities said they were investigating the causes of fires that killed at least six people and threatened popular tourist destinations.
2021-08-01 00:34:38
Thousands Protest in France Against Health Pass for 3rd Weekend
The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week.
2021-07-31 23:10:53
Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment.
Both sides have much to lose if a delicate negotiation over limiting Iran’s activities in return for a lifting of sanctions falls short.
2021-07-31 20:57:55
As Fears Grip Afghanistan, Hundreds of Thousands Flee
With the Taliban sweeping across much of the country, at least 30,000 Afghans are leaving each week. Many more have been displaced within Afghanistan’s borders.
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