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Russia: Deaths veiled in secrecy.

In Russia, news of death arrives stealthily. On state television, the war dead are rarely mentioned. The Defense Ministry hasn’t…

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Iran Suspects Israel Killed Two Scientists With Poison

They both graduated from Iran’s top universities — young, healthy and athletic — before they suddenly fell ill in late…

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What Should I Do With My Late Son’s Gun?

Not long ago, our son died by suicide. Since his tragic death, our family set up a memorial fund to…

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Politics

Justice Dept. Orders Agents to Intervene if They See Police Violence

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has revised rules governing the use of force by law enforcement agencies overseen…

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World

Australian Gets 12 Years for Anti-Gay Killing of an American in 1988

SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian man who in January was convicted of killing a gay American doctoral student more than…

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Shanghai’s Low Covid Death Toll Revives Questions About China’s Numbers

By the numbers, Shanghai has been an exemplar of how to save lives during a pandemic. Despite the city’s more…

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A Door-to-Door Effort to Find Out Who Died Helps Low-Income Countries Aid the Living

FUNKOYA, Sierra Leone — Augustine Alpha begins gently. “Who lives in this home?” he asks the young man, who has…

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Health

India Is Stalling the W.H.O.’s Efforts to Make Global Covid Death Toll Public

An ambitious effort by the World Health Organization to calculate the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has found…

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Politics

Terrorism Trial Ends With Account of Aid Worker’s Enslavement

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Federal prosecutors concluded their conspiracy and terrorism case against a British member of the Islamic State on…

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Why This Coastal County Has the Highest Covid Death Rate in Its State

Ocean County, a coastal region in central New Jersey, is home to some of the state’s most exclusive waterfront communities…

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