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Israel-Hamas War: Israel Claims Hamas Fired Rockets From ‘Humanitarian Zones’

Mourning Palestinians killed in a strike in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Strike That Killed Reuters Journalist Was ‘Apparently Deliberate’ Israeli Attack, Group Says

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Thursday released findings from their investigations into the deadly strikes by Israel on southern Lebanon on Oct. 13.

Girl Kills Schoolmate and Wounds 5 in Russia Shooting

The regional governor of the Bryansk region called the shootings a “terrible tragedy.”

Ukraine Carries On Fight While Pondering an Erosion of U.S. Aid

Ukrainian soldiers firing a self-propelled howitzer in the Kharkiv region on Wednesday.

Russia Sets Date for Presidential Election

Red Square in Moscow. The contest in March will be the first presidential election since Mr. Putin ordered the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Israel Is Targeting Hamas With Battlefield Intelligence

An Israeli soldier near a tank in Gaza City last month in a photograph taken while New York Times journalists were escorted in the enclave by the Israeli military.

Ukrainian Troops Feel the Bite of Polish Truckers’ Protest

Trucks stuck near a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine in November. The blockade action is entering its second month and shows no signs of nearing a resolution.

China and E.U. Leaders Met as Tensions Rise Over Russia

Xi Jinping, China’s leader, met with Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, and Charles Michel, the European Council president. The European leaders were planning to urge Beijing to use its influence on Russia to end the war in Ukraine.

Dublin’s Riot Was Not a Surprise to Those Who Watch the Far Right

Central Dublin, near the site where riots and protests took place on Nov. 23.

New U.K. Asylum Bill Aims to Override Some Human Rights Law

The proposed bill by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain failed to satisfy hard-liners in his Conservative Party.

Illia Kyva Is Killed Near Moscow

Former Ukrainian lawmaker Illia Kyva, right, in Kyiv in 2021.

Putin Travels to U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia on Rare Trip to Mideast

A photo released by the United Arab Emirates Presidential Court showed President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia greeting Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emirati president, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

As Political Turmoil Intensifies in Ukraine, Opposition Leader Calls for Unity

Petro O. Poroshenko on the outskirts of Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, in 2022. He had planned a trip to the United States for what he said were meetings at Congress and the Pentagon.

Bordeaux Botulism Outbreak: Criminal Charges Announced

The Tchin Tchin Wine Bar in Bordeaux, France.

U.S. Marshal Arrested After Unruly Behavior on Flight to London

The police in London received reports of a disruptive passenger from the staff on a Delta flight from Kennedy Airport.

‘Oppenheimer’ Will Be Released in Japan After Earlier Backlash

“Oppenheimer” has since grossed nearly $1 billion in box office sales worldwide, but the film has not yet been screened in Japan.

Climate Change Makes East Africa’s Deadly Floods Worse, Study Finds

A section of road destroyed by floods in Mororo in northeastern Kenya on Nov. 30.

Key Events in Israel and Gaza Since Oct. 7 Attack

The remains of the music festival a few days after Hamas opened fire on crowds of civilians in Israel on Oct. 7.

Hundreds of thousands are sheltering in Al-Mawasi and the surrounding region, aid workers say.

An Israeli military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday.

Seychelles Declares State of Emergency After Blast at Explosives Depot

The explosion “has caused massive damage” to an industrial area called Providence, officials said.

Thursday Briefing

Displaced Palestinians on their way from the north of the Gaza Strip to its south.

Europe and Asia React to U.S. Push for Tech and Clean Energy

The Roseland Solar and Storage center in Riesel, Texas, has over 1.2 million solar panels on 4,263 acres. The United States has embarked on an enormous push to bolster its clean energy industry.

Russia’s Latest Disinformation Tactic Exploits American Celebrities

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine last year. Beginning in July, a Russian viral disinformation video campaign falsely accused him of having a substance abuse problem.

Despite McConnell Legacy Push, Ukraine Funding in Increasing Jeopardy

Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, in the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

Venezuela Orders Arrest of Top Opposition Figures on Treason

María Corina Machado, a Venezuelan opposition leader, held a news conference in Caracas on Wednesday.

Israel and Hamas Battle for a City in Gaza, Sparking Another Exodus

Palestinians searching for victims in the rubble left by a strike that touched off a blaze in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.

Arizona Man Is Arrested in Connection With Australia Shooting

Cheryl Scanlon, an assistant commissioner of the Queensland Police Service in Australia, announced the arrest of an Arizona man in connection with a shooting on a remote property on Dec. 12, 2022.

Thursday Briefing: Gazans Flee Khan Younis

Injured people arrive at Nasser Hospital, in Khan Younis, Gaza, on Tuesday.

Republicans Block Aid to Ukraine, Jeopardizing Its Fight Against Russia

White House and Ukrainian officials have told lawmakers that without an influx of weapons, Ukraine will run out of resources to defend against Russia by the end of the year.

Gaza Hostage Families Urge Israeli Government to Help

Photos of the Hamas hostages displayed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Gazans Flee Fighting to Al-Mawasi, but Find Little Shelter There

Palestinians evacuating the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

U.N. Secretary General Invokes Article 99, Asking to Declare a Cease-Fire in Gaza

António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, at the United Nations headquarters in New York in October.

Israel Claims It Has Killed 5 Hamas Commanders Seen in Rare Photo

U.S. Charges 4 Russian Soldiers With War Crimes Against an American

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced charges against four Russian soldiers on Wednesday.

Biden Calls on Congress to Approve Aid to Ukraine: ‘This Cannot Wait’

President Biden urged Congress in a televised speech on Wednesday to pass aid for Ukraine.

Nguyen Qui Duc, Whose Salon Became a Hanoi Hub, Dies at 65

Snob summer is dead. Long live mystery winter.

Alice Braga, left, and Emma Corrin in “A Murder at the End of the World.”

Can Carbon Capture Live Up to the Hype?

Gaza War Widens Gap Between Arab Rulers and Citizens

Pro-Palestinian protests have become a frequent sight in Manama, Bahrain’s capital, since the war in Gaza began on Oct. 7.

Read Your Way Through Madrid

U.S. Military Grounds Hundreds of Ospreys After Fatal Crash Off Japan

Debris believed to be from the CV-22 Osprey that crashed off the island of Yakushima in Japan on Nov. 29 was brought ashore last week.

Wednesday Briefing

President Biden has become so closely associated with Israel that he effectively owns its military operation and has absorbed withering political attacks, especially from the left wing of his own party.

Boris Johnson Apologizes at U.K. Covid Inquiry for ‘Pain and Suffering’

A screenshot from footage broadcast by Britain’s Covid-19 inquiry showed Boris Johnson, the former prime minister, testifying in London on Wednesday about his government’s handling of the pandemic.

Woman Shot and Killed in East London

Police at the scene of a shooting incident near Vine Close, Hackney, east London on Wednesday.

Alberto Fujimori Is Ordered Released From Prison in Peru

Peru’s top court reinstated a presidential pardon for Alberto Fujimori, and he will most likely be freed on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Israel-Hamas War Intensifies in Southern Gaza; Civilians Say No Place Is Safe

A Palestinian man mourning the loss of relatives killed in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, on Tuesday.

Israeli Doctors Help Child Hostages Return Home

Dr. Yael Mozer-Glassberg is among the first medical professionals to care for a group of children and mothers returning to Israel after being taken hostage by Hamas.

House Declares Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism, Dividing Democrats

Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York and the longest-serving Jewish member of the House, voted “present” on the resolution.

Arab Citizens of Israel Released in Deals With Hamas Fear a Backlash

A bus carrying released Palestinian prisoners arriving in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, last month.

Wednesday Briefing: Israel Entered Southern Gaza’s Largest City

Ukraine Opens War Crimes Inquiry Into Soldiers’ Deaths

Destroyed houses in the city of Avdiivka, near the village where the soldiers were killed.

U.S. Imposes Visa Bans Tied to West Bank Violence

Palestinian protesters built roadblocks in Ramallah, West Bank, last week, ahead of the return of released Palestinian prisoners and detainees under a brief cease-fire deal.

E.U. Official Cites Major Risk of Terror Attacks Over the Holiday Season

French police cordoned off the area near the Bir-Hakeim Bridge in Paris after a man armed with a knife and a hammer attacked people, killing a German tourist, on Saturday.

Where Will the Whales Be? Ask the Climate Model.

As humpback whale populations recover from the now mostly banned whaling industry, they are increasingly sharing time and territory with fishermen.

Nigeria’s President Calls for Inquiry After Military Strike Kills at Least 85 Civilians

Victims of an army drone attack received treatment on Tuesday at a hospital in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Ukraine Aid Falters in Senate as Republicans Insist on Border Restrictions

Ukrainian soldiers with the 22nd Mechanized Brigade firing at Russian positions in the direction of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine, last week. The front line has remained largely static over the past year.

Putin to Visit Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. on Wednesday

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia at a Group of 20 summit in 2018. Oil efforts helped build ties between the leaders.

Got Climate Angst? At the U.N. Summit, There’s a Quiet, Spiritual Place.

On the Ground in Wars and Disasters, the U.N. Plays a Vital Role

A school in Khan Younis, in Gaza’s south, that is affiliated with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and that was damaged by an airstrike in October.

Math Scores Dropped Globally, but the U.S. Still Trails Other Countries

In math, the U.S. ranked 28th out of 37 participating countries from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group that includes mostly industrialized democracies.

Renewable Energy Could Be a Casualty in the War on Inflation. Here’s Why.

Maintenance on solar panels in Nairobi, Kenya, in October. High interest rates are straining government budgets in developing countries.

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