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Israel Calls Alliance With U.S. ‘Ironclad’ After Receiving Billions in Aid

Israeli soldiers near a rocket-intercepting Iron Dome battery near the Gaza border this month. New American aid for Israel includes more than $5 billion to replenish defense systems.

Israel’s Invasion of Rafah Is All but Inevitable, Experts Say

The rubble of a building this month after Israeli strikes in Rafah, in southern Gaza, where more than a million displaced people have fled.

Enduring Mayhem: Images From Year 3 of the War in Ukraine

Russian soldiers who turned against their country to fight for the Ukrainian side, in the Sumy region of Ukraine in March.

Flooding Inundates Kenya, Killing at Least 32 and Displacing Thousands

Residents in Nairobi were stranded on Tuesday after a night of heavy rainfall.

Israeli-American Hostage, Hersh Goldberg-Polin, Is Seen in Hamas Video

A photo of Hersh Goldberg-Polin held by his mother, Rachel Goldberg-Polin, in their home in Jerusalem.

‘Kharkiv Is Unbreakable’: A Battered Ukrainian City Carries On

Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s Leader, Considers Resigning as Wife Faces Inquiry

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez blamed his political opponents for the inquiry into his wife, Begoña Gomez.

Australian Journalist Says She Had No Choice But to Leave India

Avani Dias produced a television segment about accusations that India was responsible for the death of a Sikh separatist in Canada last year.

Here’s How U.S. Aid to Ukraine Might Help on the Battlefield

Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Artillery ammunition has been in short supply for the Ukrainian military for more than a year.

In Photos: The Skies in Athens Turn Orange From Sahara Dust Storm

Taking pictures from the Tourkovounia hills on Tuesday.

Myanmar’s Junta Recaptures Town That Was a Significant Gain for Rebels

Crossing the Moei River, fleeing from Myawaddy, Myanmar, to Mae Sot, Thailand, on Saturday.

Horses Run Loose Through Central London in Surreal Spectacle

Two horses bolting through the streets of London near Aldwych on Wednesday.

Luton Learns the Power of Premier League Status

A street closed on match day near Luton’s stadium.

The Only Girls’ Team in a Boys’ Soccer League Has Gone Undefeated

“They definitely underestimated us,” one Queens Park Ladies player said of their male opposition.

Blinken’s Visit to China: What to Know

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken with Chen Jining, the Communist Party secretary for Shanghai, on Thursday.

Antony Blinken Visits China

The U.S. secretary of state, Antony J. Blinken, walked with Nicholas Burns, the U.S. ambassador to China, through the Yu Gardens in Shanghai on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing

The rubble of a building this month after Israeli strikes in Rafah, in southern Gaza, where more than a million displaced people have fled.

‘To the Future’: Saudi Arabia Spends Big to Become an A.I. Superpower

More than 200,000 people converged on the Leap tech conference in the desert outside Riyadh in March.

Venice Access Fee: What to Know Before Your Day Trip

Workers setting up a booth near the Santa Lucia train station on Wednesday, just before the start Venice’s fee-based booking system for day trips.

Europe’s Policymakers Get Ready to Lower Rates, Regardless of the Fed

A neighborhood market in Madrid. High inflation in the eurozone is dissipating, and European Central Bank policymakers say their 2 percent inflation target is in sight.

Thursday Briefing: Israel Seems Poised to Invade Rafah

More than a million people have taken refuge in Rafah.

With Temperatures Soaring, Gazans Swelter in Makeshift Tents

Tents in Deir Al Balah, where many displaced Gazans have been suffering under rising temperatures.

The International Date Line Is ‘Pretty Arbitrary.’ Here’s Why.

A sunrise over the Pacific Ocean, seen from Japan in 2018.

Germany Will Resume Funding for UNRWA After a UN Report

Displaced Palestinians cooking as they shelter in a UNRWA-affiliated school in Deir al Balah, central Gaza, on Tuesday.

Blinken Goes to China With Potential Trouble on Horizon

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greeted in Shanghai on Wednesday by Kong Fuan, the director general of the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office, and by two American diplomats — R. Nicholas Burns, the ambassador to China; and Scott Walker, the U.S. consul general in Shanghai.

Wednesday Briefing

The approved aid package has given a much-needed boost of morale for Ukrainian soldiers on the front and civilians living under threat.

Timur Ivanov, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Is Detained on Bribery Charges

A photograph released by Russian state media showed Timur Ivanov in Moscow in 2018. Mr. Ivanov is known as a protégé of Sergei K. Shoigu, the Russian defense minister.

Israel Plans to Expand ‘Humanitarian Zone’ if It Invades Rafah

A street scene in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, where a million displaced Palestinians are sheltering and which Israel still said it is planning to invade.

Wednesday Briefing: Senate Votes on Ukraine Aid

Activists waving Ukrainian flags outside the US Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.

New Study Bolsters Idea of Athletic Differences Between Men and Trans Women

The swimmer Lia Thomas is challenging her sport’s ban on transgender athletes, which was created after she won a college championship in 2022.

Court in Russia Rejects Evan Gershkovich’s Appeal Against Detention

The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, inside a glass cage in a courtroom in Moscow on Tuesday, must stay in a prison there, a court ruled.

Italy’s New Abortion Law Is a Lesson in How Meloni Governs

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s measure, which draws on provisions in a 1978 law legalizing abortion in Italy, could bring more anti-abortion activists into counseling centers.

UN Calls for Inquiry After Mass Graves Found at 2 Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Civil Defense recovering bodies on Sunday from what it is calling a mass grave at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

Belgian Man’s Drunken Driving Defense: His Body Made the Alcohol

These beers, as well as any other alcoholic drinks, were not involved in a Belgian man’s drunken-driving charge.

Hezbollah Claims Drone Attack 10 Miles Inside Israel

What Is the Rwanda Policy? U.K.’s Plan for Asylum Seekers Explained

Britain’s Rwanda plan has become a flagship policy of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, center, at a time when his party’s approval ratings have dropped.

At Least 5 Die Trying to Cross English Channel, Including a Young Girl

A rescue ship on Tuesday off the coast of Audresselles, France, just north of the area where an overcrowded inflatable boat was located.

Germany Arrests Far-Right Lawmaker’s Aide on Suspicion of Spying for China

The Chinese Embassy in Berlin on Monday. The German authorities arrested four people in two days on suspicion of spying for China.

Why Narendra Modi Called India’s Muslims ‘Infiltrators’

U.S. universities struggle to calm campuses torn by the Gaza war.

In Ukraine, New American Technology Won the Day. Until It Was Overwhelmed.

Congress is about to provide billions more dollars to Kyiv, mostly in the form of ammunition and long-range artillery, but questions remain whether new artificial intelligence technology will be enough to help turn the tide of the war.

Malaysian Navy Helicopters Collide Midair, Killing 10

Rescue crews inspecting the crash site of two helicopters in Lumut, Malaysia, on Tuesday.

Tuesday Briefing

Donald Trump walks out after the first day of opening arguments on Monday at Manhattan Criminal Court in his trial for falsifying documents related to hush money payments.

Myanmar’s Young Rebels Find the Bright Sides to an Internet Blackout

A commander with the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force playing guitar and singing with fellow resistance members in Karenni State, in February.

2 Starving Families in Gaza Try to Keep Their Children Alive

Waiting for donated food in Rafah, Gaza, last month.

Taiwan Quakes: Aftershocks From Deadly Temblor Hit Island

Two buildings in the city of Hualien partially toppled in the quakes that hit Taiwan on Monday and early Tuesday.

U.K. Pushes Through Rwanda Deportation Bill

‘Patriots’ Review: What Happened to the Man Who Made Putin?

Will Keen as Vladimir Putin in “Patriots,” Peter Morgan’s wild story of makers switching places with the made, at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in Manhattan.

Tuesday Briefing: The Trump Trial Opens

Former U.S. president and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in court Monday.

Biden Official Calls for Investigation in Chinese Swimming Doping Case

Zhang Yufei won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Earth Day 2024: A Look at 3 Places Adapting Quickly to Fight Climate Change

The Stark Reality of Israel’s Fight in Gaza

Six months into the conflict in Gaza, the question of what Israel has achieved is creating ever more intense global strains.

Huw Edwards, a Top BBC Anchor, Resigns After 40 Years

Huw Edwards was suspended by the BBC in July after The Sun tabloid newspaper reported that an unnamed anchor from the broadcaster had paid a teenager $45,000 for sexually explicit images.

Israel Hasn’t Offered Evidence Tying Many U.N. Workers to Hamas, Review Says

Employees of the main U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees distributing aid in Khan Younis last year.

TikTok Faces E.U. Inquiry Over ‘Addictive’ Features

The action announced on Monday is the second E.U. investigation against TikTok.

Palestinian Baby Delivered After Mother Killed in Israeli Strike

A Palestinian baby girl was born 10 weeks premature and weighed three pounds after her mother was killed in Rafah on Sunday.

FIFA Said to Be Close to TV Deal With Apple for New Tournament

The tournament, which will feature teams from around the world, will take place for the first time next summer, in the United States.

Everton Seeks Alternative Buyer as Deal With 777 Partners Falters

Fans outside Goodison Park, Everton’s aging stadium in Liverpool.

Modi Calls Muslims ‘Infiltrators’ Who Would Take India’s Wealth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at a rally in Bengaluru on Saturday, a day before a speech in which he attacked Muslims.

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