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Mexico City Has Long Thirsted for Water. The Crisis Is Worsening.

Xi Jinping Embracing Vladimir Putin in Defiance of the West

A photograph provided by Russian state media shows Xi Jinping, China’s leader, and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Beijing on Thursday.

Russians Poured Over Ukraine’s Border. There Was Little to Stop Them.

Nearly 10,000 residents had fled areas in Ukraine’s Kharkiv Region as of Saturday, according to the region’s governor. Residents have reported whole villages wiped out in the fighting.

Under Israeli Bombs, a Wartime Economy Emerges in Gaza

A boy helping a vendor arrange merchandise last month in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Middle East Crisis: As Hundreds of Thousands Flee Rafah, a Family Returns to the Ruins of Home

Trucks carry aid delivered through a pier built by the U.S. military in central Gaza on Friday.

Being Muslim in Modi’s India

Ziya Us Salam, an associate editor of The Hindu, praying at home with Shan Mohammad, a hafiz who visits to teach one of Mr. Salam’s daughters the Quran, in Noida, India.

A Would-be Assassin Stirs Europe’s Violent Ghosts

Police detained a man at the scene where Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot, in Handlova, Slovakia, on Wednesday.

When a Tale of Migration Is Not Just Fiction

Slovakian Charged in Shooting ‘Was Against Everything’

A person was detained after Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot five times on Wednesday in Handlova, Slovakia.

Israel Resists Grand Bargain as U.S. and Saudis Work on Security Pact

President Biden and Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, met in Saudi Arabia in 2022. The president and the crown prince have since sought a Middle East security pact, with stakes raised by the war in Gaza.

Ukraine Drones Destroy Russian Jets and Hit Power Station in Crimea

Novorossiysk, Russia, in 2022. The area is home to an important oil terminal.

Putin’s China Visit Highlights Military Ties That Worry the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin bidding farewell to Chinese leader Xi Jinping before his departure to Harbin on the first day of his state visit in Beijing, on Thursday in this photograph provided by Russian state media.

Gunman Kills Three Spanish Tourists in Central Afghanistan

Bamiyan Province, where the shooting on Friday took place, is home to the remnants of 1,500-year-old giant Buddhas that were carved into side of a cliff, and mostly destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

Slovakia Prime Minister Undergoes Further Surgery After Assassination Attempt

The hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where Prime Minister Robert Fico was treated after he was shot.

Appreciating Alice Munro, Who Brought Innovation to Short Fiction

Alice Munro was known for exploring time and memory in her stories.

Aid Starts Entering Gaza Through U.S.-Built Pier, but Officials Say It Isn’t Enough

A ship near the floating pier that was constructed by the U.S. military off the coast of Gaza to enable seaborne delivery of aid, on Friday.

A Serial Killer From the U.S. Preyed on Young Women in Canada

Gary Allen Srery

Thunderstorms, Wind and Climate Change: Here’s What to Know

A damaged building in Houston on Friday, after severe storms the night before.

Premier League’s Dramatic Final Day Masks a Bigger Issue

Arsenal and Manchester City pulled off a rare feat this season: a razor-close title race.

Why a Tactic Used by Czars Is Back With a Vengeance

Protesters outside the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London on Tuesday, after the arrest of three men charged with assisting Hong Kong’s foreign intelligence service in Britain.

Zelensky Signs Law Allowing Convicts to Fight for Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers training in the country’s Zaporizhzhia region in March.

At ICJ Hearing, Israel Defends Rafah Operation as ‘Limited and Localized’

Smoke rises following an airstrike in Gaza, as seen from southern Israel, on Friday.

As Supernatural Claims Spread Online, Vatican Updates Its Rules on Them

Praying in 2020 at the site where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Deadly Clashes in New Caledonia Raise Fears of Civil War

Smoke rising during protests in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, on Wednesday.

French Police Kill Man Who Tried to Set Rouen Synagogue on Fire

Police officers outside the synagogue in Rouen, France, on Friday.

FIFA Delays a Vote on Palestinian Call to Bar Israel

The president of the Palestinian Football Association, Jibril Rajoub, speaking during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok on Friday.

How Kite Surfing in a Remote Colombian Region Changed a Boy and a Village

Beto Gomez is the world’s only professional Wayuu kite surfer.

The Premier League’s Asterisk Season

Everton fans have been battling the Premier League most of the season. They’re not alone.

Friday Briefing

Outside the hospital where Robert Fico, the Slovakian leader, was treated after he was shot.

The Kiwi Makes a Startling but Careful Comeback

Arab League Calls for U.N. Peacekeepers in Gaza and the West Bank

The Arab League’s secretary general, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, left, and Bahrain’s foreign minister, Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, at an Arab League summit meeting in Manama, Bahrain, on Thursday.

Israel Sending More Troops to Rafah Amid Warnings of Famine in Gaza

A new camp along the Mediterranean Sea for Gazans who fled fighting in the southern city of Rafah.

Why a New Yorker Story on a Notorious Murder Case Is Blocked in Britain

Friday Briefing: NATO Considers Sending Trainers to Ukraine

Military vehicles traveling from Germany to Poland as part of a NATO exercise.

Slovakia’s Politics Were Toxic Long Before Its Prime Minister Was Shot

Police and security officers on Wednesday outside the hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where Prime Minister Robert Fico was treated after he was shot.

Heat Stress Is Hitting Caribbean Reefs Earlier Than Ever This Year

Bleached corals off Brazil this week. The world is currently experiencing a global coral bleaching event, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Russia Expels British Diplomat After U.K. Booted His Counterpart

The Russian Foreign Ministry building, in the center with the spire, in Moscow.

C.D.C. Warns of a Resurgence of Mpox

A health official investigating and treating a probable case of mpox at the Yalolia health center in Tshopo, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2022.

Satellite Images Show Widening Destruction in Rafah Amid Israeli Invasion

Venezuela’s 2024 Presidential Election: What to Know

President Nicolás Maduro firmly controls Venezuela’s political, financial and security institutions.

Calls to Pause Slovakia’s E.U. Election Campaigning Raise Questions

The presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, last month.

Dancing Past the Venus de Milo

5 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Friendly Fire Incident in Northern Gaza

An Israeli tank near Gaza on Wednesday.

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico Shot in Attempted Killing: What to Know

Medical workers transferring Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia to a hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, on Wednesday.

Putin and Xi Hail ‘New Model’ of Ties Between Powers in Show of Unity

A photograph provided by Russian state media showed China’s leader, Xi Jinping, welcoming President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia with a ceremony in Beijing.

ICJ Hears Arguments from South Africa on Israel’s Rafah Offensive

Representatives of South Africa at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Thursday.

U.S. Military Installs Temporary Pier in Gaza for Aid

An American ship, the Sagamore, setting sail from Cyprus last week.

Israel’s Settler Violence and Impunity: ​Takeaways From the Times Investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir in Israel’s parliament last year.

Zelensky Visits Embattled Kharkiv as Russia Presses Broad Assaults

A woman who was evacuated from her home near Vovchansk, Ukraine, registering for humanitarian aid in Kharkiv on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing

Security officers moved Prime Minister Robert Fico in a car after the shooting.

Slovakia Has Charted Its Own Course Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

The Slovak national flag, left, next to the flag of the European Union flying at the Presidential Palace in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava.

Rafael Grossi of the IAEA Acts as the West’s Mediator With Putin and Iran

What to Know About the Summit Between Putin and Xi in China

A photograph provided by Russian state media showed President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, in Beijing in 2023. Mr. Xi has met with Mr. Putin more times than he has any other leader.

Attempted Assassination of Slovak Leader Puts Europe on Edge

The scene moments after Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot in Handlova on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing: Slovakia’s Leader Was Shot

Security officers moved Prime Minister Robert Fico in a car after the shooting.

Blinken Warns Fighting Could Undo Aid Gains in Gaza

Displaced Palestinians packing their tent on Wednesday before leaving an unsafe area in Rafah.

U.S. Suspends Funding for Group at Center of Covid Origins Fight

Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, faced a barrage of questions during a congressional hearing this month.