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Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fleeing Russia Crackdown, Seek Shelter in Finland

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fleeing Russia Crackdown, Seek Shelter in Finland

Lena Avilkin at home in Turku, Finland, with her three children. She and her husband, Sergey, decided to flee Russia after the Supreme Court declared Jehovah’s Witness an “extremist” organization and effectively outlawed it in April last year.

‘Me Too,’ Chinese Women Say. Not So Fast, Say the Censors.

‘Me Too,’ Chinese Women Say. Not So Fast, Say the Censors.

Zhang Qiongwen, 22, says she was sexually abused by a dean at a university in southern China. She wrote about it online.

200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong

200 Years On, Chinese-Australians Are Still Proving They Belong

The Leanfores and their friend Daphne Lowe Kelley, at right in the back, are Chinese-Australians in Sydney. This year commemorates 200 years of Chinese migration to the country.

Push to End South Korea Abortion Ban Gains Strength, and Signatures

Push to End South Korea Abortion Ban Gains Strength, and Signatures

Lee Na-yeon, 23, who had an abortion five years ago, wants South Korea’s ban on the procedure lifted so that other women won’t go through the anguish she did. Stickers on her laptop case show support for women’s causes.

Australian Prime Minister Abandons Climate Targets, Bowing to Party Pressure

Australian Prime Minister Abandons Climate Targets, Bowing to Party Pressure

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, center, with Treasurer Scott Morrison, left, and Josh Frydenberg, the minister for environment and energy, at the Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.

How Everyday Social Media Users Become Real-World Extremists

How Everyday Social Media Users Become Real-World Extremists

This mosque in Digana, Sri Lanka, was ransacked and burned last month by a Buddhist mob set off by rumors on Facebook.

A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

Henry Bolton in January. The party voted to oust him as leader on Saturday.

Poland’s Supreme Court in Disarray After Judges Defy Purge

Poland’s Supreme Court in Disarray After Judges Defy Purge

Justice Malgorzata Gersdorf addressed protesters and journalists before entering the Supreme Court building in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Shootings on Video in Cameroon ‘May Not Be Isolated Cases,’ U.N. Fears

Shootings on Video in Cameroon ‘May Not Be Isolated Cases,’ U.N. Fears

Soldiers patrolling the streets of Buea, in southwestern Cameroon, in April. The actions of security forces and armed separatists in the area have been condemned by human rights groups.

As Zimbabwe Prepares to Vote, Robert Mugabe Resurfaces With a Message

As Zimbabwe Prepares to Vote, Robert Mugabe Resurfaces With a Message

Election posters above homeless people selling produce in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Saturday.

Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins

Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins

China’s nuclear arsenal was born in Plant 221, a secret facility on a remote plateau in the country’s northwest. Now billed as “Atomic City,” the site celebrates the patriotism of thousands of scientists and laborers, but dark aspects of its history go unmentioned.

He’s 9, a Chess Prodigy and Must Leave the U.K., Officials Say

He’s 9, a Chess Prodigy and Must Leave the U.K., Officials Say

Shreyas Royal, 9, playing the first ceremonial move for Magnus Carlsen, center, and Vishy Anand at a chess tournament in London in 2017.

Saudi Arabia Assails Canada Over Rights Criticism, Sending Message to West

Saudi Arabia Assails Canada Over Rights Criticism, Sending Message to West

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland of Canada called for Saudi Arabia to release two rights activists from prison. The Saudi response was uncharacteristically harsh.

Mount Fuji’s Got Mail. A Bone-Rattling Bulldozer Ride Brings It Down.

Mount Fuji’s Got Mail. A Bone-Rattling Bulldozer Ride Brings It Down.

The summit of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, is reached by some 300,000 hikers each year. Many of them visit the mountaintop post office.

Emaciated by Cancer and Mistaken as a Drug Addict, Filipino Dies in Detention

Emaciated by Cancer and Mistaken as a Drug Addict, Filipino Dies in Detention

The wake of Allan Rafael in Caloocan city, Philippines, this month.


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