Heavy Rains and Potential Flooding in Guangdong, China, Force Evacuations

Torrential rain battered Southern China on Sunday, causing flooding and forcing tens of thousands of evacuations in the country’s most populous province, as a waterspout appeared briefly in Hong Kong and forecasters warned of potentially severe flooding. Rain has been falling in Guangdong, which has a population of about 127 million, since last week. It intensified over the weekend, hammering …

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How the Movie “Civil War” Echoes Real Political Anxieties

One subject seems to be unifying the right and the left today: Disunion. From the multiplex to social media, the prospect of America collapsing into armed conflict has moved from being an idea on the tinfoil-hat fringes to an active undercurrent of the country’s political conversation. Voters at campaign events bring up their worries that political division could lead to …

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Israeli Airstrikes in Rafah Kill at Least 10 Palestinians, Including Children

Israeli airstrikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Saturday killed several civilians, including women and children, according to Palestinian state media, sending more fear through an area where over one million displaced Palestinians are crowded into tents and temporary quarters. For many weeks, Palestinians have been bracing for an announced Israeli ground offensive on Rafah, the southernmost part …

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Trump Cancels North Carolina Rally Due to Storms

After former President Donald J. Trump sat in a courtroom in New York for much of the last week, Saturday night was supposed to herald a return to the campaign trail and the large rallies where he often gives long, freewheeling speeches. With thousands gathered on the tarmac at an airport in Wilmington, N.C., Mr. Trump’s campaign was building anticipation. …

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Iran on Edge Amid Airstrikes, Crackdowns and Fear of War

In the early hours of Friday, Mehrdad, an engineer in Isfahan, Iran, woke to the sound of explosions rattling the windows and shaking the ground. In Tehran, passengers about to board flights were abruptly told the airspace was closed. Israel, they soon learned, had attacked Iran. As booms and gunfire went off in the distance, Mehrdad, 43, came to realize …

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How the House Voted on Foreign Aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

Votes on the Foreign Aid Bills Source: Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives The House passed a long-stalled foreign aid package on Saturday that gives funding to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, with a majority of lawmakers backing money for American allies across the globe. The package, which now goes to the Senate, is almost certain to become law. …

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Palestinians in West Bank Protest Israeli Raid That Killed at Least 10

Palestinians in the West Bank on Sunday went on a general strike to protest an Israeli military raid at a refugee camp a day earlier in which at least 10 people were killed, in an episode that illustrated the continuing unrest in the territory. The raid was the latest operation in a sweeping economic and security clampdown in the territory …

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Dismissed Trump Jurors Describe Intense Days in a Glaring Spotlight

The two Manhattan residents were led into the courtroom to fulfill a foundational civic duty: to be interviewed as prospective jurors. But in the room when they arrived was a defendant, Donald J. Trump, unlike any in American history. Both would-be jurors, a man and a woman, were eventually excused. But the experience thrust them into the spotlight in a …

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‘Cheated’: Chinese Doping Case Roils Swimming

The revelation that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for a banned drug seven months before the Tokyo Olympics but were secretly cleared and allowed to continue competing has exposed a bitter and at times deeply personal rift inside the fight to keep drugs out of international sports, and brought new criticism of the global authority that oversees drug-testing. A New …

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Golden Visa Programs, Once a Boon, Lose Their Luster

When Ana Jimena Barba, a young doctor, began working at a hospital in Madrid last year, she moved in with her parents half an hour outside the city until she could save enough to buy her own home. But when she started looking at houses in the same village, almost everything was priced at more than 500,000 euros. The amount …

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