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A Pacifist Sect From Russia Is Shaken by War, and Modernity

Members of the Doukhobor community during a prayer service last month in Castlegar, British Columbia.

Hong Kong Remembered June 4 Tiananmen Massacre, Until It Couldn’t

Police officers arresting Sanmu Chan, a performance artist, after he yelled “Hong Kongers, don’t be afraid! Don’t forget June 4,” in Hong Kong on Saturday, ahead of the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square massacre.

No Shame. No Sorrow. Divorce Means It’s Party Time in Mauritania.

Canadian Military and Inuit Rangers Work to Defend Arctic Territory

India’s Train Crash: What We Know

Zelensky Signals Next Phase of Ukraine War Will Be Grim

Relatives at the funeral of two Ukrainian soldiers who died while fighting Russian forces, in Lviv on Saturday.

Russians in Belgorod Region Start Feeling the Ukraine War

In Russian Schools, It’s Recite Your ABC’s and ‘Love Your Army’

Schoolchildren touring the “Victory Museum,” which is dedicated to Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

Serbia Protests After Mass Shootings Demand Social Changes

2 Students, Punished for Rainbow Flags, Test China’s L.G.B.T.Q. Space

Karolyn Li and Christine Huang in Beijing. The two Tsinghua University students are fighting the education authorities in China over their right to display rainbow flags on campus.

Vigilante Justice Rises in Haiti and Crime Plummets

Men with machetes, part of a self-defense initiative to keep gangs from gaining control of their neighborhood, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

3 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Rare Attack on Egyptian Border

An ambulance drove out of a military base after a deadly shooting in southern Israel, along the Egyptian border on Saturday.

The Sun Is Calling

China and U.S. Offer Rival Visions for Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III. During the meeting in Singapore, Secretary Austin argued for a U.S.-led safety net of well-armed partnerships in Asia.

A Look at Some of the Deadliest Rail Crashes in India’s Recent History

The 1981 derailment of a passenger train in the Indian state of Bihar that killed an estimated 750 people is believed to be the deadliest rail accident in the country’s history.

U.S. Warns China on Nuclear Rivalry and Vows to Keep Patrolling Region

Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles on display during a parade in Beijing in 2019.

Modi Arrives at Scene of Deadly Train Crash in Odisha, India

Railway workers used excavators to remove wreckage from the derailment and collision in an effort to bring the tracks back into service.

What Will Be the Theme of Summer?

He’s the Biggest Power Broker in Canada Whom You’ve Never Heard Of

The building across from Parliament that houses the offices of the prime minister and the Privy Council.

Car Bombing in Russian-Occupied Ukraine Shows Reach of War

Members of Ukraine’s 95th Air Assault Brigade fired at Russian positions in eastern Ukraine on Friday.

U.S. Defense Secretary Austin Vows to Keep Pressure on China

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday.

Ukraine Investigates Deaths by Shelter as Russia Evacuates Border Towns

A mourner on Friday paying her respects in Kyiv, Ukraine, for a girl who was killed in a Russian bombardment when she and her mother tried but failed to get inside a bomb shelter.

U.S. Will Try to Bring China Into Arms Control Talks

Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, described President Biden’s plans to deal with nuclear threats in a post-Cold War world.

Remains Match Traits of Missing Call Center Workers in Mexico, Officials Say

Forensic experts with several bags of human remains that were extracted from the bottom of a ravine by a helicopter on Wednesday in Zapopan, Jalisco State, Mexico.

India Train Crash: More Than 260 Dead and 900 Injured in Odisha

Blinken Details Russia’s ‘Failures’ in Ukraine and Warns Against Cease-Fires

Antony J. Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, speaking on Friday at Helsinki’s City Hall in Finland.

Ukrainian Recruits, Wanting to Fight, Train in the U.K. for Counteroffensive

Ukrainian soldiers take part in urban combat exercises at a British Army military base in Northern England on Friday.

Analyzing Shiv’s Decision on ‘Succession’ With a Feminist Text

Matthew Macfadyen and Sarah Snook in the “Succession” series finale.

Ukrainian Shelling in Russia’s Belgorod Region Forces Evacuations

After Mass Shootings in Serbia, Few Want to Give Up Their Guns

A vigil in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, after a deadly school shooting in May. Patchy enforcement of gun laws has left a large number of weapons illegally in private hands.

Senegal Blocks Some Social Media After Ousmane Sonko Is Sentenced

Demonstrators clash with riot policemen at a neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal, on Friday.

The Three Other Trump Investigations

Former President Donald Trump raises his fists to supporters after a rally campaigning for GOP presidential nomination in Manchester, NH on April 27, 2023.

Sparrows Are the Main Suspects in a Bird-Nest Murder

She Lost Her Career, Family and Freedom. She’s Still Fighting to Change Iran.

Narges Mohammadi at her home in Tehran last year during a medical furlough from prison.

As War Persists in Ukraine, Doctors Warn of Rise in Premature Births

Alli Smith, of the Cornell Ornithology Laboratory, offers beginner tips for exploring the wide world of birds.

Indigo Goodson took up birding during the pandemic and now goes everywhere with “binoculars in tow,” she said. “My friends get annoyed.”

Big, Incredible Journeys in an Incredibly Big Country

Your Friday Briefing

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said that his country was “ready to join NATO.”

Russian Missiles Kill 3 in Kyiv, Including Mother and 9-Year-Old Girl

Emergency workers and the mother of a woman killed in an overnight missile strike in Kyiv, Ukraine, stand near the body on Thursday.

Eusebius McKaiser, Acerbic South African Political Analyst, Dies at 44

Eusebius McKaiser traced many of South Africa’s social problems to the apartheid era, and wrote about them for South Africans and a broader Western audience.

With a New, Improved ‘Einstein,’ Puzzlers Settle a Math Problem

U.K. Government Refuses to Give Boris Johnson’s Texts to Covid Inquiry

Boris Johnson, the former British prime minister, leaving home in London in March.

Ukraine’s Future Ties to NATO Are Main Topic as Western Nations Meet

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken speaking in Oslo on Thursday.

Arizona Limits Construction Around Phoenix as Its Water Supply Dwindles

Queen Creek, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, is projected to grow to 175,000 people from its current 75,000 — if it can find enough water.

Biden Makes Case for Global Alliances at Air Force Academy Commencement

“You are the very embodiment of American military excellence,” President Biden told Air Force Academy graduates on Thursday. “You are ready for anything — anything.”

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Warring Sudanese Factions

Smoke rising in Khartoum in May, during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army.

Spy Deaths on Boat in Italy Ignite Conspiracy Theories

Recovery operations on Lake Maggiore, Italy, on Monday for the sunken boat, which officials said had been hired to celebrate a birthday.

China Wants to Set the Terms of Any ‘Thaw’ With the U.S.

Beijing rejected an invitation for China’s defense minister, Li Shangfu, to meet with Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III at a security meeting this weekend in Singapore.

Protests Erupt in Senegal After Opposition Leader Is Sentenced to Prison

Protests broke out across Senegal after an opposition leader was convicted and sentenced in a trial that some Senegalese considered politically motivated.

The House Passed the Debt Limit Bill. Who Won?

Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden.

Zelensky Pushes for EU and NATO Membership at Meeting in Moldova

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and President Maia Sandu of Moldova arriving at the European Political Community summit in Bulboaca, Moldova, on Thursday.

What It Takes to Protect Kyiv From Russian Bombardment

Ukrainian servicemen demonstrated working on a mobile air defense system responsible for protecting a patch of sky just outside Kyiv.

Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia’s Most Decorated Soldier, Loses Defamation Case

Ben Roberts-Smith in Sydney last year.

Iceland Is a Magnet for Tourists. Its First Lady Has Some Advice for Them.

China Investing in Open-Source Intelligence Collection on the U.S.

American service members flying a Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea in 2018.

Conflict With the Far Right Shrouds Jerusalem’s Pride Parade

Participants dancing at the Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Your Thursday Briefing

Some of the apartment buildings damaged after a drone attack in Moscow.

Russia Strikes Kyiv, Killing 3 in Another Early Morning Attack

Emergency personnel at a clinic compound in Kyiv, Ukraine, after a Russian attack on Thursday.