Whether any belonged to the girl, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared at age 15 in 1983, was not possible to say immediately.
New York Times WorldThe tombs had been opened as a sign of “human and Christian closeness,” the Vatican said. But the move was “certainly not, as has been said, an admission on the part of the Vatican of a possible involvement in hiding a corpse.”
The British defense secretary called the seizure “a hostile act,” and the government warned ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.
New York Times World“We have advised UK shipping to stay out of the area for an interim period,” the British government said early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting in the cabinet office. “There will be serious consequences if the situation is not resolved.”
We traveled across the country and asked women about their fears of losing the hard-won freedoms they’ve gained in the last 18 years.
New York Times WorldOne is a prosecutor who has jailed 21 men for abusing women. Another runs an all-female radio station. The third is the head of the electoral commission. All 3 doubt that the Taliban will respect women’s rights if restored to power in Afghanistan.
Reporters were once a force for accountability in China. But President Xi Jinping has brought about what critics call a “total censorship era.”
New York Times WorldThe Communist Party has long controlled China’s media, but journalists were once given space to investigate and criticize. Not anymore. Critics are calling it the “total censorship era.”
Somali forces ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo on Saturday morning.
New York Times WorldSomali forces ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo on Saturday morning, but the death toll has risen and includes a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners
He emphasized that diaspora meant more than just the American slave trade. It began in prehistoric times, he said, and continues to this day.
New York Times WorldColin A. Palmer, a historian who helped broaden the understanding of the African diaspora, has died. "Their voices are the central ones," he said of those of African descent, "and their complicated lives must get center stage.”
In an embarrassment for China, 22 countries rejected its version of events in the Xinjiang region, where a million or more people are in detention centers.
New York Times WorldIn the first concerted international challenge to China's mass detentions in the Xinjiang region, 22 countries have issued a statement exhorting China to stop arbitrary incarceration of Uighurs and other Muslim and minority communities
Britain’s National Health Service has collaborated with Amazon to offer health information through Alexa, prompting questions about privacy and market advantage.
New York Times World"Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?" When British users ask Amazon’s voice assistant for medical advice, it can now respond with the authority of the country’s National Health Service.
A similar recording brought down the Austrian government this year, but Italy’s most powerful politician has deflected the flap around his nationalist party.
New York Times WorldAn audio recording appears to show how President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has actively sought to destabilize the European Union by boosting nationalist, populist parties like the League.
Underlying the opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China is public dissatisfaction with a political system that leaves many people feeling shut out.
New York Times WorldHong Kong’s protesters don't just want an unpopular bill to be withdrawn. In recent days, they’ve called for political reforms that would give them a greater say, a demand that even some pro-Beijing politicians have echoed.