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How Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World

Inoculating a Buddhist monk last month at a school in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, on the first day of the country’s vaccination campaign.


Aleksei Navalny’s Health in Prison Is Dire, His Doctors Say

Aleksei A. Navalny, a Russia opposition leader, in Moscow in February. He survived a poisoning last year, and his doctors say his health is deteriorating.


Afghan Women Fear The Worst after U.S. Withdrawal

A yoga class in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday.


Russia Expels 20 Czech Diplomats as Tensions Escalate

Police officers detained a pro-Russian demonstrator as protesters gathered in front of the Russian Embassy in Prague on Sunday.


Irish Leader Apologizes for Killing of Prince Philip's Uncle

Louis Mountbatten and Prince Philip, his nephew, in 1965. Lord Mountbatten was assassinated in 1979, in an I.R.A. bombing that also killed three other people. 


Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11

A crane lifted an overturned railcar on Sunday after the crash of a train heading north from Cairo.


After Canada's Marijuana 'Green Rush,' Pot Suppliers Struggle

The growing room at the Canopy Growth facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario.


Myanmar’s Protesters Face Down the Military With Slingshots and Rocks

Protesters using slingshots during a protest in Yangon, Myanmar, last month.


These Countries Did Well With Covid. So Why Are They Slow on Vaccines?

Older people receiving Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine this week in Gwangju, South Korea.


Prince Philip Is Laid to Rest in a Somber 50-Minute Ceremony

Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday was replete with the British monarchy’s traditions.


Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change

China and the United States must “prove we can actually get together, sit down and work on some things constructively,” John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, said in an interview in Seoul on Sunday.


Top French Court Rules Killer of Jewish Woman Cannot Stand Trial

Members of the French Jewish community met in Paris’ Place de la Republique in January 2020 to demand a trial for the murder of Sarah Halimi, who was killed in 2017.


Coronavirus Deaths Reach 3 Million Worldwide

Digging graves in São Paulo, Brazil, this month.


Post-Merkel Germany May Be Shaded Green

Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck are co-leaders of Germany’s Greens. Ms. Baerbock is considered the most likely chancellor candidate.


France Will Quarantine Travelers From Four Countries

A passenger at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle International Airport, north of Paris, in January.


Colorado Officials Warn About Fourth Wave of Covid Infections

Health officials say the uptick in Colorado has been fueled in part by the spread of more contagious variants, particularly B.1.1.7.


Marie Supikova, Survivor of Nazi Terror in Czech Village, Dies at 88


Pope Francis Delivers Sunday Blessing in Person After a Month

For the first time in a month, Pope Francis led his Sunday blessing from the window of his office overlooking Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City.


From boardroom to bedroom: New York’s empty office buildings and hotels may be ripe for conversion.

20 Broad Street, a converted office building in New York’s financial district, has transformed a former vault into a lounge.


Israel Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate

Tel Aviv on Sunday after Israel lifted its outdoor mask mandate.


Fauci Expects Decision on Using Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Friday

Supplies of Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the National Jewish Health hospital pharmacy in Denver last month.


Alaska to Offer Covid Vaccines at Airports

Cassius Caldwell, 16, receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, last month. Fairbanks International Airport will offer vaccines to travelers starting June 1.


She’s 18 and developed blood clots in her brain after a J&J vaccine. Here’s what happened.

The blood clotting condition seen in patients who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is rare. Millions have been inoculated with the vaccine without complication.


Czechs Blame 2014 Blasts at Ammunition Depots on Elite Russian Spy Unit

Protesters left a poster denouncing Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s president, on the gate of the Russian Embassy in Prague.


Ontario Police's Sweeping New Powers on Covid Draw Criticism

A police offcer talks to demonstrators as they protest against new coronavirus restrictions in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday.


Zimbabwe Releases Prisoners to Help Curb Coronavirus Spread

Prisoners walked free from Chikurubi Female Prison in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, on Saturday.


Viewers React to Photo of Queen Elizabeth at Prince Philip's Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II in St. George’s Chapel on Saturday for the funeral of Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years.


As Variant Spreads, Covid-19 Cases Rise Sharply in Pennsylvania

People social distancing at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 4, as cherry blossoms began blooming.


In counties that voted for Trump, fewer people are getting vaccinated.


A vaccine scare ripples around the world: The week in Covid-19 news.

An AstraZeneca vaccine being prepared in Malawi last month.


A Look at Who Attended Prince Philip's Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II leading members of the royal family in a procession in Westminster Abbey during a 2019 Commonwealth Day service.


Prince Philip's Funeral Begins With Royal Procession

Queen Elizabeth II watched as pallbearers carried Prince Philip’s coffin during his funeral at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday.


Harry and William, Separated by Cousin, Follow Coffin

Front from left, Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.


Pregnant British Women to Get Covid Vaccines

Michelle Melton, who was 35 weeks pregnant when this photo was taken, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in February at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pa. 


‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J.&J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot Case

An expert panel weighing the potential risks of a very rare blood disorder that may be linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will meet again on April 23.


A Week of Discouraging Coronavirus Pandemic Developments in Canada

Moderna shortages led to vaccine cancellations, but more Pfizer vaccine is coming.


The global death toll from Covid-19 is nearing 3 million.

A funeral procession for a Covid-19 victim at Jardim da Paz cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil, last month. The United States, Brazil and Mexico have the world’s highest death tolls in the pandemic.


Raúl Castro to Step Down as Head of Cuba’s Communist Party

Then-President Raul Castro of Cuba during a parade in honor of his brother, Fidel, in Havana in 2017.


Vaccine Hesitancy Leaves Doses to Expire in Some African Countries

A policeman guarding a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, in early March. 


Young Italians Are Accused of Jumping the Line for Vaccines

A health care worker administers a vaccine at the Military Hospital of Milan last month. Italy’s national military police are investigating widespread reports of younger people cutting the line for vaccines.


The Contradiction That Doomed America’s Mission in Afghanistan

An American B-52 bomber above Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan, December 2001.


Prince Philip’s Funeral Marks the End of an Era for U.K. Royal Family

A photo in London of Prince Philip that was posted on April 9, the day he died.


Russia Will Expel 10 Diplomats in Retaliation for Sanctions

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, seen earlier this month at the Kremlin, has ordered the expulsion of 10 American diplomats. 


In Russia, a Military Buildup That Can’t Be Missed

A still image taken from video showing Russian tanks in plain sight this month in Maslovka, in southern Russia.


Shirley Williams, Breakaway Political Force in Britain, Dies at 90

Shirley Williams in London in 2004. She was a force in British politics, holding senior positions in Parliament and rising to cabinet ministerial posts.


White House Details Almost $2B Plan to Track Variants


$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

Valeria Luiselli, the author of “Lost Children Archive,” won the Rathbones Folio Prize last year. Its organizers transferred the prize money to a fraudster who posed as her in an email.


Iran's Push to Enrich Uranium Amid Nuclear Talks: What to Know


The Toronto Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Khaleel Seivwright has built about 100 tiny shelters for Toronto’s homeless population.


The End of the United States’ Forever War


Taiwan Train Crash: Prosecutors Charge Crane Truck Driver

Salvage workers in action in the aftermath of a deadly train crash at a tunnel north of Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, on April 6.


The Success of Top-Down Simplicity

Connecticut residents waiting to receive a vaccine in Stamford last month.


A new coronavirus wave is crushing middle-class dreams in India.

Ashish Anand, 38, and Akanksha Chadda, 33, with their children, 8-year-old Rehan and 4-year-old Gunika, outside their home in Noida, India.


In a season of reopenings, New York City venues try to strike the right note.

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, front, on the Cyclone roller coaster at the opening of Luna Park in Coney Island last week.


Overwhelmed by the virus, Paraguay considers ditching Taiwan for China — and its vaccines.

A healthcare worker prepares a vaccine dose in Asuncion on Wednesday. Paraguay is considering establishing ties with China to obtain more vaccine.


Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters

A nurse preparing vaccine doses at a medical office in Los Angeles this month.


Gauging the Prospects for International Travel


Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

Jimmy Lai, 73, the founder of Apple Daily, an aggressively pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper, was sentenced on Friday to 12 months in prison.


Paraguay’s Covid Vaccine Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening

People over the age of 85 being vaccinated in Asunción, Paraguay.


Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing

Circular Quay, a tourist area in Sydney, Australia.