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  1. PhotoClose to one million displaced Syrians are crammed into tented camps or sleeping rough on the surrounding hillsides and olive groves.
    CreditMuhammed Said/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images

    turkey-syria border dispatch

    ‘It’s Like the End of the World’

    At the Turkish border with Syria, tales of the desperation unfolding on the other side, where some 900,000 people are fleeing a Syrian assault.


  1. PhotoSecretary of State Mike Pompeo with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
    CreditPool photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

    On Tour, Pompeo Courts Africa, to Counter China

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa, promotes partnerships with American companies, but finds China’s presence pervasive.


  1. PhotoA Ukrainian officer near the front line in October. The attack on Tuesday was the first time separatists had tried to seize territory in two years.
    CreditBrendan Hoffman for The New York Times

    To Make a Diplomatic Point, Ukraine Rebels Open Fire

    A separatist assault was seen as aimed at weakening Ukraine’s president and gaining leverage in talks to end the war in the country’s east.


  2. PhotoThe abandoned cargo ship Alta washed up on Ireland’s south coast on Sunday.
    CreditMichael Mac Sweeney/Provision, via Cork County Council

    Storm Dennis Blows Ghost Ship to Ireland

    A derelict cargo ship, abandoned near Bermuda and last spotted months ago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, washed ashore near a tiny fishing village.



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  1. PhotoThe Westerdarm docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Saturday.
    CreditTang Chhin Sothy/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse

    Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected.

    By Richard C. Paddock, Sui-Lee Wee and


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    Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them

    Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.

    By Clifford Krauss, David Yaffe-Bellany and