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Mexico City Has Long Thirsted for Water. The Crisis Is Worsening.

Xi Jinping Embracing Vladimir Putin in Defiance of the West

A photograph provided by Russian state media shows Xi Jinping, China’s leader, and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Beijing on Thursday.

France Issues Scratch-and-Sniff Baguette Postage Stamps

Russians Poured Over Ukraine’s Border. There Was Little to Stop Them.

Nearly 10,000 residents had fled areas in Ukraine’s Kharkiv Region as of Saturday, according to the region’s governor. An elderly resident was evacuated from the town of Kozacha Lopan near the Russian border.

Under Israeli Bombs, a Wartime Economy Emerges in Gaza

A boy helping a vendor arrange merchandise last month in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Slovak Prime Minister Is Improving After Second Operation, Official Says

A car believed to be carrying the suspect accused of shooting Slovakia’s prime minister arriving at a special court on Saturday in Pezinok, Slovakia.

Rescuers in Nepal Retrieve the Bodies of an American Climber and Her Guide

Mount Shishapangma, seen here from Baiku Lake in the Tibet Autonomous region in southwest China, is, at 26,335 feet, the 14th highest peak in the world.

Russia Presses Attacks in Northeast Ukraine, Seeking Buffer Zone on Border

Smoke rising from the site of a strike on industrial buildings in Kharkiv on Friday. Russia is already targeting the city with missiles and powerful glide bombs.

Middle East Crisis: Benny Gantz Threatens to Leave Israel’s Government

Being Muslim in Modi’s India

Ziya Us Salam, an associate editor of The Hindu, praying at home with Shan Mohammad, a hafiz who visits to teach one of Mr. Salam’s daughters the Quran, in Noida, India.

A Would-be Assassin Stirs Europe’s Violent Ghosts

Police detained a man at the scene where Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot, in Handlova, Slovakia, on Wednesday.

When a Tale of Migration Is Not Just Fiction

Slovakian Charged in Shooting ‘Was Against Everything’

A person was detained after Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot five times on Wednesday in Handlova, Slovakia.

Putin’s China Visit Highlights Military Ties That Worry the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin bidding farewell to Chinese leader Xi Jinping before his departure to Harbin on the first day of his state visit in Beijing, on Thursday in this photograph provided by Russian state media.

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., riding with Mayor Edward I. Koch, was one of 52 American hostages who were given a ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan in January 1981. They were released by Iran after more than a year in captivity.

Rex Murphy, a Dominant Pundit on the Right in Canada, Dies at 77

Georgia’s President Vetoes Foreign Influence Law

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili called her veto of the bill “symbolic,” because the country’s Parliament, led by the ruling Georgian Dream party, is widely expected to override it.

The Northern Lights Forecast in the U.K.

The northern lights near High Pike, England, early on Saturday.

Backlash to Anitta’s Music Video Evokes a Painful History in Brazil

Anitta at the 63rd Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile in February.

Queen of the Book Club

Appreciating Alice Munro, Who Brought Innovation to Short Fiction

Alice Munro was known for exploring time and memory in her stories.

Aid Starts Entering Gaza Through U.S.-Built Pier, but Officials Say It Isn’t Enough

A ship near the floating pier that was constructed by the U.S. military off the coast of Gaza to enable seaborne delivery of aid, on Friday.

A Serial Killer From the U.S. Preyed on Young Women in Canada

Gary Allen Srery

Gunman Kills Three Spanish Tourists in Central Afghanistan

Bamiyan Province, where the shooting on Friday took place, is home to the remnants of 1,500-year-old giant Buddhas that were carved into side of a cliff, and mostly destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

Thunderstorms, Wind and Climate Change: Here’s What to Know

A damaged building in Houston on Friday, after severe storms the night before.

Premier League’s Dramatic Final Day Masks a Bigger Issue

Arsenal and Manchester City pulled off a rare feat this season: a razor-close title race.

Why a Tactic Used by Czars Is Back With a Vengeance

Protesters outside the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London on Tuesday, after the arrest of three men charged with assisting Hong Kong’s foreign intelligence service in Britain.

Zelensky Signs Law Allowing Convicts to Fight for Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers training in the country’s Zaporizhzhia region in March.

At ICJ Hearing, Israel Defends Rafah Operation as ‘Limited and Localized’

Smoke rises following an airstrike in Gaza, as seen from southern Israel, on Friday.

As Supernatural Claims Spread Online, Vatican Updates Its Rules on Them

Praying in 2020 at the site where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Slovakia Prime Minister Undergoes Further Surgery After Assassination Attempt

The hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where Prime Minister Robert Fico was treated after he was shot.

Deadly Clashes in New Caledonia Raise Fears of Civil War

Smoke rising during protests in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, on Wednesday.

French Police Kill Man Who Tried to Set Rouen Synagogue on Fire

Police officers outside the synagogue in Rouen, France, on Friday.

FIFA Delays a Vote on Palestinian Call to Bar Israel

The president of the Palestinian Football Association, Jibril Rajoub, speaking during the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok on Friday.

Israel Resists Grand Bargain as U.S. and Saudis Work on Security Pact

President Biden and Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, met in Saudi Arabia in 2022. The president and the crown prince have since sought a Middle East security pact, with stakes raised by the war in Gaza.

How Kite Surfing in a Remote Colombian Region Changed a Boy and a Village

Beto Gomez is the world’s only professional Wayuu kite surfer.

Ukraine Drones Destroy Russian Jets and Hit Power Station in Crimea

Novorossiysk, Russia, in 2022. The area is home to an important oil terminal.

The Premier League’s Asterisk Season

Everton fans have been battling the Premier League most of the season. They’re not alone.

Friday Briefing

Outside the hospital where Robert Fico, the Slovakian leader, was treated after he was shot.

The Kiwi Makes a Startling but Careful Comeback

Arab League Calls for U.N. Peacekeepers in Gaza and the West Bank

The Arab League’s secretary general, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, left, and Bahrain’s foreign minister, Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, at an Arab League summit meeting in Manama, Bahrain, on Thursday.

Israel Sending More Troops to Rafah Amid Warnings of Famine in Gaza

A new camp along the Mediterranean Sea for Gazans who fled fighting in the southern city of Rafah.

Why a New Yorker Story on a Notorious Murder Case Is Blocked in Britain

Friday Briefing: NATO Considers Sending Trainers to Ukraine

Military vehicles traveling from Germany to Poland as part of a NATO exercise.

Slovakia’s Politics Were Toxic Long Before Its Prime Minister Was Shot

Police and security officers on Wednesday outside the hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where Prime Minister Robert Fico was treated after he was shot.

Heat Stress Is Hitting Caribbean Reefs Earlier Than Ever This Year

Bleached corals off Brazil this week. The world is currently experiencing a global coral bleaching event, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Russia Expels British Diplomat After U.K. Booted His Counterpart

The Russian Foreign Ministry building, in the center with the spire, in Moscow.

C.D.C. Warns of a Resurgence of Mpox

A health official investigating and treating a probable case of mpox at the Yalolia health center in Tshopo, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2022.

Satellite Images Show Widening Destruction in Rafah Amid Israeli Invasion

Venezuela’s 2024 Presidential Election: What to Know

President Nicolás Maduro firmly controls Venezuela’s political, financial and security institutions.

Calls to Pause Slovakia’s E.U. Election Campaigning Raise Questions

The presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, last month.

Dancing Past the Venus de Milo

5 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Friendly Fire Incident in Northern Gaza

An Israeli tank near Gaza on Wednesday.

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico Shot in Attempted Killing: What to Know

Medical workers transferring Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia to a hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, on Wednesday.

Putin and Xi Hail ‘New Model’ of Ties Between Powers in Show of Unity

A photograph provided by Russian state media showed China’s leader, Xi Jinping, welcoming President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia with a ceremony in Beijing.

ICJ Hears Arguments from South Africa on Israel’s Rafah Offensive

Representatives of South Africa at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Thursday.

U.S. Military Installs Temporary Pier in Gaza for Aid

An American ship, the Sagamore, setting sail from Cyprus last week.

Israel’s Settler Violence and Impunity: ​Takeaways From the Times Investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir in Israel’s parliament last year.

Zelensky Visits Embattled Kharkiv as Russia Presses Broad Assaults

A woman who was evacuated from her home near Vovchansk, Ukraine, registering for humanitarian aid in Kharkiv on Wednesday.