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Australian Officials Split Over AstraZeneca Vaccine Advice

A rift has emerged between Australia’s federal government, state leaders and medical groups over vaccination advice, with several officials issuing public objections to Prime Minister

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As the Virus Rages, Putin Pushes Russians to Get a (Russian) Vaccine

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin urged Russians to get vaccinated against the coronavirus on Wednesday — his most extensive comments on the matter yet

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W.H.O. Says China Has Eliminated Malaria

The World Health Organization declared China free of malaria on Wednesday after a seven-decade campaign against the disease, which has killed hundreds of thousands of

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A Personal Story of Justice

After Benjamin Joseph was robbed at gunpoint outside his New Orleans home one night almost nine years ago, he described his attacker to the police:

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Capri and Procida: A Tale of Two Islands

In that regard, it did not disappoint. The window of our modest Airbnb was decorated with a typewriter because it was purportedly where Elsa Morante,

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Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Masks against the Delta variant As the more virulent Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads across the globe, masks have again become the focus of

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North Korea Reports a ‘Great Crisis’ in Covid Response

SEOUL — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said that lapses in his country’s anti-pandemic campaign have caused a “great crisis” that posed “grave consequences,” state

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Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions.

Throughout the pandemic, masks have ranked among the most contentious public health measures in the United States, symbolizing a bitter partisan divide over the role

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Jubilant Tigray Capital Greets Insurgents After Ethiopian Retreat

In interviews, recruits said they were driven to join the T.D.F. by the suffering they witnessed — relatives who had been slaughtered, priests gunned down

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Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

We’re covering new restrictions as Asia and Australia battle the Delta variant, and how rebels took back Tigray’s capital. A new cycle of lockdowns in