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Brazil Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Is Stabbed

RIO DE JANEIRO — Representative Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, was stabbed on Thursday afternoon during a campaign event in Minas Gerais State, the local news media reported, citing police officials. It was not immediately clear how Read more…


How Does Australia See Itself?

The colour, beauty and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. — Phil Johnston ___ The classless nature of pubs in Australia. — Barton Quilkey ___ Herds of Emus. Hundreds of them out by Booligal or Ivanhoe. — Davis Read more…


Too Many Chinese Children Need Glasses. Beijing Blames Video Games.

BEIJING — It started this week with a call to action from China’s leader, Xi Jinping. Too many of the country’s children need glasses, he said, and the government was going to do something about it. It ended on Friday Read more…


Argentina Raises Rates, as Emerging Markets Turbulence Spreads

Investors for weeks have been anxious that problems in developing economies could lead to broader trouble in financial markets. Turmoil in Turkey has been the most frequent cause for concern. The jitters intensified on Thursday, yet the catalyst was not Read more…


Giuliani Criticizes an Anticorruption Crackdown in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania, long considered one of the most corrupt states in the European Union, has made energetic efforts to root out graft that has entangled prominent lawmakers. Some have pushed back, angering corruption-weary citizens who have rallied by Read more…


Was a Scientist’s Death Murder or an ‘Act of Mercy’?

BUNDANOON, Australia — Even into her 80s, Mary E. White thrived on the expanse of Australian rain forest she had made her home, and she told friends of ambitious plans: She was going to write her autobiography, and there were Read more…


Iran’s Parliament Gives President a Rare Summons and Rebuke

LONDON — Iran’s Parliament summoned President Hassan Rouhani to answer questions on Tuesday about the country’s economic crisis, and then voted to reject his explanation, in a remarkable rebuke of a sitting leader. Mr. Rouhani blamed United States sanctions, not Read more…


Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention

SYDNEY, Australia — For the first time in nearly four years, a group of migrants was caught illegally entering the Australian mainland by sea this week, after surviving a shipwreck and several days in crocodile-infested waters, the authorities said. By Read more…


Ally of South Korean Leader Conspired to Rig Online Opinion, Inquiry Finds

SEOUL, South Korea — A close political ally of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea conspired with a team of online bloggers to illegally influence public opinion ahead of Mr. Moon’s election last year, a special counsel said Monday. The Read more…


Aleksei Navalny, Kremlin Critic, Is Jailed Ahead of Pension Protests

MOSCOW — Russia’s highest-profile opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for a protest that happened seven months ago — a move that he maintained was intended to prevent him from organizing nationwide Read more…