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Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Students played in a local orchestra concert last month. Baroque music is deeply embedded in the indigenous culture.

Spain’s Migrant Wave Grows, Even as Europe’s Subsides

Spain’s Migrant Wave Grows, Even as Europe’s Subsides

Migrants keeping warm in Red Cross blankets after arriving at the harbor in Málaga, Spain, earlier this month. A Red Cross coordinator in the area said the situation there had “reached a critical point.”

Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Itu Aba is a small strip of land in the South China Sea occupied by Taiwan. Its name in Chinese is Taiping, which means peaceful or tranquil.

ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape

ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape

Aws, 25, a former resident of Raqqa, Syria, used to be a member of the Khansaa Brigade, the Islamic State's female morality police. Her first husband was a jihadist, and when he died in a suicide operation she reluctantly agreed to marry another fighter.

France Opens Germanwings Crash Criminal Inquiry

France Opens Germanwings Crash Criminal Inquiry

A bus carrying relatives of Germanwings crash victims arriving in Paris on Thursday.

With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

A still image from China’s Lunar New Year television show, in which a Chinese actress in blackface and giant fake buttocks depicts an African character.

Criminal Groups Seek to Decide Outcome in Many Mexican Races

Criminal Groups Seek to Decide Outcome in Many Mexican Races

Abel Montúfar was among at least 136 politicians across Mexico who have been assassinated since last fall. More than a third were candidates or potential candidates.

One Dead Amid Violence in 3rd Week of Protests at Gaza-Israel Fence

One Dead Amid Violence in 3rd Week of Protests at Gaza-Israel Fence

Palestinian protesters tried to take down a section of the border fence between Israel and Gaza on Friday.

U.K. Lawmakers Say Dirty Russian Money Is Still Flowing to London

U.K. Lawmakers Say Dirty Russian Money Is Still Flowing to London

The Russian Embassy on the exclusive avenue of Kensington Palace Gardens in March in London.

Filipinos Get a Glimpse of Their Ruined City. The Chinese Get the Contract.

Filipinos Get a Glimpse of Their Ruined City. The Chinese Get the Contract.

The bullet-riddled domes of the Grand Mosque in Marawi, in the southern Philippines. The city was gutted by five months of brutal combat last year between Islamic State loyalists and the Philippine military.

Spanish Judges Return Fire After Contentious Sexual Assault Ruling

Spanish Judges Return Fire After Contentious Sexual Assault Ruling

A protest in Pamplona, Spain, this weekend, after a court sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for sexual abuse in what many considered a gang rape that demanded a much harsher punishment.

In Poland, ‘a Narrow Window to Do Justice’ for Those Robbed by Nazis

In Poland, ‘a Narrow Window to Do Justice’ for Those Robbed by Nazis

“My grandfather had to hide from the Nazis in a salt mine,” Miriam Tasini, who is seeking property restitution for her grandfather’s mill in Krakow, Poland, said. “Paperwork wasn’t exactly on his mind.”

Decades Later and Far Away, Chernobyl Disaster Still Contaminates Milk

Decades Later and Far Away, Chernobyl Disaster Still Contaminates Milk

Abandoned apartment blocks in Pripyat, in the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine. Decades after the nuclear disaster, researchers say children 140 miles away are still drinking radioactive milk.

Boycott Drive Put Israel on a Blacklist. Now Israel Has One of Its Own.

Boycott Drive Put Israel on a Blacklist. Now Israel Has One of Its Own.

The Shuafat refugee camp, behind a section of Israel’s separation barrier in Jerusalem.

Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble

Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble

Iraqi security personnel taking a selfie in front of the remains of Al Nuri Grand Mosque in Mosul last year.

Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug

Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug

President Vladimir V. Putin visiting a factory that makes helicopter engines in Ufa, a Russian regional capital.


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