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New Zealand Attempts a Record-Setting ‘Vaxathon’

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Since New Zealand closed its borders in March 2020, setting the stage for one of the world’s most successful...

Mining for Gold in Australia’s Migrant Past

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email.On the dusty Ballarat goldfields, a...

F.D.A. Panel Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

WASHINGTON — A key federal advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend Johnson & Johnson booster shots, most likely clearing the way for...

Quebec Language Debate Spurs Eerie Sense of Déjà-Vu

MONTREAL — When I go for a stroll in my Montreal neighborhood, the bourgeois-bohemian Plateau-Mont-Royal, I hear a Babel of languages — French,...

The view across Europe: Health passes in some countries, and no requirements in others.

BRUSSELS — As Italy enforced Europe’s most stringent vaccine requirements on Friday, a patchwork of measures across the rest of the continent reflect...

Blast at Afghan Mosque Kills and Injures More Than a Dozen

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A blast in a mosque in southern Afghanistan killed and wounded more than a dozen people during Friday Prayer, residents...

Booster Confusion

For the 15 million Americans who have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine, the confusing messages from the federal government just keep...

‘The Only Exit’: Where Soldiers Are Dying After Sexual Assaults

SEOUL — ​ The soldiers were driving back to the South Korean air force base after dinner and drinks on March 2. In...

A Last-Chance ‘Ghost’ Building in Taiwan Becomes a Deathtrap for Many

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — Huang Chin-chih had heard disturbing stories about the “ghost building,” and the 58-year-old housemaid was not thrilled about moving in....

Man Whose Attack on Ex-Wife Was Livestreamed Gets Death Penalty in China

A court in China gave the death penalty to a man who murdered his ex-wife while she was livestreaming, a case that shocked...

Your Friday Briefing

Was this the final Covid surge for the U.S.?After a brutal summer surge, driven by the Delta variant, the coronavirus is again in...

South Korea will donate 1.6 million vaccine doses to Vietnam and Thailand.

South Korea plans to ship almost 1.6 million doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to Vietnam and Thailand this week, the foreign ministry announced...
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New Zealand Attempts a Record-Setting ‘Vaxathon’

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Since New Zealand closed its borders in March 2020, setting the stage for one of the world’s most successful...

Mining for Gold in Australia’s Migrant Past

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email.On the dusty Ballarat goldfields, a...

F.D.A. Panel Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

WASHINGTON — A key federal advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend Johnson & Johnson booster shots, most likely clearing the way for...