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The Gin Boom Trying to Change India, One Distillery at a Time

Nao Spirits was one of the first companies to distill, bottle and sell craft gin in Goa, in southern India. At this bottling plant, employees conducted a quality control check.

Tiny Radioactive Capsule Missing in Australia

A reservoir at Rio Tinto mines last year. The missing capsule came from a Rio Tinto mine.

Amid Spasm of Violence, Israel’s Far-Right Government Raises Risk of Escalation

Residents on Saturday mourned the killing of seven people the night before by a Palestinian gunman outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem.

Hundreds Gather to Memorialize Renowned African Human Rights Lawyer

Thulani Maseko in 2018 in Eswatini. He was killed a week ago.

Fighting Rages in Eastern Ukraine Over Critical Supply Routes

Ukrainian soldiers on their way to the front line on Saturday in eastern Ukraine.

Czech Republic Elects Petr Pavel President Over Andrej Babis

Petr Pavel, the winner of the runoff vote in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, arriving on Saturday at his campaign headquarters in Prague.

Kharkiv Got Some Breathing Space, but Still Doesn’t Breathe Easily

A resident towing water from a school back to his apartment this month in the battered neighborhood of Saltivka, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2 Israelis Injured in Jerusalem Attack, Hours After a Nearby Mass Shooting

A person on a stretcher at what was believed to be the scene of the shooting on Saturday. The attack occurred in a mainly Palestinian district of East Jerusalem, not far from some of the holiest sites in the Old City.

New Zealand’s Largest City Grapples With Aftermath of Devastating Floods

A flooded construction site in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday, the morning after the worst downpour since record-keeping began for the city.

Eurostar, Symbol of a Connected Europe, Is Plagued by Brexit Hurdles

On some trains that would normally carry up to 900 riders, the company is limiting capacity to about 600.

‘We Have to Come Here to Be Seen’: Protesters Descend on Lima

Teenage Rapper, Rooted in Mapuche Identity, Roars for Indigenous Rights

MC Millaray, a 16-year-old emerging rap star, wearing traditional Mapuche dress in Santiago, Chile.

AP Retreats From ‘the French’ Stylebook Guidance

The cafe scene in Paris.

Gunman Attacks Azerbaijan Embassy in Tehran, Killing the Head of Security

Police officers outside the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran on Friday. Iran and Azerbaijan have a strained diplomatic relationship.

British Airline, Flybe, Collapses a Second Time

The British airline Flybe abruptly shut down on Saturday, stranding about 2,500 passengers.

Police Beating in Memphis

Surveillance video released by the Memphis Police Department shows officers kicking and punching Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and beating him with a baton at one point while he shows no signs of resisting or fighting back.

What Happened to Canada’s Cold War Relics?

The view from inside the vault in the Diefenbunker where the Bank of Canada’s gold reserves would be stored during a nuclear war.

To Fix Its Problems in Ukraine, Russia Turns to the Architect of the War

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov, his third war commander in months.

Move Over, Pablo Neruda. Young Chileans Have a New Favorite Poet.

A contemporary mural in Santiago turns the late Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral into a countercultural icon.

Russia Outlaws a News Site and a Rights Group, Stifling Critical Voices

A photograph released by Russian state media showing President Vladimir V. Putin attending a meeting of the Russian Security Council via video conference on Friday.

Tanks Alone Won’t Turn the Tide of the War in Ukraine

The advanced tanks Washington has promised to Ukraine send important signals to both Kyiv and Moscow about continued American support.

Expert Panel Votes for Stricter Rules on Risky Virus Research

Proponents of stronger oversight applauded the recommendations, while critics were wary of an oversight system that they worried would stymie experiments with potential public health benefits.

China’s Oil and Gas Use Fell in 2022 for First Time in Decades

A tanker along the Chinese coast this month. China’s oil and gas consumption declined in 2022 for the first time in 40 years, the International Energy Agency says.

At Least 7 Killed in Shooting at a Jerusalem Synagogue

Israeli emergency service personnel and security forces near the site of the attack on Friday.

Alan Cumming Returns British Honor Over ‘Toxicity of Empire’

Alan Cumming said that discussions about the legacy of the British monarchy that followed Queen Elizabeth II’s death “really opened my eyes.”

Álvaro Colom, Guatemalan President Who Fought for the Indigenous, Dies at 71

Álvaro Colom, after being sworn in as president of Guatemala in 2008. He tried to ameliorate the country’s deep economic divides.

New Zealand Floods: Rain and Flooding Batters Auckland

Emergency workers and a resident wading through floodwaters in Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday.

Russia says it will switch four occupied Ukrainian regions to Moscow time.

Law enforcement officers standing guard during a concert in Moscow in September recognizing the declared annexation of four Ukrainian regions.

Polar Vortex Drives a Cold Snap in Asia

Visitors braving the cold and snow at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Thursday.

U.S. Officials Overseeing Aid Say Ukrainian Leaders Are Tackling Corruption

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, who campaigned for president as a bold corruption fighter, remains committed to that goal, according to U.S. officials.

Will U.K. Rejection of Scottish Gender Bill Bolster Independence Movement?

A demonstration for transgender rights outside the government’s office in Edinburgh this month.

Your Friday Briefing

Repairing electrical lines that were damaged by a missile in Hlevakha, Ukraine.

Is Australia Day Approaching a Tipping Point?

A protest in Sydney on Thursday. For many Aboriginal Australians, Jan. 26 is seen as a day of sorrow and is known as “Survival Day” or “Invasion Day.”

In Wave of Strikes, Russian Missiles Kill 12 Across Ukraine

A house heavily damaged by Russian missiles in Hlevakha, southwest of Kyiv, on Thursday.

Russia Outlaws Meduza, a Leading Independent News Site

Journalists for the independent news site Meduza in an apartment office in Riga, Latvia, in 2021.

UNESCO Designates Odesa a World Heritage Site Amid Russian Attacks

The Odesa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, the oldest theater in Odesa, Ukraine.

U.N. Official Fired in Investment Scandal

Vitaly Vanshelboim, center, with Grete Faremo, his former boss at the United Nations, and Paolo Zampolli, a businessman and diplomat, in New York in 2016.

Newly Discovered Asteroid Passes Close to Earth

Covid Vaccines Targeting Omicron Should Be Standard, Panel Says

Only about 40 percent of adults 65 and older, and only 16 percent of people 5 and older, have received the latest bivalent Covid-19 booster shot.

Your Friday Briefing: China’s Campaign Against ‘Zero-Covid’ Protesters

The protests in Beijing began as a vigil for people who died in an apartment fire in Xinjiang in western China. Many Chinese believed that Covid restrictions trapped the victims in the building.

Senior ISIS Leader in Somalia Killed in U.S. Special Operations Raid

White House Assures Senators That Ukraine Is Committed to Anti-Corruption

Victoria Nuland, at the table in the center, the under secretary of state for political affairs, testifying before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Ukraine in Washington on Thursday.

Appian Way’s Beginning Will Remain a Mystery for Now

Excavations in Rome looking for the first mile of the Appian Way in November.

Biden Administration Bans Mining in Boundary Waters Wilderness

One of the world’s largest untapped copper deposits lies near Minnesota’s border with Canada.

Hundreds of Children Seeking Asylum in U.K. Are Missing

Protesters at a rally on Wednesday in Brighton, England, demanded that the British government take action to provide necessary protection to children seeking asylum.

China Arrests ‘Zero Covid’ Protesters in Quiet Crackdown

A November protest in Beijing against Covid restrictions. China’s ruling Communist Party has sought to discredit protesters by suggesting that “foreign forces” were behind them.

North Korea Puts Capital in Lockdown to Fight ‘Recurrent Flu’

Pyongyang, North Korea, last month. The country announced a five-day lockdown in the city this week.

Israeli Raid on West Bank City Kills Nine Palestinians, Officials Say

Palestinians carried the bodies of some of those believed to have been killed in the raid during a funeral procession in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday.

A Conversation With Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Lasting Impact of the 1619 Project

As Turkey Elections Loom, Erdogan Fights for Political Future

A campaign van for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s governing Justice and Development Party in Istanbul in November. He has been Turkey’s paramount politician for two decades.

Your Thursday Briefing

A food bank in London.

Ukraine War Accelerates Shift of Power in Europe to the East

Ukrainian soldiers heading to the front line in the Donetsk region of Ukraine last month. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a shock to the complacent European order.

How Biden Reluctantly Agreed to Send Tanks to Ukraine

Germany and U.S. Pledge to Send Battle Tanks to Ukraine

An American M1 Abrams battle tank during a NATO military exercise last year in Latvia.

Video Appears to Show Novak Djokovic’s Father With Pro-Putin Fans at Australian Open

Srdjan Djokovic, left, sitting in the second row back, watching his son Novak Djokovic take on Alex De Minaur of Australia on Monday.

Your Thursday Briefing: Tanks for Ukraine

A Leopard 2 tank at a factory in Munich.

Two British Men Went to Soledar. Neither Came Back.

An undated photo of Andrew Bagshaw.

What to Know About Western Tanks Going to Ukraine

A model of M1 Abrams battle tanks during an exercise in Latvia in 2021. The United States has committed to sending 31 of the tanks to Ukraine.

Russia Says Tanks for Ukraine Are a ‘Losing Scheme’

France to Pull Troops Out of Burkina Faso, as Its Unpopularity in Africa Grows

A French soldier on patrol in northern Burkina Faso in 2019.