Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

Two American teachers at an international school founded the team in 2012, holding the first practice sessions in a school parking lot. It was time of heady change in Egypt. A year earlier, at the height of the Arab Spring,...
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In Irma’s Wake, Surveying the Damage Along the Coast

In Irma’s Wake, Surveying the Damage Along the Coast

Hurricane Irma threw its hardest punches in the eastern Caribbean and throughout the state of Florida. But long after its winds diminished, it did enormous damage up and down the Eastern Seaboard. The force of Irma’s waves, even some 200...
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Watch a Human-Powered Fleet of ‘Fireflies’ Create a Nighttime Dreamscape

Watch a Human-Powered Fleet of ‘Fireflies’ Create a Nighttime Dreamscape

The event, titled “Fireflies,” lasted only 20 minutes but generated a feel-good response. At its conclusion, the crowd flooded the street to congratulate the drivers and take selfies with the funky decorated vehicles. “Even if you weren’t expecting to ...
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Egyptian Archaeologists Find Goldsmith’s 3,500-Year-Old Tomb

Egyptian Archaeologists Find Goldsmith’s 3,500-Year-Old Tomb

His name was Amenemhat, and he lived in Egypt about 3,500 years ago, toiling away as a royal goldsmith whose work was dedicated to an ancient Egyptian sun god. Photo A wooden sacophagus was among the items unearthed. The niche...
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Hurricane Irma in Pictures

Hurricane Irma in Pictures

Photo The Miami skyline early Saturday, as the outer bands of Hurricane Irma reached Florida. Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images Since Wednesday, Hurricane Irma has pummeled a chain of Caribbean islands and set a course for Florida, leaving at least 20...
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They Thought the Monsoons Were Calm. Then Came the Deadly Floods.

They Thought the Monsoons Were Calm. Then Came the Deadly Floods.

Walking through a string of villages in Bihar, the state that was worst hit this past month, the reek of fermenting grain cuts through the moist air. Sacks of rice from government warehouses had been left outside during the storms....
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Marseille Journal: Public Pools in Southern France Become a Measure of Inequality

Marseille Journal: Public Pools in Southern France Become a Measure of Inequality

“My mother taught me to swim,” Mr. Miron said, adding, “That’s also what parents are here for.” Farès Hamadi Samet, 9, said that he had received no swimming lessons while in primary school because the local pool was closed so...
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Churchill Journal: Canadian Town, Isolated After Losing Rail Link, ‘Feels Held Hostage’

Churchill Journal: Canadian Town, Isolated After Losing Rail Link, ‘Feels Held Hostage’

Originally settled as a trading post by the Hudson Bay Company, the town was reconfigured around the train station, which opened in 1929, connecting Churchill to Winnipeg, the provincial capital, 1,056 miles to the south. The country’s only deepwater Arctic....
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Young Girl Is Sole Survivor After Airstrike Topples Her Yemen Home

Young Girl Is Sole Survivor After Airstrike Topples Her Yemen Home

Photo A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be 4 or 5, rescued from the site an air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen. Credit Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A young girl pulled from the rubble...
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Funeral for Teenager Killed by Philippine Police Galvanizes Duterte Critics

Funeral for Teenager Killed by Philippine Police Galvanizes Duterte Critics

The teenager was among 96 people killed in the Manila area in what the police called a “one-time, big-time” crackdown on drug dealers and addicts in the capital and in several sprawling suburbs. Continue reading the main story His death...
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Young Voices on a Targeted Island: ‘Very Lucky to Be From Guam’

Young Voices on a Targeted Island: ‘Very Lucky to Be From Guam’

The Chamorro people have a lot of pride in their history and culture, which is a really great thing, but sometimes they can insist that we don’t need the U.S. on our side and should separate. As someone who was...
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