Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations

Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations

Whales, eels, birds, and even ladybugs are known for epic migrations that take them hundreds or even thousands of miles through the air and across the sea. But the land has its fair share of long-distance travelers, too. Recently, an international team of researchers set out to determine which terrestrial mammals migrate the farthest, and just how More...

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‘I Assume the Presidency’: Bolivia Lawmaker Declares Herself Leader
By asif On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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‘I Assume the Presidency’: Bolivia Lawmaker Declares Herself Leader

He congratulated the legislators for not showing up at the session at which his resignation would have been formally accepted, and Ms. Añez recognized as the country’s interim leader. He said they were “acting More...

Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester Amid Clashes
By asif On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester Amid Clashes

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong police officer shot an antigovernment demonstrator on Monday, an escalation that quickly inflamed tensions in the city already jittery over the recent death of a student involved in the More...

The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage
By asif On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage

CIDAHU, Indonesia — Thousands of children with crippling birth defects. Half a million people poisoned. A toxic chemical found in the food supply. Accusations of a government cover-up and police officers on More...

U.K. Police Release Names of 39 People Found Dead in Essex Truck
By asif On Friday, November 8th, 2019
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U.K. Police Release Names of 39 People Found Dead in Essex Truck

LONDON — For weeks, the Vietnamese relatives of a 26-year-old woman who had left home in search of a better life in Europe had feared that she was among the 39 people whose bodies were found in a refrigerated More...

Congolese Warlord Sentenced to 30 Years for War Crimes
By asif On Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Congolese Warlord Sentenced to 30 Years for War Crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Congolese warlord known as “the Terminator” was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison by an international court in The Hague for war crimes including murder, rape and sexual More...

9 Members of Mormon Family in Mexico Are Killed in Ambush
By asif On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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9 Members of Mormon Family in Mexico Are Killed in Ambush

On Tuesday, President López Obrador defended his security strategy in the face of the drumbeat of violence, saying, “You cannot put out fire with fire.” He said “there will be intelligence, which has been More...

Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal
By asif On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal

Iran said on Monday that it had started using a new set of advanced centrifuges, its latest move to build up its nuclear program, bringing the country a step closer to being able to produce enough nuclear material More...

Corrections: November 3, 2019 - The New York Times
By asif On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Corrections: November 3, 2019 – The New York Times

METROPOLITAN The “Sunday Routine” article on Page 2 about Caroline Hirsch misstates the given name of Ms. Hirsch’s brother. He is Anthony, not Andrew. ARTS & LEISURE An article on Page 28 about Greta More...

For Vietnam’s ‘Box People,’ a Treacherous Journey
By asif On Friday, November 1st, 2019
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For Vietnam’s ‘Box People,’ a Treacherous Journey

LONDON — Vietnamese smugglers call it the “CO2” route: a poorly ventilated, oxygen-deficient trip across the English Channel in shipping containers or trailers piled high with pallets of merchandise, the More...