Two trains derailed in India in the eastern state of Odisha on Friday, Indian news reports said, killing as many as 50 people and injuring hundreds more in an accident that deeply shook the country. Amitabh Sharma, a railroad ministry spokesperson, was quoted by The Times of India as saying that 10 to 12 coaches […]
Sikkim, nestled in the Himalayas and surrounded on three sides by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, stands out in the teeming diversity of India’s states. It has the country’s tallest peak. It is the world’s largest producer of smoky black cardamom. It also has India’s smallest population, not even three-quarters of a million people, and its […]
WASHINGTON — When President Biden delivered his State of the Union address a year ago, war had broken out in Europe just days before and it appeared inevitable that Vladimir V. Putin would quickly take control of Ukraine. China, the Pentagon kept repeating, was America’s “pacing” challenge, a long-term technological and financial competitor, but not […]
Live updates: The U.S. has shot down the Chinese spy balloon. After years of deepening mistrust and simmering tensions, ties between the United States and China appeared poised for a modest rebound after the meeting of the two nations’ leaders at a summit last November and recent efforts by Beijing to stabilize its relations with […]
Tens of thousands of people lined up outside St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City on Monday to pay last respects to Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus, who died on Saturday at age 95 and is now lying in state. The long line — a mix of Roman Catholic faithful and tourists — moved steadily, snaking […]
LIMA, Peru — The government of Peru declared a nationwide state of emergency on Wednesday as it sought to control widespread violence following the ouster last week of the country’s elected president, who had tried to dissolve Congress. It was an extraordinary turn of events even in a country accustomed to political upheaval and protest. […]
Russia’s state media on Thursday released video footage of the prisoner exchange of Brittney Griner, the American W.N.B.A. star, and Viktor Bout, the convicted Russian arms dealer known as “the Merchant of Death,” at an airport in the United Arab Emirates. The video, which was verified by The New York Times, shows Ms. Griner, in […]
The fallout from Shinzo Abe’s death has taken a number of unexpected turns, casting a critical light on both his long-governing party and a fringe religious group.
The late monarch will lie in state in Westminster for four days.
The authorities said for the first time that the state had been a key player in the likely massacre of students from a teachers’ college in 2014.