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    The headquarters of Quebec’s forest firefighting agency, in Roberval, where all operations for the northern part of the province are managed.
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    Canada’s Ability to Prevent Forest Fires Lags Behind the Need

    Provincial firefighting agencies are stretched thin, there is no national agency and it’s hard to get approval for controlled burns — factors that have exacerbated recent outbreaks.

     By Vjosa Isai and

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    The smoke from multiple wildfires last month in Edmonton, Alberta.
    CreditAmber Bracken for The New York Times

    What to Know About Canada’s Exceptional Wildfire Season

    Wild fires started earlier, are higher in number and spread across much of the country, burning millions of acres as climate change turns more of the country’s forest into a tinderbox.

     By Dan Bilefsky and

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    Protesters in Belgrade called on Friday for the resignation of top officials after two mass shootings that killed 18 people in May.
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    In Serbia, a Strongman Under Fire Hails Himself as Defender of the Nation

    President Aleksandar Vucic, who has been the target of protests in Belgrade, has been playing up his role defending Serbs in Kosovo, where tensions have recently flared.


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    A woman laying flowers Friday for the victims of a stabbing attack in the Jardins de l’Europe park in Annecy, France.
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    Macron Meets Victims and ‘Backpack Hero’ After Stabbing Attack in France

    Two adults and four children were injured in the assault, which shocked the country and could have been worse if not for the intervention of a 24-year-old man known only as Henri.


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    André Demesmaeker’s job is a renovator’s dream and a public architect’s nightmare. He is the architect assigned to finish the reconstruction of the Palace of Justice’s stone facade by 2030.
    CreditKsenia Kuleshova for The New York Times

    Can He Fix ‘Palace of Scaffolding’ in Time for Belgium’s 200th Birthday?

    For an architect trying to renovate his beloved but crumbling Palace of Justice in Brussels, once the largest building in the world, the design challenges pale compared with the political ones.



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    Members of the Doukhobor community during a prayer service last month in Castlegar, British Columbia.
    CreditJackie Dives for The New York Times

    A Pacifist Sect From Russia Is Shaken by War, and Modernity

    The Ukraine conflict is causing soul-searching among the Doukhobors, a peace-loving group that emigrated to Canada in 1899.


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    A crew member aboard the fishing vessel Aquila in April on its final voyage.

    ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ for Ireland’s Fishing Fleets

    Along Ireland’s coast, fishing has been a way of life for generations. But changes to the industry — including a cut in quotas after Brexit and a government plan to scrap boats — may see a way of life disappear.

     By Megan Specia and

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    Much of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine, already seemed shelled to oblivion in December.
    CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times

    Why Bakhmut? It’s a Question as Old as War.

    The twists and turns of a war are rarely easy to predict. In Ukraine, they landed on a city in the east that few had ever heard of. And then the whole world watched for months.


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    Local BBQ delicacies at a street market in the neighborhood of Badajiao, a street market now turned into a super popular tourist destination in Zibo.
    CreditQilai Shen for The New York Times

    Inside the Barbecue City That Is China’s Hottest Tourist Destination

    Zibo has become a social media star for its distinctive barbecue style. Now the city is overrun with visitors.


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    An endangered and rare female Mediterranean monk seal napping in Jaffa, Israel, on Monday.
    CreditAmir Cohen/Reuters

    Rockets Sent Israelis Running From the Beach. A Rare Seal Brought Them Back.

    The incongruous arrival of a large and endangered monk seal has distracted Israelis from a period of violence and political unrest.


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    Soldados de las Fuerzas Armadas de Colombia e integrantes del equipo de búsqueda indígena con los cuatro niños que estaban desaparecidos desde el 1 de mayo, cuando la avioneta en la que viajaban se estrelló en la selva.
    CreditOficina de Prensa de las Fuerzas Armadas de Colombia, vía Associated Press

    Cuatro niños hallados con vida luego de 40 días en la selva de Colombia

    Aún no se sabe quién encontró a los menores, ni cómo lograron sobrevivir en una selva tan densa. “Queremos compartir la felicidad de todo el pueblo colombiano”, dijo el ministro de Defensa.


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    The Capitol in Havana, Cuba.
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    China construirá en Cuba una estación que podría espiar a EE. UU., según autoridades

    La instalación podría ampliar la capacidad tecnológica de Pekín para monitorear las operaciones militares en los estados del sureste del país.

     By Karoun Demirjian and

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    La Brigada Mecanizada 93 de Ucrania disparando un mortero contra posiciones rusas desde las afueras de Bajmut en mayo.
    CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times

    Los desafíos de atacar una trinchera: así lo hizo una brigada ucraniana

    Este tipo de asalto puede ser sigiloso o ensordecedor, pero siempre resulta estresante. Esta es la crónica de un ataque exitoso del ejército de Ucrania realizado el mes pasado.


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    CreditXinmei Liu

    Los jóvenes de China no hallan trabajo y Xi Jinping les recomienda ‘tragarse la amargura’

    Ante tasas récord de desocupación, el Partido Comunista insta a la mano de obra juvenil a considerar los trabajos manuales, la migración al campo y a soportar las penurias.


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    Un tartar de res con mostaza en Flambeé, un popular restaurante francés en Bogotá.
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    Una ley desata desesperación por la mostaza en Colombia

    Los colombianos batallan para encontrar el adorado condimento francés mientras una nueva legislación de salud lo retira de los estantes, dejando un ácido vacío en sus corazones y en sus sándwiches.


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    Narges Mohammadi at her home in Tehran last year during a medical furlough from prison.
    CreditReihane Taravati

    She Lost Her Career, Family and Freedom. She’s Still Fighting to Change Iran.

    Fighting for change has cost Narges Mohammadi her career, separated her from family and deprived her of liberty. But a jail cell has not succeeded in silencing her.


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    Leyner Palacios served on the Truth Commission, which spent four years examining Colombia’s internecine conflict, fought between 1958 and 2016.
    CreditFederico Rios for The New York Times

    Colombia’s Peace-Whisperer Makes Plenty of Enemies

    Leyner Palacios’s push for dialogue, forgiveness and reconciliation has made him the face of peace in Colombia — and subjected him to death threats.


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    “I’ve found worlds that I wouldn’t have found if I had not been feeding cats at night,” said the Seoul-based poet Hwang In-suk.
    CreditJun Michael Park for The New York Times

    A Poet of the Night Whose Muses Have 9 Lives

    The South Korean writer Hwang In-suk feeds stray cats on late-night walks through Seoul. The routine informs her poems about loneliness and impermanence.


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    Balen, wearing his trademark black-on-black blazer and jeans, paired with small, square black sunglasses, in Kathmandu, in November.
    CreditSaumya Khandelwal for The New York Times

    From Rap Star to Engineer to Young Mayor Demolishing Swaths of Kathmandu

    A music idol in his early 20s and then an engineer, Balen, 33, next won an upset victory as mayor of Nepal’s capital, inspiring a wave of young politicians. Now, he’s tearing down parts of the city.

     By Emily Schmall and

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    Aharon Barak in his home office in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
    CreditAvishag Shaar-Yashuv for The New York Times

    He’s 86 and Long Retired. Why Are Israelis Protesting Outside His Home?

    Years ago, Aharon Barak helped shape Israel’s judicial system. Now the government wants to unravel his legacy, thrusting the retiree back into the spotlight.