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Venezuelan man, crowned world's oldest, marks 113th birthday Friday

May 26, 2022 4:54 pm

Perez Mora became the world's oldest person after Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, who was born on Feb. 11, 1909, in Spain, died in January aged 112 years and 341 days old.

Israeli PM Bennett likely to visit India as two nations celebrate 30 years of diplomatic ties: Envoy

January 24, 2022 6:29 pm

To further deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, Gilon said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other officials are likely to visit India as the two countries celebrate 30 years of establishment of diplomatic ties.

World news round-up: 5 overnight developments from around the globe

November 23, 2021 8:14 am

Good morning! Begin your day with five key overnight stories from around the world.

World news today: 5 overnight developments from around the globe

September 17, 2021 11:25 am

Good morning! Begin your day with five key overnight stories from around the world.

Aftershocks from magnitude 6 quake rattle California, Nevada

July 10, 2021 12:46 pm

The earthquake was centered south of Lake Tahoe near Walker, a rural community of a few hundred households in the eastern Sierra Nevada, and was felt as far off as Las Vegas and San Francisco, authorities said.

Israel says it's targeting Hamas' cryptocurrency accounts

July 09, 2021 12:45 pm

Israel defense ministry alleges that Hamas has been waging an online campaign to raise cryptocurrency donations for its military wing, efforts that accelerated after the 11-day Gaza war in May.

Indian-American health policy expert Meena Seshamani appointed to key Medicare position

July 09, 2021 11:08 am

Dr. Seshamani has decades of policy experience, including recently serving on the leadership of the Biden-Harris transition Health and Human Services agency review team.

Zaila Avant-garde becomes first African American to win Scripps National Spelling Bee

July 09, 2021 10:55 am

Zaila Avant-garde is also an accomplished basketball player and holds several Guinness World Records for dribbling multiple basketballs at a time.

Australia's Crown says all staff held in China now free

August 15, 2017 12:05 am

"Crown is pleased that all of our employees have now been released and reunited with their families and loved ones," said executive chairman John Alexander.

Iraq secures $195 million Japanese loan for electricity sector

August 05, 2017 6:15 pm

Though Iraq is a major OPEC oil producer, the country faces chronic electricity shortages, with its fragile grid struggling to meet demand after years of war, sanctions and neglect.


Malaysian plane with 5 Indians on board goes missing off Vietnam coast

March 08, 2014 4:07 pm

A Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing with 239 people on board.

Haiti gears up for pre-lent festivities

February 25, 2014 10:00 pm

The best of World Press Photo Awards 2013

February 14, 2014 7:29 pm

The first image shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.


Will Ex-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi be the World Bank's next CEO?

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Ex-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is reportedly among the frontrunners for the post of World Bank CEO. US President Donald Trump is considering multiple candidates to nominate for the post and Nooyi's name is reportedly being considered.

Hello 2019: Applicants for NYT's '52 places to go' give us some serious travel goals

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

A lot of people applied. Only one will be chosen to travel around the world. But for the rest of us, this video has some serious travel goals.

Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

NYT Opinion | New! A hotline for racists

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Niecy Nash hosts a satirical infomercial advocating for people to stop calling 911 to harass black citizens and to call 1-844-WYT-FEAR instead.

Canada’s new marijuana economy: Meet the winners and losers

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

After 95 years of prohibition, Canada has legalised marijuana. We met with buyers, sellers, growers and students to hear what they had to say.

How Saudi news media is spinning Khashoggi’s disappearance

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident, made international headlines. From jet conspiracies to blaming Qatar, here’s how Saudi Arabia’s news media is portraying the story.

'Trees flying by' | The aftermath of hurricane Michael

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at close to Category 5 strength, causing widespread damage and killing at least two people.

Searching for the dead after a tsunami | NYT Dispatches

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.

How dad Fred Trump's empire made millions for Donald Trump

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

An NYT investigation shows that in every era of Donald Trump’s life, his finances were deeply intertwined with, and dependent on, his father’s wealth.

How Alex Jones of Infowars built his Tangy Tangerine-fueled empire

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Fans of Infowars don’t just buy in to the conspiracy theories peddled by Alex Jones, they actually buy stuff. Jones has amassed a fortune by pitching health products and weapons components as antidotes to the frightening worldview he broadcasts.