A Prague Leader Tries to Bury a Bodies Exhibition, Once and for All

PRAGUE — The mayor of one hilly district of Prague, just across the Vltava River from the fairy-tale towers of Old Town, has some bodies he wants to bury,...

U.S. Hires Company With K.G.B. Link to Guard Moscow Embassy

MOSCOW — When President Vladimir V. Putin in July ordered American diplomatic missions in Russia to slash their staff by 755 employees, the State Department said it would need...

Julie Yip-Williams, Writer of Candid Blog on Cancer, Dies at 42

Julie Yip-Williams, whose candid blog about having Stage IV colon cancer also described a life of struggles that began with being born blind in Vietnam and her ethnic Chinese...

‘We Don’t Exist’: Life Inside Mongolia’s Swelling Slums

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — The land beneath Dolgor Dashnyam’s home is wet and gritty and smells of decay. Here, atop one of Ulan Bator’s largest landfills, Ms. Dashnyam lives...

Sea of Trash Washes Up on Lebanon’s Beaches

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A winter storm in Lebanon has resurfaced a longstanding national problem, in the form of a swirling sea of garbage. Piles of trash began washing up Monday...

Armando Calderon Sol, Who Led El Salvador After War, Dies at 69

Armando Calderón Sol, the first president elected in El Salvador after 12 years of civil war, died on Monday in Houston. He was 69. His death, in a hospital, was...

H.I.V. Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that...

Using Stealth, and Drones, to Document a Fading Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Three masked explorers appeared atop an apartment tower in Hong Kong’s North Point district and sent a black drone flying, over a clothesline, until it was...

Adding to Olympic Nerves: A Wardrobe Malfunction on Ice

Yura Min and her ice dancing partner Alexander Gamelin had to overcome obstacles to make it to the Olympics. Their first performance would bring yet another one: a costume...

Fourth U.S. Soldier Is Found Dead After Ambush in Niger

WASHINGTON — A fourth American soldier has been found dead after an ambush in Niger this week that killed three United States Army Special Forces and wounded two, American...