15 People Missing After Residential Building Collapses in Kenya

At least 15 people were missing on Tuesday after a seven-story residential building gave way in Nairobi, Kenya, highlighting once again the problem of shoddy construction in one of...

Cosmetic Surgery for a Pet Fish? In Asia, This One Is King of the...

SINGAPORE — Eugene Ng jabbed a pudgy finger against the side of the glass tank, like a predator singling out his unlucky target. “That fish’s eye is looking a little...

The Wonder Women of Botswana Safari

By midmorning, the dirt tracks of Chobe National Park rumbled with vehicles. Uniformed guides cruised by slowly, the names of their safari companies emblazoned on their open-air, four-wheel drives....

What’s the World’s Fastest-Growing Economy? Ghana Contends for the Crown

TEMA, Ghana — As recently as the 1980s, the West African nation of Ghana was in crisis, crippled by hunger after a series of military coups. But it has...

Bombing Near Afghan Supreme Court Kills and Wounds Dozens

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bombing near the offices of the Afghan Supreme Court in central Kabul during the evening rush hour on Tuesday killed more than a dozen...

Broadway Training, Gangnam Style

When most Americans think of Korean pop music, colloquially called K-pop, what comes to mind is usually Psy’s “Gangnam Style” — a high-octane fusion of rap verses, techno beats...

E.U. Joins U.K. in Denouncing Russia Over Poisoning of Spy

BRUSSELS — Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, won support from the European Union on Friday over her escalating diplomatic battle with Russia, a significant victory for a leader who...

Cyprus Fears Russian Meddling in Its Settlement Talks

NICOSIA, Cyprus — As the United Nations geared up for negotiations that it declared the “best and last chance” to unite Cyprus after more than four decades of acrimonious...

Would You Pay $1,000 for a Chinese Smartphone?

SHENZHEN, China — The phone takes dazzling photos and sports advanced artificial intelligence. Its display stretches gloriously from edge to edge. And at nearly $1,000, it pushes into eye-watering...

For Barcelona, the End of a Campaign, but Not of an Era

BARCELONA, Spain — The 87th minute came and went. The moment when the last miracle began was the point at which any hopes of another were definitively ended. Barcelona won...