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Clash Between Protesters and Soldiers Turns Deadly in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani troops clashed with protesters on Sunday near the border with Afghanistan, leaving at least three people dead and scores wounded, officials said. The violence broke out as several hundred people, including two Parliament members, were protesting for the rights of Pakistan’s Pashtuns in the North Waziristan …

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Ex-Official Levels New Corruption Accusations at Afghan Government

KABUL, Afghanistan — A former Afghan official has accused President Ashraf Ghani’s administration of engaging in widespread corruption, including the exchange of sexual favors for government posts, adding to a string of recent setbacks for the government. The accusations, leveled by Gen. Habibullah Ahmadzai, a former senior adviser to the …

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Trump’s Ringside Evening in the Sumo Stadium

TOKYO — As the leader of the free world, and a man never shy around the spotlight, President Trump is rarely a spectator to the events surrounding him. Leave it to a bunch of sumo wrestlers to steal his thunder. On Sunday, inside the Ryogoku Kokugikan, a stadium near the …

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British Climber Dies on Everest as Traffic Jam’s Toll Rises to 10

Tourism officials, however, rejected the notion that the summit had become deadlier because of overcrowding related to the large number of climbers receiving permits. In recent years, concerns have also grown about how loosely regulated the expeditions are, with some organizers using old equipment, particularly oxygen cylinders, to maximize profit. …

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Eavesdropping on Ocean Vuong’s New Book

In “On Earth,” there’s a scene where Vuong’s point-of-view stand-in, Little Dog, is served jasmine tea over rice. “True peasant food,” his grandmother says. “This is our fast food, Little Dog. This is our McDonald’s!” In the novel, being poor is portrayed not by its tragedy but by its rare …

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