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Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Granted Asylum in Canada

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ImageRahaf Mohammed Alqunun, right, in Bangkok on Friday. She has expressed fear that her relatives would kill her if she were forced to return to Saudi Arabia.CreditCreditSakchai Lalit/Associated PressBANGKOK — Canada granted asylum on Friday to an 18-year-old Saudi runaway who feared death from her family if she were deported home from Thailand, and Thai… Read More

Congolese Candidate, Asserting Fraud, Seeks Recount From Court

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Africa|Congolese Candidate, Asserting Fraud, Seeks Recount From CourtImageMartin Fayulu speaking to supporters in Kinshasa on Friday. “When you know you are in the right, you are not allowed to remain home,” he said.CreditCreditHugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA, via ShutterstockKINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The opposition presidential candidate who says he was cheated from victory in this… Read More

India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary.

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Asia Pacific|India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary.ImageWashing laundry by the Yamuna River in Agra, India. In autumn and winter, cities across India are blanketed by a toxic haze.CreditCreditXavier Galiana/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesNEW DELHI — India has nine of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, according to one World Health… Read More

F.B.I., Shutdown, Syria, Jayme Closs: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCreditAl Drago/The New York Times1. The F.B.I. opened an inquiry into whether President Trump was secretly working with Russia after he fired James Comey as F.B.I. director, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.The inquiry carried… Read More

Carlos Ghosn Faces New Charges in Japan as Pressure Mounts

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ImageCarlos Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman, could spend months in custody while his attorneys and Japanese prosecutors prepare for a court battle.CreditCreditFred Dufour/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesTOKYO — Japanese prosecutors brought fresh charges of financial wrongdoing on Friday against Carlos Ghosn, the embattled global auto chief who sits in a Tokyo jail.The new allegations raise… Read More