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The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu had wanted to honor her godfather’s wish: that she officiate his funeral after he died. But the Church of England stopped the Rev. Mpho Tutu van Furth from doing so because she is married to a woman, she said. nyti.ms/3SeSsIv
The body pulled from a pit in Izium was in a bad state of decomposition. But one thing stood out: the blue and yellow bracelet around the dead man’s wrist. The colors of the Ukrainian national flag had barely faded. nyti.ms/3r4WZRR
North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile off its east coast on Sunday in its first ballistic missile test in nearly four months, the South Korean military said. nyti.ms/3LLwavQ
Benito Mussolini envisioned the EUR neighborhood of Rome as a modern and grand version of imperial Rome. A centerpiece of it was the elegant and imposing Palace of Italian Civilization, built by Fascist-era architects to echo the Colosseum. nyti.ms/3ra0qHb
Last week, Alex Drueke, a former U.S. Army staff sergeant who served two tours in Iraq, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, a former U.S. Marine, were among 10 foreign prisoners of war released as part of a larger prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. nyti.ms/3LGl1Mw
Just Jaeckin, a fashion photographer turned film director whose first movie, “Emmanuelle,” became a box-office sensation after being blocked by French censors, has died at 82. nyti.ms/3C8VMQ1
Sergio Mattarella, Italy’s president, usually has a ceremonial role and acts as the country’s prime authority. But during elections and periods of crisis, Mattarella is imbued with powers that make him the gatekeeper of Italian democracy. nyti.ms/3dIw2k0
One of Poland’s biggest music venues has canceled a concert by Roger Waters, the co-founder of the rock band Pink Floyd, after he was roundly criticized there for his view that Ukraine should pursue peace with Russia. nyti.ms/3Scku7v
The citizens’ income program, a welfare benefit introduced by the Five Star Movement in 2019, was aimed at supporting low-income Italians looking for work. nyti.ms/3ScSlgL
Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany gets right to the point when asked why his country will not send battle tanks to Ukraine: It is “a very dangerous war,” he said. nyti.ms/3UHiHZN
Italy is already an outlier in Western Europe in terms of gay rights — gay marriage is still not recognized by law — but the possibility of Giorgia Meloni taking power has prompted fears among gay families that things might get worse. nyti.ms/3SzWXgu
Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Sunday that Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Russia’s war against Ukraine was no bluff as he urged the United States and other Western allies to intensify the pressure on the Russian leader. nyti.ms/3SyY7Jc
Across Eastern and Central Europe, statues honoring Soviet troops for their role in defeating the Nazis in World War II have in recent weeks come down or been slated for demolition. nyti.ms/3fjVigK
The secrets of rural Korea are not widely known, even to many urbanite Koreans. A traveler gets beyond Seoul’s sprawl to explore mountain hamlets, Buddhist temples and ‘slow food’ towns in rural South Korea. nyti.ms/3fkK9fF
As tourism slowly returns, Kyoto, like other famous tourist destinations worldwide, is grappling with how to accommodate the crowds without sacrificing quality of life for those who call the ancient capital home. nyti.ms/3ScBwCJ
As Italians headed to the polls in one of the historical bastions of the left, the region of Tuscany, voters appeared to be turning out mainly to thwart a large victory for the hard-right coalition led by Giorgia Meloni’s party, Brothers of Italy. nyti.ms/3Rd7jSF
“Some claim that it was God’s will,” said a survivor of the ferry disaster. “How can it be God’s will when there were so many human-made errors?” nyti.ms/3rbxi20
In Delhi, a contemporary cultural scene is unfolding in three neighborhoods on the southern edge of the Outer Ring Road, drawing art lovers, fashionistas and nightlife seekers. nyti.ms/3SdEKpu
A 2021 referendum shrunk the Italian Parliament by a third, and that may make it even more difficult for smaller parties, often representing specific interests, to win one of the 600 seats up for grabs. nyti.ms/3r4tmQM
Super Typhoon Noru was on course to slam into the densely populated main island of Luzon in the Philippines on Sunday night, with forecasters warning of heavy rains and winds that could cause devastating flooding and landslides. nyti.ms/3LGGDIC
As military officers across Russia race to enlist hundreds of thousands of men to fight in Ukraine, the Kremlin is also looking to bolster its flagging recruitment efforts by dragooning Ukrainians in occupied territories to fight against their own nation. nyti.ms/3dCB4yB
Biden administration officials have warned Russian officials in private conversations of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in its invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. national security adviser said on Sunday. nyti.ms/3dCbI3X
Italian politicians are on a virtual hunt for undecided voters. Over the summer, as polls suggested that most of those who had not yet picked a side were under 30, party elders took it to the next level: TikTok. nyti.ms/3DSD9kE
The NATO secretary general has called for a special meeting of arms directors of the alliance to discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine and ways to replenish the stockpiles of member nations that have been supplied Ukraine with weapons. nyti.ms/3r3S8R9
Multiple drone strikes hit a building in the center of the southern port city of Odesa on Sunday, the second day in a row that unmanned aerial vehicles have struck there, the Ukrainian military said. nyti.ms/3xTMULE
More people died on the Joola on Sept. 26, 2002, than on the Titanic. Yet after two decades, no one has been held accountable. The survivors and victims’ families are still fighting to have the boat raised so that they can bury their loved ones. nyti.ms/3dEojU0
The pandemic caused some on the Thai island of Koh Tao to rethink the toll tourism was taking on the island’s marquee attractions — from snorkelers trampling on coral to boats spewing oil in the sea to erosion from construction. nyti.ms/3r2ajXr
Pollsters call it the “party of the non-vote,” potential electors who stay away from the polls. On Sunday, up to a third of the Italian population is expected to abstain. nyti.ms/3r6aYHf
Military assistance to Kyiv has become something of a litmus test of Olaf Scholz’s ability to lead Europe through its most significant security crisis since World War II. nyti.ms/3fj0IsC
The body pulled from a pit in Izium was in a bad state of decomposition. But one thing stood out: the blue and yellow bracelet around the dead man’s wrist. The colors of the Ukrainian national flag had barely faded. nyti.ms/3DXcfrX
The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu had wanted to honor her godfather’s wish: that she officiate his funeral after he died. But the Church of England stopped the Rev. Mpho Tutu van Furth from doing so because she is married to a woman, she said. nyti.ms/3DOquiF
A storm expected Sunday afternoon could inundate parts of Luzon — home to some 64 million people — with heavy rains nyti.ms/3R65xml
North Korea launched a ballistic missile as a United States aircraft carrier arrived for a military drill with South Korea. nyti.ms/3SfZbC8
Ilse Scheuer Nathan and Ruth Scheuer Siegler were German-born sisters who survived the Holocaust together while their parents and brother died, supported each other at the Birkenau concentration camp and on a death march, and died 11 days apart. nyti.ms/3UDiYNh
India is an increasingly indispensable partner on pressing global challenges. That has helped ensure little pushback as the country’s leader bends to his will the institutions that guarded its vibrant democracy. nyti.ms/3fe3P50
In Zimbabwe, Covid disrupted routine immunizations, the public health system has been crippled by political and economic crises, and an evangelical church warns parents against vaccinations. Now more than 700 children have died in a measles outbreak. nyti.ms/3Ra0ukS
Alan Garcia and Leo Blanco have both dedicated their lives to transforming themselves into Michael Jackson. But for all the surface similarities, the two men’s lives are otherwise a study in sharp contrasts. nyti.ms/3LFHn0C
With the hard-right candidate Giorgia Meloni ahead before Sunday’s election, Italy could get its first leader whose party traces its roots to the wreckage of Fascism. nyti.ms/3BGrxi0
The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu had wanted to honor her godfather’s wish: that she officiate his funeral after he died. But the Church of England stopped the Rev. Mpho Tutu van Furth from doing so because she is married to a woman, she said. nyti.ms/3Se78I7
The body pulled from a pit in Izium was in a bad state of decomposition. But one thing stood out: the blue and yellow bracelet around the dead man’s wrist. The colors of the Ukrainian national flag had barely faded. nyti.ms/3UAgb7M
For years, residents of a South African mining town worried that a dam full of mining waste may come tumbling down on them. It happened this month, and now a devastated community is looking to hold the mine’s owners and government regulators to account. nyti.ms/3dD0agP
In Zimbabwe, Covid disrupted routine immunizations, the public health system has been crippled by political and economic crises, and an evangelical church warns parents against vaccinations. Now more than 700 children have died in a measles outbreak. nyti.ms/3DPQ86q
India is an increasingly indispensable partner on pressing global challenges. That has helped ensure little pushback as the country’s leader bends to his will the institutions that guarded its vibrant democracy. nyti.ms/3LKlZYq
In Coutts, Alberta, the village’s only restaurant offers smiles and two pamphlets, one denouncing Covid-19 vaccines for children, the other saying the United Nations’ mission includes creating a “microchipped society” for “tracking and controlling.” nyti.ms/3UCALUR
At a protest of Shinzo Abe’s state funeral in central Tokyo, thousands of people raised flags representing a cornucopia of causes: opposition to nuclear power, women’s empowerment, disability rights, L.G.B.T.Q. allegiance, various labor unions. nyti.ms/3r8jQMB
Ukrainian forces defiantly pushed back against threats by Russia to annex territory it controls on Saturday, amid reports that Russian soldiers were going house to house to coerce people to vote. nyti.ms/3E8u6fF
North Korea launched a ballistic missile as a United States aircraft carrier arrived for a military drill with South Korea. nyti.ms/3ChCtnP
Alan Garcia and Leo Blanco have both dedicated their lives to transforming themselves into Michael Jackson. But for all the surface similarities, the two men’s lives are otherwise a study in sharp contrasts. nyti.ms/3SdIGqi
Before King Charles III inherited Britain’s throne, he was a prince with strong views on architecture. Poundbury is where he tried to put them into practice. nyti.ms/3UCGeLt
Ilse Scheuer Nathan and Ruth Scheuer Siegler were German-born sisters who survived the Holocaust together while their parents and brother died, supported each other at the Birkenau concentration camp and on a death march, and died 11 days apart. nyti.ms/3r1RO5o
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