Today’s WorldView

Britain’s troubles to come after Boris Johnson’s landslide win

The right-wing prime minister scored a thumping electoral win. But his critics say his mandate is thinner than it looks.

U.N. climate talks end with new doubts about global unity

Delegates from nearly 200 nations wrestled for more than 40 hours past their planned deadline, even as workers broke down parts of the conference hall.
Kashmiri journalists protest the ongoing Internet blockade in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir, on Nov. 12, the 100th day of its enforcement. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Kashmiri journalists protest the ongoing Internet blockade in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir, on Nov. 12, the 100th day of its enforcement. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

In August, India shut down Internet access in Kashmir. It’s now the longest ban imposed on a democracy.

India imposed the shutdown when authorities revoked Kashmir’s autonomy and statehood. Only authoritarian regimes such as China and Myanmar have cut off the Internet for longer.
The hitch emerges just days after the United States, Mexico and Canada celebrated the accord.
Incurable silicosis has ravaged the workers who drilled the bedrock for Shenzhen. The city, one ailing man said, was “built on our bones.”
The island’s famous tapioca-ball drink has taken on political significance as consumers boycott chains seen as supporting Beijing’s agenda.
What pronouns do you use? There are, in fact, many non-binary ways to answer in historically gendered-languages.
The verdict was a step toward addressing alleged crimes during Bashir’s rule. But the two-year sentence is unlikely to appease opponents.
The Conservatives won big, Brexit seems unstoppable and Johnson promises Britain will get its mojo back.
Japanese artist uses the power of manga to bring the repression of the Uighurs in China to a wider audience.
The explicit linkage of the test to North Korea’s nuclear weapons marks another escalation in rhetoric.
Leaders gathered in Brussels embraced Johnson’s sweeping mandate to get Brexit done.
Protests against the measure continued in India’s northeast and spread across the country.
The country’s auto industry faces new restrictions. But at least there’s a trade deal.
Ex-prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune won with 40 percent voter turnout, but his links to the Bouteflika regime have marred his candidacy and political stability.
Even the president gets involved as debate rages over a national hero.
The skin from cadavers temporarily covers the burns to allow patients to heal.
He is one of six men charged in the brutal rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012. She died from her injuries two weeks after the assault.
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In India, gruesome reports of rape and retaliatory killing are hauntingly familiar, and whether a report of rape rises above the din is largely determined by class and caste dynamics
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A female tattoo artist in ultra-conservative Afghanistan is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on
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Senior officials from Japan and South Korea are holding talks on high-tech exports for the first time since Tokyo tightened controls on South Korean semiconductor parts earlier this year
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The U.S. special representative for North Korea says Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks
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New Zealanders have observed a minute’s silence at the moment that a volcano erupted a week earlier, killing 18 people
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