Furor in China Over Artwork Ranking Women by Their Looks

To the artist’s critics, it was dangerous sufficient that he had secretly filmed 1000’s of feminine college students on a Chinese college campus. But then he proceeded to rank the ladies “from the prettiest to the ugliest,” stringing collectively round 5,000 grainy clips into an almost eight-hour-long video with numbers…

Taliban Enter Key Cities in Afghanistan’s North After Swift Offensive

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban entered two provincial capitals in northern Afghanistan Sunday, native officers stated, the fruits of an rebel offensive that has overrun dozens of rural districts and compelled the give up and seize of a whole bunch of presidency forces and their navy gear in current weeks.…

In the New Hong Kong, Booksellers Walk a Fine Line

HONG KONG — When Hong Kong public libraries pulled books about dissent from circulation final month, Pong Yat Ming made a proposal to his prospects: They might learn a few of the identical books, free, at his retailer. Mr. Pong, 47, based the store, Book Punch, in 2020, after Beijing…

Why India Is Dealing With a Deadly ‘Black Fungus’ Epidemic

AHMEDABAD, India — In the stifling, tightly packed medical ward at Civil Hospital, the ear, nostril and throat specialist moved briskly from one mattress to the following, shining a flashlight into one affected person’s mouth, analyzing one other’s X-rays. The specialist, Dr. Bela Prajapati, oversees remedy for practically 400 sufferers…

Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Military

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, shelled whereas on the bottom by the Taliban on Wednesday, sat helpless at a small outpost within the nation’s southeast, its burning and broken airframe displayed in a video on Twitter. Even if it might get to the chopper…

Inside the ‘Deadly Serious’ World of E-Sports in South Korea

SEOUL — The college students ate lunch in silence earlier than gathering in a dimly lit room filled with high-powered computer systems. There, coaches helped them study to outmaneuver opponents in a digital fantasy world fraught with ambushes and monsters. School was over by 5 p.m., however particular person apply…

U.N. General Assembly Demands Myanmar Junta End Coup and Stop the Killings

The United Nations General Assembly sought to ostracize Myanmar’s ruling generals on Friday with an emphatic rebuke, demanding they finish the five-month-old navy takeover, cease killing opponents and free imprisoned civilian leaders. The 193-member physique additionally referred to as for an arms embargo on Myanmar and requested unimpeded humanitarian entry…

Taiwan Orders Some Tech Workers to Stay Indoors to Tackle an Outbreak

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Officials in a county in Taiwan are dealing with a storm of criticism after banning international laborers from going outdoors as a part of an effort to stamp out a cluster of coronavirus infections amongst staff at a number of know-how manufacturing corporations. Under the measures introduced…

1971: U.S. Pledges to Return Okinawa to Japan

Credit…International Herald Tribune TOKYO, June 17 (WP).— The United States formally pledged as we speak to return Okinawa to Japan in a controversial settlement reaffirming the continued position of the island because the pivotal American base complicated within the western Pacific. Demonstrators protesting the navy provisions of the accord snake-danced…