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Live Updates: ‘Technical Failure’ Caused Helicopter Crash That Killed Iran’s President, State News Agency Reports

Middle East Crisis: Israeli Leaders Rally Behind Netanyahu Despite Divisions Over War

For Old Ukrainians, Russia’s Invasion Echoes World War II Trauma

Among Ukrainians whose homes have been overrun by the Russian invasion, Halyna Semibratska, 101, is one of a small group who also survived Nazi occupation.

Sunak Apologizes After Damning Report on U.K. Infected-Blood Scandal

People affected by the contaminated-blood scandal gathered at a vigil in London on Monday.

Back From War, These I.D.F. Soldiers Demand New Leadership

Taiwan’s President Vows to Keep Island Safe Amid Chinese Pressure

President Lai Ching-te of Taiwan taking his oath during the inauguration ceremony in Taipei on Monday.

What We Know About the Helicopter Crash That Killed Iran’s President

An image released by Iranian state media shows rescue workers at the scene of the crash of a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran on Monday.

South Africa’s Highest Court Says Jacob Zuma Can’t Serve in Parliament

Jacob Zuma, center, the former South African president and leader of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party, waved to supporters as he arrived for the People’s Mandate Launch at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

Faced With a Russian Onslaught, Ukraine Struggles to Keep the Lights On

A worker in a burned-out control room last month at a DTEK power plant that was destroyed in an attack, in an undisclosed location in Ukraine.

In China, Deepfakes of ‘Russian’ Women Point to ‘Nationalistic Sexism’

Assange Can Appeal Extradition to U.S., British Court Rules

Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protesting outside of Britain’s High Court in London on Monday.

After Raisi’s Death, Hard-Liners Are Expected to Keep Grip on Power

A banner with a picture of President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran on Monday in Tehran. He had been seen as a top candidate to be the country’s next supreme leader.

Julian Assange’s Extradition Appeal Hearing: What Could Happen?

Mr. Assange leaving court in a security van in London in 2019.

Who Was Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi?

Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran in 2021.

Iran Moves to Project Stability After President Raisi Dies in Helicopter Crash

People gathering in Tehran on Monday to say prayers after the deaths of the country’s president, foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash.

Tuesday Briefing: What’s Next for Iran

Mourners gathered in Tehran yesterday.

Biden and Blinken Accuse ICC Prosecutor of Falsely Equating Israel and Hamas

President Biden and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, pictured at the White House in April, sharply criticized the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor for seeking arrest warrants for two top Israeli leaders.

How the Cockroach Took Over the World

A genomic analysis of 281 cockroaches collected from 17 countries around the world suggests that Blattella germanica, the German cockroach, originated in India or Myanmar around 2,100 years ago.

Iran President Raisi Is Latest Prominent Figure to Die in a Helicopter Crash

The scene of a helicopter crash in Brovary, Ukraine, in January 2023 that killed more than a dozen people, including the interior affairs minister, Denys Monastyrsky.

After Raisi’s Death, Speculation Over Iran’s Next Supreme Leader Turns to Khamenei’s Son

Mojtaba Khamenei, the son of Iran’s supreme leader, for years has been considered to be a potential candidate to succeed his father, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Dublin-New York Portal Reopens After Flashing and Other Shenanigans

The Portal, which connects Dublin and New York via a livestream, was back up and running on Monday after bad behavior by people on both sides of the Atlantic forced organizers to shut it off temporarily.

Amal Clooney Was Among the Experts Consulted on I.C.C. Warrants

Amal Clooney speaking in New York in September.

What to Know About the I.C.C. Arrest Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders

The International Criminal Court prosecutor, Karim Khan, said in a statement that he was applying for arrest warrants for Israeli leaders and members of Hamas for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Israel Should Expect Little Change After Iranian President’s Death, Experts Say

President Ebrahim Raisi at a news conference near the border between Iran and Azerbaijan on Sunday.

A top Biden aide meets with Israeli military officials, and other news.

ICC Prosecutor Requests Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders

Who Was Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian?

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting last month.

What to Know About Mohammad Mokhber, Iran’s Acting President

Mohammad Mokhber, who is acting president, had held senior positions in some of Iran’s most powerful conglomerates.

Is Biodegradable Plastic Really a Thing?

Proud to Serve Israel, but Not Its Government

Monday Briefing

Ebrahim Raisi at the United Nations last year.

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s President, Is Dead at 63

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, who was with the country’s foreign minister on a helicopter that crashed on Sunday, according to Iran’s state media.

Europe Wants to Build a Stronger Defense Industry, but Can’t Decide How

An assault brigade in Ukraine firing a 122-milimeter howitzer D-30 at a Russian target last month.

Monday Briefing: Iran’s President Is Missing After a Helicopter Crash

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran last year.

Helicopter Crash Increases Pressure as U.S. and Iran Face Crises

A man held an image of Qassim Suleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, who was killed by an American drone strike in 2020, during an anti-Israel rally in Tehran last month.

Congolese Army Says It Foiled a Coup Involving Americans

Security forces blocking streets on Sunday in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Toxic Political Culture Has Even Some Slovaks Calling Country ‘a Black Hole.’

The presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia. Many people in Slovakia view liberal democracy as a threat to their identity and values.

Ed Dwight Goes to Space 63 Years After Training as 1st Black Astronaut

Edward Dwight was one of six people who went to space aboard the Mission NS-25 crew capsule from Blue Origin on Sunday. Upon exiting, he raised his arm and said, “Long time coming.”

Helicopter Carrying Iran’s President Has Crashed, State Media Reports

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, who was with the country’s foreign minister on a helicopter that crashed on Sunday, according to Iran’s state media.

Russia and Ukraine Engage in Dueling Air Assaults Behind the Front Lines

Police officers and emergency workers inspecting a resort compound hit by a Russian missile strike, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday.

Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk Becomes World’s Undisputed Heavyweight Champion

The Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk celebrating his victory on Sunday at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Gazans Flee Jabaliya as Israel’s Military Launches New Offensive

Bombardment in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip last week.

Dominican President Set to Win Re-Election as Voters Eye Crisis in Haiti

President Luis Abinader of Dominican Republic waving to supporters after voting in Santo Domingo on Sunday.

The Technocrat Who’s Taking Control of Putin’s War Effort

Andrei R. Belousov discussing Russia’s international exports at a forum in October in Moscow. He recently became defense minister, after President Vladimir V. Putin shuffled his cabinet.

Benny Gantz threatens to leave Israel’s government, and other news.

Thousands march in Tel Aviv to call for a hostage deal.

Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool, a Love Affair in Street Art and Silverware

A mural of Jürgen Klopp, who is leaving the club. It is one of series of similar tributes decorating walls and buildings in the city.

Are Those Mimes Spying on Us? In Pakistan, It’s Not a Strange Question.

One of the “golden men” of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.

U.S. and Iranian Officials Held Indirect Talks in Oman on Risks of a Wider War

Iranians celebrating last month after Iran attacked Israel in response to its killing of Gen. Mohammad Reza Zahedi. It was Iran’s first direct strike on Israeli soil.

Israel’s Wartime Government Frays as Frustration with Netanyahu Grows

Protesters at a rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday. The banner reads, “Our sisters are dying for us to save them. Deal now.”

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., riding with Mayor Edward I. Koch, was one of 52 American hostages who were given a ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan in January 1981. They were released by Iran after more than a year in captivity.

Rex Murphy, a Dominant Pundit on the Right in Canada, Dies at 77

Georgia’s President Vetoes Foreign Influence Law

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili called her veto of the bill “symbolic,” because the country’s Parliament, led by the ruling Georgian Dream party, is widely expected to override it.

Rescuers in Nepal Retrieve the Bodies of an American Climber and Her Guide

Mount Shishapangma, seen here from Baiku Lake in the Tibet Autonomous region in southwest China, is, at 26,335 feet, the 14th highest peak in the world.

Slovak Prime Minister Is Improving After Second Operation, Official Says

A car believed to be carrying the suspect accused of shooting Slovakia’s prime minister arriving at a special court on Saturday in Pezinok, Slovakia.

The Northern Lights Forecast in the U.K.

The northern lights near High Pike, England, early on Saturday.

Backlash to Anitta’s Music Video Evokes a Painful History in Brazil

Anitta at the 63rd Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile in February.

France Issues Scratch-and-Sniff Baguette Postage Stamps

Russia Presses Attacks in Northeast Ukraine, Seeking Buffer Zone on Border

Smoke rising from the site of a strike on industrial buildings in Kharkiv on Friday. Russia is already targeting the city with missiles and powerful glide bombs.

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