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Climate strike organizer Elijah McKenzie-Jackson, center, during a climate change demonstration near Parliament in London on Friday, Sept 20, 2019. McKenzie-Jackson is one of the local leaders among the young people around the globe that are demanding action on climate change in a day of protest. (Olivia Harris/The New York Times)
Meet 8 youth climate protest leaders

The future of the planet seems so uncertain that they confess to being afraid and anxious

Social media enabled Hong Kong protests and now hobbles their success

After a decade of democracy being snuffed out around the world, Hong Kong is part of a fragile but unmistakable counter-trend seen in places like Russia and Turkey

All the writers’ workshops

In a video, Meg Stalter describes herself as a writer in New York City, and gives some writerly advice

George Mpanga, known as George the Poet, records an episode of “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” in front of a live audience in London, Sep 6, 2019. The rapper and spoken-word practitioner shot to fame in Britain as a musician in 2013. His podcast, which swept gold in five categories of the British Podcast Awards in May, brings music and poetry together, and adds some politics and social observation.

George the Poet is pushing podcasting’s limits

On “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?,” he creatively combines poetry, recorded phone calls, vox pop interviews, snippets of radio news and acted-out scenes, set to a cinematic soundtrack

Facebook suspends thousands of apps

The move forms part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation in response to the Cambridge Analytica row

Is it time to quit vaping?

Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed eight people

The return of the native - after 28 years

The Bangladeshi had first left the country in 1980s to help the Palestinians in war

File Photo: Pakistan's paramilitary soldier and Indian soldier stand guard across steel sheets at the construction site of a bridge leading to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib (unseen) which will be open this year for Indian Sikh pilgrims, in Kartarpur, Pakistan Sep 16, 2019. REUTERS

Indian corridor to Pakistan Sikh temple to open in Nov

The visa-free border crossing will be inaugurated just ahead of the 550th birthday of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak

Socarvin Omuoha, 55, shown Thursday, Sept 19, 2019, has returned to Nigeria from South Africa. The Nigerian man who had owned a cellphone shop in South Africa for more than a decade said “I would have died,” if I stayed. (KC Kenechukwu/The New York Times)

South Africa's anti-immigrant venom

More than 300 Nigerians return home from Johannesburg after fleeing mob attacks and the torching of their stores

Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs in support of their album

Singer Ric Ocasek dies

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee updated classic sounds for a broader pop audience, making polished songs with sonic depth

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India gives companies $20.5 billion tax break

India’s government on Friday slashed corporate taxes, giving a surprise $20.5 billion break aimed at reviving private investment and lifting growth from a six-year low

A metal part of a damaged tank is seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2019. REUTERS

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

President Trump approves the move to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defenses

George Mpanga, known as George the Poet, records an episode of “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” in front of a live audience in London, Sep 6, 2019. The rapper and spoken-word practitioner shot to fame in Britain as a musician in 2013. His podcast, which swept gold in five categories of the British Podcast Awards in May, brings music and poetry together, and adds some politics and social observation.

George the Poet is pushing podcasting’s limits

On “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?,” he creatively combines poetry, recorded phone calls, vox pop interviews, snippets of radio news and acted-out scenes, set to a cinematic soundtrack