New York Times

Leaders of Sistine Chapel Choir Face Vatican Fraud Investigation

Prosecutors are investigating whether the top officials of the world’s oldest active choir mishandled some of the choir’s funds.

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Philippines Scrambles to Prepare as Typhoon Bears Down

Emergency workers stockpiled supplies in the powerful storm’s path, and people were urged to go to evacuation centers.

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Putin’s Ex-Bodyguard Challenges Navalny to a Duel (of a Sort)

The challenge stirred scorn and ridicule, until the presidential spokesman welcomed the suggestion and Parliament moved to legalize dueling.

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We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

By making their relationship public, HyunA and E’Dawn breached an unspoken rule in the closely managed world of South Korean pop music.

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Defying Erdogan, Turkey’s Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

The bank’s move, to ramp up the benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points, had long been resisted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut: What to Expect

People on opposite ends of the earth are preparing for the consequences of two powerful storms.

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American Bishops Meet With Pope Francis About Abuse

The bishops sought an inquiry into the Vatican’s handling of a former cardinal accused of sexual misconduct, but the meeting’s outcome was not disclosed.

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Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Chief, Is Honored in State Funeral

Global and local leaders gathered in his native Ghana for an elaborate celebration of Mr. Annan, the first black African to ever lead the United Nations.

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Your Thursday Evening News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, Trump, Brett Kavanaugh

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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