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What You Need to Know About the Unrest in Chile

One of Latin America’s most prosperous and politically stable countries is being rocked by protests and looting amid a reckoning over inequality.By Ernesto Londoño See full article

ISIS Reaps Gains of U.S. Pullout From Syria

The troop withdrawal ends American operations against the terrorist group conducted jointly with a Kurdish-led militia.By David D. Kirkpatrick and Eric Schmitt See full article

Canada’s Election Is Today. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces the political battle of his life in a tight race.By Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky See full article

A Reporter Walked Into a Prison Full of ISIS Detainees

Don’t worry. None of them were killers. Or so they insisted. See full article

U.S. Is Quietly Reducing Its Troop Force in Afghanistan

The reduction, which officials say could gradually drop the number of troops by several thousand, is happening even without any deal with the Taliban.By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Mujib Mashal See full article

Bolivia Presidential Candidate Warns of ‘Manipulation’ as Vote-Count Halts

Early results indicated that President Evo Morales would face Carlos Mesa in a runoff. But the president has not acknowledged that he didn’t win outright.By Ernesto Londoño See full article

Turkey’s Border Towns Pay Deadly Price for Erdogan’s Syria Incursion

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign against the Kurdish militia in Syria has led to at least 20 deaths at home and has reopened old wounds in southeast Turkey’s traumatized population.By Carlotta Gall and Mauricio Lima See full article

U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Gathers Speed, Amid Accusations of Betrayal

More than 100 American military vehicles entered Iraq on Monday, accelerating a pullout that greatly reduces American clout in Syria.By Ben Hubbard and Patrick Kingsley See full article

Desperate Pleas to Free Women and Children From ISIS Camps in Syria

The violence that has followed an American pullback has intensified questions about what duty nations have to citizens detained abroad, even those affiliated with a terrorist group.By Livia Albeck-Ripka See full article

In a Deeply Split Israel City, Both Sides Urge Unity

Rosh Haayin almost perfectly reflects the political divide paralyzing Israel, with the religious right on one side and the secular left on the other. But its residents are ready for compromise.By Isabel Kershner See full article

Where Pugs Rule the Racetrack

Pugs enjoy a certain cultlike status in Germany, where their owners gather regularly to swap stories about the breed, and let the dogs compete to see who’s fastest. Or slowest.By Melissa Eddy and Lena Mucha See full article

Clay Pots Everywhere Quenched Myanmar’s Thirst, Until They Vanished

Cool water used to be set out for thirsty strangers on street corners across Yangon. Modernity, mistrust and plastic intervened.By Hannah Beech See full article

The Amazon Is Still Burning. Blame Beef.

Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day in the name of progress.By Brent McDonald, Paula Moura, Ben Laffin and Emily Rhyne See full article

‘A Caricature of the Patriarchy’: Argentine Feminists Remake Tango

A group of activists is trying to make tango less dogmatic about traditional gender roles, and more assertive about rooting out sexual harassment and assault.By Ernesto Londoño See full article

Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them

Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.By Clifford Krauss, David Yaffe-Bellany and Mariana Simões See full article

After a Caribbean Hurricane, the Battle Is Where, or Even Whether, to Rebuild

When Hurricane Irma crushed St. Martin two years ago, the French state vowed swift assistance. Aid has flowed in, but a fight has followed about recovery plans, exposing racial and class tension.By Kirk Semple See full article

Massacred at Home, in Misery Abroad, 730,000 Rohingya Are Mired in Hopelessness

Fear of what awaits them has kept the Rohingya from returning to Myanmar, where they were targets of ethnic cleansing. But life in Bangladesh refugee camps is intolerable. There’s no good place to go.By Hannah Beech See full article

Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.

The rules of a highly unequal society extend even to the highways, where have-nots are far more likely to be killed than haves.By Hannah Beech See full article

A Runaway Train Explosion Killed 47, but Deadly Cargo Still Rides the Rails

When a runaway freight train derailed in Quebec, 47 people died in the explosion. While Canada has improved safety, trains hauling dangerous goods still run through city centers across the country.By Ian Austen See full article

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What You Need to Know About the Unrest in Chile

One of Latin America’s most prosperous and politically stable countries is being rocked by protests and looting amid a reckoning over inequality.By Ernesto Londoño See full article

On Canadian Election Day, a Sigh of Relief

One of the most acrimonious — and tightest — elections in Canadian history is drawing to a close.By Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky See full article

Despite Vow to End ‘Endless Wars,’ Here’s Where About 200,000 Troops Remain

Under President Trump, there are now more troops in the Middle East than when he took office, and he has continued the mission for tens of thousands of others far from the wars of 9/11.By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt See full article

Johnson Just Snatched Victory From Jaws of Defeat. In Pro-Brexit Press, at Least.

The right-wing newspapers that dominate in Britain shaped a narrative of events that could have not been more pleasing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.By Benjamin Mueller See full article

Brexit, Turkey, China: Your Tuesday Briefing

Turkey wants nukes.By Alisha Haridasani Gupta See full article

Bolivia Presidential Candidate Warns of ‘Manipulation’ as Vote-Count Halts

Early results indicated that President Evo Morales would face Carlos Mesa in a runoff. But the president has not acknowledged that he didn’t win outright.By Ernesto Londoño See full article

King of Thailand Dismisses Royal Consort Accused of Disloyalty

The Thai king stripped his royal consort of her title months after awarding it because she sought to supplant the queen, a palace statement said.By Richard C. Paddock See full article

Netanyahu Fails to Form a Government, Leaving Israel as Divided as Ever

Israel’s president will offer the chance to form a government to Mr. Netanyahu’s chief rival, Benny Gantz, a former army chief.By David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner See full article

Ex-Nazi Bunker Will Soon House Hotel Guests

An air raid shelter in Hamburg, built by forced laborers during World War II, will become a “design and lifestyle” hotel.By Emily S. Rueb See full article