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Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate and Critic of Postwar Japan, Dies at 88

Published On: March 13, 2023 05:11 PM NPT By: The New York Times

March 13: Kenzaburo Oe, a Nobel laureate whose intense novels and defiant politics challenged a modern Japanese culture that he found morally vacant and dangerously tilted toward the same mind-set that led to catastrophe in World War II, died on March 3. He was 88.

30 killed while fighting forest fire in China

Published On: April 1, 2019 06:12 PM NPT By: The New York Times

SICHUAN, April 1: Thirty people were killed while trying to stop a forest fire in southwestern China, officials said on Monday.

Women are targets of online extremism

Published On: May 12, 2018 02:25 PM NPT By: The New York Times

The recent mass killing in Toronto by a man who once called for an “Incel Rebellion” has drawn attention to an online community of men who lament being “involuntarily celibate” and dream of a social order granting them access to the women of their choice.

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

Published On: May 5, 2018 10:05 AM NPT By: The New York Times

SEOUL: On May 5, 1818, in the southern German town of Trier, in the picturesque wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley, Karl Marx was born. At the time Trier was one-tenth the size it is today, with a population of around 12,000. According to one of Marx’s recent biographers, Jürgen Neffe, Trier is one of those towns where “although everyone doesn’t know everyone, many know a lot about many.”

Activists envision gay rights victory in India

Published On: November 27, 2017 10:43 AM NPT By: The New York Times

NEW DELHI, Nov 26: At a jammed intersection in New Delhi, a passing parade of people announced their mission with a single word in Hindi, dicing it into short, snappy syllables.

In China, lonely guys are enrolling in Dating 101

Published On: November 25, 2017 09:57 AM NPT By: The New York Times

CHINA, Nov 25: Zhang Zhenxiao is 27 years old. He has never been in a relationship. He has never kissed a woman. Now, Zhang is ready for love — but like many men in China, he doesn’t know where to begin.

They Stayed Put, but Their City Disappeared

Published On: November 23, 2017 10:12 AM NPT By: The New York Times

SYRIA, Nov 23: On a cool evening in early November, in a back room of the Damascus Opera House, a women’s choir was rehearsing an old favorite, a sunny ballad from a childhood cartoon. When they reached the chorus — “How sweet it is to live in one house, how sweet to live in one hometown” — one of the singers, Safana Baqleh, began to weep into her hands.

Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

Published On: November 22, 2017 12:06 PM NPT By: The New York Times

IRAQ, Nov 22: A shepherd heard the gunshots and the screaming. As Islamic State fighters executed at least 60 people at a remote military base in northern Iraq one day last year, he cowered in his home nearby, terrified. When it was safe to go out, he found piles of bodies; many of them he recognized as his neighbors. He buried them himself.