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Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76

Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.

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Congolese Candidate, Asserting Fraud, Seeks Recount From Court

The announcement by the candidate, Martin Fayulu, came as questions about the fairness of the vote and fears of violence intensified.

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U.K. Businesses Sound the Alarm While Planning for a No-Deal Brexit

Carmakers say they will idle their factories to ward off supply chain problems and the police have advised retailers to increase their security.

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Trudeau Says Canada Is ‘Pleased’ to Give Asylum to Saudi Woman

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said the country accepted a request from the United Nations to grant asylum to Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who escaped from her family in Kuwait and said her life would be at risk if she were deported.

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Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89

One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.

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Macedonia Votes to Change Its Name, Taking Step to End Dispute With Greece

Macedonia’s Parliament voted to officially change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. Its door to NATO and the European Union could open — if Greece recognizes the change.

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Eugeniu Iordachescu, Who Saved Bucharest’s Churches, Dies at 89

A civil engineer, he helped rescue dozens of buildings from destruction in the 1980s by literally rolling them to safety.

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Texas Couple Found Guilty of Enslaving Girl From Guinea for 16 Years

The authorities accused the couple of bringing the girl from Guinea when she was 5 years old to cook, clean and care for their children.

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Jessica Tcherepnine, Exacting Botanical Artist, Is Dead at 80

Ms. Tcherepnine painted blossoms from her family garden in England and became a world-renowned botanical artist after moving to the United States.

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Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee

Often aided and inspired by social media, an increasing number of young Saudi women are taking enormous gambles to escape the country, rights groups say.

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Mamá to Madre? ‘Roma’ Subtitles in Spain Anger Alfonso Cuarón

Netflix has dropped Spanish subtitles from “Roma" after the director Alfonso Cuarón called them “parochial, ignorant and offensive to Spaniards themselves.”

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At War: ‘On Parris Island, We Felt Isolated From the Rest of the World’

In this week’s At War newsletter: a Times reporter and former Marine writes about his life in boot camp, in response to the service’s gender-integration news.

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Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, had rallied support from a Bangkok hotel room to avoid being deported, saying she feared that her relatives might kill her.

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Seals Are Stranded in a Canadian Town, and People Wonder What to Do

For more than a week, seals have been in Roddickton-Bide Arms, Newfoundland, and they can’t seem to find their way home.

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India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary.

As elections near, the government’s National Clean Air Program promises big change in cities, but says little about how that can be achieved.

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British High Court Dismisses $40 Million Claim Against Bollywood-Loving Sheikh

The sheikh, a cousin of the king of Bahrain, had been accused of breaking a contract to pay $1.5 million for each of 26 meetings with movie stars.

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Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Protest

As Judge Rafael Solís Cerda steps down, a scathing open letter denounces President Daniel Ortega’s violent response to dissent.

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Fearing Russian Influence, Estonia Turns to the Arts

Estonia is lavishing money on cultural projects in the border city of Narva, amid fears that the country’s neglected Russian minority is prone to Kremlin influence.

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The Carpetbagger: Oscars Rewind: The Most Political Ceremony in Academy History

In 1978 Vanessa Redgrave castigated “Zionist hoodlums” in her acceptance speech, Paddy Chayefsky castigated her, and protesters and counterprotesters took to the streets.

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