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Letter 98: A Recipe for Fulfillment: ‘You’ve Got to Be Connected.’

Two of Australia’s greatest chefs guide us down the path to creative contentment and success.

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Trump Administration Warns Venezuela Not to Arrest Opposition Leader

The administration said that any attempts to arrest Juan Guaidó would be met with “immediate reaction” from the international community, though it was unclear what that would mean.

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Boeing 737 Max Hit Trouble Right Away, Pilot’s Tense Radio Messages Show

“Break break, request back to home,” the captain of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight radioed air traffic controllers minutes after taking off.

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Critic’s Pick: See Ancient Trade Route Treasures at the Met

“The World Between Empires,” linking present and past, celebrates the distinctive art from all the cultures of the Middle East.

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At Least Five Killed in Pedestrian Bridge Collapse in Mumbai

A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30, police said.

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Thieves Trying to Steal Precious Painting Get Worthless Copy

Tipped off that thieves were ogling a work by Brueghel the Younger in an Italian church, the carabinieri switched the painting with a copy, and waited.

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Bosnia Accuses Croatia of Plot to Brand It a Terrorist Haven

Bosnia and Herzegovina said its neighbor had concocted a scheme to tarnish the reputation of the Muslim-majority country, a claim Croatia dismissed.

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Volkswagen C.E.O. Apologizes After Echoing Nazi Slogan, ‘Work Sets You Free’

Speaking about profits at a company event this week, Herbert Diess said, “Ebit macht frei,” echoing the slogan “Arbeit macht frei,” or “Work sets you free.”

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Afghan Official Warns of U.S. Deal With Taliban ‘That Doesn’t End in Peace’

Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan national security adviser, said that negotiations were “increasing the legitimacy of the Taliban” and “decreasing the legitimacy of the Afghan government.”

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A Year After Her Execution, Marielle Franco Has Become a Rallying Cry in a Polarized Brazil

Last year’s killing of a black, feminist gay council member in Rio de Janeiro has galvanized activist movements and propelled more black women to elected office.

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China’s Slowdown Already Hit Its Factories. Now Its Offices Are Hurting, Too.

White-collar workers face job cuts and shrinking paychecks even in go-go industries like technology, suggesting the economic pain is broader than official figures show.

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Matter: The Story of the Iberian Peninsula, Told in DNA

With an analysis of nearly 300 skeletons from various periods, scientists are peering into human prehistory in the region.

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The Interpreter: Facebook Intervenes in a Civil War, to Mixed Results

The company banned four rebel groups in Myanmar, underscoring its global struggle to curb violence without disrupting fragile conflicts and democracies.

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A Taliban Leader, Eyeing U.S. Peace Deal, Speaks to Afghans’ Fears

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is leading the insurgents’ talks with the Americans, promised “respect” and “mercy” amid worries about a Taliban return to power.

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Fury Grows in Nigeria Over School Collapse That Killed at Least 8

Officials called off the frantic, daylong search for survivors early Thursday, after more than 35 people had been pulled from the slabs of concrete.

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Catholic Church in Poland Releases Study on Sexual Abuse by Priests

The report found that from 1990 to mid-2018, 382 priests were accused of sexual abuse, and that 625 children, most aged 15 or younger, had been victims.

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The Buddhas, Gods and Emperors of Asia Week New York

From March 13-23, look for auctions, objects and exhibitions from all epochs, from Chinese bronzes to contemporary Indian painting.

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Antonio Tajani, the leader of the European Parliament, said “Mussolini built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities, he has developed many parts of our Italy.”

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