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Guggenheim Exhibit With Video of Dogs Trying to Fight Stirs Criticism

Facing a backlash, the museum put out a statement defending an exhibition by Chinese conceptual artists that is to open on Oct. 6.

3 Police Chiefs Are Killed in a Month in a Volatile Afghan District

The killings in Jaghatu District underscore the high casualties Afghan forces are suffering in defending against a resurgent Taliban.

Meet Wetex Kang, the First Asian on New Zealand’s Maori Party Ticket

A Malay-Chinese beekeeper, borrowing slogans from Donald Trump, is trying to see whether the party can gain support from new quarters.

S.&P. Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending

The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.

Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Threatened by President Trump with destruction, North Korea likens the American leader to a yapping canine and worries for his aides.

Pakistan’s Leader Says Military Has Routed Taliban From Afghan Border

The U.S. and Afghanistan doubt that claim and say Pakistan must do more to thwart militants.

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

The case of a rights activist from Taiwan awaiting sentencing in China for subversion is emblematic of a wider, global campaign, critics say.

Karachi Journal: Daring to Celebrate, Sect in Pakistan Prepares for Honored Guest

The Dawoodi Bohras bear the scars of sectarian attacks, but they are going all out to host their sect’s leader for the first time in more than 20 years.

In Deal Trump Called ‘Dumb,’ U.S. Taking 50 Refugees From Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said a group of asylum seekers being held in camps on Nauru and Manus Island would be resettled in the United States.

U.S. Taking 50 Refugees From Offshore Camps, Australia Says

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Trump administration would honor an Obama-era deal to resettle the detainees in the United States.

South Korea’s Leader Will Be Odd Man Out in Meeting With Trump and Shinzo Abe

As he meets President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Moon Jae-in appears isolated in opposing military options against North Korea.

Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim

A story of China from 1989 to 2008, seen through the eyes of its avant-garde artists.

Broadway Training, Gangnam Style

Six actors in search of K-pop authenticity star in a new musical that looks at the entertainment factories that produce genre-busting superstars.

Live briefing: U.N. General Assembly Convenes in New York

The 193-member United Nations is gathering for the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Here are the highlights.

How North Korea Evades Sanctions

The United Nations has tried to limit North Korea’s resources — and cripple its nuclear program — by imposing limits on trade. Here’s how the country skirts those sanctions.

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Much-Changed Icon, Evades Rohingya Accusations

In her first speech since the crisis started, the de facto leader of Myanmar defended the security forces despite accusations of ethnic cleansing.

Auckland Journal: In New Zealand, a Translated ‘Moana’ Bolsters an Indigenous Language

Screenings of Disney’s 'Moana' in te reo Māori, the language of the indigenous Maori, sold out quickly, bolstering efforts to keep the tongue relevant.

A Much-Changed Icon, Aung San Suu Kyi Evades Rohingya Accusations

In her first speech since the crisis started, the de facto leader of Myanmar defended the security forces despite accusations of ethnic cleansing.

John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86

Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.

Indian Police File Murder Charge After Times Describes Cover-Up

Villagers, police officers and political leaders appear to have worked together to hush up a woman’s murder. A New York Times article on the case led to an arrest.

Oxygen Supplier Is Arrested in Deaths of 60 Children at Indian Hospital

The supplier is the 10th person arrested in the case, which stirred outrage across India.

Despite Outrage Over Rohingya Crisis, Few Call for Sanctions on Myanmar

Under military rule, Myanmar was one of the most sanctioned countries in the world. A return to such isolation seems unlikely, despite the violence against a minority Muslim group.

Nawaz Sharif’s Supporters Win a Pakistan Election

The by-election was cast as a chance for voters to speak out on a Pakistan Supreme Court ruling that ousted Mr. Sharif as prime minister in July.

Walking the Line Between Covering a Rohingya Refugee Story and Changing It

'You cannot help everyone, so you tell yourself that documenting their suffering is a form of aid.'

Captive Priest Is Freed as Philippine Troops Close In on Militants

The Rev. Teresito Suganob, who had been held in the war-town city of Marawi since May, escaped amid heavy fighting, an admiral said on Sunday.

He’s on Wanted Posters in U.S., and Campaign Posters in Pakistan

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has a $10 million American bounty on his head but lives in the open in Pakistan. Now, he has become the face of a new political party.

Kim Jong-un of North Korea Vows ‘Equilibrium’ With U.S. Military

The leader of North Korea said he was nearing his goal of military 'equilibrium' with the United States and predicted that Washington would soon 'dare not talk about a military option.'

$8 Million to Aid Poor North Koreans? South Korea and Japan Disagree

Illustrating a split in their approach to the North, the two American allies differ on Seoul’s plan to provide humanitarian help through United Nations agencies.

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia

Rangers at a national park in West Java photographed a rare big cat, leading to speculation that it was a Javan tiger, a species declared extinct 40 years ago.

G.M. Chief, in China, Challenges Planned Bans of Gasoline Cars

As the country joins others taking aim at combustion engines, Mary Barra of G.M. said customers, not government rules, should choose car technologies.

At Risk in Rohingya Exodus: 230,000 Children, Hundreds All Alone

More than half of the 400,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since late August are children, and hundreds came without parents, Unicef said.

News Analysis: U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses

A proposed force billed as an affordable supplement to the struggling Afghan Army is raising concerns that it would amount to another abusive militia.

North Korea Launches Another Missile, Escalating Crisis

The test is the 15th such one this year and the first since the country detonated its most powerful nuclear bomb to date.

Purge of Doctors Without Borders Was a Permit Issue, Pakistan Says

The government explanation for the expulsion order came a day after Doctors Without Borders said it had been given a week to leave the Kurram region.

Ordering a Double at Tokyo Record Bar

A new spot in Greenwich Village pays homage to a type of Japanese bar, letting you choose a platter to spin.

Top Kashmir Militant, Abu Ismail, Is Killed by Indian Forces

Abu Ismail, who was killed along with an aide, was suspected of being behind a recent attack on pilgrims who were visiting a religious shrine.

The Breakdown: ‘Tiny Home’: Affordable, Stylish — but a Bit Too Easy to Steal

The police in Australia have arrested a man in the theft of a 1.5-ton Canberra home, which was hauled cross-country before they caught up with it.

Pakistan Tells Doctors Without Borders to Pull Out of Tribal Areas

The medical humanitarian organization was ordered to stop its work and leave Pakistan’s tribal areas that border Afghanistan, ending its 14-year stay in the region.

The Rohingya in Myanmar: How Years of Strife Grew Into a Crisis

Life has long been fraught for a Muslim minority in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, but the recent 'ethnic cleansing' has sent Rohingya fleeing en masse.

North Korea Resumes Work at Nuclear Test Site, Analysts Say

The analysts, who gave no indication that another test was imminent, also said that the North’s Sept. 3 test may have been much more powerful than previously estimated.

Toshiba Says It Favors Bain Group’s Bid for Microchip Business

The struggling Japanese company will negotiate with the group over a deal that will be worth billions, but it left the door open for other offers.

After Toiling in Rural China, Protégé of Xi Jinping Joins Party’s Top Tiers

A potential successor to President Xi ran one of China’s poorest provinces, giving him the gritty experience expected of an aspiring national leader.

Toshiba Says It Favors Bain Group’s Bid for Microchip Business

The struggling Japanese company said it had signed a letter of intent to negotiate with a consortium led by Bain Capital for a deal that will be worth billions.

In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune

One of the largest sources of Bitcoin can be found in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, despite Chinese skepticism over its potential for risk.

After Toiling in Rural China, a Protégé of Xi Jinping Joins Party’s Top Tiers

A potential successor to President Xi ran one of China’s poorest provinces, giving him the gritty experience expected of an aspiring national leader.

Stephen Bannon, Outspoken Critic of China, Has Subtler Message in Hong Kong Visit

The former Trump strategist, speaking to investors at the invitation of a firm with ties to Beijing, called President Xi Jinping a wise leader.

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Loses Immunity in Treason Case

Parliament has approved the prosecution of the opposition leader, Kem Sokha, stripping away his last shield in a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Macau Journal: A ‘Futurist Woman,’ a Defunct Casino, and a Fight for Macau’s Soul

The 1960s hotel, Macau’s first casino resort, is not an architectural treasure, but many residents, especially the young, have an emotional connection.

Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is ‘Ethnic Cleansing,’ U.N. Rights Chief Says

The security campaign that has led nearly 300,000 people to flee to Bangladesh is in clear violation of international law, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said.

Nancy Hatch Dupree, Scholar of Afghanistan, Is Dead at 89

Mrs. Dupree, who arrived in Afghanistan in 1962, devoted decades to preserving the country’s heritage in its darkest days.