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Kim Kyok-sik, Hard-Line North Korean General, Dies at 77

Photo Kim Kyok-sik in 2007. Credit Korean Central News Agency SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Kyok-sik, the hard-line North Korean general who South Korean analysts and officials have said was behind two deadly attacks on South Korea, has died, the state-run North Korean news media said on Monday. General Kim, 77, died of acute respiratory failure on Sunday, The Rodong ...

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An Obama Plan to Stop Foreign Hackers Has Mixed Results

Photo A 2014 conference on hacking in Las Vegas. The private sector spent $665 million on data loss prevention last year, according to the technology research firm Gartner.Credit Steve Marcus/Reuters Two years ago, the Obama administration announced a new strategy to curb online espionage. The five-point strategy came after a 2013 article in The New York Times about how the ...

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After Nearly Claiming His Life, Ebola Lurked in a Doctor’s Eye

Photo Before he contracted Ebola, Dr. Ian Crozier had two blue eyes. After he was told he was cured of the disease, his left eye turned green. Credit Emory Eye Center ATLANTA — When Dr. Ian Crozier was released from Emory University Hospital in October after a long, brutal fight with Ebola that nearly ended his life, his medical team ...

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Debi Mazar’s Talent for Glamour

Photo During a day of spring shopping in New York, Debi Mazar was fitted for a dress by the designer Isabel Toledo. Credit An Rong Xu for The New York Times The actress Debi Mazar has often considered the question of what constitutes glamour, and so she had a ready answer as the designer Isabel Toledo zipped her into a ...

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Want to Honor Mother’s Day? Take a Selfie.

Photo Credit Collage with Illustration by Abigail Gray Swartz I do not have anyone to buy a Mother’s Day gift for, but let me make a suggestion for those who do — get a selfie with your mom. It will be worth far more than any knickknack or bauble you could ever buy her or yourself. After my mom died, ...

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Nationals’ Harper Hits Sixth Homer in His Past Three Games, Beating the Braves

Photo Washington’s Bryce Harper hitting a two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning against Atlanta. Credit Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports, via Reuters Bryce Harper did it again, extending his remarkable homer streak with a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday that sent the Washington Nationals over the visiting Atlanta Braves, 8-6. Harper homered for ...

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Life Among the Leopards

In the ancient hills of Jawai in northwest India, locals and big cats have peacefully coexisted for centuries like nowhere else in the world. As safarigoers arrive to experience the unique environment, can the harmony last? Photo An elderly priest descending to Perwa village from a temple devoted to Lord Shiva on Perwa Hill where he lives, one of the ...

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Russia Shows Off Ordnance in Victory Day Parade

Photo On the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, Russia held its largest military parade since the fall of the Soviet Union. Credit Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images MOSCOW — Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the ...

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An App That Helps Drivers Earn the Most From Their Trips

Photo Carlos Silva, a driver for ride-hailing services in the San Francisco area, said, “Since I started using Sherpa, with a tap I can see detailed information on how I am doing, how much I’m making.” Credit Carlos Chavarra for The New York Times When Steve Smith began driving for Uber and Lyft several months ago, he concentrated on picking ...

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Liberia Conquers Ebola, but Faces a Crisis of Faith

Photo Worshipers at United God Is Our Light Pentecostal church in Monrovia, Liberia. After an Ebola patient was brought for a healing last year, eight congregants died. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times MONROVIA, Liberia — It decimated hospitals, schools, families, fortunes and, for many, even their faith. Now, it is officially over. The Ebola outbreak has ended ...

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