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Egypt Sends Submarine in Search for EgyptAir Jet’s Black Boxes

Photo Prayers for the victims of EgyptAir Flight 804 at Al-Boutrossiya Church in Cairo on Sunday. Credit Amr Nabil/Associated Press CAIRO — Egypt has deployed a submarine to help find the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the deep Mediterranean waters where it crashed, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said Sunday, as he warned that it might take a “long time” ...

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EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

EgyptAir’s security procedures last came under scrutiny in March when a passenger on a domestic flight pretended to be wearing an explosive vest and forced the plane to land in Cyprus. The crisis was resolved within hours when the man, later determined to be psychologically troubled, surrendered. The Egyptian authorities were quick to post surveillance videos that they said showed ...

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Benigno Aquino Says U.S. Must Act if China Moves on Reef in South China Sea

Video Philippine President Discusses Successor Benigno S. Aquino III, whose six-year term as president of the Philippines ends next month, talks about his successor, Rodrigo Duterte, with the Times correspondent Javier Hernández in Manila. By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ on Publish Date May 19, 2016. Watch in Times Video » MANILA — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Thursday that the ...

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China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders

Photo Patients receiving brainwave therapy at a hospital specializing in mental health care in Quzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province in October 2013. Credit Reuters The growing burden of untreated mental disorders in the world’s two most populous countries, India and China, cannot be adequately addressed without changes to their health care systems and by training folk healers to become collaborators, ...

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From Dog Farms in South Korea to New Lives as Pets Abroad

Photo A dog was rescued last month from a farm in Wonju, South Korea. Humane Society International offers to pay farmers to release dogs so they can be sent abroad to be adopted. Credit Jean Chung for The New York Times WONJU, South Korea — On a farm nestled between hills of chestnut and acorn trees, the aging Spitz has ...

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Chinese Newspaper Breaks Silence on Cultural Revolution

Photo Members of the Red Guards carried portraits of Mao Zedong as they paraded through the streets of Beijing in 1967. Credit Hulton Archive/Getty Images BEIJING — Fifty years to the day since Communist Party leaders formally set in motion Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, miring China in a decade of bloody political upheaval, the party’s main newspaper broke the general ...

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