World: News on the World from The New York Times

U.S. and South Korean (blue head bands) marines take part in a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation in Pohang, South Korea, March 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Choi Chang-ho/News1

Here is the latest in World News from The New York Times.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Stage Second Day of Missile Tests
They said that two rockets, launched from the country’s north, had successfully hit targets over 850 miles away.

Sinosphere: What Chinese Media Mustn’t Cover at the ‘2 Sessions’
A list of forbidden news topics reportedly issued by China’s propaganda authorities offers a picture of their anxieties.

After Living Brazil’s Dream, Family Confronts Microcephaly and Economic Crisis
In the wake of the Zika epidemic, hundreds of families in northeastern Brazil are facing the prospect of raising a disabled child in poverty.

Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Indonesia
The rare event turned morning into night in some areas and inspired special prayer vigils, cultural dances, live music and observation parties.

Harold H. Saunders, Mideast Peace Broker, Dies at 85
Mr. Saunders helped draft the Camp David peace accords in 1978 and helped negotiate the release of American hostages from the United States embassy in Tehran in 1981.

Brazilian Businessman Gets Stiff Sentence in Petrobras Scandal
Marcelo Odebrecht got more than 19 years in prison after being convicted of corruption and money laundering in the investigation of the state-owned oil company.

Sinosphere: Taiwan and Hainan at Risk of Zika Spread, Scientist Warns
The two islands both have populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is believed to be the main carrier of the virus.

World Briefing: Yemen: Houthi Rebels Enter Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia
A delegation from the Houthi rebel movement is conducting peace talks directly with Saudi Arabia for the first time since Yemen’s civil war began nearly a year ago.

World Briefing: Canada: Government Raises Its Target for Admitting Political Refugees
The government said Tuesday that Canada would bring in a total of 55,800 political refugees this year, many of them fleeing the Syrian civil war.

World Briefing: Turkey: Authorities Take Over Another Opposition News Source
The Turkish authorities have seized control of the Cihan news agency, expanding the crackdown against supporters of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Obama Seeks a Way to Save Israeli-Palestinian Gains
President Obama is looking past his time in office and weighing a plan that would preserve at least the principle of a two-state solution for his successor to pursue.

U.S. Broadens Sanctions on Joseph Kony and His Group
The Treasury Department action against Mr. Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, an African guerrilla organization, could hamper their ability to raise money by selling poached ivory.

World Briefing: Brazil: Former C.E.O. Is Sentenced to 19 Years in Corruption Inquiry
Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Brazil’s largest construction company, was convicted of corruption and money laundering.

W.H.O. Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Areas Where Zika Is Spreading
The committee said that they were not recommending that pregnant women avoid whole countries, but that they avoid only “areas” where mosquitoes are transmitting the virus.

Trilobites: How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse
Skywatchers across Southeast Asia and the western Pacific can witness a solar eclipse. Here’s how to observe it from other places, too.

Report Paints Dire Picture of Besieged Syria as War Enters 6th Year
The report detailed how civilians in 18 areas across the country are forced to scrounge to survive.

American Graduate Student Killed in Stabbing Rampage Near Tel Aviv
Taylor Force, an Army combat veteran and Vanderbilt graduate student, was killed by a Palestinian man who attacked groups of people in Jaffa.

Pakistani Politician’s Son, Abducted 5 Years Ago, Is Found Alive
The Pakistani police and intelligence agencies found Shahbaz Ali Taseer, the son of a former governor who was assassinated eight months before the kidnapping.

Afghan Court Confirms Reduced Sentences in Mob Killing of Woman
Men sentenced to death in the brutal killing of Farkhunda, a young woman who was an Islamic scholar, had their sentences cut to as little as 10 years.

Q. and A.: How Europe’s Deal With Turkey Aims to Resolve the Migrant Crisis
A look at the tentative accord reached Tuesday to help address the migration crisis that has roiled the Continent.

Diplo and Major Lazer Bring Their Brand of Music to Cuba
A crowd estimated at almost a half-million roared to amped-up electronic dance music at the José Martí Anti-Imperialist Platform in Havana.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Cameron’s Moment of Truth
As Britain heads toward a crucial referendum on membership in the European Union, the prime minister is already losing allies.

Reporter’s Notebook: As the Taliban Menace Afghanistan, the Helmand River Offers Solace
The resilience of Lashkar Gah, a city known as Little America, is reflected on the riverbank, a gathering place that has inspired at least one poem.

E.U. Woos Turkey for Refugee Help, Ignoring Rights Crackdown
To win help with the migrant crisis, Europe seems prepared to overlook what critics say is Recep Tayyip Erdogan march toward authoritarianism.

Deep Rifts Among Israeli Jews Are Found in Religion Survey
The Pew Research Center found that religious and social divisions are reflected in “starkly contrasting positions on many public policy questions.”

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Test Ballistic Missiles
Accounts on state television did not specify whether the military had fired any weapons capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, which would violate a U.N. resolution.

Philippine Court Clears Way for Senator to Run for President
Senator Grace Poe, the adopted daughter of a movie star, had been disqualified over citizenship and residency rules.

Op-Ed Contributor: Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Despotic Zeal
A brazen takeover of my newspaper is just the latest power grab by Turkey’s president.

South China Sea Buildup Brings Beijing Closer to Realizing Control
The swift military expansion and island-building efforts have raised tensions while advancing China’s goal of a security buffer far from its coast.

Pentagon Plan to Fight ISIS in Libya Includes Barrage of Airstrikes
A bid to aid Western-backed militias in a ground battle against the Islamic State in Libya has drawn warnings about an effect on diplomatic efforts.

South Korea Accuses North of Hacking Senior Officials’ Phones
Seoul’s spy agency says that Pyongyang has stolen text messages, contact information and voice conversations, possibly in retaliation for new sanctions.

Sinosphere: Chinese Publication, Censored by Government, Exposes Article’s Removal
Lately, the Communist Party has shown no hesitation about striking out at anyone who questions its control of the news media.

World Briefing: Ukraine: Dutch Say Inquiry Into Loss of Jet in ‘14 Will Pinpoint Missile Site
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a missile, killing all 298 people on board.

Editorial: Democracy’s Disintegration in Turkey
The takeover of the country’s largest newspaper is the latest of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian moves.

Netanyahu Calls Off Washington Visit, and Fingers Point
The Israeli prime minister abruptly canceled a trip to Washington that was to include a visit with President Obama, prompting speculation that a rift between two leaders lingers.

World Briefing: India: U.S. Voices Dismay Over Denial of Visas to Religious Freedom Group
India had refused visas to members of an American commission that examines violations of religious freedom.

World Briefing: Venezuela: Relatives Fear a Massacre After 28 Gold Miners Disappear
Relatives of the missing miners have said that they were murdered Friday in a dispute over a gold claim.

More Latinos Seek Citizenship to Vote Against Trump
Mr. Trump’s harsh language against Mexican immigrants has compelled legal residents to seek citizenship in time to vote against him in November.

Senators Seek Help for Older Americans Tricked Into Smuggling Drugs
Nine senators want the State Department to help free older Americans duped into carrying drugs who have been caught and jailed by foreign countries.

Egyptian Aviation Student Who Made Trump Threat Is Leaving U.S.
Emadeldin Elsayed’s comments on Donald J. Trump’s idea to bar Muslims from the United States stirred debate about what is a threat or “mouthing off.”

Thanat Khoman, Thai Statesman and Co-Founder of Asian Alliance, Dies at 101
Mr. Thanat helped the United States gain military bases in Thailand during the Vietnam War and helped start the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Mexico’s Leader Likens Donald Trump’s Tone to Hitler and Mussolini’s
President Enrique Peña Nieto also said that his country would not pay for Mr. Trump’s proposed wall along the border with the United States.

Insider Podcasts: Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief Answers Readers’ Questions
The deputy international editor, Jodi Rudoren answers reader-submitted questions about her work and life as Jerusalem bureau chief

Op-Ed Contributor: Playing Pass the Parcel With Fukushima
Keeping radioactive waste in motion between provisional storage sites isn’t a policy; it’s an elaborate dodge.

Unease After Donald Trump Depicts Tokyo as an Economic Rival
In an attack reminiscent of another era, Donald J. Trump has chastised Japan as a country where “we are getting absolutely crushed on trade.”

School’s Out, Indefinitely, in West Bank as a Teachers Strike Gains Momentum
A dispute that began with demands for a pay raise has turned into a broad challenge to the Palestinian Authority.

Shabab Claim Responsibility for Blast at Somali Airport
A bomb in a laptop computer went off at a security checkpoint at the airport in Beletwein in central Somalia, wounding at least six people, officials said.

U.S. Strikes Kill 150 Shabab Fighters in Somalia, Officials Say
The strikes hit a camp where officials said fighters with the Shabab militant group were preparing an attack against American troops and their allies.

Ortega vs. the Contras: Nicaragua Endures an ’80s Revival
Violent opposition from small groups of rebels reflects broader anger brewing against President Daniel Ortega as he has consolidated his power.

Plan to Slow Flow of Refugees to Europe Stalls After Turkey Makes Demands
Turkish leaders asked for more money to deal with the millions of Syrian refugees and sought progress on their effort to join the European Union.

U.S. Strikes Kill 150 Shabab Fighters in Somalia, Officials Say
The strikes hit a camp where officials said fighters with the Shabab militant group were preparing an attack against American troops and their allies.

Embargo Lifted, Iranian Oil Reaches Europe
A Spanish refinery received Iran’s first shipment of oil for Europe since the 2012 embargo was officially lifted in January.

Venezuela Opens Investigation Into Possible Killing of Miners
Family members of 28 missing miners have said that their relatives were murdered in a dispute over a gold claim.

Aung San Suu Kyi Finds Roadblocks on Path to Presidency
Efforts by Myanmar’s democracy leader to negotiate her way to the top post this year have failed, associates of hers confirmed on Monday.

Sinosphere: Year After Detentions, Chinese Feminists Mark Setbacks and Progress
China’s first law against domestic violence took effect almost a year after five women were detained, causing an international uproar.

Gaiole in Chianti Journal: Italy’s Famed Wine Region a War Zone, Invaded by Boars and Others
Efforts in Chianti to reduce an exploding population of wild boars and deer, which devour grapes and the vines’ tender sprouts, are creating issues of their own.

Iran’s President Flouts News Media Blackout Against a Predecessor
Under a ban by judiciary officials, no Iranian outlet of any sort is permitted to mention Mohammad Khatami’s name or show his photograph.

Ringleader of British Jewelry Theft Is in Failing Health, Lawyer Says
Brian Reader, 77, who had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke in prison, was described as a “very sick and old man” at a sentencing hearing.

Letter From Europe: If Britain Leaves E.U., Some Fear France Would Stop Blocking Migrants at Calais
Prime Minister David Cameron said France might abandon a 13-year-old treaty that moved immigration controls to the French side of the English Channel.

Op-Ed Columnist: An Anti-Semitism of the Left
Overheard at Oberlin: The Holocaust was mere “white on white crime.”

China Lets Rights Lawyer Flee to U.S. After Release
Chen Taihe was detained last July as part of a crackdown in which more than 200 rights lawyers and their associates were held.

Sinosphere: Death of Chinese Woman Trapped in Elevator for Month Stokes Uproar
People expressed anger that lax building management could turn trivial acts, like riding an elevator, into fatal traps, news reports and Internet accounts said.

North Korean Defector in South Seeks Vietnam’s Help to Return Home
Kim Ryen-hi, 46, who has insisted that she arrived in South Korea by mistake, applied for political asylum at the Vietnamese Embassy in Seoul.

Gaiole in Chianti Journal: Italy’s Famed Wine Region a War Zone, Invaded by Ungulates
Efforts in Chianti to reduce an exploding population of wild boars and deer, which devour grapes and the vines’ tender sprouts, are creating issues of their own.

Suicide Attack at Pakistani Court Compound Kills Over a Dozen
A bomber detonated himself after forcing his way through the main entrance of the subdistrict court in the town of Shabqadar, the police said.

Clash at Military Barracks Near Tunisia-Libya Border Kills at Least 27
The assault comes at a time of growing concern that the war in Libya, where the Islamic State has aggressively expanded, is spilling over.

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Attack as U.S. and South Korea Begin Drills
It was not the first time North Korea had threatened the joint military exercises, but tensions are higher this year after the North’s recent missile tests.

Editorial: Leaving the E.U. Would Hurt Britain’s Economy
Trade with member nations and the rest of the world would become more difficult, as new agreements and regulations would be needed.

Iraq Truck Bomb Kills 33 at Checkpoint Near Babylonian Ruins
More than 100 people were injured when a driver detonated a fuel truck in the city of Hilla.

NATO to Expand Patrols in Aegean Sea to Stop Human Traffickers
The day before a European conference on the migrant crisis, NATO announced it would boost its presence in the territorial waters of Turkey and Greece.

New Proposal to Divide Jerusalem Unites People Against It
A plan promoted by a group of liberal Israeli Jews would fence off most of the Palestinian neighborhoods and transfer responsibility for their residents to the Palestinian Authority.

White House Letter: White House and Cuba Maneuver Over Obama’s Visit
An elaborate behind-the-scenes effort aims to ensure that the president’s historic visit yields both powerful symbolism and concrete policy progress.

Tripoli Journal: Tripoli, a Tense and Listless City With Gunmen and a Well-Stocked Boss Outlet
As conflict rages elsewhere in Libya, a precarious order holds in the capital, as heavily armed militias and politicians, nominally allied, vie for control.

Women Try to Make Italy’s Shoe-Shining as Chic as Its Shoes
Two women in Italy have gained notoriety for moving into the unfashionable trade of shining shoes, once exclusively a men’s job, and even making it hip.

U.S. Conferred With Iran Before Iraq Invasion, Book Says
Securing a promise that the Iranian military would not fire at United States warplanes that strayed into Iranian airspace, a Bush-era official writes.

Iran Sentences Billionaire to Death for Corruption
Babak Zanjani and two associates were convicted of corruption involving oil sales during the administration of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Egypt Says Muslim Brotherhood, Backed by Hamas, Killed Top Prosecutor
The assassination of Hisham Barakat in June prompted Cairo to introduce a sweeping antiterrorism law that expanded government powers and restricted civil liberties.

Iran Sentences Tycoon to Death for Corruption
An Iranian court has sentenced a well-known tycoon to death for corruption linked to oil sales during the rule of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the judiciary spokesman said Sunday.

Suicide Attack Kills at Least 47 South of Iraqi Capital
A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden fuel truck into a security checkpoint south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

25 Migrants Drown Off Turkey, Few Allowed Into Macedonia
At least 25 people drowned off the Turkish coast while trying to reach Greece on Sunday, while Macedonian authorities imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the Greek border.

Ruling Party in Slovakia Loses Majority in Elections
Prime Minister Robert Fico, who ran on an anti-migrant message, could face obstacles in forming a government after the rise of far-right extremists.

With Impounding of Ship, Philippines Set to Be First Enforcer of New North Korea Sanctions
A cargo vessel linked to North Korea was seized under United Nations sanctions intended to punish it for recent nuclear and rocket tests.

Men in Police Garb Kill 10 in Honduras
Five men arrived in a vehicle at a billiards hall in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa and shot and killed at least eight people, and injured others, two of who later died.

Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So
Few institutions better symbolize social stratification and privilege in Britain than its top independent schools. Some of them are trying to remedy that.

Alumni of Britain’s Elite Schools
A sampling of some of the alumni — in common parlance, “old boys” and “old girls” (but mostly boys) — who have made names for themselves.

News Analysis: The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People
They may put pressure on the global economy, sow political unrest and spur mass migration.

Taliban Say They Won’t Attend Peace Talks, but Officials Aren’t Convinced
Afghan and Pakistani government officials expect negotiations to continue, but pushed the start date back to sometime later this month.

South Korea Government Accused of Using Defamation Laws to Silence Critics
Such laws carry penalties of up to seven years in prison — even for comments that are true, if they are deemed not to be in the public interest.

Milan Journal: In Milan, Diners Go to Prison to Get a Good Meal
InGalera, a restaurant that opened recently to rave reviews, is inside the Bollate Penitentiary on the outskirts of the city.

Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight
According to email exchanges, letters, bank records and invoices, Nike’s attempt to maintain sponsorship of Kenya’s runners has precipitated a scandal.

Hassan al-Turabi, Islamist Who Championed Bin Laden, Dies at 84
After the expulsion of Al Qaeda from Sudan, his home country, in 1996, Mr. Turabi sought to reposition himself as a mainstream politician.

A One-Man Quest for Answers in Malaysian Jet’s Disappearance
Blaine Alan Gibson, who found debris that officials say could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, says he is “intrigued by mysteries that need to be solved.”

In New Economic Plan, China Bets That Hard Choices Can Be Avoided
China’s leaders are wagering that they can spur growth while deferring the pain of restructuring the economy.

Two Studies Strengthen Links Between the Zika Virus and Serious Birth Defects
In one small study, many fetuses of infected pregnant women in Brazil either died or experienced serious birth defects. A possible mechanism is suggested in a second report.

Op-Ed Contributor: How Iran’s Reformists Found Their Center
Last week’s election was a victory for pragmatism. Is that what the country needs in order to reform?

China’s National People’s Congress: Key Points
A look at the nation’s priorities for this year, and for the rest of the decade, shows an emphasis on economic pain and environmental troubles.

Sports of The Times: As Olympics Near and Zika Spreads, No Talk of a Plan B
Olympic officials continue to express confidence that the Games will go on as planned, but health questions persist.

Spain’s Socialist Leader Loses Another Vote to Become Prime Minister
The second defeat for Pedro Sánchez makes it more likely that the country will hold new elections in June.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Marry in London
Weeks after announcing their engagement, Mr. Murdoch, 84, and Ms. Hall, 59, were wed at a centuries-old mansion.

E.U. Presses for Accord With Turkey to Ease Flow of Migrants
An emerging deal would resettle many Syrian refugees living in Turkey if the country reduces the number of people who leave, giving some officials hope of progress.

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