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China protests spread, reports of clashes with police in Shanghai _ The latest demonstrations are unprecedented in mainland China since President Xi Jinping took power a decade ago. *

Qatar 2022: Who needs to do what to get to the Round of 16? _ All the group permutations you need to know. *

Iran lodges protest with FIFA over US Soccer flag post _ Iranian football federation slams 'unprofessional act' as US football body uses modified flag in social media posts. *

Photos: Fullkrug’s late goal earns Germany 1-1 draw with Spain _ The German forward rescued a valuable point for his side ahead of their final group-stage match with Costa Rica. *

Ukraine’s Kyiv mayor rebuffs Zelenskyy criticism amid energy woes _ Mayor Klitschko says hundreds of warming centres helping people cope with effects of destroyed power stations. *

Germany score late to snatch 1-1 draw with Spain _ Fullkrug rescues a point for Germany, after Alvaro Morata had given Spain the lead in a lively showdown. *

Riots in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium in World Cup match _ Police use water cannon and tear gas after crowds cause havoc in centre of Brussels after Morocco's shock World Cup win. *

How can governments respond to an increasing number of strikes? _ Industrial unrest is spreading across large areas of the world. *

Photos: Energy crunch dims Christmas holiday glimmer in Europe _ From Paris to London, city officials are limiting hours of holiday illumination. *

Photos: Croatia show quality to dispatch Canada 4-1 _ Alphonso Davies scores Canada's first ever World Cup goal, but it does not prevent an early exit from the tournament. *

Morocco fans in Belgium elated over World Cup win _ Many who gathered at a youth centre in Brussels said Morocco's victory over Belgium shows the team is there to win. *

Al-Shabab rebels attack Mogadishu hotel used by Somali officials _ Al-Shabab claims the attack on the Villa Rose hotel in the Somali capital with no word yet on any casualties. *

‘This is a dream’: Morocco fans ecstatic after Belgium win _ Fans of the Atlas Lions say nothing is impossible after their team beat one of the World Cup favourites. *

Kramaric scores twice as Croatia send Canada out of the World Cup _ Alphonso Davies gave Canada a second-minute lead, but Croatia fought back to win 4-1 and move top of World Cup Group F. *

Photos: Morocco upset Belgium to claim long-awaited World Cup win _ Two second-half goals give Morocco a first win at a World Cup in 24 years, sending their raucous fans into delirium. *

A treaty to end the age of plastic _ At the global plastics treaty talks, we, the people, need to speak louder than the plastic-addicted corporations. *

Morocco stun Belgium in another World Cup 2022 shock _ Roared on by a sea of red and green in the stands, Morocco hold on for only their third ever World Cup win. *

Fuller scores for Costa Rica to stun Japan _ Japan gave Costa Rica a surprise 1-0 win in a match in which they had barely any chances. *

Uganda extends quarantine in Ebola epicentre for 21 days _ The East African nation has so far recorded 141 infections since the outbreak was declared on September 20. *

Resolute Costa Rica snatch suprise win against Japan _ Keysher Fuller's goal made the difference between the two sides. *

‘I was desperate’: Young job seekers scammed, abused in Nigeria _ Predators and fraudsters are exploiting vulnerable unemployed Nigerians, and the costs are sometimes deadly. *

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 277 _ As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 277th day, we take a look at the main developments. *

Iran coach: Klinsmann should resign over ‘outrageous’ BBC comment _ Klinsmann suggested Iranians have a disposition to cheat, BBC pundits agreed a European referee would make a difference. *

Greece’s youth revolution _ Young activists in Greece take on systemic inequality, xenophobia and the far right. *

Bad news: Headlines are indeed getting more negative and angrier _ New research shows that right-leaning media outlets tend to be more negative and angry. But the left peddles fear, too. *

Deadly Fire in China Fuels Protests Over Xi’s Covid Policies _ Protests became rare once the government cut off most routes to collective action. But ubiquitous Covid rules, bringing shared suffering, have created a focus for anger. *

In Ukraine, Bakhmut Becomes a Bloody Vortex for 2 Militaries _ Even as they have celebrated successes elsewhere, Ukrainian forces in one small eastern city have endured relentless Russian attacks. And the struggle to hold it is only intensifying. *

​How Britain Turned ‘Modern Slavery’ Law Against Low-Level Drug Dealers _ A law written to prevent human trafficking is being wielded against low-level drug dealers. The effects are long-lasting. *

Beauty Over Brains: Japan’s Skin-Deep University Pageants _ The contests reflect a culture that often judges women by their appearance and slots them into rigid, gender-defined roles. *

French Police Guard Water as Seasonal Drought Intensifies _ New reservoirs designed to supply French farms with water in increasingly arid growing seasons have attracted opposition from environmentalists. *

They Were Surrogates. Now They Must Raise the Children. _ In Cambodia’s weak legal system, surrogacy exists in a gray market, endangering all involved when political conditions suddenly shift and criminal charges follow. *

Ukraine’s Progress Threatened by the Challenges of Winter Weather _ Officials urged Ukrainians to continue conserving energy, as analysts said that deteriorating weather was one factor slowing Ukraine’s battlefield progress. *

U.S. and NATO Scramble to Arm Ukraine and Refill Their Own Arsenals _ The West thought an artillery and tank war in Europe would never happen again and shrank weapons stockpiles. It was wrong. *

Amid Israeli Blockade on Gaza, a Fishing Fleet Limps Along _ An Israeli blockade that restricts the movement of Gazans out of the strip and limits imports — or bans them completely — has been devastating for the enclave’s fishing industry. *

Gunmen Storm Mogadishu Hotel, Trapping Government Officials _ An extremist group, Al Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack at the hotel in the Somali capital. There were few immediate reports of casualties, but the siege was still underway. *

After Belgium’s Loss to Morocco, Violence Breaks Out in Brussels _ The violence erupted after Morocco upset Belgium, 2-0, at the World Cup. *

U.S. Allows Chevron to Expand Energy Operations in Venezuela _ The license, limited in scope, was issued amid the resumption of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition, and comes as President Nicolás Maduro desperately needs to improve the economy. *

Roman Coins Thought for Centuries to Be Fakes Get a Fresh Appraisal _ New research suggests that the gold coins, which were found in 1713 and long dismissed as forgeries, may be authentic. *

This Country’s Top Judges Were All Foreigners. Now They’re Gone. _ The president’s suspension of five jurists in the Pacific nation of Kiribati highlights the outsize role noncitizen judges play in the region. *

Mexico’s President Leads Supporters in March Through Capital _ Tens of thousands of Mexicans walked through the streets Sunday to show their support for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador amid some pushback to his political agenda in recent weeks. *

Landslide Kills at Least 14 at Funeral in Cameroon _ Rescuers were still searching for people who might have been swept up in the disaster. *

Your Monday Briefing: Covid Protests Intensify in China _ Plus World Cup updates, Kiribati’s judicial shake-up and “Gangnam Style,” 10 years later. *

Cholera and Crime _ Haiti is in the midst of a humanitarian disaster. *

Protests Erupt in Shanghai and Other Chinese Cities Over Covid Controls _ A chanting crowd called for China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to step down, a rare act of defiance reflecting growing anger after nearly three years of lockdowns. *

Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases _ Edgar Dworsky has become the go-to expert on “shrinkflation,” when products or packaging are manipulated so people get less for their money. *

Landslide on Italian Island Sweeps Away Homes and Turns Roads Into Rivers of Mud _ At least one person was killed and an estimated 10 others were missing on the island of Ischia, a popular tourist destination off the coast of Naples. *

Ukraine Draws Parallels Between Holodomor and Russia’s Strikes _ The Holodomor commemoration came as President Vladimir V. Putin was accused of degrading Ukraine’s power grid to freeze the country into submission. *

Holiday Rituals _ The season is a time of customs, of traditions repeated year after year. *

Tech Turmoil Complicates Canada’s Policing of the Online World _ The government has four bills before Parliament to rein in tech giants at a time when the industry is retrenching. *

A Timely Biography Traces Joseph Roth’s Accounts of Fascism _ Roth was an outraged witness to tyranny, which led him to exile, and his books to the bonfire. In “Endless Flight,” Keiron Pim examines the flawed man and his resonant legacy. *

Happy Birthday, Omicron _ One year after the variant’s discovery, virologists are still scrambling to keep up with Omicron’s rapid evolution. *

As Venezuelan Antagonists Talk, the U.S. Softens Its Stance _ Negotiations between the Venezuelan government and opposition could lead to an easing of the country’s protracted crisis. *

Kherson Evacuates Hospitals Under Relentless Russian Shelling _ “This is the revenge of those who lost,” the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, said of Russia’s attacks. *

Under a Cross Atop a Shallow Grave, He Found His Father _ The full extent of Russian war crimes in the city of Kherson and surrounding areas is just coming into focus. These were two of them. *

Catholic Church Issues Guidelines for Ethical Investing _ In the midst of a criminal trial of 10 church officials on charges of financial impropriety, the church put forth a long-delayed document that lays out standards for avoiding improper investments. *

Putin Holds Highly Choreographed Meeting With Mothers of Russian Soldiers _ The televised event came amid intensifying public criticism over the conditions recent Russian conscripts have been forced to bear. *

Merkel Says She Lacked the Power to Dissuade Putin from Invading Ukraine _ Recounting her last state visit to Moscow in August of 2021, Angela Merkel noted that President Vladimir V. Putin would not meet with her alone, as he had done in the past. *

Trudeau Defends Invoking Emergency Law During Trucker Protest _ He strongly defended the decision at a public inquiry into the government’s use of an emergency law to shut down the blockade. *

Death Toll From Indonesia Earthquake Rises to 310 _ The quake in Cianjur, an agricultural region in West Java, has killed 310 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes; dozens of people are still missing. *

Holiday Shopping and Inflation _ We have tips for getting around higher prices this holiday shopping season. *

Fire Kills 10 in China’s Xinjiang, Raising Questions About Lockdown _ A fire in a residential high-rise in Urumqi, where many residents have been under lockdown, set off public anger and questions about China’s zero-Covid policy. *

He Pointed Out a Judge’s Goof. Now, He Faces Jail Time in Fiji. _ A lawyer who made light of a legal document’s error was convicted of contempt of court, in a sign of the island nation’s eroding civil liberties. *

‘Gangnam Style’ Brought K-Pop to the World, but Haunted Its Creator _ In 2012, the song took over the internet, and it helped pave the way for the global success of Korean pop. But Psy, the artist behind it, spent years trying and failing to replicate the phenomenon. *

An Israeli Schoolboy Died in the West Bank. To Find His Body, Foes Joined Forces. _ After Palestinian gunmen refused to hand over a dead Israeli teenager on Tuesday, officials on both sides of the conflict worked together to recover his abducted body. *

Qataris Say Criticism of Country Amid World Cup Is Rooted in Stereotypes _ Many in the country say the barrage of criticism about its human rights record and the exploitation of migrant workers is laced with discrimination and hypocrisy. *

The Only U.S. Territory Without U.S. Birthright Citizenship _ People born in American Samoa, which has been held by the United States for more than 120 years, are not automatically citizens of the United States. *

Your Friday Briefing _ After missiles rained down on Ukraine, cutting off water and electricity, people are adjusting to life in the dark. *

Your Friday Briefing: Covid Protests Grow in China _ Plus Malaysia’s new prime minister and the week in culture. *

John McFall Is the World’s First Disabled Astronaut _ John McFall, who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident when he was a teenager, was recruited by the European Space Agency and could soon be headed for space. *

French Lawmakers Back Bill to Enshrine Abortion Rights in Constitution _ The bill, which developed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, may face opposition in France’s Senate and would have to be approved in a referendum. *

Under Missile Strikes, Ukrainians Haul Water, While Surgeons Work in the Dark _ “Every hour is getting harder.” Russia’s assault on Ukraine’s essential services has caused blackouts in hospitals and cut off power and water in cities. *

Surgeons in Ukraine Struggle to Operate When the Power Goes Out _ The scene in a Kyiv hospital was a vivid illustration of the cascading toll Russia’s attacks are having on civilians far from the front lines. *

Indonesia Earthquake Takes a Heavy Toll on Children _ Children accounted for a third of the at least 310 dead when an earthquake hit Indonesia on Monday. Experts say the disaster highlights poor building standards in rural areas. *

iPhone Factory Protest Challenges China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Rules _ Protests are rising as China enacts more lockdowns and quarantines, with no end in sight. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinping’s authoritarian leadership. *

Happy Thanksgiving _ Everything is going to turn out all right today. *

Manx Language Is Experiencing a Revival on the Isle of Man _ After being nearly silenced, Manx is experiencing a revival on the Isle of Man, thanks in part to an elementary school and some impassioned parents. *

Volker Türk, the U.N.’s New Human Rights Chief, Has a Lot to Do. _ From Iran to Ukraine to Xinjiang in China, Volker Türk will have no shortage of challenges as he steps into one of the United Nations’ most delicate roles. *

Anwar Ibrahim Is Prime Minister of Malaysia, After a Wait of Decades _ Anwar Ibrahim, whose career has also included a stint as deputy prime minister and two jail terms, said he had the alliances to command a “convincing majority” in Parliament. *

Pakistan Names a New Army Chief, Amid Political Drama Centered on the Military _ The appointment of Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir comes after weeks of intense speculation and backstage negotiations over who would lead the nuclear-armed military. *

Your Thursday Briefing _ Heavy Russian strikes on infrastructure targets in Ukraine. *

A US-Made Missile Went Astray in Ukraine, Injuring Civilians _ An air-launched AGM-88B missile, built to destroy enemy radars, apparently missed its target and hit an apartment building in Kramatorsk in September. *

Russian Missile Barrage Cuts Power and Water Across Ukraine _ Outages struck Kyiv and the surrounding region, as well as Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa and Kharkiv. Half of Moldova, whose grid is tied to Ukraine’s, also lost power. *

Judge Slaps Down Bolsonaro’s Late Bid to Overturn Brazil’s Election _ President Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign argued many votes should be nullified because of a software bug. But experts said the bug did not affect the vote, and Brazil’s elections chief dismissed the complaint. *

Pope Compares Russia’s War in Ukraine to Stalin-Era Famine That Killed Millions _ The comparison to Stalin’s decision to let millions in Ukraine starve represents one of the pope’s strongest condemnations yet of the Russian invasion. *

Your Thursday Briefing: Bombs Kill a Teenager in Jerusalem _ Plus: Blackouts in Ukraine, Japan’s soccer triumph and an A.I. Thanksgiving menu. *

US Bolsters Ukrainian Military With $400 Million in Aid _ A new shipment of $400 million in matériel underscores Ukraine’s battlefield priorities: shooting down waves of Russian missiles while continuing to push back Moscow’s ground forces. *

As Elon Musk Cuts Costs at Twitter, Some Bills Are Going Unpaid _ Mr. Musk and his advisers are examining all types of expenses at Twitter. Some of the social media company’s vendors have gotten stiffed. *

FTX Says Assets ‘Missing’ or ‘Stolen’ as Bankruptcy Process Begins _ A substantial amount of the company’s assets has disappeared, an FTX lawyer told a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday. *

Can Big Tech Get Bigger? Microsoft Presses Governments to Say Yes. _ Microsoft’s $69 billion deal for Activision Blizzard, which is undergoing reviews in 16 countries, has become a test for whether tech giants can buy companies amid a backlash. *

Inside Gary Gensler’s SEC Campaign to Rein In the Crypto Industry _ Gary Gensler, the chair of the S.E.C., is at the center of a reckoning over the future of cryptocurrency after the implosion of FTX. *

Frederick P. Brooks Jr., Computer Design Innovator, Dies at 91 _ He was a lead designer of the computers that cemented IBM’s dominance for decades. He later wrote a book on software engineering that became a quirky classic. *

Crypto Firm FTX’s Ownership of a U.S. Bank Raises Questions _ Through a subsidiary, FTX invested $11.5 million in the parent company of Farmington State Bank, which has a single branch and, until this year, just three employees. *

NFL Sends Sunday Ticket Talks With Apple and Google Into Overtime _ Talks for Sunday Ticket are expected to spill into next year, as Apple faces increased competition from Google for the league’s last available TV rights. *

How to Make the Most of E-Books, and Find Free Ones _ Even if you still love printed books, the digital option lets you put an entire library in your bag, just in time for holiday travel and vacation. *

Lawsuit Takes Aim at the Way A.I. Is Built _ A programmer is suing Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI over artificial intelligence technology that generates its own computer code. *

Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy? _ The company OpenSensors uses small, inexpensive sensors to monitor air quality and other conditions in offices. The timing couldn’t be better. *

Billions of Dollars Are at Stake in a Puzzling Holiday Shopping Season _ It promises to be unpredictable, with retailers and consumers still figuring out how much will be spent and on what kinds of goods. *

How Covid Myths Spread on Far-Right Social Media Platforms _ The Biden administration has pushed social media giants like Facebook to curb Covid misinformation. But it is thriving on fringe platforms like Gab, a hub for extremist content. *

Elon Musk’s Twitter Role Puts Tesla Board Under New Scrutiny _ Corporate governance experts say the electric-car maker’s directors may need to rein in the chief executive, with whom many have personal ties. *

What Elon Musk Is Doing to Twitter Is What He Did at Tesla and SpaceX _ Firing people. Talking of bankruptcy. Telling workers to be “hard core.” Mr. Musk has repeatedly used those tactics at many of his companies. *

Elon Musk Reinstates Trump’s Twitter Account _ Mr. Musk, who had asked Twitter users about whether to bring back the former president to the service, said, “The people have spoken.” *

It’s Official: The Leap Second Will Be Retired (a Decade from Now) _ On Friday, an international vote was taken to ditch the leap second, a technical fudge that has caused headaches since its inception 50 years ago. *

Leg Booty? Panoramic? Seggs? How TikTok Is Changing Language _ A new vocabulary — a little fun, a little dystopian — has emerged on the social video platform, as creators try to get around algorithms and strict content moderation. They call it algospeak. *

What Employees Does Twitter Need, Anyway? _ The many departures have set off a wave of hand-wringing about whether the site can continue to operate well. *

Elizabeth Holmes Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Theranos Fraud _ Ms. Holmes was convicted in January of four counts of fraud for deceiving investors with claims about her blood testing start-up Theranos. *

Elon Musk’s Twitter Teeters on the Edge After Another 1,200 Leave _ Mr. Musk sent emails on Friday asking to learn about Twitter’s underlying technology as key infrastructure teams have been decimated. *