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Our Southeast Asia bureau chief visited the overflowing existing camps, seeing endless hands outstretched for food, water or medicine. “You cannot help everyone,” she wrote, “so you walk on, promising yourself that documenting their suffering is a form of aid.”

With international help over the next 10 days, Bangladesh plans to construct 14,000 shelters, each able to house six families, near the border.



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Britain has lowered its terrorism threat level after arresting two men in connection with Friday’s bombing of a London subway station, in which a rudimentary explosive device injured dozens.

President Trump’s tweets about the attack, which asserted that the assailants had been known to Scotland Yard, strained relations with British leaders.



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“There’s only a little resistance left.”

Philippine troops are closing in on Islamic State-inspired militants in the war-torn city of Marawi, according to the country’s defense minister.

And a priest who had been held captive since May was freed amid the heavy fighting.



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The Emmy Awards begin in a few hours (10 a.m. AEST).

Stephen Colbert is hosting for the first time, and the race for best drama is wide open, with “This Is Us,” “Stranger Things” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” seen as top contenders. “Saturday Night Live” is also poised to have a big night.

Here’s what to watch for.



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• Australia’s Ten Network, awaiting a court ruling today on whether CBS will be allowed to take it over, is suddenly the focus of a bidding war involving the Murdochs’ New Corporation and Bruce Gordon’s WIN Corporation.

The tangled state of the ride-hailing industry is making for strange bedfellows. Uber is nearing a funding deal with SoftBank, and Lyft held discussions with Alphabet.

• Dogecoin was meant to poke fun at the hype around virtual currency. But now, its creator says, Dogecoin illustrates the risks.

• Hong Kong hopes a planned $1.5 billion share offer by ZhongAn, a Chinese online insurance broker, will improve the city’s appeal as a spot for fintech initial public offerings.

Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

In the News


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• Kuala Lumpur’s police chief said that seven boys, aged 11 to 18, were arrested in the fire at a religious boarding school that killed 23 people, and that an exchange of taunts with the school’s students may have precipitated arson. [Al Jazeera]

Typhoon Talim is moving north across Japan after striking with record rains that halted bullet train service and many flights. [The Asahi Shimbun]

• Hamas agreed to dissolve its governing body in Gaza and allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority to take over and hold general elections — possibly signaling the end of a decade of bitter rivalry with its rival, Fatah. [The Jerusalem Post]

• Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, hit back at new U.S. visa sanctions by saying his country would no longer help find and repatriate the remains of American soldiers killed during the Vietnam War. [The Phnom Penh Post]

Four American tourists were attacked with acid by a woman with “a psychiatric history” at a train station in southern France. [The New York Times]

Two rare white giraffes were spotted in Kenya. [The New York Times]

• 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. [The New York Times]

Smarter Living

Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.


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• Recipe of the day: Use a muffin tray to make Melissa Clark’s zucchini and tomato tartlets with a Cheddar crust.

• Here’s how to clean up safely after a cyclone, hurricane, flood or other natural disaster.

• Five steps can help you choose a reliable nursing home.


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