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DEIR EL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — One bomb hit a Hamas security checkpoint in northern Gaza. A few days later, another exploded in a trash can. Another blew up next to a Gaza City high-rise, and a small one targeted a chicken store owned by a Hamas intelligence official, Saber Siyam.
The four attacks in …Gaza
Theodore Weesner, a novelist who mined his wayward youth for the stuff of his celebrated first novel, “The Car Thief,” and whose half-dozen other books earned plaudits for their patient, realistic narratives and humanely considered characters, died on Thursday at a hospital near his home in …Authors
Two of the stars of “The Overnight,” Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott, take a time-out in New York City to discuss childhood sleepover memories, movie spoilers and the fate of Jon Snow.
Produced by Steven Brahms/Alex GoldbergJason Schwartzman
Jack Carter, a motor-mouthed comedian who became one of television’s first stars in the late 1940s and continued working, as both a comic and an actor, well into the 21st century, died on Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 93.
A family spokesman, Jeff Sanderson, said the cause was …TV
Ben Wattenberg, an author, a PBS television commentator and a professed neoconservative who vainly urged his fellow Democrats to court the nation’s centrist voters at a time when the party was moving to the left, died Sunday in Washington. He was 81.
The cause was complications of surgery, his son, …Democratic Party
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Terrorists attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, leaving a bloody toll on three continents and prompting fresh concerns about spreading jihadist influences.
In France, attackers stormed an American-owned industrial chemical plant near Lyon, decapitated one person …Terrorism
Chris Squire, an influential rock bassist and a founding member of the celebrated British band Yes, died on Sunday in Phoenix. He was 67.
His death was confirmed by the band’s keyboardist, Geoffrey Downes. Mr. Squire, the only member to have played on every one of Yes’s albums and participated in …Chris Squire
MOSCOW — Yevgeny M. Primakov, a former prime minister of Russia, the country’s first post-Soviet spymaster and for decades the Kremlin’s top expert on Middle Eastern affairs, has died, state news agencies said on Friday. He was 85.
The agencies did not say when or where he died or provide the cause …Russia
Alex, a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher and babysitter, was trembling with excitement the day she told her Twitter followers that she had converted to Islam.
For months, she had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the most attentive she had ever had — who were teaching her what …Islamic State (ISIS)
Patrick Macnee, who wielded a lethal umbrella and sharp repartee as the dapper secret agent John Steed on the 1960s television series “The Avengers,” died on Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 93.
His son, Rupert, confirmed his death.
Mr. Macnee faced off against an assortment of …Patrick Macnee
Walter Shawn Browne, an aggressive, animated chess grandmaster and six-time United States champion who dazzled spectators with his world-class ability at speed chess, died on Wednesday in Las Vegas, where he had been competing in the 50th National Open. He was 66.
He died in his sleep while resting …Grandmasters
Mario Biaggi, a highly decorated former New York City police officer who became a popular 10-term Democratic congressman from the Bronx only to land in prison in a wave of corruption scandals in the late 1980s, died on Wednesday at his home in the Bronx. He was 97.
His death was confirmed by his …New York City Politics
Marva Collins, a former substitute teacher whose success at educating poor black students in a private school she founded made her a candidate for secretary of education and the subject of a television movie, died on Wednesday in a hospice near her home in South Carolina. She was 78.
Her death was …Education
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This traditional five-bedroom Portuguese farmhouse in the Algarve region of southern Portugal is on 1.3 acres with two guesthouses, a swimming pool and tennis court. The buildings, which date to the …Portugal
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San Clemente is an oceanside city in Orange County, Calif., roughly 60 miles from both San …California
If summer has you hankering for fitness-testing excursions through the dangerous outdoors, you will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of “Men on Boats,” who are churning up bright clouds of testosterone hovering over the Wild Project in the East Village.
The inhabitants of …East Village
Harvey Pollack, who tallied everything from triple doubles to player tattoos as the mastermind of N.B.A. statistics going back to the league’s creation in 1946, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Pollack, the last still-active N.B.A. team employee from that inaugural season, was 93.
His death was …NBA
Magali Noël, a Turkish-born French singer and actress who became a favorite of the director Federico Fellini and whose rendition of the song “Fais-Moi Mal, Johnny” (“Hurt Me, Johnny”) proved scandalous because of its masochistic lyrics, died on Tuesday in Châteauneuf-Grasse, in southeastern France. …Rock Music
Dick Van Patten, the cheerful, round-faced actor best known for his role as the firm if harried suburban father at the center of the hit television series “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 86.
The cause was complications of diabetes, said a spokesman, Jeffrey …Dick Van Patten
Albert Evans, a retired principal dancer with New York City Ballet who was praised by reviewers and sought after by choreographers for his almost singular combination of fluid elegance and sinewy muscularity, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 46.
His death, at Mount Sinai Hospital, was announced …Performing Arts
James Horner, the prolific composer whose vaulting theme music for “Titanic” earned him two Oscars and became the best-selling orchestral soundtrack ever, died on Monday morning when the single-turboprop plane he was flying solo crashed and burned in the Los Padres National Forest in Southern …James Horner
Don Featherstone did not invent Phoenicopterus ruber: Nature took care of that eons ago. But what Mr. Featherstone did nearly six decades ago — in the process indelibly altering the landscape of midcentury America — was to cast the creature in plastic and attach slender, rodlike legs for planting …Gnomes
Laura Antonelli, who by her own account was an “ugly, clumsy” teenager before transforming herself into one of Italy’s leading and most seductive film actresses, died on Monday at her seaside home in Ladispoli, west of Rome. She was 73.
Her death, of a heart attack, was confirmed by Roberto Ussia …Film
Any Hawaiian honeymooner who’s been off the plane for more than an hour can tell you that poke rhymes with O.K. and that tuna poke typically means raw ahi cut up and mixed with soy sauce, seaweed and so on.
But the people at the next table were stumped when they saw it on the menu of Noreetuh, which …Restaurant
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Propagandists for the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing the group’s fighters incinerating, drowning and blowing up men accused of helping the United States and American allies bomb its bases.
The video was one of the Islamic State’s most gruesome and appeared to …Islamic State (ISIS)
CAMP ADAZI, Latvia — After years of facing threats far beyond its borders, NATO is now reinvigorating plans to confront a much larger and more aggressive threat from its past: Moscow.
This seismic shift has been apparent in military training exercises in this former Soviet republic, which is now a …Russia
This short documentary explores the reasons that some men sound stereotypically gay, whether they are or not.
Produced by David ThorpeLGBT
Walter Scheib, who brought American cuisine prepared in a lighter style to the White House as its executive chef during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was found dead on Sunday near a hiking trail outside Taos, N.M. He was 61.
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety, in a …White House
Historic rowhouses and celebrated Prospect Park help make Park Slope one of New York’s most family-friendly — and pricey — neighborhoods.
Produced by Nacho Corbella, Eileen Mignoni and Aaron WolfePark Slope
Harold Feinstein, whose celebrated series of black-and-white photographs of Coney Island in the 1950s established him as one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience, and who went on to experiment with color and new digital techniques, died on June 20 at his home in Merrimac, …Art