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Imran Khan Takes Oath in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt

By MARIA ABI-HABIB and SALMAN MASOOD

The new prime minister will have to overcome deep political divisions to pursue economic reforms as the country’s debt payments come due.

Ouster of Zuma Loyalist Bolsters South Africa’s Corruption Fight

By KIMON de GREEF

The country’s chief prosecutor, a close ally of ex-president Jacob Zuma, was told to step down, clearing the way for the Ramaphosa administration to take a tougher stance on graft.

Violence Intensifies as Student Protests Spread in Bangladesh

By MARIA ABI-HABIB

What began as a road-safety protest by middle-school and high-school students is now in its ninth day, met with escalating force by the government.

In Retrial of Norman Seabrook, All Eyes on an Imperfect Witness

By BENJAMIN WEISER and ZOE GREENBERG

The retrial of Norman Seabrook, the ex-president of the New York City correction officers’ union, began Thursday. His last trial ended in a mistrial.

South Africa Vows to End Corruption. Are Its New Leaders Part of the Problem?

By NORIMITSU ONISHI and SELAM GEBREKIDAN

The spectacular climb of David Mabuza, the country’s new deputy president, included siphoning off money from schools and other public services to amass enormous power, officials say.

Bags of Cash in Argentina: Driver’s Notes Propel Corruption Inquiry

By DANIEL POLITI

A man’s decision to cooperate with prosecutors in a case that has already resulted in the arrests of 16 people could be a turning point for corruption investigations in Argentina.

Build Border Wall or Government Will Be Shut Down, Trump Says

By KATIE ROGERS and NICHOLAS FANDOS

“We’re the laughingstock of the world,” President Trump said during a 40-minute news conference with Giuseppe Conte, the visiting Italian prime minister.

G.O.P. Faces Another Midterm Threat as Trump Plays the Shutdown Card

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

In a tweet, the president said he would be willing to shut down the government if Democrats do not give him money for his border wall.

After Pakistan’s Heated Election, Key Parties Lend Support to Imran Khan

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and DANIYAL HASSAN

Swing parties are coalescing around Imran Khan, the cricket star whose political party won Pakistan’s elections, paving the way for him to ascend to the premiership.

Cambodia Votes for a Leader, With the Result Predetermined by One

By HANNAH BEECH

Hun Sen, the longtime prime minister, has worked hard to control the election, even as he flouts the rules of democracy.

Trump’s Emoluments Trap

By KARL A. RACINE, BRIAN E. FROSH and NORMAN L. EISEN

Wednesday’s ruling on our suit against the president makes clear that he may be violating the Constitution.

Feature: The Billionaire Yogi Behind Modi’s Rise

By ROBERT F. WORTH

Baba Ramdev built a business empire out of mass yoga camps and ayurvedic products. But is his pious traditionalism a mask for darker forces?

R.I.P. Ivanka Inc.

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

As the first daughter folds her fashion brand, a to-do list.

The $20 Billion Question for Guyana

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

This largely underdeveloped country on South America’s northern Atlantic coast is the unlikely setting for the world’s next big oil boom. But is it ready to handle the riches?

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