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7 Children in Syrian Refugee Family Die in Fire in Canada

By LIAM STACK

The victims, who immigrated in 2017, ranged in age from 4 months to 15 years old. The cause of the early-morning blaze in Nova Scotia remains under investigation.

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Lens: A Refugee’s Story: β€˜No One’s Family Is Perfect but Mine Is Perfect for Me’

By WESAAM AL-BADRY and JAMES ESTRIN

In documenting his family members’ refugee experiences, Wesaam Al-Badry captured their character and ways of maneuvering through life.

The Interpreter: When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual

By MAX FISHER and AMANDA TAUB

With the social media company unresponsive, a police veteran in Germany is using shoe leather detective work to combat online misinformation and hate.

Soccer Player Who Faced Extradition From Thailand to Bahrain Is Back in Australia

By AUSTIN RAMZY

Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, said he faced torture if sent back to Bahrain, his native country. He returned to Melbourne on Tuesday after Thai authorities released him.

Soccer Player Who Faced Extradition From Thailand to Bahrain Is Back in Australia

By AUSTIN RAMZY

Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, said he faced torture if sent back to Bahrain, his native country. He returned to Melbourne on Tuesday after Thai authorities released him.

On Photography: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

By TEJU COLE

In his final On Photography column, Teju Cole argues that images of human suffering often implicitly serves the powers that be.

Australia’s Most Important Writer Isn’t Allowed Into the Country

By RICHARD COOKE

Behrouz Boochani won the country’s most valuable literary prize for a book he wrote via WhatsApp. Will it do anything to change refugee policy?

Valerie Reyes Feared for Her Life. Then Her Body Was Found in a Suitcase.

By MICHAEL WILSON

“I feel like somebody’s going to murder me,” Ms. Reyes told her mother the day before she disappeared. She was found days later in Connecticut.

The Key to β€˜Russian Doll’ Might Be Tompkins Square Park

By AISHA HARRIS

Natasha Lyonne’s new Netflix series wrestles with “cultural guilt” over the East Village riots of the late ’80s and early ’90s, a Times critic suggested.

Letter From an Australian Jail

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

An Iranian Kurdish writer, jailed for six years on a remote island for seeking asylum in Australia, proves that words are more powerful than fences.

Chicago Woman Got 30 Hotel Rooms for Homeless People During Severe Cold Snap

By SANDRA E. GARCIA

The woman, Candice Payne, said it was a spur-of-the-moment decision. Her efforts gained widespread attention, grew and helped house more than 100 homeless people.

A Deadly River of Mud: Video of Brazil Dam Collapse Emerges

By PALKO KARASZ

Footage released a week after the tragedy showed how the dam released 2.5 billion gallons of brown sludge that buried people, cars and buildings in seconds.

29 Syrian Children Die During Freezing Escape From the Islamic State

By VIVIAN YEE

Aid groups are struggling to help families who have trekked through freezing conditions out of the Islamic State’s dwindling territory to a refugee camp in northeastern Syria.

Book Written by Detainee via WhatsApp Gets a Top Prize

By ISABELLA KWAI and LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA

Behrouz Boochani, an asylum seeker detained by the Australian government, could not attend the festivities to accept the award.

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