The chief of Hamas in Gaza tests positive, and other updates from around the world.

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Hamas, the militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, said on Tuesday that Yehya Sinwar, its chief in the territory, had tested positive for the coronavirus. Hamas said that Mr. Sinwar was doing “well” and was working while in quarantine.Vietnam suspended commercial flights on Tuesday, two days after its first case was confirmed in 89 days. Two additional cases...

Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Germany, Killing at Least 2

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BERLIN — At least two people were killed and several others injured in the city of Trier in southwestern Germany on Tuesday, when a car sped down a pedestrian street in the city center, the police said.The driver has been arrested and the vehicle confiscated, the police said, but they gave no further information.Security at the entrance to pedestrian...

Coronavirus in California: State Could Take ‘Drastic Action’

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ImageMaria Aguilar, 31, a registered nurse, attended a protest demanding more P.P.E., coronavirus testing and staffing in West Hills, Los Angeles, on Monday.Credit...Lucy Nicholson/ReutersGood morning.There’s no way around it: California is in a bad spot, and things are likely to get worse before they get better.The state’s intensive care units could be overloaded by the middle of December, and...

British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees

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A British woman who documented her travel around Europe with her partner for the past six years on a popular blog has gone missing while hiking alone in the Pyrenees mountains, the authorities said.Search crews were looking for Esther Dingley, 37, who was last seen on Nov. 22 in the mountains in Luchonnais, an area in southwestern France near...

Weeks Late, Biden Gets His Briefings

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No matter who wins in Georgia, Joe Manchin has no intention of endorsing a sharp shift to the left. And his vote could matter a lot. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday.ImageWhere things standAfter weeks of waiting, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris received their...

Nasdaq Wants a New Requirement for Diversity in Corporate Boards

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ImageAdena Friedman, Nasdaq’s C.E.O., said that corporate boards should have “a minimum level of diversity.”Credit...Mary Altaffer/Associated PressExclusive: Diversify, or delistNasdaq will ask the S.E.C. this morning for permission to adopt a new requirement for the 3,249 companies listed on its main U.S. stock exchange: have at least one woman and one “diverse” director and report data on their board’s...

Stocks Rally, Looking Past Virus Concerns: Live Updates

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Here’s what you need to know:Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal, in Saudi Arabia. Disagreements over production cuts caused OPEC to postpone a meeting with Russia and other producers.Credit...Ahmed Jadallah/ReutersU.S. stocks on Tuesday were poised to extend last month’s rally and open more than 1 percent higher, according to Wall Street futures. Investors appear to be...

Australia Sounds the Alarm on China, Then Runs for Shelter

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SYDNEY, Australia — For the past few years, Australia has positioned itself at the front of a global effort to stand up to China. It was the first country to ban Huawei’s 5G technology, to pass foreign interference laws aimed at curbing Chinese influence, and to call for an international inquiry into the source of the coronavirus.Now, Australia is...

Ideas for Giving Tuesday

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Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. It’s Giving Tuesday, and we have a few ideas related to the news.ImageCredit...Christopher Lee for The New York TimesIn the internet’s early days, it seemed to have the potential to crush traditional print media. But its impact has turned out to be more nuanced.The internet has instead been...

India’s Leading Documentary Filmmaker Has a Warning

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In Jaipur one afternoon last fall, the filmmaker Anand Patwardhan sat in a booth outside an auditorium, waiting to screen his latest documentary, “Reason.” These showings, Patwardhan had written to me earlier, were “semi-clandestine” — partly out of a fear of right-wing vigilante groups and partly because, even now, two years after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival,...