When the Prince of Wales Is Your Landlord

NEWQUAY, England — People who move to Nansledan, a new residential community in the southwestern corner of England, must abide by certain rules. Homes and doors can be painted only certain colors, including pastel pink and eggshell blue. Local businesses are welcome to set up shop, but no fast-food chains, please. And don’t think of…

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The Wuhan Coronavirus: Symptoms, Spread, and What Scientists Know

An international outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has killed at least 26 people and sickened at least 800, according to Chinese health authorities. The outbreak began in Wuhan, China, at a market selling live poultry, seafood and wild animals. Now the virus has turned up in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore,…

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Panic and Criticism Spread on Chinese Social Media Over Coronavirus

HONG KONG — While China’s state-run media has urged calm and praised the official response to the coronavirus outbreak, a different story is playing out across the country’s tightly controlled social media networks. In the digital world, China’s citizens are expressing panic and frustration. They are overcoming a lack of reporting in the official media…

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In the Bahamas, a Strong Market for New Luxury Homes

The island of New Providence, in the Bahamas, has long been a popular vacation destination: Travelers from the United States, Canada and elsewhere visit for the beaches and the snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. When it comes to accommodations, they have their pick of both high-end and affordable beachfront resorts, including in the capital of…

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In NoLIta, a Rental Renovated in Shades of Purple

Harry Nuriev and Tyler Billinger were having a purple kind of day. On a recent sunny morning in their NoLIta apartment, Mr. Nuriev, the founder of the design firm Crosby Studios, sat barefoot and cross-legged in purple pants on plush purple carpet while Mr. Billinger, his partner in life and work, lounged on silvery cushions…

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Afternoon of a Pawnbroker

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For Haggis Purists in the U.S., the Law Is No Obstacle

Some smugglers drive it across the border from Canada. Others sneak it through airports or send it in the mail, wrapping the contraband in T-shirts and towels to deceive the authorities. A few even make it at home. But this is no international drug ring. It is the black market for Scottish haggis, a savory…

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On a Nude Beach With My Parents, Baring Almost All

Our Maui travel plans hadn’t included a nude beach. The bohemian escapade happened by accident, when, after a stroll down Big Beach and nary a shell for my mother to collect, she asked which beach I liked best. I decided to be honest. “Little Beach. Quaint and clothing optional.” It was the spring of 1998,…

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The Pink-Haired Skater Hyped by Frank Ocean

Name: Evan Mock Age: 22 Hometown: Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Now Lives: In Oahu with his family and in New York City, in a two-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side that he shares with a friend. Claim to Fame: First known as a surfer and skater with a daredevil streak,…

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