December 27, 2019 Issue

Cover story World
The Islamic State has found only limited success in infiltrating Iran's Islamic Republic, but nationwide unrest could give ISIS a chance to exploit the grievances of separatist groups.
In Focus

Slow Recovery

White Island, New Zealand Four days after a deadly volcanic eruption in Whakatane, recovery workers search for missing bodies on December 13. The recovery operation was delayed due to severe risks. The eight specialists wore closed-circuit breathing apparatus as they searched, while the volcano still had a 50 percent chance of eruption. Six bodies were successfully recovered, but two remained missing. Altogether, 16 people died.
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