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May 11, 2021

At least 7 dead in rare Russian school shooting, local official calls gunman ‘terrorist'
Video footage shows children jumping from school windows to escape the shootings.

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May 11, 2021

Gaza militants, children among 24 dead as Israel hits Hamas
Israel has unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza, hitting the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels dug by militants

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May 11, 2021

Police in Thailand arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar
Three senior journalists working for a news agency in Myanmar who fled after the military government ordered its operations to stop have been arrested by police in northern Thailand

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May 11, 2021

Registration opens for hopefuls in Iran's presidential vote
Iran has opened registration for potential candidates in the country's June presidential election

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May 11, 2021

Russian governor: School shooting in Kazan kills 7 students
A school shooting erupted Tuesday in the Russian city of Kazan, killing seven students and leaving 16 other people hospitalized with wounds

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May 11, 2021

Youngest Dubai DJ scratches her way to fame in world contest
A 9-year-old girl who lives in Dubai is scratching her way to the top as a DJ in world competitions

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May 11, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: WHO scientist describes India numbers as ‘very worrying,' with fatalities and infections being undercounted
India reported just over 329,000 new infections, which is a decrease from previous days but could mean the surge is moving to less monitored regions.

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May 11, 2021

China says its population is still growing, if slowly, in once-a-decade census
Officials said the figure reached 1.41 billion in 2020, with the growth rate getting closer to zero.

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May 11, 2021

American officials call for ‘calm' in Israel. But the U.S. is part of the problem.
Some analysts argue that the support of successive U.S. administrations for Israel — through billions of dollars in military aid, acquiescence to Israel's steady expansion of settlements in the West Bank and the shielding of Israel from censure in international forums — brought the conflict to this point.

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May 11, 2021

WHO classifies variant found in India as being of global concern
French President Emmanuel Macron called the move pragmatic and said the E.U. will focus on more "effective" vaccines.

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May 10, 2021

What is happening in Jerusalem and Gaza?
Monday saw a rapid escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, after weeks of clashes and demonstrations in Jerusalem. Here's what you need to know.

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May 10, 2021

While coronavirus cases in Cancún rise, so do travel bookings
Gov. Carlos Joaquín moved Quintana Roo from medium-risk to high-risk on the state government's four-tier pandemic warning system.

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May 10, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: WHO classifies variant found in India as being of global concern
French President Emmanuel Macron called the move pragmatic and said the E.U. will focus on more "effective" vaccines.

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May 10, 2021

Displacement in East Jerusalem
Israeli-Palestinian violence is flaring as Israel marks the contentious Jerusalem Day holiday. What April's job numbers mean for the future of work. And, the prom must go on.

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May 10, 2021

Hamas and Israel exchange rocket fire following contentious ‘Jerusalem Day' clashes
After a bloody day of confrontations that left 300 Palestinians injured, Hamas retaliated by launching dozens of rockets toward Jerusalem and southern Israel.

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May 10, 2021

Hamas fires rockets into Israel after Jerusalem clashes leave at least 300 Palestinians injured
Israel carried out airstrikes against Gaza in response to the Hamas rocket attacks.

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May 10, 2021

German priests defy Pope Francis with blessings of same-sex unions
The coordinated ceremonies were a direct response to a Vatican order.

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May 10, 2021

French court dismisses landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange
The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.

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May 10, 2021

Photos: Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt on contentious ‘Jerusalem Day'
Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and far-right Jewish Israelis at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Monday, kicking off a fraught national holiday that threatens to ignite the latest bout of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

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May 10, 2021

U.S. Navy shares photos of enormous Arabian Sea weapons seizure
The weapons may have been heading to Yemen, U.S. officials said.

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May 10, 2021

Huawei CEO tells staff to keep fewer records, write shorter memos
Employees advised to chat more in person with colleagues, after several crises over internal documents becoming public.

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May 10, 2021

Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt on contentious ‘Jerusalem Day'
Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at Palestinian protesters on one side of the Temple Mount and clashed with ultranationalist Jewish activists on the other.

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May 10, 2021

Central American leaders resisting Biden's anti-corruption efforts
The Biden administration says graft is helping to drive migration, but El Salvador and Guatemala have sidelined anti-corruption judges.

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May 10, 2021

‘Heroic' bystanders subdue attacker on stabbing rampage in New Zealand supermarket
Four people were injured, three of them critically, and police do not suspect a terrorist motive.

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May 10, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: Europe turns away from AstraZeneca vaccine in favor of Pfizer-BioNTech
French President Emmanuel Macron called the move pragmatic and said the E.U. will focus on more "effective" vaccines.

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May 10, 2021

Germany has agreed to return Nigeria's looted treasure. Will other countries follow?
British soldiers stole the priceless Benin bronzes nearly 125 years ago.

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May 10, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: U.S. economy has ‘a long way to go' before recovery from pandemic, says official
Raimondo said there were still 8 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic, justifying ongoing administration stimulus measures amid Republican opposition.

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May 10, 2021

Afghanistan Taliban plan 3-day cease-fire for Eid holiday


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May 10, 2021

Leopard on the loose in eastern China after zoo escape


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May 10, 2021

Pacific season's 1st named storm off Mexico; no land threat


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May 10, 2021

5 hurt in stabbings at New Zealand market; suspect arrested


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May 09, 2021

At Russia's Victory Day parade, a show of military might amid tensions with the West


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May 09, 2021

Brazil's unexpected plan to vaccinate the homeless, prisoners and descendants of enslaved Africans first is coming undone


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May 09, 2021

Johnson calls UK crisis talks as Sturgeon says another Scottish independence vote is inevitable


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May 09, 2021

Man shot to death at Vancouver's airport in gang incident


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May 09, 2021

More Jerusalem clashes on eve of contentious Israeli parade


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May 09, 2021

Protests erupt in Iraqi city after killing of activist


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May 09, 2021

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp


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May 09, 2021

School bombing heightens fears among Afghanistan's Hazaras, long a target for militants, amid U.S. exit


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May 09, 2021

Tropical Storm Andres forms in Pacific off southwest Mexico


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May 09, 2021

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May 09, 2021

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned for questioning
Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been summoned for questioning by Saudi security three months after her release from prison

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May 09, 2021

He spent years uncovering the Stalin-era execution of his great-grandfather. Lawsuits seek to bury the evidence.
Investigating Russia's turbulent past can still bring trouble under Putin's watch.

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May 09, 2021

How a Jerusalem neighborhood reignited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
A perfect storm of circumstances and Israeli eviction notices on six Palestinian families is threatening to spark the embers of conflict again.

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May 09, 2021

Fire at Syrian oil refinery extinguished after leakage
Syrian state TV says firefighters have extinguished a huge blaze that broke out in a distillation unit at one of the country's two oil refineries

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May 09, 2021

Germany commemorates icon of resistance to Nazism
Germany  is commemorating the 100th birthday of Sophie Scholl, a young woman who became an icon for her role in the anti-fascist ‘White Rose' resistance group

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May 09, 2021

Brazil promised to prioritize historically vulnerable groups in its vaccine rollout. It's struggling to keep its word.
The struggle underscores a broader failure to secure enough vaccines to fight a disease that has killed more than 416,000 people.

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May 09, 2021

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters
Since India opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this month, the pace of administering shots has dropped

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May 09, 2021

He spent years uncovering the Stalin-era execution of his great grandfather. Lawsuits seek to bury the evidence.
Investigating Russia's turbulent past can still bring trouble under Putin's watch.

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May 09, 2021

Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested
Maldives police say they have arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect in an explosion that critically wounded the country's former president, and was blamed on Muslim extremists

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May 09, 2021

In tense Jerusalem, flag-waving Israeli march to go ahead
Police have given the go-ahead to the annual Jerusalem Day parade, a flag-waving nationalist display of Israeli claims to all of the contested city

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May 09, 2021

With an eye on India, Africa ramps up monitoring of coronavirus variants
If variants in Africa go unmonitored, "eventually, the world could be back to square one," said one researcher.

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May 09, 2021

US Navy seizes arms shipment in Arabian Sea amid Yemen war
The U.S. Navy says it has seized an arms shipment hidden aboard a vessel in the Arabian Sea

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May 09, 2021

Myanmar junta brands ousted lawmakers 'terrorists'
Myanmar's junta has labeled a shadow government of lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup and a people's defense force that is being set up to confront security forces as terrorist groups

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May 09, 2021

China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry
China's space agency says a core segment of its biggest rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives and most of it burned up early Sunday

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May 09, 2021

Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital
The Afghan Interior Ministry says the death toll in a horrific bombing at a girls' school in the Afghan capital has soared to 50, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old

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May 09, 2021

CDC acknowledges airborne transmission
Chinese vaccine-maker Sinopharm was listed for emergency authorization by the World Heath Organization Friday in a move expected to bolster the global supply of coronavirus vaccines.

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May 09, 2021

Bombing outside Kabul girls' school kills at least 50
The bombing, which occurred as school was letting out for the day, also wounded more than 100 people, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. The attack is the deadliest to strike the Afghan capital in months.

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May 08, 2021

Beefed-up Israel police clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem
Israeli police have clashed in east Jerusalem with Palestinian protesters during the holiest night of Ramadan

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May 08, 2021

UN condemns killing of Mexican border journalist
The U.N. Human Rights agency has condemned the killing this week of an online journalist in Mexico's northern border state of Sonora

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May 08, 2021

Scotland's pro-independence leader promises another bid to break from U.K. after election boost
A possible push for another referendum sets up a clash with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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May 08, 2021

EXPLAINER: Why are people protesting across Colombia?
Thousands of Colombians are protesting across the country against a government they feel has long ignored their needs, allowed corruption to run rampant and is so out of touch that it dared proposed tax increases during the coronavirus pandemic

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May 08, 2021

Bombing outside Kabul girls' school kills at least 30
The bombing, which occurred as school was letting out for the day, also wounded more than 50 people, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. The attack is the deadliest to strike the Afghan capital in months.

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May 08, 2021

Archaeologists discover remains of 9 Neanderthals near Rome
Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome

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May 08, 2021

Israeli police beef up presence in Jerusalem, fearing unrest
Israel's police chief has beefed up forces in Jerusalem ahead of expected disturbances in the coming days following a night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the holy city

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May 08, 2021

From a Texas dental office to the Canadian tundra, here's where space debris has crashed to earth
With oceans and unpopulated areas covering much of the globe, it's statistically unlikely that a piece of falling space junk will land in someone's suburban backyard. But there have been a handful of high-profile incidents.

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May 08, 2021

Pro-independence parties poised to win majority in Scottish election, setting up clash with Boris Johnson over referendum
The May 6 election served as a proxy on whether Scotland should quit the United Kingdom or remain a part of it.

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May 08, 2021

Maldives: Islamic extremists behind attack on ex-president
A top official in the Maldives says Islamic extremists were responsible for an explosion earlier this week that critically wounded the former president

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May 08, 2021

Avalanches in the French Alps leave 7 people dead
Local authorities say two separate avalanches in the Savoie region of the French Alps killed seven people

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May 08, 2021

Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute
Congo's president, the current head of the African Union, has held talks with Sudanese and Egyptian leaders

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May 08, 2021

Faye Schulman, partisan photographer who captured Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, dies at 101
Operating in the forests of Eastern Europe, she wielded a camera along with her gun, documenting the partisan cause in riveting historical photographs.

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May 08, 2021

Bomb kills at least 30 near girls' school in Afghan capital
Afghan authorities say a bomb exploded near a girls' school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many of them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old

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May 08, 2021

Mass murder and the sin of silence
The Kaniyat brutalized this town for years. No one stopped them. No one held them to account.

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May 08, 2021

French court to decide landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange
Though U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War get disability benefits, no Vietnamese civilian has won a case like this.

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May 08, 2021

In Scotland, parliament election count key test for pro-independence push of Scottish National Party
The May 6 election served as a proxy on whether Scotland should quit the United Kingdom or remain a part of it.

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May 08, 2021

Bombing outside Kabul girls school kills at least 25
The bombing, which occurred as school was letting out for the day, also wounded more than 50 people, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. The attack is the deadliest to strike the Afghan capital in months.

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May 08, 2021

Palestinians and Israeli police clash in Jerusalem over planned Arab evictions
More than 200 people were injured. Officials brace for more protests in coming days.

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May 08, 2021

The Taliban is targeting areas around key provincial capitals, looking for weak spots as foreign troops withdraw
Unlike other Taliban offensives in recent months, these have not triggered a barrage of heavy U.S. air support, according to local officials.

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May 08, 2021

South Africa's royal scandal: New Zulu king's claim disputed
A new Zulu king in South Africa has been named amid scenes of chaos as other members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulu's claim to the title

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May 08, 2021

Pakistan opposition leader prevented from leaving country
A party spokesperson in Pakistan says authorities at the international airport in Lahore turned back the country's ailing opposition leader who has been charged with corruption, preventing him from traveling abroad for medical treatment

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May 08, 2021

India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns
Two southern states in India have become the latest to declare lockdowns, as cases surge at breakneck speed across the country

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May 08, 2021

Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police
The Palestinian emergency service says more than 200 people were wounded in a night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem, where tensions have soared in recent weeks

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May 08, 2021

Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops; no casualties
The U.S. coalition and Iraq's military say a drone strike targeted a military base in Iraq that hosts U.S. troops

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May 08, 2021

Harris urges cooperation to stem the tide of migrants in meeting with Mexico's López Obrador
The vice president met with the leader of Mexico by video Friday and plans to visit the country in June.

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May 08, 2021

In India's surge, a religious gathering attended by millions helped the virus spread
The giant festival was one source of infections as cases skyrocketed, according to local officials, religious leaders and media reports.

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May 08, 2021

Dozens injured in Jerusalem clashes between Palestinians and police
Building tensions erupted in the Old City; Officials brace for more protests in coming days.

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May 08, 2021

Covid-19 live updates: CDC acknowledges airborne transmission
Chinese vaccine-maker Sinopharm was listed for emergency authorization by the World Heath Organization Friday in a move expected to bolster the global supply of coronavirus vaccines.

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May 07, 2021

Ahead of Harris meeting, Mexico president accuses US
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that Mexico has complained to U.S. officials about their alleged financing for an anticorruption group that he said has engaged in political activity against his administration

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May 07, 2021

Mexico City exhales as COVID-19 infections fall
Mexico City's government says that the public hospital network dedicated to fighting COVID-19 is experiencing its lowest rate occupancy of the pandemic and the city is slightly easing some restrictions

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May 07, 2021

Palestinian worshippers, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem
Palestinian worshippers have clashed with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City as tensions are again soaring between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem

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May 07, 2021

Spain cracks down on saffron crime ring, arresting 17 in raid
By importing Iranian saffron and labeling it as Spanish saffron, a shadowy organization "caused enormous economic damage to the Spanish saffron sector," authorities said.

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May 07, 2021

Top US, China and Russia diplomats urge global cooperation
The top diplomats from the United States, China and Russia are urging strengthened global cooperation, recognizing the need to tackle growing global challenges and an unprecedented pandemic

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May 07, 2021

WHO grants emergency use authorization for Chinese-made Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine
The step means that the vaccine, developed by Sinopharm with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, can be used to bolster WHO-backed efforts such as the Covax initiative to share doses equitably around the world.

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May 07, 2021

WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine
The World Health Organization has given its authorization for emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm

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May 07, 2021

US envoy in Sudan in a bid to resolve Ethiopia's dam dispute
The U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa is in Sudan's capital, Khartoum

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May 07, 2021

Liechtenstein prince accused of poaching Europe's largest bear
Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein was granted a permit to kill a female bear who had been menacing a village in the Carpathian Mountains, according to environmental groups. But somehow Arthur, who lived in a nature reserve nearby, ended up getting killed instead.

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May 07, 2021

French arrest 3 reported neo-Nazis suspected of attack plot
Two men and a woman, alleged neo-Nazis, were arrested this week in eastern France after investigators uncovered a plan an attack on at least one Masonic lodges, the French media reported Friday

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May 07, 2021

Australian basketball star threatens Tokyo boycott over ‘whitewashing' in country's Olympic promotions
Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has blasted her country's Olympic officials over 'whitewashing' in their promotional materials.

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May 07, 2021

Bosnia Serbs honor controversial Nobel Literature winner
Bosnian Serbs have honored the controversial 2019 Nobel Literature Prize winner Peter Handke, who is known for his apologist views over Serb war crimes during the 1990s' wars in the Balkans

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May 07, 2021

US citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife
Police in Thailand say they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife

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