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Feb 15, 2021

The world needs more vaccines. But an Italian venture to fill the gap is facing novel obstacles.
Italian officials are optimistic about ReiThera's vaccine — if the company can secure scarce key supplies and answer ethical questions about testing.

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Feb 15, 2021

Some foreign nationals are getting coronavirus vaccines in the United States
Difficult issues of immigration and health policy are playing out in border states.

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Feb 15, 2021

Seoul offered free coronavirus tests for pets and soon found its first case in a lethargic, vomiting cat
Medical experts say there is no evidence the virus can be passed from pets to humans.

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Feb 15, 2021

Russia's opposition is regrouping for a spring offensive. Here is why.
After facing withering crackdowns, allies of jailed anti-Putin leader Alexei Navalny are looking ahead to elections later this year.

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Feb 15, 2021

Russians grumbled over last year's mild winter. Now Moscow has a ‘snow apocalyse.'
When winter slams Moscow, the city doesn't miss a beat.

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Feb 15, 2021

Two tiger cubs probably died of covid-19, reports Pakistani zoo
Six workers at the zoo, including the cubs' handler, have tested positive for the virus.

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Feb 15, 2021

Virus variant first detected in the U.K. has been deadlier, study confirms
The latest study drew from a larger sample size than an initial report in January, which also found that the variant could be far more dangerous.

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Feb 15, 2021

Carlos Menem, flamboyant Argentine president who tried to tame inflation, dies at 90
He engineered a stunning economic turnaround, then was blamed for an even more dramatic financial collapse after he left office.

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Feb 15, 2021

First known patient reinfected with South Africa coronavirus variant is in critical condition
It is rare for recovered coronavirus patients to become reinfected with the virus, experts say. But they caution that further research is needed into the cross-immunity between newly sequenced variants.

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Feb 15, 2021

Guinea declares new Ebola epidemic, five years after West Africa's deadliest outbreak
It's the first resurgence there since the hemorrhagic fever devastated three nations during the 2014-2016 crisis.

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Feb 15, 2021

How the pandemic has upended the annual migration of Canada's snowbirds
Those who traveled face expensive new border controls — and the disapproval of their countrymen.

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Feb 15, 2021

It was a milestone for Mexico's democracy. Now López Obrador wants to get rid of the country's freedom of information institute.
The president calls the transition to democracy mostly a sham. Critics say the effort shows his authoritarian tendencies.

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Feb 15, 2021

Jorge Morel, revered classical guitarist and composer, dies at 89
He added a vast repertoire to his instrument and performed to packed concerts around the world.

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Feb 15, 2021

Kurdish militants executed 13 Turkish citizens in Iraq, Turkey says
The bodies, including those of security personnel, were found during a Turkish operation in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which denied it had executed prisoners.

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Feb 15, 2021

Moderna agreed to ‘equitable access' for its coronavirus vaccine, but most of its doses are going to wealthy countries
The U.S. company has not contributed to Covax or signed any deals with low-income nations.

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Feb 15, 2021

Number of Israelis reinfected by South African variant rises to 3, raising concerns
The third such reported case of reinfection is a sobering development that threatens to upend Israel's strategy to reopen society.

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Feb 15, 2021

Oxford-AstraZeneca begins a vaccine trial for children. It's the youngest group yet to be tested.
The Oxford/Astra Zeneca trial will test the vaccine on children 6 to 17 years old.

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Feb 15, 2021

Powerful undersea earthquake strikes near Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear site; no tsunami threat
An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's east coast on Saturday evening, but there was no risk of a tsunami, Japan's meteorological agency said.

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Feb 15, 2021

Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their second baby, spokeswoman confirms
The child will be eighth in line to the British throne.

Washington Post World News
Feb 11, 2021

Migration through Panama resumes after pandemic lockdown
After nearly a year stalled in migrant camps at the edge of the jungle, hundreds of migrants have begun to move across Panama and into neighboring Costa Rica in recent weeks

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Feb 11, 2021

Cooped up in the pandemic, Chinese couples were not in the mood for love
The number of newborns registered in China plunged last year, exacerbating concerns about declining birthrates.

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Feb 11, 2021

After Wuhan mission on pandemic origins, WHO team dismisses lab leak theory
But the U.N. health agency, on a tight 12-day schedule, left open other options for the beginning of the crisis.

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Feb 11, 2021

Biden in call with China's Xi raises human rights, trade
Joe Biden has held his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong

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Feb 11, 2021

UK man convicted in policeman's death leaves Bali prison
A British man convicted of murdering a traffic police officer on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali has walked free from prison after completing his sentence

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Feb 11, 2021

UN: Bring home kids from Syria with possible extremist links
The U.N. counter-terrorism chief is urging the repatriation of tens of thousands of women and children suspected of links to the Islamic State extremist group from Syria and Iraq

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Feb 11, 2021

Reports: Mori to resign Tokyo Olympics over sexist remarks
Pressure is coming from all sides in Japan for Yoshiro Mori to step down as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee

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Feb 11, 2021

Polish media outlets black out pages over proposed tax they say stifles independent press
"It is simply extortion," the news organizations said.

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Feb 11, 2021

Saudi release of prominent activist comes amid effort to rebrand for Biden era
Loujain al-Hathloul, known for her campaign for women's right to drive, had spent nearly three years in custody.

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Feb 11, 2021

Trump tried to block her. Now Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is about to make history.
The Nigerian economist is set to become the first woman and African national in charge of the World Trade Organization.

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Feb 11, 2021

The zero-sum vaccine game: How a dose in the U.S. takes a dose away from a poorer country
Delayed vaccine rollouts in poorer countries mean slower economic recovery in those countries and globally, and higher death tolls among unvaccinated vulnerable populations.

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Feb 11, 2021

They were accused of plotting to overthrow the Modi government. The evidence was planted, a new report says.
A group of Indian activists has spent more than two years in jail on terrorism charges.

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Feb 11, 2021

United Arab Emirates' Hope probe reaches Mars orbit
The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to send a spacecraft to Mars on Tuesday.

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Feb 11, 2021

U.K. coronavirus restrictions to include hotel quarantines, threats of fines and prison
These will be the toughest travel restrictions in Europe.

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Feb 11, 2021

What we know about how the coronavirus started, and why it matters
More than a year after the initial coronavirus cases were uncovered in Wuhan, China, the origin of the virus remains a mystery.

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Feb 11, 2021

As WHO coronavirus mission leaves empty-handed, China claims propaganda win
The trip yielded scant new information on the pandemic's origins but plenty of ammunition for Beijing, which has spread the view that the virus came from elsewhere.

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Feb 11, 2021

An E.U. diplomat went to Moscow to build bridges. It didn't go well.
E.U. foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was so badly burned he's now threatening sanctions against the Kremlin.

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Feb 11, 2021

Coronavirus vaccine to ship directly to community health centers under Biden plan
The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it plans to begin shipping vaccines next week directly to federally qualified community health centers, which often serve some of the nation's most vulnerable populations.

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Feb 11, 2021

Denmark says it has U.K. coronavirus variant under control, for now
But the progress has been hard won and could be temporary.

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Feb 11, 2021

Did we underestimate Russia's vaccine?
At least 20 countries have approved the use of the Sputnik V vaccine, marking a rare soft-power victory for Moscow.

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Feb 11, 2021

Maduro touts miracle cure to mask massive problem: Venezuela can't (or won't) get vaccines
The authoritarian leader deploys magical realism in the battle against the coronavirus.

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Feb 11, 2021

New Ebola case in Congo likely linked to virus that remained active in survivor's semen
Growing evidence indicates Ebola can live on in semen for years.

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Feb 11, 2021

New Zealand Parliament scraps tie requirement after Maori MP ejected from chamber over dress code tiff
Rawiri Waititi is the head of New Zealand's Maori Party.

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Feb 11, 2021

Kiddie pools, gowns and dinosaurs: Demonstrations against military rule in Myanmar get creative
Some peaceful protesters, despite the gravity of their demonstrations, have turned to humor to get their message across.

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Feb 11, 2021

In Myanmar coup, grievance and ambition drove military chief's power grab
As soldiers and police seek to suppress protests, Min Aung Hlaing's refusal to compromise raises the likelihood of a wider crackdown.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Israel on cusp of fourth national elections in two years
Israel appears headed to its fourth election in two years after a last-ditch effort to keep the government afloat and push off the automatic dissolution of parliament failed

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

In South Africa, child homicides show violence ‘entrenched'
Official crime figures show around 1,000 children are murdered every year in South Africa, nearly three a day

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Indonesia leader reshuffles Cabinet amid virus crisis, graft
Indonesia's president has announced a Cabinet reshuffle after the arrest of two of his ministers on corruption charges and his administration's lackluster pandemic response

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Kushner joins Israelis on landmark visit to Morocco
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a delegation from Israel to Morocco

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Filipinos go the whole hog at Christmas. But coronavirus is crimping a yuletide tradition.
Pandemic hardships put a brake on festive feasts in one of the world's most Christian countries.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Israeli government on the verge of collapse after lawmakers fail to reach budget compromise
The parliament will dissolve at midnight Tuesday, triggering new elections in March as Israel returns to political chaos.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Iraq wants thousands displaced by the ISIS war to go home. They may be killed if they do.
With nearly a quarter million Iraqis still in refugee camps in the fall, the government began shutting them down.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Israel is starting to vaccinate, but Palestinians may have to wait months
Both the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a growing gap between rich and poor countries could keep vaccines from the West Bank and Gaza as the virus surges.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

More Americans are traveling to Mexico's Riviera Maya than ever before. The parties have led to more coronavirus cases.
The parties in Tulum haven't stopped in a state where tourism has been deemed an "essential" service.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Nepal's parliament dissolved amid power struggle in the ruling party
Fresh elections have been announced for spring of 2021 — a year ahead of schedule.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Japan had ordered enough vaccines for the whole country. Now it has to overcome a history of vaccine mistrust.
A deep skepticism about vaccine safety runs through Japan, fed by memories of forced vaccinations by U.S. forces after World War II.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Report accuses Saudi Arabia, UAE of probably hacking phones of over three dozen journalists in London, Qatar
Using a so-called "zero-click exploit," NSO Group's Pegasus spyware allegedly broke into cellphones without any interaction from their targets, Citizen Lab found.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Philippine cop shoots dead mother and son on camera, reigniting nation's debate over police impunity
Thousands have died at the hands of police in President Duterte's war on drugs.

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Dec 22, 2020

Police killed at least 20 Kenyans while enforcing coronavirus rules. Hopes for justice are fading.
Since 2011, less than 1 percent of police officers charged with crimes have been convicted.

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Dec 22, 2020

E.U. regulator authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with hopes to speed doses to all 27 member countries
The doses will be allocated based on population, and each country will pay the same price.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Hong Kong's highest court upholds ban on masks at protests
The ruling represents a victory for the Hong Kong government at a time when the city's courts are under intense scrutiny.

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Dec 22, 2020

Ezra Vogel, Harvard scholar who bridged U.S. and East Asia, dies at 90
He examined the rise of two superpowers, Japan and China, and wrote a prizewinning biography of Deng Xiaoping.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Countries across Europe halt flights from Britain over concerns about coronavirus mutation
The European Council has scheduled a crisis meeting for Monday morning to discuss the mutation.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Chinese and Russian vaccines remain unproven — but desperate countries plan to use them anyway
After initial skepticism in the West, coronavirus vaccines backed by Moscow and Beijing become players in the global effort.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Britain tightens lockdowns over virus mutation with ‘significantly faster' transmission rates
The coronavirus variant is believed to spread faster, but does not appear more deadly or resistant to vaccines.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Britain's holiday tradition of outrageous pantomime theater has a pandemic plot twist: Drive-in shows
Audience participation is encouraged at "panto" shows. This year, it's car horns and flashing head lights.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

What's reopened and what's still restricted in 16 cities around the world
Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

U.K. coronavirus mutation prompts more travel bans and major disruptions at ports
France's ban on freight stranded huge numbers of trucks.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Trump administration weighing legal immunity for Saudi crown prince in alleged assassination plot
Riyadh has asked the State Department to shield Mohammed bin Salman from a U.S. lawsuit by a former Saudi intelligence officer who claims he was targeted days after Jamal Khashoggi's death in 2018.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Taiwan snaps world's longest covid-free streak after pilot infects local resident
After having no new local cases since April, authorities are considering enforcing tougher quarantine rules for flight crews.

Washington Post World News
Dec 22, 2020

Russia hits more EU officials with entry bans over Navalny
Moscow is expanding the list of European officials barred from entering Russia in response to the European Union's sanctions over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Washington Post World News
Dec 15, 2020

Respiratory therapist receives Puerto Rico's 1st vaccine
A respiratory therapist who treated the first two COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Puerto Rico has become the first person in the U.S. territory to be vaccinated against the virus

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Dec 15, 2020

Russia's Putin, Mexico's López Obrador recognize Biden's win, more than a month after the election
The leaders delayed their congratulations until after the electoral college made the U.S. president-elect's win official.

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Dec 15, 2020

U.S. lifts Sudan's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism
The move will hasten Sudan's reintegration into the global economy after years of isolation.

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Dec 15, 2020

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears
Hundreds more U.S. hospitals have started inoculating their workers as a second COVID-19 vaccine moves toward government authorization

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Dec 15, 2020

Xi's China is preparing for a new world order
China's nationalist theorists have their own view of a post-liberal future.

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Dec 15, 2020

Canada getting 168K Moderna vaccine doses before year end
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is contracted to receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before the end of December, pending approval by Canada's health regulator

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Dec 15, 2020

‘Twitter killer,' who dismembered nine victims, receives death sentence in Japan
Takahiro Shiraishi lured women and girls to his apartment, then murdered them.

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Dec 15, 2020

Boko Haram claims abduction of students in northern Nigeria
Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week

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Dec 15, 2020

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of over 300 boys in Nigeria, marking an alarming move west
The mass abductions happened far from where the extremist group normally operates.

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Dec 15, 2020

Facing Christmas lockdown, Germany says no singing in church, no mulled wine and no New Year's fireworks
New measures — announced Sunday by Chancellor Angela Merkel — resemble the country's lockdown in the spring.

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Dec 15, 2020

Four years after it became a symbol of Europe's failures, migrants are still stranded in Calais
There was a surge this year in attempts to cross from France to Britain by raft.

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Dec 15, 2020

Hopes for a ‘normal' Christmas fade as pandemic rages in Europe and North America
In Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, high coronavirus case levels and new restrictions have dashed hopes of a holiday lull.

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Dec 15, 2020

Hungary approves constitutional change to effectively ban adoption by same-sex couples
A constitutional amendment passed in Hungary will restrict LGBT rights and limit opposition to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, critics say.

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Dec 15, 2020

El Salvador ready to accept asylum seekers sent from U.S. border, DHS says
Trump administration finalizes third Asylum Cooperation Agreement, but the fate of the program under Biden is unknown.

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Dec 15, 2020

Europe wanted to keep schools open this winter. Coronavirus surges have disrupted those plans.
Among the nations planning to change course are Germany and the Netherlands.

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Dec 15, 2020

Explosion from ‘external source' strikes oil tanker in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia; port shut
The explosion was the latest in a series of attacks on tankers or oil facilities in and around Saudi Arabia during the war in neighboring Yemen.

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Dec 15, 2020

E.U. proposes sweeping new rules for online business that could force fundamental changes for digital giants
The regulations could curtail the way companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon use their vast stores of data and require them to more strictly police content.

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Dec 15, 2020

Deputy governor of Kabul slain in targeted killing
The killing comes as assassinations are on the rise across Afghanistan, undermining faith in the government's ability to keep its citizens safe.

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Dec 15, 2020

Package-tour diplomacy: Thousands of Israeli tourists flock to Dubai after peace deal
‘This feels like the Iron Curtain lifting,' said one Israeli visitor.

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Dec 15, 2020

People affiliated with French military used Facebook to meddle in Africa
The French network did online combat with Russian actors over the upcoming election in the Central African Republic.

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Dec 15, 2020

Mexico lashes out at U.S. with law expected to harm cooperation on drug fight
The measure reflects Mexico's anger over the recent detention of a former defense minister.

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Dec 15, 2020

Israeli court backs extradition in Australia child sex case
Israel's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal challenging the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, clearing the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal saga

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Dec 15, 2020

In Philippines drug war, ICC sees ‘reasonable basis' for crimes against humanity
Thousands of people have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016.

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Dec 15, 2020

Janine de Greef, Belgian who helped smuggle downed Allied airmen to safety, dies at 95
She was a teenager when she assisted in an effort to get hundreds of airmen out of Nazi-occupied territory to safety in Spain.

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Dec 15, 2020

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned by Russian state security team, report says
The investigative website Bellingcat said "voluminous" telecom and travel data implicates the Kremlin.

Washington Post World News
Dec 12, 2020

AstraZeneca and Russia's Sputnik V lab to share data in seeking coronavirus vaccine advances
The effort will explore combinations of common-cold viruses as researchers look ahead to next-generation vaccines.

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Dec 12, 2020

At one Brazil hospital, the ICU is full of COVID-19 patients
Across Brazil, many hospitals are filling up again with COVID-19 patients

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Dec 12, 2020

As the world executes fewer prisoners, the U.S. government is executing ever more
The Trump administration is at odds with a larger trend of declining executions worldwide.

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Dec 12, 2020

Alex Olmedo, first male Latin American Grand Slam singles champion, dies at 84
He won Wimbledon and the Australian Championships in 1959, becoming the first Latin American man to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Washington Post World News
Dec 12, 2020

Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues
The global chemical weapons watchdog is criticizing Syria for failing to declare a chemical weapons production facility and respond to 18 other issues

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