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Oct 20, 2021

Bombs planted on military bus in Damascus kill at least 14, in deadliest attack in years
Soon after the attack, a Syrian military artillery barrage killed at least 13 people in the rebel enclave of Idlib.

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Oct 20, 2021

Britain's Royal Mint to turn trash to treasure by recovering gold from discarded electronics
The coin maker is working with a start-up to mine mobile phones and laptops at scale for the precious metals embedded within.

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Oct 20, 2021

Chinese city hunts for North Korean defector facing deportation who escaped from prison
Zhu Xianjian, who was apprehended by Chinese authorities within two days of crossing the border, faced deportation after his prison sentence and possible torture upon return to North Korea.

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Oct 20, 2021

Czech police investigate hospitalized president's inner circle in latest twist to deepening constitutional crisis
A Senate report accuses the president's entourage of concealing his condition since he was hospitalized.

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Oct 20, 2021

Edita Gruberova, dazzling operatic soprano, dies at 74
Born in Bratislava, she reigned over world opera stages for decades, thrilling audiences with her shimmering pianissimos and vocal pyrotechnics.

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Oct 20, 2021

Haitian gang that kidnapped 17 from missionary group seeks $1 million ransom per person, justice minister says
The 16 Americans and one Canadian national with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries organization were kidnapped Saturday by 400 Mawozo, a street gang notorious for violent mass kidnappings and a history of targeting religious figures and churches.

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Oct 20, 2021

In secret vaccine contracts with governments, Pfizer took hard line in push for profit, report says
With control over one of the world's most-sought products comes great power.

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Oct 20, 2021

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist for ‘Doctor Dolittle,' dies at 90
He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger' and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.'

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Oct 20, 2021

North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile from a submarine, South says
Tuesday's test, detected by Seoul and Tokyo, was the latest in a series conducted by Pyongyang in recent weeks.

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Oct 20, 2021

North Korea's new sub-launched missile sign of diversifying nuclear arsenal, experts say
The new missile appeared to be a tactical weapon showing its readiness to confront Japan and South Korea, as well as the U.S.

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Oct 20, 2021

Norway revises account of deadly attack: No bow and arrow, and doubts over terrorism
Police now say "illness" is the likely motive after calling it an apparent "terrorist act."

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Oct 20, 2021

Poland triggers an existential crisis for Europe
A senior E.U. official cast Poland's gambit as Europe's Jan. 6 moment, a brazen assault on the legal and political consensus that unites the continental bloc.

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Oct 20, 2021

Russia to host international talks with Taliban as Putin looks for gains in U.S. absence
Wednesday's planned gathering is a test for Russia's effort to boost its regional influence but keep the Taliban at a distance.

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Oct 20, 2021

Top German tabloid Bild removes leading editor over abuse-of-power allegations
Bild is owned by media company Axel Springer, which recently bought Politico.

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Oct 20, 2021

Volcano on Japan island erupts, sending smoke and ash miles high into the sky
Climbers who were on Mount Aso when ash and lava streamed out during a volcanic eruption have come down safely.

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Oct 20, 2021

With aid slow to enter Afghanistan, public health facilities are turning many patients away
One of Kabul's busiest hospitals has had to say no even to patients with high-risk pregnancies.

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Oct 20, 2021

Putin to stay home during climate summit in Glasgow
The Russian leader is still expected to attend via video link.

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Oct 20, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II ‘reluctantly' accepts medical advice to rest, cancels Northern Ireland visit
The 95-year-old monarch is reported to be in "good spirits" but "disappointed" that she will no longer be able to make the trip and undertake her engagements there.

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Oct 20, 2021

Brazilian Senate committee to accuse Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity for covid negligence
A lawmaker who is leading the probe has accused Bolsonaro and other officials of making deliberate decisions that allowed the coronavirus to spread, resulting in unnecessary deaths.

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Oct 07, 2021

The world is questioning Washington's competence, fearing prospect of U.S. default
The political dysfunction on display could further erode perceptions of U.S. leadership on the world stage.

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Oct 07, 2021

Pakistan earthquake kills 20 people, injures hundreds
The 5.9-magnitude tremor jolted many people out of their beds as roofs caved in and walls fell.

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Oct 07, 2021

Harsh public justice and private despair reign in Taliban-ruled Herat
In the city in western Afghanistan, the Taliban has put corpses on display to deter crime.

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Oct 07, 2021

Pakistan earthquake kills at least 20 people, injures hundreds
The 5.9-magnitude tremor jolted many people out of their beds as roofs caved in and walls fell.

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Oct 07, 2021

Seen as contenders for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Climate, vaccines, press freedom and opposition activists
A slew of political activists facing authoritarian regimes are favored, as well as groups involved in distributing vaccines and fighting climate change.

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Oct 07, 2021

Former U.S. foe likely to emerge as kingmaker in Iraqi election — with tacit American backing
Populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is set to consolidate his power in the vote on Sunday.

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Oct 07, 2021

Are Biden and Xi forging a tentative U.S.-China detente? It's complicated.
Small diplomatic breakthroughs have fueled hope that the world's two largest economies have placed a floor — albeit a fragile one — under the spat.

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Oct 07, 2021

U.S. to probe allegations former Afghan president Ghani fled Taliban with millions in cash
Ghani denied reports he left with over $150 million belonging to the Afghan people, calling them "completely and categorically false."

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Oct 07, 2021

‘Two pedals': North Korea sends conflicting messages with missile tests and hints of outreach
Kim Jong Un reopens hotline with the South after spate of missile launches in September.

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Oct 07, 2021

Trudeau says sorry for vacationing on Canada's first Truth and Reconciliation Day
Trudeau admitted that it was "a mistake" not to visit the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation on a day created to commemorate Indigenous victims and survivors of Canada's former residential school system.

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Oct 06, 2021

Outage and whistleblower testimony renew focus on dangers of Facebook's global reach
Facebook is once again mired in mounting troubles that have returned it to the spotlight.

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Oct 06, 2021

First Vatican sexual abuse trial absolves a former altar boy who served the pope
Gabriele Martinelli had a years-long sexual relationship, but there was no evidence of coercion, the judges said.

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Oct 06, 2021

Indonesian activists build museum out of 10,000 items of plastic waste
The group said it wants the exhibition to force visitors to rethink their plastic consumption habits amid the growing problem.

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Oct 06, 2021

Police in Brazil find Nazi memorabilia stash at home of suspected pedophile
The trove of more than 1,000 items included everything from Nazi insignia and uniforms to images of Adolf Hitler.

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Oct 06, 2021

Hundreds of Afghans gather outside passport office as Taliban resumes issuing travel documents
The Taliban said there were no restrictions on who could apply for a passport, though many educated Afghans fled following the Islamist militant takeover, fearing the regime's severe interpretation of sharia law.

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Oct 06, 2021

#MeToo movement in women's soccer goes global as Australia, Venezuela stars allege sexual abuse
Venezuela soccer players, including star forward Deyna Castellanos, condemned reports of sexual abuse by a coach while a retired Australian international said she had been groomed as a teenager.

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Oct 06, 2021

#MeToo movement in women's soccer goes global as Australian, Venezuelan stars allege sexual abuse
Venezuela soccer players, including star forward Deyna Castellanos, condemned reports of sexual abuse by a coach while a retired Australian international said she had been groomed as a teenager.

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Oct 06, 2021

Venezuelan, Australian women's national soccer team players allege years of sexual abuse
Venezuelan soccer players, including star forward Deyna Castellanos, condemned reports of sexual abuse by a coach while a retired Australian international said she had been groomed as a teenager.

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Oct 06, 2021

Russia's rising young Communists pose an unexpected new threat to Putin's grip
With Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny imprisoned, a phalanx of fiery young communists is in the Kremlin's firing line.

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Oct 06, 2021

Chinese jets menace Taiwan, pressuring U.S. support of island's defenses
The displays of military strength place the democratic island at the center of efforts by the United States and its allies to counter Beijing's aggression.

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Oct 06, 2021

In Ukraine, plans for world's largest Holocaust memorial complex can't escape modern feuds
More than 33,000 people were killed in a two-day massacre in 1941. Babyn Yar is now roiled by debate over who should tell its history.

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Oct 06, 2021

NATO expels eight Russian diplomats, alleging they were working as spies
Russian officials said their foreign ministry would retaliate.

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Oct 06, 2021

When will the European Union accept new members? Answer still eludes Balkan leaders.
As the E.U. expansion process has stalled, China and Russia are jockeying for power in the Balkans.

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Oct 06, 2021

When will the European Union accept new members? The answer still eludes Balkan leaders.
As the E.U. expansion process has stalled, China and Russia are jockeying for power in the Balkans.

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Oct 06, 2021

‘Squid Game' is No. 1 on Netflix and South Koreans are using the survival drama to talk about inequality
The popularity of the plot has prompted South Korean politicians across the political spectrum to try to capitalize on the following that "Squid Game" has won.

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Oct 05, 2021

The Pandora Papers' political fallout grows
Among the political elites implicated in the documents are leaders who rose to power vowing to curb corruption and boost transparency.

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Oct 05, 2021

Catholic clergy in France likely abused more than 200,000 minors, independent commission estimates
The report's findings could trigger a public reckoning in a country where church officials long stalled efforts to investigate complicity.

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Oct 05, 2021

‘Everyone here hated the Americans': Rural Afghans live with the Taliban and a painful U.S. legacy
In the hinterlands that were the main battlegrounds of America's longest war, many Afghans view America through the prism of conflict and death.

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Oct 05, 2021

Britain announces inquiry into ‘systemic failures' by police following Sarah Everard murder
Home Secretary Priti Patel said such acts of violence "have no place in our society."

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Oct 05, 2021

Lights, camera, blast off: Rocket launches Russian film crew to make first-ever feature in space
A Soyuz MS-19 launched a Russian actress and director into orbit.

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Oct 05, 2021

‘Hello literally everyone': Twitter flooded with users during Facebook, Instagram outage
For several hours on Monday it was Twitter's world, and we were all just living in it.

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Oct 05, 2021

U.N. weather agency says world ill-prepared for ‘looming water crisis'
Floods, droughts and other water-related disasters are on the rise due to global warming, the World Meteorological Organization said in a new report published Tuesday.

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Oct 05, 2021

Global hunt for looted treasures leads to offshore trusts
Cambodia wants its religious artifacts returned. Dozens tied to an indicted collector remain in the Met and other prominent museums. The Pandora Papers expose his reliance on offshore secrecy.

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Oct 05, 2021

Climate change killed 14% of the world's coral reefs in a decade, study finds
Climate change will kill even more coral reefs if oceans keep getting warmer, scientists warn in a far-reaching study.

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Oct 05, 2021

The U.S. posted a huge reward for a suspected drug kingpin in Guinea-Bissau. But capturing him is complicated.
The former coup leader's army connections have spooked some in the nation of 2 million.

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Oct 05, 2021

Under fire for abuses, Egypt releases human rights strategy to mixed reviews
The government says the new approach is not a response to pressure from the Biden administration.

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Oct 05, 2021

U.S. Army investigating after Confederate flag is raised at barracks in Germany
Defense officials are investigating the raising of a Confederate flag at a U.S. military base in Germany.

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Oct 05, 2021

Singapore passes ‘most powerful' foreign interference law amid fears of ever-shrinking space for dissent
The law would allow authorities to compel Internet service providers and social media platforms to provide user information, block content and remove applications used to spread content deemed hostile.

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Oct 05, 2021

Much of the world relies on WhatsApp. Its outage ground their virtual lives to a halt.
For tens of millions of people worldwide whose personal and professional lives play out on WhatsApp, the instant messaging app's blackout was more than a mere inconvenience.

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Oct 05, 2021

War crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Libya, U.N. finds
Allegations include violence against civilians on the part of foreign mercenaries and human rights violations in prisons.

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Oct 05, 2021

Britain announces inquiry into ‘systematic failures' by police following Sarah Everard murder
Home Secretary Priti Patel said such acts of violence "have no place in our society."

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Oct 05, 2021

New Zealand will phase out its zero-covid strategy, acknowledging it cannot eliminate coronavirus
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country will transition away from harsh lockdowns and instead use vaccines and "everyday public health measures" to keep residents safe.

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Oct 04, 2021

How U.S. sanctions take a hidden toll on Russian oligarchs
Pandora Papers documents show how sanctions afflict Putin insiders — and how far they go to evade them

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Oct 04, 2021

Czech police promise to ‘act upon' Pandora Papers, as revelations about prime minister become campaign topic
The Czech police department said its inquiries would go beyond the prime minister.

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Oct 04, 2021

Bernard Tapie, French business and sports tycoon trailed by scandal, dies at 78
He built the soccer club Olympique de Marseille into a European champion but spent six months in prison for his role in a match-rigging scheme.

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Oct 04, 2021

Provocative Swedish cartoonist hunted by al-Qaeda dies in a car crash
Vilks had lived under police protection for over a decade since al-Qaeda threatened to kill him for his derogatory cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

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Oct 04, 2021

Romanian billionaire dies when his private plane crashes near Milan
Dan Petrescu was killed along with several family members and friends.

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Oct 04, 2021

Deadly, historic Tropical Cyclone Shaheen departs Oman after devastating flooding
At least 13 deaths have been attributed to the storm, which produced as much as four years' worth of rain.

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Aug 05, 2021

Samantha Power has long championed humanitarian intervention. Ethiopia's crisis is putting her to the test.
Power holds the biggest American lever of influence over Addis Ababa: more than $1 billion in annual aid.

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Aug 05, 2021

Shortages, sanctions, protests and pandemic: Daunting challenges await Iran's new president
Ebrahim Raisi, who takes office Thursday, has vowed to heal a "rift" between Iran's people and government.

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Aug 05, 2021

Vaccine boosters become potent symbol of pandemic inequality
The WHO's calls to block vaccine boosters come as many around the world are still waiting for their first doses.

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Aug 05, 2021

U.S. health-care system ranks last among 11 high-income countries, researchers say
One researcher called the findings "a pretty stark indictment of the United States."

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Aug 05, 2021

British police arrest 11 in probe of Euro 2020 racist abuse of Black players
Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were bombarded with abuse on social media following the team's loss to Italy.

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Aug 05, 2021

Buoyed by rising nationalism, China's keyboard warriors take aim at Olympic athletes
The unrelenting fervor of Internet trolls, who have told competitors to "go to hell" and "disappear," seems to have hit fever pitch.

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Aug 05, 2021

Australia to pay hundreds of millions in reparations to Indigenous ‘stolen generations'
Comparable to Native American boarding schools in the United States and the Canadian residential schools for Indigenous children, Australia's program aimed to eliminate all traces of Indigenous culture from their wards.

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Aug 05, 2021

12 swabs and a blood test: Flying around the world in the time of delta
A trip between Asia, Europe and the United States involves navigating constantly shifting goal posts of pandemic travel requirements.

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Aug 05, 2021

A $5,800 whisky bottle Japan gave to Mike Pompeo is missing. The State Department is looking for it.
Gifts from foreign governments are considered U.S. government property.

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Aug 05, 2021

Melbourne plunges back into coronavirus lockdown a week after leaving it
Mystery cases, suspected to be the delta variant, are surfacing as Sydney endures a lengthy shutdown amid a slow vaccine rollout.

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Aug 05, 2021

India's brutal delta-driven wave ended when cases suddenly plunged. Weeks later, the stubborn variant persists.
India's experience with the delta variant offers a preview for other countries as they grapple with it for the first time.

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Aug 05, 2021

In test for Israel's new government, rockets from Lebanon fired into northern Israel
The rockets caused no injuries or damage but marked escalating tensions between Israel and Iran.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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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