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(Niha Masih/The Washington Post)
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In India, as the virus abates, a hunger crisis persists

With high unemployment and a record contraction in the economy during the pandemic, many families in India can scarcely afford three meals a day.

With North Korea's Kim snubbing talks, Seoul kindles ‘long shot’ bid for Pope Francis to help

South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves office in May. He is now looking anywhere to help open channels with Kim Jong Un.

Omicron identified in Hong Kong quarantine hotel cases, likely spread through hallway

The lack of contact between the travelers, confirmed by a review of surveillance camera footage, suggested that “airborne transmission” in the hallway was the most likely way the virus spread between the two people.

Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison

The ruling is the first in a series of criminal cases that could see the 76-year-old Nobel laureate detained for the rest of her life.

Far-right French presidential candidate put in headlock by protester at rally

Éric Zemmour, who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump, was grabbed around the neck at his first rally for the French presidency.

Return to Iran nuclear deal remains an elusive prospect

If talks in Vienna lead nowhere, U.S. diplomats have suggested they would consider other options.

Denmark sees ‘concerning’ jump in omicron cases — a warning sign for Europe

The country is a leader in the sequencing of variants, acting as an early warning system for the continent. Omicron cases in Denmark rose from 18 on Friday to 183 on Sunday.

Pope Francis, visiting Greek razor wire-fenced migrant camp, challenges Europe to live up to its human rights ideals

The pontiff, who has long advocated for migrants, vented his frustration at the bloc’s treatment of asylum seekers.

Snotty-nosed hippos test positive for coronavirus in Belgium, the first known cases in species

It is unclear how Imani, 14, and Hermien, 41, contracted the virus.

North Korea heads into ‘tense’ winter: Closed borders and food supplies in question

Kim Jong Un has signaled that a difficult winter is ahead, but full details on crops and trade remain closely guarded by his regime.

At least 13 dead after Indonesia’s towering Semeru volcano erupts in huge plume of ash

At least 13 people were killed and 41 people were injured after Mount Semeru erupted on Saturday.

Clashes break out in Jerusalem after Palestinian who stabbed Israeli is killed by police

Video taken near the scene of the stabbing shows Israeli border police fatally shooting the Palestinian attacker while he was on the ground.

Assad’s tightening grip

In an escalating campaign, the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his financially strapped regime have raided and seized dozens of businesses, even targeting foreign corporations and family enterprises that stuck by him during a decade of war.

Omicron possibly more infectious because it shares genetic code with common cold coronavirus, study says

As a virus evolves to become more transmissible, it generally “loses” traits that are likely to cause severe disease, researchers said.

An Italian anti-vaxxer wanted a health certificate, so he wore a fake arm to his coronavirus vaccination

“The incident would border on the ridiculous, were it not for the fact that we are talking about an extremely serious act,” an Italian official said.

Iran nuclear talks have resumed in Vienna. Here’s what to know about the status of the negotiations.

Iran and world powers are again negotiating the 2015 nuclear accord. But serious obstacles to reviving the deal remain.

Lamine Diack, disgraced leader of international athletic organization, dies at 88

He led the powerful IAAF but was linked to bribery scandals involving doping and the awarding of Olympic sites.
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Belarus hits back over new sanctions by U.S. and allies

Measures from U.S, E.U., Canada and Britain seek to punish Lukashenko over migrant crisis and other actions.

‘Joy born from the womb of sadness’: When Pope Francis flew 12 people out of Europe’s biggest migrant camp

The pope returns to Lesbos, Greece, this week to highlight migrants. This is what happened in 2016.

U.S. white supremacists blamed for targeting Aboriginal Australians with coronavirus vaccine misinformation

Officials in Western Australia, led by Premier Mark McGowan, said some misinformation was coming from Facebook groups, including one with a cover image of Donald Trump.
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Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Winners of the 2021 Nobel Prizes are receiving their awards in scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times
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Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates has met with Iran’s hard-line president in Tehran
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Japan has 3rd omicron case as Kishida vows strict response

Japan has confirmed a third case of the new omicron COVID-19 variant
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Maxwell family seek food, soap for sister as trial continues

The family of the British woman charged with helping the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls has asked the U_S_ attorney general to improve the treatment she is receiving during her trial “in the interest of justice and common humanity.”
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Pope returning home after trip focused on helping migrants

Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Greece by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise easy pleasures
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