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Covid-19 live updates: U.S. reveals plan for sharing 55 million vaccine doses globally

The World Health Organization has called inequitable distribution of vaccines the biggest threat to ending the pandemic.

Scientists moved Tasmanian devils to protect them. Now the predators are imperiling penguins.

Researchers tried to save Tasmanian devils from a face cancer years ago. Nearly a decade later, an entire population of penguins has been wiped out from an Australian island.

Raisi says Iran’s ballistic missiles are ‘not negotiable’ — and he doesn’t want to meet Biden

Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric and former judiciary chief, is a hard-line conservative who enjoyed the backing of Iran’s supreme leader and allied security services in last week’s presidential election.

They disappeared after encounters with Nigeria’s security forces. Where are their bodies?

Some families found their loved ones in mortuaries and anatomy labs.
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Ethiopians vote in new era of division under Abiy Ahmed

Once seen as a unifier and peacemaker, the 44-year-old prime minister has presided instead over a series of crises.

British reality TV show ‘Love Island,’ linked to string of suicides, prepares to return — this time with a warning

Broadcaster ITV announced better care for contestants and is asking viewers to "think before you post."

Ethiopia’s historic election overshadowed by a cascade of crises and conflict

Ethiopia is set to hold a twice-delayed national election on Monday in what the government has heralded as a long-awaited emergence into multi-party democracy.

Spanish prime minister says Catalan separatists convicted of sedition will be pardoned

The move is a bid to defuse tensions in Spain’s deadlocked political crisis.

Japan to allow up to 10,000 domestic spectators at Olympic venues despite covid concerns

Organizers have also warned they could revisit the decision if the coronavirus infection situation changes dramatically.

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily could shut under government pressure within days

The effort to silence the newspaper is emblematic of Beijing’s broader crackdown.

Colombians have thronged to anti-government protests. Hundreds have gone missing.

Eighty-four remain unaccounted for.
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Attacks in Mexican border city kill at least 14 people

Reynosa, about 10 miles from McAllen, Tex., has seen a wave of violence.

French far right falls short of expectations in elections but could still win a key region

Exit polls showed Marine Le Pen’s National Rally with a first-round lead in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

Ugandan Olympian tests positive for virus upon arrival in Japan, the first detection as athletes head to Tokyo

Uganda’s team was reportedly all vaccinated with AstraZeneca and tested negative for the virus before departure.

American student found dead in Russia after texting mom: ‘I hope I’m not being abducted’

Serou, a former Marine, moved to Russia in 2019 to study law.

Lotteries as public health incentives began before covid-19

As U.S. states adopt vaccine lotteries, the idea, championed by global health researchers, has begun to catch on.

Israel struggles to restore vaccine swap deal after Palestinians reject doses for being too old

Some 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine delivered to the West Bank on Friday are headed for the trash because of their imminent expiration.

Death of famed Afghan commander in Taliban massacre highlights the country’s struggles and fears

Col. Sohrab Azimi was among 23 commandos killed as the insurgent group seeks to make gains with the U.S. military leaving the fight.

Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi consolidates hard-line grip as reformers pushed aside

Raisi has expressed a willingness to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but his presidency marked a sharp departure from the Rouhani era.

What to know about Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi

The 60-year-old hard-line cleric is a close confidant of Iran's supreme leader.
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Mexican police identify corpse of Indigenous activist

Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Sonora have identified a badly decayed corpse as that of an Indigenous rights leader who disappeared almost four weeks ago
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Taliban take key Afghan district, adding to string of gains

Local police say Taliban fighters have taken control of a key district in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province and encircled the provincial capital
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Mexico president to investigate border shooting of innocents

Mexico’s president is vowing to investigate the border shootings that left 19 dead
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Fires destroy 2 churches on Canadian Indigenous reserves

Canadian police say two Roman Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in British Columbia have burned to the ground in overnight fires
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Mexican president replaces head of anti-corruption agency

Mexico’s president has announced he is replacing the head of the government’s anti-corruption agency, saying more reforms are needed
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