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Covid-19 live updates: CDC director urges parents to vaccinate children

In testimony before a Senate committee, the CDC director encouraged children to ask for the vaccine if their parents are hesitant.

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalates toward all-out war

Officials said at least 30 Gazans died in retaliatory attacks as Hamas fired rockets at Israeli cities, killing at least three people.

In southern Israel, a barrage of rockets kills 2 and sends residents scrambling for shelter

In the Gaza Strip, 30 people were killed Tuesday, among them 10 children, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

Violence in Gaza Strip escalated Tuesday after a night of Israeli airstrikes.

Here’s how rockets from Gaza test Israel’s Iron Dome

Amid spiraling violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem, a familiar sound has returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.

Moments before the blast, she ushered her children inside. She wasn’t so lucky herself.

Israel’s retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza have caused widespread damage and disrupted daily lives.
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The U.K. is set to pursue a ban on ‘conversion therapy.’ Here’s where other countries stand on the issue.

Tuesday’s announcement positions the U.K. closer to joining only a handful of other countries with nationwide bans against conversion therapy. Here’s a look at where the practice stands globally.

At least 9 dead in rare Russian school shooting

Video footage showed children jumping from school windows to escape the gunfire.

Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t wear a mask or crown as she opens U.K. parliament and outlines Boris Johnson’s agenda

It was the public’s first glimpse of the 95-year-old monarch since the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, three weeks ago at Windsor Castle.

British elections send a message to Trump, GOP and Biden’s Democrats

The tug and pull of cultural and economic issues and changing coalitions affect both parties.

Deadly ‘black fungus’ cases add to India’s covid crisis

Doctors are alarmed by the increase in mucormycosis, with the rare infection on the rise due to overuse of steroids to treat covid-19.

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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The U.S. calls for ‘calm’ between Israelis and Palestinians. But it’s 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.

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.

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 200 rockets toward Jerusalem and southern Israel.
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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.

U.S. Navy shares photos of enormous Arabian Sea weapons seizure

The weapons may have been heading to Yemen, U.S. officials said.

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.

German priests defy Pope Francis with blessings of same-sex unions

The coordinated ceremonies were a direct response to a Vatican order.

Photos: After Jerusalem erupts, deadly strikes and clashes spread across Israel and the Palestinian territories

A day of upheaval at the holy sites of this contested city quickly widened into a night of warlike violence in communities across the country early Tuesday, with hundreds of rockets from the Gaza Strip causing injuries in Israeli neighborhoods and retaliatory airstrikes killing at least 22 Gazans, according to officials there.
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Peru to investigate 'empty syringes' vaccination scandal

Peru’s Health Ministry says it is investigating nurses who are accused of trying to inoculate patients with empty syringes during the country’s coronavirus vaccination campaign
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Suez Canal chief: Vessel impounded amid financial dispute

Egyptian authorities have impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner
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Group: Sudan forces disperse protest in Khartoum; 2 killed

A medical group in Sudan says security forces have dispersed a protest in the capital of Khartoum, causing two deaths and more than 15 injuries
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Venezuela opposition leader calls for dialogue with Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader has proposed negotiations with the government of President Nicolás Maduro to open up the country to a possible recovery from a complex crisis
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Colombian rebel group says it captured 8 Venezuela soldiers

A Colombian rebel group that has been fighting against the Venezuelan army since March, said in a letter addressed to the International Committee of the Red Cross that it has captured eight Venezuelan soldiers, and is trying to find a way to hand them over to human rights groups
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