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His language is dying. This Senegalese singer is fighting to save it with music.

Menik is one of Senegal’s 25 recognized native languages but one that had only about 3,000 speakers left at last count.
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Covid-19 live updates: India shatters global record as cases surge again

Some officials have expressed concern that the shipments of crucial supplies are being held up at airports and delayed in reaching hospitals that are in desperate need of oxygen equipment, medicines and vaccines.

We’re still living in the age of Napoleon

"Napoleon was a harbinger of the modern world, with all its terrors and abuses, but also all its progress and possibilities."

An Australian mom was convicted of killing her 4 babies. Scientists say she’s innocent.

Ninety prominent scientists argue that genetics, not murder or manslaughter, may explain the deaths that haunted an Australian family.

Here’s just how unequal the global coronavirus vaccine rollout has been

Rich countries have done a far better job of obtaining doses of covid-19 vaccines and administering them than lower-income ones.

Covid reached Everest base camp. Now climbers are trying to prevent its spread amid a record season.

Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in Nepal, raising concerns about the safety of climbers and locals summiting the world’s tallest mountain.

Hopes surge for boosted vaccine supply after U.S. voices support for waiving patents, even as uncertainty remains

The United States announced support for a short-term waiver, infusing hope into global health efforts to ramp up coronavirus vaccine production.

What it means for the U.S. to back waivers on coronavirus vaccine patents

After months of deadlock, the United States has reversed course, coming out in favor of a proposal to waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines at the World Trade Organization.

Brazil shocked by warlike police raid that leaves 25 dead in Rio de Janeiro favela

Even in a city accustomed to extraordinary police violence, the death toll was stunning.

Germany lets the vaccinated have a bit more fun. Teens shut out from the jabs are not happy.

Having a vaccine lifts curfew rules and allows bigger gatherings. But many younger Germans have a long wait.

Why the world’s most vaccinated country is seeing an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases

The Seychelles' situation is being watched closely for what it says about vaccination drives.

Europe's vaccine campaign is accelerating. It expects to match the U.S. by July.

The European Union has fixed some of its logistical problems and is relying heavily on production from Pfizer-BioNTech.

In an Indian city, obituaries reveal missing coronavirus deaths and untold suffering

India reported nearly 4,000 deaths Thursday, its deadliest day to date in the pandemic. The actual toll is likely to be considerably higher.

Vaccination of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr blow to Iraq’s vaccine hesitancy

The photo of the cleric getting vaccinated prompted hundreds to get doses of their own amid Iraq’s faltering immunization efforts.

Man’s barbecue binge sparks new virus curbs in Sydney after month without cases

A grill enthusiast roamed the city while infected, sparking concerns of wider outbreak.

Facebook’s battle with errant world leaders has only just begun

The Oversight Board's ruling on Trump is a warning for other world leaders.

Biden administration will support lifting vaccine patent protections

According to the World Health Organization, of the 832 million vaccine doses administered around the world by mid-April, just 0.2% were given in lower-income countries.
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Pakistan PM heading to Saudi Arabia for talks to boost ties

Pakistan’s foreign ministry says prime minister Imran Khan is preparing to leave for Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit at the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
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India cases hit new record as calls grow for strict lockdown

With coronavirus cases surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough
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India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

Countries fighting new surges of the coronavirus are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster
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Indonesia's Sinabung spews column of volcanic ash into sky

Indonesia’s rumbling Mount Sinabung has spewed a thick column of volcanic ash 1.7 miles into the sky
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Rio's deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse

A bloody, hourslong gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum is echoing into a new day, with authorities saying the police mission successfully eliminated two dozen criminals, while residents and activists claim human rights abuses
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