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Concerned about the spread of Ebola, CDC lays out new rules for travelers from Congo, Guinea

Beginning March 4, health officials will require travelers from he Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Guinea to provide contact information. Officials will also begin directing flights from those countries to six airports in the U.S.

Covid-19 live updates: States’ decisions to lift mask mandates and restrictions are ‘ill-advised,’ Fauci says

Health officials reacted with concern, warning that lifting restrictions too early risked another surge of the virus.

Israeli environment minister says Iran caused oil spill that coated country’s coastline

Gila Gamliel blamed one of the nation’s worst ecological disasters on an act of “environmental terrorism.” But other Israeli government officials, including some in her ministry, expressed skepticism about the claim, according to local media reports.

Buckingham Palace to investigate whether Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, bullied her staff

A newspaper has reported that the duchess was accused in a 2018 complaint of bullying staff, especially young women, “to the point of tears.”

U.S. contractor dies as rocket attacks in Iraq pose fresh challenge to Biden

The Pentagon said the contractor died of a heart attack while seeking shelter.

German intelligence agency places far-right AfD party under watch for extremism

The move comes ahead of elections in Germany this year as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down.

Islamic State in Afghanistan claims slaying of three female journalists

The three women were reportedly gunned down as they walked home from work.

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Olympics organizers near a decision to ban overseas spectators for Tokyo Games

Plans for the Olympics are taking shape, with most athletes vaccinated, probably no overseas spectators and limits on domestic fans.
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How the coronavirus devastated a generation

In Italy, a year of covid-19 concentrated its blow on a single, already-vulnerable age group.

Fans frustrated by removal of hundreds of K-pop songs from Spotify amid licensing dispute

One month after launching in South Korea, Spotify has removed hundreds of popular K-pop artists from its global catalogue, amid a dispute with a South Korean distributor with its own music streaming service.

Vaccinated Pope Francis heads to Iraq amid covid outbreak

Cases are spiking at more than 4,500 new infections a day.

The ‘free world’ keeps shrinking

The latest annual report on “Freedom in the World” by a major Washington pro-democracy organization provides grim reading.

Texas ends mask requirement at critical moment in pandemic

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) lifted the state’s mask requirement on Tuesday at a moment when public health officials are warning that new, more transmissible variants could be taking hold.

Bunny Wailer, one of the founders of reggae music, dies at 73

With Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, he launched the group the Wailers, which carried Jamaica’s reggae music to the world.

When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for role in Khashoggi killing, fake Twitter accounts went to war

The influence campaign, carried out by dozens of Saudi-based Twitter accounts, sought to deflect responsibility for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

279 Nigerian schoolgirls released days after raid on boarding school, officials say

“This news bring overwhelming joy,” Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said.

China’s Two Sessions: What to watch on Hong Kong, child policy and tech competition

Chinese leaders could use the year's biggest political gathering to accelerate their push for technological self-sufficiency and tighten their grip over Hong Kong.

Hong Kong bail hearings in national security case sound alarm for city’s courts

The prosecution of 47 democracy activists for participating in a primary vote is the widest use of a draconian law that Beijing imposed on the financial center.
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Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens

Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries, are headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting how those that loosen restrictions despite warnings from scientists see a spike in the pandemic while others that keep social distancing measures in place are able to reopen their economies sooner
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6 men found dead in cartel-type vests in Mexico border area

Authorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas say six men wearing vests with the initials of a notorious drug cartel have been found dead near the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas
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Israel suspects Iran connection to Mediterranean oil spill

Israeli authorities said that a Libyan-owned tanker believed to be smuggling oil from Iran to Syria was responsible for spilling tons of crude into the eastern Mediterranean last month, causing one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters
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Google ends sale of ads using individual web tracking data

Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from Chrome browsers
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Ethiopia now calls Axum massacre allegations ‘credible’

Ethiopia says it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum, where The Associated Press and Amnesty International have separately documented a massacre of several hundred people
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