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Covid-19 live updates: Scientists call for ‘proper investigation’ into virus origins

In a letter published in the latest edition of the journal Science, the researchers say the findings of a joint investigation by the World Health Organization and China released in March are not sufficiently conclusive.

Israeli forces hit Hamas tunnel network in Gaza as ground troops stand by; more rockets rain down

The fighting appeared poised to intensify, with Israel amassing three brigades near the border and thousands of Muslim worshipers expected to attend Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque.

Next door to hard-hit India, coronavirus cases surge in Nepal

The wave has rapidly overwhelmed hospitals and depleted medical supplies in the Himalayan country of 30 million.

What Netanyahu and Hamas gain as countless suffer

Amid the chaos and trauma of the resurgent conflict, two long-standing foes see their own political fortunes rise.

Israeli forces escalate campaign in Gaza with tanks, artillery, planes; Hamas launches rockets

The Israeli military escalated its campaign against the Hamas militant group in Gaza late Thursday as artillery, tanks and war planes combined in a withering assault on the Palestinian enclave.

Arab Israelis are rising up to protest. Here’s what you need to know about their status in the country.

Many of the Arab Israelis taking part in recent mass protests are angered not only by the ongoing airstrikes against Palestinians but also their own sense of being second-class citizens.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a timeline

Decades of conflict, tensions and the occasional hope for peace.

Canada’s ethics watchdog clears Trudeau in WE Charity scandal

But Mario Dion did not let former finance minister Bill Morneau off the hook, finding he contravened conflict-of-interest laws.

As rival gangs of Jews and Arabs clash on streets, fears mount of irreparable damage to Israeli society

Although there will be an eventual cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, it will be harder to stop the communal violence.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

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

Israel’s military assault on Gaza threatens to worsen the pandemic in the enclave

The violence could undo fragile gains against Gaza’s worst outbreak since the pandemic began.

What weapons do Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have and how powerful are they?

The Gaza Strip militant group has fired rockets and shells at Israeli cities in recent days. Here's a look at what weapons the group has and how powerful they are.

This Siberian town lost everything when the mill closed. It’s now struggling to find a future.

Baikalsk is the Russian version of struggles in America's Rust Belt: idled mills, lost jobs and questions over how to reimagine a way forward.

Widespread blackouts hit Taiwan after power plant trips

Rotating electricity outages were instituted for millions of people islandwide, as the supplier said emergency repairs were underway.
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Germany’s rising Green Party echoes many U.S. policies. That could rattle pipeline plans from Russia.

The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is backed by Angela Merkel, but her time as leader ends later this year.

The battle for Myanmar is far from over

And the pro-democracy movement has proven resilient.

Netanyahu says Israel will escalate military campaign against Hamas

Death toll climbs and Arab-Israeli unrest intensifies as Israel and Gaza slip toward war.

Covid-19 live updates: CDC endorses use of coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

While numbers are declining in every other region globally, cases in India are still soaring and made up half the new cases worldwide over the last week.
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Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press
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South Sudan, nearing 10 years old, struggles for stability

As South Sudan approaches 10 years of being an independent country, many challenges remain for the world’s youngest state
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Underwater quake shakes west Indonesia, no tsunami warning

A strong undersea earthquake has shaken western Indonesia on Friday, but no injuries and damages were immediately reported
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Israeli tanks pound Gaza ahead of possible ground incursion

The Israeli military says it has launched heavy artillery strikes into northern Gaza in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels inside the territory
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Lightning suspected of killing 18 Asiatic elephants in India

Lightning is believed to have killed a herd of 18 wild Asiatic elephants in remote northeastern India
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