(Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters)
(Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters)

In India’s surge, a religious gathering attended by millions helped the virus spread

The giant festival was one source of infections as cases skyrocketed, according to local officials, religious leaders and media reports.

Dozens injured in Jerusalem clashes between Palestinians and police

Building tensions erupted in the Old City; Officials brace for more protests in coming days.

Covid-19 live updates: CDC acknowledges airborne transmission

Chinese vaccine-maker Sinopharm was listed for emergency authorization by the World Heath Organization Friday in a move expected to bolster the global supply of coronavirus vaccines.

WHO grants emergency use authorization for Chinese-made Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

The step means that the vaccine, developed by Sinopharm with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, can be used to bolster WHO-backed efforts such as the Covax initiative to share doses equitably around the world.

Harris urges cooperation to stem the tide of migrants in meeting with Mexico’s López Obrador

The vice president met with the leader of Mexico by video Friday and plans to visit the country in June.

Spain cracks down on saffron crime ring, arresting 17 in raid

By importing Iranian saffron and labeling it as Spanish saffron, a shadowy organization "caused enormous economic damage to the Spanish saffron sector,” authorities said.

China says out-of-control space rocket booster probably won’t cause any harm

It’s almost impossible to predict where the trail of debris will hit until hours before its projected reentry Saturday.

Liechtenstein prince accused of poaching Europe’s largest bear

Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein was granted a permit to kill a female bear who had been menacing a village in the Carpathian Mountains, according to environmental groups. But somehow Arthur, who lived in a nature reserve nearby, ended up getting killed instead.

Australian basketball star threatens Tokyo boycott over ‘whitewashing’ in country’s Olympic promotions

Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has blasted her country's Olympic officials over "whitewashing" in their promotional materials.

Former Maldives president injured in bomb attack in capital

Police are calling the attack “a deliberate act of terror” targeting one of the nation’s most prominent politicians.

From V-E Day in Paris to Berlin’s black market: An American GI and his camera in the wake of war

Pfc. Sam Jaffe’s camera had a winding journey at the end of World War II. Decades later, the negatives turned up at a yard sale in the United States and then were auctioned off on eBay.

Protests have spread across Colombia. Here’s why.

At least two dozen people have been killed and hundreds injured in a week of antigovernment protests.
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Locked down during Cambodia’s virus outbreak, people are running out of food

Unable to leave their homes because of coronavirus restrictions, families in “red zone” areas tell of increasing desperation and government inaction.
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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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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.
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Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police

The Palestinian emergency service says more than 200 people were wounded in a night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem, where tensions have soared in recent weeks
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Pakistan opposition leader prevented from leaving country

A party spokesperson in Pakistan says authorities at the international airport in Islamabad turned back the country’s ailing opposition leader who has been charged with corruption, preventing him from traveling abroad for medical treatment
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Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops; no casualties

The U.S. coalition and Iraq’s military say a drone strike targeted a military base in Iraq that hosts U.S. troops
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India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

Two southern states in India have become the latest to declare lockdowns, as cases surge at breakneck speed across the country
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Philippine troops drive away armed rebels from public market

Dozens of Muslim militants have occupied a public market in the southern Philippines before fleeing after a tense standoff with government forces
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