Covid-19 live updates: FDA finds several failures at plant with ruined Johnson & Johnson vaccines

More 567,000 people have died in the United States from the coronavirus, but in the last week, the seven-day average of new cases has shown some decline after months of increases.

Protesters across Russia defy Putin with calls to free jailed opposition leader Navalny

More than 1,500 people were detained, a rights monitor reported, in the first large-scale demonstrations since February.

Denmark faces criticism after pushing to send refugees back to Syria

Denmark's left-wing government has taken a strong anti-immigrant stand.

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

In the months since the outbreak of a new coronavirus was first reported in China late last year, millions of people have contracted it globally, with cases reported in nearly every country in the world.

Verdict heard around the world: Global reactions to the George Floyd case

Floyd's death sparked outrage in many countries, forcing governments globally to confront their own race issues.

Biden’s climate summit offers rare ‘breathing space’ with Putin amid growing rifts

But world powers also are trying find strategic advantages from climate shifts.

Oxygen leak leaves 22 covid patients dead at a hospital in India

A technical fault in a valve of the hospital’s oxygen tank caused the leak, a senior official said.

For grieving Queen Elizabeth II, a private and subdued 95th birthday

This year's birthday will be a private and subdued affair, without gun salutes or an official portrait.

Community pantries offer reprieve from covid-19 hardships in the Philippines

Residents flocked to stalls to stock up on donated food — but some officials did not appreciate the displays of solidarity.

With most adults now vaccinated, Israelis are busting loose

“People are having a ball. People at the beaches … it’s like, wow!”

The pandemic’s chilling effect on free speech

According to Pen America, a freedom of expression advocacy organization, in 2020, at least 273 writers, academics, and public intellectuals in 35 countries were in prison or unjustly held in detention in connection with their writing, their work, or related activism.

Further evidence in case against Indian activists accused of terrorism was planted, new report says

The case is considered a bellwether for the rule of law in India.

Idriss Déby, repressive president who ruled Chad for 30 years, dies at 68

He emerged as a powerful Western military ally against Islamist extremism, even as his government acquired a reputation for corruption, nepotism and human rights abuses.

Chad President Idriss Déby dies fighting rebels after three decades in power, military says

Déby, a close Western ally, had just won his sixth term in office running largely unopposed.

Hubert Faure, French commando who landed on beaches of Normandy, dies at 106

He participated in an important breakthrough as part of a British-French force.
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Race to replace Germany’s Merkel shapes up between veteran and rising star

With Merkel’s party in disarray, the Greens also have a shot at power.
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EU warns "spark" could set off escalation at Ukraine borders

The European Union’s foreign policy chief says that in the face of the big military buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine’s borders, it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation
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India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

New Delhi has imposed a weeklong lockdown to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases
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Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

A lawyer says Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death
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Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

A report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes that the French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide” that left more than 800,000 dead in 1994
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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

Pakistan’s interior minister says an outlawed Islamist political group has freed 11 police it had held hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid clashes with security forces
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