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Hamas and Israel exchange rocket fire following contentious ‘Jerusalem Day’ clashes

After a bloody day of confrontations that left 300 Palestinians injured, Hamas retaliated by launching dozens of rockets toward Jerusalem and southern Israel.

Covid-19 live updates: WHO classifies variant found in India as being of global concern

French President Emmanuel Macron called the move pragmatic and said the E.U. will focus on more “effective” vaccines.

Displacement in East Jerusalem

Israeli-Palestinian violence is flaring as Israel marks the contentious Jerusalem Day holiday. What April’s job numbers mean for the future of work. And, the prom must go on.
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What is happening in Jerusalem and Gaza?

Monday saw a rapid escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, after weeks of clashes and demonstrations in Jerusalem. Here’s what you need to know.

U.S. Navy shares photos of enormous Arabian Sea weapons seizure

The weapons may have been heading to Yemen, U.S. officials said.

While coronavirus cases in Cancún rise, so do travel bookings

Gov. Carlos Joaquín moved Quintana Roo from medium-risk to high-risk on the state government’s four-tier pandemic warning system.

German priests defy Pope Francis with blessings of same-sex unions

The coordinated ceremonies were a direct response to a Vatican order.

Photos: Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt on contentious ‘Jerusalem Day’

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and far-right Jewish Israelis at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Monday, kicking off a fraught national holiday that threatens to ignite the latest bout of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
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French court dismisses landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange

The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.

School bombing heightens fears among Afghanistan’s Hazaras, long a target for militants, amid U.S. exit

The attack killed more than 85 people, mostly students, as class let out Saturday.

Huawei CEO tells staff to keep fewer records, write shorter memos

Employees advised to chat more in person with colleagues, after several crises over internal documents becoming public.

Central American leaders resisting Biden’s anti-corruption efforts

The Biden administration says graft is helping to drive migration, but El Salvador and Guatemala have sidelined anti-corruption judges.

‘Heroic’ bystanders subdue attacker on stabbing rampage in New Zealand supermarket

Four people were injured, three of them critically, and police do not suspect a terrorist motive.

Germany has agreed to return Nigeria’s looted treasure. Will other countries follow?

British soldiers stole the priceless Benin bronzes nearly 125 years ago.

How a Jerusalem neighborhood reignited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A perfect storm of circumstances and Israeli eviction notices on six Palestinian families are threatening to spark the embers of conflict again.

Johnson calls UK crisis talks as Sturgeon says another Scottish independence vote is inevitable

The election victory of pro-independence parties in the Scottish Parliament elections has reopened the debate.

Brazil’s unexpected plan to vaccinate the homeless, prisoners and descendants of enslaved Africans first is coming undone

The struggle underscores a broader failure to secure enough vaccines to fight a disease that has killed more than 421,000 people in the South American nation.

He spent years uncovering the Stalin-era execution of his great-grandfather. Lawsuits seek to bury the evidence.

Investigating Russia’s turbulent past can still bring trouble under Putin’s watch.

With an eye on India, Africa ramps up monitoring of coronavirus variants

If variants in Africa go unmonitored, "eventually, the world could be back to square one," said one researcher.
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Qatar ruler in Saudi Arabia for first time since rift eased

Qatar’s ruling emir is visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time since signing a declaration with the kingdom and other Arab Gulf states to ease the rift and end an embargo that had frayed ties among important U.S. allies and security partners
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Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes

The Hamas militant group launched a rare rocket strike on Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at an iconic mosque
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UN council meets on Jerusalem violence, considers statement

The U.N. Security Council has held emergency consultations on escalating violence in east Jerusalem
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Czechs light nearly 30,000 candles to honor COVID-19 victims

Czechs have lit candles at Prague Castle as the hard-hit nation pays its respects to the country’s nearly 30,000 dead
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Mexican mothers march in capital for disappeared children

Hundreds of people have observed Mothers Day in Mexico’s capital by marching to demand authorities find their missing children
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