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Covid-19 live updates: Children under 12 could be vaccinated by next year, Fauci says

Fauci said it is "almost certain" that the country will be able to vaccinate children of any age by early 2022, a development that would mark another significant milestone in the pandemic response.

Coronavirus variant from India could quickly become dominant, U.K. scientists warn

It could be as much as 50 percent more contagious than the highly transmissible B.1.1.7 variant.

Israel says it will step up strikes on Hamas tunnels despite cease-fire calls as clashes erupt in the West Bank

Hamas militants fired rockets and mortars at cities in southern Israel on Tuesday as Palestinian demonstrators staged a general strike in solidarity with Gaza.

Who are Hamas’s political leaders, and how is Israel targeting them?

An Israeli airstrike early Sunday destroyed the home and office of Hamas’s political leader in Gaza, Yehiya Sinwar.

Why 20 million U.S. doses is good news for vaccine equity, but not nearly enough to close the vaccine gap

This is the first time the United States has agreed to share vaccines approved for domestic use.

U.S. accuses senior officials and politicians in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras of corruption

A State Department list of corrupt Central American officials underscores the Biden administration's challenges of working with the region's governments to deter migration.

Nurse Jenny, who cared for Boris Johnson in ICU, resigns over lack of respect and pay for health workers

Johnson had singled her out for praise. But critics say his government has failed to convey its appreciation with concrete support for the National Health Service.

More than 6,000 migrants swim to Spanish outpost in North Africa, prompting military response

Ceuta has long been a magnet for migrants from across Africa who hope to claim asylum in Europe, but the record number of arrivals comes at a moment when relations between Spain and Morocco are already strained.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip ramped up Friday as the threat of all-out war loomed and hundreds of tanks and warplanes pounded the densely populated territory with artillery.

Once a covid success story, Taiwan struggles with a vaccine shortage

Residents rush to get vaccinated amid the island's worst outbreak, only to find there are nowhere near enough doses.

Under fire, Gazans are running out of electricity and fuel

The United Nations has warned that fuel, necessary for power generation, could be exhausted in days.

In Gaza, grief, destruction and ‘all the anger of the universe’

“We can’t calm ourselves, we just stare at each other in silence with love and fear.”

In England, eating inside and hugs are allowed again as coronavirus restrictions ease

Top U.K. officials still warned people to be cautious amid fears that the new variant first identified in India could roll back the country’s progress.

Israel-Hamas conflict hurtles into its second week as cease-fire talks struggle

Israel launched its heaviest string of airstrikes to date overnight on nine targets throughout Gaza.
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Devastation in Gaza

No end in sight as the Israel-Hamas conflict enters a second week. And, how will the Biden White House respond to the intensifying crisis?
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In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when is an attack a war crime?

Though war crimes have not been proved in a court, allegations have been made against both sides.

Cyclone Tauktae strikes India’s west coast, disrupting crucial battle against coronavirus

Thousands have been evacuated inland, and vaccine campaigns have been suspended.

Photos: Israel-Hamas conflict hurtles into second week with more strikes on Gaza

Israeli fighter jets pounded targets in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants fired rockets and mortars at cities in southern Israel on Tuesday, as Palestinian demonstrators staging a general strike in solidarity with Gaza faced off against Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
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Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is driving force for a sprawling disinformation network, researchers say

Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is the "linchpin" of a sprawling disinformation network that pushes election and covid-19 falsehoods, researchers say

Scientists unravel a mystery about a naked giant carved into an English hill

New research says the Cerne Giant predates Shakespeare and possibly the Battle of Hastings.
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First 10 acts qualify for Eurovision Song Contest final

After the COVID-19 pandemic halted last year’s edition, the Eurovision Song Contest has roared back to life
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Gaza children bearing the brunt in Israel-Hamas conflict

Children are being subjected to extensive trauma in Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip
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Palestinians go on strike as Israel-Hamas fighting rages

Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories went on strike in a rare collective protest of Israel’s policies
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Mexico rushes vaccines for teachers so schools can reopen

Mexico is mounting a final push to get all of the country’s 3 million school teachers vaccinated so that it can reopen schools, perhaps by June
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Darwin's Arch loses its top due to erosion in Galapagos

The famed Darwin’s Arch in the Galapagos Islands has lost its top, and officials are blaming natural erosion of the stone
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