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Brazil promised to prioritize historically vulnerable groups in its vaccine rollout. It’s struggling to keep its word.

The struggle underscores a broader failure to secure enough vaccines to fight a disease that has killed more than 416,000 people.

How a Jerusalem neighborhood reignited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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

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.

Bombing outside Kabul girls’ school kills at least 50

The bombing, which occurred as school was letting out for the day, also wounded more than 100 people, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. The attack is the deadliest to strike the Afghan capital in months.

Scotland’s pro-independence leader promises another bid to break from U.K. after election boost

A possible push for another referendum sets up a clash with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

From a Texas dental office to the Canadian tundra, here’s where space debris has crashed to Earth

With oceans and unpopulated areas covering much of the globe, it’s statistically unlikely that a piece of falling space junk will land in someone’s suburban backyard. But there have been a handful of high-profile incidents.

The Taliban is targeting areas around key provincial capitals, looking for weak spots as foreign troops withdraw

Unlike other Taliban offensives in recent months, these have not triggered a barrage of heavy U.S. air support, according to local officials.

Palestinians and Israeli police clash in Jerusalem over planned Arab evictions

More than 200 people were injured. Officials brace for more protests in coming days.

Faye Schulman, partisan photographer who captured Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, dies at 101

Operating in the forests of Eastern Europe, she wielded a camera along with her gun, documenting the partisan cause in riveting historical photographs.

Mass murder and the sin of silence

The Kaniyat brutalized this town for years. No one stopped them. No one held them to account.

French court to decide landmark case against the U.S. makers of Agent Orange

Though U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War get disability benefits, no Vietnamese civilian has won a case like this.

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.

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.
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In tense Jerusalem, flag-waving Israeli march to go ahead

Police have given the go-ahead to the annual Jerusalem Day parade, a flag-waving nationalist display of Israeli claims to all of the contested city
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Prominent female Saudi activist summoned for questioning

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been summoned for questioning by Saudi security three months after her release from prison
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Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital

Grieving families are burying their dead following a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital that killed 50 people, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old
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Fire at Syrian oil refinery extinguished after leakage

Syrian state TV says firefighters have extinguished a huge blaze that broke out in a distillation unit at one of the country’s two oil refineries
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Germany commemorates icon of resistance to Nazism

Germany  is commemorating the 100th birthday of Sophie Scholl, a young woman who became an icon for her role in the anti-fascist ‘White Rose’ resistance group
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