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Covid-19 live updates: Over 2 million in England may have had ‘long covid,’ women and poor vulnerable

More than a third of the respondents who had covid say they had at least one symptom that lasted for more than three months.

Solar industry’s ties to China’s Xinjiang region raise specter of forced labor

Hoshine, the top producer of metallurgical-grade silicon, has used state labor programs that researchers say taint the solar supply chain.

Benigno Aquino III, Philippine president who revitalized country’s economy, dies at 61

'Noynoy' Aquino is credited, particularly in the earlier years of his term, with stabilizing the Philippines' economy. He also confronted Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Even the world’s most successful vaccination programs are hitting hurdles

Hesitancy, variants and supply issues are complicating even the most efficient vaccine rollouts.

Unmarked graves found at another former residential school in Canada

The Cowessess First Nation made the 'horrific and shocking' find at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

John McAfee found dead in cell after Spanish court approved extradition to U.S.

The antivirus-software developer faced tax-evasion charges in the United States.

Covid-19 live updates: Jill Biden tours Southern states to encourage vaccination as youth cases grow

Biden’s visits to Mississippi and Tennessee come as health experts warn that young people in the South are increasingly being hospitalized and concerns over the delta variant grow.

Soccer officials barred a German stadium from displaying rainbow-colored lights. Watch what happened next.

Hint: German soccer fans and supporters of LGBTQ rights didn't take no for an answer.

Airstrike hit a crowded market in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, officials say

It was unclear how many civilians were killed in the airstrike, as well as who ordered it.

Hungary’s law against gay ‘propaganda’ draws fire from E.U.

E.U. leaders warn that they will sue Hungary if it goes forward with the measure.

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper folds under government pressure

The emotional closure of the newspaper, which attracted dozens of supporters, reflects a dizzying loss of freedoms in Hong Kong.

Russia says it fired warning shots at a British warship in the Black Sea. It didn’t, says U.K.

The incident was either the sharpest escalation in Russia-NATO tensions in years or a manufactured outrage, depending on who was talking.

What to know about Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi

The 60-year-old hard-line cleric is a close confidant of Iran's supreme leader.

For many wealthy nations, covid ushered in new divisions, poll finds

A Pew survey of 17 advanced economies found that the coronavirus pandemic did not foster unity in wealthy countries, with some exceptions in Asia and the Pacific.
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Activists see George Floyd parallels in video of Czech police officer kneeling on Roma man who later died

Roma community members are calling for an investigation, but police say that drugs, not the police, caused the man’s death.
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Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics are on course to take place this summer. Here’s a complete guide to the Games.

Footage of Amazon destroying thousands of unsold items in Britain prompts calls for official investigation

One ex-employee of an Amazon warehouse in Scotland told ITV News that workers were expected to get rid of an estimated 130,000 items a week.

Nicaragua under growing pressure to end crackdown on political opponents

In recent weeks, authorities in Nicaragua have stepped up the persecution of President Daniel Ortega’s political rivals in particular.

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to shut under government pressure

The effort to silence the newspaper is emblematic of Beijing’s broader crackdown.

Japan’s LGBT community cheers soccer player’s coming out as trans man

President Biden has also congratulated 27-year-old Japan international and Washington Spirit forward Kumi Yokoyama for their “courage” in coming out.
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Indonesian cleric gets 4 years for concealing COVID-19 test

An influential firebrand cleric in Indonesia has been sentenced to another four years in prison for concealing is coronavirus test result
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Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has died at age 61
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Critic of Palestinian Authority dies during arrest

An outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority has died during his arrest by PA forces
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Russia in showdown with UN and West over aid to Syria

Russia has previewed a showdown with the United Nations, United States and Western nations Wednesday over the delivery of humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwest Syria from Turkey
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Philippine air force Blackhawk helicopter crashes, killing 6

The Philippine defense chief says a recently delivered assault helicopter has crashed during a night exercise north of Manila and killed all six air force personnel on board
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