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Covid-19 live updates: Major retailers stick with mask mandates despite Texas’s move to lift restrictions

More than half of the countries in the European region are seeing increases in cases, particularly in Eastern Europe.

Meghan says royal family can’t expect her silence if palace is ‘perpetuating falsehoods’

The latest teaser from the upcoming Oprah Winfrey interview comes as the palace announced an investigation into possible bullying by the duchess.

After marathon bail hearings, Hong Kong pro-democracy activists find themselves back in detention

A judge granted bail to 15 of the 47 opposition leaders arrested under the national security law, but an immediate appeal sent the whole group back to detention.

Yemen’s Houthis claim missile attack on Saudi oil facility

The Iran-linked group said it struck an Aramco facility in Jiddah early in the morning, one of three attacks that day.

Most coronavirus deaths have occurred in countries where majority of adults are overweight

A report by the World Obesity Federation found that 88 percent of deaths due to covid-19 in the first year of the pandemic were in countries where more than half of the population is classified as overweight.

He told the world about his brutal torture in Syria. Then, mysteriously, he went back.

Mazen al-Hamada's decision left friends and family to agonize over why he'd returned to the arms of his tormentors. The answers go to the heart of Syria's tragedy.
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How future generations will judge humanity’s performance against the coronavirus

Archivists are assembling a global time capsule that chronicles what we got right — and what we got wrong.

A precious metal that costs 15 times more than gold is driving a surge in thefts of catalytic converters

A troy ounce of rhodium now costs more than a brand new Toyota Prius.

Still making the case for Islam and democracy in a Tunisia battered by crises

Rachid Ghannouchi, an enduring figure in Arab politics, argues that “the revolution is still here.”

U.N. says at least 38 dead in Myanmar anti-coup protests as security forces shoot to kill

Shooting protesters has emerged again as a crowd-control tactic, along with tear gas and stun grenades.

Why hasn’t Biden reversed one of Trump’s most controversial sanctions orders?

One of Trump's most contentious sanctions decisions remains firmly in place: the use of measures usually reserved for dictators and terrorists against the staff of the International Criminal Court.

Fauci laments ‘lost opportunity’ for Trump to speak out earlier about vaccination

Health officials reacted with concern, warning that lifting restrictions too early risked another surge of the virus.

Concerned about the spread of Ebola, CDC lays out new rules for travelers from Congo, Guinea

Beginning March 4, health officials will require travelers from he Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Guinea to provide contact information. Officials will also begin directing flights from those countries to six airports in the U.S.

Israeli environment minister says Iran caused oil spill that coated country’s coastline

Gila Gamliel blamed one of the nation’s worst ecological disasters on an act of “environmental terrorism.” But other Israeli government officials, including some in her ministry, expressed skepticism about the claim, according to local media reports.

Buckingham Palace to investigate whether Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, bullied her staff

A newspaper has reported that the duchess was accused in a 2018 complaint of bullying staff, especially young women, “to the point of tears.”

U.S. contractor dies as rocket attacks in Iraq pose fresh challenge to Biden

The Pentagon said the contractor died of a heart attack while seeking shelter.

German intelligence agency places far-right AfD party under watch for extremism

The move comes ahead of elections in Germany this year as Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down.

Islamic State in Afghanistan claims slaying of three female journalists

The three women were reportedly gunned down as they walked home from work.

Vaccine doses are landing in countries around the globe. Tell us about your vaccination experience.

The Post wants to read about your experiences and see your photos of what it takes to get the coronavirus vaccine: the scheduling, the waiting, and getting the shot itself.
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Olympics organizers near a decision to ban overseas spectators for Tokyo Games

Plans for the Olympics are taking shape, with most athletes vaccinated, probably no overseas spectators and limits on domestic fans.
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Tributes as leading South African reporter dies of COVID-19

Tributes from journalists and politicians are coming in for prominent South African journalist Karima Brown who died of COVID-19 on Thursday
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Loyalists pull support for NI peace deal over Brexit rules

Outlawed Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland say they are temporarily withdrawing their support for the historic 1998 peace accord because of the disruption caused by new post-Brexit trade rules
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Iran to meet with UN technical experts over uranium find

The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency says Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles at three former undeclared sites in the country, after months of frustration at Tehran’s lack of a credible explanation
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New Zealand man charged over threats to Christchurch mosques

A New Zealand man is facing criminal charges after allegedly posting online threats against two Christchurch mosques that were the sites of a terrorist attack that left 51 people dead
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Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families

Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been returned to their families, amid chaos as security forces opened fire against people gathered outside the school where the reunions were held
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