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Covid-19 live updates: CDC endorses use of coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

While numbers are declining in every other region globally, cases in India are still soaring and made up half the new cases worldwide over the last week.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

Violence in Gaza Strip escalated Tuesday after a night of Israeli airstrikes.

Netanyahu says Israel will escalate military campaign against Hamas

Death toll climbs and Arab-Israeli unrest intensifies as Israel and Gaza slip toward war.

For first time in two decades, mass protests erupt among Israel’s Arab citizens

Demonstrations in support of Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza are posing a new challenge on Israel’s home front.

Photos: Death toll climbs and Arab-Israeli protests intensify as Israel and Gaza slip toward war

TEL AVIV — Millions of civilians in Israel and the Gaza Strip endured a second night of deadly rocket attacks and airstrikes as the worst violence in years between the Israeli military and Gaza militants continued to escalate Wednesday.
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Their parents were dying of covid in India. For 12 frantic days, two sisters tried to save them.

A husband and wife in India were partially vaccinated but died nine days apart.

Upsurge in violence could prove political boon for Netanyahu and Gaza’s Hamas leaders

The fighting has stalled talks over replacing Israel’s prime minister and boosted Hamas’s standing among Palestinians.

Uruguay, once a coronavirus model, struggles against a deadly wave

South America leads the world in new cases and deaths per capita. Uruguay leads South America in both.

CDC director urges parents to vaccinate children

In testimony before a Senate committee, the CDC director encouraged children to ask for the vaccine if their parents are hesitant.

A mysterious, devastating brain disorder is afflicting dozens in one Canadian province

Symptoms include hallucinations, muscle and brain atrophy and Capgras delusion, a belief that family members have been replaced by impostors.

As violence in Israel and Gaza plays out on social media, activists raise concerns about tech companies’ interference

Footage of a collapsing apartment building and rockets streaking through the night sky quickly reached a worldwide audience.

Lester L. Wolff, Democrat who influenced U.S.-Taiwan policy, dies at 102

He was the oldest former congressman and a onetime lobbyist for Myanmar’s military government.

Here’s how rockets from Gaza test Israel’s Iron Dome

Amid spiraling violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem, a familiar sound has returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.

In Iraq, powerful militias assassinate protesters with impunity

The killings take place in public, but no prosecutions follow. Activists blame groups linked to Iran.

Expert panel says mistakes led to coronavirus pandemic, but stops short of holding countries, leaders to account

Reading between the lines in a new report on the mistakes that led to the coronavirus pandemic.

A sweeping coronavirus lockdown in Turkey sets off arguments and economic anxiety

The restrictions, from the well-intentioned to the bizarre, landed on a public in no mood for more rules this late in the pandemic.

An escaped leopard is eluding its would-be captors in China. Officials sent hundreds of drones to find it.

Two of the three big cats that escaped from a safari park in April have been recaptured, but one remains on the loose.

The Abraham Accords have already become a Middle East afterthought

The limits of Israel’s normalization of ties with a handful of Arab states is already on view.

In southern Israel, a barrage of rockets kills 2 and sends residents scrambling for shelter

In the Gaza Strip, 30 people were killed Tuesday, among them 10 children, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalates toward all-out war

Officials said at least 30 Gazans died in retaliatory attacks as Hamas fired rockets at Israeli cities, killing at least three people.
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Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Israel is pressing ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip
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Myanmar military court gives DVB reporter 3 years in prison

A military court in Myanmar has sentenced a journalist to three years in prison for his reporting
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Australia signs deal for 25M Moderna doses through next year

Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in a deal the government hopes will ensure all Australian adults have access to inoculation this year
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Virus stifles Muslims' Eid al-Fitr celebrations for 2nd year

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year as the COVID-19 pandemic again forces mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan
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UN Security Council urges immediate cease-fire in Yemen

The U.N. Security Council is calling for an immediate halt to fighting in Yemen, saying that only a lasting cease-fire and political settlement can end the six-year conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis
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