(Erin Cox)
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Covid-19 live updates: 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.

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.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

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

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.

Moments before the blast, she ushered her children inside. She wasn’t so lucky herself.

Israel’s retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza have caused widespread damage and disrupted daily lives.
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The U.K. is set to pursue a ban on ‘conversion therapy.’ Here’s where other countries stand on the issue.

Tuesday’s announcement positions the U.K. closer to joining only a handful of other countries with nationwide bans against conversion therapy. Here’s a look at where the practice stands globally.

At least 9 dead in rare Russian school shooting

Video footage showed children jumping from school windows to escape the gunfire.

Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t wear a mask or crown as she opens U.K. parliament and outlines Boris Johnson’s agenda

It was the public’s first glimpse of the 95-year-old monarch since the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip, three weeks ago at Windsor Castle.

British elections send a message to Trump, GOP and Biden’s Democrats

The tug and pull of cultural and economic issues and changing coalitions affect both parties.

Deadly ‘black fungus’ cases add to India’s covid crisis

Doctors are alarmed by the increase in mucormycosis, with the rare infection on the rise due to overuse of steroids to treat covid-19.

China says its population is still growing, if slowly, in once-a-decade census

Officials said the figure reached 1.41 billion in 2020, with the growth rate getting closer to zero.
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The U.S. calls for ‘calm’ between Israelis and Palestinians. But it’s part of the problem.

Some analysts argue that the support of successive U.S. administrations for Israel — through billions of dollars in military aid, acquiescence to Israel’s steady expansion of settlements in the West Bank and the shielding of Israel from censure in international forums — brought the conflict to this point.

WHO classifies variant found in India as being of global concern

French President Emmanuel Macron called the move pragmatic and said the E.U. will focus on more “effective” vaccines.

Hamas and Israel exchange rocket fire following contentious ‘Jerusalem Day’ clashes

After a bloody day of confrontations that left 300 Palestinians injured, Hamas retaliated by launching 200 rockets toward Jerusalem and southern Israel.
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Displacement in East Jerusalem

Israeli-Palestinian violence is flaring as Israel marks the contentious Jerusalem Day holiday. What April’s job numbers mean for the future of work. And, the prom must go on.

U.S. Navy shares photos of enormous Arabian Sea weapons seizure

The weapons may have been heading to Yemen, U.S. officials said.

While coronavirus cases in Cancún rise, so do travel bookings

Gov. Carlos Joaquín moved Quintana Roo from medium-risk to high-risk on the state government’s four-tier pandemic warning system.

German priests defy Pope Francis with blessings of same-sex unions

The coordinated ceremonies were a direct response to a Vatican order.
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Israel, Hamas escalate heavy fighting with no end in sight

Israel has stepped up attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a building used by Hamas and killing at least three militants
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UN diplomats: Martin Griffiths to be UN humanitarian chief

Diplomats say longtime U.N. official Martin Griffiths has been selected by the secretary-general as the new U.N. humanitarian chief
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UN envoy: Iraqis must ensure integrity of October elections

A top U.N. envoy is urging Iraqis to uphold the integrity of “all-important national elections” in October
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Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise

British singer Dua Lipa is calling for a “fair” pay raise for British health workers after being named a double winner at the Brit Awards in London
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Peru to investigate 'empty syringes' vaccination scandal

Peru’s Health Ministry says it is investigating nurses who are accused of trying to inoculate patients with empty syringes during the country’s coronavirus vaccination campaign
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