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Covid-19 live updates: More contagious U.K. virus variant not linked to worse disease, new study says

More than 22 percent of the U.S. population has been vaccinated, and deaths are declining steadily even while new cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. So far, 561,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the country.

Japan to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into ocean after treatment

The government says the water will have been treated to eliminate dangerous radioactive isotopes but local fishermen and neighboring countries are unhappy.

Two Andean elections reflect an age of global discontent

The tensions, passions and frustration surrounding this weekend’s votes in Peru and Ecuador tell a broader global story.

U.S. prepares for further talks with Iran as Tehran blames Israel for attack on nuclear facility

Officials in Tehran described a blackout that damaged centrifuges at the Natanz facility as an act of “nuclear terrorism.”

I.A. Rehman, Pakistani journalist and human rights activist, dies at 90

He was a strong voice for religious minorities and spoke out against a strict blasphemy law.
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Scenes of crowded outdoor pubs and long shopping lines as Britain begins reopening

Crowds flocked to eat and drink outdoors as Britain began to ease restrictions after a third national lockdown.

What we know about the Natanz nuclear site attack

Iranian officials blamed Israel for a power outage at a key nuclear facility on Sunday.

Prince Harry returns to bury his grandfather — and, some hope, to heal rifts with the British royal family

He will be seeing his family for the first time since the Oprah interview.

How Prince Philip came to be worshiped on a remote South Pacific island

Before Philip’s death, villagers on the island prayed to the monarch daily, asking him to look over the staple yam and banana crops.

Roar of hope. Silence of despair.

A year after Iraq’s youth revolution, Baghdad’s streets and squares have been largely abandoned. But not the dreams.

Snow no barrier to Brits heading for newly reopened pubs after almost 100 days of covid closure

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Brits to “behave responsibly” as pubs, gyms and hairdressers reopen.

As Singapore ages, single women pay the price of caring for elderly parents

Many give up careers to become carers — and face financial strain from escalating costs.

Tropical Cyclone Seroja flattens Australian town

The storm traveled unusually far south, bringing wind gusts over 100 miles an hour that wreaked devastation.

Should the U.S. boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China?

Major sporting events — and especially international spectacles like the Olympics — always bear a political dimension.

After sleepless night, golf-mad Japan celebrates Matsuyama’s Masters triumph

The title — a first for the nation — comes 10 years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Mexico’s new migrant policy adds to Biden’s border woes

Mexico says it has no room for many of the Central American families the Biden administration planned to expel.

Amid tensions with Iran, Pentagon chief says alliance with Israel is ‘ironclad’

The first visit to Israel by a Biden official comes as Iran reports a power outage at its main nuclear site.

As Britain mourns Prince Philip, palace announced private funeral for April 17

From 41-gun salutes to distanced moments of silence, Brits mourned the passing of Prince Philip in both traditional and pandemic-related ways.
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UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

The U.K. economy grew 0.4% in February, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month, as the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines boosted confidence in a recovery from the pandemic
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Iran warns sabotage affects Vienna talks over nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister is warning that an attack on its main nuclear enrichment site at Natanz affects ongoing negotiations in Vienna over its tattered atomic deal with world powers
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UN chief: 52 armies and groups suspected of sexual violence

The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic led to “a spike” in gender-based violence last year
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WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals

The U.N. health agency is urging countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets as an emergency measure
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Canary Islands hotel offers shelter to migrants in need

When the pandemic took away their tourism trade, hotel director Calvin Lucock and his partner, restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran, received a Spanish government contract to take in migrants and asylum seekers who had arrived on the Canary Islands in rudimentary boats, trying to reach Europe
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