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(Hadi Mizban/AP)
(Hadi Mizban/AP)

Vaccination of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr blow to Iraq’s vaccine hesitancy

The photo of the cleric getting vaccinated prompted hundreds to get doses of their own amid Iraq’s faltering immunization efforts.

Covid-19 live updates: India breaks its own records again with 412,000 new cases and nearly 4,000 deaths in 24 hours

The WHO said that over the past week, India made up half the world's new cases and a quarter of its deaths, but experts warn the true figures are much higher.

‘Pivotal in our fight’: World reacts with hope over U.S. move to waive vaccine patent protections

The U.S. announced support for a short-term waiver, infusing hope into global health efforts to ramp up coronavirus vaccine production.

Man’s barbecue binge sparks new virus curbs in Sydney after month without cases

A grill enthusiast roamed the city while infected, sparking concerns of wider outbreak.

Facebook’s battle with errant world leaders has only just begun

The Oversight Board's ruling on Trump is a warning for other world leaders.

Biden administration will support lifting vaccine patent protections

According to the World Health Organization, of the 832 million vaccine doses administered around the world by mid-April, just 0.2% were given in lower-income countries.

Italian jury convicts 2 Americans of murder, with a punishment of life in prison, in 2019 killing of police officer

Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth had been on vacation in Rome at the time of the slaying.

Canada authorizes coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

Canada has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the age group; the United States is expected to follow next week.

On the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, his legacy divides France

French President Emmanuel Macron’s participation in a commemoration Wednesday was a balancing act.

The U.S. birthrate is falling. Here’s how other countries have tried to persuade people to have more children.

The United States is facing a dilemma with which many wealthy nations have long grappled.

Indonesian airport workers accused of reusing nasal swabs for coronavirus testing

One of the thousands of passengers affected says he was 'violated through his nose.'

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid gains chance to form government, oust Netanyahu

The former TV news anchor has 28 days to broker a deal among diverse anti-Netanyahu parties.

What to expect from a possible June summit between Putin and Biden

What Putin wants — and wants to avoid — if the two leaders meet.

French journalist kidnapped by radical Islamists in Mali appears in video pleading for his life

Dubois was kidnapped in early April, but the French government held off announcing it in hopes of securing his release.

He faked a coronavirus certificate to fly to Argentina, officials say. He was infected all along.

Santiago Solans Portillo had traveled to Miami to get vaccinated, but likely exposed more than 200 people to the virus on his flight back to Buenos Aires.

Strongmen who got cozy with Trump get the cold shoulder from Biden

Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi get tougher treatment, while many of the former president’s favorites just get ignored.

Scottish independence 'front and center' in May 6 election

Brexit and the pandemic have propelled the independence movement.

Instagram fuels rise in black-market sales of maids into Persian Gulf servitude

The social media platform says such human exploitation is “horrific” and has deleted 200 accounts identified by The Post.

The Biden administration starts to unwind Trump’s border legacy

Administration officials are touting an end to an era of crude nationalism and a more sober approach to border security.

As Biden introduces ‘new phase’ of vaccine campaign, U.S. infections drop to lowest point in 7 months

The Indian government announced more than 357,000 new cases and another 3,449 deaths as the country strains under the growing outbreak.
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Pope: God doesn't distinguish between natives, foreigners

Pope Francis is denouncing “aggressive” nationalism that rejects migrants in his annual message for migrants and refugees
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India hits another grim virus record as oxygen demand jumps

Infections in India have hit another grim daily record as demand for medical oxygen jumped sevenfold and the government denied reports that it was slow in distributing life-saving supplies from abroad
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Int'l Court sentences Ugandan to 25 years for war crimes

The International Criminal Court has sentenced a Ugandan former child soldier who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25 years’ imprisonment, with judges saying that his own abduction as a schoolboy and history as a child soldier prevented him being sentenced to life
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EU Court advisor: Polish regime for judges against EU law

A top EU legal advisor argues that a Polish regime for disciplining judges is contrary to European Union law
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EU lets US, Canada, Norway join military mobility project

The European Union is letting the United States, Canada and Norway join a major military project aimed at speeding up the deployment of troops and equipment around Europe
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