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Leaders turn to coronavirus vaccine incentives — Shake Shack, $1 million prizes and more

Leaders around the country are increasingly turning to incentives as demand for coronavirus vaccines slows.

What Netanyahu and Hamas gain as countless suffer

Amid the chaos and trauma of the resurgent conflict, two long-standing foes see their own political fortunes rise.

Israeli forces escalate campaign in Gaza with tanks, artillery, planes; Hamas launches rockets

The Israeli military escalated its campaign against the Hamas militant group in Gaza late Thursday as artillery, tanks and war planes combined in a withering assault on the Palestinian enclave.

Arab Israelis are rising up to protest. Here’s what you need to know about their status in the country.

Many of the Arab Israelis taking part in recent mass protests are angered not only by the ongoing airstrikes against Palestinians but also their own sense of being second-class citizens.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a timeline

Decades of conflict, tensions and the occasional hope for peace.

Canada’s ethics watchdog clears Trudeau in WE Charity scandal

But Mario Dion did not let former finance minister Bill Morneau off the hook, finding he contravened conflict-of-interest laws.

As rival gangs of Jews and Arabs clash on streets, fears mount of irreparable damage to Israeli society

Although there will be an eventual cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, it will be harder to stop the communal violence.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

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

Israel’s military assault on Gaza threatens to worsen the pandemic in the enclave

The violence could undo fragile gains against Gaza’s worst outbreak since the pandemic began.

What weapons do Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have and how powerful are they?

The Gaza Strip militant group has fired rockets and shells at Israeli cities in recent days. Here's a look at what weapons the group has and how powerful they are.

This Siberian town lost everything when the mill closed. It’s now struggling to find a future.

Baikalsk is the Russian version of struggles in America's Rust Belt: idled mills, lost jobs and questions over how to reimagine a way forward.

Widespread blackouts hit Taiwan after power plant trips

Rotating electricity outages were instituted for millions of people islandwide, as the supplier said emergency repairs were underway.
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Germany’s rising Green Party echoes many U.S. policies. That could rattle pipeline plans from Russia.

The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is backed by Angela Merkel, but her time as leader ends later this year.

The battle for Myanmar is far from over

And the pro-democracy movement has proven resilient.

Netanyahu says Israel will escalate military campaign against Hamas

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

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.

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

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians entered its fourth day as rocket attacks on Israeli cities and airstrikes in the Gaza Strip continued into Thursday and casualties climbed on both sides.
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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.
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Nepal's ousted prime minister to head minority government

Nepal’s ousted prime minister, who lost a vote of confidence in Parliament earlier this week, will stay in office as the leader of a minority government after political parties couldn’t agree to a coalition government
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Ontario keeps ban on outdoor recreation for 2 more weeks

Ontario’s premier is keeping outdoor recreational activities like golf courses closed for at least two more weeks despite calls by health officials to resume them for physical and mental health
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Myanmar will free Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

Myanmar’s ruling junta says that as a gesture of friendship with Tokyo, it will free a Japanese freelance journalist who was jailed and charged with spreading false news or information that could cause public unrest
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Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts

Israel says it is massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory
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Mexico, US stress attacking cartels' business models, guns

A security meeting between Mexican and U.S. officials has stressed attacking drug cartels’ business interests, the guns they use and the addictions they profit from
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