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(Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)
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Anti-corruption activist dies hours after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Palestinian security forces

Nizar Banat was a vocal critic of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who had called on Europe to suspend funding for the government.

Anti-corruption activist dies hours after being arrested and reportedly beaten by Palestinian security forces

Nizar Banat was a vocal critic of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who had called on Europe to suspend funding for the government.

Covid-19 live updates: Over 2 million in England may have had ‘long covid,’ women and poor vulnerable

More than a third of the respondents who had covid say they had at least one symptom that lasted for more than three months.

Japan proposes four-day workweek as idea gains purchase amid pandemic

At a time when nations and companies everywhere are thinking about post-pandemic realities, Japan is encouraging flexible work hours remain.
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Chilean woman should be extradited for alleged kidnappings under Pinochet, says Australian court

Adriana Rivas, 68, had appealed an earlier magistrate ruling upholding her extradition to Chile, where she is wanted on seven counts of aggravated kidnapping as an alleged agent of Pinochet’s secret police in the 1970s.

Prince Charles funded Harry and Meghan even after they stepped down as working royals

Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that the royal family had “cut me off financially” last year.

Tokyo Olympics just got an important no-confidence vote — from Japan’s emperor

Emperor Naruhito is concerned that holding the Games will fuel coronavirus infections in Japan, the head of the Imperial Household Agency said.

Airstrike hit a crowded market in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, officials say

It was unclear how many civilians were killed in the airstrike, as well as who ordered it.

Benigno Aquino III, Philippine president who revitalized country’s economy, dies at 61

“Noynoy” Aquino is credited, particularly in the early years of his term, with stabilizing the Philippine economy. He also confronted Beijing’s maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Sydney enters ‘scariest’ phase of pandemic as delta variant spreads, leader says

The spread of the contagious delta variant has residents grappling with reinstated restrictions just as the United States and Europe open up.

Years after Pakistan’s terrorism crackdown, many with no terrorist ties face risk of execution

The country’s broad use of capital punishment still ensnares even juvenile offenders, justice advocates say.
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Solar industry’s ties to China’s Xinjiang region raise specter of forced labor

Hoshine, the top producer of metallurgical-grade silicon, has used state labor programs that researchers say taint the solar supply chain.

Even the world’s most successful vaccination programs are hitting hurdles

Hesitancy, variants and supply issues are complicating even the most efficient vaccine rollouts.

Unmarked graves found at another former residential school in Canada

The Cowessess First Nation made the 'horrific and shocking' find at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

John McAfee found dead in cell after Spanish court approved extradition to U.S.

The antivirus-software developer faced tax-evasion charges in the United States.

Jill Biden tours Southern states to encourage vaccination as youth cases grow

Biden’s visits to Mississippi and Tennessee come as health experts warn that young people in the South are increasingly being hospitalized and concerns over the delta variant grow.

Soccer officials barred a German stadium from displaying rainbow-colored lights. Watch what happened next.

Hint: German soccer fans and supporters of LGBTQ rights didn't take no for an answer.

Hungary’s law against gay ‘propaganda’ draws fire from E.U.

E.U. leaders warn that they will sue Hungary if it goes forward with the measure.

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper folds under government pressure

The emotional closure of the newspaper, which attracted dozens of supporters, reflects a dizzying loss of freedoms in Hong Kong.

Russia says it fired warning shots at a British warship in the Black Sea. It didn’t, says U.K.

The incident was either the sharpest escalation in Russia-NATO tensions in years or a manufactured outrage, depending on who was talking.

What to know about Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi

The 60-year-old hard-line cleric is a close confidant of Iran's supreme leader.
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Greece: Priest held for psychiatric exam after acid attack

A defrocked Greek Orthodox priest arrested following an acid attack that injured seven senior bishops and three other people is undergoing psychiatric evaluation before charges are to be considered
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Ethiopia confirms Tigray airstrike, says fighters targeted

Ethiopia’s military has confirmed it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region
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Gibraltar votes on whether to ease its strict abortion law

Gibraltar is holding a referendum on whether to introduce exceptions to the British territory’s ban on abortion
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Critic of Palestinian Authority dies after violent arrest

The family of an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority say he died after Palestinian security forces arrested him and beat him with an iron rod
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Modi meets Kashmir leaders 1st time after altering region

India’s prime minister is holding a crucial meeting with pro-India politicians from disputed Kashmir for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region’s semi-autonomy and jailed many of them in a crackdown
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