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(Joshua Lott/The Washington Post)
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Haiti buries its slain president

The ceremonies are centered in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien, close to where Moïse was born.

Japan manages a forced smile at its lonely Opening Ceremonies, but Olympic joy is in short supply

The Tokyo Olympics' opening event, anticipated so eagerly 18 months ago, went off in an empty stadium and with a mix of protesters and interested residents gathered outside.

The Tokyo Olympics: 1964 celebrations and 2021 struggles

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics was an emotional celebration of Japan's triumphant pre-war return to the global stage. This year, the postponed Tokyo Olympics looks and feels nothing like those Games — or any other Olympics of the past.

Covid-19 global updates: New restrictions, travel bans in Asia region as delta variant cases rise

Surging coronavirus cases — in places such as Australia, Malaysia and Thailand — have been blamed on the more contagious delta variant.

Tensions simmer in northern Haiti amid funeral for assassinated president

At least one death was recorded in protests outside of Cap-Haïtien, where the funeral of Jovenel Moïse will be held Friday.

Bolsonaro once said he’d stage a military takeover. Now Brazilians fear he could be laying the ground for one.

Bolsonaro's increasingly brazen comments have escalated a months-long campaign to erode faith in the electoral system of Latin America's largest democracy.

On one street in Germany’s floods: Terror, survival, tragedy and the house that floated away

“It just kept getting worse and worse and worse,” said one resident.

‘A search for villains’: As Australia’s outbreak grows, so does covid shaming

The finger-pointing has intensified amid the largest coronavirus outbreak in almost a year, which has left half the nation in lockdown.

Delta variant outbreak pops travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand

New Zealand has suspended a travel corridor with Australia for eight weeks as a delta variant outbreak that began in Sydney imperils the nation's earlier success in containing the pandemic.

South Korea’s chicken joints have their wings clipped by coronavirus surge

Traditional summer chicken dinners were seen as a sign of recovery. Instead, restaurants are empty.

Japan’s Olympics kick off amid a cascade of disasters

The Tokyo Olympics begin with little fanfare and a surge of coronavirus cases.

France orders spyware investigation following Pegasus Project reports

The government voiced anger over new revelations by The Washington Post and other news organizations that world leaders had been found on a list that included people targeted by NSO Group’s powerful spyware.

Firing over Holocaust joke latest scandal exposing Japan’s elite, critics say

The firing of Opening Ceremonies director Kentaro Kobayashi is the latest in a string of scandals that have cast a stain on the Games and threaten its legacy.

Italy makes health pass mandatory for many leisure activities, in bid to pressure the unvaccinated

Facing the delta variant and a nascent surge in cases, the country is joining France in expanding the use of its health pass.

China sets back search for covid origins with rejection of WHO investigation proposal

The WHO had called for follow-up research on animal markets in Wuhan and audits of research labs close to where the first coronavirus cases emerged.

Chinese prosecutor indicted in U.S. case targeting extralegal ‘Fox Hunt’ operation

A superseding indictment filed Thursday increases the number of accused in the case to nine.

Death toll in China floods climbs to at least 33 as rains spread and more cities call for help

Meteorologists warned that the rain is likely to intensify in other parts of China's Henan and in the neighboring province of Hebei.

Cuba’s communist authorities have long feared change. Street protests show the risk of resisting it.

Cuba's communist government has clung to an economic model based on centralized planning and state control. Protests this month showed that model might be its biggest vulnerability.

In a city besieged by the Taliban, Afghan military advances disappear with forces stretched thin

Experienced elite units are leading the battle to retake territory, but the troops called up to secure those gains have intermediate to no training and inconsistent support.

Wives of alleged Haiti assassins left in the dark, desperate for word or to repatriate bodies

Giovanna Romero just wants her husband back. But she cannot even afford to ship his body home.
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Suspected rebels kill 16 in eastern Congo

Congo’s military says at least 16 people were killed and eight injured after an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo’s North Kivu province
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Search continues off Greek island for missing migrants

Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is continuing off the coast of the southern island of Crete for several people believed missing a day after a sailboat carrying dozens of migrants sank in high winds
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Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence

The body of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has returned to his hometown for a private funeral amid heavy security following violent protests and fears of political volatility in the Caribbean nation
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South Africa's vaccination drive regains pace after unrest

South Africa’s acting health minister says the country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is regaining momentum after being disrupted  by a week of riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma
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Iran's top leader says he understands protests over drought

Iran’s Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he understands protesters’ anger over a drought in the country’s southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there was reported
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