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Covid 19 live updates: Health experts worry about variant-driven surge as states lift restrictions

Michael T. Osterholm, an adviser to President Biden’s coronavirus task force, said the nation is “in the eye of the hurricane.”

Meghan and Harry’s interview indicates racism of royal family lingers

Their explosive comments in their interview with Oprah mark a new chapter in an old story.

Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah stunned. But it’s unlikely to change the British monarchy.

The couple had only kind words to say about Queen Elizabeth II, but they heaped derision on the palace.

U.S., South Korea reach military cost-sharing agreement after deadlock under Trump

The breakthrough in negotiations comes as the Biden administration seeks to show that the United States is committed to its allies and military defense agreements.

Barred from marrying by the rabbis, Israelis find a pandemic workaround — in Utah

Zoom weddings have spurred the latest battle over the Orthodox rabbinate’s monopoly on family law.

Death toll soars to 98 after arms depot explosions in Equatorial Guinea’s largest city

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema blamed the Bata blasts on the “negligence” of those tasked with guarding stores of dynamite and munitions.

The whiplash of covering the pope’s Iraq trip: A year of tight covid rules in Italy, then 72 hours of crowds

The pontiff said he was counting on God to protect Iraqis who crowded to see him during his mid-pandemic trip.

German mask profiteering scandal rocks Merkel’s party as elections loom

Resignations come as the Christian Democrats drop in polls amid a faltering pandemic response.

Meghan and Harry interview has Britain abuzz; critics howl in outrage

Many British papers liveblogged the overnight interview and the couple’s critics piled on the fury.

The Meghan and Harry interview had another disturbing element for U.K. viewers: Pharmaceutical ads

Like other European countries, Britain bans pharmaceutical companies from advertising directly from consumers.

Myanmar protesters place women’s clothes across streets to thwart crackdown

Many are stringing up women’s clothes to deter security forces, out of a traditional belief that it is bad luck for men to walk underneath.

After delays and ethics debates, Israel begins vaccinating 100,000 Palestinian day laborers

The two-week plan to inoculate Palestinians with Israeli work permits comes amid spiking infection rates and strict lockdowns in the West Bank.

‘Three of us in this marriage’: Princess Diana’s stunning interview with Martin Bashir

In 1995, Diana unloaded on the royal family. Now the world awaits another blockbuster: Oprah Winfrey’s two-hour interview with Diana’s son, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

In the Russian woods, a feminist retreat from Putin’s pressures

It's quiet and safe. That is a rare combination as Russian authorities increasing pressure on political opponents.

‘Cherry freedom’ sweeps China despite virus fears — and the thrill is infectious

A collapse in prices for the fruit, caused by worries about coronavirus on imported food, has led adventurous eaters to revel in the middle-class status symbol.
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With vaccine program in disarray, Japan faces new battle to contain variants

Experts are already predicting a “fourth wave” — with the Olympics approaching.

The symbolic power of the papal visit to Iraq

Popes have not always yearned for coexistence with the peoples living in what is now Iraq.

Meghan tells Oprah Winfrey she had suicidal thoughts as part of the royal family: ‘I just didn’t want to be alive anymore’

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aired Sunday night after weeks of build-up.

Houthis strike Saudi oil giant’s facilities in the kingdom’s east

Rebel forces launched several armed drone attacks. The Saudi-led coalition said it conducted airstrikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa.
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Brazil justice annuls Lula’s sentences, enabling 2022 run

A justice from Brazil’s top court has annulled all convictions against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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US offers residency to Venezuelans and will review sanctions

The Biden administration is offering temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse and will review the U.S. sanctions aimed at isolating the South American nation
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UN urges Yemen’s rebels to allow access to injured migrants

The U.N. migration agency has urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to allow access to dozens of migrants injured in a fire at an overcrowded detention center in the capital
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Brazil justice annuls Lula’s sentences, enabling 2022 run

A justice from Brazil’s top court has annulled all sentences against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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US presents warring Afghan sides with draft peace agreement

Afghans involved in peace talks say the Biden administration has presented an eight-page draft peace agreement to the country’s warring sides for review and told them to come to Turkey in coming weeks ready to move on it
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