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Covid-19 live updates: Muslim world celebrates the end of Ramadan still under the covid cloud

Muslims marked Eid al-Fitr with dawn prayers, but many of the traditional feasts, home visits and family gatherings have been discouraged because of the spreading number of cases.

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.

Hamas launches more rockets, Israeli jets strike Gaza as casualties mount

Sirens blared through the night across Israel with at least one rocket striking a suburb of Tel Aviv, causing injuries and significant damage, according to Israeli officials.

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.

What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?

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

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

TEL AVIV — Millions of civilians in Israel and the Gaza Strip endured a second night of deadly rocket attacks and airstrikes as the worst violence in years between the Israeli military and Gaza militants continued to escalate Wednesday.
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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.

Upsurge in violence could prove political boon for Netanyahu and Gaza’s Hamas leaders

The fighting has stalled talks over replacing Israel’s prime minister and boosted Hamas’s standing among Palestinians.

Uruguay, once a coronavirus model, struggles against a deadly wave

South America leads the world in new cases and deaths per capita. Uruguay leads South America in both.

CDC director urges parents to vaccinate children

In testimony before a Senate committee, the CDC director encouraged children to ask for the vaccine if their parents are hesitant.

A mysterious, devastating brain disorder is afflicting dozens in one Canadian province

Symptoms include hallucinations, muscle and brain atrophy and Capgras delusion, a belief that family members have been replaced by impostors.

As violence in Israel and Gaza plays out on social media, activists raise concerns about tech companies’ interference

Footage of a collapsing apartment building and rockets streaking through the night sky quickly reached a worldwide audience.

Lester L. Wolff, Democrat who influenced U.S.-Taiwan policy, dies at 102

He was the oldest former congressman and a onetime lobbyist for Myanmar’s military government.

Here’s how rockets from Gaza test Israel’s Iron Dome

Amid spiraling violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem, a familiar sound has returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.

In Iraq, powerful militias assassinate protesters with impunity

The killings take place in public, but no prosecutions follow. Activists blame groups linked to Iran.

Expert panel says mistakes led to coronavirus pandemic, but stops short of holding countries, leaders to account

Reading between the lines in a new report on the mistakes that led to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Syrian family reunited, against the odds, in Greece

Torn apart in the deadly chaos of an air raid, a Syrian family of seven has been reunited, against the odds, three years later at a refugee shelter in Greece’s second city of Thessaloniki
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Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year as the COVID-19 pandemic again forces mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan
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Nowhere to run: Fear in Gaza grows amid conflict with Israel

Palestinians hurled from their beds by Israeli airstrikes this week faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go
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Weary Gaza marks Muslim feast as violence spreads in Israel

Weary Palestinians are somberly marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas and Israel traded more rockets and airstrikes and Jewish-Arab violence raged across Israel
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Judge approves $577 million settlement for Maryland HBCUs

A federal judge has approved a $577 million settlement in a lawsuit over underfunding at Maryland’s four historically Black colleges and universities
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