Olympics could be canceled due to virus, Japan ruling party figure admits

The country is battling an outbreak, including the spread of more-infectious variants, and has a low vaccination rate.

Covid-19 live updates: India reports record 200,000 new covid-19 cases as outbreak spreads

To date, more than 46 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose, though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 9 percent over the past week. At least 563,000 people have died of covid-19.

As Myanmar unravels after military coup, people flee cities for rural backwaters

Violence unleashed by the security forces prompts residents to head for ancestral villages — where they face bleak economic prospects.

U.S. could have 300 million extra vaccine doses by end of July, raising concerns over hoarding

The Biden administration is facing renewed pressure to facilitate equitable vaccine distribution around the world.

CDC vaccine advisers want more data before ruling on Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s future

To date, more than 45 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 11 percent over the past week. At least 562,000 people have died.

John Williamson, economist who devised ‘Washington Consensus’ model of reform, dies at 83

He was a leading economist who outlined ideas for international development and exchange rates.

Afghanistan became the graveyard of American hubris

One of the legacies of the Afghanistan war ought to be “greater humility about what the best military on the planet can achieve and more thoughtfulness about how we deploy it.”

Taliban issues warning over U.S. troop plan, demanding forces withdraw from Afghanistan by May 1 or risk ‘compounded’ problems

Biden’s new withdrawal timeline will keep thousands of American troops in Afghanistan months past the May 1 deadline negotiated by the Trump administration last year.

European nations warn that Iran’s increased uranium enrichment fulfills no ‘credible’ civilian purpose

The European statement reflected growing international alarm as a once-furtive conflict between Israel and Iran has burst into the open.

The war in Afghanistan: America’s longest conflict in photos

After two decades, tens of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in cost, the U.S. maps out its exit

Queen Elizabeth II was back at work four days after her husband’s death

The royal household is preparing for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday.

What we know about the Natanz nuclear site attack

Iranian officials blamed Israel for a power outage at a key nuclear facility Sunday.

Denmark abandons AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after rare blood clots

The Danes became the first in Europe to give up on the vaccine in the face of virus spread.

China to Japanese official: If treated radioactive water from Fukushima is safe, ‘please drink it’

“The ocean is not Japan’s trash can,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said.

Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics are on course to take place this summer. Here’s a complete guide to the Games.

Jump the vaccine line? In Germany, you could face prosecution.

Germany has taken enforcement of prioritization rules to another level.

What to know about U.S. forces in Afghanistan as withdrawal looms

President Biden plans to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from the country by the 20th anniversary of the attacks, on Sept. 11 this year.

Bhutan sat on coronavirus vaccines for months, awaiting auspicious rollout date — then delivered shots to 93% of adults in two weeks

Despite receiving a supply of vaccines in January, the small Himalayan kingdom didn’t begin immunizing its population until March 27, a date that was selected through astrological consultations with Buddhist monks.

Calls to impeach Bolsonaro are rising, but his grip on Brazil remains strong

As Brazil navigates the deadliest days in its history, with the coronavirus killing as many as 4,200 people per day, there is growing movement to hold President Jair Bolsonaro accountable for the carnage he’s done little to mitigate.
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Report: Dubai ‘jetman’ didn’t deploy chute in fatal crash

An investigative report says one of Dubai’s famed “jetman” pilots killed in a crash in November failed to deploy the emergency parachute attached to the carbon-fiber-winged engines strapped to his back
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Saudi university catches fire near Yemen border in attack

A Saudi university near the border with Yemen caught fire after the kingdom’s air defenses intercepted a barrage of ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones
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Biologists defy Cyprus’ ethnic cleave to protect environment

The endangered Mouflon sheep is one of many rare plant and animal species that have flourished inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts across ethnically cleaved Cyprus
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Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

Turkey’s Defense Ministry says rockets targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq have killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village
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Australia to withdraw last 80 troops from Afghanistan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia will complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in September in line with the United States and other allies
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