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The tragic legacy of the Arab Spring

A decade since pro-democracy protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the Arab world weighs the lessons of the 2011 uprisings.

Rémy Julienne, stunt driver behind ‘Italian Job’ car chase, dies at 90

He also worked on many James Bond films but said the Mini Cooper jump between two Fiat factory roofs in “The Italian Job” was his favorite stunt.
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Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over coronavirus restrictions

Rioters pelted police with stones and set a bus on fire as the government attempted to increase compliance in areas where infections are among the highest.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to resign, leaving nation without a stable government to guide pandemic response

Conte directed pandemic decision-making while trying to hold warring political factions together.

The pandemic destroyed 225 million jobs worldwide, but billionaires got richer, reports find

Hundreds of millions of full-time jobs disappeared last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the International Labor Organization. But the wealthiest people got even richer, according to Oxfam.

Two days of total lockdown in a crowded Hong Kong neighborhood

Hong Kong on Monday lifted an unprecedented two-day lockdown on an area in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei and Jordan neighborhoods, which restricted some 10,000 people to an area of less than half a square mile.

In rare rebuttal of Kremlin critic Navalny, Putin denies he owns a Black Sea palace

The Russian president dismissed Navalny’s video investigation, which has been viewed more than 87 million times, as “boring” and said the weekend protests were “dangerous.”

Soldiers injured in fresh border skirmish between India and China

The clash took place in Sikkim, hundreds of miles away from the ongoing standoff in Ladakh.

Riots explode across Netherlands over covid restrictions, with Dutch leader calling participants criminals

Rioters attacked police and vandalized property in at least 10 regions in the Netherlands in some of the worst violence in years.

North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait defects to the South

Ryu Hyun-woo is the second senior diplomat known to have defected in the past two years.

Trump’s travel bans caused heartache and suffering. For what?

Tens of millions of Americans either have no qualms exacting such pain on strangers — or no idea about the misery Trump's travel bans caused and the severity of the immigration system that was already in place before he took office.

Mexican president tests positive for the coronavirus, says he has ‘light’ symptoms

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 67, has often played down the epidemic.

The unfinished business of the Arab Spring

Ten years after the anti-government uprisings, anger over economic and political setbacks continues to roil the Middle East.

Sold into Syrian servitude, Filipina workers tell of abuse, rape and imprisonment

They came to the UAE for work but say employment agencies trafficked them to Syria.

Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines

One year after the coronavirus pandemic first disrupted global supply chains by closing Chinese factories, fresh shipping headaches are delaying U.S. farm exports, crimping domestic manufacturing and threatening higher prices for American consumers.

Israel, fearing virus mutations, to close its only international airport

Ben Gurion International Airport will be shuttered for at least a week as the country races to vaccinate more of its population.

France’s president says he understands university students’ misery during the coronavirus pandemic. Students aren’t sure.

A country that prides itself on its welfare system has seen a proliferation of food banks for students.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are under pressure as never before. But they say Syria is still too unsafe to return.

Syrians have long struggled in Lebanon. Recent events have brought a new cascade of problems.

From Montreal to Manchester, communities begin to vaccinate the homeless

The group is acutely vulnerable to the coronavirus, but getting doses into arms will require careful planning.

More than 3,300 arrested across Russia as protests swell for jailed opposition leader Navalny

Police made widespread arrests as protests took place from the Far East to Moscow in a powerful message to the Kremlin.
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Nepal team that scaled K2 receive hero’s welcome back home

A team of 10 Nepalese climbers who became the first to scale the world’s second-highest peak during the harsh winter season have received a hero’s welcome on return home to Nepal
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Biden walking a high wire with Russia ahead of Putin call

President Joe Biden has been thrown into a high-wire act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration’s stance against Vladimir Putin while preserving room for diplomacy in a post-Donald Trump era
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Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Huge unknowns remain in the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
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UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging global action to build an alliance against the growth and spread of neo-Nazism, white supremacy and the resurgence of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and hate speech sparked partly by the COVID-19 pandemic
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Mexican president works from isolation after virus test

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is working from isolation at home a day after announcing he’s tested positive for COVID-19
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