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Covid-19 live updates: California officially reopens its economy

California lifted most of its pandemic restrictions Tuesday, such as physical distancing and capacity limits in businesses.

New Zealand will apologize to Pacific Islanders for ‘dehumanizing’ dawn immigration raids, Ardern says

Armed police officers woke up families in the middle of the night to demand proof of citizenship, while people who did not look White were told to carry identification at all times and would be randomly stopped on the street.

A burning ship. Tons of toxic cargo. An ecosystem in the balance.

A fire aboard a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka has lead to one of the largest ecological disaster's in the country's history.

Biden, E.U. end 17-year Airbus-Boeing trade dispute, seek to calm relations after Trump

Biden met E.U. leaders in Brussels Tuesday, but all the Trump-era disputes won’t be resolved immediately.

Putin swaggers toward summit with Biden as an old hand at dueling with the West

In an NBC television interview ahead of the Geneva meeting, the Russian president was dismissive and nonchalant about issues of U.S. concern.

Nicaragua’s government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders. Their relatives don’t know where they are.

As President Daniel Ortega's government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders in recent weeks, many of their relatives say they don't know where they're being held and have been denied visits.

Anger and backlash in Britain as government confirms four more weeks of coronavirus restrictions

Footage showed BBC journalist Nick Watt being chased and verbally abused by anti-lockdown protesters in London ahead of the announcement.

Ukraine’s forgotten veterans lean on one another to rebuild their lives

Photographer Sandro Maddalena documented the trauma and recovery of Ukrainian veterans as hostilities with Russia continue.

A New Zealand chapter of Greta Thunberg-linked climate movement disbands itself for being ‘racist’

The announcement by an arm of “School Strike 4 Climate” comes at a time of increased scrutiny on how ethnic minorities are treated within environmentalist groups.

Australia, bowing to pressure, frees asylum seeker family from island detention ordeal

The four members of the Murugappan family have been held for years at an immigration detention center on Christmas Island, an Australian outpost in the Indian Ocean.

Biden and the G-7 fell short on vaccines

"The 2021 G7 will go down in history as another turning point where history failed to turn."

Boris Johnson delays end of England’s coronavirus restrictions as delta variant cases climb

June 21 was supposed to mark England’s “freedom day,” when the country’s remaining coronavirus restrictions would end, but the government has opted to keep them in place.

ICC prosecutor seeks green light to investigate Philippine drug-war killings

The court's prosecutor said there is a "reasonable basis to believe that the crime against humanity of murder has been committed."

Rising delta variant cases force England to delay ‘freedom day,’ extend virus rules one month

With just one week until coronavirus restrictions were set to expire, Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed reopening until at least July 19.

Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel-winning chemist who made ‘art in a test tube,’ dies at 85

He pioneered a powerful, now-ubiquitous technique to build complex organic molecules.

From Israel to Ireland, longtime opponents have formed odd coalitions to seize power

Israel isn’t the only country where odd alliances have formed in recent years. In many parts of the world, “marriages of convenience” are a standard feature of electoral politics.

What to know about Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister

The far-right religious lawmaker is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements and opponent of a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu is out, but his legal woes aren’t going anywhere

The former prime minister's alleged crimes carry serious punishment, including the possibility of years in prison.

After more than a decade, Israelis wake up to a government without Netanyahu

As head of the opposition, the former prime minister has vowed to topple Israel’s new government as soon as possible.

‘You can’t get rid of the smell because they die in the walls’

The mice are invading homes. They’re destroying crops. They’re chewing through appliances, sofas, cars — and livelihoods.
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Arab League backs calls for UN intervention in dam dispute

Arab foreign ministers have backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in the contentious case of Ethiopia’s massive dam, built on one of the main tributaries of the Nile River
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Saudi Arabia executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his alleged participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites
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