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(Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg)
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Ebrahim Raisi, hard-line judiciary chief, wins Iran’s presidential election, state media reports

Raisi has expressed a willingness to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but his presidency was certain to mark a radical departure from the Rouhani era.

‘It’s my choice. It’s my life.’

Muslim women throughout France — teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, mothers — face challenges around their headscarves every day. Nine of them told The Post their stories.

Death of famed Afghan commander in Taliban massacre highlights the country’s struggles and fears

Col. Sohrab Azimi was among 23 commandos killed as the Taliban seeks to make gains with the U.S. military leaving the fight.

After cease-fire, Israel and Hamas revert to calibrated routine of provocation and reprisal

Neither side seems eager to return to war or able to break the years-long cycle of hostilities.

Tied down and locked away: Harrowing tales emerge from Japan’s psychiatric patients

Lawsuits and studies cast light on wide use of physical restraints and long confinements in Japan’s vast mental health system.

Covid-19 live updates: Delta variant could become dominant strain in U.S. this summer, CDC head says

Full vaccination protects against the delta variant first found in India, Rochelle Walensky emphasized.

A dispirited electorate votes for president in Iran, where the result seems all but ensured

The front-runner is Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric viewed as a protege and possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader.

U.N. adopts resolution condemning Myanmar’s military junta

The move comes after calls for more aggressive action from diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun, who is still recognized by the United Nations as Myanmar’s ambassador.

Palestinians cancel vaccine deal with Israel, saying doses are too close to expiration date

The new Israeli government had planned to transfer about-to-expire vaccine doses now in exchange for the same number of doses later in the year.

U.K. government apologizes to rape victims, says legal system ‘failed’ them

A report says prosecutions dropped by 62 percent over the past five years even as reported rapes increased.

Court turns back European Union demand for surge in AstraZeneca vaccine doses

The Brussels court cited failures to meet the E.U. vaccine contract, but it set a lower requirement of 80 million doses delivered by the end of summer.

E.U. recommends lifting bans on U.S. travelers

The United States, however, has not yet lifted its sweeping ban on many E.U. travelers.
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Mothers in sister cities: Finding lessons from the pandemic in Germany and Virginia

As parts of Europe and the United States rebound from the depths of the pandemic, two women share how their families coped, struggled and now wonder what's ahead.

Bear goes on rampage in Japan, storms military base, airport

The bear injured four people, and caused schools to close and flights to be canceled, before it was eventually shot.

In nationalizing Juneteenth, the U.S. is still late to the hemisphere’s party

Juneteenth celebrations in the United States are of a piece with celebrations of Black liberation from the Caribbean, where the moment of emancipation is more closely tethered to histories of independence from Europe’s colonial empires.

Robert Hollander, towering scholar of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy,’ dies at 87

With his wife, Jean Hollander, he produced an English translation of ‘The Divine Comedy’ that was hailed as a masterpiece.

Hong Kong police raid newspaper offices, arrest editors, executives under security law

The raid on Apple Daily and the arrests show how dramatically space is shrinking for the city’s once-free press.

Bitcoin miners exit China, beat a path to the U.S. as crypto climate shifts

Beijing appears uneasy not only about the industry’s carbon footprint, but also the intrinsically uncontrollable nature of cryptocurrency.
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Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

Health officials say Afghanistan is fast running out of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID worsen
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Partygoers, police injured at curfew-busting rave in France

A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were also injured amid violence as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party in western France
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EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country
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Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people
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Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

Thousands of heavy metal fans are camping, singing — and even moshing — at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
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