Covid-19 live updates: Vaccination effort’s new phase includes PSAs from Sesame Street, free beer for every shot

As the vaccination pace wanes, leaders have turned to marketing strategies and audacious incentives to lure those who have not yet received their shots.

Hopes surge for boosted vaccine supply after U.S. voices support for waiving patents, even as uncertainty remains

The United States announced support for a short-term waiver, infusing hope into global health efforts to ramp up coronavirus vaccine production.

What it means for the U.S. to back waiver on coronavirus vaccine patents

After months of deadlock, the United States has reversed course, coming out in favor of a proposal to waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines at the World Trade Organization.

Brazil shocked by warlike police raid that leaves 25 dead in Rio de Janeiro favela

Even in a city long accustomed to extraordinary police violence, the death toll was shocking.

Germany lets the vaccinated have a bit more fun. Teens shutout from the jabs are not happy.

Having a vaccine lifts curfew rules and allows bigger gatherings. But many younger Germans have a long wait.

Why the world’s most vaccinated country is seeing an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases

The Seychelles' situation is being watched closely for what it says about vaccination drives.

Europe's vaccine campaign is accelerating. It expects to match the U.S. by July.

The European Union has fixed some of its logistical problems and is relying heavily on production from Pfizer-BioNTech.

In an Indian city, obituaries reveal missing coronavirus deaths and untold suffering

India reported nearly 4,000 deaths Thursday, its deadliest day to date in the pandemic. The actual toll is likely to be considerably higher.

Vaccination of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr blow to Iraq’s vaccine hesitancy

The photo of the cleric getting vaccinated prompted hundreds to get doses of their own amid Iraq’s faltering immunization efforts.

Man’s barbecue binge sparks new virus curbs in Sydney after month without cases

A grill enthusiast roamed the city while infected, sparking concerns of wider outbreak.

Facebook’s battle with errant world leaders has only just begun

The Oversight Board's ruling on Trump is a warning for other world leaders.

Biden administration will support lifting vaccine patent protections

According to the World Health Organization, of the 832 million vaccine doses administered around the world by mid-April, just 0.2% were given in lower-income countries.

Italian jury convicts 2 Americans of murder, with a punishment of life in prison, in 2019 killing of police officer

Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth had been on vacation in Rome at the time of the slaying.

Canada authorizes coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

Canada has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the age group; the United States is expected to follow next week.

On the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, his legacy divides France

French President Emmanuel Macron’s participation in a commemoration Wednesday was a balancing act.

The U.S. birthrate is falling. Here’s how other countries have tried to persuade people to have more children.

The United States is facing a dilemma with which many wealthy nations have long grappled.

Indonesian airport workers accused of reusing nasal swabs for coronavirus testing

One of the thousands of passengers affected says he was 'violated through his nose.'

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid gains chance to form government, oust Netanyahu

The former TV news anchor has 28 days to broker a deal among diverse anti-Netanyahu parties.
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At least 25 dead during Brazilian police raid in Rio

Brazilian police targeting drug traffickers have raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro and at least one officer and 24 alleged criminals died after being shot
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Grand jury indicts Puerto Rico boxer in lover's death

A grand jury has indicted Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo in the killing of his pregnant lover in a case that is eligible for the death penalty
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Palestinians, Israeli settlers scuffle in east Jerusalem

Palestinians and Israeli settlers have hurled rocks and chairs at each other in a tense east Jerusalem neighborhood
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Holocaust survivor who led Yad Vashem memorial dies at 94

Yitzhak Arad, a Holocaust survivor and scholar who was the director of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial for more than two decades, has died at the age of 94
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Police: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed injured in blast

Maldives police say the country’s first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a blast Thursday near his home and is being treated in a hospital in the capital
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