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Covid-19 live updates: Over 2 million in England may have had ‘long covid,’ women and poor vulnerable

More than a third of the respondents who had covid say they had at least one symptom that lasted for more than three months.

The Tokyo Olympics just got an important no-confidence vote — from Japan’s emperor

Emperor Naruhito is concerned holding the Games will fuel covid-19 infections in Japan, the head of the Imperial Household Agency said.

The Tokyo Olympics just got an important no-confidence vote — from Japan’s emperor

Emperor Naruhito is concerned holding the Games will fuel covid-19 infections in Japan, the head of the Imperial Household Agency said.

Airstrike hit a crowded market in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, officials say

It was unclear how many civilians were killed in the airstrike, as well as who ordered it.

Benigno Aquino III, Philippine president who revitalized country’s economy, dies at 61

"Noynoy" Aquino is credited, particularly in the early years of his term, with stabilizing the Philippine economy. He also confronted Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Sydney enters ‘scariest’ phase of pandemic as delta variant spreads, leader says

The spread of the contagious strain has residents grappling with reinstated restrictions just as the United States and Europe open up.

Years after Pakistan’s terrorism crackdown, many with no terrorist ties face risk of execution

The country’s broad use of capital punishment still ensnares even juvenile offenders, justice advocates say.
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Solar industry’s ties to China’s Xinjiang region raise specter of forced labor

Hoshine, the top producer of metallurgical-grade silicon, has used state labor programs that researchers say taint the solar supply chain.

Even the world’s most successful vaccination programs are hitting hurdles

Hesitancy, variants and supply issues are complicating even the most efficient vaccine rollouts.

Unmarked graves found at another former residential school in Canada

The Cowessess First Nation made the 'horrific and shocking' find at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

John McAfee found dead in cell after Spanish court approved extradition to U.S.

The antivirus-software developer faced tax-evasion charges in the United States.

Jill Biden tours Southern states to encourage vaccination as youth cases grow

Biden’s visits to Mississippi and Tennessee come as health experts warn that young people in the South are increasingly being hospitalized and concerns over the delta variant grow.

Soccer officials barred a German stadium from displaying rainbow-colored lights. Watch what happened next.

Hint: German soccer fans and supporters of LGBTQ rights didn't take no for an answer.

Hungary’s law against gay ‘propaganda’ draws fire from E.U.

E.U. leaders warn that they will sue Hungary if it goes forward with the measure.

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper folds under government pressure

The emotional closure of the newspaper, which attracted dozens of supporters, reflects a dizzying loss of freedoms in Hong Kong.

Russia says it fired warning shots at a British warship in the Black Sea. It didn’t, says U.K.

The incident was either the sharpest escalation in Russia-NATO tensions in years or a manufactured outrage, depending on who was talking.

What to know about Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi

The 60-year-old hard-line cleric is a close confidant of Iran's supreme leader.

For many wealthy nations, covid ushered in new divisions, poll finds

A Pew survey of 17 advanced economies found that the coronavirus pandemic did not foster unity in wealthy countries, with some exceptions in Asia and the Pacific.
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Activists see George Floyd parallels in video of Czech police officer kneeling on Roma man who later died

Roma community members are calling for an investigation, but police say that drugs, not the police, caused the man’s death.
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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.

Footage of Amazon destroying thousands of unsold items in Britain prompts calls for official investigation

One ex-employee of an Amazon warehouse in Scotland told ITV News that workers were expected to get rid of an estimated 130,000 items a week.
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Critic of Palestinian Authority dies during arrest

An outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority has died during his arrest by PA forces
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UK urged to deliver on policies to deal with climate change

The British government is being urged by its own climate advisers to deliver on its promises to deal with climate change or risk undermining a key environmental summit that it is hosting at the end of the year
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Thai pro-democracy activists march against government

Pro-democracy protesters are taking to the streets of Thailand’s capital, marking the 89th anniversary of the overthrow of the country’s absolute monarchy by renewing their demands that the government step down, the constitution be amended and the monarchy become more accountable
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Aging Japanese nuclear reactor restarted after a decade

A more than 40-year-old nuclear reactor in central Japan which suffered a deadly accident has resumed operation after being taken offline for a decade after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
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Modi to meet Kashmir leaders 1st time after altering region

India’s prime minister is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting with pro-India politicians from disputed Kashmir for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region’s semi-autonomy while jailing many of them in a crackdown
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