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Covid-19 live updates: America hits 150 million fully vaccinated, says White House

The figure is still a long way from herd immunity and experts fear of the rise of new, more contagious variants in the United States.
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Covid-19 live updates: America hits 150 million fully vaccinated, says White House

The figure is still a long way from herd immunity and experts fear of the rise of new, more contagious variants in the United States.

Wuhan lab’s classified work complicates search for pandemic’s origins

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the center of the “lab-leak theory,” conducted secret research projects, public records show.
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Wuhan lab’s classified work complicates search for pandemic’s origins

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the center of the “lab-leak theory,” conducted secret research projects, public records show.

Raisi says Iran’s ballistic missiles are ‘not negotiable’ — and he doesn’t want to meet Biden

Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric and former judiciary chief, is a hard-line conservative who enjoyed the backing of Iran’s supreme leader and allied security services in last week’s presidential election.
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Raisi says Iran’s ballistic missiles are ‘not negotiable’ — and he doesn’t want to meet Biden

Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric and former judiciary chief, is a hard-line conservative who enjoyed the backing of Iran’s supreme leader and allied security services in last week’s presidential election.

Scientists moved Tasmanian devils to protect them. Now the predators are imperiling penguins.

Researchers tried to save Tasmanian devils from a face cancer years ago. Nearly a decade later, an entire population of penguins has been wiped out from an Australian island.
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Scientists moved Tasmanian devils to protect them. Now the predators are imperiling penguins.

Researchers tried to save Tasmanian devils from a face cancer years ago. Nearly a decade later, an entire population of penguins has been wiped out from an Australian island.

Abiy Ahmed and the tarnishing of the world’s most famous prize

Ethiopia's prime minister won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. Now, international observers say his government could be participating in war crimes.
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Abiy Ahmed and the tarnishing of the world’s most famous prize

Ethiopia's prime minister won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. Now, international observers say his government could be participating in war crimes.

Covid-19 live updates: Get vaccinated or go to jail, says Philippines President Duterte

The Philippines has logged at least 1.35 million infections and over 23,500 deaths, but under 6 percent of its residents have been inoculated with at least one dose.
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Covid-19 live updates: Get vaccinated or go to jail, says Philippines President Duterte

The Philippines has logged at least 1.35 million infections and over 23,500 deaths, but under 6 percent of its residents have been inoculated with at least one dose.

Covid-19 live updates: China passes 1 billion vaccinations amid tightened curbs, questions on shots’ efficacy

Beijing has offered others tens of millions of doses as part of a "vaccine diplomacy” competition with Washington, though reports have emerged of people turning down available Sinovac shots.
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Covid-19 live updates: China passes 1 billion vaccinations amid tightened curbs, questions on shots’ efficacy

Beijing has offered others tens of millions of doses as part of a "vaccine diplomacy” competition with Washington, though reports have emerged of people turning down available Sinovac shots.

Ugandan Olympian tests positive for virus upon arrival in Japan, the first detection as athletes head to Tokyo

Uganda’s team was reportedly all vaccinated with AstraZeneca and tested negative for the virus before departure.
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Ugandan Olympian tests positive for virus upon arrival in Japan, the first detection as athletes head to Tokyo

Uganda’s team was reportedly all vaccinated with AstraZeneca and tested negative for the virus before departure.

French far right falls short of expectations in elections but could still win a key region

Exit polls showed Marine Le Pen’s National Rally with a first-round lead in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
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French far right falls short of expectations in elections but could still win a key region

Exit polls showed Marine Le Pen’s National Rally with a first-round lead in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

Ethiopia’s historic election overshadowed by a cascade of crises and conflict

Ethiopia is set to hold a twice-delayed national election on Monday in what the government has heralded as a long-awaited emergence into multi-party democracy.
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Ethiopia’s historic election overshadowed by a cascade of crises and conflict

Ethiopia is set to hold a twice-delayed national election on Monday in what the government has heralded as a long-awaited emergence into multi-party democracy.

Israel struggles to restore vaccine swap deal after Palestinians reject doses for being too old

Some 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine delivered to the West Bank on Friday are headed for the trash because of their imminent expiration.
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Israel struggles to restore vaccine swap deal after Palestinians reject doses for being too old

Some 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine delivered to the West Bank on Friday are headed for the trash because of their imminent expiration.

Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi consolidates hard-line grip as reformers pushed aside

Raisi has expressed a willingness to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but his presidency marked a sharp departure from the Rouhani era.
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Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi consolidates hard-line grip as reformers pushed aside

Raisi has expressed a willingness to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but his presidency marked a sharp departure from the Rouhani era.

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.
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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.

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.
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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.

‘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.
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‘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.

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.
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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.

Video of police officer kneeling on neck of Black 14-year-old boy prompts outrage in Montreal

The 14-year-old, who has not been publicly identified because he is a minor, does not appear to have been physically harmed by the encounter. But his mother told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that he is now afraid to leave the house.
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Video of police officer kneeling on neck of Black 14-year-old boy prompts outrage in Montreal

The 14-year-old, who has not been publicly identified because he is a minor, does not appear to have been physically harmed by the encounter. But his mother told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that he is now afraid to leave the house.

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 vaccines now in exchange for the same number of doses later in the year.
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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 vaccines now in exchange for the same number of doses later in the year.

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.
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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.

U.N. set to adopt resolution condemning Myanmar’s military junta

The move comes after calls for more aggressive action on the part of diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun, who is still recognized by the U.N. as Myanmar’s ambassador.
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U.N. set to adopt resolution condemning Myanmar’s military junta

The move comes after calls for more aggressive action on the part of diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun, who is still recognized by the U.N. as Myanmar’s ambassador.

Covid-19 live updates: CDC director says delta variant could become dominant strain

The public health body recommended that all passengers get tested before and after their trip, while urging unvaccinated travelers to self-quarantine.
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Covid-19 live updates: CDC director says delta variant could become dominant strain

The public health body recommended that all passengers get tested before and after their trip, while urging unvaccinated travelers to self-quarantine.

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

Report says prosecutions dropped by 62 percent over the last five years even as reported rapes increased.
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U.K. government apologizes to rape victims, says legal system ‘failed’ them

Report says prosecutions dropped by 62 percent over the last five years even as reported rapes increased.

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

The front-runner is Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric viewed as a protege and possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader.
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A dispirited electorate votes for president in Iran, where the result seems all but assured

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

Covid-19 live updates: CDC lowers warning for cruises, recommends only fully vaccinated travel

The public health body recommended that all passengers get tested before and after their trip, while urging unvaccinated travelers to self-quarantine.
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Covid-19 live updates: CDC lowers warning for cruises, recommends only fully vaccinated travel

The public health body recommended that all passengers get tested before and after their trip, while urging unvaccinated travelers to self-quarantine.

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.
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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.