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French families sue over extensive nursing home virus deaths

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court is holding a hearing Wednesday in a class-action effort to hold French health authorities...

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Protests in Lebanon as local currency hits record low

BEIRUT (AP) — Protests broke out across the country Tuesday after the Lebanese pound hit a record low against the...

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Vatican defends pope’s Iraq trip amid virus as ‘act of love’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican defended Pope Francis’ decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend...

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A year in, coronavirus rages in vaccine-needy West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s spring of hope is unfolding alongside the Palestinians’ winter of despair. More than half...

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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts US-led coalition troops on...

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Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goals

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the US uses energy by expanding renewables, but...

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Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults...

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Myanmar forces use violence again against protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police used tear gas and rubber bullets again Wednesday to violently disperse protesters against last month’s...

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Tokyo Olympics add 12 women to executive board to reach 42 percent

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to...

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Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

GUSAU, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state...

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UN chief: Appeal for Yemen raises ‘disappointing’ $1.7B

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations appeal for aid to Yemen to alleviate the world’s worst humanitarian disaster raised some...

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COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out...

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Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country’s powerful Orthodox establishment,...

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Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late...

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