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17h ago

Tokyo's daily Covid cases hit record high during Olympics

Despite the mounting concern, large crowds were seen at various Games-related sites.
Image: Covid cases Tokyo
Image: Covid cases Tokyo
21h ago

Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker that killed two

There was no immediate official reaction from Iran to the accusation that it may have been responsible.
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Image: BELGIUM-EU-DIPLOMACY
1d ago

U.S. announces Cuba sanctions as Biden meets with Cuban American leaders

Biden said that the Cuban government’s crackdown on protesters amounted to a “brazen violation of the rights of the Cuban people."
Image: A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021.
Image: A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021.

Hundreds of Afghan evacuees fleeing Taliban arrive in U.S. 

Hundreds of Afghans who applied for a special immigrant visa to come to the United States have been bused to an army base in Virginia where they will be staying for a week. These Afghans risked their lives to help the United States and now fear retribution from the Taliban if they stay in Afghanistan. NBC News' Courtney Kube reports.
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees fleeing Taliban arrive in U.S. 
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees fleeing Taliban arrive in U.S. 
2d ago

Wife of slain Haitian president: 'When they left, they thought I was dead'

In a New York Times interview, Martine Moïse recalled the terrifying moments that ended in her husband's assassination.
Martine Moise grieves during the funeral for her husband, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
Martine Moise grieves during the funeral for her husband, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
2d ago

Two crew killed in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman

Tensions have risen in the Gulf region since the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran in 2018 after Trump withdrew Washington from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal.
Image:  oil tanker Mercer Street
Image:  oil tanker Mercer Street
2d ago

In Guatemala thousands protest, demand president’s resignation

Protesters lit fires and blocked roads to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, after the firing of a well-known anti-corruption prosecutor.
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Image: GUATEMALA-POLITICS-INDIGENOUS-ROADBLOCK

Bolivia’s Indigenous raise concern over ‘missing’ vaccines

“We are going to carry out an investigation into this because it cannot be that the Indigenous peoples are once again exposed to risk,” said Indigenous leader and legislator Toribia Lero.
Image: Bolivia's indigenous raise concern over vaccines shortfall, in Uru Chipaya
Image: Bolivia's indigenous raise concern over vaccines shortfall, in Uru Chipaya
2d ago

Hong Kong investigates China anthem booing during Olympics broadcast in mall

Police said they fielded complaints that some people booed during the award ceremony when China's national anthem was played, according to local media.
Image: OLY-2020-2021-TOKYO-HKG
Image: OLY-2020-2021-TOKYO-HKG
2d ago

Philippine President fully restores key U.S. troop pact

The deal has assumed additional importance as the United States and its allies contend with an increasingly assertive China.
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Image: PHILIPPINES-US-POLITICS
2d ago

Hong Kong protester sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers at a July 2020 rally.
Tong Ying-kit
Tong Ying-kit