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South America Covid cases soar, but vaccines bring optimism

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay hope high vaccination rates mean this latest wave will not be as deadly as previous ones.
A health care worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 11, 2022.
A health care worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Feb. 11, 2022.
3h ago

U.K. Covid ‘partygate’ report blames culture of Boris Johnson’s office

Revelations that Johnson and his staff repeatedly flouted the rules they imposed on others have elicited outrage in Britain and led to calls for the prime minister to resign.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London on May 18, 2022.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London on May 18, 2022.
4h ago

Over 1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

“Mothers do not have proper nutrition during pregnancy, and are not able to eat properly after birth, said Mohammad Sharif, a doctor at Charakar hospital.
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4h ago

Pakistan raises roadblocks to stop ex-premier Imran Khan’s banned rally

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would march with supporters to the capital for a demonstration he hopes will bring down the government and force early elections.
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TOPSHOT-PAKISTAN-POLITICS-PROTEST
13h ago

North Korea fires suspected ICBM, other missiles hours after Biden leaves Asia

The launch came hours after President Joe Biden ended a trip to Asia where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend its allies in the face of the North’s nuclear threat.
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Russia aims to take eastern Ukrainian town as base for artillery strikes

Russia has two main tactics in its invasion of Ukraine: walking in artillery and blockades of key ports. Russian forces are aiming to take the small town of Lyman in eastern Ukraine because it would put two Ukrainian cities in striking range of its artillery.
Russia aims to take eastern Ukrainian town as base for artillery strikes
Russia aims to take eastern Ukrainian town as base for artillery strikes
18h ago

Indonesia summons Britain's envoy after furor over rainbow Pride flag

A 2020 survey by the Pew Research Center showed that 80 percent of Indonesians believe homosexuality “should not be accepted by society.”
The rainbow flag was flown alongside the British flag at the country’s embassy in Jakarta on May 17.
The rainbow flag was flown alongside the British flag at the country’s embassy in Jakarta on May 17.
22h ago

French police search McKinsey’s office in Paris over tax fraud investigation

McKinsey & Co. denied any wrongdoing and said it complies with French tax rules.
Image: Four police officers, from the right, leave the building hosting McKinsey & Company France, on May 24, 2022 in Paris.
Image: Four police officers, from the right, leave the building hosting McKinsey & Company France, on May 24, 2022 in Paris.
1d ago

At least 11 killed in central Mexico in apparent gangland attack

Pieces of cardboard were found at the scene with a message apparently written by a drug cartel saying it had targeted a rival gang in the attack, news website Sin Embargo reported.
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The Hotel Gala

Another sandstorm in the Middle East raises alarm

Orange skies and grit blanket cities in Iraq, Syria and Iran as experts blame climate change and poor government regulation.
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Image: Sandstorm

Ukraine today: Russia advances, Biden's 'dark hour' and Kremlin reacts to 'ashamed' diplomat

Here’s what to know today about Ukraine, from the fight for the Donbas to the Quad summit in Tokyo. 
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