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At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, has introduced an iris-scanner that verifies one’s identity and eliminates the need for any human interaction when entering…

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Israeli woman charged after returning from Syria

An Israeli woman who crossed illegally into Syria and was returned as part of a Russian-mediated deal last month has been charged in an Israeli court

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen’s rebel-held capital

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen says it has unleashed a new air campaign on the war-torn country’s capital and on other provinces

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Canada Post is sending every household a free postcard to help ‘deliver a smile’

Each household will receive a free postcard to send to someone they miss. The U.S. Postal Service, meanwhile, has continued to battle significant delays.

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‘Three of us in this marriage’: Princess Diana’s stunning interview with Martin Bashir

In 1995, Diana unloaded on the royal family. Now the world awaits another blockbuster: Oprah Winfrey’s two-hour interview with Diana’s son, Prince Harry, and his wife,…

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With less U.S. tactical support, Afghanistan’s elite forces are struggling to roll back Taliban advances

Afghan commandos have received the highest level of training from the United States, but their fight on the front lines appears to be unsustainable.

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As protests shake Senegal, women fear sexual assault victims will be silenced

A popular politician stands accused of rape. The woman who reported it went into hiding.

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With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election

Israel has reopened most of its economy as part of its final phase of lifting coronavirus lockdown measures imposed in recent months

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China tells Biden to reverse ‘dangerous practice’ on Taiwan

China’s foreign minister has warned the Biden administration to roll back former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of showing support for Taiwan, the island democracy Beijing…

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Greece thinks ‘vaccine passports’ could save summer holidays. Others in Europe see inequalities.

The push for digital proof of vaccines is growing.

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Afghan policewoman hurt, husband dies in targeted attack

Officials say the former head of women police in a southern Afghanistan province has been seriously wounded and her husband — also a police officer —…

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Sri Lanka Catholics mark ‘Black Sunday’ for Easter victims

Sri Lankan Roman Catholics have attended Mass dressed in black, with prayers and protests calling for justice for those killed in coordinated suicide bomb attacks on…

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Myanmar asks India to return police who say they fled army

Myanmar has asked India to return several police officers who crossed the border following a coup in their country

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Pope Francis travels to battered Mosul, praying for war victims in aftermath of ISIS defeat

Only four years after the city was in the hands of the caliphate, the pontiff was set to go there by helicopter, praying at a damaged…

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Chinese exports surge as global demand recovers from virus

China’s exports surged 60.6% over a year earlier in the first two months of 2021, after factories reopened and global demand started to recover from the…

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Pope visits Iraq’s war-ravaged north on last day of tour

Pope Francis has arrived in northern Iraq, where he plans to pray in the ruins of churches damaged or destroyed by Islamic State extremists

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Pro-democracy protest in Thailand passes without violence

Demonstrators from Thailand’s student-led pro-democracy movement have held a peaceful protest outside Bangkok’s Criminal Court to bring public attention to the plight of several of their…

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S Korea, US scale back drills over virus, N Korea diplomacy

The South Korean and U.S. militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy on North Korea’s…

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US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government would reopen their cases and they would eventually…

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A decade after Fukushima nuclear disaster, contaminated water symbolizes Japan’s struggles

Japan says it’s safe to release 1.25 million tons of treated water into the sea. But trust is in short supply.

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With Khashoggi case, Germany widens reach in ‘universal jurisdiction’ prosecutions

The Saudi crown prince faces crimes against humanity charges as German justice looks beyond its borders.

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No jab, no job: As British companies move to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees, discrimination fears mount

Labor rights groups argue that mandatory vaccines would not stop the spread of the coronvirus but could lead to discrimination on socioeconomic and ethnic grounds.

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Egypt president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

Egypt’s presidency says President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has traveled to Sudan

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Philip W. Pillsbury Jr., Foreign Service officer with USIA, dies at 85

He helped promote U.S. cultural and educational interests from Italy to Iran, Africa to Argentina.

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Pakistan’s PM wins vote of confidence after Senate setback

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has handily won a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, days after the embarrassing defeat of his ruling party’s key…

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Vaxi Taxi targets vaccine anxiety as UK minority uptake lags

The Vaxi Taxi was a godsend for Leslie Reid

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In Iraq to spread message of peace, Pope Francis’s events also bring worries about spreading coronavirus

While Pope Francis is vaccinated, Iraq has only just begun a limited inoculation program.

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Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe

Fast-spreading mutant versions of the coronavirus are powering another uptick in infections in Europe

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US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government would reopen their cases and they would eventually…

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The pope and the ayatollah: Francis meets Iraq’s Sistani

The pontiff is paying a visit to the modest home of one of Islam’s most influential figures.

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Pope Francis meets with top Shiite cleric in Iraq

Pope Francis is meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam, in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf

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Diplomats: UN fails to approve call to end Tigray violence

U.N. diplomats say an attempt to get U.N. Security Council approval for a statement calling for an end to violence in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and…

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‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was tricked onto plane, into arrest

A key piece of the mystery around the arrest of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” has become clear

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Why the pope’s visit matters for Iraq’s Christians

Since the early days of the religion, an array of Christians have lived in what is today Iraq.

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UN envoy calls for urgent action to reverse Myanmar coup

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar is calling for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup

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WHO head pushes for waiver of intellectual property rights to coronavirus vaccines, in bid to broaden access

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his most pointed plea yet for the waiver of some patents.

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Czech state orders students to help at struggling hospitals

The Czech health minister says the government has approved his plan to order medical and other university and high school students to help out at hospitals…

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Has covid killed trade shows? Barcelona bets on a comeback

It was roughly one year ago, on the eve of a giant technology conference that usually brings more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, that business conventions…

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AP source: Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine

A person familiar with the matter says Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19 as the country’s health regulator has cleared a Johnson &…

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Violent Senegal protests supporting opposition leader kill 1

Black smoke has risen in Senegal’s capital as young people took to the streets again in support of the country’s main opposition leader, who was detained…

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Crocodile hunt: Search on for escaped reptiles in S. Africa

Police divers and conservation officers are searching for an unknown number of young crocodiles that escaped from a large breeding farm near a rural town in…

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Cyprus: EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks

Cyprus says the European Union is ready to “actively contribute” to a new push to revive dormant talks on reunifying the ethnically divided island

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4 Hong Kong activists given bail as prosecutors drop appeal

Four of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s tough national security law have been released on bail after prosecutors dropped an appeal of an earlier…

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Swiss mull ‘burqa ban’ in vote centering on security, rights

At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday to vote on a long-laid…

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China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets that give little sign that it will step up…

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Africa welcomes COVAX doses but warns against ‘selfishness’

Urgent calls for COVID-19 vaccine fairness are ringing through African countries as more are welcoming or rolling out doses from the global COVAX initiative

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Pope Francis’s historic visit to Iraq, in images

The pope’s travel plans have been moderated by the pandemic. Nonetheless, thousands of Iraqis lined roads around the airport to catch a glimpse.

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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public

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China needs a baby boom to avert a demographic crisis. Small steps won’t be enough.

The one-child policy has left a legacy that will be hard to undo, especially while access to IVF and egg-freezing is restricted to married, straight couples.

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‘I’m ready to talk’: Meghan’s upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey is already dividing Britons

The sit-down, which airs on Sunday in the U.S. and on Monday in Britain, is reported to have the palace in a stir.

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AP Interview: Lawyer says Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme

The chief lawyer for Greg Kelly, an American on trial in Japan on charges of under-reporting the compensation of Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, says his…

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