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 2021-04-22 11:47 

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Journalists Form Front Line of Defense to Protect Endangered Rainforests...

Spread over 1.8 million hectares, the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve in Brazil's Rondnia state is home to rainforests, six villages and at least three Indigenous populations....

 2021-04-22 09:07 

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India Reports World's Biggest Single-Day Total of COVID-19 Infections...

India reported 314,835 new COVID-19 infections Thursday, the highest one-day total posted by any nation during the yearlong global pandemic.By contrast, the United States posted 300,310 single day new cases on Jan. 2, according to Johns Hopkins Coronaviru...

 2021-04-22 06:25 

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Officials Say Biden Preparing to Recognize Armenian Genocide...

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 2021-04-22 06:03 

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Haitian Protesters Use Vodou to Persuade the President to Step Down...

A group of Haitian protesters is using Vodou and a battle tactic inspired by a Bible passage to get President Jovenel Moise to step down.About 20 demonstrators circled Haiti's national palace seven times around midday Wednesday, a tactic taken from a ...

 2021-04-22 05:52 

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UN Official: May be 'Many Months' Before Full Scale of Tigray Rapes Known...

Editor's note: This story contains graphic descriptions of rape.A senior United Nations official says that it may be many months before the full scale and magnitude of atrocities being committed against women and girls in Ethiopia's Tigray region ...

 2021-04-22 04:51 

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Egypt Fires Top Railway Official after Deadly Train Crashes...

Egypt's transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country's top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and more than 350 injured.The firing of Ashraf Raslan was part of...

 2021-04-22 04:29 

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Greta Thunberg Docuseries Amplifies Her Climate Change Fight...

Greta Thunberg turned 18 in January, but she's already made peace with her future: While most college students will change their concentrations multiple times, the Swedish high school student says climate change activism will be her life's mission...

 2021-04-22 04:14 

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Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds...

Australia has canceled two Chinese...

 2021-04-22 03:51 

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Chad's Interim President Faces Power Struggle...

In Chad, factionalism is creating uncertainty over the central African nation's leadership following this week's sudden death of longtime President Idriss Deby Itno.On Wednesday, a transitional military council named Deby's son — 37-year...

 2021-04-22 03:48 

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Search for Missing Indonesian Submarine Enters Second Day as Neighbors Offer Help...

A search for an Indonesian submarine that went missing with 53 people on board continued Thursday after rescuers found an oil spill near where the vessel dived and as neighboring countries pledged to help.The 44-year-old submarine KRI Nanggala-402 was con...

 2021-04-22 03:28 

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Black Man Fatally Shot by Sheriff's Deputies Serving Search Warrant in North Carolina...

Officials in the southeastern U.S....

 2021-04-22 03:21 

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Students Graduate From Earth Day Planting to Environmental Degrees...

Fifty-one years ago, young people planted trees for the first Earth Day. Today, students are taking part in environmental law, science and other disciplines to heal the planet. "You don't have to be an environmental professional to help the enviro...

 2021-04-22 03:12 

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Nearly 1,500 Reported Arrested at Navalny Rallies in Russia...

Police arrested nearly 1,500 people Wednesday during a day of demonstrations throughout Russia calling for freedom for imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny, whose health reportedly is in severe decline after three weeks of hunger striking, accordin...

 2021-04-22 02:42 

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Social Media Was the Major Witness in Chauvin Trial...

Young people say that the conviction Tuesday of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, an African American, is a step toward justice and social media is a tool in curbing police brutality....

 2021-04-22 02:25 

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Lava From Guatemala's Pacaya Volcano Threatens Towns...

Residents of small communities living around Guatemala's Pacaya volcano wake each day wondering if the lava will reach their homes.A lava flow descending the volcano has advanced between El Patrocinio and San Jos el Rodeo. In the case of the latter, t...

 2021-04-22 02:08 

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Perseverance Rover Made Oxygen on Mars...

New feat to the credit of Perseverance: the NASA rover transformed carbon dioxide from Mars' atmosphere into oxygen, a first on another planet, the US space agency announced on Wednesday....

 2021-04-22 01:39 

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Israel Says It Struck Targets in Syria After Missile Attack...

A missile launched from Syria struck southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in...

 2021-04-22 01:20 

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Smaller Economies See Big Opportunities in Digital Trade Pact...

In a world replete with international economic and trade organizations — most of them best known by acronyms such as WTO, OECD, APEC, ITO, TPP and MERCOSUR — who needs one more? Apparently Canada, which is eagerly seeking to join Chile, New Ze...

 2021-04-22 01:13 

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Why a Jury's Racial Composition Matters...

The jury that convicted white former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the death of African American George Floyd consisted of five men and seven women, six of whom were white, four were Black and two were multiracial, according to cou...

 2021-04-22 01:01 

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Sudanese Analysts: Chad Military Takeover Will Likely Cause Instability in Darfur Region...

A U.S.-based Sudanese analyst says Sudan's transitional government should remain neutral toward the political developments in neighboring Chad, noting the sudden death of Chadian President Idriss Deby is likely to increase instability in the entire Sa...

 2021-04-22 00:43 

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US Sees Major Differences with Iran in Nuclear Talks...

Serious differences persist between the United States and Iran over how they might resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite making some progress in their latest indirect talks in Vienna, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.The talks ...

 2021-04-22 00:04 

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US Olympian Slams Call for China Winter Games Boycott...

Clare Egan is an American athlete who qualified for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team. She competes in the biathalon, a sport that combines the winter survival skills of cross-country skiing with target shooting.As chair of the International Biathlon Union's...

 2021-04-21 23:18 

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Justice Department Launches Probe Into Policing Practices in Minneapolis...

The Justice Department has opened a civil investigation into the embattled police department in the Midwestern U.S....

 2021-04-21 22:15 

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Suicide Blast Rips Through Parking Lot of Pakistan Hotel...

Authorities in southwestern Pakistan said Wednesday that a powerful bomb had ripped through the parking area of a five-star hotel, killing at least four people and wounding about a dozen others.The outlawed Pakistani Taliban militant group through its soc...

 2021-04-21 21:41 

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How Arab Spring Changed Culture of Journalist Safety...

From the brutal killings of U.S. freelancers James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria in 2014 to the deaths in Libya 10 years ago this week of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, the Arab Spring has had a devasting toll on the media commun...

 2021-04-21 21:34 

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Biden Expresses Confidence US Can Supply COVID Vaccines Abroad...

The United States is working to provide desperately desired coronavirus vaccines to other countries, President Joe Biden told White House reporters on Wednesday. At the end of prepared remarks announcing that 200 million COVID-19 shots have been administe...

 2021-04-21 21:08 

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Biden Administration Seeking $300 Million in Aid to Afghanistan...

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 2021-04-21 20:29 

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VOA Exclusive: Pakistan's President Says His Country Does Not Want to Become Base of US Counterterror...

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi sat down with VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem this week for an exclusive interview to discuss the impact on the region of the United States withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, how Pakistan sees its future relationship with...

 2021-04-21 20:14 

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Catholic Officials Halt Activity in Haiti Over 9 Kidnapped...

Catholic institutions including schools and universities closed Wednesday across Haiti in a three-day protest to demand the release of five priests, two nuns and two other people kidnapped more than a week ago amid a spike in violence that the government ...

 2021-04-21 20:01 

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The Infodemic: Israel Lifted Requirement That Everyone Wear Masks Outdoors...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: In April 2021, Israel lifted the requirement that everyone wear masks outdoors.Verdict: TrueRead the full stor...

 2021-04-21 19:58 

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The Infodemic: Western Countries Not Afraid of Competition From Russian Vaccine...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm....

 2021-04-21 19:55 

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The Infodemic: Is COVID-19 Testing Equipment Sterilized With a Chemical Linked to Cancer?...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm....

 2021-04-21 19:53 

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New Rules Allowing Small Drones to Fly Over People in US Take Effect...

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that final rules announced in December took effect on Wednesday allowing for small drones to fly over people and at night, a significant step toward their eventual use for widespread commercial deliveries.The...

 2021-04-21 19:41 

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World Leaders Set to Speak at US-Led Virtual Climate Summit...

More than two dozen world leaders are set to speak Thursday, on Earth Day, at the virtual global summit on climate change organized by U.S....

 2021-04-21 19:37 

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The Infodemic: UK Official's Statement About Managing COVID-19Taken Out of Context...

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 2021-04-21 19:21 

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Japan Nears Decision on New COVID Emergency Decree...

The Japanese government may declare a new state of emergency for the cities of Tokyo and Osaka in response to another surge of COVID-19 infections. The Mainichi newspaper reported Wednesday that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is requesting to impose an emerg...

 2021-04-21 19:17 

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Hungry Ramadan: Refugees in Turkey See Steep Decline in Holiday Charity...

Over a year ago, when much of the world shuttered as the pandemic swept the globe, Mohammed al-Awas, 46, a Syrian refugee, was stranded with his wife and five children at a gas station in Turkey. Not far from the Greek border, some families were sheltered...

 2021-04-21 19:07 

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Pakistan Probes Shooting of Former Prominent Journalist Critical of Military...

Pakistani police Wednesday opened an investigation into the shooting and wounding of a former prominent journalist and head of the state media regulator, who has been a vocal critic of the military and its alleged meddling in politics. Absar Alam, who is ...

 2021-04-21 18:58 

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'Justice Served:' World Reacts to Conviction of Derek Chauvin in Murder of George Floyd...

The police killing of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last year triggered Black Lives Matter protests around the world. The murder conviction rendered Tuesday against former police officer Derek Chauvin has been welcomed in many countries, as millio...

 2021-04-21 18:51 

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In Germany, 60 Arrested in Protests Over COVID Restrictions...

Police in central Berlin have clashed with protesters outside the German parliament, which is considering a bill to give Chancellor Angela Merkel the power to impose tougher restrictions as the nation suffers a third wave of coronavirus infections. A poli...

 2021-04-21 18:35 

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UN Experts: Russian Dissident Navalny's Life in 'Serious Danger'...

United Nations human rights experts said Wednesday that jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny's life is in "serious danger" and appealed to Moscow to allow Navalny to seek emergency medical treatment in another country."We urge t...

 2021-04-21 18:31 

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US Hits Myanmar Pearl, Timber Companies With Sanctions...

The United States has imposed sanctions on the Myanmar state-owned Myanma Timber Enterprise and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise to further pressure the military government, which seized power in a February coup."The Burmese military derives significant fundi...

 2021-04-21 18:29 

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UN Rights Chief Calls Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Case Momentous...

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is calling Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in the killing of George Floyd momentous and a testament to the perseverance of his family and others in calling for justice. Bachelet said the evidenc...

 2021-04-21 17:26 

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Indonesia Searches for Missing Submarine With 53 on Board...

Indonesia's military said it is seeking assistance from Australia, Singapore and India after a navy submarine with 53 people aboard disappeared north of the resort island of Bali on Wednesday. "It is true that the KRI Nanggala-402 lost contact sin...

 2021-04-21 17:23 

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European Union Moves to Regulate Artificial Intelligence...

The European Union's executive branch on Wednesday announced proposals designed to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI), banning its use in practices such as surveillance and facial scanning that threaten personal rights.At a news briefing...

 2021-04-21 17:19 

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China Not Discriminating Against Foreign Journalists, Envoy Says...

China continued to welcome foreign journalists and discriminated against none, a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday, contradicting an Australian reporter's opinion that they were...

 2021-04-21 17:08 

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Queen Elizabeth Expresses Thanks for 'Support and Kindness'...

Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the...

 2021-04-21 17:01 

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Biden OKs More Foreign Seasonal Workers as Economy Improves...

President Joe Biden's administration announced an increase Tuesday in the number of temporary seasonal workers who will be allowed to work in the U.S. this year as the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic. The Department of Homeland Security said t...

 2021-04-21 16:57 

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60 Germans Arrested During COVID-19 Empowerment Protest...

Police in Berlin have clashed with protesters outside the German parliament, which is considering a bill to give Chancellor Angela Merkel the power to impose tougher COVID-19 restrictions as the nation suffers a third wave of coronavirus infections.Severa...

 2021-04-21 16:36 

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Former Colonial Power France Feels Loss After Death of Chad's President...

Few countries are feeling the loss of Chad's President Idriss Deby more keenly than former colonial power France. Paris has long seen Deby as a key ally in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. Now some observers say his death brings uncertainty t...

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