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 2021-04-16 15:56 

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Afghan War Has Claimed 241,000 Lives, Report Finds...

A study released Friday estimates the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan has killed 241,000 people, including Americans, and cost the United States $2.26 trillion to date. The Costs of War Project, housed at Brown University's Watson Institute and Bos...

 2021-04-16 15:52 

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UN Suspends Aid in Nigeria's Borno State as Thousands Flee Armed Attacks...

The United Nations says it has suspended aid operations in Damasak in the Nigerian state of Borno after armed groups attacked aid workers and humanitarian agencies.A series of clashes this week between insurgent groups and the Nigerian armed forces in the...

 2021-04-16 15:31 

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Greek, Turkish Foreign Ministers Clash at News Conference...

Tensions between Greece and Turkey reached a new high this week when the two countries' foreign ministers traded accusations during a live, televised news conference....

 2021-04-16 15:20 

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Keep Your Distance, Kashmir Police Tell Media...

When word gets out of a gunfight between security forces and separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the media are quick to respond....

 2021-04-16 13:52 

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Nigeria Steps Up Vaccination Efforts After Slow Rollout Blamed on Misinformation...

Nigerian authorities are stepping up efforts to vaccinate more people against COVID-19 after a slow rollout blamed on misinformation....

 2021-04-16 13:45 

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Japan Ambassador Lays Out US Summit Priorities...

The following is the full text of an interview with Koji Tomita, the Japanese ambassador in Washington, conducted this week in advance of a visit to the White House by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga....

 2021-04-16 13:26 

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8 Dead in Shooting at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis...

Eight people were shot and killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter killed himself, police said.Several other people were injured late Thursday night when gunfire erupted at the facility near the Indianapolis International Airport, poli...

 2021-04-16 13:15 

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Ambassador Lays Out US-Japan Summit Priorities...

The following is the full text of an interview with Koji Tomita, the Japanese ambassador in Washington, conducted this week in advance of a visit to the White House by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga....

 2021-04-16 12:56 

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Global COVID-19 Infection Rate Approaches Record High, WHO Warns...

The World Health Organization said Friday that COVID-19 cases are increasing globally at a worrying rate, with the number of new cases doubling each week, a pace approaching the highest rate of infection since the pandemic began.The WHO said Friday there ...

 2021-04-16 12:52 

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The Infodemic: RNA Vaccines Don't Turn Body into 'Virus-making Factory'...

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

 2021-04-16 12:01 

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Nigeria Worries About Meeting Vaccination Targets...

Nigerian authorities are stepping up efforts to vaccinate more people against COVID-19 after a slow rollout blamed on misinformation....

 2021-04-16 11:58 

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COVID Vaccine Will Likely Be Annual Shot...

The COVID-19 vaccine could become an annual injection, like the flu shot, according to the head of a pharmaceutical giant and the chief science officer of the U.S....

 2021-04-16 11:32 

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US Protests of Police Shootings Remain Peaceful...

Cities in two Midwestern U.S. states -- Minnesota and Illinois -- had braced Thursday for a night of unrest that did not materialize. Peaceful protesters did, however, take to the streets in an on-edge Minneapolis suburb and in Chicago to demonstrate agai...

 2021-04-16 11:29 

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8 Dead in Shooting at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis, Police Say...

Eight people were shot and killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter killed himself, police said.Several other people were injured late Thursday night when gunfire erupted at the facility near the Indianapolis International Airport, poli...

 2021-04-16 11:26 

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Pakistan Blocks Social Media Amid Crackdown on Islamists...

Pakistan temporarily blocked access to all social media platforms Friday amid a crackdown on a radical Islamist party leading recent nationwide violent demonstrations against France over the publication of anti-Islam cartoons in a French magazine. The Pak...

 2021-04-16 09:54 

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Iran Starts Enriching Uranium to 60%, its Highest Level Ever...

Iran began enriching uranium up to 60% purity Friday, its highest level ever, after an attack targeted its Natanz nuclear site, the country's parliament speaker said.The comment by Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, quoted by state television, did not elaborate...

 2021-04-16 09:23 

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Jimmy Lai Among 5 Hong Kong Democracy Activists Jailed...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 12 months on Friday along with four other veteran democracy activists for helping to lead one of the city's biggest-ever protests.Organizers say 1.7 million people -- almost one quarter of Hong Kong'...

 2021-04-16 09:03 

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How a Vietnam-Malaysia Fishing MOU Could Ease the Wider South China Sea Dispute...

Malaysia and Vietnam intend to sign a memorandum of understanding that experts say could eventually help ease a decades-old, six-party dispute over sovereignty in the resource-rich South China Sea.Maritime law enforcement agencies from the two Southeast A...

 2021-04-16 08:42 

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2.5 Billion T. Rex Roamed Earth, but Not All at Once, Study Says...

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That's how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds.Using calculations based on body size, sexual mat...

 2021-04-16 08:05 

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Police: 8 Dead in Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Facility...

Eight people were shot and killed late Thursday at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis, in the midwestern U.S. state of Indiana, police said.Multiple other people were injured and went to local hospitals, police spokesperson Genae Cook said at an early morni...

 2021-04-16 07:10 

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India Records More Than 200,000 New COVID Cases Thursday...

Health officials in India said they counted more than 200,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, an all-time daily high for the South Asian nation.The surge in cases has India scrambling to find hospital beds and oxygen. The escalating tally has also forced Ind...

 2021-04-16 06:55 

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Police: Gunman Dead, Multiple Shot at Fedex Facility in Indiana...

Multiple people were shot at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis in the midwestern U.S. state of Indiana late Thursday, and the suspected gunman killed himself, police said.When police arrived, officers observed an active shooting scene at the facility, Indi...

 2021-04-16 06:43 

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Zimbabwe Reports Major Rise in Teen Pregnancies During Pandemic...

Zimbabwe's government this month reported a major increase in teenage pregnancies in January and February. Advocates are blaming the rise from previous years on coronavirus lockdowns and poverty....

 2021-04-16 04:48 

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Sydney Man Finds Venomous Snake in Lettuce Bought at Supermarket...

Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he'd just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked....

 2021-04-16 04:35 

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UN Warns COVID-19 is 'Roaring Back' as Yemen Faces Famine...

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic "roaring back" in recent weeks as the Arab world's poorest country faces a large-scale famin...

 2021-04-16 03:12 

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Coronavirus Hug Image Named World Press Photo of the Year...

A photo of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent...

 2021-04-16 02:50 

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Biden Nominates US Haiti Ambassador to State Department Position...

U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison for the position of assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs.Sison, a career ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service, has served in H...

 2021-04-16 02:06 

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Former VP Pence Undergoes Surgery to Implant Pacemaker...

Former Vice President Mike Pence has undergone surgery to have a pacemaker implanted. His office says that Wednesday's procedure went well and that Pence...

 2021-04-16 01:52 

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Officials: At Least One Dead, Several Injured in Baghdad Bombing...

Iraq military officials say a powerful explosion rocked a market in Baghdad's Sadr City district Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 12 others.The military statement did not say what caused the explosion or who was responsible,...

 2021-04-16 01:47 

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US Water Managers Warn of Dismal Year Along the Rio Grande...

It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico's largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry. There's a possibility it could happen again this summer. Federal water managers released their annual operating plan for the R...

 2021-04-16 01:41 

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Chicago Police Release Video of Officer Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy...

Disturbing bodycam video released Thursday after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him.A...

 2021-04-16 01:40 

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UN Releases $1M in Emergency Funding for St. Vincent...

The United Nations on Thursday released $1 million from its emergency fund to provide aid to the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines following a series of devastating volcanic eruptions, the body's spokesman said.The funds will provide ...

 2021-04-16 01:21 

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Zuckerberg Urged to Nix Kids' Version of Instagram...

Advocates for children from around the world urged Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to ditch plans for a version of Instagram geared toward preteens.Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Electronic Privacy Information Center were amon...

 2021-04-16 00:56 

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Ambassador Lays Out Japan's Summit Priorities...

The following is the full text of an interview with Koji Tomita, the Japanese ambassador in Washington, conducted this week in advance of a visit to the White House by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga....

 2021-04-16 00:49 

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Report: Kim Jong Un Visits Family Tomb to Pay Tribute to Grandfather...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his respects at the mausoleum for his grandfather Kim Il Sung on Thursday to mark the birthday of the founder of the state, official state news agency KCNA reported.Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, also watched a performan...

 2021-04-16 00:16 

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Serbia's Government 'Has to Respect Media,' Investigative Journalist Says...

The head of a Serbian investigative news outlet being attacked for its work uncovering corruption says his country needs to do more to protect media. During a visit to the U.S., Stevan Dojcinovic, editor in chief of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Netw...

 2021-04-15 23:32 

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Security Issues to Top Biden-Suga Summit Agenda, Says Tokyo's Envoy...

The need for a stronger U.S.-Japanese alliance and a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region will be top issues at Friday's Washington summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, according to Japan's amb...

 2021-04-15 23:01 

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US Further Punishes Russia for Cyberattacks, Election Meddling...

The United States is taking action to punish Russia forvarious...

 2021-04-15 22:49 

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USFurther Punishes Russia for Cyberattacks, Election Meddling...

The United States cannot allow a foreign power to intervene with impunity in American elections, President Joe Biden said Thursday, after he took action to punish Russia for that and a major cyberattack....

 2021-04-15 22:41 

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Over 30% of US Adults Fully Vaccinated, CDC Says...

More than 30% of U.S. adults, about 78.5 million, are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to new data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said 48% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, as have ...

 2021-04-15 22:10 

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Kidnap Victims Need Aid Beyond Rescue, Experts Say...

In Nigeria's restive northern region, kidnappings have become all too common, with schoolchildren among the primary targets.Federal and state governments say they focus on ensuring abductees' safe release and return, but a chorus of health experts...

 2021-04-15 22:04 

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US General Sees 'Low to Medium' Risk of Russian Move on Ukraine...

The U.S. military commander keeping close watch on Russia's massing of military forces in Crimea and along the border of Ukraine says there is only a...

 2021-04-15 21:53 

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UN: Hunger, Rape Rising in Ethiopia's Tigray...

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday thatan already diresituation in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is getting worse five months into the conflict, with hunger and sexual violence rising and no sign of an Eritrean troop withdrawal.Mark Lowco...

 2021-04-15 21:14 

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Abuses of LGBTQ People Increasing in Cameroon: Rights Activists...

Human Rights Watch said in a report this week that LGBTQ people are suffering a fresh wave of persecution in Cameroon, where same-sex relations are illegal.The group said in February, police detained 12 youths in the eastern town of Bertoua for homosexual...

 2021-04-15 21:08 

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US Renews Call for All Nations to Raise Climate Ambitions...

The United States is renewing a call that all nations including the U.S. and China...

 2021-04-15 20:47 

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Does US Economic Stimulus Boost the Global Economy?...

The United States has poured trillions of dollars into its economy during the pandemic, and if President Joe Biden has his way, it will continue doing so for the next several years. While most of the attention to the stimulus and recovery payments in the ...

 2021-04-15 20:45 

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US Further Punishes Russia for Cyberattacks, Election Meddling - WATCH LIVE...

The United States is taking action to punish Russia forvarious...

 2021-04-15 19:55 

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Canadian Lawmaker Apologizes for Appearing Naked During Virtual Legislative Session...

A member of the Canadian Parliament has apologized after appearing naked Wednesday during a virtual legislative session via Zoom.Calling it "an unfortunate error," District Representative William Amos of Pontiac, Quebec, explained in an email and ...

 2021-04-15 19:37 

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US Allies Announce Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal...

U.S. allies have announced they will begin pulling troops out of Afghanistan following Washington's confirmation that it intends to withdraw all its armed forces by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which triggered the U.S...

 2021-04-15 19:28 

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Officials: At Least One Dead, Multiple Injuries in Baghdad Bombing...

Iraq military officials say a powerful explosion rocked a market in Baghdad's Sadr City district Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 12 others.The military statement did not say what caused the explosion or who was responsible,...

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