French far right falls short of expectations in elections but could still win a key region
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Uganda’s team was reportedly all vaccinated with AstraZeneca and tested negative for the virus before departure.
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American student found dead in Russia after texting mom: ‘I hope I’m not being abducted’
Serou, a former Marine, moved to Russia in 2019 to study law.
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Israel struggles to restore vaccine swap deal after Palestinians reject doses for being too old
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Ethiopia is set to hold a twice-delayed national election on Monday in what the government has heralded as a long-awaited emergence into multi-party democracy.
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Death of famed Afghan commander in Taliban massacre highlights the country’s struggles and fears
Col. Sohrab Azimi was among 23 commandos killed as the insurgent group seeks to make gains with the U.S. military leaving the fight.
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Middle East
Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi consolidates hard-line grip as reformers pushed aside
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Video of police officer kneeling on neck of Black 14-year-old boy prompts outrage in Montreal
The 14-year-old, who has not been publicly identified because he is a minor, does not appear to have been physically harmed by the encounter. But his mother told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that he is now afraid to leave the house.
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Muslim women throughout France — teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, mothers — face challenges around their headscarves every day. Nine of them told The Post their stories.
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Middle East
After cease-fire, Israel and Hamas revert to calibrated routine of provocation and reprisal
Neither side seems eager to return to war or able to break the years-long cycle of hostilities.
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Lawsuits and studies cast light on wide use of physical restraints and long confinements in Japan’s vast mental health system.
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Delta variant could become dominant strain in U.S. this summer, CDC head says
Full vaccination protects against the delta variant first found in India, Rochelle Walensky emphasized.
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A dispirited electorate votes for president in Iran, where the result seems all but ensured
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U.N. adopts resolution condemning Myanmar’s military junta
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Palestinians cancel vaccine deal with Israel, saying doses are too close to expiration date
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U.K. government apologizes to rape victims, says legal system ‘failed’ them
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Libya's interim government reopens Mediterranean highway
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1Unmasking the far right: An extremist paid a price when his identity was exposed online after a violent clash in Washington
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3French far right falls short of expectations in elections but could still win a key region
4Israel struggles to restore vaccine swap deal after Palestinians reject doses for being too old
5Tied down and locked away: Harrowing tales emerge from Japan’s psychiatric patients
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