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Brazilian comedian's COVID-19 death unites nation in grief
Associated Press May 06, 2021
Paulo Gustavo, a popular comedian in some of Brazil's biggest-box office movies and television shows, died of COVID-19, sparking an outpouring of grief across a country polarized by the pandemic.
Leaders
In the wake of Chadian President Idriss Déby's death, a transitional military council will lead the country
The World April 21, 2021
Idriss Déby's death has spurred a dizzying, 360-degree change of course for Chad, which was nearing the end of an election that was projected to give the president a sixth term in office.
Top of The World
Britain remembers Prince Philip
The World April 09, 2021
Top of The World: The flag at Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom is flying at half-mast on Friday following an announcement from the royal family that Prince Philip had died. And, Israel said it will not cooperate with the ICC investigation into potential war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. Also, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, the neighboring South American countries of Ecuador and Peru are holding presidential elections on Sunday.
Obituary
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died at 61
The World March 18, 2021
After weeks of speculation about the health and whereabouts of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, he was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.
Photography
Photos: Arab uprisings began with quest for freedom and led to repression, wars
The World December 16, 2020
What started as a series of idealistic revolutions turned into dashed dreams of democracy and revival of authoritarian governance. The decade since has seen yet more instability and violence. 
At this Roman bar, talk about anything. Just not COVID-19.
The World December 04, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic comes with a heavy psychological toll. So, Cristina Mattioli, a bar owner in Rome, banned talking about it to encourage her customers to focus on more positive things.
Books
'Pathways to possibility’: New book argues optimism is key to endurance through tough times
Living on Earth October 29, 2020
2020 has been a challenging year, to put it mildly. A new book by family therapist Rosamund Zander suggests ways we can all overcome stress, fear and danger by acting out of optimism rather than despair.
On China's New Silk Road
Italy is caught in the middle of the EU's tussle with its 'systemic rival,' China
The World September 21, 2020
Italian populists—skeptical of the value of EU membership—drove Italy to become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Then the pandemic brought generous EU aid, leaving Italy to reassess who its real friends are and how best to help its economy.
Obituary
Ginsburg's impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds
Associated Press September 21, 2020
The pop culture status that Ruth Bader Ginsburg found — or rather, that found her — in recent years was just a side show, albeit one that amused her, to the unique and profound impact she had on women's lives around the world.
A Paris neighborhood honors 92-year-old Holocaust survivor who died after COVID-19 bout
The World September 02, 2020
Eugene Deutsch was a neighborhood figure known for making the daily rounds at local cafés and bakeries. He died alone in his apartment during the lockdown in Paris.
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