World
Covid-19 live updates: Leader of top teachers union to call for schools to fully open in fall
(Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Randi Weingarten's comments come after a year when teachers unions have resisted a return to in-person classes in many communities.
By Paul Schemm, Jennifer Hassan, Laura Meckler and Paulina Firozi37 minutes ago
As rival gangs of Jews and Arabs clash on streets, fears mount of irreparable damage to Israeli society
Although there will be an eventual cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, it will be harder to stop the communal violence.
By Miriam Berger1 hour ago
Israeli jets strike Gaza; Hamas launches rockets as Israeli ground troops stand by
Hamas reported 83 killed in Gaza since Monday, rocket barrages continued in Tel Aviv and other communities, and officials pleaded with factions to halt street fighting.
By Steve Hendrix and Michael E. Miller1 hour ago
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What weapons do Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have and how powerful are they?
The Gaza Strip militant group has fired rockets and shells at Israeli cities in recent days. Here's a look at what weapons the group has and how powerful they are.
By Claire Parker and Adam Taylor1 hour ago
Europe
This Siberian town lost everything when the mill closed. It’s now struggling to find a future.
Baikalsk is the Russian version of struggles in America's Rust Belt: idled mills, lost jobs and questions over how to reimagine a way forward.
By Isabelle Khurshudyan
Asia & Pacific
Widespread blackouts hit Taiwan after power plant trips
Rotating electricity outages were instituted for millions of people islandwide, as the supplier said emergency repairs were underway.
By Eva Dou and Pei Lin Wu
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Europe
Germany’s rising Green party echoes many U.S. policies. That could rattle pipeline plans from Russia.
The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is backed by Angela Merkel, but her time as leader ends later this year.
By Loveday Morris
Today's WorldViewAnalysis
The battle for Myanmar is far from over
And the pro-democracy movement has proven resilient.
By Adam Taylor
Middle East
Netanyahu says Israel will escalate military campaign against Hamas
Death toll climbs and Arab-Israeli unrest intensifies as Israel and Gaza slip toward war.
By Shira Rubin and Steve Hendrix
National
Covid-19 live updates: CDC endorses use of coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds
While numbers are declining in every other region globally, cases in India are still soaring and made up half the new cases worldwide over the last week.
By Paul Schemm, Lateshia Beachum and Paulina Villegas
What’s behind the violence in Israel and Gaza?
Violence in Gaza Strip escalated Tuesday after a night of Israeli airstrikes.
By Miriam Berger and Antonia Noori Farzan
Middle East
For first time in two decades, mass protests erupt among Israel’s Arab citizens
Demonstrations in support of Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza are posing a new challenge on Israel’s home front.
By Miriam Berger
Photography
Photos: Death toll climbs and Arab-Israeli protests intensify as Israel and Gaza slip toward war
Violence between Israelis and Palestinians entered its fourth day as rocket attacks on Israeli cities and airstrikes in the Gaza Strip continued into Thursday and casualties climbed on both sides.
By Washington Post Staff
Their parents were dying of covid in India. For 12 frantic days, two sisters tried to save them.
A husband and wife in India were partially vaccinated but died nine days apart.
By Ruby Mellen
Middle East
Upsurge in violence could prove political boon for Netanyahu and Gaza’s Hamas leaders
The fighting has stalled talks over replacing Israel’s prime minister and boosted Hamas’s standing among Palestinians.
By Steve Hendrix
Americas
Uruguay, once a coronavirus model, struggles against a deadly wave
South America leads the world in new cases and deaths per capita. Uruguay leads South America in both.
By Maite Fernández Simon
National
CDC director urges parents to vaccinate children
In testimony before a Senate committee, the CDC director encouraged children to ask for the vaccine if their parents are hesitant.
By Jennifer Hassan, Paul Schemm, Marisa Iati and Reis Thebault
Americas
A mysterious, devastating brain disorder is afflicting dozens in one Canadian province
Symptoms include hallucinations, muscle and brain atrophy and Capgras delusion, a belief that family members have been replaced by impostors.
By Amanda Coletta
World
As violence in Israel and Gaza plays out on social media, activists raise concerns about tech companies’ interference
Footage of a collapsing apartment building and rockets streaking through the night sky quickly reached a worldwide audience.
By Antonia Noori Farzan
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From the Wires
World
Johnson 'anxious' over rise of Indian virus variant in UK
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’s “anxious” about the rise in the U.K. of the coronavirus variant first identified in India
By Mike Fuller  | AP19 minutes ago
World
Hamas, Israel fighting escalates even amid truce efforts
Hamas sent a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel, and Israel pounded Gaza with more airstrikes and called up 9,000 more reservists
By Fares Akram and Joseph Krauss | AP24 minutes ago
World
Myanmar will free Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo
Myanmar’s ruling junta says that as a gesture of friendship with Tokyo, it will free a Japanese freelance journalist who was jailed and charged with spreading false news or information that could cause public unrest
By Associated Press26 minutes ago
World
Nowhere to run: Fear in Gaza grows amid conflict with Israel
Palestinians hurled from their beds by Israeli airstrikes this week faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go
By Isabel Debre and Fares Akram | AP1 hour ago
World
Russian admirals frets over 'provocative' NATO drills
A top Russian admiral has griped about increased NATO’s military activities near the country’s borders, describing them as a threat to regional security
By Associated Press1 hour ago
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