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Brazil’s virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

UPDATED: Sun., April 11, 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO – April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a reprieve from a troubled vaccination program in Latin America’s largest nation.

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Northern Ireland leaders call for calm as violence escalates

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where Britain’s exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.
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Countries worldwide set records for virus cases, deaths

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

Nations around the world set records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States, Michigan has averaged more than 7,000 new cases a day.
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Holocaust survivors use social media to fight anti-Semitism

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

BERLIN – Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experiences of how hate speech paved the way for mass murder.
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Jordan king doubles down on sedition claims against brother

UPDATED: Wed., April 7, 2021

BEIRUT — Jordan's King Abdullah II addressed the unprecedented public rift within the royal family for the first time Wednesday, portraying it as an attempted sedition involving his half-brother that had been “nipped in the bud," but caused him anger, pain and shock.
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Turkey sentences dozens to life terms over 2016 failed coup

UPDATED: Wed., April 7, 2021

A Turkish court sentenced dozens of people, including former soldiers attached to the presidential guard regiment, to life imprisonment on Wednesday over their involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
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Myanmar security forces attack town that resisted with arms

UPDATED: Wed., April 7, 2021

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces on Wednesday stormed a town in northwestern Myanmar where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles to resist the military's February seizure of power, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring many others, local news reports said.
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Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

UPDATED: Wed., April 7, 2021

MOSCOW – They’re not leaders for life – not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China’s Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia’s Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century – even as the two superpowers whose destinies they steer gather more clout with each passing year.