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Former members of Italian Red Brigades arrested in France

UPDATED: Wed., April 28, 2021

Seven Italians convicted of left-wing domestic terrorist crimes in the 1970s and 1980s, including several former members of the Red Brigades, were arrested at their homes in France on Wednesday, the French presidency said, a development Italy hailed as historic.

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Thousands demonstrate in Chad against military transition

UPDATED: Tue., April 27, 2021

N'DJAMENA, Chad — Thousands protested and two people were killed in Chad Tuesday in demonstrations against the rule of a transitional military council headed by the son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno, who died last week.
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Hungary’s parliament overhauls higher education amid outcry

UPDATED: Tue., April 27, 2021

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's parliament on Tuesday voted to transfer state assets worth billions of dollars into foundations that will control many of the country's public universities and cultural institutions, a move opposition figures have decried as a theft of public funds.
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Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna amid new complications

UPDATED: Tue., April 27, 2021

World powers resumed high-level talks in Vienna on Tuesday focused on bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, in their first session since comments surfaced from the Iranian foreign minister alleging that Russia once tried to scupper the pact.
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Iraqi medics recount horrors from Baghdad’s hospital inferno

UPDATED: Tue., April 27, 2021

BAGHDAD — It was a night of unimaginable horror as flames engulfed the intensive care unit of a Baghdad hospital: deafening screams, a patient jumping to his death to escape the inferno and relatives staying by their loved ones, refusing to abandon coronavirus patients tethered to ventilators.
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Myanmar protests continue after ASEAN peace initiative

UPDATED: Mon., April 26, 2021

YANGON, Myanmar — Protesters in Myanmar’s largest city braved potential violence by security forces on Monday to demonstrate against February’s military coup, showing their resolve to continue their resistance two days after Southeast Asian leaders met to address the country’s crisis.
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SOS messages, panic as virus breaks India’s health system

UPDATED: Mon., April 26, 2021

NEW DELHI — Dr. Gautam Singh dreads the daily advent of the ventilator beeps, signaling that oxygen levels are critically low, and hearing his desperately ill patients start gasping for air in the New Delhi emergency ward where he works.
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Italy’s ‘epochal’ recovery plan targets women, youth, south

UPDATED: Mon., April 26, 2021

ROME — Italian Premier Mario Draghi presented a $268.6 billion coronavirus recovery plan to Parliament on Monday, aiming to not only help Italy bounce back from the pandemic but enact “epochal” reforms to address structural problems that long predated COVID-19.