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Attacked and vulnerable, some Afghans form their own armies

People performed a funeral ceremony on May 9, 2021, for a girl killed in powerful explosions in front of a high school in the predominantly Khazar district of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Kiana Hayeri / The New York Times) KABUL, Afghanistan – The killing of students, mostly teenagers, in a teacher’s center. The death of young athletes in a suicide bombing at …

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Delta Variant Covid-19 threatens to hinder the recovery of Europe

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in continental Europe, increasing the risk of infection recovery and slowing economic return to the region. The option, first discovered in India late last year, prompted Portugal to seal its capital, Lisbon, over the weekend. In Germany, where Delta is still a rarity, scientists expect it to account for the majority …

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Who is Iran’s newly elected president, Ebrahim Raisi? Hardliner, who participated in mass executions in 1988 at the age of 28

Saturday’s Iranian election, embroiled in controversy following the disqualification of a number of candidates, brought victory to Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner who already holds a firm stance on US-Iran relations. Critics of Iran’s nuclear deal, concluded by former President Barack Obama and abandoned by the Trump administration, have cited their inability to deal with issues such as Iran’s ballistic missile …

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A Greek pilot who admitted to killing a woman may have had help: a report

The Greek pilot, who admitted to killing his British wife, reportedly may have had accomplices – as a new video appeared in which he hugged their daughter before the 20-year-old woman was strangled to death. Authorities investigating the shocking crime said the “case is not over”, although it received a confession from 33-year-old Babish Anagnostopoulos, who appeared in court on …

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The White House will focus on new stages of vaccination as the United States is expected to miss the July 4 target.

In remarks on Tuesday, Covid-19 White House Coordinator Jeff Zients will point out that 70 percent of Americans in their 30s or older have received at least one shot, an administration official told CNN. Officials expect that 70% of Americans aged 27 and over have recently received at least one Covid-19 vaccine. Biden has not yet publicly acknowledged that he …

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The Australian prison will be evacuated due to a plague of mice

A plague of mice that devastated large parts of Eastern Australia forced the prison to be evacuated as authorities repaired gnawed electrical cables and cleaned dead and decaying mice from walls and ceilings. About 200 staff and 420 inmates will be transferred from the Wellington Correctional Center in New South Wales to other prisons in the region over the next …

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Duterte threatens to shut down those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to imprison people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines fights one of the worst outbreaks in Asia, with more than 1.3 million cases and more than 23,000 deaths. “You choose whether to vaccinate or send you to jail,” Duterte said in a televised address Monday after reports of …

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