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If Bolsonaro is potentially guilty of pandemic crimes, is Trump, too? 22 Oct 2021, 7:01 pm

To be sure, assigning political blame — and criminal culpability — for the ravages of a viral pandemic is a murky exercise in its own right.

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As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine 22 Oct 2021, 3:41 pm

In Russia’s fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod, seriously ill coronavirus patients at an infectious disease hospital lie in crowded wards with little space between beds

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Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden 22 Oct 2021, 3:40 pm

An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper has been shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports suggest could be gang-related

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Thailand easing tourist quarantine rules in November 22 Oct 2021, 3:33 pm

Thailand is accelerating plans to reopen the country to foreign tourists, slashing mandatory quarantines beginning Nov. 1 for fully vaccinated visitors arriving by air from 46 countries and territories

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Ethiopian airstrikes in Tigray force UN flight to turn back 22 Oct 2021, 3:26 pm

Aid workers say Ethiopian military airstrikes have forced a United Nations humanitarian flight to abandon its landing in the capital of the country’s Tigray region

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Queen Elizabeth II resting with ‘light duties’ after discharge from hospital, Buckingham Palace says 22 Oct 2021, 3:24 pm

Earlier this week, the 95-year-old monarch canceled a two-day visit to Northern Ireland after “reluctantly” accepting medical advice to rest for the next few days.

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Nigerian official says new leader of IS-linked group killed 22 Oct 2021, 3:24 pm

Nigeria’s national security adviser says the new leader of a rebel group in Nigeria linked to the Islamic State has been killed

China detains ‘piano prince’ Li Yundi on suspicion of hiring prostitute amid crackdown on celebrity culture 22 Oct 2021, 2:37 pm

The government has been increasingly targeting high-profile figures in multiple sectors, including the entertainment industry.

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U.S. communities want to share unused vaccines with Mexico, but the White House won’t let them 22 Oct 2021, 1:00 pm

The policy has frustrated health workers on the border, who have seen the demand for vaccines in Mexico, and the ease with which doses could be driven to vaccination sites in Tijuana and Mexicali.

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Putin slams ‘cancel culture’ and trans rights, calling teaching gender fluidity ‘crime against humanity’ 22 Oct 2021, 11:54 am

The authoritarian leader has sought to portray himself as a symbol of virile masculinity while ramping up a state-led pressure campaign on sexual minorities in Russia.

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China’s Evergrande dodges default, for now, with 11th-hour payment 22 Oct 2021, 11:28 am

But the giant developer’s troubles present risks to the Chinese economy and the threat of financial contagion.

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China’s overseas coal ban raises pressure on developing countries to go green 22 Oct 2021, 11:00 am

The approach, while welcomed by climate activists, leaves poorer nations in even greater need of a quick transition to renewable energy.

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Otters are taking over Singapore 22 Oct 2021, 9:00 am

Today, to the chagrin of some and the joy of others, the island is home to more than 10 families of the carnivorous mammals.

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Prosecutors say man charged with killing U.K. lawmaker considered himself affiliated with ISIS 21 Oct 2021, 7:38 pm

Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old man from London, had been charged with murder and preparing acts of terrorism, the Crown Prosecution Service announced before his court appearance on Thursday.

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Russia’s Navalny awarded prestigious European human rights Sakharov Prize 21 Oct 2021, 7:13 pm

The E.U.’s top human rights award went to the Russian opposition leader for fighting “tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime,” said E.U. parliament president David Sassoli.

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Gang leader reportedly threatens to kill kidnapped American missionaries 21 Oct 2021, 2:40 pm

The head of 400 Mawozo, a street gang notorious for violent mass abductions, did not outline the demands or provide a deadline.

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Austin at NATO to discuss China and Afghanistan, as defense ministers reimagine the alliance’s goals 21 Oct 2021, 11:18 am

The two-day meeting of NATO's defense ministers is the first in-person encounter since the pandemic — and the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist for ‘Doctor Dolittle,’ dies at 90 21 Oct 2021, 11:03 am

He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger’ and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’

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One of the world’s last two northern white rhinos to ‘retire’ from giving eggs to save the species 21 Oct 2021, 10:51 am

After the retirement of Najin, 32, only one rhino egg donor remains in the program, which aims to implant artificially developed embryos into another rhino subspecies.

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E.U. debates withholding billions of euros from Poland as punishment for democratic backsliding 21 Oct 2021, 9:22 am

With Poland flouting E.U. rules and court orders, the integrity of the 27-nation bloc and its liberal values is under threat.

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China wipes Boston Celtics from NBA broadcasts after Enes Kanter slams abuses in Tibet 21 Oct 2021, 9:13 am

Chinese social media was filled with angry fans calling for a boycott.

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Researchers date earliest known Viking settlement in North America to 1021 21 Oct 2021, 9:01 am

In the 1960s, scientists uncovered the earliest known North American Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.

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Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years 21 Oct 2021, 9:00 am

Asadullah Haroon Gul, the last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee, is asking to be freed, citing the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

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Taliban tells Kabul’s female city government employees not to come to work 21 Oct 2021, 8:56 am

The order excludes women in the health and education sectors.

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