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How abortion laws in the U.S. compare to those in other countries 27 Sep 2021, 7:45 pm

Countries around the world have made it easier to get an abortion legally, but policies in many parts of the United States are making it harder.

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‘Covid hit us like a cyclone’: An Aboriginal town in the Australian Outback is overwhelmed 27 Sep 2021, 7:45 pm

Australia vowed to protect its Indigenous communities from covid. But in Wilcannia, 10 percent of the town was infected in two weeks.

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Germany enters a period of post-Merkel uncertainty 27 Sep 2021, 7:01 pm

After Sunday's election, the parliamentary jockeying and horse-trading is just getting started.

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Video shows church bell tower collapse after being hit by lava on La Palma 27 Sep 2021, 6:15 pm

A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma has been erupting for more than a week.

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France’s Macron pelted with an egg during visit to Lyon 27 Sep 2021, 4:34 pm

Though the object thrown at Macron did not crack, journalists later saw a broken egg on the floor.

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German capital to get first female mayor 27 Sep 2021, 4:24 pm

The election of Franziska Giffey comes as Germany’s first female chancellor, Angela Merkel, prepares to step down.

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Strong earthquake rocks Crete, Greece’s biggest island, killing at least one person 27 Sep 2021, 3:19 pm

Emergency services workers searched through dust and rubble for people who might have become trapped in the debris.

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New U.S. travel rules close door on those fully vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V 27 Sep 2021, 3:18 pm

While millions from Europe and China welcomed the new U.S. rules, for Russia they are a different story.

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Cryptocurrency expert pleads guilty to conspiring to help North Korea dodge sanctions 27 Sep 2021, 1:21 pm

U.S. citizen Virgil Griffith entered into a plea agreement in Manhattan on Monday.

Some Bolsonaro supporters have called for a military takeover of Brazil. Why do they wave the American flag? 27 Sep 2021, 1:00 pm

The Brazilian right has wielded the Stars and Stripes as a cudgel to convey a don’t-tread-on-me ethos.

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At UN, Belarus diplomat bemoans Western actions against it 27 Sep 2021, 12:45 pm

The foreign minister of Belarus is accusing Western nations of carrying out “a large-scale hybrid war” against the country because it failed to change the government in elections last year

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Venezuela's government and opposition resume talks in Mexico 27 Sep 2021, 12:34 pm

Delegates from Venezuela’s government and opposition have held more talks in Mexico City after a delay that saw the government’s side arrive a day later than scheduled due to an apparent unhappiness with mediator Norway

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China seeks to reduce abortions, as Beijing pushes for more children 27 Sep 2021, 12:33 pm

The new policy prompted concern among some women about the prospect of reduced access to the procedure.

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China’s release of ‘Two Michaels’ vexes country’s online nationalists 27 Sep 2021, 12:16 pm

Commentators demanded answers after officials freed Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor following Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s deal with U.S. officials.

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Germany’s Social Democrats say Merkel’s party lost and should go into opposition 27 Sep 2021, 12:00 pm

The Social Democrats’ Olaf Scholz said Monday that he has a mandate to form the next government.

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Turkmenistan marks independence anniversary with big parade 27 Sep 2021, 11:27 am

Turkmenistan has marked the 30th anniversary of its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a military parade that involved thousands of people

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London police charge man with murder of teacher Sabina Nessa 27 Sep 2021, 11:00 am

British police have charged a 36-year-old man with the murder of Sabina Nessa, a schoolteacher killed as she walked to meet a friend in London

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Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Afghan province 27 Sep 2021, 10:58 am

The Taliban have banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law

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Iceland elected the first female-majority parliament in Europe. A recount reversed it. 27 Sep 2021, 10:16 am

The island nation briefly celebrated a result that, if not for a late recount, would have made it the first country in Europe to have more women than men in parliament.

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What you need to know about Olaf Scholz, possibly the next German chancellor 27 Sep 2021, 9:30 am

The 63-year-old Scholz is sometimes lampooned for his dry public persona, but he also wins praise as a steady hand.

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From Germany to Israel, longtime opponents have formed odd coalitions to seize power 27 Sep 2021, 8:58 am

Germany is embarking on coalition talks that will likely produce an odd political alliance. In many parts of the world, such marriages of convenience are a standard feature of electoral politics.

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Why Haitians are fleeing Chile for the U.S. border 26 Sep 2021, 7:24 pm

Increasingly restrictive migration policies, and a belief that the United States has grown more welcoming under President Biden, have led Haitians to abandon a country they once saw as a land of opportunity.

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Germany’s Social Democrats narrowly defeat Angela Merkel’s party, according to preliminary results 26 Sep 2021, 6:26 pm

Merkel’s Christian Democrats slumped. The Social Democrats rose. That leaves both close and looking for coalition partners.

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Britain opens up visa rules as it wrestles with critical truck driver shortage 26 Sep 2021, 2:19 pm

In a post-Brexit reversal, the government said the emergency work visas would be available for more than 10,000 foreigners.

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Slight edge for Social Democrats in race to succeed Merkel in German election, projection shows 26 Sep 2021, 1:47 pm

With the 67-year-old chancellor deciding not to run for reelection, the election is the first in Germany’s postwar history in which an incumbent isn’t in the mix.

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