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‘I came here to fight’: Rare footage of Ethiopia’s Tigray

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MEKELE, Ethiopia — The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake the...

US invites UN’s racism and human rights envoys to visit

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is formally inviting United Nations racism and human rights envoys to visit the United States amid a contentious ongoing...

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

The Weeknd and BTS hope to raise billions for Global Citizen

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NEW YORK — The Weeknd, BTS and Billie Eilish will take part in Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event on Sept. 21 that's intended...

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

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ROME — Declaring Venice's waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared...

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns for family health issue

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UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accepted the resignation of Henrietta Fore as executive director of UNICEF with deep regret, praising her...

Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

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LONDON — After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free...

UN rights boss urges ‘wide range’ of reparations over racism

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BERLIN — The U.N. human rights chief on Monday urged countries to “fully fund comprehensive processes" and take “a wide range of reparations measures”...

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

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LONDON — The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track “any form of...