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COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Ghana

The 600,000 doses that arrived in Ghana are the first vaccines distributed to low- and middle-income countries by Covax.
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The 600,000 doses that arrived in Ghana are the first vaccines distributed to low- and middle-income countries by Covax.
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Lawyer: French tourist detained in Iran on security charges

The lawyer of a French detainee in Iran says his client has been detained for nine months, the latest in a series of detentions of foreigners in the country at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the West
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Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better

Italy is going after online food delivery companies for how they treat the cyclists who deliver the food, many of them immigrants
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, food delivery riders stage a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in Milan, Italy. Italy is cracking down on bike delivery service companies, with one Milan prosecutor saying the riders, most of them immigrants, are practically treated like slaves. Milan prosecutors on Wednesday told a news conference that four delivery companies in Italy have been given 90 days to improve their treatment of riders. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acknowledged sharing coronavirus vaccines with a number of friendly countries that have given favors to Israel in the past
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Israeli actress Carmit Mesilati Kaplan, right, during a visit to the Khan theater ahead of the re-opening of the culture sector, in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool Photo via AP)
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Tiger Woods’ car crash, prison riot, Arbery memorial: World in Photos, Feb. 24

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Tiger Woods’ car crash, prison riot, Arbery memorial: World in Photos, Feb. 24
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Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilize Russia

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's top counterintelligence agency to redouble its efforts to address what he described as Western attempts to destabilize the country
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Federal Security Service (FSB) board in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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Dozens killed in prison riots in Ecuador as gangs battle for control, officials say

The gruesome violence erupted between rival drug gangs, officials said.
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A woman reacts outside a prison where inmates were killed during a riot that the government described as a concerted action by criminal organizations, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Feb. 23, 2021.
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Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

Germany’s foreign minister has urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 prior to his attendance of the virtual human rights council in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)
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Egypt backs call to internationalize Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt says it has endorsed a Sudanese proposal to internationalize their yearslong dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile
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Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

Ghana's vaccines came from the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative.
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, Vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine and loaded syringes wait to be administered to homeless persons at the Welcome Centre in Ilford, east London. The World Health Organization Monday Feb. 15, 2021, granted an emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca, a move that should allow its partners to ship millions of doses to countries worldwide as part of a U.N.-backed program to stop the pandemic.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
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Brazil's Bolsonaro visits Amazon jungle state hit by floods

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is visiting the northern state of Acre, in the Amazon rainforest, where several cities have been hit by floods
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Report: Italy's mobsters well-poised to exploit pandemic aid

Italy’s organized crime investigators say Italy's organized crime syndicates are well-positioned to exploit pandemic recovery projects worth billions of euros and to gobble up struggling businesses with drug proceeds
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South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination drive

South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country’s COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of 7.2% last year
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Protesters clash with police at the start of a planned march to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, as police stop all protests before they reach parliament Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Various groups planned to protest during Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2021 Budget Speech.(AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
February 24

Mexico bid to sell presidential jet stretches into 3rd year

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's quixotic bid to sell off the presidential jet has now stretched into its third year, with no sign of a buyer
February 24
FILE - In this July 27, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center left, waves to the press as he arrives to give his daily, morning press conference in front of the former presidential plane at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. López Obrador’s quixotic bid to sell off the presidential jet has now stretched into its third year in 2021, with no sign of a buyer in sight. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
February 24

Turkish police nab Iraqi IS suspect, rescue Yazidi girl

Turkish police have detained a suspected Iraqi Islamic State group militant and rescued a 7-year-old girl from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority he had allegedly been holding captive
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February 24

Number of inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots rises to 79

The number of inmates who have died in riots at multiple prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79 after authorities regained control of the facilities in three cities
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The relatives of prisoners gather outside Turi jail where soldiers stand guard after an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Deadly riots broke out in prisons in three cities across the country due to fights between rival gangs, according to police. (Boris Romoleroux/API via AP)
February 24

Trash fills Bosnia river faster than workers can pull it out

Environmental activists in Bosnia are warning that tons of garbage floating down the Balkan country’s rivers are endangering the local ecosystem and people’s health
February 24
This aerial photo shows a dam garbage floating in the Drina river near Visegrad, eastern Bosnia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Environmental activists in Bosnia are warning that tons of garbage floating down the Balkan country's rivers are endangering the local ecosystem and people's health. The Drina River has been covered for weeks with trash that has piled up faster than the authorities can clear it out. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
February 24

Imran Khan invites Sri Lankan Buddhists to visit Pakistan

Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has proclaimed his Muslim-majority nation a choice destination for religious tourism by Sri Lankans, most of whom are Buddhists
February 24
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan inspects a Guard of Honor upon his arrival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Khan is in Sri Lanka for a two day official visit. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
February 24

Ghana receives 600,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses

COVAX is helping deliver doses of the COVID-19 vaccine globally, plus, the impact vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries can have on the rest of the world.
February 24
VIDEO: Ghana receives 600,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses
February 24

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis

Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis have intensified, while protests continue in Yangon and other cities calling for the country’s coup makers to step down and return Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government to power
February 24
Anti-coup protesters display placards near Indonesian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Anti-coup protesters gathered outside the Indonesian Embassy following reports that Indonesia was seeking to have fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to agree on an action over the Myanmar's coup that would hold the junta to its promise to hold free and fair elections in a year's time. The Indonesia Foreign Ministry has denied the report. (AP Photo)
February 24

Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing

In the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden began to process the thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees registered 12,000 people
February 24
Asylum seekers wait for news of policy changes at the border, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration's signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
February 24

UN says 41 Europe-bound migrants have drowned in Mediterranean

The U.N. says that at least 41 people drowned over the weekend when their boat capsized in the Central Mediterranean, the latest shipwreck involving migrants fleeing conflict-stricken Libya and seeking better life in Europe
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Slovenia police find 13 migrants lacking air hidden in truck

Police in Slovenia say they have discovered 13 migrants from Iraq hidden in a truck, some suffering from dehydration and a lack of oxygen
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February 24

Farmers fight back: making animal feed from a locust plague

Swarms can contain between 40-80 million locusts per square kilometer.
February 24
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts away from a farm, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, Feb. 1, 2021.
February 24

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

A German court has convicted a former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret police of facilitating the torture of prisoners in a landmark ruling that human rights activists hope will set a precedent for other cases
February 24
Syrian defendant Eyad Al-Gharib hides his face as he arrives to his hear his verdict in a court room in Koblenz, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. A German court has convicted the former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret police of facilitating the torture of prisoners in a landmark ruling that human rights campaigners hope will set a precedent for other cases. (Thomas Lohnes/Pool Photo via AP)
February 24

Sahara dust lights up German sky

A plume of desert dust lights up the skies with a pink and red glow in Munich and Stuttgart, Germany.
February 24
A plume of desert dust lights up the skies with a pink and red glow in Munich and Stuttgart, Germany.
February 24

Wild sheep shorn of 77-pound fleece

A wild sheep found in a forest in Australia had over 77 pounds of fleece removed by rescuers.
February 24
A wild sheep found in a forest in Australia had over 77 pounds of fleece removed by rescuers.
February 24

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan, voicing hope for the Central Asian nation's political stabilization after it saw a violent change of government for the third time in 15 years
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands with Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Japarov during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Mihail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
February 24

Number of women on UK corporate boards rises 50% in 5 years

Women now hold more than a third of the seats on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies, meeting a government target set five years ago
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Mexican prosecutor denies political charges against governor

Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero has denied that corruption accusations against the opposition governor of the border state of Tamaulipas are politically motivated, but did not specify what is behind the case
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Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of sedition

Three Cabinet ministers in Thailand have been forced to leave their posts after a court found them guilty of sedition for taking part in sometimes-violent protests in 2013-2014 against the government then in power
February 24
In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, the Thai Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan, center negotiates with student representatives ahead of a rally of high school students in Bangkok, Thailand. Nataphol is one of three Cabinet ministers that have been forced to leave their posts after a court found them guilty of sedition for taking part in sometimes violent protests in 2013-2014 against the government then in power. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, file)
February 24

6-year-old dies of injuries in Greek migrant camp fire

Greek authorities say a 6-year-old boy from Iran has died of burns suffered during an overnight fire at a migrant camp northwest of Athens
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February 24

UN: Boat with Rohingya refugees adrift without food, water

The United Nations says a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, as their families worry that many may have already died
February 24
FILE - IN this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The United Nations said Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, that a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, and that their families are worried that many may have already died. (AP Photo, File)
February 24

Germany prepares way for its troops to stay in Afghanistan

The German government is preparing the way for the country’s troops in Afghanistan, the second-biggest contingent in a NATO force, to stay in place until next year if needed
February 24
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearsa face mask as she arrives for the weeekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP, Pool)
February 24

Germany finds huge cocaine shipment; Dutch discover 2nd one

Authorities say German customs officials have found more than 16 metric tons of cocaine in containers that arrived in Hamburg from Paraguay
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February 24

Italy presses UN for answers on envoy's slaying in Congo

Italy is pressing the United Nations for answers about the attack on a U.N. food aid convoy in Congo that left a young ambassador and his paramilitary police bodyguard dead
February 24
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio addresses the Lower Chamber of Parliament on Monday's killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo of the Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their driver, in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP)
February 24

Thai court forces 3 Cabinet ministers to step down after finding them guilty of sedition during 2013-2014 protests

Thai court forces 3 Cabinet ministers to step down after finding them guilty of sedition during 2013-2014 protests
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Suspected jihadist rebels kill 10 in northeastern Nigeria

At least 10 people were killed and about 60 others injured in an attack by suspected jihadist rebels on the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said Wednesday
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Pakistani couple's appeal of blasphemy sentence postponed

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has adjourned without hearing a much-awaited appeal from a Christian couple facing the death penalty for the last seven years after being convicted of blasphemy
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German economy grew 0.3% in 4th quarter, better than thought

Official statistics show that the German economy grew 0.3% in last year’s fourth quarter compared with the previous three-month period — a better performance than first thought
February 24
The sun rises behind buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 24

Lawmaker: Three people killed in clashes in southeast Iran

The semiofficial ILNA news agency has reported that three people were killed over two days in clashes in the southeastern Iran town of Saravan near the border with Pakistan
February 24
February 24

German court convicts radical imam of membership in IS

A former imam at a radical mosque in Germany has been Wednesday of being a member of the Islamic State group and sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison
February 24
A man who calls himfelf Abu Walaa, alleged leader of the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) in Germany, hides his face at the Higher Regional Court in Celle, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The state court in Celle in northern Germany convicted the 37-year-old Iraqi citizen who goes by the alias Abu Walaa of membership in and support for a terrorist organization. (Julian Stratenschulte/DPA via AP, Pool)
February 24

Officials: Engine explosion, fire kill 10 Afghan civilians

A police official says a minivan carrying civilians caught fire after its engine exploded in southern Afghanistan killing 10 family members, including three children
February 24
February 24

Thousands celebrate reinstatement of Nepal's Parliament

Thousands of anti-government protesters have thrown confetti and chanted slogans in Nepal’s capital to celebrate Parliament’s reinstatement by the Supreme Court
February 24
Nepalese supporters of a splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party participate in a rally to celebrate the Supreme Court order in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Nepal's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of Parliament after it was dissolved by the prime minister, in a ruling likely to thrust the Himalayan nation into a political crisis. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
February 24

Hong Kong to spend $15.4B to stabilize virus-ravaged economy

Hong Kong will introduce pandemic relief measures worth $15.4 billion to help businesses and residents as the city anticipates economic growth later this year
February 24
Hong Kong Finance Minister Paul Chan attends a press conference on budget for 2021-22 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb, 24, 2021. Hong Kong will introduce 120 billion Hong Kong dollars ($15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards economic growth later this year following a recession in 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 24

Ghana becomes the first country in the world to receive vaccines through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative.

Ghana becomes the first country in the world to receive vaccines through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative.
February 24
February 24

Lawmakers, rights groups ask Malaysia to explain deportation

Malaysian lawmakers and rights groups have demanded that the government explain why it violated a court stay order and deported 1,086 Myanmar migrants, saying it put their lives in danger following Myanmar’s military coup
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February 24

China says Iran nuclear issue at 'critical point'

China says developments surrounding Iran's nuclear program are at a “critical point" and that lifting of sanctions on the country is key to breaking the deadlock
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February 24

Nissan ex-CEO tells Japanese court Ghosn's pay was too low

Former Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa has told a Japanese court he believed the compensation for his predecessor Carlos Ghosn was too low “by international standards,” and so he supported the plans for his retirement pay
February 24
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, then Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference in the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Former Nissan Chief Executive Saikawa told a Japanese court Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, he believed the compensation for his predecessor Carlos Ghosn was too low “by international standards,” and so he supported Ghosn’s retirement packages to prevent him from leaving. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 24

Russian fugitive arrested in Bali after fleeing deportation

A Russian listed by the Interpol as a fugitive back home has been arrested on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali after 13 days on the run with his partner to avoid deportation
February 24
Indonesian police officers escorted Andrei Kovalenka, center, and his partner Ekaterina Trubkina, walks behind during a news conference at immigration office in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Kovalenka, a Russian listed by the Interpol as a fugitive back home was arrested on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali on Wednesday after 13 days on the run with his partner to avoid deportation. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)