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India braces for powerful cyclone amid deadly virus surge

A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is moving toward India’s western coast, prompting authorities to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspend COVID-19 vaccinations in one state
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Policemen enforcing a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus stand beneath a rain shelter in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Sunday, May 16, 2021. A severe cyclone is roaring in the Arabian Sea off southwestern India with winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour), already causing heavy rains and flooding that have killed at least four people, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)
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Court clears way for Samoa to get its first woman leader

Samoa appears set to get its first woman leader after the nation’s top court on Monday reinstated the results of a knife-edge election last month
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York. Samoa appears set to get its first female leader after the nation's top court on Monday, May 17, 2021 reinstated the results of a knife-edge election from last month which appears to have ended what most people viewed as an attempt by Tuilaepa to cling to power. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
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Israel says Gaza tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

The Israeli military has unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip
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An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in the Gaza Strip, at the Israeli-Gaza border, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Heidi Levine)
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Dogged by Mideast crisis, Blinken visits Denmark

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Denmark for talks on climate change, Arctic policy and Russia as calls grow for the Biden administration to take a tougher and more active stance on spiraling Israeli-Palestinian violence
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center, waves after disembarking from his airplane upon arrival at Copenhagen Airport in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, May 16, 2021, on his first stop on a five-day European tour. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
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Indonesia's Gojek, Tokopedia to merge as GoTo Group

Indonesian ride hailing company Gojek and e-commerce firm Tokopedia said Monday that they are merging, in the largest ever deal in the country’s history
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Leftist leads race for Zagreb mayor after Croatia local vote

Preliminary official results of a weekend local election in Croatia have shown that the candidate of a leftist-green group has taken a strong lead in the race for mayor of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, dealing a blow to the ruling conservatives
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Zagreb Mayoral candidate Tomislav Tomasevic addressed the media after voting at a polling station in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Local elections are being held Sunday where voters will be casting their ballots to elect local government bodies, mayors, and county heads. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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Next Digital trading halted after Jimmy Lai's assets frozen

The Hong Kong stock exchange has halted the trading of Next Digital shares, days after authorities froze assets belonging to its founder Jimmy Lai
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2021, file photo, democracy advocate Jimmy Lai leaves Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal where the government is arguing against allowing him bail in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong stock exchange on Monday, May 17, 2021, halted the trading of Next Digital shares, days after authorities froze assets belonging to its founder Jimmy Lai.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
3 hours ago

111-year-old Australian recommends eating chicken brains

Australia’s oldest-ever man has included eating chicken brains among his secrets to living more than 111 years
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A tough sell: In Dubai amid clash, Israel promotes tourism

Israel is promoting tourism in Dubai even amid a surge of airstrikes on Gaza City that killed at least 42 people in just the last day
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A man passes by the Israel stand on the opening day of the Arabian Travel Market exhibition, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, May 16, 2021. As violence flares within Israel and on a day in which Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City killed at least 42 people Sunday, it was business as usual for a senior Israeli tourism official in Dubai as she promoted the country as a must-see destination for Muslim visitors. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 17

Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

Gaza medics say Israeli airstrikes killed 26 in downtown Gaza City
May 17
Palestinian rescuers pull a survivor from under the rubble of a destroyed residential building following deadly Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Sunday, May 16, 2021. The airstrikes flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 16

Afghan cease-fire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks has ended.
May 16
Afghan journalist take photos and film inside a mosque after a bomb explosion in Shakar Dara district of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 14, 2021. A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers killing 12 worshippers, Afghan police said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
May 16

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar have expressed concern about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in western Chin state, where the ruling junta declared martial law because of armed resistance to military rule
May 16
Anti-coup protesters display a party flag of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo)
May 16

Israeli warplanes have unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City

Israeli warplanes have unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City
May 16
May 16

Video shows chaotic scene of bleacher collapse in Jerusalem

At least two people were killed and dozens were injured after a bleacher collapsed during Shavuot prayers in Jerusalem. The incident is not connected with the ongoing fighting, officials said.
May 16
At least two people were killed and dozens were injured after a bleacher collapsed during Shavuot prayers in Jerusalem. The incident is not connected with the ongoing fighting, officials said.
May 16

Israeli paramedics: 2 dead in synagogue bleacher collapse

Israeli medics say two people are dead and more than 150 injured in a bleacher collapse at an uncompleted West Bank synagogue
May 16
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths stand outside a synagogue in Givat Zeev, outside Jerusalem, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Israeli medics say more than 150 people were injured in a fatal collapse of a bleacher at an uncompleted West Bank synagogue. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 16

Bruno Covas, mayor of Sao Paulo, dies of cancer at age 41

Bruno Covas, the mayor of Sao Paulo, has died of cancer at the age of 41
May 16
In this Sept. 4, 2020 photo, Sao Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas looks on during a news conference about how the state worst-hit by COVID-19 is managing six months into the pandemic, and ongoing vaccine trials, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Covas has died of cancer on Sunday May 16, 2021, according to the Sao Paulo city press office. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 16

2 dead, over 160 injured in Jerusalem bleacher collapse

A synagogue was hosting 650 worshipers for Shavuot prayers, authorities said.
May 16
Medics and members of the Israeli security forces evacuate an injured man after the collapse of grandstand seating at a synagogue in the Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev in the occupied West Bank outside Jerusalem, on May 16, 2021, that left at least 60 people injured. - The incident occurred "as hundreds were congregated" for the Jewish Shavuot feast, a spokesman told Israeli channel Kan. (Photo by Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP) (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images)
May 16

Brazil projects vaccine message on landmark

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro was lit up with a message on vaccine equality to bring awareness to the need for immunization around the world.
May 16
The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro was lit up with a message on vaccine equality to bring awareness to the need for immunization around the world.
May 16

Arrests in UK over claims antisemitic abuse hurled from cars

British police say they have arrested four people over videos posted on social media that appear to show violent antisemitic language being shouted from a convoy of cars driving through London
May 16
May 16

Israeli paramedics: 2 dead, over 150 injured in synagogue bleacher collapse

Israeli paramedics: 2 dead, over 150 injured in synagogue bleacher collapse
May 16
May 16

Israeli medics: Dozens injured in bleacher collapse in synagogue, ambulances on way to scene

Israeli medics: Dozens injured in bleacher collapse in synagogue, ambulances on way to scene
May 16
May 16

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says military campaign is continuing 'full-force' and will 'take time'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says military campaign is continuing 'full-force' and will 'take time'
May 16
May 16

Islamic nations slam Israel — and each other's ties to it

A league of Muslim nations has demanded Israel halt attacks killing Palestinian civilians amid heavy fighting between it and Hamas in the Gaza Strip
May 16
Workers clear the rubble of a building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Saturday, that housed The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets, in Gaza City, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
May 16

Gaza Health Ministry: Death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City rises to 42, deadliest attack in recent fighting

Gaza Health Ministry: Death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City rises to 42, deadliest attack in recent fighting
May 16
May 16

Palestinian medics say death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City climbs to 33, deadliest attack in recent fighting

Palestinian medics say death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City climbs to 33, deadliest attack in recent fighting
May 16
May 16

Ukraine seized Chernobyl vodka. The scientists who made it want it back

The liquor is made from apples grown in the area close to the disaster site.
May 16
A bottle of "Atomik", the liquor made by a team of British and Ukrainian scientists from crops grown in the Chernobyl "Exclusion Zone" is seen in a promotional image.
May 16

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar are expressing concern about reports.
May 16
Anti-coup protesters display a party flag of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo)
May 16

Pope urges peace, unity during special Mass for Myanmar

Pope Francis is celebrating a special Mass for the people of Myanmar following the country’s military takeover
May 16
May 16

Gaza Health Ministry says 23 killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza City in deadliest single attack since fighting began

Gaza Health Ministry says 23 killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza City in deadliest single attack since fighting began
May 16
May 16

AP PHOTOS: Icelandic volcanic eruption a 'wonder of nature'

Pandemic or no pandemic, the world will never stand still
May 16
Lava flows from an eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
May 16

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office

Israel has escalated its attacks on the Gaza Strip, bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp and destroying a high-rise that housed The Associated Press and other media
May 16
Israeli medics evacuate a woman from a targeted residential neighborhood where a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the area, in Ramat Gan, central Israel, Saturday, May 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 16

The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early de-escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers
May 16
A view of a 11-story building housing AP office and other media in Gaza City is seen as Israeli warplanes demolished it, Saturday, May 15, 2021. The airstrike Saturday came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted. The building housed The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 16

AP PHOTOS: Fear and grief grip Gaza anew amid familiar glare

To the outside world, the scenes of rocket fire, bombing raids and angry protests in the Middle East this week may have looked familiar. To the people of Israel and especially the Gaza Strip, they were anything but routine. Families once again fled or found themselves homeless, anguished parents mourned dead children and journalists evacuated offices before they were destroyed as the Islamic militant group Hamas and the Israeli military sought to inflict as much damage on the other as they could this week - before the fighting intensified further or they were pressured into a cease-fire. The Gaza side, which is controlled by Hamas, absorbed the overwhelming brunt of the death toll: 145 people, including 41 children and 23 women, as of Saturday night, according to the Health Ministry of the narrow, crowded territory where 2 million Palestinians live. Those killed included a family of six on Friday and 10 members of the same family on Saturday. In Israel, where cities with mixed...
May 16
Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 16

Israeli military says it targeted the home of Gaza's top Hamas leader

Israeli military says it targeted the home of Gaza's top Hamas leader
May 16
May 15

'Shocking and horrifying': Israel destroys AP office in Gaza

An Israeli airstrike has destroyed a high-rise building that was home to The Associated Press’ offices in the Gaza Strip
May 15
The building housing the offices of The Associated Press and other media in Gaza City collapses after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike Saturday, May 15, 2021. The attack came roughly an hour after the Israeli military warned people to evacuate the building, which also housed Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 15

DIARY: Shouts, a hurried evacuation, and then the bombs came

Associated Press correspondent Fares Akram heard the shouts: “Evacuation
May 15
May 15

Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece

He will begin a 13-year prison sentence for leading a criminal organization.
May 15
European Parliament member Ioannis Lagos is transferred to the Greek Police headquarters, in Athens, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Lagos arrived in Greece Saturday to serve a 13-year sentence imposed on him last October for being a leading member of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party, which was labeled a criminal organization. (Stelios Stefanou/InTime News via AP)
May 15

Family finds huge python in their bathroom

A snake catcher in Australia rescued a giant carpet python that made a home in a family's toilet paper basket.
May 15
A snake catcher in Australia rescued a giant carpet python that made a home in a family's toilet paper basket.
May 15

Italy reopens dog-friendly beach

Baubeach in Rome, a beach exclusively for dogs and their owners, returned for the summer season with new COVID-19 safety protocols.
May 15
Baubeach in Rome, a beach exclusively for dogs and their owners, returned for the summer season with new COVID-19 safety protocols.
May 15

Pandemic triggers new crisis in Peru: lack of cemetery space

After struggling to control the coronavirus pandemic for more than a year, Peru is now facing a parallel crisis: a lack of space in cemeteries
May 15
May 15

'It's horrifying': Civilians tell of fear, uncertainty in Israel-Hamas conflict

Israel has responded to Hamas rockets with air strikes in Gaza this week.
May 15
A fire rages at sunrise in Khan Yunish following an Israeli airstrike on targets in the southern Gaza strip, early on May 12, 2021.
May 15

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands young people’s frustration about the pace of efforts to combat climate change, but is stressing the need to build political majorities to support effective action
May 15
A climate activist hangs on a rope above the federal highway 32, above him a poster "Who sows roads, will reap traffic jams" in Ravensburg, Germany, Saturday, May 15, 2021. The road has been closed for hours. The police are preparing to clear the road and take the activists down. (Felix Kaestle/dpa via AP)
May 15

Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris

Protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marched despite a ban.
May 15
A demonstrator holding a Palesnian flag crosses a street during a banned protest in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Saturday, May, 15, 2021 in Paris. Marches in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were being held Saturday in a dozen French cities, but the focus was on Paris, where riot police got ready as organizers said they would defy a ban on the protest. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 15

Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians

Young people, college students have led Colombia’s antigovernment protests.
May 15
A student performs a play called "Who killed them" during anti-government protests in Cali, Colombia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Colombians have protested across the country against a government they feel has long ignored their needs, allowed corruption to run rampant and is so out of touch that it proposed tax increases during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andres Gonzalez)
May 15

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

Iran’s judiciary chief and a prominent hard-line cleric has registered to run in the country's June presidential election
May 15
FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Iranian cleric and presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, center, stands among his supporters, during a campaign rally in Tehran, Iran. Raisi, a prominent hard-line cleric who now serves as Iran's judiciary chief, registered Saturday, May 15, 2021, to run in Iran's upcoming presidential election. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
May 15

Israeli attack levels Gaza building housing media offices

An airstrike demolished the tower housing Associated Press and Al-Jazeera offices in Gaza City after the Israeli military claimed the building allegedly contained Hamas military assets.
May 15
An airstrike demolished the tower housing Associated Press and Al-Jazeera offices in Gaza City after the Israeli military claimed the building allegedly contained Hamas military assets.
May 15

Ethiopia again delays national election amid deadly tensions

Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there
May 15
Passengers look out from an auto-rickshaw, known locally as a "bajaj", in Gondar, in the Amhara region of Ethiopia Sunday, May 2, 2021. Ethiopia faces a growing crisis of ethnic nationalism that some fear could tear Africa's second most populous country apart, six months after the government launched a military operation in the Tigray region to capture its fugitive leaders. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 15

Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution

The face of a new Chile begins taking shape this weekend as the South American country elects 155 people to draft a constitution to replace one that drafted under a military dictatorship
May 15
A soldier walks through a voting center being set up at the Republica de Siria school in Santiago, Chile, Friday, May 14, 2021, the day before weekend elections to elect a constitutional assembly. The face of a new Chile begins taking shape this weekend as the South American country elects 155 people to draft a constitution to replace one that has governed it since being imposed during a military dictatorship. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
May 15

Zimbabwe court blocks leader from keeping chief justice on

Zimbabwe’s High Court has forced the country’s chief justice to retire, ruling that an extension of his term by the president is illegal
May 15
May 15

Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas

The Israeli military says a misunderstanding caused it to tell some international reporters that it had invaded the Gaza Strip with ground troops
May 15
Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli airstrikes in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)