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    Israel to Celebrate Jewish New Year Under a Second Lockdown

    Citizens will be confined to within 500 yards of their homes for at least three weeks in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.

    Africa to Celebrate the End of Wild Poliovirus (but Not the End of Polio)

    One strain of the virus is said to have been eradicated across the African continent, but another is still infecting hundreds of people each year.
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    Your Thursday Briefing

    The global vaccine sharing program kicks off.

    A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

    Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban...

    Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

    Scuba divers are working to retrieve coffins from the sea, but many more are buried under the debris of the landslide.

    Memoir by Amos Oz’s Daughter Divides Family and Shocks Israel

    “He told me I was filth,” Galia Oz writes in her book, “Something Disguised as Love,” among other accusations of physical and emotional abuse....

    To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

    Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.

    Italy Mourns an Ambassador and His Bodyguard, Killed in Congo

    The killings, reminiscent of an Italian student’s murder in Egypt a few years prior, sparked deep emotions and outrage in Italy, which has been...