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    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family, too.

    Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’

    A Japanese company said it had completed a manned flight of its electrical vertical takeoff and landing machine. Experts say the technology needs work and that it will be expensive.
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    The system that protects Israeli cities has had to intercept a barrage of rockets over the past week.

    Israel’s attack on a press building in Gaza draws condemnations.

    Media groups demand explanations after Israeli forces destroyed the high-rise that housed the offices of The Associated Press and other news outlets.

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    An annual day of Palestinian grievance comes amid the upheaval.

    Nakba Day on Saturday denotes the 1948 displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians amid Israel’s declaration of independence.