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    Israeli Court Says Converts to Non-Orthodox Judaism Can Claim Citizenship

    People who convert in Israel to Reform or Conservative Judaism have a right to citizenship, the Supreme Court ruled, chipping at the power of Orthodox authorities that see them as non-Jewish.

    Indian Court Clears Journalist of Defamation Claim in #MeToo Case

    Priya Ramani had faced up to two years in prison after making sexual harassment accusations against M.J. Akbar, once a prominent member of the Modi government.

    European Court Backs Germany in Case Over 2009 Killings of Afghan Civilians

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled Germany sufficiently investigated a bombing in Afghanistan that killed as many as 90 civilians.

    Supreme Court to Let Pennsylvania and North Carolina Accept Absentee Ballots After Election Day

    The pair of decisions were welcomed by Democrats. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was expected to cast a deciding vote, did not participate in either decision.

    Saudi Court Issues Final Verdicts in Khashoggi Killing

    The sentences, of up to 20 years in prison, were issued months after one of Jamal Khashoggi’s sons said he and his siblings had forgiven the men who killed him.
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    Scenes of Scotland, as It Weighs Its Future Within Britain

    If the pro-independence vote surges in Thursday’s elections for the Scottish Parliament, momentum for an another referendum on independence may become unstoppable.

    Your Thursday Briefing

    A breakthrough announcement on vaccine patents.

    State Department approves voluntary departure of nonemergency personnel from India.

    The United States is also urging its citizens to leave the country.

    Colombia, Strained by Pandemic and Economic Hardship, Explodes in Protest

    The eruption of anger in Colombia, where at least 24 have died as the government cracks down on the protests, could spread to other...

    Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

    Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified...

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An unequal global recovery.