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    Leadership of U.N. Human Rights Body Becomes Proxy Battle for World Powers

    A fight over the council’s presidency is seen by some as an effort by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia to put a more compliant state in control ahead of greater involvement by the Biden administration.

    How a Human Rights Angel Lost Her Halo

    Ten years after she left house arrest and vowed to fight for justice, Myanmar’s civilian leader has instead become a jailer of critics and an apologist for the slaughter of minorities.
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    India and Its Vaccine Maker Stumble Over Their Pandemic Promises

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