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    Pandemic Lockdowns Cut Pollution, Slowing Snowmelt in South Asia

    Last year’s lockdowns reduced emissions of soot and other pollutants that accelerate melting, which could make water supplies last longer throughout the coming year.

    As Europe’s Lockdowns Drag on, Police and Protesters Clash More

    In Britain and beyond, protesters on the left and right are rebelling against virus restrictions, drawing harsh police responses — and questions about the officers’ legitimacy.

    In the Wake of Covid-19 Lockdowns, a Troubling Surge in Homicides

    “People have gotten to the point where they just don’t give a damn,” said a minister in Kansas City, which is on pace for a record number of killings.
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    4,159,122
    Total confirmed cases
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    Spain
    3,604,799
    Total confirmed cases
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    2,751,166
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 17, 2021 9:49 am
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    3,602,939
    Total confirmed cases
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    In pictures: Fire and thunder fill the night sky as Israel’s Iron Dome is tested.

    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.

    On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

    Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and...

    Why is Covid Killing So Many Young Children in Brazil? Doctors Are Baffled

    Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the...

    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.