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    U.N. Reports Surge of Migrant Children Entering Mexico, Destined for U.S.

    The number of children arriving in Mexico seeking to cross into the United States increased ninefold from January to March 2021. Some 275 arrive each day.

    U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

    Some countries, including Germany, have restricted use over the issue, but British and European regulators say that incidences are rare and that the vaccine should continue to be given.

    New York reports its first case of the troubling variant that is dominant in Brazil.

    Health officials worry that variants will become the dominant source of infection soon as thousands of cases continue to be reported for other variants found in Britain, South Africa and Brazil.

    Israeli Reports Say Netanyahu Met Saudi Crown Prince, but Saudis Deny It

    The reported visit on Sunday night, amid talk of warming relations, would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders.
    All countries
    155,864,187
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 6, 2021 8:20 am
    Italy
    4,070,400
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 6, 2021 8:20 am
    Spain
    3,551,262
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 6, 2021 8:20 am
    Iran
    2,591,609
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 6, 2021 8:20 am
    Germany
    3,469,448
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 6, 2021 8:20 am

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