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US backs Japan’s Fukushima plans despite S Korea’s concerns

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Seoul fails to gain US support against Japan's decision to release contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits southern Iran

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Quake struck southern province of Bushehr where a nuclear power plant is located; no immediate reports of major damage.

Ukraine-Turkey cooperation has its limits

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Turkey cannot extend the same support to Ukraine it has given to Azerbaijan.

India continues reporting record high daily COVID cases

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More than 261,000 cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the fourth consecutive day with more than 200,000 daily cases.

Gunmen kill eight members of a family in Afghanistan

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An official tells Al Jazeera the attack at a mosque in Nangarhar believed to have taken place over a land dispute.

COVID roundup: India’s record cases, no masks in Israel

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Record cases being reported across the world but some good news from Australia and Israel.

Saudi, Iranian officials held direct talks in Iraq: Report

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Media report says first round of talks held in Baghdad earlier this month with the Iraqi PM facilitating the process.

Prince Philip funeral: Duke of Edinburgh laid to rest

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A small, COVID restricted funeral took place for Prince Philip who died on April 9 aged 99.

South Africa regulator recommends lifting pause on J&J vaccine

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Health regulator sets conditions for lifting the pause on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

COVID-free Australia ‘in no hurry’ to open its borders

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Scott Morrison says he will not put at risk Australians' nearly coronavirus-free lifestyle.

Chad’s Deby takes early election lead as rebels near Ndjamena

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Partial results announced as US orders some diplomats to leave Chad amid reports of a rebel convoy nearing Ndjamena.

US, China agree to tackle climate crisis with urgency

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US, China agree on need for stronger climate commitments ahead of new round of international talks in Glasgow.

Minnesota police pledge not to harass journalists at protests

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Outcry after Minnesota police detain, pepper-spray journalists covering protests over the killing of Daunte Wright.

Biden vows to raise refugee admission cap, but offers few details

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Rights groups and lawmakers had criticised US president over earlier plan to keep Trump-era limit in place for 2021.

Canada’s top court could be asked to rule if US safe for refugees

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Advocates say deal that allows Canada to quickly expel most asylum seekers at US border should be rescinded.

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny ‘could die at any moment’: Doctor

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Doctor says jailed Russian opposition leader at risk of cardiac arrest, kidneys impaired after weeks on hunger strike.

Lebanon faces tough Ramadan amid ‘insane’ food prices

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Food prices across Lebanon are soaring as the country goes through its worst economic crisis in decades.

Czechia expels Russian diplomats over 2014 ammunition depot blast

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Eighteen Russian diplomats identified as spies given 48 hours to leave the country, officials say.

Bolsonaro-Biden deal to protect the Amazon stalls amid pressure

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Indigenous and environmental leaders, and US lawmakers urge Joe Biden to condition aid on action to stem deforestation.

Myanmar military ruler to attend ASEAN summit in 1st foreign trip

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Min Aung Hlaing to take part in a summit attended by leaders of Southeast Asian nations in Indonesia next week.

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