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‘No Cheering’: Tokyo Olympic Organizers Release Guidelines For Torch Relay
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Brakkton Booker | February 25, 2021
President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee Seiko Hashimoto (right) talks to Tokyo 2020 Vice Director General Yukihiko Nunomura before a press briefing on the operation and media coverage of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay in Tokyo on Thursday.Behrouz Mehri | AP The traditional prelude to the Olympics, the ...
Armenia’s Prime Minister Calls On Supporters To Rally Against A Possible Coup
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Scott Neuman | February 25, 2021
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2019.Dmitri Lovetsky | AP Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is warning of a coup after the army issued a scathing statement faulting his leadership and demanding he step down following a conflict ...
Biden Administration Poised To Release Report On Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi
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Greg Myre | February 25, 2021
People hold posters of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, near Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, marking the two-year anniversary of his death.Emrah Gurel | AP Updated at 5:41 p.m. ET The Biden administration is expected to release a report soon that addresses the key question in the 2018 killing of ...
Coronavirus World Map: We’ve Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections
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Daniel Wood, Stephanie Adeline, Ruth Talbot, Thomas Wilburn | February 25, 2021
This page is updated regularly. In late January 2020 only a few dozen COVID-19 infections had been identified outside of China. Now the virus has spread to every corner of the globe. More than 100 million infections have been reported worldwide, and the death toll is above 2 million, according ...
CIA Nominee William Burns Talks Tough On China
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Greg Myre | February 24, 2021
William Burns, President Biden's nominee for CIA director, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. Burns served more than 30 years at the State Department and would be the first career diplomat to lead the spy agency.Tom Williams | AP President Biden's nominee to lead the CIA, William Burns, ...
What Is A Cold Chain? And Why Do So Many Vaccines Need It?
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Pranav Baskar | February 24, 2021
An employee makes dry ice pellets at Capitol Carbonic, a dry ice factory in Baltimore in Nov. 2020. Dry ice helps keep COVID-19 vaccines cool during transport.Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images Vaccines are like milk. Both make us stronger, but if stored at the wrong temperature, they spoil. ...
Amnesty Rescinds ‘Prisoner Of Conscience’ Designation For Russia Activist Navalny
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Scott Neuman | February 24, 2021
In a photo taken last week at Babushkinsky District Court, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures during a hearing.AP Amnesty International says it no longer considers jailed Russian anti-Kremlin activist Alexei Navalny a "prisoner of conscience," citing past comments he's made that "reach the threshold of advocacy of hatred." The ...
Pakistan’s Polio Playbook Has Lessons For Its COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
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Diaa Hadid | February 24, 2021
Polio vaccinator Zeenat Parveen, holding the clipboard, and a volunteer go door-to-door to reach children in Rawalpindi, a city near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.Diaa Hadid/NPR The pandemic and polio are colliding in Pakistan. It's definitely harder for the country to keep up its efforts to wipe out this highly ...
Landmark Verdict In Germany Sentences Syrian For Aiding Crimes Against Humanity
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Deborah Amos | February 24, 2021
Presiding judge Anne Kerber (left) stands before handing the verdict to Syrian defendant Eyad al-Gharib (right, face hidden under a folder) Wednesday in Koblenz. Gharib, 44, a former Syrian intelligence service agent, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity in the first court ...
Chinese Pharmaceutical Makers Seek Approval For New Coronavirus Vaccines
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Scott Neuman | February 24, 2021
A medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing, in January. Two pharmaceutical companies in China announced Wednesday they are seeking market approval for new vaccines.Mark Schiefelbein | AP Chinese pharmaceutical makers are seeking market approval from Beijing for two new coronavirus ...