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India's capital to lock down amid devastating virus surge

India's capital to lock down amid devastating virus surge

New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night as an explosive surge in coronavirus cases to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit.
Residents evacuated as mountain fire spreads in Cape Town

Residents evacuated as mountain fire spreads in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Residents are being evacuated from Cape Town neighbourhoods Monday as a wildfire spreading on the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain was fanned by strong winds overnight and houses came under threat.
German Greens launch chancellor bid as Merkel bloc squabbles

German Greens launch chancellor bid as Merkel bloc squabbles

BERLIN — Germany’s environmentalist Greens announced Monday that they've chosen co-leader Annalena Baerbock to make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the country’s September election, while a power struggle in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ce
UK's Johnson cancels India trip as its virus cases surge

UK's Johnson cancels India trip as its virus cases surge

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. kept a worried eye on a new variant first identified in the vast Asian country.
Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

ROUEN, France — Slowly suffocating in a French intensive care ward, Patrick Aricique feared he would die from his diseased lungs that felt “completely burned from the inside, burned like the cathedral in Paris,” as tired doctors and nurses laboured d
Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by family members who rushed forward and dissolved into tears.
Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon.
Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military.

Protesters detained at Raleigh police brutality march

RALEIGH, N.C. — Several protesters were taken into custody Sunday night after authorities in North Carolina declared a police brutality demonstration an “unlawful assembly.

Approaching typhoon displaces 68,000 people in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — An approaching typhoon has flooded villages in the eastern and central Philippines, where more than 68,000 people have been evacuated to safety as a precaution although the unusual summer storm may not blow inland, officials sai