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The Australian state of Victoria goes back into lockdown.
Just a week after emerging from its fifth coronavirus lockdown, the Australian state of Victoria reimposed restrictions on Thursday as officials tried to avert a prolonged outbreak of the Delta variant like the one seen in the country's largest city, Sydney.
A New President Takes Office in Iran, Solidifying Hard-Line Control
President Ebrahim Raisi is a protégé of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his inauguration gives conservatives control of every part of Iran's government.
Europe is winding down its pandemic aid programs. Is it too soon?
After almost 18 months of relying on expensive emergency aid programs to support their economies through the pandemic, governments across Europe are scaling back some of these measures, counting on returning economic growth and the power of vaccines to carry the load from here.
As Italian vaccine passports come into force, tiny San Marino is left isolated.
A microstate surrounded by Italy, San Marino turned to Russia and its Sputnik vaccine for protection.
Afghan War Casualty Report: August 2021
The following report is updated on Thursdays and compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan for the month.
9-Year-Old's Death in Delhi Renews Protests Against Sexual Violence
Her family accuses four men of raping her, then killing her and quickly cremating the body to hide evidence. Demonstrators in the capital say it still happens all too often.
Boston's mayor draws sharp criticism for condemning so-called vaccine passports.
Boston's acting mayor, Kim Janey, made waves this week by comparing sovaccine passports to racist policies that required Black people to show their identification papers.
Biden defers deportations of Hong Kong residents in the U.S.
President Biden on Thursday granted special protections to Hong Kong residents in the United States, offering them a temporary deferral from deportation in response to an escalating crackdown by Chinese officials on democratic institutions and political dissent in Hong Kong.
Covid Live Updates: U.S. Plans Vaccine Mandate for Foreign Visitors
The Biden administration is developing plans to require all foreign travelers to the United States to be vaccinated against Covid-19, with limited exceptions, according to an administration official with knowledge of the developing policy.
To head off illegal dance parties, Ibiza calls in foreign undercover detectives.
Though the famed dance clubs in the Spanish island resort of Ibiza are officially shuttered as a pandemic precaution, that has not stopped the music.