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Putin foe Navalny tests negative for COVID-19 but has 2 hernias, lawyers say
Putin foe Navalny tests negative for COVID-19 but has 2 hernias, lawyers say

macky_ch/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- The jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has tested negative for the coronavirus after he was moved to his prison's medical bay to be treated for a...

New Zealand to open quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia

New Zealand to open quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday that her country will open a travel bubble with Australia in less than two weeks. Quarantine-free...

US, Iran hold first indirect talks in bid to save nuclear deal

US, Iran hold first indirect talks in bid to save nuclear deal

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy Conor Finnegan, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Iran are holding indirect talks on Tuesday in what could be the first step toward reviving the 2015 deal that constrains Tehran's nuclear...

Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow': WHO

Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow': WHO

solarseven/iStockBy Erin Schumaker, ABC News (GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization criticized Europe's sluggish vaccine rollout as "unacceptably slow" in a recent statement, pointing to the low rate of Europeans who...

Arrests made as intrigue and suspicion surround alleged royal coup in Jordan

Arrests made as intrigue and suspicion surround alleged royal coup in Jordan

blueclue/iStockBy Guy Davies, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Jordan’s government has said that a coup attempt centered on former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of the current monarch King Abdullah II, was...

Dubai police make arrests over 'indecent' video of naked women on high-rise balcony

Dubai police make arrests over 'indecent' video of naked women on high-rise balcony

Britus/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- A group of people were arrested in Dubai on Saturday over widely-shared images that showed women posing naked on a high-rise balcony in the city, police said. ...

India sees 'alarming rate of growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths,' officials say

India sees 'alarming rate of growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths,' officials say

KeithBinns/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- India has seen "an alarming rate of growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths" in recent weeks, the prime minister's office said Sunday. More than 12.3 million people in...

What the coronavirus pandemic has meant for some children around the world

What the coronavirus pandemic has meant for some children around the world

Courtesy Karson YiuBy Meredith Deliso and Zoe Magee, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, children the world over have adapted to a new normal that often has meant wearing masks in...

Hydroxychloroquine and other 'miracle cures' continue to fuel Brazil's outbreak

Hydroxychloroquine and other 'miracle cures' continue to fuel Brazil's outbreak

Liliboas/iStockBY: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS

Egyptian mummies pass through Cairo in parade worthy of royals

Egyptian mummies pass through Cairo in parade worthy of royals

Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua via GettyBY: HATEM MAHER, ABC NEWS

As Brazil becomes COVID-19 epicenter, cases rise across South America

As Brazil becomes COVID-19 epicenter, cases rise across South America

da-kuk/iStockBy Aicha El Hammar Castano, Kirit Radia and Morgan Winsor, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As Brazil emerges as an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic with an outbreak that is virtually unchecked, the country's...

Myanmar's military junta has reportedly killed at least 43 children since coup

Myanmar's military junta has reportedly killed at least 43 children since coup

hansslegers/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- At least 43 children have been reportedly killed by armed forces in Myanmar in the two months since the military junta seized power, according to international...

'Pharaoh's curse' blamed for Suez Canal blockage, other unfortunate events in Egypt

'Pharaoh's curse' blamed for Suez Canal blockage, other unfortunate events in Egypt

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy Hatem Maher, ABC News (CAIRO) -- A Suez Canal blockage disturbing global markets, two trains colliding with each other, a garment factory blaze and a residential building collapse all came hot on...

Two dead after plane crashes during gender reveal stunt in Mexico

Two dead after plane crashes during gender reveal stunt in Mexico

Quintana Roo Nautical AssociatesBy Meredith Deliso and Anne Laurent, ABC News (CANCUN, Mexico) -- Two people are dead after a plane involved in a gender reveal stunt in Mexico crashed into the water. The incident...

At least 54 dead in Taiwan train crash

At least 54 dead in Taiwan train crash

SAM YEH/AFP via Getty ImagesBy Karson Yiu, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- At least 41 people are reported dead after a passenger train derailed in a tunnel near the city of Hualien in eastern Taiwan, according to local...

Jailed Putin foe Alexey Navalny declares hunger strike

Jailed Putin foe Alexey Navalny declares hunger strike

Macky_CH/iStockBy Patrick Reevell, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- The Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has declared a hunger strike in prison to protest what he says is authorities’ refusal to grant him access to...

More than 100 homeless, disenfranchised people given COVID vaccines at Vatican

More than 100 homeless, disenfranchised people given COVID vaccines at Vatican

narvikk/iStockBy PHOEBE NATHANSON, ABC News (VATICAN CITY) -- More than 100 people who are homeless were given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vatican, the papal city-state announced Wednesday. The Papal...