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German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to lawmakers in the Bundestag to pass a bill that would unify COVID-19 restrictions nationwide. — Courtesy file photo
April 17, 2021

Merkel calls for uniform set of COVID-19 restrictions across Germany

Raul Castro gives a speech during the celebration of 60th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on Jan. 1, 2019, in this file photo.
April 17, 2021

Raul Castro steps down, marking end of an era in Cuba

Mosques across Bahrain opened their doors for worshipers for Friday prayers for the first time in many months amid coronavirus precautionary measures. — BNA photos
April 16, 2021

Friday prayer resumes in mosques in Bahrain

People hold a vigil in Yangon, Myanmar, in this courtesy file photo.
April 16, 2021

Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

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April 16, 2021

In a tit-for-tat move, Russia to expel 10 US diplomats

April 16, 2021

Helen McCrory, 'Harry Potter' and 'Peaky Blinders' star, dead at 52

Internally displaced children play in the Mohammed Goni International Stadium camp in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria. — Courtesy file photo
April 16, 2021

Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee; humanitarians targeted by armed groups

The architectural design to rebuild the conflict-damaged Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq, has been announced by UNESCO. — Courtesy file photo
April 16, 2021

UNESCO architectural design winners to rebuild Iraq's iconic Al-Nouri Mosque complex

A shortage of new treatments for serious illnesses has left people dangerously exposed to the world’s most dangerous bacteria. —Courtesy file photo
April 16, 2021

Alert over shortage of new drugs for ‘world’s most dangerous bacteria’

Single-day COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates remained below the 2,000-mark once again, with new 1,843 infections recorded on Friday, according to a statement from the health ministry. — WAM file photo
April 16, 2021

UAE records 1,843 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

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