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Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but …

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Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

Jerusalem CNN — Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot while covering an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday. The Palestinian health ministry said she was shot in the head by a live bullet, and confirmed her death shortly afterwards. Akleh’s producer, Ali Al-Samudi, was also …

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Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

The Palestinian health ministry said she was shot in the head by a live bullet, and confirmed her death shortly afterwards. Akleh’s producer, Ali Al-Samudi, was also shot and is in a stable condition, the ministry said. The circumstances surrounding her death are unclear. Al Jazeera has accused Israeli security forces of deliberately targeting and …

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US, Western Europe freight over uncertain Ukraine war endgame

US, Western Europe freight over uncertain Ukraine war endgame

WASHINGTON (AP) — An interminable and unwinnable war in Europe? That’s what NATO leaders fear and are bracing for as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds into its third month with little sign of a decisive military victory for either side and no resolution in sight. The possibility of a stalemate is fueling concerns that Ukraine …

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Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead in West Bank |  Israel-Palestine conflict News

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead in West Bank | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry. She was hit by a live bullet on Wednesday while covering Israeli raids in the city of Jenin and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, according to the ministry and Al …

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Rare ancient artwork discovered beneath a home in Turkey

Rare ancient artwork discovered beneath a home in Turkey

An unexpected discovery has revealed ancient artwork that was once part of an Iron Age complex beneath a house in southeastern Turkey. The unfinished work shows a procession of deities that depicts how different cultures came together. Looters initially broke into the subterranean complex in 2017 by creating an opening in the ground floor of …

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Great Barrier Reef: 91% of reefs surveyed suffered coral bleaching in 2022

Great Barrier Reef: 91% of reefs surveyed suffered coral bleaching in 2022

Scientists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed in March this was the sixth mass bleaching event of the reef on record and the fourth since 2016. But Tuesday’s report, Reef snapshot: summer 2021-22, found almost every coral reef surveyed across the 1,400 mile (2,300 kilometer) system was impacted by bleaching. Coral …

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Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead in West Bank |  Israel-Palestine conflict News

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead in West Bank | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Israeli forces shot Shireen Abu Akleh in the head while she was on assignment in Jenin in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry. She was hit by a live bullet on Wednesday while covering Israeli …

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Ukrainian Troops Appear To Have Fought All The Way To The Russian Border

Ukrainian Troops Appear To Have Fought All The Way To The Russian Border

Ex-Russian T-80 tanks now belonging to the Ukrainian army’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade. Ukrainian defense ministry photo Ukrainian forces around Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, appear to have pushed Russian troops east past Ternova, a settlement on the Russian border. If confirmed, the Ukrainians’ liberation of Ternova could mark an inflection point in Russia’s 10-week-old wider war …

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