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In Brazil, Fear of Spreading Police Protests During Carnival

In Brazil, Fear of Spreading Police Protests During Carnival

By Diane Jeantet | Feb 22
The strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the state of Ceara is a headache for President Jair Bolsonaro, a staunch supporter of police forces who has pledged to curb violent crime.

At Trump's India Rally, Modi Bets on Bolstering His Image

At Trump's India Rally, Modi Bets on Bolstering His Image

By Sheikh Saaliq | Feb 22
A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India's northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with President Donald Trump, whom he's promised millions of adoring fans.

Germany Admits There's A Far-Right Problem, but What to Do?

Germany Admits There's A Far-Right Problem, but What to Do?

By David Rising | Feb 22
The country's leaders are struggling to figure out how to counter a recent rise in right-wing hate, 75 years after the Nazis were driven from power.

Outpouring of Worldwide Support for Bullied Australian Boy

Outpouring of Worldwide Support for Bullied Australian Boy

By Tristan Lavalette | Feb 22
Devastated after again being targeted at school for his dwarfism, a sobbing Quaden Bayles repeatedly told his mother that he wanted to die. The 9-year-old Australian's deep distress went viral on social media.

Grief, Anger and Calls for Action after Shooting in Germany

Grief, Anger and Calls for Action after Shooting in Germany

By David McHugh and Frank Jordans | Feb 22
On Wednesday, a 43-year-old German, Tobias Rathjen, shot to death nine people with immigrant backgrounds in a Frankfurt suburb before apparently killing his mother and himself.

Italy Towns on Effective Lockdown after Virus Clusters Form

Italy Towns on Effective Lockdown after Virus Clusters Form

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 22
A dozen towns in northern Italy were on effective lockdown Saturday after the new virus linked to China claimed a first fatality in Italy and sickened an increasing number of people who had no direct links to the origin of the virus.

Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

By Foster Klug | Feb 21
You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.

China's Leaders Say Nation Yet to Turn Corner in Virus Fight

China's Leaders Say Nation Yet to Turn Corner in Virus Fight

By Ken Moritsugu | Feb 21
China's leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people, after several days of upbeat messages.

Polish Mayor Tries to Make Amends for Other Town's Misstep

Polish Mayor Tries to Make Amends for Other Town's Misstep

Feb 21
A Polish mayor is trying to make amends with a French community that broke formal ties with another Polish town because the latter adopted a declaration against "LGBT ideology."

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers with Virus Die in Japan

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers with Virus Die in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 20
Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel.

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