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  • The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations

    LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation.
  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot

    DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala.
  • Daytona motorcycle rally goes on despite pandemic

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Daytona Beach's annual Bike Week has brought tens of thousands of motorcyclists to the city and its neighbours this weekend — and few of them are wearing masks.
  • Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

    CAIRO - Egypt’s president visited Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
  • Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

    PLAINS OF UR, Iraq - Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from back-to-back conflicts over the past decade.
  • Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

    WASHINGTON - An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.
  • Afghan officials say car bomber kills prosecutor, bodyguard

    KABUL - A suicide car bombing killed the Afghan intelligence directorate’s chief prosecutor Saturday, an official said, amid an increase in violence in the war-ravaged country.
  • Pakistan security forces say 8 militants killed in raids

    MULTAN, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces say they raided militant hideouts in two different operations in former Taliban strongholds in North Waziristan Saturday, killing eight Islamic militants.
  • California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening-day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly a year after coronavirus restrictions shuttered major entertainment spots.
  • Lebanon's caretaker PM warns of chaos as currency plunges

    BEIRUT - Lebanon's caretaker prime minister warned Saturday that the country was quickly headed toward chaos and appealed to politicians to put aside differences in order form a new government that can attract desperately needed foreign assistance.

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