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  1. HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/RUSSIA-CASES

    As an increasingly deadly fourth wave of COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm Russia's hospitals, officials who had been hesitant to implement restrictions in recent months are doing so now in a desperate attempt to try to reduce the record number of people dying every day. 

  2. AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/CHILDRENHOSPITAL

    Millions of Afghans, including children, could die of starvation unless urgent action is taken to pull Afghanistan back from the brink of collapse, a senior United Nations official warned, calling for frozen funds to be freed for humanitarian efforts.

  3. 'Brazil

    The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns.

  4. FACEBOOK-FRANCE/

    Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service, it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents viewed by Reuters.

  5. '1236117261' width='460' title='Sudanese protesters gesture during a demonstration in the capital Khartoum, on October 25, 2021, to denounce overnight detentions by the army of members of Sudan39;s government. - Armed forces detained Sudan39;s Prime Minister over his refusal to support their coup

    Sudan's military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest the coup that threatens the country's shaky progress toward democracy.