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  1. Virus Outbreak China Protest

    China is easing draconian COVID-19 restrictions in a patchwork manner. But for reasons both medical and political, it will be hard to really end the 'zero-COVID' policy — even as the Chinese people give every sign their patience is at a breaking point.

  2. Indonesia Volcano Eruption

    Indonesia's highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption.

  3. salehi

    According to a source close to the Iranian rapper, Toomaj Salehi has reportedly been subjected to severe torture in prison after being abducted by regime forces over a month ago.

  4. RUSSIA-OIL/IRKUTSKOILCOMPANY

    Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine's Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it.

  5. Syria Turkey

    Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighbouring Syria.