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      In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

      Restrictions on travel have disrupted a deeply important cultural practice for many Black residents in Cape Town: returning the body for burial hundreds of miles home in the Eastern Cape province.

      By Peter Luhanga and Kimon de Greef

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    The Man Striving to Be the ‘Canadian Obama’

    Balarama Holness, 36, a law student and community organizer who once played professional Canadian football, is becoming a leading voice against systemic racism in his country.

    By Dan Bilefsky

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    Sweden’s Ex-Ambassador to China Is Cleared of Wrongdoing

    Anna Lindstedt was found not guilty of overstepping the boundaries of her role when she arranged secret meetings over the fate of a Hong Kong bookseller and Swedish citizen who remains detained in China.

    By Christina Anderson and Marc Santora

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    Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

    Some officials say that a joint American-Israeli strategy is evolving — some might argue regressing — to a series of short-of-war clandestine strikes.

    By David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt and Ronen Bergman

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    Bolivia President, Jeanine Añez, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    Ms. Añez is the second Latin America leader this week, after President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, to disclose an infection, a sign the region is at the epicenter of the global outbreak.

    By Maria Silvia Trigo and Anatoly Kurmanaev

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The Coronavirus Outbreak

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    Is Your State Doing Enough Coronavirus Testing?

    The number of daily coronavirus tests conducted in the United States is only 39 percent of the level necessary to mitigate the spread of the virus, according to estimates by researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute.

    By Keith Collins

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    The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

    The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

    By Apoorva Mandavilli

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Violence in Latin America

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    Where the Police Wear Masks, and the Bodies Pile Up Fast

    The police killed an average of 17 people every day in Brazil last year, and rogue officers are killing even more off duty. “I’m a hero to my people,” one militia leader said.

    By Azam Ahmed

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    How American Gun Laws Are Fueling Jamaica’s Homicide Crisis

    Hundreds of thousands of guns sold in the United States vanish because of loose American gun laws. Many reappear on the Caribbean island, turning its streets into battlefields.

    By Azam Ahmed and Tyler Hicks

  1. ‘Lifeline’ Syria Aid Measure Lapses Over U.N. Security Council Deadlock

    With hours to go before a deadline, Russia and China vetoed an attempt by Western members to extend approval for aid to be delivered via two border crossings from Turkey.

    By Reuters

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    ‘The Doors of Hagia Sophia Will Be Open to All,’ Erdogan Says

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey signed a decree allowing the Hagia Sophia to be used as a mosque again.

    By Reuters

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    Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17

    The Dutch foreign minister said the Netherlands was taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people.

    By The Associated Press

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    Hong Kong Closes Schools After New Coronavirus Spike

    Facing a third wave of coronavirus infections, Hong Kong’s education secretary announced the city would shut down its school system Monday, a week ahead of its planned summer break.

    By Reuters

  5. Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok

    TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.

    By Mike Isaac and Karen Weise

  6. U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Medieval Treasure Bought by Nazis

    The Guelph Treasure was acquired by a German state collection in 1935 from a consortium of Jewish art dealers. Their descendants say the sale was forced, but a Berlin museum claims the deal was fair.

    By Christopher F. Schuetze

  7. A New Surge in Virus Deaths

    And what else you need to know today.

    By David Leonhardt

  8. What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell

    The author and clinical psychologist Andrew Solomon examines the disabilities that ramps and reserved parking spots don’t address.

    By Andrew Solomon

  9. News Quiz: Vaccines, Harper’s Magazine, Ennio Morricone

    Did you follow the headlines this week?

    Compiled by Will Dudding, Anna Schaverien and Jessica Anderson

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    Dispatch from a Locked-Down Melbourne

    The mood in Melbourne among family and friends and strangers on the internet is defeated and dark.

    By Besha Rodell

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