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Israel responds to Hamas rockets with deadly airstrikes in Gaza
Several Palestinians, including nine children, have been killed in the Gaza strip as Israel responds to rockets fired by Hamas. World leaders have condemned the violence and called for deescalation.

US ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf
The US navy has used gunfire to chase off Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf for the second time in a few weeks. It took two rounds of fire before the boats turned back.

Coronavirus: US approves BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents
The German-developed coronavirus vaccine has become the first to get the go ahead for use among children aged 12 and up.

Cyberattack on US pipeline carried out by criminal gang, says FBI
DarkSide, a group of veteran cybercriminals, is believed to be behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, the worst cyberattack on critical US infrastructure to date.

Tran To Nga's last stand against Agent Orange manufacturers
A French court has thrown out a lawsuit against Monsanto and other former Agent Orange manufacturers brought by a victim of the toxic defoliant used during the Vietnam War. She plans to appeal.

Coronavirus digest: German interior minister Horst Seehofer tests positive
The interior minister is the latest in Chancellor Merkel's Cabinet to become infected. Japan is struggling to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases with the Olympics just over 10 weeks away. Follow DW for the latest.

Uganda's Museveni tightens grip on power
Yoweri Museveni's less-than-stellar democratic and human rights record has caused increasing anger abroad. But allies in the West seem loath to upset a regime which has contributed toward stabilization in the region.

Jerusalem tensions: Rockets fired as unrest spirals — As it happened
The holy city, which contains sacred sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians, has been rocked by violence over the past three days. Hamas has launched a rocket attack at the city in the latest escalation of tensions.

COVID: What's behind Pakistan's low vaccination rate?
Experts have said that negative publicity combined with a shortage of vaccines are keeping people from getting inoculated. The country has vaccinated just 0.8% of its total population.

Russia: Doctor who treated Alexei Navalny reappears after going missing
Alexander Murakhovsky, the first doctor to treat Alexei Navalny after he was poisoned with a nerve agent last year, reappeared after going missing Friday.

Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU
As the EU secures trade deals with Southeast Asian nations, Malaysian industry groups are pushing to restart trade talks. Experts say a free trade agreement would boost post-pandemic recovery in both regions.

India: How COVID disaster dents Narendra Modi's well-crafted image
The catastrophic health situation in India has shaken the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has relied heavily on public relations and perception management since he came to power.

China search team hunts for escaped leopard
A leopard is on the loose in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou after escaping from a safari park. Two other big cats who also broke out of the zoo have already been captured.