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Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures

The elections come amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in both countries and meager progress in their vaccination programs. Lockdowns have returned, threating further damage to the nations’ already battered economies.

Amid tensions with Iran, Pentagon chief says alliance with Israel ‘ironclad’

TEL AVIV - Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, making the first visit to Irsael by a senior Biden administration official, said Sunday that the U.S.-Israel relationship was "enduring and ironclad," amid growing Israeli concern at American efforts to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

Blackout strikes Natanz nuclear facility, and Iran calls it sabotage

Iranian officials did not specify whom they blamed, but suspicions immediately fell on Israel, which has sabotaged Iran’s nuclear work previously with tactics ranging from cyberattacks to outright assassinations.

A cloud of volcanic ash hovers over Kingstown, on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Saturday, April 10, 2021, a day after the La Soufriere volcano erupted.

More volcanic eruptions on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

Conditions worsened on Sunday at a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as loud rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall were observed and residents reported power cuts.

People walk across an intersection at Hackescher Markt in Berlin on March 24, 2021.

Rise of variants in Europe shows how dangerous the virus can be

Europe, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, has once again swelled with new cases, which are inundating some hospitals there and driving a worrisome global surge of COVID-19.

Centrifuge machines are seen in a photo released in 2019 at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran.

Blackout strikes Iran nuclear facility. Was it sabotage?

The Natanz nuclear facility in Iran mysteriously lost power Sunday in what Iranian officials called an act of sabotage, a development that comes amid new negotiations aimed at salvaging the nuclear deal repudiated by the Trump administration three years ago.

A person left flowers outside Buckingham Palace in London on Friday after the death of the Prince Philip was announced earlier in the day.

Harry will attend Philip’s funeral, raising hope royal rift will heal

The visit, Harry’s first since stepping down as a senior royal last year, will force a meeting with his brother, Prince William, and father, Prince Charles, who Harry said in an explosive interview last month were trapped in an unhappy palace life.

A protester with an image of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on their arm joined an anti-coup protest march in Yangon on Saturday.

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

Friday’s death toll in Bago was the biggest one-day total for a single city since March 14, when just over 100 people were killed in Yangon, the country’s biggest city.