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Police officers stand guard in the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery in Milan, Italy, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

Italy reinforces strict COVID rules targeting vaccine holdouts

As of Monday, a green pass – which is proof of vaccination, recovery, or a recent negative test – will be required for buses, metro, local trains, and hotels. It's already compulsory for working, long-distance travel and most indoor venues.

Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance to protest the kingdom’s arrests and crackdown of critics.

French far right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour.

Violence occurs as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

Antiracism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his antimigrant and anti-Islam views.

Pope Francis.

Pope, on Lesbos, laments that for migrants, ‘little has changed’

Pope Francis returned Sunday to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, the site of one of the definitive moments of his papacy, seeking to elevate the plight of migrants — what he called a “shipwreck of civilization” — to the top level of global concerns, along with the pandemic and climate change.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to four years

A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said.

High school seniors returned to their classrooms in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, on Monday for the first time in more than six months as the city eases coronavirus restrictions.

High school seniors return to classrooms in Vietnam capital

High school seniors returned to their classrooms in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, on Monday for the first time in more than six months as the city eases coronavirus restrictions.

Shoppers, some wearing face-masks, walk along Oxford Street in central London on December 4, 2021, as compulsory mask wearing in shops has been reintroduced in England as fears rise over the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Britain, Denmark report rise in known Omicron cases

Britain and Denmark each reported a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases of the new Omicron variant Sunday as countries with robust testing uncover more known instances of the variant in their backyards.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Three feared dead as Myanmar army truck runs down protesters

An army vehicle barreled into a peaceful march of anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said.