Undeterred by the pandemic, Hindu pilgrims gather in India.

As India prepares to begin an ambitious coronavirus vaccination program this weekend, more than 700,000 Hindu pilgrims gathered to take a dip in the Ganges River on Thursday, the start of the Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the

Abbas Announces Palestinian Elections After Years of Paralysis

JERUSALEM — Sixteen years after he was elected for what was meant to be a four-year term, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority announced on Friday that presidential and parliamentary elections would be held in the spring and summer. The announcement

Trump Officials Try To Clarify Vaccine Comments

In a statement, a spokesman for the federal health department said that nearly 13 million doses were made available to states so they could order their first and second doses, which is “millions more” than previous weeks. The spokesman, Michael Pratt, also

Biden Plans Virus Vaccine Push

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., racing against a surge in coronavirus cases and the emergence of a new variant that could significantly worsen the public health crisis, is planning a vaccination blitz that calls for greatly expanding access while emphasizing

Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate

new video loaded: Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate transcript Back transcript Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition presidential candidate, said that Ugandan military forces were “targeting” his life after they surrounded and breached

Hypersonic Superweapons Are a Mirage, New Analysis Says

Military experts call hypersonic warheads the next big thing in intercontinental warfare. They see the emerging arms, which can deliver nuclear or conventional munitions, as zipping along at up to five miles a second while zigzagging through the atmosphere to outwit early-warning

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