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Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

NAJAF, Iraq — When Iraq’s top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers around the country and beyond. “May God heal Iraq,” read a photo of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani that circulated online.

UK PM Johnson and estranged wife reach financial settlement

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his estranged wife Marina Wheeler have reached a financial agreement for their divorce, court records showed Tuesday.
White House correspondents' dinner returns to comedic roots

White House correspondents' dinner returns to comedic roots

WASHINGTON — Comedians are making their return to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after last year's hiatus.
Elton John cancels New Zealand shows as he battles pneumonia

Elton John cancels New Zealand shows as he battles pneumonia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Elton John cancelled his two remaining New Zealand shows late Tuesday as he continued to suffer from a bout of pneumonia. The shows have been rescheduled for next year.

Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and wife agree to divorce

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and his wife have amicably agreed to end their marriage, the couple said in a statement.
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

NEW YORK — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship

Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship

TOKYO — Japanese health authorities said Tuesday they have confirmed 88 more cases of the new virus on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo. The new cases bring the total on the Diamond Princess to 542. The number is by far the largest outside China.

Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

BEIJING — The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the spread of China's new virus.
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from health officials.
American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

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