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More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests launched a worldwide reckoning about the centuries of racism that Black people continue to face, the question of reparations emerged — unevenly — as a high-profile issue at this year’s largest gathering of world leaders.


(AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn) 

The country’s Civil Protection Agency said 1,297 dead from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake had been counted by Sunday, a day after the temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble



A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake added to the misery in Haiti, killing at least 304 people, injuring a minimum of 1,800 others and destroying hundreds of homes


(AP Photo/Peter Dejong) 

Debate about the role of Amsterdam’s city fathers in the slave trade has been going on for years, but it has gained more attention following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis


A man smiles beneath his protective face mask after receiving a box of donated food intended residents of the Corona neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) 

A mid-stage study suggests the drug may help mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients clear the virus sooner. There were hints the drug might help avoid hospitalization.


Workers wearing protective gears disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at the subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Kim Sun-woong/Newsis via AP) 

World Health Organization said that Iran and Italy are the new front lines of the battle against the virus that started in China and added that it's not too late for countries to act


Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Japan's Naomi Osaka in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) 

Coco Gauff plays nothing like what her age — still just 15 — or her ranking — 67th and rapidly rising — would suggest


Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession, in the city of Kerman, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo) 

Emergency crews performed CPR on others as people wailed in the background, crying out to God


In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, attends an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran.  

Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova suggested that Trump ordered the strike with one eye on his re-election campaign


People pose for photos to celebrate upcoming New Year in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) 

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Trump


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