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Gurvinder Singh chants during a protest in front of the Consulate of India in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Groups rally outside SF consulate in support of Indian farmers

Demonstrators gathered outside the Consulate of India in San Francisco’s Richmond District…

 

Dozens of people gather at Rincon Park to show solidarity with Lebanon following the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut that killed more than 100 people on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Dozens gather for candlelight vigil to honor victims in Beirut explosion

Dozens of people gathered at Rincon Park on Thursday evening to show…

 

A Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd at Trafalgar Square in London, England on Sunday. (Erica Dezonne/Empics Entertainment/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

Thousands protest in London against police killing of George Floyd

Major protests took place in London and other British cities on Sunday

 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the leader said on Friday. On his Twitter account, Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms and was self-isolating. (Victoria Jones/PA Wire via ZUMA Press)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Friday, becoming the world’s highest-profile political leader to reveal an infection.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the leader said on Friday. On his Twitter account, Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms and was self-isolating. (Victoria Jones/PA Wire via ZUMA Press)
A medical worker looks out from the window of a changing room after treating COVID-19 coronavirus patients at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on March 19, 2020. - China on March 19 reported no new domestic cases of the coronavirus for the first time since it started recording them in January, but recorded a spike in infections from abroad. (STR/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

China’s hidden symptom-free virus cases may mean epidemic not over

China’s exclusion of people without symptoms from its official count of confirmed coronavirus cases is renewing concerns

A medical worker looks out from the window of a changing room after treating COVID-19 coronavirus patients at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on March 19, 2020. - China on March 19 reported no new domestic cases of the coronavirus for the first time since it started recording them in January, but recorded a spike in infections from abroad. (STR/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives his daily COVID 19 press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London, England. (Ian Vogler-WPA Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

WHO warns ‘pandemic is accelerating’ as number of coronavirus cases soar

The world’s top health authority warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is picking up pace

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives his daily COVID 19 press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London, England. (Ian Vogler-WPA Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Healthcare worker Ludnie Emile prepares to test people Thursday for COVID-19 at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Palm Springs. (Greg Lovett/palmbeachpost.com)

‘A mess in America’: Why Asia now looks safer than the U.S. in the coronavirus crisis

“It feels very strange to say that I feel safer here than in my home country,” Grant said.

Healthcare worker Ludnie Emile prepares to test people Thursday for COVID-19 at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Palm Springs. (Greg Lovett/palmbeachpost.com)
A woman stands next to a relative’s coffin inside the cemetery of Zogno, Italy, on Saturday, as the country reported a one-day record of coronavirus deaths that saw the country’s toll shoot up to almost 5,000. (Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Italy reports nearly 800 virus deaths, setting new daily record

In its daily bulletin, the Civil Protection Authority in Rome said 4,825 people had died, an increase of 793

A woman stands next to a relative’s coffin inside the cemetery of Zogno, Italy, on Saturday, as the country reported a one-day record of coronavirus deaths that saw the country’s toll shoot up to almost 5,000. (Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
After waiting for hours, a man takes a sip of soda and mounts his motorcycle strapped with empty propane tanks as others leave their empty tanks to mark their position in line. Residents of Port-au-Prince, Haiti stood in line for essentials as Haiti’s political crisis disrupts the daily life of many Haitians while enduring the long wait and lines for gas and water throughout the capital city in February, 2019. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)

Haiti’s recurring fuel shortage has country’s professional and working class on edge

Fuel crisis turned streets into obstacle courses of flaming barricades, parked cars, shuttered shops

After waiting for hours, a man takes a sip of soda and mounts his motorcycle strapped with empty propane tanks as others leave their empty tanks to mark their position in line. Residents of Port-au-Prince, Haiti stood in line for essentials as Haiti’s political crisis disrupts the daily life of many Haitians while enduring the long wait and lines for gas and water throughout the capital city in February, 2019. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)
Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks to the media on the companys sustainability efforts on September 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Global Climate Strike: How Amazon workers forced Jeff Bezos’ hand

Bezos announced Amazon would step up effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks to the media on the companys sustainability efforts on September 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
In this aerial image, a fire burns in a section of the Amazon rain forest on August 25, 2019 in the Candeias do Jamari region near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images/TNS)

Amazon countries seal pact against destruction of rainforest

The seven countries that met in Colombia will increase cooperation against causes of deforestation

In this aerial image, a fire burns in a section of the Amazon rain forest on August 25, 2019 in the Candeias do Jamari region near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images/TNS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves after a cabinet meeting at Downing Street on Wednesday in London, England. (Leon Neal/Getty Images/TNS)

Lawmakers reject Johnson’s election call, block no-deal Brexit

The main opposition Labour Party ordered its 247 lawmakers to abstain.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves after a cabinet meeting at Downing Street on Wednesday in London, England. (Leon Neal/Getty Images/TNS)
Gerson Paredes, 20, works to smooth out the edge of a curb at a factory being built on the southeastern outskirts of Tijuana. Paredes arrived in Tijuana in November 2018 with a large caravan of Central Americans. (Wendy Fry/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Some migrants have found jobs, settled into Tijuana

“The majority of migrants want to work and we have work here,” said Jesus Alejandro Ruiz Uribe.

Gerson Paredes, 20, works to smooth out the edge of a curb at a factory being built on the southeastern outskirts of Tijuana. Paredes arrived in Tijuana in November 2018 with a large caravan of Central Americans. (Wendy Fry/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media during a press conference at the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images/TNS)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media during a press conference at the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images/TNS)
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters (C) crowd the area in front of the departure gates to block access during another demonstration at Hong Kong’s international airport on August 13, 2019. - Protesters blocked passengers at departure halls of Hong Kong airport on August 13, a day after a sit-in forced authorities to cancel all flights to and from the major international hub. (Phillip Fong/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as protests turn violent, disrupting flights for second day in a row

HONG KONG — Chaos consumed Hong Kong’s international airport Tuesday as formerly…

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters (C) crowd the area in front of the departure gates to block access during another demonstration at Hong Kong’s international airport on August 13, 2019. - Protesters blocked passengers at departure halls of Hong Kong airport on August 13, a day after a sit-in forced authorities to cancel all flights to and from the major international hub. (Phillip Fong/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
From left, China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands on Nov. 9, 2017, during a meeting outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Artyom Ivanov/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump imposes new 10 percent tariff on Chinese goods

Nearly 70 percent of footwear that Americans buy is imported from China.

From left, China’s President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands on Nov. 9, 2017, during a meeting outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Artyom Ivanov/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)
Police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, 35, was fatally stabbed eight times in Rome on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco teens confess to fatal stabbing of Italian policeman

Two 19-year-old US citizens have confessed to a fatal knife attack on…

Police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, 35, was fatally stabbed eight times in Rome on Friday. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump discusses the Federal budget as Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, right, looks on in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C .(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

US imposes more sanctions on Venezuela’s military intelligence agency

The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on members of Venezuela’s military intelligence agency.

U.S. President Donald Trump discusses the Federal budget as Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, right, looks on in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C .(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
A doctor wearing full protective gear speaks to a patient in the Ebola treatment centre in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 12, 2019. The DRC is currently experiencing the second worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. More than 1,400 people have died. (Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/zReportage.com via ZUMA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)

WHO declares Ebola in Congo an international health emergency

The World Health Organization, or WHO, has declared the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”

A doctor wearing full protective gear speaks to a patient in the Ebola treatment centre in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 12, 2019. The DRC is currently experiencing the second worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. More than 1,400 people have died. (Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/zReportage.com via ZUMA Wire/Zuma Press/TNS)
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators take to the street of Hong Kong on June 9, 2019, to protest against the extradition bill being put forward by the Hong Kong government, which the people of Hong Kong fear could be used as a political tool by the Beijing central government to arrest and transfer political activists who are against the Chinese government to the mainland. (Chan Long Hei/SOPA Images/Zuma Press/TNS)

Has Hong Kong already lost its battle against Chinese authority?

BEIJING —They are calling it Hong Kong’s “last battle” — a David vs. Goliath struggle to prevent China from encroaching on the city’s freedoms and autonomy.

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators take to the street of Hong Kong on June 9, 2019, to protest against the extradition bill being put forward by the Hong Kong government, which the people of Hong Kong fear could be used as a political tool by the Beijing central government to arrest and transfer political activists who are against the Chinese government to the mainland. (Chan Long Hei/SOPA Images/Zuma Press/TNS)