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Palestinians fear loss of family homes as evictions loom

Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of east Jerusalem in August are facing imminent eviction following a decades-long legal battle waged by ideological Jewish settlers against them and their neighbours.The families' plight has ignited weeks of demonstrations and clashes in recent days between protesters and Israeli police.

Palestinians pray after Iftar meal to break their fast during the last week of Ramadan, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem Saturday, May 8, 2021. Palestinians protested following Israel's threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem, who have been embroiled in a long legal battle with Israeli settlers trying to acquire property in the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out.

A health worker administers the COVAXIN vaccine for COVID-19 to a journalist at the press club in Gauhati, India, Saturday, May 8, 2021. Infections have swelled in India since February in a disastrous turn blamed on more contagious variants as well as government decisions to allow massive crowds to gather for religious festivals and political rallies. ?(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)