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NEW: President Biden will host Japanese PM Suga at the White House Friday, marking his first in-person meeting with a world leader since taking office.

In Brazil, an alarmingly high number of babies and children are dying of Covid-19.

Opinion | David A. Andelman: The West needs to take bold actions — the most consequential of which would be inviting Ukraine to join NATO. - @NBCNewsTHINK 

Raul Castro is stepping down as the head of the Communist Party of Cuba, the most powerful position on the island, with few expectations of significant change among Cubans, despite it being a historic move.

“All my life, I’ve been singled out for my sexual orientation and I’ve been persecuted for selling on public streets,” said the 36-year-old, who goes by the name of Marven and identifies as muxe, or third-gender. “Why not fight, why not raise your voice?”

Hundreds of women and reproductive-rights advocates began gathering every day outside the executive mansion of the Dominican president, after lawmakers failed to decriminalize abortion when a woman's life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest.

All eyes on Prince Harry as he returns to the U.K. for Prince Philip's funeral.

BREAKING: Nine of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates sentenced to jail terms for organizing a march during the 2019 protests that triggered a crackdown from Beijing.


Latest on coronavirus outbreak: • Death toll in China climbs to 259 • More than 11,700 confirmed cases • US declares public health emergency • 8th case confirmed in the US, 1st in Massachusetts More:

German Chancellor Merkel: “I’m looking forward to the future collaboration with President Biden. Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of this time."

The US on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change.

BREAKING: Kurdish SDF: 3 ISIS suicide bombings on our military positions in Raqqa, Syria, with clashes still ongoing.

Thousands of people marched in Argentina to call for former President Cristina Fernandez to be stripped of her congressional immunity as a corruption investigation is launched.

President Trump suggests he has seen evidence that the coronavirus was created in a Wuhan lab, hours after the DNI said in a statement that the virus was "not manmade or genetically modified."

NEW: Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia will be converted from a world-famous museum back into a mosque, a Turkish court ruled Friday.

NEW: In update to World Economic Outlook released Tuesday, IMF forecasts a sharp and sustained downturn because of coronavirus pandemic. “It is very likely that this year the global economy will experience its worst recession since the Great Depression."