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AP Top Extended International Headlines at 11:31 p.m. EDT

March 23, 2021 GMT

AstraZeneca says that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study


Germany is extending its lockdown measures by another month and imposing several new restrictions in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections

The leaders of China and North Korea are reaffirming their traditional alliance following contentious talks between top diplomats from Washington and Beijing and ongoing diplomatic isolation and economic problems in the North that have left it ever-more dependent on the Chinese

Israelis vote Tuesday in their fourth parliamentary election in just two years

Israel is holding its fourth parliamentary election in two years, the product of protracted political deadlock and disagreement over longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s fitness to rule while facing corruption charges


Niger’s government says gunmen aboard motorcycles have attacked more villages in the border region with Mali, leaving at least 137 people dead

A massive fire has destroyed hundreds of shelters in a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh

The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States have launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights abuses in China’s far western Xinjiang region

A Honduran Indigenous activist who helped led a fight against the construction of a dam has been killed, authorities say

Australia’s prime minister says he is shocked and disgusted by the latest sex scandal to rock his government and vowed to do more to attract women into politics