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Ontario issues stay-at-home order

Ontario issues stay-at-home order

Big-box stores will be allowed to sell essential items only like food, pharmacy items, household cleaning supplies, personal care supplies, and pet care supplies. Vaccinations will start during the Ap...

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China says its carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

China says its carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

Chinese claimed Taiwan has come under increasing military pressure from Beijing in recent months, with China's air force making nearly daily forays in Taiwan's air defence identification zone. T...

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Germany and France see global tax deal in reach after USA pledge

Germany and France see global tax deal in reach after USA pledge

The IMF's top economist said the fund has long supported a global minimum tax. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday said she was working with G20 countries to adopt a global minimum corpor...

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Supreme Court vacates ruling that prevented Trump from blocking Twitter critics

Supreme Court vacates ruling that prevented Trump from blocking Twitter critics

Trump created his Twitter account in 2009, and in May and June of 2017, while serving as President of the USA he blocked seven individuals who had expressed displeasure with him. "The Second Circuit...

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Biden’s massive infrastructure plan hits Republican blockade

Biden’s massive infrastructure plan hits Republican blockade

He added that this would not prevent the government from subsequently pushing other aspects of its plan with a party vision. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's spokesman told CNN in a statement ...

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Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week

The global travel taskforce review warned "the state of the pandemic overseas, and the progress of vaccination programmes in other countries" meant it was impossible to say yet whether foreign holiday...

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Jordan's Queen Noor says plot attributed to son ‘wicked slander’

Jordan's Queen Noor says plot attributed to son ‘wicked slander’

Gen. Yousef Huneiti issued a statement saying Hamzeh had not been detained but instead was "asked to stop movements and activities that were being employed to target Jordan's security and stability"...

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Over 7 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered So Far: Centre

Over 7 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered So Far: Centre

Later, persons aged 60 years and above and those aged 45-59 years with identified 20 co-morbidities were covered from March 1 2021. In the letter, Bhushan said that the timeline for completion of v...

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State of emergency over Florida toxic water leak

State of emergency over Florida toxic water leak

State resources are being deployed to the area, including pumps and machinery. Water flows from a tube. Manatee County, the state and HRK Holdings, who now owns the property, have worked for years...

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Suez Canal shipping backlog cleared

Suez Canal shipping backlog cleared

The last 61 ships, out of 422 ships that were queuing when the vessel was dislodged on Monday , passed through the vital trade artery on Saturday, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said. Rabie has ackno...

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Situation Outside US Capitol in Wake of Deadly Vehicle Attack

Situation Outside US Capitol in Wake of Deadly Vehicle Attack

One officer has died of their injuries, another is in hospital in a "stable and non-threatening condition". Federal and Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect in the attack was 25-year-ol...

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UK AstraZeneca recipients die of clots; regulator: Benefits outweigh risks

UK AstraZeneca recipients die of clots; regulator: Benefits outweigh risks

The Netherlands on Friday became the latest in a line of European countries to halt vaccinations with the AstraZeneca jab for people under the age of 60 amid fears of links to rare blood clots. Austra...

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Pfizer vaccine offers '100% protection against South African variant'

Pfizer vaccine offers '100% protection against South African variant'

The end result is unambiguous good news: Six months after early trial participants got their second doses of the jab, the protection from Pfizer's vaccine is strong and is holding up. In a trial of ...

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Australia probes if blood clot case linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Australia probes if blood clot case linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

The presidential office said in a statement that Steinmeier, who is 65, received his first shot at a hospital in Berlin on Thursday. The company has also faced questions over trial results and deliver...

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Taiwan train crash: At least 34 dead and dozens injured

Taiwan train crash: At least 34 dead and dozens injured

A construction truck operated by the railway slid down a hillside and onto the track, Taiwan Railways Administration news officer Weng Hui-ping, said, causing the train to partially derail inside a ...

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USA sees common interest with China on Iran

USA sees common interest with China on Iran

The meeting of the deal's Joint Commission would also discuss how to ensure the full and effective implementation of the agreement by all sides. The United States said Wednesday that it has a sh...

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US expresses concerns over Russia-Ukraine military tensions

US expresses concerns over Russia-Ukraine military tensions

He accused Moscow of seeking to create "a threatening atmosphere" as Kiev hopes to resume a ceasefire brokered a year ago. Pentagon response: Pentagon leaders are expressing their concerns to Nort...

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NASA shares nighttime satellite images of traffic jam at Suez Canal

NASA shares nighttime satellite images of traffic jam at Suez Canal

Pinos became so agitated by the potential delay of his cargo that he travelled to Egypt in breach of Covid regulations, claims the report , and persuaded officers of the Suez Canal Authority to allow...

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BBC Correspondent Leaves China, Says

BBC Correspondent Leaves China, Says "Too Risky To Carry On"

A seniorBBC correspondent said Wednesday he had left China for Taiwan, after facing legal threats and pressure from authorities over his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses and the coronavirus pande...

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Douglas County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases; 213 remain active

Douglas County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases; 213 remain active

The number of active cases in the state is now 922, according to MTN News, and there has been a cumulative total of 104,836 cases of the virus in Montana. "Finding evidence of vaccine breakthrough cas...

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United Kingdom records another 4,040 coronavirus cases, 56 deaths

At the height of the crisis in April 2020, the number of daily deaths linked to COVID-19 was around 230. There is typically an increase in reported deaths on Tuesdays as weekend updates are added ...

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Australian PM Scott Morrison boosts number of women in Cabinet with reshuffle

Australian PM Scott Morrison boosts number of women in Cabinet with reshuffle

Scott Morrison has removed embattled ministers from their portfolios. In his speech, Morrison said the focus was on women. Ms Reynolds, who was the defence minister , had been heavily criticised...

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Sex trafficking charges added to indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell

Sex trafficking charges added to indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell

Sex-trafficking charges and another alleged victim were added to a superseding indictment returned in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell as prosecutors allege that a conspiracy to sexually ...

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World Health Organization report: Covid-19 probably passed from bats, further studies required

World Health Organization report: Covid-19 probably passed from bats, further studies required

The report says this is "extremely unlikely". Former US president Donald Trump previously claimed he'd seen proof the coronavirus outbreak originated from an infectious disease laboratory in Wuha...

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Jury in George Floyd murder trial shown harrowing video of his death

Jury in George Floyd murder trial shown harrowing video of his death

That evidence is expansive, he said, and is far broader than what they will see in video footage that shows the final 10 minutes of the encounter between Floyd and the police. "She wanted to check on ...

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Unvaccinated drinkers could be banned from pubs this summer | London Business News

Unvaccinated drinkers could be banned from pubs this summer | London Business News

The remarks follow reports corroborated by Health Secretary Matt Hancock that the government was considering vaccination as a "condition of deployment" in care homes and other healthcare settings,...

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Alex Salmond launches new pro-independence Alba Party

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has announced the creation of a new pro-independence party which will stand in the Scottish Parliament election. "The party's strategic aims are clear and unambigu...

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'Critical for us': New Queensland Covid case has state on alert

'Critical for us': New Queensland Covid case has state on alert

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said testing rates tripled yesterday after news of the community case was announced. "We are a little bit concerned about people who attended the Carindale sh...

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Here's what foreign brands have to say about Xinjiang

Here's what foreign brands have to say about Xinjiang

On Thursday celebrities, tech brands and state media - aided by outrage on China's tightly-controlled social media - piled in on several global fashion brands, as China's vast consumer market was mobi...

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Denmark extends pause of AstraZeneca vaccine for three weeks

Denmark extends pause of AstraZeneca vaccine for three weeks

Only 7% would decline regardless of which Covid-19 vaccine, they were offered. The survey, conducted by Megafon among 1053 persons, showed 33% of Danes would decline to get a shot with AstraZeneca's...

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Biden's dogs are back at the White House

Biden's dogs are back at the White House

President Biden on Thursday said he plans to seek reelection in 2024. "The dogs will come and go and it will not be uncommon for them to head back to DE on occasion as the president and first lad...

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Supreme Court says the federal carbon tax is constitutional

Supreme Court says the federal carbon tax is constitutional

Three provincial governments had pushed back on the plan, arguing Ottawa overstepped its role with the scheme. "The best we can hope for is that the Supreme Court has invented a one-time-only carbon...

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IRS stimulus check 3: Timeline for SSI, SSID, VA payments?

IRS stimulus check 3: Timeline for SSI, SSID, VA payments?

IRS officials have touted the agency's delivery of the latest round of stimulus checks as reaching eligible Americans in "record time". "The second batch of payments includes direct deposits, as...

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Myanmar junta probing Australian over secrets and immigration offences

Myanmar junta probing Australian over secrets and immigration offences

Myanmar's military junta prevented Parliament from convening on February 1. The junta has unleashed deadly violence as it struggles to quell nationwide protests against the February 1 ousting of ci...

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Former US attorney says investigators 'looking' at Trump's role in riots

Former US attorney says investigators 'looking' at Trump's role in riots

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the Unit...

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