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Malaysia virus outbreak delays production at world’s top glove maker

Malaysia virus outbreak delays production at world’s top glove maker

Top Glove said it has temporarily stopped production at 16 factories in Klang, a town outside Kuala Lumpur, since November 17 to screen workers, with its remaining 12 facilities in the area operating ...

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#EndSARS protests: United Kingdom parliament approves sanctions on Nigerian officials

#EndSARS protests: United Kingdom parliament approves sanctions on Nigerian officials

The government will consider its options as the panel's work progresses". In a petition dated November 23 and addressed to Mr Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, ...

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Qatar police charged over invasive searches of women

Qatar police charged over invasive searches of women

The incident began after a newborn was found in a plastic bag in a rubbish bin at Hamad International Airport's departures lounge on October 2. They acted unilaterally and face "penalties of a m...

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COVID-19 Case At Rothesay High

COVID-19 Case At Rothesay High

The class will learn remotely until December 3. "If we learn of a case associated with one of our schools, we follow the protocol we developed in partnership with the Whatcom County Health Departmen...

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First lady Melania Trump accepts delivery of official White House Christmas tree

First lady Melania Trump accepts delivery of official White House Christmas tree

As 2020 limps across the finish line, Americans breathe a sigh of relief as the Trump family spends their final holidays in the White House. The White House plans to hold an indoor holiday reception...

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Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, N.J. native, dead at 93

Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, N.J. native, dead at 93

But Dinkins also appointed one of the city's most diverse cabinets - including numerous women, and New York's first Puerto Rican fire commissioner and an openly gay Black psychiatrist as its mental he...

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New Zealand reports 2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

New Zealand reports 2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

Of the two new cases announced on Tuesday, one arrived on November 17 from India via the United Arab Emirates and tested positive about day three of their stay in managed isolation. All other crew mem...

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Hong Kong to Give $645 to Those Testing Positive for Virus: RTHK

Hong Kong to Give $645 to Those Testing Positive for Virus: RTHK

All but seven cases were considered to be locally transmitted while the number of cases not having an immediately identifiable source was about a dozen, a Centre for Health Protection spokeswoman said...

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Russia’s two-shot Sputnik V vaccine to cost less than $20 per person

Russia’s two-shot Sputnik V vaccine to cost less than $20 per person

These states have been either reporting a rise in the number of active cases - those who are hospitalised or are in home isolation under medical supervision, or demonstrating a rise in the daily new c...

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England to cut quarantine period for arrivals from overseas

England to cut quarantine period for arrivals from overseas

Starting Dec. 15, certain travelers could cut their 14-day mandatory quarantine down to five days if they take a COVID-19 test and the results are negative. "We have always said that implementing an e...

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National Basketball Association players meet with Pope Francis, discuss social justice

National Basketball Association players meet with Pope Francis, discuss social justice

NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and Matteo Zuretti, the NBPA's Chief of International Relations, were also in attendance. The meeting, which lasted about an hour in the papal library of the ...

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Mysterious Monolith Discovered in Utah

Mysterious Monolith Discovered in Utah

Watch KSL-TV's report on the Utah monolith in the video below. He said the monolith is "firmly planted" in the ground and speculated it might have been dropped from something. When they descended, the...

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Missile Attacks against Saudi Aramco to Continue: Ansarullah

Missile Attacks against Saudi Aramco to Continue: Ansarullah

No one was hurt in the explosion or blaze, and supplies from the facility in Saudi Arabia's second-biggest city were not interrupted, an Aramco official said Tuesday, asking not to be identified due t...

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Netanyahu urges no return to Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu urges no return to Iran nuclear deal

On Tuesday, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran would be willing to return to full compliance with the nuclear deal if USA president-elect Joe Biden lifts the sanctions against Tehran . N...

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South African police tear-gas anti-racism protesters

South African police tear-gas anti-racism protesters

The school has denied responsibility for the year-end dance, saying it was organised privately and hosted outside its premises. The issue forced its way into the public discourse in a country with d...

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New case of COVID-19 in SA linked to cluster

New case of COVID-19 in SA linked to cluster

The case reported earlier - a man aged in his 20s - was initially deemed to be "not associated with the Parafield cluster ". "I wish even more that this guy had told the truth, whatever his motivatio...

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Voting begins in Burkina Faso for presidential, legislative elections

Voting begins in Burkina Faso for presidential, legislative elections

Groups linked to al Qaeda and the Islamic State group operate across swathes of Burkina Faso , part of a widening jihadist threat in West Africa's Sahel, a semi-arid region south of the Sahara De...

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Trudeau promises foreign aid for poor countries affected by COVID-19

Trudeau promises foreign aid for poor countries affected by COVID-19

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Saudi Arabia and its leadership for its successful presidency of the G20 this year and for organising the second G20 Summit in 2020 through a virtual format despite...

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Trump seeks appeal of Pennsylvania ruling on election fraud claims

Trump seeks appeal of Pennsylvania ruling on election fraud claims

President-elect Joe Biden won Pennsylvania with 50% of the votes, compared to Trump's 48.8%. On Saturday, Trump's campaign requested a recount of votes in Georgia, a day after state officials c...

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Death of black man set off protests in Brazil

Death of black man set off protests in Brazil

Carrefour earlier said it would end its contract with the security company and fire the store manager who was on duty. Both of the guards were detained and face possible homicide charges, accordin...

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Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump Jr. Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump Jr, 42, was diagnosed at the start of this week and has been quarantining at his hunting cabin since the result, the spokesman said. Trump Jr.is the latest in the Trump orbit to test po...

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Hong Kong activists plead guilty to unauthorized assembly

Hong Kong activists plead guilty to unauthorized assembly

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was remanded in custody on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last yea...

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France thanks Shireen Mazari for deletion of tweet against President Macron

France thanks Shireen Mazari for deletion of tweet against President Macron

The demand of the protestors was the expulsion of the French envoy to Pakistan . "Just like in Pakistan, where as soon as you register a child's birth, the child gets assigned a 13 digit number which...

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United Kingdom response to arrests of human rights workers in Egypt

United Kingdom response to arrests of human rights workers in Egypt

In a previous statement released on Wednesday, the Egyptian foreign ministry slammed the French foreign ministry's condemnation of the arrest of the EIPR executive director, as the ministry said tha...

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Pompeii’s ruins yield scalded bodies of rich man and slave

Pompeii’s ruins yield scalded bodies of rich man and slave

The remains were found in Civita Giuliana, 700 metres northwest of the centre of ancient Pompeii, in an underground chamber in the area of a large villa being excavated. They were found inside a side ...

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Biden's first Cabinet picks coming Tuesday, chief of staff Klain says

Biden's first Cabinet picks coming Tuesday, chief of staff Klain says

I don't think Biden can do anything about it", Mr Zheng said . "You're going to see the first Cabinet picks this Tuesday". The most likely path to victory for Mr. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a...

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Two killed in stabbing at San Jose church housing the homeless

Two killed in stabbing at San Jose church housing the homeless

Police added that there has been "no confirmation of an arrest" and that "this is a very active". Police said there had been "multiple stabbing victims", some with life threatening injuries, of whic...

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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum blamed the new escalation on Israel. An Israeli airstrike on Gaza . According to the army, a rocket was sacked at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening,...

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Not ready yet to recognise Biden as US President, says Vladimir Putin

Not ready yet to recognise Biden as US President, says Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he was ready to work with any US leader and would congratulate whoever emerges the victor of the USA presidential election once all the legal formalit...

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to illegal assembly

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to illegal assembly

Wong, 24, is being prosecuted alongside two other well-known dissidents - Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow - over a protest which took place last summer outside the city police's headquarters. Most of the city...

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China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Viral footage of the incident shared on Chinese media showed hundreds of people attempting to push their way through a small cordon of hazmat-suited workers as they were being guided into the carpark ...

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Ireland discussing Christmas coronavirus restrictions with UK

Ireland discussing Christmas coronavirus restrictions with UK

Millions of people remain under lockdown conditions to combat the spread of the virus. UK Government Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a plan for Christmas, with discussions taking p...

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Giuliani releases statement distancing Trump campaign from lawyer Sidney Powell

Giuliani releases statement distancing Trump campaign from lawyer Sidney Powell

In recent days, Republicans aligned with the national party began to express increasing reservations about Powell's rhetoric, including the claim that Trump had "won by a landslide ", even though Bid...

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Tamil Nadu braces for cyclone, heavy rain alert issued

Tamil Nadu braces for cyclone, heavy rain alert issued

IMD Chennai Deputy Director S Balachandran told the news agency that the "well-marked low pressure" over southwest Bay of Bengal was likely to intensify into the storm. Heavy rain is expected in Tha...

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U.S. election: Judge dismisses Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit as

U.S. election: Judge dismisses Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit as "without merit"

On Sunday's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted Donald Trump and his legal team for their efforts to overturn the results of the presidential el...

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