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Saudi Arabia says resolution of Qatar dispute seems within reach

The Gulf crisis erupted three years ago, when Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar, ordering a full land, air and sea blockade. "We hope that this progress can lead to a fina...

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United States in talks with Huawei's Meng Wanzhou to resolve charges

United States in talks with Huawei's Meng Wanzhou to resolve charges

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that he would not comment on reports that the United States is negotiating a "deal" to allow Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to retu...

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India issues demarche to criticize Canadian PM's remarks on Indian farmers protest

India issues demarche to criticize Canadian PM's remarks on Indian farmers protest

Trudeau, speaking to the Indian community in Canada, said this week that he was concerned about the farmers, majority from the Sikh-dominated Indian state of Punjab, camped out on the outskirts of Del...

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Coronavirus: England's weekly infection rate outside of hospitals falls by 112000

Coronavirus: England's weekly infection rate outside of hospitals falls by 112000

The incidence rate has decreased in recent weeks. While the growth rate, which estimates how quickly the number of infections is changing day by day, is between -3 percent and -1 percent, which means ...

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Turkey's Erdogan plans to visit ally Azerbaijan after Nagorno-Karabakh truce

Turkey's Erdogan plans to visit ally Azerbaijan after Nagorno-Karabakh truce

Scores of Armenian civilians were also killed. Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended i...

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Had your catalytic converter stolen? You're not alone

Had your catalytic converter stolen? You're not alone

Police say that represents a almost 50 per cent increase when compared with the number of catalytic converter thefts in all of 2019. According to investigators the targeted areas are parking lots th...

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U.S. hits record COVID cases and hospitalisations

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . And there are fears that the figures could surge yet again in the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday. COVID-19 cases in the USA are now closing in ...

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USA tops record for daily coronavirus deaths

USA tops record for daily coronavirus deaths

USA hospitalisations hit a record high of 96,039, according to a daily upgrade published by The Covid Tracking Project on Nov 30. "I actually believe they're going to be the most hard time in th...

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Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation

According to ANI , Dr. Guleria said, "In India, we now have vaccines which are in their final-stage trials". The requirement of an extreme low temperature of -70 deg C for storing the COVID-19 vacc...

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Indian teacher wins $1m prize for promoting girls’ education

Indian teacher wins $1m prize for promoting girls’ education

Mr Disale announced he will share half of the prize money with his fellow Top 10 finalists - which is the first time that the overall victor of the Global Teacher Prize has chose to do this. He starte...

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Former French President Giscard d'Estaing dies at 94

Former French President Giscard d'Estaing dies at 94

A centre-right, pro-Europe politician, Giscard d'Estaing also liberalised laws on divorce, abortion and contraception during his seven years in power. Mr Giscard, who had been in hospital several time...

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Hostages taken in new Brazil bank robbery

Hostages taken in new Brazil bank robbery

They blocked access points to the city to prevent police reinforcements from responding swiftly. "There was never anything with this scope, this violence", Cruz said in a separate interview with Gl...

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Germany extends Covid-19 restrictions till January-10

Germany extends Covid-19 restrictions till January-10

Germany is battling a fierce second wave of new COVID-19 cases, with over 20,000 new daily cases being reported since November 2020. In response to the pandemic, all kinds of catering and sports and...

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Namibia Politician 'Adolf Hitler' Uunona Elected in Landslide

Namibia Politician 'Adolf Hitler' Uunona Elected in Landslide

My father named me after the German dictator. His full name is Adolf Hitler Uunona, and he represents the South West Africa People's Organization or SWAPO party. Namibia is a former German colony, and...

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Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

The states and organizations challenging Trump's plan said during Monday's arguments that while some delay might be warranted, the bottom line is that the president's intentions would violate hist...

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Australian Fraser Island devastated by forest fires

Australian Fraser Island devastated by forest fires

Asked about how the council was being kept up to date with the unfolding disaster, Mr Seymour said he had been getting daily updates from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services before and since it t...

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US House clears China delisting bill, sending it to Trump

US House clears China delisting bill, sending it to Trump

Aides said there is bipartisan backing for the measure. The unsigned statement accuses the Chinese Communist Party and its members of trying to "influence Americans through propaganda, economic co...

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Huge Blast Reported in Avonmouth, Near Bristol: One Dead, Two Injured

Huge Blast Reported in Avonmouth, Near Bristol: One Dead, Two Injured

It now remains unknown what caused the explosion. "We can confirm there are multiple casualties on site", a fire service spokesman said. The service said: "We have been called to a large explosion...

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Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 years

Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 years

She had denied the allegations. A relative found the man on Sunday and called authorities. "After the man was questioned during the afternoon today and from what else has been uncovered during the...

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Air Strike Kills Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander at Iraq-Syria Border

Air Strike Kills Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander at Iraq-Syria Border

Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups helped retrieve the bodies, the two officials said , without elaborating or giving the exact time of the incident. Iraqi officials fear a conflagration ahead of ...

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Politics Hungarian Politician Resigns After Attending Gay Lockdown Party

Politics Hungarian Politician Resigns After Attending Gay Lockdown Party

Police in Belgium , where gay sex and marriage as well as sex parties between consenting adults are legal, broke up the party last Friday because it breached coronavirus lockdown rules. "A police rep...

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France to 'deter' skiers searching for resorts still open overseas

France to 'deter' skiers searching for resorts still open overseas

But Switzerland, which is not a member of the European Union, has allowed its resorts to start opening and does not plan to close them, despite a relatively high number of deaths nationally related to...

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Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general in inauguration investigation

Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general in inauguration investigation

The document, first reported by CNN on Wednesday, notes that Ivanka Trump, the president's oldest daughter and a senior White House adviser, was interviewed on Tuesday by lawyers from the Washington...

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Congress swats back Trump's veto threat of defense bill

Congress swats back Trump's veto threat of defense bill

Congressional Republicans rarely buck President Donald Trump , but his Tuesday night veto threat of a highly popular, must-pass defense bill - which includes a 3% pay raise for USA troops - has been ...

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New California stay-home order weighed as COVID hospitalizations surge

New California stay-home order weighed as COVID hospitalizations surge

Madera County has 7 COVID patients in ICU beds, with 14 remaining as of Sunday. It had 15 patients in 20 available beds Monday, but could quickly ramp up to handle 115 patients. "(That's the) first do...

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Israeli parliament passes proposal setting stage for its dissolution

Israeli parliament passes proposal setting stage for its dissolution

But Gantz's decision to side with the opposition, at least for now, highlights the widening cracks in Israel's centre-right coalition, imperilled from the start by mistrust, infighting and public recr...

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Georgia Election Official Calls on Trump, Allies to Stop Inciting Violence

Georgia Election Official Calls on Trump, Allies to Stop Inciting Violence

In response, Kemp's office claimed state law bars him from intervening in elections, noting he's unable to override the secretary of state by executive order. "He just took a job". "The campaign i...

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Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020; jackpot $231 million

Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020; jackpot $231 million

Yesterday's Powerball draw saw five, six, seven, eight and nine drawn as the winning numbers with the Powerball completing the sequence, drawn as 10. The NLC issued a statement on Wednesday to "assu...

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Trump talks of 'another four years' during White House Christmas reception

Trump talks of 'another four years' during White House Christmas reception

Many seen in the video were not wearing masks. In a video posted to Facebook by a guest at the event, Trump told attendees that he "won the election " and the results were "rigged" against him, h...

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COVID-19: Biden urges US Congress to pass robust relief plan

COVID-19: Biden urges US Congress to pass robust relief plan

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to head the Office and Management and Budget , Neera Tanden , in 2017 repudiated the Michelle Obama catchphrase "when they go low, we go high", tweeting that ...

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Dr. Fauci Reveals When Most Americans Can Get Vaccines

Dr. Fauci Reveals When Most Americans Can Get Vaccines

The number of new cases of Covid-19 in the U.S. exceeded for the first time on Friday the 200,000 limit, as reported by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. The trend is risky, Fauci and other go...

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Gender reassignment: High Court rules on puberty blockers for under-16s

Gender reassignment: High Court rules on puberty blockers for under-16s

The new NHS guidelines were announced following a landmark High Court ruling in which judges said trans children should not receive the controversial drugs unless they understand the "long-term risk...

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Russian man admits to killing more than 25 women, investigators say | Russia

Russian man admits to killing more than 25 women, investigators say | Russia

The committee's statement said investigators carried out thousands of tests to identify the suspect. He struck throughout cities including Kazan, Samara, Tolyatti, Izhevsk, and Ufa, until suddenly...

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Putin: Start Mass Vaccination against COVID-19 in Russia Next Week

Putin: Start Mass Vaccination against COVID-19 in Russia Next Week

He also added that the country will have 2 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine produced within the next few days. A third vaccine is in also in the works. Russian Federation has resisted impo...

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New Zealand declares climate emergency

New Zealand declares climate emergency

The Government said it is taking "immediate action" - promising the public sector will reduce emissions and offset any to ensure it is carbon neutral by 2025. It comes as Parliament voted to declare a...

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