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Mt Everest: Nepal, China announce revised height at 8,849 metres

Mt Everest: Nepal, China announce revised height at 8,849 metres

Nepal undertook the initiation to measure the height of the world's tallest peak after speculations that widely accepted that the height of 8,848 metres might not be the actual length after the 2015 n...

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First COVID vaccines could be distributed as early as next week

First COVID vaccines could be distributed as early as next week

An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the order would restrict the USA government from donating doses to other nations until there is excess supply to meet domestic demand. "A year lat...

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Giuliani Claims 'Big Win' in Michigan Court Case Linked to Pot

A judge in Antrim County, Michigan ordered for ballots to be reviewed and preserved from 22 tabulation machines after a marijuana proposal narrowly won by a single vote, the Detroit Free Press report...

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Officials blast NYC bar owner accused of running over deputy

Officials blast NYC bar owner accused of running over deputy

Deputies brought the vehicle to a stop after roughly 100 yards and arrested Presti, the statement said. Staten Island, traditionally a more conservative area of New York City, was the only one of th...

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World Economic Forum to be held in Singapore in May

World Economic Forum to be held in Singapore in May

Chan said the WEF event would also have a special virtual component to allow for greater participation given travel difficulties posed by coronavirus contagion. That's allowed the economy to gradually...

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United States will keep recognizing Guaido as Venezuela president: Pompeo - International

United States will keep recognizing Guaido as Venezuela president: Pompeo - International

Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaido during a press conference in Plaza Los Palos Grandes. The electoral board's president, Indira Alfonzo, said in comments broadcast on state television that 67...

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Relief as NSW and Victoria residents begin arriving in WA

Relief as NSW and Victoria residents begin arriving in WA

Anyone who travelled on Virgin Airways flight VA 838 from Sydney to Melbourne departing Sydney at 12 midday and arriving in Melbourne at 1:25pm 5/12/2020 should immediately quarantine at home and co...

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Michigan Republican Party chairman tested for COVID after meeting with Giuliani

Michigan Republican Party chairman tested for COVID after meeting with Giuliani

Giuliani was also central to attempts to dig up dirt on Biden in Ukraine, which involved an alleged pressure campaign by Trump that was central to impeachment proceedings against the president. Jen Jo...

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Sinovac secures $515m funding to boost COVID-19 vaccine production

Sinovac secures $515m funding to boost COVID-19 vaccine production

China's Sinovac Biotech has secured $515m in funding to double the production capacity of its coronavirus vaccine, it said on Monday, with efficacy data on its experimental medicine due this month. A ...

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NYC 'Autonomous Zone' bar owner arrested after hitting sheriff's deputy with vehicle

NYC 'Autonomous Zone' bar owner arrested after hitting sheriff's deputy with vehicle

Presti's vehicle". Furious New Yorkers gathered outside a bar on Staten Island this week after the establishment was shut down by local authorities; chanting "Cuomo sucks" and hoisting American flag...

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Indonesia expects halal certificate for experimental vaccine

Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited, a Hong Kong-listed medical research firm, said on Monday that it will invest $515 million for the development and production of CoronaVac, one of Sinovac's most advance...

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Indian couple marries at COVID-19 centre after bride tests positive

Indian couple marries at COVID-19 centre after bride tests positive

A couple in Rajasthan's Shahabad district, about 430 km from state capital Jaipur, chose to get married even after the bride tested positive for coronavirus on the wedding day, news agency ANI reporte...

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U.S. Justice Department Probed Kushner Lawyer Over Alleged Graft Scheme

U.S. Justice Department Probed Kushner Lawyer Over Alleged Graft Scheme

Broidy's attorney Burck said his client's only role in the matter was putting Diller in contact with Lowell. Lowell is one of the best-known lawyers in Washington with a client list that includes US...

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Sheriff Dar Leaf files federal lawsuit against state alleging election fraud

Sheriff Dar Leaf files federal lawsuit against state alleging election fraud

I am specifically looking at you Brian Sterling from Wood TV to be the latest news anchor using the term "debunked" concerning the election fraud charges but not when it came to the Russian hoax. Dona...

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Who Is Xavier Becerra? Meet Biden’s Health And Human Service’s Secretary Pick

Who Is Xavier Becerra? Meet Biden’s Health And Human Service’s Secretary Pick

Becerra has filed at least 100 lawsuits against Trump, including against his immigration and environmental policies. In his current role in California, he leads a coalition of 20 states defending the ...

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Canada to get first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses next week: Trudeau

Canada to get first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses next week: Trudeau

Canada edged towards a new milestone in COVID-19 cases Friday as accelerating infections had Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noting numbers are "too high", especially in Alberta "where the numbers are r...

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Microwave Radiation Behind Mysterious Illness of US Diplomats in Cuba: NAS Report

Microwave Radiation Behind Mysterious Illness of US Diplomats in Cuba: NAS Report

A National Academies of Sciences (NAS) report has found that mystery illness suffered by USA diplomats in Cuba was most likely caused by directed microwave radiation. The report concluded that more ...

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Peel's COVID numbers remain steady, but Provincial cases again reach record high

Peel's COVID numbers remain steady, but Provincial cases again reach record high

There are only five active cases within the Public Health Sudbury & Districts as there were no new cases announced December 6 and two more cases were resolved. Last week, the provincial government rev...

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Most of California to be under stay-at-home orders as COVID-19 surges

Most of California to be under stay-at-home orders as COVID-19 surges

California , the most populous USA state, has seen more than 1.3 million cases and almost 20,000 deaths. With intensive care capacity dropping sharply, counties in the San Joaquin Valley and Souther...

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Australian surfer survives great white shark attack, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

Australian surfer survives great white shark attack, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

He had, he said, been sitting on his board when he felt a hit on his left side: "It was like being hit by a truck". "There's a lot of surf spots right around the island and of course we've got heavy...

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Biden to nominate California AG Becerra as health secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, a Biden transition official tells CNN. She is now chief...

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Farmers, govt talks fail to make headway; next meeting on Dec 9

Farmers, govt talks fail to make headway; next meeting on Dec 9

As the meeting resumed after a tea break in the evening, during which the farmer leaders had their own food and tea, they threatened to walk out if the government was not willing to scrap the the thre...

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Attorney General Barr considering leaving post before Trump leaves office, source says

Attorney General Barr considering leaving post before Trump leaves office, source says

Trump's refusal to concede his election loss or his fury over Mr. Barr's acknowledgment last week that the Justice Department uncovered no widespread voting fraud". "Ask me that in a number of weeks f...

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Pfizer seeks emergency use approval for its COVID vaccine in India

Last month, AstraZeneca had said an interim analysis of clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom and Brazil showed that it was 70 per cent effective on average, becoming the thi...

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State's Regional Stay at Home Order in effect tonight in SLO County

State's Regional Stay at Home Order in effect tonight in SLO County

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced that any region that fell below the 15 percent ICU capacity threshold would be placed under stay-at-home orders , according to CNN. "However, COVID-19 is s...

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Australia bushfire threatens township on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island

Australia bushfire threatens township on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island

Residents are being warning to be ready to leave at any moment, as the situation could deteriorate quickly. The bushfire was sparked by an illegal campfire in mid-October and has destroyed at least ...

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Andhra Pradesh: 300 fall sick in Eluru, health minister says ‘mystery illness’

Andhra Pradesh: 300 fall sick in Eluru, health minister says ‘mystery illness’

The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Officials are suspecting a possible case of water contamination but they are also considering cases for viral encephalitis. Over 100 additional beds have been...

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South Korea considers tighter restrictions as coronavirus cases hit nine-month high

The South Korean government has made a decision to raise social distancing requirements for the metropolitan area to the second-highest level as the daily count of coronavirus cases surpassed 600. R...

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US Not Extending TikTok Divestiture Deadline, But Talks Will Continue

US Not Extending TikTok Divestiture Deadline, But Talks Will Continue

After granting multiple extensions of the deadline set for TikTok to sell its U.S. assets, the Donald Trump administration is not making another extension of the December 4 deadline for the Chines...

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CDC Suggests Shorter COVID-19 Quarantine Periods

According to the report, United States government officials have said that up to 20 million of its population could be vaccinated by the end of this year (less than a month to go), but that it would...

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Biden to meet with United States vaccine adviser Slaoui this week

Biden to meet with United States vaccine adviser Slaoui this week

Moncef told CBS that despite having yet to meet with Biden, he will do so this week regarding distribution plans for COVID-19 vaccines. "I expect them to recommend approval, based on the data I'm aw...

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NYC bar owner runs over police officer after defying coronavirus rules

NYC bar owner runs over police officer after defying coronavirus rules

Presti eventually stopped and was arrested, according to the station. COVID-19 cases continue to spike Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported 10,761 new coronavirus cases and 69 deaths in the state on Saturda...

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Georgia governor rebuffs Trump attempt to overturn vote

Georgia governor rebuffs Trump attempt to overturn vote

He spoke hours after Trump told a Georgia campaign rally Democrats "stole" the election, which he called 'rigged'. "Yet he embedded those dutiful remarks of support in a deep thicket of conspiracy-m...

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Biden transition to receive defense intelligence briefings on Monday

Biden transition to receive defense intelligence briefings on Monday

A senior defense official told CNN that briefings had taken place on Friday for transition officials on military matters, including senior-level policy and global security issues, but not on intelli...

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Biden Won't Seek Mandatory COVID Vaccine

Biden Won't Seek Mandatory COVID Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is due to assemble a panel of experts on December 10 to assess Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine, which Pfizer says is 95% effective . Vice-President Mike Pence ...

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