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South Africa experiencing a new COVID-19 strain - health minister

South Africa experiencing a new COVID-19 strain - health minister

The variant was identified by South African genomics scientists from across the country, led by the Kwazulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP). The MAC co-chair said that there ...

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Supreme Court Tosses Challenge to Trump Census Plan

The Supreme Court a year ago said the administration could not ask a citizenship question on the census form because it had not done the necessary work to show it would not harm the count's accuracy...

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Pakistan`s Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi arrives in Dubai for two-day visit

Pakistan`s Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi arrives in Dubai for two-day visit

Later today, Qureshi took to Twitter and said "issues of mutual interest and ways to further strengthen bilateral ties, including encouragement of UAE business community to invest in Pakistan and the ...

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Defense Dept. officials halted cooperation: Biden team

Defense Dept. officials halted cooperation: Biden team

The disagreement comes at a time when the Defense Department, in addition to having a leading role in overseeing vaccine distribution , is assessing what may have been compromised in a hack of gover...

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Severe COVID-19 second wave causes Sweden to introduce strictest measures yet

Severe COVID-19 second wave causes Sweden to introduce strictest measures yet

Lofven also said restaurant parties would be limited to four people and property owners and shops should do more to limit crowds in shopping malls. "Now we see that we need to do more because we see t...

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Driver buried for hours in snowstorm found by New York State sergeant

Driver buried for hours in snowstorm found by New York State sergeant

He was informed about Kresen, so he started searching for him along State Route 17C in the town of Owego. As he was driving, he spotted several mailboxes sticking out of the snow piled along the sid...

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Melania Trump's Latest Appearance Has People Seeing Red

Melania Trump's Latest Appearance Has People Seeing Red

US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday violated the stated mask policy during her visit to Children's National Hospital as she chose to unmask herself while reading a holiday book to children. "It i...

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European Union court rules states can mandate stunning animals for slaughter

European Union court rules states can mandate stunning animals for slaughter

The EU court ruling is based on animal welfare but effectively makes it possible for EU countries to ban halal or kosher slaughter. The Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post reported that the cas...

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Woman Arrested After Throwing Dog From Balcony of Florida Motel

Woman Arrested After Throwing Dog From Balcony of Florida Motel

After eventually opening the door, police say she walked out with her dog on a lead before allegedly picking the animal up and throwing him from the balcony. If you're looking for a Christmas miracle,...

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Biden Calls Graham A 'Personal Disappointment' After Years Of Friendship

Biden Calls Graham A 'Personal Disappointment' After Years Of Friendship

The media outlets reported that Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law, and John Pence, the son of United States vice president Mike Pence, had both served on the board. Flynn says the notion i...

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Which Canadian cities can expect a white Christmas this year

Which Canadian cities can expect a white Christmas this year

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you may want to keep dreaming. According to Environment Canada , in Kitchener-Waterloo on average there's more than a 50 per cent chance of a White Christma...

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Kangaroos can communicate with humans! - CBBC Newsround

Kangaroos can communicate with humans! - CBBC Newsround

Researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Roehampton in London, gave a series of kangaroos an "unsolvable task" - food inside a box they couldn't open. "Indeed, kangaroos sho...

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Ethiopia offers reward for rebellious leaders of Tigray

Ethiopia offers reward for rebellious leaders of Tigray

The decision came as the United Nations children's agency UNICEF warned that 2.3 million children remain cut off from aid in Tigray, as food and other supplies dwindle. Government forces have been...

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America's top general meets with Taliban, calls for a reduction in violence

America's top general meets with Taliban, calls for a reduction in violence

A spokesperson for the military said Gen Milley had "discussed the need for an immediate reduction of violence and accelerate progress towards a negotiated political solution which contributes to regi...

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Two-Year-Old Boy Abandoned At Mississippi With Note: 'No Phone Number For Mom'

Two-Year-Old Boy Abandoned At Mississippi With Note: 'No Phone Number For Mom'

A 2-year-old child was found abandoned at a Mississippi Goodwill on Monday, according to police. The man was wearing black jogging trousers and a black cowboy hat when he dropped off the little bo...

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India drops two spots to 131 in UNDP’s Human Development Index

India drops two spots to 131 in UNDP’s Human Development Index

Pakistan (154), Nepal (142), Bangladesh (133), Indian, and Bhutan (129) stand among countries with medium human development , the report stated. But we could be the first generation to right this wro...

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California Orders Thousands of Body Bags As COVID Death Toll Grows

California Orders Thousands of Body Bags As COVID Death Toll Grows

Recall adviser Randy Economy says interest is higher since it was revealed Newsom dined with friends at an opulent restaurant while telling state residents to stay home and not socialize. "This is not...

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Russia's Lavrov says Bosnia's peace deal must not be changed

Russia's Lavrov says Bosnia's peace deal must not be changed

The fact that Lavrov's first stop was East Sarajevo, Republika Srpska, combined with tomorrow's scheduled meetings with state authorities in Sarajevo are confirmation of his statements. "This must end...

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Ex-Houston officer accused of assault in bogus fraud claim

Ex-Houston officer accused of assault in bogus fraud claim

The man, Mark Anthony Aguirre , 63, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office . "He was working and investigating vo...

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French police detain modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel in Jeffrey Epstein probe

French police detain modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel in Jeffrey Epstein probe

The prosecutors' office said Jean-Luc Brunel was detained for questioning on Wednesday. She says she was drugged and raped in 1991 at age 18 by Brunel. Brunel's detention ends over a year of uncertain...

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EU’s Barnier: Good progress in negotiations with United Kingdom but obstacles remain

EU’s Barnier: Good progress in negotiations with United Kingdom but obstacles remain

Dacian Ciolos, president of Renew Europe, said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had until Sunday to make a decision. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign,...

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Putin: Russia to

Putin: Russia to "build up support" for occupied Donbas

Navalny said the investigation has proven beyond doubt that FSB operatives tried to kill him on Putin's orders. "But that absolutely does not mean he needs to be poisoned", Mr Putin said. -Russi...

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Sweden's no-lockdown Covid approach 'left elderly people vulnerable'

Sweden's no-lockdown Covid approach 'left elderly people vulnerable'

When announced during the spring, the strategy was twinned with a goal to "ring-fence" the elderly from COVID-19. But an independent commission that looked into Sweden's handling of the pandemic t...

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Cyclone Yasa makes landfall in Fiji

Cyclone Yasa makes landfall in Fiji

In April, both Fiji and Vanuatu were struck by Tropical Cyclone Harold, which was equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane and brought massive destruction to Vanuatu in particular, where it was one of th...

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Supreme Court overturns ban on third runway at Heathrow Airport

Supreme Court overturns ban on third runway at Heathrow Airport

Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B.Earth, a charity providing strategic legal action to tackle climate change, said: "As the IPCC has shown, the consequences for humanity of exceeding the 1.5˚C temperat...

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Russia Suspended From Next 2 Olympic Games Over Anti-Doping Violations

Russia Suspended From Next 2 Olympic Games Over Anti-Doping Violations

Russian authorities, which said before the ruling that they hoped CAS would fully take the country's interests into account, said the inconsistencies in the data were purely technical and not the resu...

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Ghislaine Maxwell Renews Bail Request, Offers $28.5 Million

Ghislaine Maxwell Renews Bail Request, Offers $28.5 Million

Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell are offering us authorities a $28 million bail package, insisting that the British socialite and accused accomplice of sex offender Jeffery Epstein is not a flight ...

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US cybersecurity agency warns of 'grave' threat from hacking

US cybersecurity agency warns of 'grave' threat from hacking

United States intelligence agencies have warned a "significant" cyber attack on several federal departments uncovered over the weekend remains ongoing as the government rushes to assess the extent o...

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Senate Hearing on Vote Irregularities in 2020 Presidential Election

Krebs told senators. Even so, the staunch Trump ally said he called the hearing because "a large percentage of the American public does not believe the November election results are legitimate". "I ...

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Trump to Mitch McConnell: 'Too Soon to Give Up' on Election Fight

Trump to Mitch McConnell: 'Too Soon to Give Up' on Election Fight

All of Trump's attempts at a win through the court system had been thrown out at this time. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Biden on his win. "At some point you have to f...

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Germany enters strict lockdown as death toll hits new high

Germany enters strict lockdown as death toll hits new high

However, the figures reported on Wednesday are not exactly comparable to previous days because they were inflated as a result of a technical problem in one state, according to the Robert Koch Institut...

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Netherlands to impose strict five-week lockdown to battle Covid-19

Netherlands to impose strict five-week lockdown to battle Covid-19

He was expected to announce the tighter lockdown measures in a rare television address to the country, broadcast from his office at 1900 local time (1800GMT). The seven-day rolling average of dail...

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CBBC Newsround: Windrush generation to be given more compensation money

CBBC Newsround: Windrush generation to be given more compensation money

Home Secretary Priti Patel promised a major overhaul of the system after saying she had listened to concerns raised. The home secretary will raise the minimum award from £250 to £10,000, while the...

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UK Pets Will Need Certificate To Enter EU After Brexit

UK Pets Will Need Certificate To Enter EU After Brexit

But I can tell you that there is a path to an agreement now. Addressing the European Parliament , von der Leyen said that until she could say whether a deal would or would not happen, "now there is...

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U.S. plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

U.S. plans new charges in 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing

The Justice Department plans in coming days to unseal charges against a suspected conspirator in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie , Scotland, an act of terrorism that killed 270 people...

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