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UAE minister stresses that visa restrictions on Pakistani nationals are 'temporary'

UAE minister stresses that visa restrictions on Pakistani nationals are 'temporary'

During the visit, the foreign minister called on UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. "And we will resp...

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PM Netanyahu gets COVID-19 vaccine shot on live television

PM Netanyahu gets COVID-19 vaccine shot on live television

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was vaccinated against the novel coronavirus on a live television broadcast. Preliminary estimates show that about 10,000 medical staff members were v...

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Lee Statue Removed From US Capitol

Lee Statue Removed From US Capitol

Lee was removed from the United States Capitol overnight Monday. "Now that it has arrived, the Lee statue will be placed in secure collections storage during the VMHC's ongoing extensive renovation"....

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UK's new coronavirus strain leads these countries to close their borders

The truth is that the new variant was first discovered in September, much before the new vaccines were administered. India , Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Jordan and Hong ...

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What We Know About the New COVID-19 Strain in England

What We Know About the New COVID-19 Strain in England

Other nations are also being affected. The strain is also concerning because it has so many mutations - almost two dozen - and some are on the spiky protein that the virus uses to attach to and infe...

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Two men guilty in deaths of Vietnamese lorry migrants

Two men guilty in deaths of Vietnamese lorry migrants

The migrants suffocated in the sealed container en route from Zeebrugge to Purfleet in October 2019. A jury at London's Central Criminal Court found Romanian mechanic Gheorghe Nica, 43, and Northern...

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Putrajaya inks deal for 6.4 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine

Putrajaya inks deal for 6.4 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine

Jessica Kalender-Rich, a geriatric care specialist and member of a national advisory committee on vaccine distribution in nursing homes. "There can be no doubt that a Covid-19 vaccine will play an...

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Delhi on alert after new Covid-19 variant in United Kingdom

Delhi on alert after new Covid-19 variant in United Kingdom

Officials aren't certain whether it originated in the U.K., Vallance added. Fauci, a White House coronavirus task force adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea...

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Canada’s Ontario to go on province-wide lockdown December 26

According to an article from Global News , the Premier will announce the restrictions on Monday afternoon. High schools in the southern part of the province will continue online learning until Januar...

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Saudi Arabia suspends global flights, land, sea entry

Saudi Arabia suspends global flights, land, sea entry

Fellow Gulf Arab state Oman will close its land, air and sea borders for one week starting Tuesday, state television reported on Monday. "There's no evidence that it causes more severe illness o...

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Hong Kong to suspend flights from United Kingdom over new coronavirus strain

Hong Kong to suspend flights from United Kingdom over new coronavirus strain

For other airlines operating between Britain and Hong Kong, British Airways flights were previously banned from flying passengers to Hong Kong up to Saturday this week for breaching health control reg...

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COVID-19: More countries detect mutated United Kingdom coronavirus strain

The new variant of the virus has begun to spread rapidly throughout the greater London area and is said to be 70 percent more transmittable, Business Insider reports . Johnson tore up plans to allow ...

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Cross-country Christmas storm likely to have severe East Coast impact

Cross-country Christmas storm likely to have severe East Coast impact

How much snow will fall remains to be seen, though it's expected to be in the 15 to 25 millimetre range. No accumulation is expected, as temperatures remain just above freezing all night. with heavy r...

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New virus variant 'out of control', says Health Secretary

New virus variant 'out of control', says Health Secretary

Countries across Europe began banning flights from Britain after the disclosure the country is the centre of the outbreak of the new variant, which is up to 70% more transmissible than the original....

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Joe Biden’s Inaugural Committee: ‘Stay Home,’ ‘Limit Gatherings During the Inauguration’

Joe Biden’s Inaugural Committee: ‘Stay Home,’ ‘Limit Gatherings During the Inauguration’

Committee Chairman Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said in a statement that concerns about spiraling virus numbers around the country "warranted a hard decision to limit attendance at the 59th Inaugural Ce...

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China aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait

China aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait

Taiwan's navy and air force were deployed on Sunday as a Chinese aircraft carrier group led by the country's newest carrier, the Shandong , sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, the day aft...

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Israel Could Be First Country to Vaccinate Entire High-Risk Population

Israel Could Be First Country to Vaccinate Entire High-Risk Population

Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein received the shot at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, reports Xinhua news agency. Israel on Sunday began its coronavirus inoculation...

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First Alert Weather: Milder start to the week, with a colder Christmas

Tomorrow (Tuesday): This promises to be the first mostly sunny day since last week but it's rather blustery. A big blast of cold air will follow on Christmas Day with early-morning temps in the 4...

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USA says Ghislaine Maxwell should stay behind bars, deserves no bail

USA says Ghislaine Maxwell should stay behind bars, deserves no bail

Maxwell's current relationship status is unclear. But prosecutors said new details about Maxwell's finances - details she would have known when first seeking bail - did not bolster her case. In a he...

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Rockets fired at United States embassy in Baghdad | DW

Rockets fired at United States embassy in Baghdad | DW

Most of the missiles hit a residential complex and a security checkpoint inside the zone, damaging buildings and cars and wounding one Iraqi soldier, a military statement said. American officials sa...

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PM Narendra Modi To Interact With Farmers On December 25

PM Narendra Modi To Interact With Farmers On December 25

PM Modi said that the global narrative towards India has changed from "why India" to "why not India". Bhartiya Kisan Union (Kadian) leader Harmeet Singh said at Singhu border the farm laws had...

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Post-Brexit trade talks resume as 'significant differences' remain

Post-Brexit trade talks resume as 'significant differences' remain

Barnier didn't question that both sides "have the right to set their own laws & control their own waters". But, he countered, "we should both be able to act when our interests are at stake". Even so, ...

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Army, police give conflicting figures of rescued Islamiyya students

Army, police give conflicting figures of rescued Islamiyya students

Maulud Nabiyyi is Prophet Mohammad's birthday. Just last week, over three hundred students of the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State were freed by their abductors, ending ...

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Netherlands banning flights from United Kingdom

The Netherlands is banning flights from the United Kingdom for at least the rest of the year, while Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio also announced curbs were being imposed. The travel restri...

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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on huge Covid-19 relief package

U.S. lawmakers reach deal on huge Covid-19 relief package

Lawmakers are under intense pressure to finish the relief package before a midnight Sunday (5am GMT Monday) expiration of federal spending authority after a 48-hour reprieve was passed on Friday to b...

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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia suspends all global flights for a week

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia suspends all global flights for a week

But the kingdom has also reported a high recovery rate. The movement of goods, commodities and supply chains from countries where the new strain of COVID-19 has not appeared are excluded from the ...

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‘Uncertain’ weather in store for Christmas week with storm, ice and hail

‘Uncertain’ weather in store for Christmas week with storm, ice and hail

The Met Office says an amber warning means "an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans". Temperatures are set to drop in the run up to Chris...

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48-hour travel suspension from United Kingdom to Ireland over coronavirus strain

48-hour travel suspension from United Kingdom to Ireland over coronavirus strain

France , Germany , Italy , the Netherlands , Belgium , Austria , Ireland and Bulgaria all announced restrictions on United Kingdom travel , hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

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Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year

Italy also announced a new regime of restrictions until 6 January that included limits on people leaving their homes a few times a day, closing non-essential shops, bars and restaurants and curbs on ...

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Russia 'Acted With Impunity' in Huge Hack on US, Romney Says

Russia 'Acted With Impunity' in Huge Hack on US, Romney Says

The Biden administration was considering multiple options to punish the Kremlin over its alleged role in the massive cyberattacks uncovered last week that have targeted half a dozen USA government a...

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Italy detects new mutated Covid-19 strain in United Kingdom returnee

And now, with many areas of England experiencing "Tier 4" restrictions, officials are hopeful that the population can help cut down on the transmission rate of this new and unpredictable strain as t...

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Thailand reports 548 new virus cases, highest daily spike

Thailand reports 548 new virus cases, highest daily spike

Thailand plans to test more than 10,000 people after a record daily surge in coronavirus cases to over 500, most of which were among migrant workers linked to a shrimp market near the capital, an offi...

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Boeing ‘inappropriately trained’ pilots in 737 MAX tests: US Senate report

Boeing ‘inappropriately trained’ pilots in 737 MAX tests: US Senate report

The planes were grounded in March 2019 following two deadly crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . But the Senate committee found fault with the tests that ultimately resul...

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Britain insists European Union should shift position in post-Brexit trade talks

Britain insists European Union should shift position in post-Brexit trade talks

The EU's pointman in the talks, Michel Barnier , has consulted member states that share fishing waters with Britain, but has been told to stand his ground. "And we should both be able to act when our...

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Victoria enforces hard border with Sydney and NSW Central Coast

Victoria enforces hard border with Sydney and NSW Central Coast

Dozens of domestic flights due to leave Sydney were cancelled on Monday, as Australia battled to contain a fresh COVID-19 outbreak in its largest city four days before Christmas. The 76-year-old race ...

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