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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces criticism over Scotland trip in lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces criticism over Scotland trip in lockdown

Although Scotland has its own government in Edinburgh that has an array powers from public health through to education, it remains part of the United Kingdom under which London still has huge influe...

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Republicans show support for Trump in test vote ahead of impeachment trial

Republicans show support for Trump in test vote ahead of impeachment trial

Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Mr. "I think that was a test vote", Republican Senator John Boozman said after 45 of the 50 Republican Senators voted for the motion that the impeachment trial...

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United Kingdom bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world’s busiest worldwide route

United Kingdom bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world’s busiest worldwide route

The UK has extended its travel ban, adding the UAE to the list of countries on its " red list ". After a country is placed on the red list, flights originating there can not land in the UK. According ...

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Dramatic shark decline leaves 'gaping hole' in ocean

Dramatic shark decline leaves 'gaping hole' in ocean

And 24 of the 31 species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, while three species - oceanic whitetip sharks, scalloped hammerhead sharks and great hammerhead sharks - are considere...

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The Surprising Thing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Ted Cruz Agree On

The Surprising Thing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Ted Cruz Agree On

An army of retail investors routed Wall Street professionals this week, placing hedge funds in a costly "short squeeze" after the funds had bet on future declines in GameStop and other out-of-favor ...

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India records 11,666 new COVID

India records 11,666 new COVID

Kerala has 72,000 active cases and Maharashtra 44,000 active COVID-19 cases . Addressing a press conference, Bhushan said that India was the fastest country to reach 1 million COVID-19 vaccinat...

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In locked-down Lebanon, Tripoli protester killed in night of unrest

In locked-down Lebanon, Tripoli protester killed in night of unrest

Security forces issued a statement saying that protesters insist on breaking into the headquarters of the Tripoli government by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the forces. "People are hungry"...

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Viewers spot very NSFW item on BBC Wales guest's bookshelf

Viewers spot very NSFW item on BBC Wales guest's bookshelf

There nestled among her books, folders and boxes appeared to be large sex toy. Twitter users were quick to label the situation hilarious and the image went viral overnight, having been widely shar...

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Poland: Near-total abortion ban takes effect amid protests

Poland: Near-total abortion ban takes effect amid protests

The October 22 ruling said abortions in cases of foetal abnormalities were "incompatible" with the constitution. When the law was passed in October, Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe's commis...

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Former Melbourne Principal appears in court after Israel extradition

Former Melbourne Principal appears in court after Israel extradition

Ms Leifer is accused of sexually abusing three of her former students between 2001 and 2008 but has denied all the allegations. The hearing will be the first time charges against Ms Leifer are heard...

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YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani monetising clips

YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani monetising clips

YouTube had previously suspended Trump's channel " for at least a week " after content uploaded on January 12 was removed by the Google-owned company " for inciting violence ", although it is not now...

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Lake Placid: Australian man fights off crocodile to survive attack

Lake Placid: Australian man fights off crocodile to survive attack

Critical Care Paramedic Paul Sweeney said the man was very lucky to have escaped without more serious injuries. "He felt this sudden impact clasped on the top of his head, which he recognised to be ...

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Father & daughter confirmed as two new COVID cases

Father & daughter confirmed as two new COVID cases

The two Auckland new cases were on a different floor of the Pullman Hotel to the Northland woman. Hipkins wouldn't divulge which countries the two cases arrived from but said it was neither South ...

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Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says impeaching Trump would be unconstitutional

Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says impeaching Trump would be unconstitutional

Several people were killed in the attack on the Capitol, including a police officer. Mr Paul's argument, they said , suggests presidents can act with impunity late in their terms. Impeaching Pres...

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Bill Gates surprised by pandemic conspiracies

Bill Gates surprised by pandemic conspiracies

Gates has always been sounding the alarm about pandemic dangers , including in a 2015 TED talk that has been viewed more than 39 million times. "No one needs to be convinced that an infectious ...

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Biden Administration Suspends F-35 Sale to UAE

Biden Administration Suspends F-35 Sale to UAE

A State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday the administration is "temporarily pausing the implementation" of a number of defense sales "to allow incoming leadership an opportunity to review". T...

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Bernie Sanders' inauguration memes helped raise R28 million for charity

Bernie Sanders' inauguration memes helped raise R28 million for charity

Inauguration Day was filled with lots of stunning fashion moments, from Michelle Obama's plum-colored suit to Vice President Kamala Harris' purple look . "With the attention, it was getting I was ho...

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UK PM Johnson faces criticism over Scotland trip in lockdown

With a raft of polling showing increased support for Scottish independence from the UK, Johnson's visit to promote the benefits of the union stands to be overshadowed by the lockdown dispute. British ...

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Indiana Guard soldiers remain in Washington until March | Government and politics

Indiana Guard soldiers remain in Washington until March | Government and politics

Hundreds of National Guard members deployed to D.C. tested positive for the coronavirus or were placed in quarantine after the inauguration, according to media reports . In a letter to the acting chi...

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Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis

Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis

Biden specifically addressed the need for investment in communities where the primary economic drivers are coal, natural gas and power plants, noting that the country can not leave them behind as it t...

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Tunisian parliament approves Cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian parliament approves Cabinet reshuffle

Kais Saied said the reshuffle would be unconstitutional on procedural grounds, condemned the lack of women among potential new ministers and said some new cabinet members may have conflicts of interes...

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As If Parkland Weren't Enough, Survivors Endured Harassment by Georgia's QAnon Congresswoman

As If Parkland Weren't Enough, Survivors Endured Harassment by Georgia's QAnon Congresswoman

And yet you're attacking our Second Amendment. And you have nothing to say. Greene was one of the 147 Republican lawmakers who attempted to overturn President Joe Biden's Electoral College victo...

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USA warns of heightened domestic terrorism threat after presidential inauguration

USA warns of heightened domestic terrorism threat after presidential inauguration

But this particular bulletin, issued through the the department's National Terrorism Advisory System, is notable because it effectively places the Biden administration into the politically charged...

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SC dismisses appeal, acquits Daniel Pearl murder case accused

SC dismisses appeal, acquits Daniel Pearl murder case accused

Sheikh. It wasn't immediately clear when Sheikh would be freed; the government of the Sindh province where he is being held has previously refused to honor such release orders. A high court past year ...

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Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Was ‘Prolific’ Undercover Informant for Law Enforcement

Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Was ‘Prolific’ Undercover Informant for Law Enforcement

Reuters report that the transcript shows that Enrique Tarrio's lawyer and an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent described his undercover work in detail, saying he helped the authorities make "mo...

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Mount Merapi: Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

Mount Merapi: Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

Earlier this month, authorities evacuated more than 500 people in Magelang after the volcano spewed hot clouds of ash. The volcanic activity of Merapi was recorded as "very high" by Yogyakarta's...

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Pregnant women should not take Moderna or Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, World Health Organization says

Pregnant women should not take Moderna or Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, World Health Organization says

They said they are "prepared to respond" if a new strain is shown to be able to evade the immunity of the vaccine , adding that they can produce updates to their shot if needed. Many governments ar...

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'No interruption' to United Kingdom vaccine supply amid European Union row, says Gove

'No interruption' to United Kingdom vaccine supply amid European Union row, says Gove

AstraZeneca said last week that it planned to cut initial deliveries in the European Union to 31 million doses from 80 million because of reduced yield in the manufacturing process. The country is co...

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Snow clears for cold, windy end to central Pa.’s week

Snow clears for cold, windy end to central Pa.’s week

By Sunday , the wind is supposed to die down to about 6 miles per hour and be "light and variable". Enable breaking news notifications straight to your internet browser. Friday , partly sunny, with...

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World Health Organization expert panel to end quarantine in Wuhan on Thursday

World Health Organization expert panel to end quarantine in Wuhan on Thursday

A social media hashtag "American's Ft". After 23 elderly Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine receivers died in Norway , the Chinese state media found the opportunity and called for an investigation. Researcher...

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Coronavirus Testing in China is Getting More Uncomfortable

Coronavirus Testing in China is Getting More Uncomfortable

While invasive and uncomfortable, the procedure reportedly takes about 10 seconds. During the test, the swab needs to be inserted between two to three centimetres into the recipient's rectum before ...

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Biden Team Searches For Ways To Make More COVID Vaccines And PPE

Biden Team Searches For Ways To Make More COVID Vaccines And PPE

With the effort to vaccinate the country running up against capacity constraints, the Biden administration is searching for ways to boost the country's ability to produce and deliver large quantitie...

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Supreme Court stays Bombay HC's skin-to-skin order under Pocso Act

Supreme Court stays Bombay HC's skin-to-skin order under Pocso Act

The Attorney General submitted before the Supreme Court that the judgment is "disturbing and it would set a unsafe precedent.' The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a controversial order of the Nagp...

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U.S. issues terror alert over anti-government extremists

U.S. issues terror alert over anti-government extremists

The bulletin, which will be in place until April 30, is the lowest-level type of advisory issued by the department, warning of general trends rather than specific credible threats, according to loca...

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Harassing Parkland Survivor Resurfaces

I will answer all of your questions in person. A spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Axios Tuesday night , "These comments are deeply disturbing and Leader McCarthy plans t...

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