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First cabinet defeat for Biden as White House withdraws budget chief pick

First cabinet defeat for Biden as White House withdraws budget chief pick

Tanden is expected to get a White House position that does not require Senate confirmation. Democrats hold a narrow majority in a 50-50 Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris able to cast tie-brea...

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Trump says he has no plans to form third party

Trump says he has no plans to form third party

The speech is set to air on major news networks such as Fox News , CNN , C-Span and MSNBC and will be livestreamed on CPAC's website and on CSpan . United States political parties usually...

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Covid-19: One More Death, 687 Additional Cases

Covid-19: One More Death, 687 Additional Cases

One additional death related to COVID-19 to COVID-19 has been reported by the Department of Health today, which occurred in January. About 565 cases of COVID-19 are now associated with the St. Head ...

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At Least 18 Killed in Myanmar on Bloodiest Day of Protests

At Least 18 Killed in Myanmar on Bloodiest Day of Protests

Crowds of demonstrators came under fire in various parts of the biggest city of Yangon after stun grenades, tear gas and shots in the air failed to break up their protests on Sunday. The independent...

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First vaccine dose cuts transmission, hospitalization

First vaccine dose cuts transmission, hospitalization

The second study by Pfizer and the Israeli Health Ministry has neither been peer-reviewed nor officially published; although a draft was leaked on Twitter . But other experts have argued that it ...

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Security officials cast blame for US Capitol riot

Security officials cast blame for US Capitol riot

At a hearing held Tuesday to examine the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson pushed false claims that the mob that stormed the building was made up of "plainclothes militan...

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Malta: Three suspects arrested over 2017 killing of journalist

Malta: Three suspects arrested over 2017 killing of journalist

Many suspect it was ordered by top Malta establishment figures. Muscat changed his plea on Tuesday in a dramatic turn of events and agreed to provide information about the murder. The owner of a Dub...

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When and where to watch Osaka vs Brady

When and where to watch Osaka vs Brady

For Osaka, that is part of a 12-0 record so far in the quarter-finals and beyond at the majors. Osaka is at the forefront of the young wave and credits a new-found mental maturity for being able to ...

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USA rejoins Paris climate agreement

USA rejoins Paris climate agreement

Trump had criticized the accord on the grounds it would impose "draconian financial and economic burdens" on American businesses, and said it was "very unfair" to the United States whereas China would...

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In surprise move, Facebook blocks news access in Australia

In surprise move, Facebook blocks news access in Australia

The decision was received about as well as you'd imagine, with Australian PM Scott Morrison calling Facebook's actions "arrogant" and "disappointing" in a statement shared on Facebook . "The idea...

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Biden and congressional Democrats to unveil immigration bill

Citizenship Act marks the first major effort since the Senate passed a massive immigration overhaul in 2013 and that effort died in the House. Democrats will on Thursday formally introduce Preside...

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Japan begins rollout of COVID-19 vaccination programme

Japan begins rollout of COVID-19 vaccination programme

The Governor's Office of Emergency Services said in its press release that the state is coordinating closely with FEMA to make sure the doses used at its two sites won't decrease the supply available ...

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Leader of fake Covid vaccine scam arrested in China

Leader of fake Covid vaccine scam arrested in China

According to a court ruling, Kong and his team made a profit of 18 million yuan (US$2.78 million) by hawking syringes of the fraudulent vaccine since August a year ago. The government had planned to a...

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Ontario reports almost 2,000 new COVID-19 cases over last 2 days

Ontario reports almost 2,000 new COVID-19 cases over last 2 days

Another 13 people have died from the virus across the province. The Public Health Agency of Canada has said more than 335,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be delivered in the coming day...

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Snap lockdowns curb virus in Melbourne, Auckland

Snap lockdowns curb virus in Melbourne, Auckland

The state of Victoria recently saw a cluster of 19 cases emerge after a person working at a Melbourne hotel housing quarantined cases unknowingly caught the United Kingdom variant of the virus and c...

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Australian PM apologises, promises probe after allegation of rape in parliament

Australian PM apologises, promises probe after allegation of rape in parliament

Ms Higgins, 26, gave a TV interview on Monday that has prompted shock and outrage over her treatment. Morrison on Tuesday apologized to Higgins and promised an investigation. "There was a loop hap...

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33 deaths and 744 new cases of Covid-19

33 deaths and 744 new cases of Covid-19

It comes after new figures showed Coronavirus case rates have fallen across almost 95% of local authorities in the UK. Since last Friday the county's incidence rate, which had been declining, has in...

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Western diplomats warn Myanmar military that 'the world is watching'

Western diplomats warn Myanmar military that 'the world is watching'

Myanmar's military leaders extended their detention of Suu Kyi, whose remand was set to expire on Monday, as protests continued to roil the Southeast Asian country following a military coup earli...

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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Feb. 13, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Feb. 13, 2021

Highest-priority health-care workers - such as paramedics and staff in critical care units, emergency departments and COVID-19 medical units - followed by very high priority health-care workers - such...

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Indian police arrest activist linked to Greta Thunberg's movement

Indian police arrest activist linked to Greta Thunberg's movement

Ravi was arrested by the cybercrime unit of Delhi Police from her home in North Bengaluru on Saturday. Police did not say what Ravi had been charged with but accused her of being "a key conspirato...

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UK eyes next phase in vaccine rollout as 15 mil get jabs

UK eyes next phase in vaccine rollout as 15 mil get jabs

Britain was the first country to begin a national vaccination campaign starting December 8. Until now, the vaccination programme has been aimed at NHS frontline staff, care home residents and worker...

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NY police arrest suspect in deadly 'subway slasher' attacks

NY police arrest suspect in deadly 'subway slasher' attacks

An unidentified man was pronounced dead on the scene after suffering stab wounds to the neck and torso. "To the victims, to the victims' families, we are 100 per cent committed to getting justice .....

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Victoria back in third lockdown as MIQ outbreak grows

Victoria back in third lockdown as MIQ outbreak grows

Defending men's champion and world number one Novak Djokovic, an eight-time victor at Melbourne Park, plays Taylor Fritz in the late match on Rod Laver Arena, the centre court. American star Serena Wi...

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UK Ministers In Push To Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

UK Ministers In Push To Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

Shots are given by the pharmacy and are set up similar to when a flu shot is administered. "We think pharmacies are going to be integral to ensuring that Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19". Ha...

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Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s prime minister

Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s prime minister

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi was expected Friday to be formally named Italy's new prime minister, to lead a national unity government and guide his country through the devastati...

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Oxford University to test COVID vaccine response in children

Oxford University to test COVID vaccine response in children

According to CNN, a team at the University of Oxford, which developed the vaccine, said it will test the vaccine on children and teens aged 6-17 there and at sites in London, Southampton and Bristol....

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First batch of Pfizer vaccine arrives as Japan eyes Sunday approval

First batch of Pfizer vaccine arrives as Japan eyes Sunday approval

A nurse prepares syringes for a coronavirus vaccination drill in Kawasaki on January 27. "It is going to take all the year to reach everyone, so the sequence in ordering is important". Director-ge...

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Russian Federation rejects Western criticism over Navalny prison term

Russian Federation rejects Western criticism over Navalny prison term

French President Emmanuel Macron called Navalny's conviction "unacceptable" and called for his immediate release. The ruling immediately ignited new protests in Moscow and St Petersburg which foll...

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Biden Is Keeping Space Force

Biden Is Keeping Space Force

Undoing the Space Force would require congressional approval. "This is such a good question", Psaki replied (via Fox News ). Psaki told the reporter that she would "check with our Space Force ...

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Fake News on Sputnik V Covid1 Vaccine Proven Wrong

Fake News on Sputnik V Covid1 Vaccine Proven Wrong

Since the trial began in Moscow, there were 16 recorded cases of symptomatic COVID-19 among people who received the vaccine, and 62 among the placebo group, the scientists said. Sputnik V vaccine ha...

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UNSC takes no action on coup in Myanmar

UNSC takes no action on coup in Myanmar

The behind-closed-doors discussions, held by videoconference, started at 10:00 am in NY (1500 GMT) and was expected to last two hours. "A statement is still under discussion", another diplomat said....

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Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori 'sorry' for sexism row

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori 'sorry' for sexism row

The remarks led to an uproar in Japan where women are grossly under-represented in politics and boardrooms. On Tuesday, Mori said the Games would go ahead "however the coronavirus (pandemic) evolv...

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Pentagon stumped by extremism in ranks

Pentagon stumped by extremism in ranks

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III ordered the stand-down Wednesday morning in a meeting with all the military service secretaries and service chiefs, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters...

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Canadian government officially lists Proud Boys a terrorist entity

Canadian government officially lists Proud Boys a terrorist entity

In the criminal complaint against Nordean, investigators shared snippets of his posts from his Parler social media page which they said showed that "he and other Proud Boys members were planning i...

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Top Trump donor funded rally that preceded U.S. Capitol riot

Top Trump donor funded rally that preceded U.S. Capitol riot

Donald Trump The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that a mob of supporters of the former U.S. president preceded the blockade of the Capitol. The protesters stormed the historic building, bre...

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