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Suspect in Korean salon attack had ravings about Asians, says girlfriend

The man accused of shooting three Korean women at a Dallas hair salon last week had been admitted to several mental health facilities because of his delusions about Asians, his girlfriend told police, according to a affidavit under warrant of arrest obtained Tuesday by TIl Dallas Morning News. Jeremy Theron …

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Small Buoy Wins Ukraine; West says Russians are losing momentum | world news

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Nearly three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged down war, the prospect of a larger NATO and an adversary buoyed by victories on Sunday on and off the battlefield. Senior …

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Australia’s Morrison pledges more empathy if re-elected Prime Minister | world news

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed on Saturday to be more empathetic if re-elected, as his government continues to trail the opposition Labor Party a week before the general election. Australians head to the polling booths on May 21, with recent polls showing Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition set …

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UK imposes visas on Salvadorans after surge in asylum claims | world news

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – The United Kingdom said on Wednesday it had imposed a visa requirement on Salvadorans wishing to enter the country after authorities reported an increase in asylum applications. The UK Home Office said in a memorandum that there had been a “sustained and significant” increase in the …

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Singapore Bans Controversial Kashmir Film Praised by Modi in India | world news

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore has banned a controversial Indian film about the exodus of Hindus from Muslim-majority Kashmir, citing concerns about its “potential to spark enmity between different communities”. ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been hailed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing Hindu nationalist supporters, and proved a …

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister visits the ruined Ukrainian city of Mariupol | world news

(Reuters) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin visited Mariupol, the country’s top government official yet to set foot in the southern Ukrainian port city after weeks of shelling Russians. Russia, which sent thousands of troops to Ukraine on February 24 in what it calls a special military operation, claimed …

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Morning shock? Swiss find cocaine among bags of coffee beans | world news

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say an investigation is underway after workers at a Nespresso factory in western Switzerland found 500 kilograms (more than 1,100 pounds) of cocaine, a market value of $50 million, as they unloaded coffee beans that had arrived by train. The Friborg regional police said on …

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British Virgin Islands Acting Prime Minister Appointed to Succeed Fahie | world news

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Acting Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands Natalio Wheatley said on Wednesday he had been named to take over, in light of the drug arrest of Prime Minister-elect Andrew Fahie in Miami last week. Wheatley said in a Facebook Live address that efforts are underway …

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Russia plans annexation of eastern Ukraine, says US official | world news

Michael Carpenter, the US ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said the suspected actions are ‘straight out of the Kremlin’s playbook’ and will not be recognized by states States or their partners and allies. A senior US official said the United States believed Russia was planning …

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India’s head of state pushes to replace religion-based laws | world news

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India should replace religion-based marriage and inheritance laws with a uniform civil code, the chief minister of a northeastern state said on Sunday, aiming for rules which allow Muslim men, for example, to have four wives. Successive governments have avoided adopting such a code for fear …

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Relatives say former US Marine killed in action in Ukraine

A former US Marine has been killed alongside Ukrainian forces in the war with Russia, his relatives have told media in the first known death of a US citizen fighting in Ukraine. Rebecca Cabrera told CNN that her 22-year-old son, Willy Joseph Cancel, was killed Monday while working for a …

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Canada’s aging workforce threatens to worsen labor shortages | world news

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadians close to retirement outnumbered those entering the workforce by a record margin in 2021, census data released on Wednesday showed, raising concerns that the labor shortage in the country will worsen in the years to come. Although Statistics Canada expects the gap to narrow before widening …

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Mexico detains nearly 6,000 foreign migrants in four days | world news

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has detained nearly 6,000 foreign migrants in four days, the country’s National Institute for Migration (INM) said on Monday. The majority of the 5,688 migrants detained from April 21 to 24 were found in shelters, caravans or hidden in bus compartments or truck cabins, the …

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Wildfires sweep through New Mexico, hundreds of properties destroyed

Wind-driven wildfires destroyed hundreds of structures in northern New Mexico and forced thousands to flee mountain villages as blazes burned uncharacteristically earlier this year in the south -arid western United States. Two wildfires merged northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and swept through 15 miles of forest driven by winds …

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Ukraine-Russia War News: Live News and Latest Updates

WASHINGTON — Top Biden administration officials say they believe the next four weeks will shape the eventual outcome of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with lasting ramifications that will influence the drawing of the map of Europe for the decades to come. While officials still expect the war to be long …

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Zelenskiy and Navalny voice support for Macron in Sunday’s election | world news

PARIS (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and imprisoned Russian Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have both expressed support for French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of an election that pits Macron against pro-Russia far-right candidate Marine Le Pen . Navalny tweeted his support for Macron, calling on French citizens to vote …

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Loaned Russian Paintings Blocked in Seoul Due to Sanctions | world news

Dozens of paintings by renowned Russian artists, including Wassily Kandinsky, are stuck in Seoul after an exhibition due to theft sanctions imposed following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, organizers said Monday. Paintings by some 50 Russian artists, including Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Alexander Rodchenko, among others, have been on display in …

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Live Covid-19 updates: vaccines, mask mandates and testing news

On a recent Wednesday, hopeful spectators lined up in Father Duffy Square, waiting to buy discounted tickets at the TKTS booth.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Many Broadway theater owners have decided to stop checking the vaccination status of ticket holders after April 30, but all will continue to require theatergoers …

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Chinese firms eyeing ‘strategic’ land globally: report

Reports say Chinese companies are looking for “strategic” land around the world near US military installations, including around key sea lanes and straits. A report by the Financial Times of London said some companies could be linked to the Chinese government while others appeared to be “genuine examples of private …

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Australian election campaign begins, polls show opposition | world news

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has extended his lead as the country’s favorite leader but his government could still lose the federal election next month, a poll showed on Monday, the first day of the official campaign. A poll for the Australian newspaper showed Morrison gaining a …

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In France, a biting election as Macron’s rival arises | world news

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press POISSY, France (AP) — From the market stall outside Paris that she has run for 40 years, Yvette Robert can see firsthand how soaring prices are weighing on the French presidential election and transforming the first round of voting from Sunday into a nail-biter for …

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Covid Live Updates: Boosters, Tests and Variant News

Nancy Pelosi was among lawmakers who appeared without a mask with President Biden at a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times President Nancy Pelosi of California has tested positive for the coronavirus, her office said Thursday, the latest senior official to do so …

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Press Violence in Mexico Soars Under Current Administration – Report | world news

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Violence against the press in Mexico reached unprecedented levels during the first half of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration, up 85% from the first half of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration. its predecessor, according to a report on Tuesday. The report comes as Mexico …

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

the Bucha killings to incite further punishment; EU to debate Russian gas import ban In what appears to mark a major policy shift, Germany has called for talks with the EU on whether to impose an import ban on Russian gas supplies. Image Alliance | Image Alliance | Getty Images …

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Pope denounces Russia’s ‘child’ war and EU-Libya deal in Malta | world news

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Pope Francis said on Saturday he was considering a possible visit to the Ukrainian capital of kyiv and lambasted the leader who launched a “savage” war, delivering his most pointed denunciation yet. of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In his remarks in …

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Turkish Parliament Passes Law Reducing Voting Threshold to 7% | world news

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Thursday passed a law lowering the minimum number of votes required for a party to enter parliament to 7% from 10%, which could reduce the likelihood of a snap election this year. President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK party and its nationalist MHP allies had presented …

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Live Updates: Turkey calls for ceasefire as talks resume | world news

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a ceasefire as Russian and Ukrainian delegations resume talks in Istanbul. In a speech he delivered early on Tuesday, Erdogan said progress in the talks could pave the way for a meeting between the leaders of the two countries. “We …

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A Ukrainian fashion brand in a bombed city flees and flees | world news

By CARA ANNA, Associated Press LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Just days ago, Artem Gorelov was trying to survive in one of Ukraine’s most brutal regions, the Russian-occupied suburb of Bucha. Now he stands in a quiet room in the late afternoon sun, handcrafting hats for a local fashion label worn …

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Bolsonaro reduces Lula’s advantage for Brazil elections -Datafolha | world news

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro gained ground on favorite Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of October’s election, but he still trails the left-wing leader by 17 percentage points, according to a new poll on Thursday. Pollster Datafolha said former President Lula would get 43% of the …

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Women’s tennis: world No. 1 Ash Barty announces her surprise retirement | Tennis News

The Australian has won 15 titles including the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open and was the sport’s best player for 121 weeks. The world’s best female tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, has stunned the sport by announcing her early retirement aged just 25. “Today is difficult and emotional for …

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Britain and US warn of satellite communication risks after Ukraine hack | world news

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the United States have warned organizations of the risks associated with using satellite communications following a cyberattack on satellite internet modems as Russia invaded Ukraine . Western intelligence agencies investigated the attack that disrupted high-speed satellite internet access provided by US telecommunications company Viasat, Reuters …

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Last war between Ukraine and Russia: ‘room for compromise’ in ceasefire talks; three European leaders meet Zelenskiy in Kyiv – live | world news

Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels report: Volodymyr Zelenskiy told reporters “with allies like this we will win this war” after the prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia made a perilous train journey to kyiv to offer their support. The Ukrainian president’s comments follow an extraordinary …

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China Fights Multiple Outbreaks, Piloted by Stealth Omicron | world news

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese authorities reported 1,337 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases Monday in dozens of mainland cities, as the fast-spreading variant commonly known as “stealth omicron” fuels China’s largest outbreak. In two years. The vast majority of new cases – 895 – were in …

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South Africa suspends Comair’s air operator certificate – Ministry of Transport | world news

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa suspended the Air Operator’s Certificate for Comair as a precaution for 24 hours, grounding its fleet and affecting passengers using low-cost carrier Kulula as well as British Airways flights, the Ministry of Transport announced on Saturday. . Comair has been operating local and regional …

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Breaking news on the Russian-Ukrainian war: “We are all dealing with a terrorist state”, says Zelenskiy; Mariupol citizens without food, water or medical care | world news

Over the past two days we have already evacuated about 100,000 people through humanitarian corridors. Nevertheless Mariupol, Volnovakha remain fully blocked. Even if we did everything to organize a humanitarian corridor, the Russian troops did not stop bombing. Despite this, I decided to send a convoy of goods [trucks] for …

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Latest news on the Russian-Ukrainian war: NATO gives the “green light to the bombings” with the absence of a no-fly zone, according to Zelenskiy | world news

Local officials in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson said on Friday that Russia was failing to keep its end of the bargain on proposed “humanitarian corridors” even as supplies of food and other essential items need were beginning to diminish in the region. Leaders of Ukraine and Russia announced …

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Russia-Ukraine live updates: WW3 would be nuclear, warns Lavrov

The latest US sanctions are unlikely to have much immediate effect, but will impact Russia’s economy in the long term, experts told ABC News. With new sanctions on additional entities linked to the Russian defense sector – and focusing on the long-term capacity of the Russian oil and gas sector …

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Islamabad-based diplomats call on Pakistan to condemn Russia | world news

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Senior diplomats from 22 countries, including European Union member states, on Tuesday jointly called on the Pakistani government to support a United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning Russia’s aggression against the ‘Ukraine. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was in Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin last week …

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Invasion of Ukraine: The Stories Behind Those Forced to Flee Putin’s War | world news

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, it is the stories of ordinary people that resonate most with the rest of the world. Poland, Sky News caught up with some of those forced to flee the eye of the storm and their beloved homes in Ukraine for security on the …

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Latest Russia-Ukraine News: 198 Ukrainians Killed in Invasion as Fighting Continues in Kiev Streets | world news

4:28 East 04:28 Russia’s lockdown of the Swift financial payments network became more likely after Cyprus agreed to the proposal. Calls have been made for Russia to be excluded from the system, which facilitates cross-border payments. It is believed that this will increase pressure on Russian businesses and the economy. …

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Is Ukraine strong enough to defend against the Russian invasion? | world news

Ukraine’s armed forces are vastly outnumbered and outgunned by Russia, but as Russia begins what could be a full-scale invasion, military experts say they would be able to mount significant resistance and inflict heavy losses. Ukraine’s military is also better trained and equipped than in 2014, when Russia captured the …

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Covid-19 news: live updates on masks, vaccines and cases

Neil Cavuto in 2019. The Fox Business host has been one of the vaccine network’s most vocal supporters.Credit…Richard Drew/Associated Press Neil Cavuto, the veteran Fox Business host who hasn’t appeared on the network in over a month, returned on Monday, telling viewers his absence was due to Covid-19 pneumonia which …

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Ukraine crisis: Putin and Macron agree to try to secure a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and an urgent summit | world news

US Vice President Kamala Harris concluded a weekend of outreach to European allies with an effort to bolster the West’s resolve to confront Moscow with crippling sanctions as increasingly dire signs suggest Vladimir Russia’s Putin plans to order an invasion of Ukraine. In a burst of diplomacy at the annual …

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Covid-19 cases, mask mandates and vaccine news: live updates

Receiving Covid-19 vaccines at a health center in Kampala, Uganda last week.Credit…Hajarah Nalwadda/Associated Press The United States will increase coronavirus vaccine assistance to 11 African countries, officials said Thursday, in an effort to prevent future variants and bolster inoculation efforts in the least vaccinated continent. Through the Global Vaccine Access …

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EXPLAINER: Former Honduran leader has long been in the crosshairs of US prosecutors | world news

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was arrested on Tuesday at the request of the United States for drug trafficking and a Honduran judge will decide whether he is possibly extradited to stand trial in the United States. . While Hernández …

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Myanmar to skip ASEAN ministerial meeting, says Cambodia | world news

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia said on Tuesday that Myanmar had confirmed its absence from this week’s meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a day after its ruling military criticized his neighbors for insisting that his generals not be invited. “No representative from Myanmar, already confirmed,” Chum …

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Saudi Arabia sees Cyprus as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East | world news

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Saudi Arabia sees Cyprus as a “bridge” between the Middle East and the European Union, helping the 27-nation bloc “understand what is happening” in the region, the region said on Sunday. the Saudi Foreign Minister. Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, speaking after talks with …

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AT A GLANCE: the Olympic Tower, looming in the Beijing night | world news

BEIJING (AP) — They are a towering feature of Beijing’s Olympic Park, dominating the landscape and glowing at night in every saturated color of the spectrum. At times they burn bright orange and red like the Olympic cauldron. At others, they emanate cool blues and purples reminiscent of an 1980s …

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Africa heading towards COVID-19 control, says WHO Director | world news

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa is entering the “control phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing vaccination rates will be crucial to helping the continent live with the disease, Matshidiso Moeti, director, said Thursday. of the World Health Organization for Africa. “While COVID-19 is with us …

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Greek protesters throw a torch at the island’s migrant camp | world news

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Four people have been arrested on the Greek island of Lesvos after violence erupted during a protest against plans to build a new migrant camp, authorities said Tuesday. After a peaceful march to the site in heavy rain on Monday, a small group of protesters set …

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Lebanon hands over 337 ancient artifacts to Iraq, World News

About 337 ancient artifacts were handed over to Iraq by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture. These artifacts have been on display in a private Lebanese museum for years, the National News Agency (NNA) said in a report. On Sunday, Culture Minister Mohammad Mortada returned the items to Iraqi Ambassador to …

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The first US reinforcement troops arrive in Poland, more expected | world news

RZESZOW, Poland (Reuters) – The first U.S. troops bolstering NATO allies in Eastern Europe as part of a Russian military buildup on the Ukrainian border arrived at the military base in Rzeszow in the south on Saturday -eastern Poland. A small plane carrying what a Polish military source said were …

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Africa CDC director urges young people to boost COVID vaccinations | world news

By CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa’s top health official is launching a campaign to recruit young people to encourage vaccinations, as only 11.3% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people are vaccinated against COVID- 19. Young people will be encouraged to “play an active role” in scaling …

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Virus enters Tonga with disaster aid, lockdown expected | world news

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga will go into lockdown Wednesday night after two port workers were found to have coronavirus infections helping distribute aid arriving in the Pacific nation after a volcanic eruption and tsunami. Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni’s urgent announcement appeared to confirm …

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants the world to know he still matters. Seven missile tests in a month could prove it

Analysts say seven North Korean missile tests in the first four weeks of 2022 suggest the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is striving to both achieve national goals and show a world more more turbulent than Pyongyang remains a player in the struggle for power and influence. . “By threatening …

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Covid News: Pope warns against “infodemic”

Truckers drove through Toronto on Thursday on their way to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, to protest Covid vaccination requirements for those crossing the US border.Credit…Carlos Osorio/Reuters Canadian truckers and their supporters who oppose the government’s vaccination mandate began arriving in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, for a protest outside Parliament on Saturday. …

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North Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site | world news

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that its last two rounds of weapons tests this week had been successful while pledging to strengthen its nuclear “war deterrent” and accelerate the development of more powerful warheads. It appears North Korean leader Kim Jong …

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Covid live: two-thirds of people with Omicron in England had already had Covid; The Netherlands to reopen bars and cafes | world news

The prevalence of Covid in the UK has fallen overall in recent weeks, but has risen in school-age children, researchers say who have warned the rise could pose a risk to adults. The latest data from the React-1 study, which is based on over 100,000 swabs from randomly selected individuals …

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Poor countries pay highest debt service in 20 years – Activists | world news

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Developing countries are paying more to service their debt than at any time in the past two decades, with a bigger burden on the horizon if the United States raises interest rates this year as expected, a leading debt activist said on Monday. Many developing countries have …

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2 priests and 2 lay people beatified in El Salvador | world news

By MARCOS ALEMÁN, Associated Press SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church on Saturday beatified two priests and two lay people, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador’s civil war. Reverend Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest killed alongside his friends Manuel Solorzano and teenage Nelson …

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Taliban delegation to visit Norway for humanitarian talks | world news

OSLO (Reuters) – Representatives of the Afghan Taliban will arrive in Norway on Sunday for three days of talks on how to ease a humanitarian crisis, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Friday. “These meetings do not represent legitimization or recognition of the Taliban. But we need to talk to …

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Beijing residents disappointed that the Olympics are closed | world news

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks to go before the Beijing Winter Olympics open, residents of the Chinese capital say they are disappointed they will not be able to attend the events due to coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown. Organizers announced …

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Tunisian military court orders release of two opposition politicians – lawyer | world news

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s military court has freed Seifeddine Makhlouf, leader of the conservative Karama party, and another opposition figure, his lawyer said on Monday, amid human rights concerns since the rise to power of President Kais Saied last year. Saied sacked the North African country’s prime minister, suspended parliament …

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Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia | world news

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to court on Sunday to fight an attempted deportation due to what a government minister described as a perception that the top-ranked tennis player was a ” talisman of a community of anti-vaccination sentiment”. .” Three Federal Court …

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A fire breaks out at the Kuwait refinery, seriously injuring 5 people | world news

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out in Kuwait on Friday during maintenance work at a major oil refinery, injuring 10 people, five of them seriously, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. It is the second fire to break out at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery in …

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Burmese junta replaces air force chief amid bombing campaign – Sources | World news

By Poppy McPherson and Wa Lone (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military chief ousted the air force chief, local media and four sources close to the armed forces said, replacing one of the most senior figures in a junta that led bombardments in an attempt to crush the resistance. The sources told …

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Schools return to midst of Omicron Havoc, but hopes falter | World news

By Clara-Laeila Laudette and Elias Biryabarema MADRID / KAYUNGA, Uganda (Reuters) – Children of the COVID era flocked to school in various countries on Monday as the Omicron strain spread exponentially and tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s battle to play a laid bare the world’s passions for vaccines. Although Omicron is …

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Left-wing ELN rebels in Colombia claim responsibility for bombing | World news

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s left-wing rebel National Liberation Army (ELN) on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in the country’s third-largest city, Cali, which injured more than a dozen police officers. Members of the ELN carried out the bombing, which was directed against members of ESMAD, the feared riot unit …

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Mexico officially unveils new visa requirements for Venezuelans | World news

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico officially announced new visa requirements for visitors to Venezuela in the government’s official newspaper on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb a sharp increase in illegal immigration at the border Mexican-American. The new requirements issued by the Interior Ministry, which will take effect in …

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Australia and Japan sign security cooperation treaty | World news

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia and Japan set to sign treaty to boost defense and security cooperation at virtual summit Thursday, after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida canceled trips in Australia and the United States due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the two leaders …

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Nighttime storms wreak havoc in parts of southern United States | World news

Authorities have closed roads in Hazel Green, Alabama, after power lines fell and homes were damaged. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office shared photos online, including one of a broken utility pole. A series of severe storms damaged homes, cut electricity and felled trees in parts of the southern United States …

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12 dead in stampede at popular Hindu shrine in Kashmir | World news

SRINAGAR, India (AP) – A stampede at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed at least 12 people and injured 13 others on New Years Day, officials said. An investigation was ordered into the causes of the stampede on Saturday morning at the Mata Vaishnav Devi shrine, where …

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Guardian Readers Name Their Personality of the Year | World news

guardian readers were invited to provide suggestions on who they would choose as person of the year. Dozens of names have been proposed – from scientists to sports figures, from healthcare workers to climate activists. And as a sign of the ongoing debate on gender issues, many readers have also …

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Covid-19 cases break records as Omicron spreads across the world | World news

Countries around the world are seeing further rise in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases filled with the highly mutated variant of Omicron, which was detected in South Africa last month, prompting governments to reimpose restrictions more stringent and scrambling to boost testing and vaccinations. Omicron, which has been called a “variant …

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In New Zealand without Omicron, Christmas without restrictions | World news

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealanders celebrated Christmas on Saturday in the midsummer heat with few restrictions, in one of the few countries in the world largely untouched by the omicron variant of COVID -19. Ninety-five percent of adults in New Zealand have received at least one dose of …

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Pope Demands Humility in New Zinger-Filled Christmas Speech | World news

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) – Pope Francis on Thursday urged Vatican cardinals, bishops and bureaucrats to embrace humility this Christmas season, saying their pride, self-interest and the “sparkle in our armor” perverted their spiritual life and corrupted the mission of the church. As he has done in …

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Orban: Hungary will challenge European Court ruling on asylum policy | World news

By JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated Press BUDAPEST (AP) – Hungary will not change its immigration policies despite a recent decision by the EU’s highest court which found them to be in contradiction with the bloc’s laws, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday. Orban’s announcement came as Hungary’s anti-immigration government grapples …

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UN chief says more aid needed for crisis-stricken Lebanon | World news

By LUJAIN JO, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that the international community had not done enough to support Lebanon, which is grappling with a severe economic crisis and sheltering more than a million Syrian refugees . The UN chief called for more …

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New cases of COVID-19 in Australia reach record high | World news

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia on Saturday reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases for a third day, with outbreaks on the rise in the two most populous states, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has continued to downplay the risks as the country relaxes pandemic brakes. The state of New …

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Mapping the world’s oil and gas pipelines | Infographic News

Over the past 50 years, the world conference energy consumption almost tripled, from 62,949 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 1969 to 173,340 TWh in 2019. For centuries, the burning of coal has been the world’s primary source of energy. In the 1960s, rapid advances in the supply, transportation, and refining of oil …

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Nigeria to reject donations of short-lived vaccines | World news

By CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria will no longer accept short-shelf-life COVID-19 vaccines after one million doses expire in Africa’s most populous country before injections can be used , said a government official. While some of the doses given in Nigeria expired a few months later, …

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Travel news in the event of a pandemic: France on the list of “very high” travel risks

Editor’s Note – CNN is launching Unlocking the World, a weekly newsletter to guide you through the latest travel developments and more. Register here. (CNN) – Are you all excited for a third year of the pandemic? We neither. But as restrictions tighten around the world, CNN Travel has found …

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Ukraine receives more funds from World Bank to fight COVID-19 | World news

KYIV (Reuters) – The World Bank has approved an additional $ 150 million loan to help Ukraine speed up COVID-19 vaccinations, the Ukrainian office of the international lender said on Saturday. The Ukrainian government will spend $ 120 million on 16.5 million doses of the vaccine and the rest will …

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Latest Covid-19 News: Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Updates

PictureKarolina Moran, 16, receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Miami in May.Credit…Saul Martinez for The New York Times Federal regulators cleared the booster injections on Thursday of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for 16 and 17 year olds, at least six months after receiving their second injection of this vaccine. This …

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Namibia detects variant of Omicron coronavirus in 18 of 19 samples | World news

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia has detected the Omicron coronavirus variant in 18 of 19 samples sequenced between November 11 and November 26, its health ministry said on Monday. Although the southern African country has sequenced relatively few samples, the finding suggests that the variant first reported by neighboring South Africa …

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Hoping Omicron doesn’t spoil Christmas, Bethlehem lights up the tree | World news

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – Residents lit a giant Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Saturday, hoping a new variant of the coronavirus wouldn’t spoil another holiday season at the place traditional birthplace of Jesus. The Israeli-occupied Palestinian city in the West Bank was virtually closed last …

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Solomon Islands politician wants diplomatic relations with Taiwan | World news

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – The head of Solomon Islands’ most populous province has said the country will likely restore diplomatic ties with Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post following next week’s vote of no confidence , after looting and violence protests …

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France sends more police, extends curfew in troubled Caribbean territory | World news

PARIS, Reuters Police officers were gunned down and shops looted in protest against plans to make vaccination of health workers mandatory, fueling long-standing grievances over living standards and relations with Paris. Overseas Territories Minister Sebastian Lecornu, whom Paris sent to defuse the crisis over the weekend, said 70 police reinforcements …

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Afghan girls take exams for Turkish-run schools in Kabul | World news

KABUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of Afghan girls took entrance exams for a Turkish foundation in Kabul that runs some of Afghanistan’s top schools on Friday, despite the Taliban’s delay in allowing 13-year-olds to return in class. Some 3,500 students took the highly competitive exams of the Afghan-Turkish school system, with …

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Australian government is playing dangerous game on Taiwan – Opposition | World news

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government is deploying “dangerous electoral tactics” with its comments about joining the United States in any war against Taiwan, opposition party spokesman said on Tuesday at Foreign Affairs. Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said earlier this month it was “inconceivable” that Canberra …

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One year away from Qatar World Cup, exploited migrant workers fight for human rights change

In a year from now, the heroes of the so-called beautiful game will travel to the small Gulf kingdom of Qatar in the hope of being crowned World Cup champions. But a growing number of critics accuse its executives and private construction companies of contributing to the systemic exploitation of …

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Latest updates: Ford abandons plans to produce electric vehicle with Rivian

Hong Kong’s shares in Alibaba fell 10% on Friday, a day after the Chinese e-commerce giant forecast annual revenue to grow at its slowest pace since its stock market debut in 2014. The group’s shares listed in New York fell more than 11% on Thursday. Alibaba’s second quarter results fell …

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report involves Belarus in anti-NATO cybercampaign | World news

By FRANK BAJAK, AP Technology Writer BOSTON (AP) – Cyber ​​security researchers say they have uncovered evidence that Belarus has been involved in a hybrid campaign of hacking and disinformation against NATO members in Eastern Europe since 2016 that was aimed at sowing discord in the military alliance, to steal …

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Britain urges Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister over detained dual nationals | World news

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday said officials pressured Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani to release dual-nationality detainees, including Anglo-Iranian humanitarian aid Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. UK Foreign Office officials also told Bagheri Kani at a meeting in London that Iran is expected to complete the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

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Former Australian leader says submarine deal protects US | World news

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s agreement to acquire submarines powered by US nuclear technology aimed to protect the United States from a Chinese nuclear attack and had changed Australia-China relations. sino, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating said on Wednesday. Keating, who led a center-left …

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Anglo-German toddler, father found dead in Portugal | World news

LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese police found the charred body of a three-year-old Anglo-German boy in a burned-out car and the body of his father nearby in a rural area about 100 km south of Lisbon in what ‘they believe to be murder-suicide, local authorities said on Monday. A spokesperson for …

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Factbox-Some of the Worst Rushes in the World | World news

(Reuters) – At least eight people were killed and many more injured in a crash on the opening night of rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival sparked by a wave of fans heading for the stage, said officials announced Saturday. Here is a list of some of the worst scrambles …

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South Africa’s ANC party sees sharp drop in local elections | World news

By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South African voters have leveled a major criticism at the ruling African National Congress, the party of late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, which won less than 50% of the vote cast in local elections. Widespread corruption, persistently high unemployment rates, crippling power …

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Poland protests against the “intrusion” of the armed forces in Belarus | World news

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The Polish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it had summoned a Belarusian diplomat for “trespassing” on Polish territory by “individuals in uniform armed with long guns”. Polish soldiers noticed three people in uniform with long guns on Polish territory, said Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for the Polish …

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One case, 33,000 tests: In China, a very Disney story | World news

Shanghai Disneyland was closed on Monday for a single case of Covid-19, as Chinese authorities continued their zero infection strategy ahead of the Winter Olympics. China had reduced most domestic cases to a trickle throughout the pandemic, but a surge in recent weeks has tested Beijing’s resolve to eliminate Covid-19 …

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