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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guatemalan president calls for prison terms of up to 30 years for smugglers

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei speaks during the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 22, 2021. Justin Lane/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei …

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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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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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Facebook exposes mercenary spy companies that targeted 50,000 people

WASHINGTON, Dec.16 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) calls half a dozen private watch companies for hacking or other abuse, accusing them in a report released Thursday of collectively targeting around 50 000 people on its platforms. The company’s fight against spy companies comes amid broader action by …

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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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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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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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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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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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Xi Jinping calls for mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine | World news

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines based on the World Health Organization’s emergency use list, according to a transcript of his statement published by the official news agency Xinhua. Addressing the Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome via video …

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Actions, Not Words – Pacific Islands Call for Strong Climate Commitment | World news

CANBERRA (Reuters) – The world must unite and take significant action now to tackle climate change that threatens the survival of Pacific island nations, region leaders said on Friday, as they prepared to travel to Scotland for a climate summit. The low-lying Pacific islands are widely seen as the main …

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Australia relaxes COVID-19 travel advisory ahead of border reopening | World news

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday relaxed its COVID-related travel advice for several countries, including the United States, Britain and Canada, as it prepares to reopen its borders next week for the first time in over 18 months. Australia will lift its overseas travel ban for fully vaccinated residents from …

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Factbox: the general who led the Sudanese coup d’etat | World news

(Reuters) – Sudanese senior general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led a military takeover in Khartoum, dissolving a ruling council in which the army and civilians shared power and plunging the country’s democratic transition into turmoil. – He was little known in public life until he participated in the coup against veteran …

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Taiwan, United States Discuss UN Participation Before Key Anniversary | World news

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwanese and US officials discussed how Taiwan can participate “meaningfully” in the United Nations just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech to mark his country’s half-decade since joining the global body. Taiwan, using its official name of the Republic of China, occupied the Chinese …

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activists fight high costs and travel restrictions to discuss climate | World news

By Valérie Volcovici and Kate Abnett (Reuters) – Nigerian climate activist Goodness Dickson believed that being invited to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland meant he would have no difficulty attending. But the high cost of hotels, COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine rules have left Dickson and other …

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Chinese and Russian Navy Ships Sail Together in the Straits of Japan | World news

TOKYO (Reuters) – A group of 10 Chinese and Russian military ships crossed a narrow strait between Japan’s main island and its northern island of Hokkaido on Monday, Japan’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. It was the first time that Japan, which closely monitors military exercises in its region, confirmed …

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North Korean Kim calls for improving people’s lives amid “gloomy” economy

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged authorities to focus on improving the lives of citizens amid a “grim” economic situation, state media reported on Monday, as ‘it marked the anniversary of the ruling party in the country. . Art performances, galas and fireworks were …

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New Peruvian Prime Minister Says Constitution Overhaul Not Priority | World news

LIMA (Reuters) – New Peruvian Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez has said that overhauling the country’s pro-market constitution is currently not a priority for the government, although it has been a key election promise. “This government is not proposing (to change the constitution) and will not propose it overnight,” Vasquez said …

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Venezuelan Coastal Villages and Fishermen Suffer from Increased Oil Spills | World news

PUNTA CARDON, Venezuela (Reuters) – Rebeca Reyes furiously wiped black tar from her children’s arms after they swam in crude oil-tainted water during a recent outing on the beach at Punta Cardon in Venezuela. A breach in an underwater pipeline owned by state-owned oil company PDVSA that had gushed for …

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Indigenous protesters in Peru take control of the Petroperu pipeline | World news

LIMA (Reuters) – About 200 indigenous Peruvians have taken over facilities at a Petroperu gas pipeline station, the state-owned company said on Tuesday, as part of a protest by indigenous groups in the Amazon demanding better economic support and social in the region. Residents of Manseriche district in northern Peru’s …

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Russia Says Facebook Crash Shows Why It Needs Internet Sovereignty | World news

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian social media reported a spike in activity during the global Facebook blackout on Monday which Moscow officials said showed Russia was right to develop its own sovereign internet platforms and social media. Russia has for years sought to assert greater sovereignty over its internet segment, pressuring …

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Australian State Corruption Watchdog Says Investigating NSW Premier | World news

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The New South Wales corruption watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether State Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian was involved in conduct that “constituted or involved a breach of public trust “. The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) said in a statement posted on …

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White House says 400,000 people have so far received drugstore reminders

A person receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx neighborhood of New York, New York, United States on August 18, 2021. REUTERS / David ‘Dee’ Delgado WASHINGTON, Sept.28 (Reuters) – At least 400,000 people in the United States received booster …

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Switzerland will vote on the authorization of same-sex marriage in a referendum | World news

ZURICH (Reuters) – Voters in Switzerland, one of the last western European countries to ban same-sex marriage again, will decide in a referendum on Sunday to allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. The federal government and parliament have already approved the amended law, but opponents led by the …

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Protesters in eastern Sudan shut down oil import pipeline – Ministry | World news

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Protesters in eastern Sudan have shut down an oil pipeline that carries imported crude oil to the capital Khartoum, but there are enough reserves for the country’s needs for up to ten days, the government said on Saturday. Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. The Khartoum oil refinery, …

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Danish Prime Minister defends Biden in French submarine dispute | World news

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The Danish Prime Minister said on Wednesday she did not believe that a new security pact between Australia, Britain and the United States excluding France and costing Paris a defense project or a reason for a transatlantic dispute. Mette Frederiksen said US President Joe Biden was a …

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Former Egyptian Military Leader Tantawi, Key Player in Mubarak Overthrow, Dies Aged 85 | World news

CAIRO (Reuters) – Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the military council who temporarily ruled Egypt after the 2011 uprising, has died at the age of 85, the Egyptian presidency announced on Tuesday. Tantawi – a decorated veteran of the wars against Israel in 1956, 1967 and 1973 – …

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Ukraine holds military exercises with US forces and NATO allies | World news

YAVORIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine began joint military exercises with U.S. troops and other NATO troops on Monday, as neighboring Russia and Belarus staged large-scale exercises that raised alarm the West. Ukraine, at war with Russian-backed separatists since 2014, has long sought closer integration with Western armies in the hope …

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UN mission in Afghanistan prolonged, Afghan envoy asks to keep his seat | World news

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended a United Nations political mission in Afghanistan for six months to allow Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to determine what changes may be needed after the country’s takeover by the Taliban. The annual mandate of the mission, known as MANUA, …

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Exclusive-HRW: Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees | World news

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, an international rights watchdog said Thursday. The Human Rights Watch report details attacks around two camps in Tigray, where local forces have clashed with the Ethiopian government and their Eritrean allies …

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Tunisian President Saied Announces He Will Amend the Constitution | World news

By Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian President Kais Saied on Saturday said he was preparing to change the country’s constitution, but said he would only do so using existing constitutional means, seven weeks after taking power by measures that his enemies have qualified as a coup …

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Factbox-Norway three candidates for the post of Prime Minister | World news

OSLO (Reuters) – Nine political parties are expected to win seats in the Norwegian parliamentary elections on September 12 and 13, but only three leaders are running for prime minister. Here are brief profiles of those vying for the top position: Jonas Gahr Stoere (Labor) – The undisputed leader, Stoere, …

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China Warns of Political Tensions for US Climate Cooperation | World news

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has warned the United States that political tensions between Beijing and Washington could undermine the efforts of the two main global sources of greenhouse gases to cooperate in the fight against climate change. The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister told US …

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Rock band Aerosmith and Universal Music Group sign alliance deal

PARIS, August 23 (Reuters) – Hard rock band Aerosmith and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced that they have signed a strategic and global alliance agreement, through which the entire catalog of recorded music from Aerosmith is transferred to UMG before the 50th anniversary of the group and the IPO …

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Kamala Harris visits Singapore to deepen ties and counter Chinese influence | World news

By Nandita Bose and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Singapore leaders on Monday on the first working day of a trip to Southeast Asia to strengthen ties as part of Washington’s efforts to counter the growing influence from China. Harris will meet …

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Tanzania suspends newspaper over article about president it calls bogus | World news

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The Tanzanian government on Wednesday suspended a local newspaper for broadcasting what it called a false story saying that President Samia Suluhu Hassan would not run for the post in 2025, the first suspension of a newspaper under the mandate of Hassan. The suspended newspaper, Uhuru, is …

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Explain-The Five Futures of the UN Climate Report – Explained | World news

(Reuters) – The UN climate panel report https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1 released Monday on the physical science of climate change uses five possible scenarios for the future. Scenarios are the result of complex calculations that depend on how quickly humans reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the calculations also aim to capture socio-economic changes …

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UN envoy to Myanmar says personal security has been strengthened in the face of threat | World news

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, denounced by his country’s military leaders, said on Wednesday that an apparent threat had been made against him and that US authorities had stepped up his security. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun represents the elected civilian government of Myanmar, which was …

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Tokyo Olympics: What You Need To Know Right Now | World news

(Reuters) – The hometown team took first victory at the Tokyo Olympics https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-softball-2020-games-begin-japan-australia-take -field-2021-07 -21 as the pandemic-delayed Games kicked off with an 8-1 win for Japan over Australia in softball. Here’s what you need to know about the Games right now: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated the host …

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youth killed during protests against Iran’s water crisis | World news

DUBAI (Reuters) – A young man was shot dead on a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran, a local official said on Saturday, accusing armed protesters of being in the origin of the shooting, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran faces its worst drought in …

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California to compensate people forcibly sterilized under eugenics

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at the opening of the first federally and state-run community vaccination site during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Los Angeles, California, USA, February 16, 2021. REUTERS / Mike Blake / File photo July 13 (Reuters) – California has agreed to pay reparations to those …

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Commerce Secretary Raimondo pushes to lift tough US travel restrictions | World news

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Monday said she was pushing for the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions that bar much of the world from traveling to the United States, but that US health officials remain concerned about new epidemics. Dozens of U.S. business groups, lawmakers and …

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man charged with incident involving UK chief medical adviser | World news

LONDON (Reuters) – A man has been charged with a social media incident in which the UK government’s top medical adviser Chris Whitty was manhandled as he walked through a London park, police said on Friday . Chris Whitty, who became one of Britain’s most prominent officials during the coronavirus …

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Released US Editor Says Tortured in Myanmar | World news

(Reuters) – Burmese security forces hit, slapped and beat an American journalist and kept him blindfolded for more than a week of interrogation, he said after being deported to the States- United after more than three months of detention. Nathan Maung, 44, editor-in-chief of the online news platform Kamayut Media, …

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IAEA wants “immediate response” from Iran on extension of surveillance agreement | World news

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has not responded to the UN atomic watchdog over extending its monitoring agreement which expired overnight, the agency said on Friday, calling for a response ” immediate “on the issue that threatens to derail broader talks on the Iran nuclear deal. The deal continues to collect …

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In-person walks, music and reflection as Americans celebrate Juneteenth

ATLANTA / CHICAGO, June 19 (Reuters) – On Saturday, the United States marks June 17 for the first time as a federal holiday commemorating the end of legal slavery of black Americans. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday signed a bill making Juneteenth the eleventh federally …

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British Conservative lawmaker accused of sexual assault | World news

LONDON (Reuters) – A lawmaker in Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has been charged with sexual assault, prosecutors said on Friday, an allegation he denied. Imran Ahmad Khan, who represents the constituency of Wakefield in the north of England, is charged with a sexual assault offense, linked to …

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El Salvador requests World Bank help with bitcoin implementation

SAN SALVADOR, June 16 (Reuters) – El Salvador has asked the World Bank for help in implementing its decision to use bitcoin as legal tender parallel to the U.S. dollar, Finance Minister Alejandro Zelaya said on Wednesday. Zelaya said the Central American country has appealed to the World Bank for …

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Cambodia begins evicting houseboats amid protests | World news

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Saturday began overseeing the dismantling of “floating house” communities on the banks of the Tonle Sap River, despite objections from longtime residents who say they have nowhere to go. For generations, Phnom Penh’s wooden floating barges have been both the livelihood …

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US expresses “deep concern” over anti-corruption backlash in Guatemala | World news

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday expressed “deep concern” to his Guatemalan counterpart over efforts to abolish a prominent anti-corruption unit within the attorney general’s office, said an American spokesperson. The call between Blinken and Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo took place ahead of a …

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Leading Cuban dissident discharged from hospital after 4 weeks | World news

HAVANA (Reuters) – Leading Cuban dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara was released from hospital on Monday, four weeks after authorities ended his hunger and thirst strike and admitted “the artist”. Havana’s General Calixto Garcia Hospital said his treatment had enabled the 33-year-old artist to fully recover from his diagnosis of …

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Taiwan adds more domestic COVID cases, but sees trend leveling off

Taiwan reported another rise in national COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but the health minister said the trend had remained stable with new infections concentrated in the northern part of the island in and around Taipei. After months of keeping the pandemic under control, Taiwan faces an increase in domestic infections, …

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EU advises against second injection of AstraZeneca for people with blood clots

A box and vial of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen in a general medical facility, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Vienna, Austria, May 18, 2021. REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger The second COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and the University of Oxford should not be given …

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‘Vaccines are satanic’: Bolivia battles fake news in vaccination campaign

Bolivian health worker receives dose of Russian vaccine Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at del Norte hospital in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia , January 30, 2021. REUTERS / David Mercado / File photo Bolivia’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is hit by anti-vaccine misinformation that …

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Russia arrests greater than 1,700 in rallies for Navalny on starvation strike

Police gathered greater than 1,700 protesters on Wednesday as Russians in dozens of cities participated in rallies organized by allies of hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny over his failing well being in jail. His spokesperson was jailed for 10 days, and one other shut ally was arrested, the identical day …

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