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U.S. is 'gravely concerned' by reports of abuses New! 2021-02-28 07:48:38JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The U.S. is “gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation” in Ethiopia's Tigray r

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico president, to propose New! 2021-02-28 06:48:05MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday he will propose a "Bracero" style immigrant labor prog

Rooster kills man during cockfight in India New! 2021-02-28 06:33:04HYDERABAD, India — A man was killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, police said, bringi

'Not a good idea:' Experts concerned about pope 2021-02-28 02:55:08VATICAN CITY (AP) - Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavir

Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast 2021-02-28 02:29:13DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman came to Dubai's port for repa

Fatalities reported as Myanmar police intensify use of 2021-02-27 22:39:14YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Security forces in Myanmar made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday as they intensified their efforts to br

Pence, world leaders call for unity at international 2021-02-27 21:41:57Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday joined other world leaders in calling on nations to forge new friendships and break down historic barrier

Internet disruption reported in southeast Iran amid unrest 2021-02-27 08:23:19DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran’s impoverished southeast has been experiencing wide disruptions of internet services, experts said, as u

Pakistan expert: Religiosity aiding spike in militancy 2021-02-27 03:45:49ISLAMABAD (AP) - Militant attacks are on the rise in Pakistan amid a growing religiosity that has brought greater intolerance, prompting one expert to

Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure 2021-02-27 01:49:41YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and

Processing of asylum seekers expands at US-Mexico border 2021-02-26 22:15:15MEXICO CITY (AP) - The processing of asylum seekers waiting to enter the United States expanded to a third border crossing Friday, even as nongovernme

Saudis angrily reject critical U.S. report on Khashoggi 2021-02-26 17:59:14Saudi Arabia is bluntly rejecting a declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday by the Biden administration implicating Crown Prince Mohamme

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Capitol police failed to properly lock down Congress 2021-02-24 16:36:01Police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for

Biden, Trudeau agree to 'safeguard' caribou calving grounds 2021-02-24 14:53:37U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to work with Canada to protect the North's Porcupine caribou herd — marking another shift away from the pol

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the 2021-02-24 10:30:55The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is 94 per cent effective at preventing COVID

Single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 2021-02-24 09:43:31Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said in documents pu

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to 2021-02-24 09:01:50The Australian state of Queensland became the strong favourite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder on W

Tiger Woods survived near-fatal crash, but his career 2021-02-24 08:55:12The bad news is that the career of the world's greatest golfer — at least on the game's biggest stages — is probably over.

Space fans crack secret message on NASA's Mars 2021-02-24 07:18:05The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive 2021-02-24 05:01:01The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the

Canadian legal luminaries sign letter accusing Iranian courts 2021-02-24 04:00:00The rulings of a court in a rural corner of northeastern Iran have brought together a Who's Who of Canada's legal profession to denounce the mistrea

Online booking complicates COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Washington 2021-02-23 22:21:00People 65 or older are now allowed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state, but many are hindered by the online booking system which some compla

Rochester, N.Y., police officers involved in death of 2021-02-23 17:35:11Rochester, N.Y., police officers seen on body camera video last March holding down a naked and handcuffed Black man named Daniel Prude until

Security officials blame bad intelligence, contradict each other 2021-02-23 15:50:29Faulty intelligence was to blame for the Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certifi

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McManus: The dumbest thing Ted Cruz said last New! 2021-02-28 06:00:49In criticizing Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra for not being a doctor, Cruz betrayed his ignorance about the kind of Cabinet we need.

Where are Mexico's disappeared? Many have been in New! 2021-02-28 06:00:40Some 80,000 Mexicans have disappeared in the last 15 years. Many are now thought to be in government custody — among the thousands of corpses th

Op-Ed: The U.S.-Taliban peace deal only whetted the New! 2021-02-28 06:00:23The United States elevated the Taliban's status by negotiating a 2020 deal without Kabul's participation.

Scientists get serious about mixing and matching COVID-19 2021-02-27 09:00:44Mixing and matching doses of different COVID-19 vaccines was an idea that scientists dismissed out of hand. Now they're taking it seriously.

Biden stresses unity as he tours storm-ravaged Texas 2021-02-26 20:28:38The Bidens spent the afternoon meeting state and local leaders and touring storm damage.

How a Guatemalan asylum seeker who may lose 2021-02-26 20:20:58A hospital said an immigrant's hands may be amputated after he was found in the winter storm. Border Patrol told him he'd be sent back home but he i

U.S. airstrike against Iranian-backed militants in Syria was 2021-02-26 19:00:56U.S. airstrike targeting Iranian-backed militants in Syria was meant as a message from President Biden. What message Tehran took away is unclear.

President Nayib Bukele seeks control of Salvadoran congress, 2021-02-26 19:00:55President Nayib Bukele's party leads polls in El Salvador's elections Sunday. A win could place more power in his hands amid a shaky democracy.

FDA advisors endorse Janssen's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine 2021-02-26 17:16:41U.S. health advisors have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight

Israel turns to carrots, and maybe some sticks, 2021-02-26 11:58:38Israel boasts the world's fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with half the population inoculated. Reaching the other half presents challenges.

House passes Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill 2021-02-26 09:34:58The House has passed a $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package, but a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the version that lands on Biden's desk.

The battle over voting restrictions is being waged 2021-02-26 08:00:04After ex-President Trump's baseless claims of voting fraud, Republican lawmakers across the U.S. push to change election rules. Arizona leads the way

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El Salvador's Bukele poised for broad victory in New! 2021-02-28 08:50:58Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday to vote in legislative and municipal elections that could give a broad victory to President Nayib Bu

Germany tightens Covid controls at French border over New! 2021-02-28 08:44:43Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions due to the high rate of vari

‘A nation of prosecutors’: Why the French are New! 2021-02-28 07:27:25The French, France's President Emmanuel Macron recently lamented, have become “a nation of 66 million prosecutors”. He may have a po

Thousands of Argentinians take to streets to protest New! 2021-02-28 03:46:30Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday to protest the “VIP vaccinations” scandal that forced the health m

Hong Kong detains dozens of pro-democracy activists for 2021-02-28 02:51:02Forty-seven Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion, in the largest single crackdown on the demo

New deaths mark bloodiest day yet in Myanmar’s 2021-02-28 01:25:29Myanmar security forces killed at least 11 people on Sunday in the bloodiest day of protests against the country's new military regime since it

US approves Johnson & Johnson's single-shot Covid-19 vaccine 2021-02-28 00:59:22The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that wor

Western Sahara pro-independence rebels blame UN for ‘political 2021-02-27 15:56:28Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said Saturday the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the dispu

Hundreds march in Bangladesh to protest death of 2021-02-27 14:53:50Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday shrugged off criticism of her government's rights record as hundreds marched in a second day of p

Thousands rally in Tunisia to support moderate Islamist 2021-02-27 12:44:49Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration of support for the government amid a tug-of-war wi

American air strikes in Syria: Joe Biden's firm 2021-02-27 11:23:36While Joe Biden has signalled his willingness to return to the Iranian nuclear deal, his first military operation as president on Thursday targeted pr

Armenia’s president rebuffs PM Pashinyan’s order to sack 2021-02-27 11:04:35Armenian President Armen Sarkisian said Saturday he had refused to sign a prime ministerial order to dismiss the army's chief of staff, deepening an

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Trump puts to rest concern he will split New! 2021-02-28 17:55:13 Former President Donald Trump confirmed his commitment to help the Republican Party regain power in Washington, suggested he may run again in 2024 an

Syrian air defenses repel ‘Israeli aggression’ over Damascus, New! 2021-02-28 16:20:16 Syrian air defences have shot down most of the missiles targeting the area outside Damascus from the territory of the occupied Golan Heights, the cou

US activists condemn Boris Johnson’s voter ID plan, New! 2021-02-28 15:57:24 As Boris Johnson prepares to introduce voter ID laws in the UK, US activist groups such as the ACLU have spoken out against the proposal, comparing i

‘Khabib’s a big inspiration’: Aljamain Sterling says he New! 2021-02-28 14:03:04 UFC title challenger Aljamain Sterling says that he will look to implement his own version of Khabib Nurmagomedov's suffocating grappling style when

Bad timing: Iran rejects EU & US offer New! 2021-02-28 14:02:59 Iran won’t take part in an informal meeting with the EU and US on ways to restore the nuclear deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said, citing r

After backlash over ‘outside review’ of sexual-harassment claims, New! 2021-02-28 13:39:49 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, seeking to allay concerns that an investigation of sexual-harassment claims against him would be politically influenc

‘Stomach-turning’: Norwegian ski star airlifted to hospital after New! 2021-02-28 13:03:17 Skiing fans have admitted to having their "stomachs turned" after an horrific accident involving Kajsa Vickhoff Lie in the super-G in Val di Fassa

Quarantine hotel ‘inmates’ are told to stop smoking New! 2021-02-28 13:02:01 As many as 15 guests have been placed under additional lockdown while undergoing their mandatory stay at a quarantine hotel in the UK, after they wer

At least 18 killed on bloodiest day of New! 2021-02-28 11:32:53 Myanmar security forces have again employed live fire against those protesting the military coup in the Southeast Asian country, killing at least 18

Biden administration will NOT sanction Saudi Prince over New! 2021-02-28 11:17:50 Despite Joe Biden’s past promises to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, White House

California gov. Newsom accused of breaking own lockdown New! 2021-02-28 11:14:30 Embattled California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has been accused of once again breaching his own coronavirus restrictions after he was allegedly

‘If I’d scored more, maybe he’d still be New! 2021-02-28 11:08:26 Timo Werner has been anything but a rousing success since joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig last summer and the German forward admits his lack of goals

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Israel to vaccinate Palestinian labourers against Covid-19 New! 2021-02-28 17:29:29

Don't bully Riyadh, Saudi columnists tell Biden administration New! 2021-02-28 17:18:55

Prince William backs anti-Covid-19 vaccines in a video New! 2021-02-28 14:03:53William, the 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge, addressed the issue during a video call with London-based Indian-origin Modha family who spoke about getti

China rolls out first one-jab Covid-19 vaccine: Report New! 2021-02-28 12:27:53China's first Ad5-nCoV Covid-19 vaccine was rolled out on Friday, the state-run Global Times reported on Sunday. Phase-I clinical trials of the vacci

At least 7 dead on bloodiest day of New! 2021-02-28 10:46:54Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power and detained elected government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership on Feb.

Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges New! 2021-02-28 09:25:01

Russia launches its first Arctic monitoring satellite New! 2021-02-28 09:18:19Video published by the Russian space agency showed the Soyuz blaster launching against grey skies at 0655 GMT, carrying an Arktika-M satellite.Space a

Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast New! 2021-02-28 09:08:55

UK Covid vaccine rollout expands to over-60s New! 2021-02-28 05:28:14The UK's vaccination programme against Covid-19 enters a new phase on Sunday as the National Health Service (NHS) will begin contacting all over-60s

Global Covid-19 cases top 113 million: Johns Hopkins New! 2021-02-28 05:04:46

US authorizes J&J Covid vaccine for emergency use New! 2021-02-28 04:55:31The single-shot vaccine is highly effective in preventing severe Covid-19, including against newer variants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sa

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 New! 2021-02-28 04:47:53Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while secur

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New York Gov. Cuomo facing sexual harassment allegations from 2021-02-27 21:48:18Charlotte Bennett, a former health policy adviser for Cuomo's administration, told The New York Times that he asked her inappropriate questions about

Canada will not be pressured to release Meng 2021-02-27 21:06:57Biden on Tuesday vowed to work with Canada to secure the safe release of Spavor and Kovrig, saying "humans are not bartering chips." 

USask research says medicine needs to be more 2021-02-27 20:46:03A USask researcher is working to make medicine more inclusive so that more racialized Canadians enter the field and so more people seek out and trust

U.S. approves Johnson & Johnson 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine 2021-02-27 18:45:43The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious illness, hospitalizations and death.

Nigerian forces continue search for 300 abducted girls 2021-02-27 17:50:47The release comes just a day after the raid on a school in Zamfara state where gunmen seized 317 girls.

There’s no ‘best’ vaccine, expert says as Canada 2021-02-27 12:30:54While Canadians may not get a choice about which COVID-19 vaccine to take, all three offer protection against severe illness, according to experts.

Widespread internet outages reported in Iran as unrest 2021-02-27 10:15:25The government shut down the mobile data network across Sistan and Baluchestan for three days, where 96 per cent of the population accesses the intern

‘Trump made me do it’ defence for U.S. 2021-02-27 09:12:17Trump was acquitted of inciting the rioters during his second impeachment trial, where Democrats made some of the same arguments defence attorneys are

Trump remains dominant force at annual conservative conference 2021-02-27 08:20:22Trump on Sunday will be making his first post-presidential appearance at the conference, and aides say he will use the speech to reassert his power.

A friendship interrupted: Two women reunited 82 years 2021-02-27 07:00:07It was a reunion as unlikely as it was unforgettable — and it was 82 years in the making.

Elephant kills zookeeper with ‘tremendous’ blow from its 2021-02-26 14:53:52The zookeeper was cleaning out the elephant's stables when it struck him with a heavy blow from its trunk, officials say.

Saudi crown prince approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi: 2021-02-26 13:52:24Khashoggi, a journalist critical of the crown prince's policies, was killed and dismembered by a team of operatives linked to the crown prince.


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