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Government, rebels formally sign peace agreement in Nepal New! 2021-03-05 07:03:28KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal’s government and a communist rebel group formally signed a peace agreement Friday that it is hoped will end violen

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may New! 2021-03-05 06:18:51TOKYO (AP) - Myanmar's security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists - and anyone else

YouTube removes Myanmar army channels; U.N. to meet New! 2021-03-05 05:02:05YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — YouTube removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its guidelines, it announced Friday, as demon

Israeli minister says has list of Iran-backed targets New! 2021-03-05 04:59:20TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israel’s defense minister says his country has drawn up plans to strike Iranian targets if Tehran shows signs of nuclear

The Latest: Pope meets Iraqi leaders in Baghdad's New! 2021-03-05 03:36:41BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq to deliver a message of hope to the country's dwindling Christian community follow

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Georgia GOP leaders who stood up to Trump 2021-03-05 00:18:28ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won wide praise last fall for firmly rejecting then-President Donald

US: Russia blocks Syria chemical weapons use accountability 2021-03-04 21:57:43UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States accused Syrian President Bashar Assad and his close ally Russia on Thursday of trying to block all efforts to

China uses global COVID-19 vaccine exports to one-up 2021-03-04 21:46:13The Biden administration says it is committed to strategically countering China on the global stage, but Beijing has already seized the public relatio

China sets growth target 'over 6%,' tightening Hong 2021-03-04 20:20:53BEIJING (AP) — China’s No. 2 leader set a healthy economic growth target Friday and vowed to make the nation self-reliant in technology am

Virus experts demand new probe into origins of 2021-03-04 20:19:03An international group of virus experts on Thursday called for a new "full and unrestricted" international forensic probe of the emergence of the co

Pennsylvania extends nursing-home virus response program 2021-03-04 19:08:59HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Wolf administration officials said Thursday that Pennsylvania will extend a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreak

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EU, Italy halt AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia 2021-03-04 19:54:36A shipment of over a quarter million AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union.

YouTube to lift ban on Trump channel when 2021-03-04 15:53:12Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube will lift its suspension on former U.S. president Donald Trump's channel when it determines the risk of real-world violence

U.K. police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana 2021-03-04 12:46:18British police said Thursday that they will not launch a criminal investigation into the journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princes

Capitol Police chief asks lawmakers to push for 2021-03-04 12:23:09The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police appealed to congressional leaders Thursday to use their influence to keep National Guard troops at the Cap

People waste way more food than thought, UN 2021-03-04 11:12:40A new UN report estimates 17 per cent of the food produced globally each year is wasted. That represents a big environmental toll. Canadians are

Jack Dorsey's Square buys Jay-Z's Tidal music streaming 2021-03-04 10:21:50Financial technology company Square, Inc. says it has reached an agreement to acquire a "significant majority ownership" of Tidal, the music st

New Zealand downgrades tsunami threat, says people can 2021-03-04 09:54:32New Zealand downgraded its tsunami threat level hours after several strong earthquakes, after the National Emergency Management Agency said

8 killed in latest attacks on civilians in 2021-03-04 09:18:31At least seven Afghan civilians were shot and killed by a group of gunmen overnight in the country's east and a physician died when a bomb attached t

WHO says most African countries to begin vaccination 2021-03-04 08:06:28Most African countries will kick-start their COVID-19 vaccination programs by the end of March as efforts to procure doses for the continent's 1.3 bi

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the 2021-03-04 07:46:09The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to begin debating President Joe Biden's $1.9-trillion US coronavirus aid bill, setting up what is likely

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has had a 2021-03-04 06:20:16Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq, where beleaguered Christians New! 2021-03-05 08:05:08Francis becomes the first pontiff to visit Iraq, where he hopes to shore up the fast-dwindling Christian community and promote religious harmony.

A strike against global warming or a Big New! 2021-03-05 07:30:45As the Biden administration mulls paying farmers to mitigate warming, climate economists question if the push is backed by science or pressure for Big

COVID-19's death toll in northern Italy was staggering. New! 2021-03-05 05:00:09Air quality has been terrible for decades in Bergamo, in northern Italy, which last year suffered many COVID-19 deaths. Researchers see a connection.

Senate Democrats' COVID bill ends weekly $400 unemployment 2021-03-04 14:34:45The Senate began debating its version of the $1.9-trillion economic aid bill Thursday, kicking off a multiday process.

'We will not run!': Teenager's death inspires Myanmar 2021-03-04 07:07:53Kyal Sin wore a T-shirt that said 'Everything will be OK' when she was shot by Myanmar security forces on the deadliest day since the military coup.

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Litman: The high court makes it clear that 2021-03-04 06:00:39The Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Arizona's voter restrictions. If Congress doesn't act, more Republican states will push disenfranchisement

House passes landmark election bill as parties war 2021-03-03 23:13:43The Republican and Democratic parties' battle over voting rights and restrictions threatens to dominate and embitter the country's politics.

Europe fears creating COVID-19 vaccine 'passports' could lead 2021-03-03 18:06:02'Two-tier society?' Europe conflicted over 'passports' for people vaccinated for COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times files suit to unseal search 2021-03-03 16:55:36The Times files suit to obtain documents related to a warrant used to obtain Sen. Richard Burr's phone in FBI investigation of his stock trades.

Buckingham Palace to investigate bullying allegations against Meghan 2021-03-03 12:20:07Meghan Markle and Prince Harry denied 'this latest attack on her character' in a statement ahead of their Oprah Winfrey interview airing Sunday.

COVID-19 helped slash 2020's carbon dioxide emissions. How 2021-03-03 11:00:17The COVID-19 pandemic cut global greenhouse gas emissions, but the benefits won't last unless dramatic reductions continue for years

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Glimpse of normalcy: Hundreds of vaccinated Israelis attend New! 2021-03-05 16:48:04Hundreds of people vaccinated against Covid-19 packed a Tel Aviv football stadium Friday for the first of four concerts organised by the municipality,

Signaling ‘fresh start’, EU and US suspend tariffs New! 2021-03-05 16:25:46A first phone call Friday clinched the first trade breakthrough to start rebuilding trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and the Europea

Iraq's Christians say they are victims of expropriation, New! 2021-03-05 13:20:42Christians in Iraq say they are the victims of expropriation and intimidation by armed criminals. They are supported by humanitarian organisations, bu

Papal visit 'a moment of hope' for Iraq's New! 2021-03-05 13:18:01Despite a global pandemic and civil unrest, Pope Francis launched a three-day trip to Iraq Friday, the first pope ever to visit the dwindling Christia

Accusations, ‘plots’ and violence: Political crisis in Senegal New! 2021-03-05 12:41:47Fierce clashes between protesters and police continued for a second consecutive day in Senegal on Thursday, with at least one person killed in the vio

France selects first oaks to be used in New! 2021-03-05 12:02:58The first oak trees to be used in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris were selected on Friday from a forest west of the capital.

Courage under fire: The women activists who risk New! 2021-03-05 11:25:03It may be 2021 but many female activists across the globe are still risking their lives as they take a stand. In a special edition to mark Internation

France, EU back Italy's decision to block Covid-19 New! 2021-03-05 11:19:07Europe’s vaccine solidarity got a boost on Friday after France said it could emulate Italy’s move to block coronavirus vaccine exports out

India's school of hope: Girls on the road New! 2021-03-05 09:40:26It’s tough being a girl in India. But in a highly patriarchal society, the "Pardada Pardadi" school offers many girls the hope of emancip

French rugby chief appears before ministers in Six New! 2021-03-05 06:20:21An internal investigation into the outbreak of Covid-19 within the France Six Nations squad has concluded that the health protocol was "well develope

UK aims to 'offer Covid-19 vaccine to all New! 2021-03-05 03:48:14In an interview with FRANCE 24, UK Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said the country hopes to offer inoculations to all adults by the end of July.

‘May the weapons be silenced’: Pope Francis urges 2021-03-05 01:29:37Pope Francis called for an end to extremism and violence in his opening address Friday on the first-ever papal visit to Iraq, long scarred by war and

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Obama said Buttigieg can’t become president because he's New! 2021-03-05 18:00:40 Former President Barack Obama sized up the top Democrat 2020 presidential contenders and concluded that Pete Buttigieg couldn't win because of his s

Pelosi-appointed general recommends establishing permanent QUICK-REACTION TROOPS in New! 2021-03-05 17:33:16 The retired Army general appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead a security study after the January 6 Capitol riot has called for setting up

Trump accuses Biden of creating ‘spiraling tsunami’ at New! 2021-03-05 17:06:46 Donald Trump has released a statement accusing President Joe Biden of letting the situation at the US/Mexico border get “totally out of control

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing after one New! 2021-03-05 16:53:20 A Boeing 737 MAX headed to New Jersey was forced to make an emergency touch-down after its captain cut one of its engines due to a suspected malfunct

'I don't know what prime minister meant': Israel's New! 2021-03-05 16:07:31 Israeli coronavirus response chief, Nachman Ash, doesn't share PM Benjamin Netanyahu's optimism regarding the Covid situation in the country, warni

Democratic congressman Swalwell sues Trump for EMOTIONAL DAMAGE New! 2021-03-05 16:06:00 Rep. Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump and his allies over “emotional distress” sustained at the Capitol Hill riot. The suit also claim

Democrats crush Bernie Sanders’ push for $15 minimum New! 2021-03-05 15:56:10 Senator Sanders (I-Vermont) has failed to insert a minimum wage hike into a mammoth $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The attempt was a long sho

20 killed in Somali capital after suicide car New! 2021-03-05 15:48:24 At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu. The incident occured on the same day Somali Islami

Americans more upbeat about end of Covid-19 than New! 2021-03-05 15:24:39 A record 60 percent of Americans believe the coronavirus situation is improving, a recent poll found, with people more confident than ever that they

Arrests over clashes in Lyon as locals blame New! 2021-03-05 14:53:56 Twelve people have been arrested after violence broke out in Lyon, France, where protesters burned cars and launched fireworks in response to the all

European Union says member states are allowed to New! 2021-03-05 14:10:53 EU countries have the right to acquire vaccines independently if jabs aren’t part of the bloc’s centralized procurement strategy, a Europ

MSNBC's Joy Reid sparks outrage by claiming conservatives New! 2021-03-05 13:58:37 Joy Reid has triggered everyone from Ben Shapiro to Glenn Greenwald by implying Republicans are racists wishing they could “openly say the n-wo

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Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital New! 2021-03-05 13:46:22The palace says the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew's

Government, rebels formally sign peace agreement in Nepal New! 2021-03-05 12:46:42

No proof of life yet of Dubai princess: New! 2021-03-05 12:05:41The United Nations said on Friday it was yet to see evidence from the United Arab Emirates government that Dubai's Sheikha Latifa was still alive. Th

Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite New! 2021-03-05 11:49:12Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of w

Coup-hit Myanmar sees temporary nationwide electricity outage New! 2021-03-05 11:40:53Electricity supply was briefly cut across many areas of Myanmar on Friday because of a "system breakdown", according to multiple government agencies

China to push for building 'Polar Silk Road' New! 2021-03-05 11:02:05

Coup-hit Myanmar sees nationwide electricity outage New! 2021-03-05 10:23:37

Pak govt not planning to buy Covid-19 vaccines New! 2021-03-05 09:17:55National Health Service (NHS) Secretary Amir Ashraf Khawaja while briefing the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday said that the Pakistan government

China hikes defence budget to $209 billion, 6.8% New! 2021-03-05 04:31:09China on Friday hiked its defence budget for the first time to more than $200 billion, over three times higher than that of India, maintaining a singl

China's citizen journalist Zhan protests silently in jail New! 2021-03-05 04:15:49 Zhang Zhan's footage of bedridden patients lining a hospital corridor in Wuhan gave a rare, unvarnished glimpse from China's coronavirus ground zer

9 great apes become first non-human primates vaccinated New! 2021-03-05 03:53:54Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo - four orangutans and five bonobos - made veterinary history in recent weeks as the world's first non-human prim

China says will deter Taiwan independence but seek New! 2021-03-05 03:12:14China will resolutely deter any separatist activity seeking Taiwan's independence but is committed to promoting the peaceful growth of relations acro

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Calgary boy joins global movement to spread awareness New! 2021-03-05 17:05:50Tristan Tocila was born with primary lymphedema, a disorder that causes swelling in the left side of his body and his right foot.

‘Hovering ship’ photographed off U.K. coast in rare New! 2021-03-05 15:06:31A pedestrian in Cornwall was stunned to see a Norwegian tanker seemingly floating above the water in the distance.

Canadian soldier found dead at Kabul embassy in New! 2021-03-05 14:25:30A statement says the cause of death is under investigation and is being assessed as ``non-operational.''

‘Now is not the time’: WHO cautions against New! 2021-03-05 13:37:30On a global level, COVID-19 case numbers reversed a six-week downwards trend last week despite the delivery of millions of doses of vaccines in recent

Stowaway cat attacks pilot on passenger flight, forcing New! 2021-03-05 13:18:20The cat reportedly surprised the flight crew during a trip from Sudan to Qatar.

Detroit turned down Johnson & Johnson vaccine in New! 2021-03-05 13:14:37``Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer are the best,'' Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said.

Anti-coup rallies continue in Myanmar as UN urges New! 2021-03-05 12:11:04The Feb. 1 military coup ousted the government of Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy Party won 82 per cent of the vote in Novemb

Trump appointee charged with assault in U.S. Capitol New! 2021-03-05 11:35:49It's the first known case to be brought against a Trump appointee in the Jan. 6 insurrection, which led to Trump's historic second impeachment.

Prince Philip transferred to private hospital following heart New! 2021-03-05 11:08:21He was moved to King Edward VII's hospital on Friday and is ``expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days,'' the p

Oxford study finds AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Brazil New! 2021-03-05 10:49:57The data indicates that the vaccine will not need to be modified in order to protect against the variant.

U.S. CDC’s zombie apocalypse tips rise again for 2021-03-04 14:07:13The CDC's zombie preparedness guide is capturing renewed attention due to a prophecy attributed to Nostradamus.

Police ask National Guard to stay at U.S. 2021-03-04 13:57:17The more than 5,000 Guard members currently in Washington, D.C., are all slated to go home on March 12, ending the mission.

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