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  • Peru govt and Repsol revise estimated size of oil spill to over 10,000 barrels

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    Peru govt and Repsol revise estimated size of oil spill to over 10,000 barrels

  • US Northeast braces for powerful blizzard

    1 hour ago

    US Northeast braces for powerful blizzard

  • US airlines cancel almost 5,000 flights ahead of Nor’easter

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    US airlines cancel almost 5,000 flights ahead of Nor’easter

  • Putin tells Macron that West ignored Russia's security concerns

    9 hours ago

    Putin tells Macron that West ignored Russia's security concerns

  • Italy speeds up presidential vote but deadlock persists

    11 hours ago

    Italy speeds up presidential vote but deadlock persists

  • Prince Andrew quits golf club as he faces civil sex assault case

    11 hours ago

    Prince Andrew quits golf club as he faces civil sex assault case

  • Xiomara Castro becomes first woman president of Honduras

    12 hours ago

    Xiomara Castro becomes first woman president of Honduras

  • US, Taiwan VPs ‘spoke briefly’ at Honduras presidential inauguration

    14 hours ago

    US, Taiwan VPs ‘spoke briefly’ at Honduras presidential inauguration

  • Delhi lifts weekend curfew, reopens restaurants as India Covid cases drop

    17 hours ago

    Delhi lifts weekend curfew, reopens restaurants as India Covid cases drop

  • Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic, expands booster eligibility

    1 day ago

    Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic, expands booster eligibility

  • Gunman arrested in Japan after taking doctor hostage, shooting nurse

    19 hours ago

    Gunman arrested in Japan after taking doctor hostage, shooting nurse

  • Taiwan president expresses 'empathy' for Ukraine's situation

    19 hours ago

    Taiwan president expresses 'empathy' for Ukraine's situation

  • WHO examining allegations official abused staff, leaked vaccine data to Japan

    19 hours ago

    WHO examining allegations official abused staff, leaked vaccine data to Japan

  • False bomb threat on diverted Ryanair jet 'deliberate', says UN report

    19 hours ago

    False bomb threat on diverted Ryanair jet 'deliberate', says UN report

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  • Denmark: Omicron subvariant appears more contagious,

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    Denmark: Omicron subvariant appears more contagious,

  • Covid-19: Beijing city limits movement in more areas

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    Covid-19: Beijing city limits movement in more areas

  • Hong Kongers move to Taiwan in record numbers

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    Hong Kongers move to Taiwan in record numbers

  • EU drug regulator green lights Pfizer’s Covid-19 pill

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    EU drug regulator green lights Pfizer’s Covid-19 pill

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  • 'Whack-a-mole': Experts call Hong Kong's zero-Covid policy unsustainable

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    'Whack-a-mole': Experts call Hong Kong's zero-Covid policy unsustainable

    HONG KONG, Jan 28 ― With thousands of people locked down in tiny apartments, government quarantine centres filling up and many businesses shuttered, Hong Kong is scrambling to...

  • Jacinda Ardern’s popularity lowest since elected New Zealand PM, poll shows

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    Jacinda Ardern’s popularity lowest since elected New Zealand PM, poll shows

    WELLINGTON, Jan 28 ― Jacinda Ardern's popularity has slumped to its lowest level since she became New Zealand Prime Minister in 2017, opinion polling shows, as criticism of her...

  • A year later: The Myanmar nun who faced down a junta

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    A year later: The Myanmar nun who faced down a junta

    YANGON, Jan 28 ― Almost a year after she knelt in the dust to beg Myanmar police not to shoot anti-coup demonstrators, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng still shakes at the memory of the...

  • Search halted for survivors of capsized boat off Florida, leaving 34 lost at sea

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    Search halted for survivors of capsized boat off Florida, leaving 34 lost at sea

    MIAMI, Jan 28 ― The US Coast Guard yesterday called off a three-day search for 34 people lost at sea off Florida from a boat that capsized while engaged in what officials...

  • Finland moves up planned easing of Covid restrictions

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    Finland moves up planned easing of Covid restrictions

    HELSINKI, Jan 28 ― Finland will begin gradually easing Covid-19 restrictions from February 1 instead of mid-February as initially planned as the burden on its hospitals eases,...

  • Pentagon chief orders reforms to reduce civilian deaths

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    Pentagon chief orders reforms to reduce civilian deaths

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 ― US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered Pentagon officials yesterday to undertake reforms to reduce the number of civilian deaths from military strikes...

  • Biden urges Congress to act now on Equal Rights Amendment

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    Biden urges Congress to act now on Equal Rights Amendment

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 ― President Joe Biden yesterday called on Congress to immediately enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the US Constitution and formally protect women's...

  • US, Taiwanese vice presidents speak at rare encounter in Honduras

    23 hours ago

    US, Taiwanese vice presidents speak at rare encounter in Honduras

    TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 28 ― The US and Taiwanese vice presidents had a brief conversation yesterday at the inauguration of the new Honduran president, a rare encounter sure to...

  • Report: US health agency has 'persistent deficiencies' in its crisis response

    23 hours ago

    Report: US health agency has 'persistent deficiencies' in its crisis response

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 ― The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has “persistent deficiencies” in its ability to prepare for and respond to public health...

  • India probes illegal immigration after tragedy near Canada border

    1 day ago

    India probes illegal immigration after tragedy near Canada border

    MUMBAI, Jan 28 ― Indian police have detained six people in a crackdown on illegal immigration after four Indians were found frozen to death near the border between the United...

  • US presses China to loosen Covid rules on diplomats

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    US presses China to loosen Covid rules on diplomats

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 ― The United States said yesterday it was asking China to loosen Covid quarantine rules for diplomats after Beijing accused Washington of seeking to sabotage...

  • Brazil's top court subpoenas Bolsonaro in leaked documents case

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    Brazil's top court subpoenas Bolsonaro in leaked documents case

    BRASILIA, Jan 28 ― A Supreme Court justice yesterday subpoenaed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and ordered police to question him in an investigation into leaked documents in...

  • Honduras inaugurates first female president, Harris vows closer US ties

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    Honduras inaugurates first female president, Harris vows closer US ties

    TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 28 ― Xiomara Castro was sworn in as Honduras' first woman president yesterday, with US Vice President Kamala Harris in attendance, as her government faces tests...

  • Porn star Stormy Daniels testifies ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti 'lied to me'

    1 day ago

    Porn star Stormy Daniels testifies ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti 'lied to me'

    NEW YORK, Jan 28 ― Adult film actress Stormy Daniels told jurors at her former lawyer Michael Avenatti's criminal fraud trial yesterday that he “stole from me and lied to...

  • N.Korea confirms latest weapons tests as Kim visits 'important' munitions factory

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    N.Korea confirms latest weapons tests as Kim visits 'important' munitions factory

    SEOUL, Jan 28 ― North Korea conducted tests of an upgraded long-range cruise missile and a warhead of a tactical guided missile this week, as leader Kim Jong-un visited a...

  • US asks UN Security Council to meet on Russia, Ukraine

    1 day ago

    US asks UN Security Council to meet on Russia, Ukraine

    NEW YORK, Jan 28 ― The United States has asked that the United Nations Security Council meet publicly on Monday to discuss Russia's “threatening behaviour” against Ukraine...

  • Tennessee school board bans Holocaust-themed graphic novel 'Maus'

    22 hours ago

    Tennessee school board bans Holocaust-themed graphic novel 'Maus'

    TENNESSEE, Jan 28 ― A school board in Tennessee has voted to remove the Holocaust-themed graphic novel Maus from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum, citing profanity and...

  • US State Department cites missile and drone threats in latest travel warning for UAE

    1 day ago

    US State Department cites missile and drone threats in latest travel warning for UAE

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27 — The US State Department today updated its warning to Americans not to travel to the United Arab Emirates, citing the threat of missile or drone attacks. The...

  • German Chancellor Scholz to meet Biden at White House on Feb. 7

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    German Chancellor Scholz to meet Biden at White House on Feb. 7

    BERLIN, Jan 27 — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet US President Joe Biden on February 7 at the White House, with the two leaders expected to discuss ongoing tensions...