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  • US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

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    US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

  • Japan quells fears of Mt Fuji eruption after earthquake

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    Japan quells fears of Mt Fuji eruption after earthquake

  • EU: Omicron may become dominant in Europe in months

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    EU: Omicron may become dominant in Europe in months

  • Omicron: What we know and what we don’t

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    Omicron: What we know and what we don’t

  • With God, roses and punk, German military honours Merkel

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    With God, roses and punk, German military honours Merkel

  • Australia reports first locally transmitted Omicron case

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    Australia reports first locally transmitted Omicron case

  • Pope on Cyprus visit urges European unity amid migrant influx

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    Pope on Cyprus visit urges European unity amid migrant influx

  • Despite Omicron surge, S.Africa so far sees mild symptoms

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    Despite Omicron surge, S.Africa so far sees mild symptoms

  • France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK

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    France rejects joint Channel border patrols with UK

  • Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

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    Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

  • ‘Lady of the house’ Maxwell controlled Epstein mansion, says ex-employee

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    ‘Lady of the house’ Maxwell controlled Epstein mansion, says ex-employee

  • Nasa awards US$415m to fund three commercial space stations

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    Nasa awards US$415m to fund three commercial space stations

  • S. African research shows reinfections three times more likely with Omicron:

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    S. African research shows reinfections three times more likely with Omicron:

  • Five cases of Omicron variant confirmed in New York state, says governor

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    Five cases of Omicron variant confirmed in New York state, says governor

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  • WHO: World creating 'toxic' recipe for new variants

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    WHO: World creating 'toxic' recipe for new variants

  • Where does pandemic go from here?

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    Where does pandemic go from here?

  • Indonesia tightens travel curbs

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    Indonesia tightens travel curbs

  • China speeds up research into Covid shots targeting Omicron

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    China speeds up research into Covid shots targeting Omicron

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  • Kamala Harris spokeswoman quits as VP hits bumpy patch

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    Kamala Harris spokeswoman quits as VP hits bumpy patch

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 — The White House confirmed Thursday that Kamala Harris’s chief spokeswoman will be leaving the job at the end of the year, at a time when the vice president...

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    Western Canada sees record-high winter temperature

    MONTREAL, Dec 3 — A region in western Canada has notched up a record-high winter temperature, just months after the country sweltered under a historic global heat dome in the...

  • Germany cracks down on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

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    Germany cracks down on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

    BERLIN, Dec 3 — Germany on Thursday unveiled strict curbs on public life for the unvaccinated as alarm fanned worldwide over the Omicron variant, and Joe Biden announced...

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    Son of Panama ex-president pleads guilty in US graft case

    NEW YORK, Dec 3 — Luis Enrique Martinelli, the son of Panama’s former president, pleaded guilty to money laundering Thursday in New York as part of a massive corruption scheme...

  • Lavrov tells Blinken Russia needs ‘security guarantees’ on borders

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    Lavrov tells Blinken Russia needs ‘security guarantees’ on borders

    MOSCOW, Dec 2 — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken today that Moscow needed “long-term security guarantees” that would halt...

  • Canada head of state says computers breached

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    Canada head of state says computers breached

    OTTAWA, Dec 2 — The office of Canadian Governor General Mary Simon said Thursday its computers were breached and a cyber crimes investigation has been launched. In a statement,...

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    Philippine suspect arrested for 2011 murder of Italian priest

    MANILA, Dec 2 — Philippine police said today they have arrested a suspect in the 2011 murder of an Italian Catholic missionary priest who worked with marginalised tribal people...

  • Scholz’s election as German chancellor planned for Dec 8, confirms parliament

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    Scholz’s election as German chancellor planned for Dec 8, confirms parliament

    BERLIN, Dec 3 — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is expected to be officially elected German chancellor on December 8, replacing Angela Merkel, parliament said in a planning...

  • Iceland’s first Omicron case reported in man who had not travelled

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    Iceland’s first Omicron case reported in man who had not travelled

    COPENHAGEN, Dec 2 — Iceland’s health authorities have confirmed the country’s first known case of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, newspaper Morgunbladid reported today....

  • China accelerating research into Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, report state media

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    China accelerating research into Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, report state media

    BEIJING, Dec 2 — China is accelerating research and development of Covid-19 vaccines targeting the Omicron variant, a health official said on Thursday, amid concerns among...

  • New Delhi shuts schools, colleges again due to air pollution

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    New Delhi shuts schools, colleges again due to air pollution

    NEW DELHI, Dec 2 — India’s capital New Delhi has ordered the closure of schools and colleges until further notice from Friday after the Supreme Court criticised the city...

  • India announces first two cases of Omicron variant

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    India announces first two cases of Omicron variant

    NEW DELHI, Dec 2 — India announced its first two cases of the highly infectious Omicron Covid variant today, months after a devastating wave of the virus killed more than...

  • Israel calls on world powers to stop Iran nuclear talks immediately

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    Israel calls on world powers to stop Iran nuclear talks immediately

    JERUSALEM, Dec 2 — Israel on Thursday urged world powers to halt nuclear talks with Iran immediately, citing a UN watchdog’s announcement that Tehran has started producing...

  • Germany to impose restrictions on unvaccinated to break Covid surge

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    Germany to impose restrictions on unvaccinated to break Covid surge

    BERLIN, Dec 2 — Germany is expected to impose restrictions on the unvaccinated today as it seeks to break a dramatic surge in daily coronavirus infections exacerbated by the...

  • Portuguese health chief sees daily Covid-19 cases doubling at Christmas

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    Portuguese health chief sees daily Covid-19 cases doubling at Christmas

    LISBON, Dec 2 —The wave of coronavirus infections in Portugal is expected to worsen and new daily cases could double to around 9,000 during the Christmas period, the health...

  • Philippines activists push new petition seeking Marcos election ban

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    Philippines activists push new petition seeking Marcos election ban

    MANILA, Dec 2 — Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the early frontrunner for the Philippines presidency, was hit by another formal complaint today, as longtime opponents of his powerful...

  • Hong Kong to launch mobile ‘health code’ app ahead of China border opening

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    Hong Kong to launch mobile ‘health code’ app ahead of China border opening

    HONG KONG, Dec 2 — Hong Kong authorities will launch a new “health code” mobile phone application next week that travellers to mainland China would be required to use as the...

  • Blinken says US has deep concerns about Russian posture over Ukraine

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    Blinken says US has deep concerns about Russian posture over Ukraine

    STOCKHOLM, Dec 2 — The United States is worried over Russia’s posture towards Ukraine and will support the country together with Nato allies, US Secretary of State Antony...

  • Cambodia’s Hun Sen backs son to take over leadership

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    Cambodia’s Hun Sen backs son to take over leadership

    PHNOM PENH, Dec 2 — Cambodia’s strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has led the country for more than three decades, on Thursday backed his eldest son to take over the top...