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Jordanian officials arrested in ‘security’ probe amid plot rumors against King Abdullah

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Jordanian officials arrested in ‘security’ probe amid plot rumors against King Abdullah

In this photo released by the Royal Hashemite Court, Jordan’s King Abdullah II gives a speech during the inauguration of the 19th Parliament’s non-ordinary session, Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Yousef Allan/The Royal Hashemite Court via AP)  Senior members of the Jordanian state and palace were arrested Saturday over “security reasons” amid rumors that […]

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Clashes at ‘Kill the Bill’ protest see 10 officers injured and 26 people arrested

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Clashes at ‘Kill the Bill’ protest see 10 officers injured and 26 people arrested

Clashes have erupted between demonstrators and police after thousands hit London’s streets to rally against a new bill that would give sweeping powers to restrict peaceful protests. Organisers called for a ‘National Weekend of Action’ (Picture: Getty Images/PA) The scene in the capital was calm for most of the day, but scuffles broke out later […]

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Al-Shabab fighters attack two Somali National Army bases Al-Shabab says it launched a suicide attack on the Bariire base while simultaneously attacking the nearby Awdhigle base.

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Al-Shabab fighters attack two Somali National Army bases Al-Shabab says it launched a suicide attack on the Bariire base while simultaneously attacking the nearby Awdhigle base.

Al-Shabab fighters patrol a market in Mogadishu in 2009 [File: Mohamed Sheikh Nor/AP Photo] Al-Shabab says it launched a suicide attack on the Bariire base while simultaneously attacking the nearby Awdhigle base.  Al-Shabab fighters attacked two military bases belonging to the Somali National Army early on Saturday morning. The bases, located 100km (60 miles) southwest […]

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Biden lifts US sanctions on ICC officials imposed by Trump

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Biden lifts US sanctions on ICC officials imposed by Trump

A view of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, March 31, 2021. © Peter Dejon, AP President Joe Biden on Friday lifted sanctions that Donald Trump had imposed on two top officials of the International Criminal Court, undoing one of the past administration’s more aggressive moves targeting international institutions and officials. Secretary […]

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Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca jab for under-60s over blood clot fears

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Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca jab for under-60s over blood clot fears

The Netherlands has temporarily halted the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for the under-60s   –   Copyright  Matthias Schrader/AP The Netherlands has temporarily halted the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people aged under 60 as a “precaution”. In a statement on Friday afternoon, the country’s health ministry said it was acting on a new report from independent advisory body […]

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Police officer killed in US Capitol car-ramming attack

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Police officer killed in US Capitol car-ramming attack

Police and first responders near the US Capitol after a vehicle drove into police officers in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2021. © Eric Baradat, AFP A Capitol police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. and then emerged wielding a knife, […]

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No more lockdowns as Covid will be treated like flu, says Chris Whitty

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No more lockdowns as Covid will be treated like flu, says Chris Whitty

Local lockdowns are unlikely to return after national restrictions are lifted and Covid will eventually be treated similarly to the flu, Professor Chris Whitty has predicted. England’s Chief Medical Officer said a ‘wide portfolio’ of coronavirus vaccines could be available to the public in two years time – but the virus is not going anywhere […]

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41 dead, dozens injured in Taiwan train crash

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41 dead, dozens injured in Taiwan train crash

   People walk next to a train which derailed in a tunnel north of Hualien, Taiwan, April 2, 2021, (Taiwan’s National Fire Agency via Reuters)  Apassenger train smashed into a truck on its tracks and partially derailed outside a rail tunnel along Taiwan’s east coast Friday, killing 41 people and injuring dozens, local police said. […]

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US reported highest annual death toll in 2020 due to COVID

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US reported highest annual death toll in 2020 due to COVID

Bodies being buried on New York’s Hart Island amid the COVID19 outbreak in New York City, U.S., April 9, 2020. (Reuters Photo)  The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the total number of deaths in the U.S. last year beyond 3.3 million, the nation’s highest annual death toll, the government reported Wednesday. The coronavirus caused approximately 375,000 deaths, […]

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China:Attacks on WHO report dismissed

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China:Attacks on WHO report dismissed

Liang Wannian, team leader of the Chinese side of the WHO-China joint expert team, takes questions on the joint report on coronavirus origins at Wednesday’s press conference. Photo: VCG After a joint WHO-China report on tracing the origins of COVID-19 dismissed the possibility of the virus being leaked from a lab – a conspiracy that […]

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