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Omicron now detected in 27 countries worldwide

Omicron now detected in 27 countries worldwide

The new COVID-19 variant Omicron has now been detected in at least 27 countries worldwide, and the numbers are steadily growing The new COVID-19 variant has now been detected in at least 27 countries worldwide./Photo: Stock/Canva OMICRON CIRCULATING THE GLOBE  The World Health Organization (WHO) named the Omicron variant of the coronavirus a new variant of concern. With the […]

UN chief slams travel bans over omicron as ‘unfair,’ ‘ineffective’

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UN chief slams travel bans over omicron as ‘unfair,’ ‘ineffective’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slammed travel bans on Wednesday that target specific countries and regions over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, calling them “unfair” and “ineffective.” United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a plenary session at the COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 11, 2021. (AFP Photo)  “With a virus that […]

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Sweden gets its first transgender government minister

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Sweden gets its first transgender government minister

From left, new Housing Minister Johan Danielsson, Schools Minister Lina Axelsson Kihlblom, and Social Insurance Minister Ardalan Shekarabi. Photo: Sören Andersson/TT Sweden’s new Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson named Lina Axelsson Kihlblom as her cabinet’s Schools Minister.  Axelsson Kihlblom on Tuesday became the first transgender person to become a government minister in the Nordic country, a […]

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Countries tighten restrictions as new cases of Omicron variant emerge

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Countries tighten restrictions as new cases of Omicron variant emerge

Japan on Wednesday imposed a one-month suspension on all new incoming flight bookings in a bid to prevent the fast-spreading Omicron variant from taking a hold in the country, while Germany reported that four people who have tested positive of the new strain were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Passengers wait in a line to […]

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Hypersonic missiles are fuelling fears of a new superpower arms race

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Hypersonic missiles are fuelling fears of a new superpower arms race

According to media reports from Washington, the Biden administration wants to engage China in talks on arms control and non-proliferation. The US president, Joe Biden, and Chinese leader, Xi Jinping discussed the issue during their recent virtual summit. The issue has not previously been high on the agenda in talks between the two countries, but China’s recent […]

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14 dead as military helicopter crashes during drills in Azerbaijan

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14 dead as military helicopter crashes during drills in Azerbaijan

 An Azerbaijani military helicopter crashed on Tuesday during a training flight, killing 14 crew members and injuring two more, the South Caucasus country’s state border service said. A man reacts as he stands near a house set on fire by departing ethnic Armenians, in an area that had been held under Armenian military control, in […]

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NATO ministers to discuss Russia’s Ukraine build-up amid invasion fears

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NATO ministers to discuss Russia’s Ukraine build-up amid invasion fears

NATO foreign ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss how to counter a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s border amid fears the Kremlin could be preparing to invade.The long-scheduled gathering in Latvia’s capital Riga comes at a volatile moment on NATO‘s eastern flank as allies also grapple with a migrant crisis the West says is fuelled […]

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Dame Sandra tells Barbadians to chart new future

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Dame Sandra tells Barbadians to chart new future

President Sandra Mason’s first speech as this country’s Head of State was one aimed at bringing Barbadians closer and encouraging them to move the country forward as a republic. Moments after being installed in a ceremony filled with pomp and pageantry at National Heroes Square in the capital of Bridgetown, Dame Sandra reminded Barbadians of what made […]

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Russia Says Latest Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile Test Successful

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Russia Says Latest Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile Test Successful

The Admiral Gorshkov warship launched a Tsirkon missile at a target in the Barents Sea at a range of 400 kilometers, the Defense Ministry said.mil.ru   The Admiral Gorshkov warship launched a Tsirkon missile at a target in the Barents Sea at a range of 400 kilometers, the Defense Ministry said. Russia said Monday it […]

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Omicron: ‘Race against time’ as European countries detect cases of new COVID variant 

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Omicron: ‘Race against time’ as European countries detect cases of new COVID variant 

Portugal said it had detected its first cases of the Omicron variant associated with players of the Belenenses SAD football club. Signs warn shoppers of mandatory face mask and the need to respect social distancing in Nijmegen, eastern Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Peter Dejong The country’s public health agency said preliminary tests suggested that […]

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