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Kentucky House passes bill to allow early in-person New! 2021-02-26 17:46:47FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House on Friday wrapped up its quick work on legislation that would make early voting a permanent feature in the st

Biden calls air strikes a warning to Iran New! 2021-02-26 17:44:54President Biden said Friday he authorized air strikes against Iranian-backed militia in Syria to send a message that Tehran "can't act with impunity

White Dutch poet declines to translate Amanda Gorman's New! 2021-02-26 16:34:24THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A writer who was chosen to translate American poet Amanda Gorman's work into Dutch has handed back the assignment foll

Alabama lieutenant governor to skip Senate race in New! 2021-02-26 15:40:49MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said Friday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by longtime incumbent Rich

Top US diplomat 'visits' Mexico, Canada on virtual New! 2021-02-26 15:28:59WASHINGTON (AP) - Diplomats sat beside stacks of briefing papers, flanked by flags and emphasized their closeness. But they were geographically far ap

WFP: Security protocols, leaks a focus of Congo 2021-02-26 15:11:52ROME (AP) - A U.N. investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Congo that killed the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and driver will l

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle jets used 2021-02-26 15:01:18A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets dropped seven precision-guided munitions Thursday during airstrikes on a remote compound in e

U.S. intelligence blames Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi 2021-02-26 13:44:52De facto Saudi Arabian leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sultan gave the green light for the mission to capture or kill American-based Saudi dissident

Vaccine roll-out gaps a core concern for G-20 2021-02-26 12:55:49MILAN (AP) - The uneven distribution of vaccines between wealthier and poorer countries is a key concern of Group of 20 nations as leaders consider h

Myanmar's UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his 2021-02-26 12:25:29UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador strongly opposed the military coup in his country and appealed for the “strongest possible

US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share 2021-02-26 12:05:25NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The United States praised Tanzania on Friday for finally acknowledging the resurgence of COVID-19 after claiming for months it h

Russia, ally of Syria, fumes at U.S. airstrike 2021-02-26 11:19:26Russia, a key military ally of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, on Friday sharply condemned the U.S. airstrike targeting an Iran-allie

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Capitol police failed to properly lock down Congress 2021-02-24 16:36:01Police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for

Biden, Trudeau agree to 'safeguard' caribou calving grounds 2021-02-24 14:53:37U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to work with Canada to protect the North's Porcupine caribou herd — marking another shift away from the pol

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the 2021-02-24 10:30:55The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is 94 per cent effective at preventing COVID

Single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 2021-02-24 09:43:31Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said in documents pu

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to 2021-02-24 09:01:50The Australian state of Queensland became the strong favourite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder on W

Tiger Woods survived near-fatal crash, but his career 2021-02-24 08:55:12The bad news is that the career of the world's greatest golfer — at least on the game's biggest stages — is probably over.

Space fans crack secret message on NASA's Mars 2021-02-24 07:18:05The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive 2021-02-24 05:01:01The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the

Canadian legal luminaries sign letter accusing Iranian courts 2021-02-24 04:00:00The rulings of a court in a rural corner of northeastern Iran have brought together a Who's Who of Canada's legal profession to denounce the mistrea

Online booking complicates COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Washington 2021-02-23 22:21:00People 65 or older are now allowed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state, but many are hindered by the online booking system which some compla

Rochester, N.Y., police officers involved in death of 2021-02-23 17:35:11Rochester, N.Y., police officers seen on body camera video last March holding down a naked and handcuffed Black man named Daniel Prude until

Security officials blame bad intelligence, contradict each other 2021-02-23 15:50:29Faulty intelligence was to blame for the Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certifi

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The battle over voting restrictions is being waged 2021-02-26 08:00:04After ex-President Trump's baseless claims of voting fraud, Republican lawmakers across the U.S. push to change election rules. Arizona leads the way

'Like a lottery': Joy, despair, uncertainty in migrant 2021-02-26 06:00:16A Mexican border camp built by Trump immigration policies has yet to be dismantled by Biden.

Coronavirus spreads readily in gyms when people don't 2021-02-25 21:20:35The CDC is urging stricter precautions for gymgoers after tracing coronavirus outbreaks to fitness centers where patrons exercised without wearing mas

Harris coaxes Black communities to get vaccines, but 2021-02-25 21:09:19Supplies and access to COVID-19 vaccines are increasing, but Vice President Kamala Harris is struggling to ease safety concerns among Black Americans.

Biden to visit Texans battered by deadly winter 2021-02-25 21:03:17President Biden's visit to Texas comes as many are angry at state leaders and still recovering after losing power and water.

At conservative gathering, there's just one litmus test: 2021-02-25 18:55:54GOP officials disagree intensely over the party's future. But no sign of debate will be visible when conservatives gather this weekend for CPAC's fe

Conviction of former Syrian secret police officer brings 2021-02-25 12:37:48The conviction of Eyad Gharib, a former officer in Syria's intelligence service, has stirred debate over how best to go after alleged war criminals.

COVID-19 vaccine websites violate disability laws, create inequity 2021-02-25 08:00:23Inaccessible websites limit the ability of blind or visually impaired people to sign up for vaccines, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found.

Pfizer's vaccine trial data holds up in the 2021-02-24 19:57:21A new study from Israel strongly suggests that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works as well in the real world as it does in clinical trials.

Coronavirus infection leads to immunity that's comparable to 2021-02-24 11:00:50After 90 days, the immunity developed in response to a coronavirus infection is about as protective as a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new study.

McManus: Joe Manchin drives Democrats crazy, but they 2021-02-24 07:00:52There's a reason Democrats treat the senator from West Virginia with deference: He's their 50th vote.

Mexico's ruling party is divided as president stands 2021-02-24 05:00:12Feminist opposition to a Mexican gubernatorial candidate accused of rape has become a political liability for President Andrés Manuel Ló

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Navalny allies to commemorate anniversary of Kremlin critic New! 2021-02-26 22:15:20Members of Russia's opposition plan to commemorate the sixth anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder in central Moscow on S

US will not sanction Saudi prince despite implicating New! 2021-02-26 19:23:11The United States on Friday for the first time publicly accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving the gruesome murder of d

Hundreds of inmates escape after deadly prison break New! 2021-02-26 19:10:59More than 400 prisoners were on the run in Haiti on Friday after they escaped from jail in a violent breakout that left 25 people dead, including the

Myanmar's UN ambassador defies junta, calls for global New! 2021-02-26 18:05:27Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned plea Friday for the international community to take the "strongest possible action"

FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose Covid-19 New! 2021-02-26 17:15:33A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted to recommend authorisation of Johnson & Johnson

EU medicines regulator approves Regeneron's Covid-19 synthetic antibody 2021-02-26 15:10:26Europe's medicines regulator on Friday provisionally approved use of US biotech firm Regeneron's Covid-19 therapy, saying it prevented patients from

Saudi crown prince approved operation to 'capture or 2021-02-26 13:55:19Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in 2018, acco

Left behind? As Israel reopens, what now for 2021-02-26 12:55:25Israel is leading the world in Covid-19 vaccination rates. But as the country begins to reopen, the government faces a fresh challenge: respectin

Under pressure: France's medical students juggle studies and 2021-02-26 12:39:41The Covid-19 pandemic has upended professional and student life. In some cases, it has even prematurely forced a mixing of the two, as is the case for

Bolloré Group fined €12 million in Togo corruption 2021-02-26 11:37:10French industrial group Bollore on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but a separate plea deal w

In the West Bank hills of Hebron, two 2021-02-26 11:31:40New settlers keep arriving every day in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah

Algerian anti-government protesters hit the streets after year-long 2021-02-26 11:02:11Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Algeria's capital on Friday as the "Hirak" pro-democracy movement gathers renewed mo

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Healing bombs? CNN’s love affair with airstrikes continues, New! 2021-02-27 09:12:57 Joe Biden’s Syrian airstrikes were hailed by CNN as a masterstroke of diplomacy, delivered with “a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer.&rdq

In the pink: Floyd Mayweather feeds flamingos as New! 2021-02-27 09:11:34 Undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather has been photographed feeding flamingos as he shared a sunshine break in Aruba alongside his supposed new gi

China’s Xiaomi wants to create global manufacturing hub New! 2021-02-27 08:41:10 Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is planning to boost its presence in India by building three new facilities there. When it meets growing local demand, the

LeBron vs Zlatan: Please, spare us this clash New! 2021-02-27 08:37:08 When two men with super-sized delusions of grandeur start trading blows, everyone else has to suffer. That’s exactly what’s happening wi

Murder most fowl? Fighting cock that killed owner New! 2021-02-27 08:34:20 A rooster named Raja will appear in court in India after he killed his owner with a knife while attempting to flee an illegal cockfight. Read Full Ar

US airstrikes ‘strengthen & expand’ terrorist activities in New! 2021-02-27 07:52:18 The recent US airstrikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria has shown that Washington is seeking to “revive” terrorism in the region and su

‘Propaganda arm of the British regime?’ BBC reporter New! 2021-02-27 07:35:52 Scots are demanding the BBC’s Sarah Smith be held accountable after she claimed that former First Minister Alex Salmond said that current leade

Italian researchers create world’s 1st ‘smart tattoo’ using New! 2021-02-27 07:29:13 Scientists in the US and Italy claim to have created the world’s first temporary 'smart' tattoo using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs),

YouTuber Jake Paul eager to prove he’s ‘real New! 2021-02-27 06:49:42 Ahead of his April boxing match with ex-UFC welterweight Ben Askren, internet prankster Jake Paul has teamed up with Evander Holyfield as the iconic

Unmasking mysterious bitcoin inventor may send cryptomarket into New! 2021-02-27 06:45:37 The largest US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, which is getting ready to go public, has named bitcoin’s developer, known to the world as Sato

Gigantic iceberg 20 times the size of Manhattan New! 2021-02-27 06:09:06 A vast iceberg measuring 1270 square km, or roughly 20 times the size of Manhattan, has broken off the 150-meter thick Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Indian economy finally returns to growth, beating Covid-driven New! 2021-02-27 06:02:05 Asia’s third-largest economy, India, managed to exit recession in the last three months of 2020, consolidating its recovery from the historic e

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Myanmar police move to stamp out protests New! 2021-02-27 05:36:05Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering after Myanmar's UN envoy urged the United Nation

UNSC calls for cease-fires to speed up Covid New! 2021-02-27 04:56:07The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling on all member states to support a "sustained humanitarian pause" to local confli

Haiti prison breakout leaves 25 dead, 200 on New! 2021-02-27 04:42:11

Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran New! 2021-02-27 03:59:29President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize US airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences fo

Hundreds of girls unaccounted for after new abductions 2021-02-26 14:03:46The suspected armed bandits attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in Zamfara state, kidnapping an unknown number of students from

Coast Guard find 81 Rohingya adrift at sea 2021-02-26 13:59:08

Prince Harry raps 'Fresh Prince,' says he didn't 2021-02-26 12:56:11Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom ``The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air''

No possibility of Pakistan being blacklisted by FATF, 2021-02-26 11:08:02

Pakistan tightens security in Balochistan to protect CPEC 2021-02-26 11:01:58

18 states under scanner after UK, SA, Brazil 2021-02-26 08:25:00

As Somalia's Covid-19 cases surge, a variant is 2021-02-26 08:09:39A resurgence of Covid-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world's most fragile health systems, while officials await test results

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Elephant kills zookeeper with ‘tremendous’ blow from its 2021-02-26 14:53:52The zookeeper was cleaning out the elephant's stables when it struck him with a heavy blow from its trunk, officials say.

Saudi crown prince approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi: 2021-02-26 13:52:24Khashoggi, a journalist critical of the crown prince's policies, was killed and dismembered by a team of operatives linked to the crown prince.

Trudeau government backpedals on investigating human rights complaints 2021-02-26 11:47:02The Trudeau government has scaled back plans for a watchdog to investigate allegations of overseas human rights abuses by Canadian companies, activist

‘Golden calf’ statue of Donald Trump sparks Biblical 2021-02-26 11:36:37A golden statue of Donald Trump at CPAC has triggered comparisons to the false idol story from the Book of Exodus.

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow after 2021-02-26 10:05:15The plane landed safely and no one was injured, the report said.

Single dose of Pfizer vaccine may reduce transmission, 2021-02-26 08:00:46The study and its results have yet to be independently peer-reviewed by other scientists, but could bring the world closer to understanding how vaccin

Vaccine passports gain traction, but experts warn of 2021-02-26 07:47:27Some governments say getting vaccinated and having proper documentation will smooth the way to travel, entertainment and other social gatherings in a

Georgia prosecutor probing Trump’s post-election behaviour: ‘I’m in 2021-02-26 02:34:27Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating whether Trump and his allies attempted to influence the presidential election in Georgia

Tiger Woods moved to another L.A. hospital as 2021-02-26 00:36:27Harbour-UCLA Medical Center said Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for "continuing orthopedic care and recovery."

McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if 2021-02-25 23:49:54``There's no incumbent. Should be a wide-open race," Mitch McConnell said.

McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if 2021-02-25 23:49:54'There's no incumbent. Should be a wide-open race,' Mitch McConnell said.

U.S. COVID-19 relief bill cannot include $15 minimum 2021-02-25 23:30:08Solid Republican opposition to the wage increase means an uphill battle for Democrats to get it approved.

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