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Coronavirus

WHO Insists AstraZeneca Vaccine Safe As Jab Faces New Setbacks

    The World Health Organization said there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 jab after several countries suspended rollout over blood clot fears, while the hard-hit United States exceeded 100 million doses of vaccine administered to its people. The WHO, which said its vaccines advisory committee was examining the safety data coming … Continue reading WHO Insists AstraZeneca Vaccine Safe As Jab Faces New Setbacks Read Full Story

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UN Calls For Withdrawal Of Foreign Troops, Mercenaries From Libya

  The United Nations Security Council called on Friday for the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya “without further delay” in a unanimously approved declaration. It also welcomed the Libyan parliament’s approval of a new unified government on Wednesday, which is set to lead the oil-rich country to December elections after a … Continue reading UN Calls For Withdrawal Of Foreign Troops, Mercenaries From Libya Read Full Story

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US Judge Removes China’s Xiaomi From Trump-Era Blacklist

  A US judge on Friday ordered Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi temporarily removed from a government blacklist barring American investment in the company. Six days before Donald Trump left office last year, his administration cemented its trade war legacy against Beijing with a series of announcements targeting Chinese firms including Xiaomi, state oil giant CNOOC, … Continue reading US Judge Removes China’s Xiaomi From Trump-Era Blacklist Read Full Story

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Entertainment

With Grammys, Trevor Noah Pivots To Awards Show Hosting

  When Trevor Noah was tapped in 2015 to succeed Jon Stewart as the host of “The Daily Show,” he was relatively unknown outside his native South Africa. When the 37-year-old funnyman takes the stage Sunday in Los Angeles to host the Grammys, music’s biggest night, it will be as one of the biggest names … Continue reading With Grammys, Trevor Noah Pivots To Awards Show Hosting Read Full Story

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Entertainment

Netflix May Be Moving To Stop Users Sharing Passwords

    Streaming television colossus Netflix on Friday was dabbling with more strictly enforcing its rule against sharing passwords with people living elsewhere, according to US media reports. Some Netflix users who were apparently tapping into other people’s accounts turned to Twitter to share news of an apparent crackdown along with posts of a notice … Continue reading Netflix May Be Moving To Stop Users Sharing Passwords Read Full Story

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World news

NY Governor Refuses To Resign Over Harassment, But Pressure Mounts

    New York’s embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will not step down despite calls to do so by heavyweights within his Democratic Party, as he faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. “I am not going to resign. I did not do what has been alleged,” the 63-year-old Democrat said … Continue reading NY Governor Refuses To Resign Over Harassment, But Pressure Mounts Read Full Story

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Sports

Liverpool Ease Past RB Leipzig Into Champions League Last Eight

    Liverpool eased past RB Leipzig into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win in Budapest Wednesday courtesy of two second-half goals to give the Reds a 4-0 aggregate win. Repeating their double brace from the first-leg Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane struck within four minutes to settle the tie and keep alive … Continue reading Liverpool Ease Past RB Leipzig Into Champions League Last Eight Read Full Story

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Nigerian Predator Mbaoma Gives Enyimba Winning Start

    Victor Mbaoma enhanced his reputation as a penalty area predator by scoring the winner as Enyimba edged Al Ahly Benghazi of Libya 2-1 Wednesday on CAF Confederation Cup matchday 1. Entente Setif of Algeria and Orlando Pirates of South Africa battled to a 0-0 draw in another high-profile match in the African equivalent … Continue reading Nigerian Predator Mbaoma Gives Enyimba Winning Start Read Full Story

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Messi Misses Penalty As Barcelona Fail In Latest PSG Comeback Attempt

    Paris Saint-Germain reached the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw with Barcelona gave them a 5-2 aggregate last-16 win, with Lionel Messi scoring but then missing a penalty for the Spanish giants. PSG were in front after half an hour when Kylian Mbappe converted a penalty to become the youngest … Continue reading Messi Misses Penalty As Barcelona Fail In Latest PSG Comeback Attempt Read Full Story

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Five-Goal Man City Overcome ‘Incredible’ Penalty Call To Beat Southampton

    Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola praised his players’ powers of recovery to beat Southampton 5-2 despite being denied a blatant penalty when the game was delicately poised at 1-1. City are now 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League as they close in on a third title in four years. … Continue reading Five-Goal Man City Overcome ‘Incredible’ Penalty Call To Beat Southampton Read Full Story

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LeBron Urged To Rethink ‘Private’ Vaccine Stance

    LeBron James has been urged to reconsider his refusal to confirm whether or not he will take the COVID-19 vaccine after comments which underscored apprehension amongst NBA players over the new coronavirus drugs. In comments ahead of the All-Star Game last weekend, Los Angeles Lakers superstar James would not say whether he planned … Continue reading LeBron Urged To Rethink ‘Private’ Vaccine Stance Read Full Story

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Mauritanian Ex-President Summoned In Corruption Case

    Mauritania’s ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was interviewed by prosecutors Wednesday over potential corruption charges, a legal source said, after being held alongside other senior figures at a police station in capital Nouakchott. Aziz “arrived at the Palace of Justice in a police van under heavy escort and brought to the prosecutor Ahmedou … Continue reading Mauritanian Ex-President Summoned In Corruption Case Read Full Story

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World news

Meghan Filed Complaint About UK TV Host Criticisms

    Meghan Markle filed a formal complaint with British broadcaster ITV after a presenter criticised her claims against the royal family and later quit, it was reported Wednesday. Piers Morgan left his role as host of Good Morning Britain on Tuesday following a scathing attack on the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with US chatshow … Continue reading Meghan Filed Complaint About UK TV Host Criticisms Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

Paris Hospitals Near Full Capacity As Severe COVID-19 Cases Surge

    Intensive care units at hospitals in the Paris region are nearly saturated with COVID-19 patients, health authorities warned Tuesday, with doctors now putting off non-urgent operations in order to free up more beds. The surge in cases comes ahead of a government crisis meeting Wednesday, with officials hoping to avoid a new lockdown … Continue reading Paris Hospitals Near Full Capacity As Severe COVID-19 Cases Surge Read Full Story

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President Of Honduras Helped Smuggle Tons Of Cocaine Into US

    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez helped smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, a US prosecutor said Tuesday at the trial of an accused drug trafficker. That accused trafficker, Geovanny Fuentes, bribed the president with $25,000 in cash and this made Fuentes “untouchable,” prosecutor Jacob Gutwillig said in opening arguments at the … Continue reading President Of Honduras Helped Smuggle Tons Of Cocaine Into US Read Full Story

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Entertainment

Queen ‘Saddened’, Takes Racism Claims ‘Seriously’ After Harry-Meghan Interview

  Queen Elizabeth II is saddened by the challenges faced by her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, and takes their allegations of racism in the royal family seriously, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry … Continue reading Queen ‘Saddened’, Takes Racism Claims ‘Seriously’ After Harry-Meghan Interview Read Full Story

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Jury Selection Begins In George Floyd Murder Trial

  Jury selection began on Tuesday in the high-profile trial of the white police officer accused of killing George Floyd, a Black man whose death was captured on video and sparked mass protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States and around the world. Former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin is … Continue reading Jury Selection Begins In George Floyd Murder Trial Read Full Story

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Sports

Man City ‘On Fire’ In Training After Derby Defeat, Says Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City squad are “on fire” in training as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton on Wednesday. The Premier League leaders’ record 21-game winning streak in all competitions was ended by Manchester United in Sunday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium. Asked on Tuesday about the … Continue reading Man City ‘On Fire’ In Training After Derby Defeat, Says Guardiola Read Full Story

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Entertainment

Meghan And Harry Row Divides UK Along Age Lines

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s explosive interview has divided public opinion in Britain, a poll showed Tuesday, with those under 25 most likely to feel they were unfairly treated. In the Oprah Winfrey interview, first aired in the United States on Sunday, the couple accused royal family members of asking how dark their … Continue reading Meghan And Harry Row Divides UK Along Age Lines Read Full Story