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Melania Trump Didn’t ‘Care,’ But Jill Biden Wants To Show She Does

    The backdrop of flowers, teapot and US flag said it all: Jill Biden will be no Melania Trump as America’s new first lady. Where Donald Trump’s ex-model wife cut a flashy but often distant figure, Jill Biden’s appearance on a Zoom “virtual tea” party Wednesday with military spouses affirmed her image as a … Continue reading Melania Trump Didn’t ‘Care,’ But Jill Biden Wants To Show She Does Read Full Story

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9 To 5: Dolly Parton Isn’t Slowing Down

  Dolly Parton may have twice turned down Donald Trump’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the ageless queen of country has multiple irons in the fire including an ad appearance during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The pop culture icon who penned megahits like “I Will Always Love You” and workingwoman call to arms “9 to 5” … Continue reading 9 To 5: Dolly Parton Isn’t Slowing Down Read Full Story

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COVID-19 And Conflicts Compete For Attention At African Union Summit

    African leaders are expected to focus on the continent’s COVID-19 response at a virtual summit this weekend, as well as pressing security crises that have gone overlooked during the pandemic. The two-day African Union summit comes almost exactly one year after Egypt recorded the first case of COVID-19 in Africa, prompting widespread fears … Continue reading COVID-19 And Conflicts Compete For Attention At African Union Summit Read Full Story

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Coronavirus, Rights Concerns Cloud Beijing Olympics As One-Year Countdown Starts

    The countdown to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics hit the one-year mark Thursday with preparations overshadowed by the coronavirus and concerns over alleged human rights abuses, including a mass incarceration in Xinjiang. The Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin on February 4, 2022, just six months after the Tokyo Summer Games, which were … Continue reading Coronavirus, Rights Concerns Cloud Beijing Olympics As One-Year Countdown Starts Read Full Story

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Facebook Blocked In Myanmar As UN Chief Says Coup Must Fail

  Myanmar’s generals ordered internet providers to restrict access to Facebook Thursday, as UN chief Antonio Guterres said the world must rally to ensure the military coup fails. The Southeast Asian nation was plunged back into direct military rule on Monday as de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders were detained … Continue reading Facebook Blocked In Myanmar As UN Chief Says Coup Must Fail Read Full Story

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Away-Day Specialists Leicester See Off Struggling Fulham

    Leicester beat struggling Fulham 2-0 to improve their stunning Premier League away record on Wednesday, climbing back to third in the table. Defeat at home to Leeds at the weekend ended a seven-match unbeaten run in the league but the Foxes rediscovered their mojo at Craven Cottage.   Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring … Continue reading Away-Day Specialists Leicester See Off Struggling Fulham Read Full Story

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10 Malian Troops Killed In Suspected Jihadist Attack

  Ten troops were killed in Mali’s troubled central region early on Wednesday when their camp came under attack from jihadists, security sources said. Their position at Boni, located between Douentza and Hombori in the Mopti region, was attacked by “heavily armed individuals in armoured vehicles”, one source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Several … Continue reading 10 Malian Troops Killed In Suspected Jihadist Attack Read Full Story

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Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling Score As Man City Sinks Burnley To Move Three Points Clear

    Manchester City moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League as goals from Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling sealed a 2-0 win at Burnley on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s side had watched Manchester United draw level on points with them on Tuesday after their bitter rivals crushed Southampton 9-0. But City … Continue reading Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling Score As Man City Sinks Burnley To Move Three Points Clear Read Full Story

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Amazon’s Bezos, Latest Tycoon To Pursue His ‘Passion’

    Bill Gates set out to heal the world. His Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen bought sports teams. Ted Turner raced yachts. And Donald Trump went into politics. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, plans to build rockets and save the planet. Bezos, 57, is the latest in a line of corporate titans … Continue reading Amazon’s Bezos, Latest Tycoon To Pursue His ‘Passion’ Read Full Story

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Swiss Say More Data Needed On AstraZeneca Vaccine

    Swiss regulators said Wednesday that data submitted by AstraZeneca were not yet sufficient for it to authorise use of the Anglo-Swedish firm’s COVID-19 vaccine and “new studies” were needed. The Swissmedic regulatory authority said it had been examining information from AstraZeneca but that it was “not yet sufficient to permit authorisation”. “To obtain … Continue reading Swiss Say More Data Needed On AstraZeneca Vaccine Read Full Story

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Charged As Calls To Oppose Coup Grow

    Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was formally charged on Wednesday two days after she was detained in a military coup, as calls for civil disobedience to oppose the putsch gathered pace. The Southeast Asian nation was plunged back into direct military rule when soldiers arrested key civilian leaders in a series … Continue reading Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Charged As Calls To Oppose Coup Grow Read Full Story

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Amazon Seeks To Build On Soaring Growth As Bezos Hands Over

  Amazon is changing at the top but stressing continuity after founder Jeff Bezos announced he was handing over the role of chief executive to trusted lieutenant Andy Jassy, capping a spectacular expansion for the 27-year-old technology colossus. Here are some key questions and answers following Tuesday’s surprise announcement of a change in top management … Continue reading Amazon Seeks To Build On Soaring Growth As Bezos Hands Over Read Full Story

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Tennis Chaos As Players, Officials Isolate After Australia COVID-19 Case

    Preparations for the Australian Open were thrown into chaos Wednesday when up to 600 players and officials were told to isolate and get tested after a hotel staff member tested positive for coronavirus. Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria state, said a worker at a hotel the players and officials are staying in became … Continue reading Tennis Chaos As Players, Officials Isolate After Australia COVID-19 Case Read Full Story

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Biden To Streamline US Immigration, Chip Away At Trump Legacy

  US President Joe Biden will sign three more executive orders on immigration Tuesday as part of a drive to erase the hardline legacy of Donald Trump, including an effort to reunite children separated from their parents at the US border with Mexico. They are a follow-up to executive orders that Biden signed on his … Continue reading Biden To Streamline US Immigration, Chip Away At Trump Legacy Read Full Story

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Tesla To Recall 135,000 Vehicles Over Computer Issue

    Tesla will recall nearly 135,000 cars to repair a computer memory failure that could pose a safety risk, US regulators said on Tuesday. The electric car manufacturer notified the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the massive recall over the problem affecting the cars’ touchscreen that could cause a loss of … Continue reading Tesla To Recall 135,000 Vehicles Over Computer Issue Read Full Story

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UK Pays Tribute After Death Of Lockdown Hero ‘Captain Tom’

    Tributes flooded in from across the UK on Tuesday following the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old military veteran who won British hearts with his fundraising during the pandemic. Moore, who raised nearly £33 million ($45 million, 37 million euros) for health service charities, died in hospital in southern England on … Continue reading UK Pays Tribute After Death Of Lockdown Hero ‘Captain Tom’ Read Full Story

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Aguero ‘A Few Weeks’ From Man City Return Says Guardiola

  Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is “a few weeks” from being ready to play as the Argentina striker recovers from coronavirus. Aguero, already hampered by injury problems this season, has been self-isolating after falling ill with the virus. City’s record scorer has made just three starts in all competitions this term … Continue reading Aguero ‘A Few Weeks’ From Man City Return Says Guardiola Read Full Story

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Villas-Boas ‘Suspended’ By Marseille After Offering To Resign In Transfer Row

  Andre Villas-Boas was “suspended” by Marseille on Tuesday after earlier offering to resign as coach at a press conference in which he revealed the Ligue 1 club signed midfielder Olivier Ntcham from Celtic against his wishes on transfer deadline day. “This protective decision had become inevitable given the recent scheming and attitudes shown which … Continue reading Villas-Boas ‘Suspended’ By Marseille After Offering To Resign In Transfer Row Read Full Story