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Australia’s Queensland state says peak of Omicron two weeks away

Australia reported 64 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, as the most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), said the Omicron COVID-19 variant would not delay the start of the school year. NSW reported 30 deaths of patients with COVID-19, while Victoria state saw 20 deaths, and Queensland reported 10 deaths. The national toll of 64 was down from its deadliest...

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Australia’s Queensland state says peak of Omicron two weeks away

Australia reported 64 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, as the most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), said the Omicron COVID-19 variant would not delay the start of the school year. NSW reported 30 deaths of patients with COVID-19, while Victoria state saw 20 deaths, and Queensland reported 10 deaths. The national toll of 64 was down from its deadliest...

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U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration's long-term support for the U.N. agency. The proposal, made by the WHO's working group on sustainable financing, would increase each member state's standing annual contribution, according to a WHO...

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Antony Blinken

Top diplomats for U.S., Russia meet in Geneva on soaring Ukraine tensions

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a swing through...

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Sudan’s Sovereign Council agrees to form gov’t led by civilian PM

In Sudan, ruling and military-dominated Transitional Sovereign Council have agreed to formation of government led by a civilian prime minister. The development came after meeting of head of Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan with US delegation in Khartoum. The Sudanese and American sides stressed inclusion of all Sudanese political forces into a comprehensive round-table national dialogue to reach a national...

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Indian writer Rana Ayyub criticizes Indian govt for its continuous online harassment of women journalists

Prominent Indian writer Rana Ayyub has criticized Indian government for its continuous online harassment of women journalists. The criticism came in a piece of writing published in the Washington Post titled “Opinion: An investigation sheds light into Modi’s machinery of online hate and manipulation.” She said the horrendous fact is that most of these attacks were targeting female journalists, who...

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UAE demands emergency UNSC meeting to address attack by Yemen’s Houthi militia

The United Arab Emirates has demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to address the deadly drone attack on its capital by Yemen's Houthi militia. The demand was made by UAE's ambassador to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh, in a letter to the Security Council's president. She called on the Security Council to firmly and unequivocally condemn these terrorist...

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Antonio Guterres

UN Chief urges whole world to vaccinate everybody to end Covid-19 pandemic

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the whole world to vaccinate everybody to end Covid-19 pandemic. Addressing the all-virtual Davos Forum, he said failure to vaccinate every person will give rise to spread of new variants across borders and bring daily life and economies to a grinding halt. The UN Chief said the World Health Organization has unveiled...

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Anti-Vax Dad

Hunt Is On for Anti-Vax Dad Who Fled with Daughter to Avoid Getting Her Vaccinated

An anti-vax Canadian father is on the run with his daughter because he doesn’t want her to get vaccinated—something the girl’s mother wants. Michael Jackson told far-right talk show host Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson that he had tried to contact his ex-wife for over a month before vaccines were approved for children ages 5 and up to figure out how she...

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Novak Djokovic

Australian Govt cancels Tennis star Djokovic’s visa for second time

Tennis star Novak Djokovic is facing deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. The Australian government cancelled his visa on Friday, saying the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used discretionary powers to again cancel Djokovic’s visa after a court quashed an...

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WHO

WHO cautions against concurrent outbreaks of COVID-19, other diseases

World Health Organization has cautioned and urged for preparedness against concurrent outbreaks of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases during the coming spring. According to Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Omicron variant is rapidly replacing Delta in almost all countries. He said more than 15 million new COVID-19 cases have been reported to the world body from around the...

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$3.9b needed for help in war-torn Yemen: UN

The United Nations says it needs 3.9 billion dollars to help 16 million people in war-torn Yemen. Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ramesh Rajasingham told the UN Security Council that the biggest constraint right now is funding to help people in Yemen where a civil war has raged for more than seven years. He said funding has been decreasing in recent...

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson apologizes for attending Downing Street party during lockdown

Boris Johnson has apologized for attending an event in the back garden of 10 Downing Street on May 20, 2020, at which point Britons were prohibited from gathering due to strict coronavirus restrictions. At the start of the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions, Johnson said he did attend the gathering for 25 minutes before going inside to work. He...

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World Health Organization

Over half of people in Europe projected to catch Omicron by March: WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) says more than half of people in Europe are projected to catch Omicron by March. This has been stated by regional director for WHO’s European office, Hans Kluge in Copenhagen. He said the highly-transmissible variant has ripped through countries at breakneck pace, forcing governments to impose fresh measures and scramble to roll out vaccine booster shots.

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David Sassoli

David Sassoli: European Parliament president dies aged 65

European Parliament President David Sassoli has died at the age of 65, his spokesman says. According  to  BBC The Italian former journalist and centre-left politician had been seriously ill for more than two weeks and cancelled all official activities. Mr Sassoli was admitted to hospital in Italy last month due to a serious complication with his immune system. He died...

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Martin Griffiths

UN launches largest single country aid appeal ever for Afghanistan

The UN and partners launched a more than $5 billion funding appeal for Afghanistan on Tuesday, in the hope of shoring up collapsing basic services there, which have left 22 million in need of assistance inside the country, and 5.7 million people requiring help beyond its borders. Speaking in Geneva, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said that $4.4 billion...

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi faces six years in jail after new sentences -source

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Monday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail on charges including possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, a source familiar with the proceedings said. The latest sentencing in legal proceedings that rights groups have criticised as a farce and a "courtroom circus" means she faces a six-year jail term after two...

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