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New Zealand, Australia travel bubble suspended as COVID continues

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is within sight of eliminating Delta but travel restrictions to Australia extended until…

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French hospital worker on hunger strike over vaccine mandate

Thierry Paysant says rule was imposed in ‘violent way’ as 3,000 healthcare workers suspended for failing to get vaccinated by…

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Indonesia quells COVID, but is a new wave on the way?

Official data in Indonesia shows a Delta-driven second wave of COVID-19 that saw the Southeast Asian nation become the global…

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffles his top team

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed his party’s first female foreign secretary in a reshuffle, replacing ministers who had…

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Biden meeting with CEOs in vaccine mandate push

US President Joe Biden is meeting with some of the biggest CEOs in the country on Wednesday as part of…

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As rich-poor divide widens between nations, UN urges reform

A new report from the United Nations on Wednesday highlights divergent economic recoveries between nations and throws fresh urgency behind…

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Cricket: IPL 2021 in UAE to allow fans back into stadiums

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will clash with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Sunday. The remainder of…

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WHO aims for 30 percent of needed Africa COVID jabs by February

The WHO and its partners hope to provide Africa with about 30 percent of vaccines by February. The World Health…

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US Census data shows COVID pandemic unwound progress on poverty

The poverty rate in the United States rose to 11.4 percent in 2020 after reaching a 60-year low in 2019. …

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UK announces COVID booster shot plan for older, vulnerable groups

Government unveils plans to rely on vaccines to contain the spread of the virus rather than impose further lockdowns. The…

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