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'Doesn't seem like that severe': Anthony Fauci on growing Omicron threat

Medical experts have in recent days underscored that the South African population skews young and that more severe cases could emerge in the coming weeks.

published : 06 Dec 2021

In Biden-Putin talks, key question is Russia's intent in Ukraine

The two have a daunting list of other differences to air, from Russia's harsh treatment of dissidents to the presence of ransomware hackers on Russian soil to its support for Syria's repressive regime

published : 06 Dec 2021

Omicron has higher risk of reinfection than Delta and Beta variants: Singapore's health ministry

The ministry urged those eligible for vaccination or booster jabs to get them, saying there is strong scientific consensus that doing so will protect against any existing and future variants.

published : 06 Dec 2021

COVID on board, Norwegian cruise ship arrives in New Orleans

The Louisiana state health department — which is working with the cruise line and state and local officials to contain the outbreak — said at least 10 people on the ship tested positive for COVID-19.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters

Thousands came to reject the new measures announced December 3, the third week in a row that the government has tightened its rules as an avalanche of new cases strains the country’s health services.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Senegal registers first case of coronavirus omicron variant

The case was detected Friday from a 58-year-old man who arrived in Senegal on Nov. 22 by air from a country in the sub-region, one of the laboratories approved by Senegal for COVID-19 testing said.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Three wounded as Myanmar soldiers ram car into anti-coup protest

More than 10 months of military rule has seen some 1,300 killed rallying against the army but small, highly mobile protests still crop up.

published : 06 Dec 2021

Sialkot lynching: Pakistan government announces bravery medal for man who tried to save victim

The mob later overpowered Adnan and dragged the Sri Lankan out on the road and tortured him with kicks, stones and iron rods, killing him on the spot.

published : 05 Dec 2021

Pakistani church l​eaders condemn lynching of Sri Lankan national, demand justice

Local media reports said the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of the factory Diyawadana and burnt his body after killing him.

published : 05 Dec 2021

Former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour holds presidential campaign rally near Paris

The rally, which was initially to take place in a Paris concert hall, has been moved to a bigger exhibition centre in a northern suburb of the capital.

published : 05 Dec 2021

Rajendra Lingden elected as president of Nepal's pro-Hindu Rastriya Prajatantra Party

While Lingden is the only elected Parliament Member belonging to the RPP, Bikram Pandey, Buddhi Man Tamang and Dhruva Bahadur Pradhan have been elected vice-chairs.

published : 05 Dec 2021

Nepal Foreign Secretary calls for seamless linkages between Himalayas and Indian Ocean

He also underlined the need to maintain ecological balance to fight climate change, while reiterating Nepal's commitment to increase the share of clean energy.

published : 05 Dec 2021

NATO spy aircraft nearly caused mid-air 'catastrophe': Russia

A NATO CL600 reconnaissance aircraft descended rapidly across the planned route for a Tel Aviv to Moscow Aeroflot service with 142 people on board.

published : 05 Dec 2021

Saudi coalition in Yemen increases strikes on Houthi rebels

The coalition said it hit military facilities in rebel-held Sanaa and launched airstrikes against Houthi front lines in the strategic Marib and Hodeida provinces.

published : 05 Dec 2021

Britain's Prince William opens up about mental health in new podcast

Speaking on Apple's 'Time to Walk' podcast, the 39-year-old Duke of Cambridge reflected upon the royal family's love of long walks as well as the life lessons he has picked up over the years.

published : 05 Dec 2021
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