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Omicron spreading fast but scientists call it 'mild,' New! 2021-11-29 17:25:00Omicron, the latest coronavirus variant with a grand Greek name, features a buffet of mutations suggesting it will spread faster, stiff-arm vaccines t

Disney pulls 'Simpsons' episode mocking Chinese censorship New! 2021-11-29 16:21:05Disney's Hong Kong subscribers will no longer be able to watch "The Simpsons" mock Chinese censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre after the en

Eyeing China, Pentagon to shift resources, seek 'access' New! 2021-11-29 15:04:00The Pentagon will invest heavily in new military construction across the Pacific while updating existing facilities in Guam and Australia, defense off

Biden: Omicron cause for 'concern' but not 'panic' New! 2021-11-29 12:42:48President Biden said Monday the omicron variant first detected in South Africa is “cause for concern” but “not a cause for panic.&rd

Honduras election a cause for celebration -- in New! 2021-11-29 12:29:00The apparent victory of leftist challenger Xiomara Castro in Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras is being warmly welcomed in another capi

Doctor: Many South Africans ill in surge have New! 2021-11-29 10:52:17JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa's rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms,

Israeli leaders warn: Iran can't be trusted as New! 2021-11-29 10:04:26Israeli leaders are escalating a lobbying campaign against the nuclear deal with Iran, even as expectations are low that resumed negotiations in Vienn

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over New! 2021-11-29 09:38:58PARIS (AP) - On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in F

Miss Universe hopeful tests positive for COVID-19 in New! 2021-11-29 08:34:31JERUSALEM (AP) – Organizers of the Miss Universe pageant said Monday that a contestant tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Israel, wh

WHO: It's not just quantity -- COVID-19 vaccine New! 2021-11-29 08:15:12Vaccine donations to Africa must be more predictable and include vials with a shelf life of at least 10 weeks, the World Health Organization and partn

Millions of German state employees to get raise, 2021-11-29 06:59:09BERLIN (AP) – About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1

UK to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron 2021-11-29 04:56:11LONDON (AP) – Britain is extending its COVID-19 booster vaccine program to millions more people as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the n

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Bill Cosby prosecutors ask U.S. Supreme Court to New! 2021-11-29 17:39:04Prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling that overturned comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction, arguing in a peti

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama to get another New! 2021-11-29 17:21:11A new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., will be held based on objections to the first vote that took place in April.

U.S. presses Canada to make good on promised New! 2021-11-29 16:31:40The United States is pressing Canada to commit medical units and drones to United Nations' missions at a peacekeeping summit in South Korea next week

EU, Russia, Iran take upbeat tone as nuclear New! 2021-11-29 15:21:56Talks between world powers and Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear deal have resumed in Vienna for the first time in five months. EU, Iranian and Russian di

At Jussie Smollett trial, Osundairo brothers at centre New! 2021-11-29 14:43:14The former Empire actor contends he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in downtown Chicago on a frigid night in January 2019. The

Barbados is cutting ties with the Queen — New! 2021-11-29 11:31:09Later this week, Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason will be sworn in as president and usher in a new republican government for the island nation.

Jack Dorsey resigns as CEO of Twitter New! 2021-11-29 11:11:08Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company's chief executive officer and will be replaced by Parag Agrawal, the company's chi

Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to compete in New! 2021-11-29 11:00:56Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says New! 2021-11-29 07:48:59Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were "partners in crime" in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday in opening statements,

Omicron's emergence reminds us that COVID-19 isn't done 2021-11-29 06:55:20Quebec has confirmed one case of the new omicron coronavirus variant, a day after the Ontario government announced two confirmed cases of the variant

Sure, there's Oxford, but growing number of U.K. 2021-11-29 04:00:00The U.K has always been a popular destination for Canadian students, but the tide is starting to flow both ways.

Japan joins Israel in banning foreign visitors as 2021-11-29 03:33:39Japan said on Monday it would close its borders to foreigners, as the world's third-largest economy joined Israel in taking the toughest measure


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Amazon: Union election to be rerun after claims New! 2021-11-29 23:50:00Amazon workers in the US state will get a second chance to unionise in a major blow to the online giant.

Westpac: Australia bank pays out over charging dead New! 2021-11-29 23:11:12Australia's second largest bank Westpac has agreed to pay $81m in penalties and compensate customers.

Jack Dorsey: What's next for Twitter's co-founder? New! 2021-11-29 22:48:35The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

Mandatory masks: 'We worry people won't shop with New! 2021-11-29 19:04:45Shopkeepers are concerned about enforcing mask-wearing and fear they will have to close again.

Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine New! 2021-11-29 16:00:43Clearview AI allegedly breached privacy rules and must now delete relevant photos from its records.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as chief New! 2021-11-29 15:50:25Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down from leading the company, saying he's "ready to move on".

Covid: Omicron variant causes passengers to scramble for New! 2021-11-29 09:55:57One traveller told the BBC he had found an alternative flight home, but he faces extra costs of £4,000.

Nissan boss warns no end in sight to New! 2021-11-29 07:44:33The Omicron variant could exacerbate the shortage of chips used in cars, Makoto Uchida tells the BBC.

Macau casino shares fall after 'illegal gambling' arrests 2021-11-29 01:39:59A prominent gambling industry figure in Macau is believed to be among those arrested.

More work needed to create green jobs, report 2021-11-28 19:02:24Efforts to create "green jobs" need to intensify if the government is to meet its target, a report says.

Covid: BA suspends Hong Kong flights amid crew 2021-11-28 06:18:48The airline has temporarily stopped flights after more of its staff were forced to isolate.

737 Max: Boeing refutes new safety concerns 2021-11-26 17:02:57Critics claim publicly available data shows worrying failures on the 737 Max since its return to service.