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Tense quiet after Sudan coup, protesters block some roads

The prime minister and other senior officials in the transitional government who were arrested Monday by the military continued to be held at a military camp outside Khartoum, the capital.


Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 million COVID doses

Tuesday's announcement says Moderna is prepared to deliver the first 15 million doses by the end of this year,

Hong Kong to tighten COVID-19 rules, seeks to open to China

It will step up contact tracing, such as requiring the use of its LeaveHomeSafe app in government premises to record the coming and going of visitors.

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Facebook Q3 net profit jumps 17%, beats street estimate amid leaked papers avalanche; stock soars after hours

The company's latest show of financial strength followed an avalanche of reports on the Facebook Papers " a vast trove of redacted internal documents obtained by a consortium of news organisations, including The Associated Pr


Explosion at Chinese university laboratory kills 2

The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a major center of higher education that attracts large numbers of foreign students.

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Chinese province closes tourist sites following virus cases

Gansu province lies along the ancient Silk Road and is famed for the Dunhuang grottoes filled with Buddhist images and other religious sites.

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Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109 million in Las Vegas

Over the course of more than 70 years as a working artist, Picasso is said to have created more than 13,000 paintings.

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Deal on Joe Biden’s USD 2T plan edges closer; Kamala Harris is ‘confident’

Negotiations were expected to continue into the weekend, all sides indicating just a few issues remained unsettled in the sweeping package of social services and climate change strategies.

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UK says time running out for solution in Brexit trade talks

UK and EU negotiators have met in Brussels over the past week to try and resolve major differences that have erupted over trade rules for Northern Ireland.

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“Cold gun”: How Alec Baldwin was handed a prop weapon loaded with real bullet; other details of ‘Rust’ movie set shooting

The tragedy came nearly three decades after Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died in a similar case, and it prompted horrified questions about how it could have happened again.

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Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians

Two bombs detonated as a Taliban vehicle was passing by, killing one child, district police chief Ismatullah Mubariz said, adding that no Taliban fighters were harmed.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group is active in eastern Nangarhar province, where it has launched frequent attacks targeting the Taliban. (Representative image/ File photo)

Kamala Harris to travel to Paris next month for talks with Emmanuel Macron

The two presidents are scheduled to meet in Rome later this month on the margins of the Group of 20 summit.

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FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

The Food and Drug Administration posted its analysis of Pfizer's data ahead of a public meeting next week to debate whether the shots are ready for the nation's roughly 28 million children ages 5 to 11.

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Beijing offering COVID-19 booster shots ahead of Olympics

China's capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics.

Health problems tied to global warming on the rise, say reports

For people over 65, the researchers calculated there were 3 billion more “person-day” exposures to extreme heat than the average from 1986 to 2005.

South Korea prepares test of 1st domestically made space rocket

South Korea was preparing to test-launch its first domestically produced space rocket Thursday in what officials describe as an important step in its pursuit of a satellite launch programme.

Trump announces launch of media company, social media site

Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the January 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's launching a new media company with its own social media platfor

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Failure to limit global warming a death sentence: Maldives minister

A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said earlier this year that the world is likely to exceed the 1.5 C increase in the 2030s, earlier than expected.


North Korea confirms missile test designed for submarine launch

The test Tuesday was the fifth round of missile launch since September and came as North Korea steps up pressure on Washington and Seoul to abandon what Pyongyang sees as hostile polices such as joint US-South Korea military

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South African regulator rejects Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, or SAHPRA, said in a statement Tuesday that the request for Sputnik V to be authorized could ?not be approved at this time,? referring to past failed HIV vaccines that u

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China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

On Saturday, China launched a new three-person crew to its space station, a new milestone in a space program that has advanced rapidly in recent years.

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The economy on the brink, Taliban rely on former technocrats

A department responsible for donor relations once had 250 members and dealt with up to 40 countries; now it has 50 employees at best, and one interlocutor: the United Nations.

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Seoul says North Korea tested possible submarine missile

The launch came hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

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China’s economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

The world's second-largest economy grew by 4.9% over a year ago in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter's 7.9%, government data showed Monday.

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NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly a half-century ago

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Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

The Taliban have pledged to restore peace and security after decades of war and have also given the US assurances that they will not allow the country to be used as a base for launching extremist attacks on other countries.

Lava flow from Spanish island volcano likened to a tsunami

The two quakes were the strongest to hit La Palma, part of the Canary Islands off northwest Africa, since the volcano erupted on Sept. 19, Spain's National Geographical Institute said.

The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute likened one of the flows to a lava tsunami as the molten rock poured down a hillside. (Reuters)
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