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Afghanistan: Taliban replace women’s government ministry

Also on Saturday, staff from the World Bank's USD 100 million Women's Economic Empowerment and Rural Development Program were escorted off the grounds.

US OKs new use for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted emergency use of the drug for adults and children older than 12 who may have an infection and are at high-risk for getting severe COVID-19.

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3 crew leave China’s space station for Earth after 90 days

State broadcaster CCTV aired footage of the astronauts securing packages inside their spacecraft, which is due to parachute to a location in the Gobi Desert near the Jiuquan launch center on Friday.

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US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors

Jeffrey Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said on Wednesday that because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, current travel restrictions will remain in place until the administration rolls out a

Jeffrey Zients

North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles into eastern waters

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were launched from central North Korea on Wednesday afternoon.

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COVID-19 cases climbing in US, wiping out months of progress

The deteriorating picture nine months into the nation's vaccination drive has angered and frustrated medical professionals who see the heartbreak as preventable.

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Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry neighbours

The exercises included what the Defence Ministry said was the first use in a combat environment of two new robotic fighting vehicles.

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Missile tests renew North Korea’s regional threat

The North's latest tests came before Biden's special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, was to meet his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo this week to discuss the stalled nuclear diplomacy with North Kore

UN seeks $606 million for Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

Last Thursday, an estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a Qatar Airways flight out of Kabul with the cooperation of the Taliban — the first such large-scale departure since U.S. forces completed

Shanghai curtails transport as Typhoon Chanthu closes in

Local media reported all flights would be suspended from Shanghai's two airports as of 3 pm (0700 GMT) Monday.

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COVID outbreak in southeast China adds 22 cases

Health authorities said Monday that 15 cases were confirmed in Putian city in the latest 24-hour period.

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

The world has been watching closely to see to what extent the Taliban might act differently from their first time in power, in the late 1990s. During that era, girls and women were denied an education, and were excluded from

Fire alarms sound at International Space Station

According to Roscosmos, the crew activated air filters and returned back to their ?night rest" once the air quality was back to normal. The crew will proceed with a space walk scheduled for Thursday as planned, the agency not

Novitsky and Dubrov are scheduled to carry out a six-hour-long space walk on Thursday to continue integrating the Russian-built Nauka science lab that docked with the space station in July

Hot, dry air, possible lightning raise California fire worry

A National Weather Service heat advisory stretched down the Central Valley and through inland Southern California, with an excessive heat warning extending eastward across the desert into Nevada.

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Can kids get ‘long COVID’ after coronavirus infections?

Coughing, chest pain and brain fog are among other long-term symptoms sometimes found in kids, and can occur even after mild infections or no initial symptoms.

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Japan to extend virus emergency until end of month

Despite the prolonged emergency, the largely request-based measures have become less effective as the exhausted public ignores them.

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20 years after 9/11, work of identifying remains continues

The announcement came days before the 20th anniversary of an attack that killed nearly 3,000 people when hijacked commercial jets flew into the twin towers, struck the Pentagon and crashed into a Pennsylvania meadow.

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Efforts grow to stamp out use of parasite drug for COVID-19

With a fourth wave of infections, more Americans are turning to ivermectin, a cheap drug used to kill worms and other parasites in humans and animals.

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Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Winter Olympics by human rights groups

The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others

The IOC has declined several recent calls to move the Olympics out of Beijing.

Israeli army says it launched strikes on Hamas site in Gaza

The army said the compound houses a cement factory used for building tunnels used for terror attacks ''and is purposefully located in a civilian area adjacent to a mosque and a water treatment site.''

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China’s trade accelerates in August despite coronavirus

Exports rose 25.6% over a year earlier to $294.3 billion, up from July's 18.9% growth, customs data showed Tuesday.

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Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo’s 8-year Olympic saga

The Paralympics ended a 13-day run in a colorful, circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium overseen by Crown Prince Akishino, the brother of Emperor Naruhito. The Olympics closed almost a month ago.

"There were many times when we thought these games could not happen," Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee, said on Sunday. "There were many sleepless nights. (AP Photo)

Taliban fire weapons into air, at least 2 killed

Taliban in Kabul fired into the air Friday night to celebrate gains on the battlefield in Panjshir province, which still remains under the control of anti-Taliban fighters.

China’s Alibaba promises USD 15.5 billion for anti-poverty work

Alibaba said it will invest in 10 projects for job creation, ''care for vulnerable groups'' and technology innovation. Its 100 billion yuan (USD 15.5 billion) pledge includes 20 billion yuan (USD 12.5 billion) for a fund to '


NASA’s newest Mars rover snags 1st rock sample for return

A month ago, Perseverance drilled into much softer rock, and the sample crumbled and didn't get inside the titanium tube.


J&J vaccines made in Africa will stay in Africa

“That arrangement has been suspended,” he said, adding that J&J doses produced in South Africa “will stay in Africa and will be distributed in Africa”.

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Moderna, Japan partner recall 1.6 million doses

The two companies said an investigation at a Spanish factory that produced the vials in question concluded the contamination occurred in the process of putting stops on the vials.

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