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G-7 leaders pledge more than 1 billion COVID vaccine doses to poorer nations

G-7 leaders have wrapped up their summit in Carbis Bay, England, pledging more than one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations and calling out China on several issues. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters the doses would come both directly and through COVAX, the U.N.-backed program delivering vaccines ...

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Israel swears in new government, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year rule

Israeli parliament approves new government, with right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett sworn in as prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as Israeli prime minister has come to an end, as the country’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition government led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett. Bennett, the head of an ultranationalist party that controls ...

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Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’: WHO

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says transmission is being driven by ‘complacency and inconsistency in public health measures’. Confusion and complacency in addressing COVID-19 mean the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, the ...

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California: Several dead after shooting at office building

At least four people have died, including a child, after a shooting at a two-story office building in Orange, California. A fifth person has been injured, while the suspect was hospitalized. Police on Wednesday said at least four people died after a shooting at a southern California office building. The violence ...

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US pledges support for Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Washington has reaffirmed its support for Ukraine in light of Russia’s “destabilizing actions” in the region. Open conflict is threatening to break out again. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(inset)  expressed Washington’s concerns over security in eastern Ukraine during a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday. ...

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How the colonisation of India influenced global food

The British, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Danes; India was colonised by many countries and each had an influence on its produce and cuisines. But less is known about the impact India has had on the food of its colonisers. “Lunch is ready,” I called out to my husband and daughter, ...

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Why there are protests on the rise worldwide

Protest movements are on the rise worldwide amid deepening inequalities and job crises worsened by the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, widespread COVID lockdowns sparked protests in countries across the world, with millions marching through the streets demanding jobs, democratic freedoms, social justice and an end to corruption.   But worsening economic ...

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Myanmar coup: Dozens killed as army opens fire on protesters during deadliest day

Dozens of people have been killed by security forces in Myanmar, on the deadliest day since last month’s military takeover of the country. More than 90 deaths, including children, were confirmed by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group. “They are killing us like birds or chickens, even ...

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