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Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:11 AM

LONDON (AP): British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing programme, are gearing up to return to school today after a two-month closure, in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson says is a plan to get the country “moving closer to a sense of...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:10 AM

ROME (AP): A particularly spectacular blast from Italy’s Mount Etna volcano belched out a towering cloud of ash and lava stone on Sunday on to Sicilian villages, the latest in a series of explosions since mid-February. Italy’s national geophysics...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:10 AM

QARAQOSH (AP): Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild, as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community’s historic heartland,...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:10 AM

PORT AU PRINCE (CMC): The trafficking of children and adolescents along the border shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic has intensified. This is according to Jorge Galván, a human-rights activist in the Dominican Republic, who says the...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 6:02 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, can already feel surreal, with its cavernous duty-free stores, artificial palm trees, gleaming terminals, water cascades, and near-...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 2:33 PM

BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party said Sunday he will give up his seat in parliament and leave politics after it emerged that his company profited from deals to procure masks early in the pandemic...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 11:20 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crackdown on protests against the February 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway military leaders...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 10:32 AM

LONDON (AP) — British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing programme, are gearing up to return to school Monday after a two-month closure, in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson says is a plan to get the country “moving closer...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:20 AM

MILAN (AP): The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive. Genetic analysis confirmed...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:20 AM

PLAINS OF UR (AP): Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 6:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 4:54 PM

MILAN (AP) — The coronavirus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive. Genetic analysis...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 2:24 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organise an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro. In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian court, the men acknowledged their role alongside...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 10:54 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s vaccines minister on Friday dismissed suggestions that the country was getting key COVID-19 jabs intended for poorer countries, insisting that 10 million doses coming from India were always intended for...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 10:35 AM

MILAN — Europe recorded one million new coronavirus cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal that ended a six-week decline, according to the World Health Organization. Among the hard-hit places is the Milan...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:15 AM

TOKYO (AP): Myanmar’s security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists – and anyone else capable of exposing the violence. It has done away with even limited legal protections. The outside...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:13 AM

KAMPALA (AP): Urgent calls for COVID-19 vaccine fairness rang through African countries on Friday as more welcomed or rolled out doses from the global COVAX initiative, with officials acutely aware their continent needs much more. “Rich countries...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:13 AM

BERLIN (AP): A court in Germany has convicted a 25-year-old woman of killing a two-year-old child at a kindergarten where she worked in the western town of Viersen last year. The Moenchengladbach regional court on Friday sentenced Sandra M., whose...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:13 AM

SAN JUAN, (CMC): The United States Coast Guard says its cutter Heriberto Hernandez transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and US$5.6 million in seized cocaine to US federal agents at Coast Guard Base San Juan following the interdiction of...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:12 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (CMC): Authorities have announced a ban on tinted vehicle windows in a move to stop kidnappings. The ban, which the government said is temporary although it did not state how long it would last, takes effect today. It will apply to...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 1:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representative Eric Swalwell, who served as a House manager in Donald Trump’s last impeachment trial, filed a lawsuit Friday against the former president, his son, a lawyer, and a Republican congressman whose actions...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 11:30 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19 as the country’s health regulator has cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two, officials said Friday. Health experts are...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 9:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. It’s a familiar routine for many — and indicative of habits that contribute to a global food waste problem that a new United Nations report...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 9:24 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s impeachment after reports late Thursday that his top aides altered a state health department report to omit the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in...

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