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Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:08 AM

KINSHASA (AP): At least 25 people were killed in an attack on New Year’s Eve by rebels in Congo’s eastern Beni territory, local officials said Friday. Farmers had gone to the fields in the village of Tingwe when they were attacked by Allied...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:08 AM

LONDON (AP): Britain on Friday became the latest country to abolish the so-called “tampon tax”, eliminating sales taxes on women’s sanitary products. The move was widely praised by women’s rights advocates as well as proponents of the country’s...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:08 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): A broad ban on single-use containers, forks, straws and other ubiquitous items takes effect in Mexico’s capital, one of the world’s largest cities, after more than a year of preparation. On Friday, Mexico City’s environmental...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 9:58 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ambulances waited hours for openings to offload coronavirus patients. Overflow patients were moved to hospital hallways and gift shops, even a cafeteria and refrigerated trucks were on standby, ready to store the dead. For...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:11 AM

KINGSTOWN (CMC): An aerial reconnaissance conducted on Wednesday has indicated that there are no significant changes at the La Soufrière volcano since the previous day, when an effusive eruption was noted at the 4,048-foot mountain. The National...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:11 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, is challenging the regional integration movement towards stronger outcomes in the year ahead. In his message to...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:10 AM

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): The Keith Mitchell-led administration has announced the country’s first female attorney general. Just months after being appointed solicitor general, Dia C. Forrester-Gellineau was on Thursday morning appointed attorney general,...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:09 AM

SAN JUAN (CMC): The president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Pablo Torres, has predicted that the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region “faster than many parts of the world,” thanks to the protocols and...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 4:57 PM

GRAFTON, Wisconsin (AP) — Police and federal authorities are investigating after a Wisconsin health system said an employee admitted to deliberately spoiling 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine. Aurora Medical Center first reported that the...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 3:43 PM

NEW YORK —  NEW YORK (AP) — An ambitious goal of vaccinating one million New York City residents against COVID-19 in January was set Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who noted that meeting the target would require outside...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 11:53 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. Australia was among the first nations...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 11:33 AM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As a result of holiday gatherings, African officials warn of a resurgence of COVID-19 on the continent and urge increased testing to combat it. The level of testing across the continent is considerably less than what...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 9:45 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China authorised its first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for general use Thursday, adding another shot that could see wide use in poorer countries as the virus surges back around the globe. The Sinopharm vaccine had already been...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 9:40 AM

LONDON (AP) — Like a separated couple still living together, Britain and the European Union spent 2020 wrangling and wondering whether they can still be friends. On Thursday, the UK is finally moving out. At 11 p.m. London time —...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 9:23 AM

California on Wednesday announced the nation’s second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is spreading more widely in the United States. Governor...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:16 AM

BUENOS AIRES (AP): Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalise elective abortion, a triumph for a feminist movement that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots and could pave the way for...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:15 AM

TEGUCIGALPA (AP): Honduran authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the murders of two activists indigenous leaders killed in separate incidents over the weekend. Félix Vásquez, a longtime environmental activist from the Lenca...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:15 AM

TORONTO (AP): The Canadian government said Wednesday that passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days before they arrive in the country. Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said the measure will be...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:12 AM

PARIS (AP): More journalists are being killed outside of war zones, and the overwhelming majority of this year’s grim total of at least 50 dead were deliberately targeted, many of them murdered while investigating organised crime, corruption and...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 10:33 AM

DENVER (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus that may be more contagious has been found in a Colorado man who had not been travelling, triggering a host of questions about how the first reported US case of the new version showed up in the...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 10:01 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China is encouraging tens of millions of migrant workers not to travel home during next February’s Lunar New Year holiday to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, disrupting its most important time for family...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 9:43 AM

LONDON — Britain has authorised the use of a second COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country to greenlight an easy-to-handle shot that its developers hope will become the “vaccine for the world.” The government says the...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:17 AM

MOSCOW (AP): Russian riot police stormed into a monastery Tuesday to detain a rebel monk who has castigated the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church leadership and denied the existence of the coronavirus. In the overnight showdown, police...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats’ push to immediately bring President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief cheques up for a vote, saying the chamber would “begin a process” to...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

TEHRAN (AP): As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, home to the Mideast’s worst outbreak, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks. The organisation called ‘Bavar’, or ‘Belief’ in Farsi, formed in...

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