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Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AM

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharp focus on Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots spoke at the UN’s annual meeting of world leaders. Some called for...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AM

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is racked by civil strife and natural disaster, US officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:07 AM

KABUL (AP): One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 4:50 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has gone to court in the Netherlands to get permission to receive a COVID-19 vaccine so he can visit his grandmother who is battling lung cancer, according to a written court ruling published...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 3:21 PM

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharp focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots spoke at the United Nation's annual meeting of world leaders....

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM

LONDON — The pharmaceutical company Novavax and the Serum Institute of India say they've submitted an application to the World Health Organization for their coronavirus vaccine to be granted an emergency use listing. That would allow the...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 9:32 AM

The Biden administration's special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, US officials said Thursday. Daniel...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:10 AM

NAIROBI (AP): Travellers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious – and confused – about Britain’s new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it billed as a simplification...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The sight of United States Border Protection agents on horsebacks and using whips to round up Haitian migrants on the Texas border has prompted an outcry by Caribbean elected and others leaders to urge the Biden administration to develop a more...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 2:00 PM

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened on Wednesday to debate which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots and when — a question that has proved more contentious than the Biden...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 9:38 AM

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to one billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the US southern border, after images of US Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:10 AM

TORONTO (AP): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted, an outcome that threatened his Conservative rival with loss of his job after moving his party to the centre and...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:07 AM

COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:06 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): France’s European Union (EU) partners agreed Tuesday to put the country’s festering dispute over a major Indo-Pacific defence deal between the US, Australia and Britain at the top of the bloc’s political agenda, including at an EU...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:06 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Former South African president Jacob Zuma did not attend a hearing in his corruption trial Tuesday, prompting prosecutors to question his absence and ask the judge to examine his medical records. Zuma was released from an...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 2:21 PM

LONDON (AP) — The British government is racing to avert shortages of meat, poultry and packaged foods amid a crisis in the food processing industry triggered by soaring energy costs. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said Tuesday that he...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 2:05 PM

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and the country's ruling council and military remain in control. The development underscored the fragility of Sudan's path to democracy...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 1:53 PM

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government was ramping up expulsion flights to Haiti on Tuesday and Mexico began busing some...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 10:04 AM

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement that an extra dose — given...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP): Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AM

KIGALI (AP): The man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offences on Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human-rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda’s...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AM

MADRID (AP): Spain’s Supreme Court refused on Monday to suspend a government decision allowing a former Venezuelan spymaster to be extradited to the United States. Lawyers for General Hugo Carvajal, who for over a decade was late Venezuelan leader...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said on...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:07 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (CMC): The National Police of Haiti on Monday denied reports circulating on social media that several police officers were injured during a security operation which took place in the city centre of Croix-des-Bouquets last Saturday....

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