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In Rare Move, US School Shooter's Parents Charged With Manslaughter
Four students, aged 14 to 17, were killed in the US school shooting at Oxford High School north of Detroit and six more were wounded, along with a teacher.
US Nurse Jailed For 10 Years For Raping, Impregnating Disabled Woman
Nathan Sutherland admitted sexually abusing his then-29-year-old patient at the facility in the US state of Arizona, where she had been cared for since she was three.
IMF Chief Warns Omicron Variant Could Slow Global Economy Recovery
"Even before the arrival of this new variant, we were concerned that the recovery, while it continues, is losing somewhat momentum," the IMF chief said.
Iran "Does Not Seem To Be Serious": US On Stalled Nuclear Talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Washington would not let its adversary prolong talks while continuing to advance its nuclear ambitions, and would pursue "other options" if diplomacy failed.
US Secretary Of State Warns China Over Taiwan As Global Crises Mount
Asked if China was going to invade Taiwan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said "that would be a potentially disastrous decision," repeating that Washington is "resolutely committed" to making sure Taiwan has the means to defend its...
South Africa's Covid Cases Cross 3 Million Amid Omicron Surge
The government on Friday reported 16,055 new cases over a 24-hour period, taking the cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases over three million.
October Deadliest Month Of Pandemic In Russia With 75,000 Deaths
The agency reported that total deaths since Russia recorded its first case stood at more than 520,000, the third worst fatality count in the world behind the United States and Brazil.
Hoarse-Voiced, US President Joe Biden Says It's "Just A Cold"
"I am okay," US President Joe Biden said. "I have a test every day... a Covid test. They check me for all the strains."
Omicron Could Displace Delta: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
Soumya Swaminathan said it was far from certain that Omicron emerged in southern Africa.
China, Laos Open $6 Billion High-Speed Rail Link
China hopes the 1,000-km (621.37-mile) line will eventually expand through Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore.
France mulls some autonomy for Caribbean territories amid COVID riots
The recent tensions in Guadeloupe and Martinique started because of France's obligatory vaccinations for health care workers, and nationwide health pass to get into restaurants and other venues.
EU plane to be deployed over Channel after migrant deaths
A plane operated by EU border agency Frontex will be deployed over the Channel to better identify smuggling networks, said the French interior minister at a meeting with European migration officials.
Swiss get to choose whether to keep vaccine passports in place
Despite months of protests, Swiss citizens have overwhelmingly voted to keep the country’s system of Covid vaccination certificates in place. The deal was sweetened for voters by the promise of financial assistance.
Morocco suspends air traffic due to Omicron
Morocco has announced the suspension of all “direct” passenger flights due to the new coronavirus variant, Omicron. The measure comes into effect Monday and will be in place for at least two weeks.
Guardian accused of sitting on bombshell story about Assange
The Guardian newspaper reportedly knew about alleged spying on Julian Assange by a CIA-connected security firm long before it became public knowledge – and pumped the company for information instead of reporting the espionage.
France refuses to be held ‘hostage’ to British politics
France will not be held hostage to Britain’s domestic politics over the Channel migrant crisis, the country’s interior minister has said, signaling, however, readiness to negotiate with London.
Keep borders open despite Covid variants, WHO pleads
The World Health Organization has encouraged countries to keep their borders open, despite fears about the Omicron variant of Covid-19, as South Africa denounces global travel restrictions that it has called “unjustified.”
The socialist leader America loves to hate wins again. What now?
Recent elections in Venezuela saw Nicolás Maduro’s leftist ruling party win 20 out of 23 governorships. The US predictably cries foul, but I witnessed voting that was perfectly free and fair.
Some Scientists Worry The Africa Travel Restrictions Will Discourage Other Nations From Reporting New COVID Variants
"What is the incentive for the next country that identifies the next important variant if their reward is what President Biden did to South Africa?"
The Deadly Myth That Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes
Every year thousands of Americans die on the roads. Individuals take the blame for systemic problems.
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