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Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

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Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as thousands of supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei …

Russia wages online battle against TikTok and YouTube

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"I'm an American!" a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app …

Baseball mourns death of long-time homer king Aaron

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Long-time Major League Baseball home run king Hank Aaron was remembered for his character and dignity as well as his …

Inside the world's biggest vaccine factory, India's Serum Institute

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The tiny clinking vials supervised by silent PPE-wearing technicians belie the excitement inside the world's largest …

Biden speaks with Canada's Trudeau in first foreign leader call as US President

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In his first call to a foreign leader as US President, Joe Biden spoke with Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau Friday …

Theatre, cinema, concerts thrive in Madrid despite virus

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With entertainment venues shuttered across much of Europe, Spain stands out as a cultural oasis where people still go to …

Pfizer offers 40 mn Covid shots to poorer countries at cost

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Pfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a …

Pride and caution in Wuhan on lockdown anniversary

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Exactly one year after it thrust the word "lockdown" into the global conversation, Wuhan passed the anniversary on …

Vaccine boost for poor countries as Biden warns of '600,000 dead'

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US President Joe Biden on Friday said "well over 600,000" Americans could die of the coronavirus as he stepped up …

Biden White House atmosphere is transformed

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Camped out in bare offices, President Joe Biden's new White House team has spent its first three days scrambling for …

Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one

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The emergence of several, more infectious strains of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has worried governments and …

Outrage after troops protecting US Capitol forced to sleep in garage

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A decision to turn a chilly underground parking garage into an overnight billet for National Guard troops in Washington …

Warning light halts Boeing 737 MAX flight in Canada

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Canadian airline Westjet on Friday cancelled a flight just prior to take-off after a warning light went off in the …

No tears for Klopp if Liverpool's transfer goals aren't met

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Jurgen Klopp vowed not to "cry like a five-year-old" if Liverpool fail to deliver the players he wants in the January …

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine 'rare': US study

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Severe allergic reaction to Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is "rare," US health authorities said Friday, with only 10 cases …

Trump impeachment trial to begin week of February 8: Schumer

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Donald Trump's US Senate trial will begin in the second week of February, days after a fresh impeachment case against …

Im shoots 65 to seize PGA lead in California desert

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South Korea's Im Sung-jae, a Masters runner-up last year, fired a bogey-free seven-under par 65 to grab a one-stroke …

US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid

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The United States, Mexico and Guatemala agreed Friday to bar migrant caravans from passing through their territories due …

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

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Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city's first coronavirus lockdown as …

Biden warns Covid toll could surpass 600,000, urges rescue plan passage

Jan 22 2021

President Joe Biden warned on Friday that the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States was expected to surpass …

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

Jan 22 2021

Italian prosecutors have opened a probe into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a …

Johnson says evidence UK virus strain more deadly

Jan 22 2021

The coronavirus strain that has swept Britain and beyond in recent months could be more deadly as well as more …

Vaccine boost for poor countries as Biden pledges US Covid aid

Jan 22 2021

New US President Joe Biden on Friday ordered more help for Americans struggling to cope with the pandemic in the world's …

Biden pushes Congress for Covid aid but Trump impeachment looms

Jan 22 2021

President Joe Biden ordered help for hungry Americans in the growing coronavirus crisis Friday, but Donald Trump's …

Iran calls on Biden to 'unconditionally' lift US sanctions

Jan 22 2021

Iran on Friday called on the new US administration to "unconditionally" lift sanctions imposed by Donald Trump on the …

Kremlin welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact, seeks 'details'

Jan 22 2021

Russia and the United States drew closer Friday to extending a nuclear pact ahead of the fast approaching expiry date of …

America captivated by young Black poet after inaugural reading

Jan 22 2021

Amanda Gorman, the young Black poet who performed at President Joe Biden's inaugural, has become an overnight star with …

Biden orders food aid for Americans but Trump impeachment looms

Jan 22 2021

President Joe Biden, in just his third day on the job, ordered help for hungry Americans Friday in a rush to pull the …

Biden pushes to get food, cash to crisis-hit Americans

Jan 22 2021

President Joe Biden, in just his third day on the job, ordered help for hungry Americans Friday in a rush to pull the …

Russia cracks down on Navalny allies ahead of protests

Jan 22 2021

Russian authorities on Friday cracked down on supporters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, handing down short …

Biden pledges Covid aid for US as poor countries win cheaper tests

Jan 22 2021

New US President Joe Biden was due Friday to order more help for Americans struggling to cope with the pandemic in the …

Biden orders expanded aid to address growing hunger crisis

Jan 22 2021

President Joe Biden is ordering an expansion of government benefits for hungry Americans, after the coronavirus pandemic …

Italy probes 'TikTok challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

Jan 22 2021

Italian prosecutors have opened a probe into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a …

Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

Jan 22 2021

The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed Western demands to release Russia's most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny, …

Germany Covid deaths top 50,000 as Biden declares war on virus

Jan 22 2021

Germany's Covid-19 death toll passed 50,000 Friday as it reeled from a second wave, while new US president Joe Biden …

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Jan 22 2021

Rescuers said Friday it could take at least another two weeks to free miners trapped underground in eastern China, …

Japan dismisses Olympics cancellation report as teams back Games

Jan 22 2021

Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as heavyweights …

Bond movie 'No Time To Die' delayed again by pandemic

Jan 22 2021

Much-delayed James Bond movie "No Time To Die" was postponed again due to the pandemic Thursday, with studio MGM …

Navalny allies face jail ahead of weekend protests

Jan 22 2021

Allies of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny were facing possible fines and prison time on Friday in …

One year after lockdown, Wuhan clubbers hit the dancefloor

Jan 22 2021

Glow-in-the-dark rabbit ears, pulsating beats, and a flexible attitude to masks: nightlife in China's Wuhan is back with …

Japan says 'no truth' in Tokyo Olympics cancellation report

Jan 22 2021

Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as Prime Minister …

Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline

Jan 22 2021

The number of people taking their own lives in Japan rose for the first time in over a decade last year, as the pandemic …

Zidane, Villas-Boas under the cosh, Zlatan boosts Milan - what to watch in Europe this weekend

Jan 22 2021

Real Madrid hope to put an embarrassing midweek cup exit behind them, while Andre Villas-Boas's future is under scrutiny …

Swedish archaeologists take to the waves to protect Baltic wrecks

Jan 22 2021

On a small boat on the choppy waters of Stockholm's archipelago, four maritime archaeologists pulled on wetsuits and …

Google threatens to block Australians over media law

Jan 22 2021

Google threatened Friday to block Australians from using its search service unless the government changed landmark …

Biden orders spate of new US Covid measures as EU discourages travel

Jan 22 2021

In his first full day as US president, Joe Biden tackled his country's staggering coronavirus caseload with a spate of …

Japan PM 'determined' to hold Olympics despite cancellation report

Jan 22 2021

Japan's prime minister said he was "determined" to hold the Tokyo Olympics as organisers on Friday brushed off a report …

Coffins, fear and desperation: the Covid frontline in 10 pictures

Jan 22 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has shattered economies, left more than two million dead and paralysed lives. Vaccination …

Deadliest catch: Thailand's 'ghost' fishing nets help Covid fight

Jan 22 2021

Underwater divers in plastic-choked waters off the coast of Thailand snip through discarded nets tangled around a reef …

Milan and Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch

Jan 22 2021

AC Milan and Inter Milan resume their duel for the Serie A summit on Saturday days before they face off in their Italian …

Brazilian singer's YouTube hit joins virus fight

Jan 22 2021

Singer MC Fioti, the first Brazilian to garner 1.5 billion views on YouTube, has re-cast the tune from that video -- to …

Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in new war on Covid

Jan 22 2021

President Joe Biden on Thursday tightened mask wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United …

'Fact-checkers' proposed for Nobel peace prize

Jan 22 2021

With truth famously known as the "first casualty of war," a Norwegian parliamentarian announced Thursday that she is …

Biden could have to give up Peloton over security concerns

Jan 22 2021

Joe Biden may have to find another way to stay fit at the White House, as experts worry the president's Peloton …

Facebook 'supreme court' to judge Trump suspension

Jan 22 2021

Facebook on Thursday said it is asking its independent experts to rule on whether former president Donald Trump's …

Judge rejects request to restore web access to Parler platform

Jan 22 2021

A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request by the conservative-friendly social network Parler that would have forced …

Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run ended by Burnley

Jan 21 2021

Jurgen Klopp took responsibility for the sudden collapse of Liverpool's Premier League title defence after their 68-game …

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32, wounded 110

Jan 21 2021

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing that killed 32 people and wounded 110 at a …

Biden seeks five more years for last Russia nuclear pact but no 'reset'

Jan 21 2021

US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, days before the expiration …

Twin suicide bombing in Baghdad kills 32, wounds 110

Jan 21 2021

A rare twin suicide bombing killed 32 people and wounded 110 at a crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursday, Iraq's …

US resumes WHO support, launches $1.9 trillion virus plan

Jan 21 2021

The United States on Thursday said it would resume its funding for the UN's health agency as President Joe Biden shifts …

Biden opens adminstration with war on Covid

Jan 21 2021

On his first full day in the White House, US President Joe Biden on Thursday took aim at his number one priority -- the …

Down's syndrome scientist in first step to sainthood

Jan 21 2021

The French scientist who discovered the cause of Down's syndrome has taken the first step to sainthood, the Vatican said …

Twin suicide bombing in Baghdad kill 32, wound 110

Jan 21 2021

A rare twin suicide bombing killed 32 people and wounded 110 at a crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursday, Iraq's …

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office

Jan 21 2021

President Joe Biden's administration unveiled Thursday its plan to turn the tide on Covid-19 in America, where 400,000 …

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan n first full day in office

Jan 21 2021

Joe Biden's administration unveiled a detailed Covid-19 roadmap Thursday to boost vaccinations and testing while …

Twin suicide blasts in Baghdad leave nearly 30 dead

Jan 21 2021

A rare twin suicide bombing killed nearly 30 people at a crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursday, Iraqi state …

Rescuers scramble to free Chinese miners trapped underground

Jan 21 2021

Chinese rescuers drilled deep into the ground Thursday in an increasingly desperate bid to save 21 miners now trapped …

As pandemic worsens, Biden unveils ambitious Covid-19 strategy

Jan 21 2021

Joe Biden's administration unveiled a detailed Covid-19 roadmap Thursday to boost vaccinations and testing while …

Bundled-up Bernie: 'anti-fashion' Sanders sparks inauguration meme storm

Jan 21 2021

Standing out in a crowd of glamorously dressed guests, Bernie Sanders showed up for the US presidential inauguration in …

Wuhan bustles a year after world's first coronavirus lockdown

Jan 21 2021

Barriers still enclose Wuhan's notorious seafood market -- one of the few immediate reminders the city was once the …

US virus deaths top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst yet to come

Jan 21 2021

New US President Joe Biden warned the worst of the pandemic is still to come, as the number of American coronavirus …

Biden to unveil Covid plan on first full day in office

Jan 21 2021

US President Joe Biden was expected Thursday to unveil his administration's plans to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as …

Springsteen, Katy Perry boost Biden at inauguration concert

Jan 21 2021

Fireworks burst over the White House Wednesday for a star-studded night of socially distanced music celebrating …

With six months to go, cancellation fears cloud Tokyo Olympics

Jan 21 2021

When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, officials promised they would open in 2021 as proof of mankind's …

Europe's top clubs hang tight as financial restraints limit transfers

Jan 21 2021

As the January transfer window enters its final stretch, Europe's top clubs are sitting tight with financial restraints …

Turn back time? Study hints at way to halt decline as we age

Jan 21 2021

The march of time can be unkind to the human body but new research hints at a cause -- and possible solution -- for some …

'Democracy has prevailed': Biden begins U-turn from Trump

Jan 21 2021

Joe Biden took charge as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday with an upbeat call to heal a nation torn …

California WeChat users claim China surveillance in lawsuit

Jan 21 2021

California WeChat users sued its parent company Tencent on Wednesday, saying the mobile app is used for spying on and …

Rich nations 'hugely exaggerate' climate finance: study

Jan 21 2021

Rich countries have over-reported finance to help countries adapt to the impacts of climate change by $20 billion over …

United Airlines says it lost $7.1 bn in 2020 on Covid-19 hit

Jan 21 2021

United Airlines on Wednesday reported it took a hefty loss in 2020 following the devastating hit Covid-19 did to travel, …

Pogba fires Man Utd back to Premier League summit

Jan 21 2021

Paul Pogba produced a moment of magic as Manchester United came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 and reclaim the Premier …

Zidane says he still has players' backing after Real Madrid cup humiliation

Jan 21 2021

Zinedine Zidane insisted his players still believe in him after Real Madrid suffered an embarrassing defeat by …

Nepali climbers overcame 'treacherous' conditions to make history on K2

Jan 21 2021

Nepali climbers who made history at the weekend by becoming the first to summit the world's second-highest mountain in …

'Democracy has prevailed': Biden enters the White House

Jan 21 2021

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States Wednesday with an upbeat call to end the nation's deep schisms …

Three dead as gas blast rips through Madrid building

Jan 20 2021

At least three people were killed on Wednesday when a huge explosion ripped through a building in Madrid, with officials …

'Democracy has prevailed': Biden becomes 46th president

Jan 20 2021

Joe Biden on Wednesday took office as the 46th president of the United States with an optimistic call for unity, vowing …

Lady Gaga, JLo offer rare Washington fashion moment

Jan 20 2021

Joe Biden's inauguration offered the American capital city a rare occasion for glamour, with Lady Gaga leading the way …

Trump leaves icy Washington for loving Florida home

Jan 20 2021

Donald Trump wanted a hero's send-off Wednesday, but had to go all the way to his right-wing Florida heartland to get …

UK virus variant sweeps world as Biden warns worse is to come

Jan 20 2021

A coronavirus variant that emerged in England has swept through more than 60 nations including China, officials …

Twitter shifts US presidential accounts to Biden team

Jan 20 2021

As US President Joe Biden took office on Wednesday, Twitter handed him the reins of an official @POTUS account as part …

Greta Thunberg wishes 'old man' Trump a 'wonderful future'

Jan 20 2021

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday renewed a feud with Donald Trump, saying the outgoing US president …

Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day' after Trump tumult

Jan 20 2021

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States, vowing a "new day" for the United States after …

Three dead as gas blast rocks Madrid building

Jan 20 2021

At least three people were killed on Wednesday when a huge explosion ripped through a building in Madrid, with officials …

Biden begins inauguration, vowing 'new day' after Trump tumult

Jan 20 2021

Joe Biden arrived Wednesday to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, vowing a "new day" for the United …

Biden arrives at US Capitol for inauguration as 46th president

Jan 20 2021

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrived at the US Capitol on Wednesday for their …

Trump heads for Florida, says he 'will be back in some form'

Jan 20 2021

US President Donald Trump left Washington on Wednesday just three hours ahead of the inauguration of his successor Joe …

Trump leaves with snub to Biden and vow to be back

Jan 20 2021

Donald Trump left the White House for the last time Wednesday with a vow to stay in the spotlight and an extraordinary …

Departing Trump gets his parade but little love

Jan 20 2021

Donald Trump wanted a hero's send off Wednesday and the ceremony arranged for him at an Air Force Base outside …

Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

Jan 20 2021

US President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time on Wednesday, heading by helicopter to a nearby …

China latest of 60 nations with UK virus strain as US to rejoin WHO

Jan 20 2021

China confirmed Wednesday that it had detected the UK variant of the coronavirus, joining at least 60 other countries, …

Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era

Jan 20 2021

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US president Wednesday, drawing a curtain on the most tumultuous administration …