COVID-19 variant first found in U.K. accounts for 70% of cases in Pakistan: researchers

A coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom now accounts for up to 70 per cent of COVID-19 infections across Pakistan, a research centre studying the disease in the…

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25 dead, 52 injured after explosion near Afghan school in Kabul: officials

By Kabul Bureau Reuters Posted May 8, 2021 10:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size…

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China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event on Uyghur repression next week

China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other…

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EU and India relaunch trade quest at coronavirus-hit summit

PORTO (AFP) – The EU and India were set to bolster warming ties at a virtual summit on Saturday (May 8) by relaunching long-stalled trade talks and agreeing to work…

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US’s biggest gasoline pipeline halted after cyberattack

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Colonial Pipeline, the largest US gasoline and diesel pipeline system, halted all operations on Friday (May 7) after a cybersecurity attack and said it was working…

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U.S. stand on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents is no ‘magic bullet’: European Union

European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would bring no short or midterm relief. They instead urged…

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Belgians brave rain to return to outdoor tables after Covid-19 lockdown lifted

BRUSSELS (AFP) – After almost seven months of a second national lockdown, a thirsty Belgium, heartland of European beer, returned gingerly to outside tables on Saturday (May 8). The wet…

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Fresh pizza vending machine prompts curiosity and horror in Rome

ROME (REUTERS) – Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy’s most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which…

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Mayor of Mexican town arrested over missing activist

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – The mayor of a town in south-west Mexico and two others have been arrested over the forced disappearance of an anti-corruption activist, the local prosecutor’s office…

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France charges three over neo-Nazi attack plot

PARIS (AFP) – Three members of a neo-Nazi group arrested in eastern France on suspicion of planning an attack on a masonic lodge have been charged, a judicial source said…

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