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 2022-01-12 11:58 

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German president calls for debate over COVID vaccine mandate...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president called Wednesday for a thorough debate over plans for compulsory coronavirus vaccinations in the country, saying such a drastic measure needs to be comprehensively justified. Chancellor Olaf Scholz has backed ca...

 2022-01-12 11:54 

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Edmunds: Shopping for a car this year will not be the same...

2021 was an unusual year for the automotive industry. While customer demand for new cars rebounded from the economic uncertainty of 2020, automakers found themselves unable to meet that demand because of semiconductor chip shortages and supply chain probl...

 2022-01-12 11:53 

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Sweden to help households as electricity prices soar...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden announced Wednesday it had earmarked some 6 billion kronor ($661 million) for a temporary scheme to help the most affected households across the Scandinavian country to cope with high electricity bills this winter. Households...

 2022-01-12 11:53 

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Austrian FM: EU ready to help Lebanon if leaders reform...

BEIRUT (AP) — Austria's foreign minister said Wednesday that the European Union wants to help Lebanon escape its economic meltdown, but only if the country's leaders clean up Beirut's affairs. Alexander Schallenberg told reporters after ...

 2022-01-12 11:32 

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Top Indian court intervenes in hate speeches against Muslims...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday said it will take up a petition seeking prosecution of several saffron-robed Hindu religious leaders for allegedly making highly provocative speeches against Muslims at a closed-door meeting last m...

 2022-01-12 11:31 

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Djokovic: Not isolating after COVID infection was 'error'...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic knew he'd tested positive for COVID-19 when he attended a newspaper interview and photo shoot in Serbia last month, saying Wednesday he made an "error of judgment" and should have immediately go...

 2022-01-12 10:59 

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WHO: COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable...

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus infections in the last week jumped by about 55%, although the number of deaths remained stable, the World Health Organization said in its latest pandemic report. In the weekly report issued Tuesday night, ...

 2022-01-12 10:59 

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Biden sending more COVID tests to schools to keep them open...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge. The White House announced Wednesday that the administration is making a dedicated stream of ...

 2022-01-12 10:59 

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Rat who detected land mines in Cambodia dies in retirement...

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A land mine-detecting rat in Cambodia who received a prestigious award for his life-saving duty has died in retirement, the charity for which he had worked has announced. Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, passed away ...

 2022-01-12 10:59 

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UK's Johnson faces Parliament test over lockdown party claim...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a high-stakes showdown Wednesday in Parliament that could help defuse a crisis over claims that he and his staff held broke coronavirus lockdown rules with illicit parties — or fan the f...

 2022-01-12 10:58 

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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US...

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. The reason: The variant has proved so wildly contagious that i...

 2022-01-12 10:15 

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Health Minister confirms Taipei City infections as 'old case'...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) announced on Wednesday that a recently confirmed infection reported in Taipei City is an "old case." Four local cases were reported today, with three being confirmed as c...

 2022-01-12 10:05 

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Hong Kong 'patriots only' legislature convenes first session...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislature convened Wednesday for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only "patriots" who have proven their loyalty to Beijing could run as candidates...

 2022-01-12 10:05 

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Putin: Russia on the verge of a new virus surge...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is facing a new surge of coronavirus infections because of the highly contagious omicron variant. "It's obvious that we are in a very difficult situation today, in a situation...

 2022-01-12 10:04 

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Austrian FM: Lebanon can get IMF aid if Beirut makes reforms...

BEIRUT (AP) — Austria's foreign minister said Wednesday that the European Union wants to help Lebanon escape its economic meltdown, but only if the country's leaders clean up Beirut's affairs. Alexander Schallenberg told reporters after ...

 2022-01-12 10:00 

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Malaysian new immigrant author debuts latest picture book...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Malaysian new immigrant Maniniwei () is set to debut her latest picture book on Malaysian folktales on Jan. 17 at the Nan-Liao Branch Library () in Hsinchu. "Mat Jenin" () is often known as a daydreamer and an unrea...

 2022-01-12 09:59 

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Amid Djokovic backlash, Australia grapples with omicron wave...

SYDNEY (AP) — Like millions of others in the most locked-down place on the planet, Melbourne resident Rav Thomas dutifully spent 262 days confined to his home as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. He got vaccinated. And the single father of two found ways...

 2022-01-12 09:53 

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Global stocks, Wall St up after Powell says rates to rise...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and Wall Street futures advanced Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said U.S. monetary policy would return to normal and interest rates might be raised earlier than planned. London and Frankfurt opene...

 2022-01-12 08:54 

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Kazakhstan detains nearly 1,700 more after violent unrest...

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakh authorities said Wednesday they detained 1,678 more people in the past 24 hours over their alleged participation in the violent unrest that rocked the former Soviet nation last week, the worst since Kazakhstan gained independenc...

 2022-01-12 08:53 

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Scoring in NFL takes biggest drop in more than 40 years...

The NFL's steady increase in offensive production took a step back this season. The average points per game for teams dropped from a record 24.8 in 2021 to 23 this season as improved defense, some quarterback-related COVID absences, more holding calls...

 2022-01-12 08:52 

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49ers executive Ran Carthon aims to run a team of his own...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ran Carthon had been preparing to be an NFL general manager decades before he even got involved with an NFL team. As a kid growing up, Carthon would talk with his NFL playing dad, Maurice, about the talent level of various...

 2022-01-12 08:35 

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NATO, Russia in high-level talks as Ukraine tensions simmer...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior NATO and Russian officials are meeting Wednesday to try to bridge seemingly irreconcilable differences over the future of Ukraine, amid deep skepticism that Russian President Vladimir Putin's security proposals for easing ...

 2022-01-12 08:31 

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For victims, Syria torture trial is 1st step toward justice...

BERLIN (AP) — Victims of torture in Syria and human rights activists say they hope the upcoming verdict in a landmark trial will be a first step toward justice for countless Syrians who suffered abuse at the hands of President Bashar Assad's gov...

 2022-01-12 07:55 

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With more girls pregnant, Zimbabwe pushes a return to school...

MUREHWA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Inside a sparsely furnished two-room home in rural Zimbabwe, a 3-month-old baby cries. His mother, Virginia Mavhunga, spends her days making trips to the well with a bucket on her head, selling fruits and vegetables at the r...

 2022-01-12 07:54 

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Kanaya, Nakajima following big footsteps of Hideki Matsuyama...

HONOLULU (AP) — The Monday morning of the first Japan Golf Tour event of the year was no time to be anywhere except in front of a television. That's where Takumi Kanaya and Keita Nakajima could be found in Nagoya last April, each captivated by i...

 2022-01-12 07:53 

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Once a near COVID-free utopia, Australia sees omicron surge...

SYDNEY (AP) — Like millions of others in the most locked-down place on the planet, Melbourne resident Rav Thomas dutifully spent 262 days confined to his home as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. He got vaccinated. And the single father of two found ways...

 2022-01-12 07:04 

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Rescuers resume search at collapsed building site in SKorea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Wednesday resumed their search for six missing construction workers believed to be trapped at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangju. About 10 vehicles were destroyed and doze...

 2022-01-12 07:00 

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Taiwan reports surge of 92 imported, 4 local COVID-19 cases...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) reported 4 new local COVID-19 cases and 92 imported infections on Wednesday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 17,559. According to the CECC, the local cases include two m...

 2022-01-12 06:59 

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Japan minister aims to control COVID while achieving growth...

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese minister responsible for containing COVID-19 while steering the world's third largest economy toward growth says he is confident he can carry out that precarious "balancing act." "We know infectious diseases...

 2022-01-12 06:54 

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Malkin scores twice in return, Penguins defeat Ducks 4-1...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored twice and had an assist in his season debut, Jeff Carter added two goals and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Malkin had not played since und...

 2022-01-12 06:54 

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Old Florida Keys bridge reopens to pedestrians, bicyclists...

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A segment of a 110-year-old Florida Keys bridge is reopening to pedestrians and bicyclists on Wednesday following a $44 million restoration project. Rehabilitation construction on the oft-photographed 2.2-mile (3.5-km) span of ...

 2022-01-12 06:53 

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Clippers rally from 25 down in 2nd half, stun Nuggets 87-85...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amir Coffey had 18 points, Reggie Jackson scored 11 of his 13 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second half for a stunning 87-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday ni...

 2022-01-12 06:53 

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Nylander lifts Maple Leafs past Golden Knights, 4-3 in SO...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Nylander scored in regulation and got the winner in a shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Tuesday night. Auston Matthews and Ilya Mikheyev also scored in regulation as as Toronto improved...

 2022-01-12 06:52 

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Couture, Sharks dodge fake octopus for OT win vs Detroit...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture scored in overtime moments after a fan threw a fake octopus on the ice and the San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Tuesday night. The octopus — a longstanding fan tradition in Detroit — hi...

 2022-01-12 06:04 

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AP Photos: Hundreds protest over controversial Indian act...

KOHIMA, India (AP) — Hundreds of people walked over 40 miles on Tuesday in India's northeast to demand the repeal of a controversial act that grants special powers to Indian troops, following a deadly incident last month when soldiers killed ove...

 2022-01-12 05:59 

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Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report...

NEW YORK (AP) — For two years, coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations have been widely used barometers of the pandemic's march across the world. But the omicron wave is making a mess of the usual statistics, forcing news organizations to r...

 2022-01-12 05:59 

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tests positive for COVID-19...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, his office announced. Justice said in a statement he woke up with a cough and congestion, then developed a headache and high fever. The 70-year-old gove...

 2022-01-12 05:50 

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Taiwanese celebrity announces marriage to Thai husband...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwanese celebrity Ami Jan (), also known as Teng Li-ying (), showcased her marriage license to her Thai husband on Jan. 8 to her fans. Ami Jan, who is regular on the Taiwanese show "Queen" () posted on her Faceboo...

 2022-01-12 05:34 

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Former Senate leader Harry Reid to lie in state at Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Harry Reid will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol as colleagues and friends pay tribute to a hardscrabble Democrat who rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to the most powerful position in the U.S. Senate. Rei...

 2022-01-12 05:34 

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Universal health care bill advances in California Assembly...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats on Tuesday took their first step toward abolishing the private health insurance market in the nation's most populous state and replacing it with a government-run plan that they promised would never ...

 2022-01-12 05:34 

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Twin panda cubs debut at Tokyo zoo, woo devoted fans...

TOKYO (AP) — Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance Wednesday before devoted fans in Tokyo but only briefly for now — just for three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant. The twins, male cub X...

 2022-01-12 05:34 

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Democrats try to stamp out school closures as virus surges...

When Chicago teachers went on strike last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation's third-largest school district, Democratic Party officials leapt into action. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pushed for a quick end to the job action and...

 2022-01-12 05:34 

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TIMELINE: Novak Djokovic's bid to compete at Australian Open...

Novak Djokovic's bid to get around rules requiring players at the Australian Open to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is still in limbo. Two panels approved his request for a medical exemption in order to enter Victoria state — where the year'...

 2022-01-12 04:58 

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Year later, Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court...

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A year after unprecedented charges against a former Michigan governor, the Flint water prosecution of Rick Snyder and eight others is moving slowly, bogged down by disputes over millions of documents and even whether some cases w...

 2022-01-12 04:56 

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Jones scores 22, leads No. 21 Texas past Oklahoma 66-52...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones scored a season-best 22 points and made four steals, and No. 21 Texas beat Oklahoma 66-52 on Tuesday night. Texas (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) led by 20 points six minutes into the second half. Oklahoma (12-4, 2-2) cut the de...

 2022-01-12 04:55 

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Texas A&M improves to 14-2, cruises past Ole Miss 67-51...

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Henry Coleman III scored 18 points as Texas A&M cruised to its seventh-straight win, beating Mississippi 67-51 on Tuesday night. Texas A&M (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) is 6-0 against Ole Miss at home and off to i...

 2022-01-12 04:55 

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Morant scores 29, Grizzlies beat Warriors for 10th straight...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 29 points, including five in the final minute, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 116-108 Tuesday night for their 10th straight win. Ziaire Williams and Tyus Jones had 17 points each for M...

 2022-01-12 04:54 

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Duchene scores 2nd goal in OT, Predators top Avalanche 5-4...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene scored two goals, including the game-winner on a power play 3:01 into overtime, and the streaking Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Tuesday night. Luke Kunin also scored twice, Tanner Jeannot...

 2022-01-12 04:54 

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Ingram's 3 late 3s lift Pelicans past Timberwolves, 128-125...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram capped a 33-point, nine-assist performance by hitting three 3-pointers in the final 1:13 — the last with less than a second left — and the New Orleans Pelicans edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-125 on...

 2022-01-12 04:53 

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China's Tianjin orders more testing on 14 million residents...

BEIJING (AP) — The northern Chinese city of Tianjin ordered a second round of COVID-19 testing on all 14 million residents Wednesday following the discovery of 97 cases of the omicron variant during initial screenings that began Sunday. Residents ar...

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