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 2022-01-19 18:13 

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Algeria closes schools for ten days over Omicron -official...

Algeria has decided to close its schools for ten days after it registered a rise in Omicron cases, an official statement said on Wednesday....

 2022-01-19 18:09 

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Soccer Italy's Supreme Court confirms Brazil striker Robinho 9-year rape verdict | Reuters...

Italy's Supreme Court confirmed the conviction of former AC Milan and Brazil striker Robinho to nine years in prison for his involvement in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013, his lawyer said on Wednesday....

 2022-01-19 18:08 

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Prior COVID infection more protective than vaccination during Delta surge, U.S. study finds | Reuters...

People who had previously been infected with COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated alone, suggesting that natural immunity was a more potent shield than vaccines against that variant, California and New Yo...

 2022-01-19 18:06 

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India's expert panel advises full approval for Covishield, Covaxin...

The Indian drug regulator's subject expert committee on Wednesday recommended full approval for Covishield and Covaxin, the two COVID-19 vaccines that have dominated the country's inoculation drive....

 2022-01-19 18:04 

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Starbucks suspends vaccine, test requirement after U.S. court ruling...

Starbucks Corp suspended COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement for U.S. employees that had been mandated by the government, according to a memo sent to workers on Tuesday, following an adverse U.S. Supreme Court ruling....

 2022-01-19 18:02 

AP

Charges filed in attack on California vaccine clinic staff...

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man who allegedly punched two medical assistants at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Southern California and groped a nurse providing him ......

 2022-01-19 17:57 

UPI

Social media pages belonging to Britain's Prince Andrew deleted amid scandal...

Social media accounts belonging to Britain's Prince Andrew were purged on Wednesday -- amid a sexual assault scandal and his new status as a private citizen no longer recognized as an official member of the royal family....

 2022-01-19 17:57 

AP

Man accused of fatal subway shove arraigned on murder charge...

NEW YORK (AP) — The man accused of pushing a woman to her death in a New York City subway station was arraigned on a murder charge Wednesday and ordered held without bail.Simon Martial, 61, was ch......

 2022-01-19 17:57 

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225.13-pound ball of human hair breaks Guinness World Record...

A ball of human hair started by an Ohio salon owner before being turned over to Ripley's Believe It or Not! broke a Guinness World Record when it grew to 225.13 pounds....

 2022-01-19 17:54 

Reuters

Disney names Rebecca Campbell as new international content group lead...

Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it has named Rebecca Campbell as the lead for its new hub for international content creation to increase regional content for its streaming services....

 2022-01-19 17:50 

AP

Voting changes and more in Democrats' broad elections bill...

The sweeping elections bill being considered by the Senate is about far more than voting.The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would create national automatic voter registration, allow all voters ......

 2022-01-19 17:47 

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'The Voice' taken off air as #MeToo scandal hits Dutch television...

The original Dutch version of global blockbuster TV talent show The Voice, which spawned local versions in over 150 countries, has been taken off the air after allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour, includingby celebrities....

 2022-01-19 17:47 

AP

Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain lifetime award for comedy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. The 59......

 2022-01-19 17:46 

AP

US begins offering free COVID test kits, but doubts persist...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, all Americans can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. But the White House push may do little to ease the omicron surge, and ......

 2022-01-19 17:45 

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Watch: Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway play WeWork couple in 'WeCrashed'...

"WeCrashed," a new drama starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway as Adam and Rebekah Neumann, is coming to Apple TV+ in March....

 2022-01-19 17:42 

AP

Taliban economy conference in Kabul stresses need for funds...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five months into their rule of Afghanistan, the Taliban have increased revenue, cracked down on corruption and collected a surprising $1 billion in exports, the U.N. repre......

 2022-01-19 17:41 

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Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor...

Comedian Jon Stewart, whose irreverent brand of political and media satire made him a beloved figure on television, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington in April, becoming the 23rd recipient of the prize...

 2022-01-19 17:39 

AP

Bronx native Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs...

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise.New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that ......

 2022-01-19 17:39 

AP

Co-op to receive power from largest wind farm in ND...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota-based cooperative plans to receive power from what is expected to be the largest stand-alone wind farm in North Dakota. The Great River Energy cooperative and wind......

 2022-01-19 17:39 

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Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling...

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month.In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant......

 2022-01-19 17:39 

AP

Police: 2 dead at short-staffed NC long-term care facility...

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two patients were found dead at a short-staffed North Carolina long-term care facility amid last weekend's winter storm after residents requested a welfare check, according......

 2022-01-19 17:36 

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Valneva says early studies show COVID-19 vaccine effective against Omicron...

French biotech firm Valneva said on Wednesday that preliminary studies showed that three doses of its inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate neutralised the Omicron variant of the disease....

 2022-01-19 17:35 

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'Horizon Forbidden West': Aloy travels to a dangerous frontier in new trailer...

The planet is dying and Aloy is searching for answers in the new story trailer for upcoming PlayStation exclusive title, "Horizon Forbidden West."...

 2022-01-19 17:35 

UPI

Record demand for power expected as snow, cold envelop Israel...

Demand for electricity across Israel soared on Wednesday as the country saw plummeting temperatures and significant snowfall....

 2022-01-19 17:34 

AP

UN chief says 'demonstrable effort' at peace in Ethiopia...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general said Wednesday he was delighted to hear "there is now a demonstrable effort to make peace" in Ethiopia after more than 14 months of war, b......

 2022-01-19 17:33 

Reuters

Erdogan urges Turks to convert foreign currency savings to lira...

President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkish citizens and companies on Wednesday to convert their foreign currency savings into Turkish lira, as Ankara seeks to boost demand for the local currency....

 2022-01-19 17:31 

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LIVE MARKETS TSA and airline stocks: Omicron departure delayed, next blizzard ETA TBA...

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 2022-01-19 17:29 

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Montenegro opposition, one ruling coalition grouping seek no-confidence vote in Cabinet...

Montenegro's opposition parties and one grouping in the ruling coalition jointly proposed a no-confidence motion on Wednesday in Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic's Cabinet....

 2022-01-19 17:28 

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Morgan Stanley's $10 trln target leads to another...

James Gorman has set his firm a big new target and hinted at another. The Morgan Stanley boss on Wednesday outlined fresh long-term goals including an ambition to grow the Wall Street firm's client investments to $10 trillion, from $6.5 trillion today...

 2022-01-19 17:28 

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Luckin Coffee plans to relist in U.S. two years after accounting fraud - FT...

Luckin Coffee plans to relist its shares in the United States, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, two years after the Chinese coffee chain's $300 million accounting scandal....

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