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Russia Sets Another Daily COVID Death Record

Russian government officials Tuesday recommended closing workplaces after the nation again set a daily record for COVID-19 deaths and nearly 34,000 new infections.Russia’s government coronavirus task force reported 1,015 deaths over the past 24 hours, …

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WHO Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shot for Immunocompromised

The World Health Organization is recommending that people with weakened immune systems be given a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.A panel of WHO vaccine advisers said the additional dose would help immunocompromised people because that population …

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WHO Chief: ‘No Country Can Vaccinate Its Way Out of This Pandemic in Isolation’

“The pandemic has destabilized societies, economies, and governments. It has shown that there is no global security without global health security,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a recent address to ambas…

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WHO: Most of Africa Has Missed 10 Percent COVID-19 Vaccination Goal

GENEVA — Fifteen African countries have succeeded in fully vaccinating at least 10 percent of their populations against COVID-19 by September 30, a goal set by the World Health Organization in May. However, that leaves two-thirds of the continent’s 54 …

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World Bank Forecasts Slow Economic Growth for East Asia and Pacific Region Due to COVID-19

The World Bank is predicting slower economic growth for developing nations in the East Asia and Pacific regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A report issued by the bank Tuesday said while China’s economy is expected to grow by 8.5% in 2021, the rest of…

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New Airstrike Hits Capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Ethiopian forces carried out an airstrike Thursday on Mekelle, their third on the Tigray regional capital this week, as the government attempts to weaken the Tigrayan forces they’ve been fighting for almost a year.Spokesman Legesse Tulu told reporters …

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New Airstrike Hits Capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Ethiopian forces carried out an airstrike Thursday on Mekelle, their third on the Tigray regional capital this week, as the government attempts to weaken the Tigrayan forces they’ve been fighting for almost a year.Spokesman Legesse Tulu told reporters …

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State Department Recap: October 13-20

WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing this week:US-South AmericaPromoting democracy and managing migration are the focus of Blinken’s first trip to Ecuador and Colombia from Oc…

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US Student Faces Prison for Helping Islamic State

CHICAGO — A former Chicago college student was convicted Monday of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.Thomas Osadzinski, 22, wrote a computer code to help IS bypass programs designed to block the group’s propaganda, prose…

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Covid-19: Uganda’s education minister blocks reopening of international schools

Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, who is also the country’s First Lady, has rejected pleas by the Belgian ambassador to reopen international schools before the end of the year.The envoy had made the request to the government am…

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Covid-19: Uganda’s education minister blocks reopening of international schools

Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, who is also the country’s First Lady, has rejected pleas by the Belgian ambassador to reopen international schools before the end of the year.The envoy had made the request to the government am…

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