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The Independent - 8 hours 24 min ago
On January 23, 2020, Wuhan, the place where the coronavirus pandemic originated, went into a months-long total lockdown. One year on, local residents reflect on what has changed for the city...
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The Raw Story - 8 hours 25 min ago
In his first call to a foreign leader as US President, Joe Biden spoke with Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau Friday on a number of topics and made plans to continue the conversation next month, Ottawa and Washington said in separate statements. During the conversation, which Canada said lasted approximately 30 minutes, the two leaders covered everything from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the closure of the US-Canada border since March, to environmental protections. In a similar call...
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Associated Press - 9 hours 4 min ago
LONDON (AP) A major British doctors' group is says the U.K. government should "urgently review" it's decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which has Europe's deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people as possible a first dose of vaccine quickly. So far almost...
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Sky News - 9 hours 10 min ago
The London Stock Exchange is hatching plans to create a £300m listed vehicle aimed at bolstering the survival chances of companies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Associated Press - 9 hours 54 min ago
LONDON Britain's main doctors' organization says it is concerned about the U.K.'s decision to give people a second dose of coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by manufacturers and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which has Europe's deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people a first dose of the vaccine as quickly as possible. So far almost 5.5 million people have received a first...
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Mashable - 10 hours 1 min ago
When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series   I learned it on the internet. As a lifelong crafting cynic, I never thought I’d knit anything . But at 10 months into the coronavirus pandemic, I can proudly say I am now a bona fide knitter — up to my elbows in a hobby I love with tons of finished projects I actually enjoy.  For years, when it came to crafting...
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Yard Barker - 12 hours 10 min ago
With the Barcelona presidential elections due to take place tomorrow, but suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, time is of the essence to ensure that they're able to take place on a revised date, potentially March 7.
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Associated Press - 13 hours 4 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka's health minister, who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer, has tested positive for COVID-19. A Health Ministry official on Saturday confirmed that Pavithra Wanniarachchi became the highest-ranking official to be infected with the virus. She and her immediate contacts have been asked to self-quarantine. Doctors have said there is no scientific basis for the syrup as remedy for the coronavirus. It's said to contain...
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BBC - 13 hours 19 min ago
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday morning.
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The Guardian - 15 hours 57 sec ago
Stricter controls appear likely, with government's approach in stark contrast to that during first Covid wave Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Slumped on the sofa after another day of home schooling, many families will have longingly eyed adverts for getaways: sun, sandy beaches and glittering pools, a much-needed reward after a year in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. But ministers are becoming increasingly concerned they may have to ask the British public...
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Associated Press - 15 hours 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office, has painted a bleak picture of the country's immediate future, warning Americans that it will take months, not weeks, to reorient a nation facing a historic convergence of crises. The dire language is meant as a call to action, but it's also a deliberate effort to temper expectations. In addition, it is an explicit rejection of President Donald Trump's...
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Associated Press - 15 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause. Members of the ex-presidents club pose together for pictures. They smile and pat each other on the back while milling around historic events, or sit somberly side by side at VIP funerals. They take on special projects together....
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Associated Press - 15 hours 48 min ago
BEIJING (AP) Canada said its officials have met online with former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who has been held in China for more than two years in a case related to an executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Canada's Foreign Ministry said officials led by Ambassador Dominic Barton were given "on-site virtual consular access" to Kovrig on Thursday. The ministry said it was unable to release further details. Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined since Dec. 10, 2018...
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CNN - 15 hours 58 min ago
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.
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Associated Press - 17 hours 20 min ago
WUHAN, China (AP) A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a fog-shrouded park beside the mighty Yangtze River. Life has largely returned to normal in the city of 11 million, even as the rest of the world grapples with the spread of the virus' more contagious variants...
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Associated Press - 18 hours 40 min ago
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points, Eli Brooks added 11 and No. 7 Michigan relied on a staunch defense to beat Purdue 70-53 on Friday night. The Wolverines (13-1, 8-1 Big Ten) maintained their stranglehold on the conference lead by winning their fifth straight in the series. Trevion Williams had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers, who never led as their four-game winning streak came to an end. Purdue (11-6, 5-4) played without guard Sasha Stefanovic...
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Associated Press - 18 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America's commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors. Biden's call to Trudeau came after the Canadian prime minister this week publicly expressed disappointment over Biden's decision one of his first acts as president to issue an executive order...
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Buzz Feed - 18 hours 53 min ago
As renters and landlords seek more government relief in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the larger crisis of housing affordability looms. View Entire Post ›...
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Comicbook - 19 hours 9 min ago
Another domino has fallen in the 2021 movie release calendar as Paramount Pictures has delayed their horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II once again. Originally scheduled to be released on March 18 last year, the studio pushed the movie back at the last minute due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to a September ...
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Variety - 19 hours 35 min ago
Add “A Quiet Place Part II” to the growing list of 2021 films that have already been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Paramount’s post-apocalyptic thriller — directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt — has been postponed for a third time. It will now open in theaters on Sept. 17. “A Quiet Place […]...
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Associated Press - 20 hours 3 min ago
HONG KONG (AP) Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. Hong Kong has been grappling to contain a fresh wave of the coronavirus since November. Over 4,300 cases have been recorded in the last two months, making up nearly 40% of the city's total. Coronavirus cases in Hong Kong's Yau Tsim Mong district a working-class neighborhood with old buildings and subdivided flats made up about half...
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Variety - 20 hours 59 min ago
Despite disruptions to the music industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Big Hit Entertainment, the management company behind K-pop superstars BTS, had a booming 2020. Last year saw BTS fully penetrate the U.S. music market, landing a No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, massive YouTube tallies, a Grammy nomination and swift album sales. In […]...
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CBS News - 21 hours 5 min ago
President Biden has signed two executive orders in an effort to help Americans who are struggling economically during the coronavirus pandemic. Nancy Cordes has more.
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Associated Press - 21 hours 38 min ago
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) North Dakota health officials say three more people have died from COVID-19 in the state, bringing the overall death toll from the pandemic to 1,403. An additional 196 new cases of the virus were confirmed Friday. Health officials say a total of 96,567 people have had the virus in South Dakota since last March. Officials say 93,980 people have recovered. Fifty-three people remained in a hospital Friday, down one from the previous day. Active cases statewide rose slightly, to...
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