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COVID-positive Czech president appoints new PM from plexiglass cubicle

Czech President Milos Zeman appointed the leader of a centre-right alliance Petr Fiala as prime minister on Sunday in a ceremony he performed from...

Lebanese protesters block roads over economic meltdown

Demonstrators, some of them burning tyres, blocked roads across parts of Lebanon on Monday in protest at the country's economic meltdown, days after the...

Omicron poses “very high” global risk, world must prepare -WHO

The Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a "very high" global risk of infection surges that could have "severe consequences" some...

As Barbados heads toward a republic, some wonder why it matters

As Barbados prepares to form a republic and remove the British queen as its sovereign, some residents in the capital Bridgetown on Sunday acknowledged...

Singapore, Malaysia reopen land border amid worries over the Omicron variant

Singapore and Malaysia reopened one of the world's busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travellers to cross after nearly two years of being...

Ethiopia’s army captures northern Afar town of Chifra -state media

Ethiopia's army has retaken the town of Chifra in Afar region, the state-run broadcaster said on Sunday, its first major seizure from rebellious Tigrayan...

Drones to deliver vaccines, medicines in Jammu

(IANS) The Centre will launch a pilot project on the use of indigenously manufactured drones for delivering medicines in the undulating landscape of Jammu and...

FBI calls dealing with ‘Havana Syndrome’ a top priority

The FBI said on Wednesday that dealing with the issue of "anomalous health incidents" - widely known as Havana Syndrome - is a top...

Italy tightens screws on COVID unvaccinated, extends shot mandate

Italy on Wednesday tightened the screws on people unwilling to take an anti-COVID vaccine, sharply restricting access to an array of services and making...

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