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Evacuations as Storm Christoph affects UK

Evacuations as Storm Christoph affects UK


London – People have been evacuated from a "large number" of homes in South Wales, as Storm Christoph brought widespread flooding across England and Wales. About 2 000 homes in the Didsbury and Northenden areas of Manchester, Ruthin and Bangor-on-...

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QAnon followers get reality check as Biden is sworn in

QAnon followers get reality check as Biden is sworn in


SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – For three years, adherents of the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory awaited a so-called Great Awakening, scouring anonymous web postings from a shadowy “Q” figure and parsing statements by former U.S. President Donald Trump, ...

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Biden to sign ten executive orders to tackle COVID-19

Biden to sign ten executive orders to tackle COVID-19


Washington - President Joe Biden is set to sign ten executive orders to boost the fight against COVID-19 which has ravaged the United States. Vaccination will be accelerated and testing increased. Emergency legislation will be used to increase pro...

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Cannabis farm found in London

Cannabis farm found in London


LONDON – The first cannabis farm has been found in London’s historic financial district, where office buildings have been emptied because of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19, British police said on Wednesday. The City of London Police s...

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Biden’s first executive orders

Biden’s first executive orders


WASHINGTON – United States president Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. The a...

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Biden sworn in as president

Biden sworn in as president


WASHINGTON – Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, vowing to end the ‘uncivil war’ in a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400 0...

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Harris makes history

Harris makes history


WASHINGTON – Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as Joe Biden’s vice president, becoming the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the second highest U.S. office. Looking ahead, Harris...

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Trump: We will be back

Trump: We will be back


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump left the White House and Washington for a final time as commander-in-chief on Wednesday after a tumultuous presidency stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions, and a pandemic that caused 400 000 U.S. d...

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Woman detained over ‘indecent cakes’

Woman detained over ‘indecent cakes’


Cairo – A woman in Egypt was briefly detained after being accused of baking "indecent" cakes, local media say. The cakes, topped with genitalia and underwear fashioned out of fondant icing, were eaten at a birthday party at an exclusive Cairo spor...

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US calls China’s repression of Uighurs genocide

US calls China’s repression of Uighurs genocide


Beijing - China has committed genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim peoples, outgoing United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. President-elect Joe Biden's choice for secretary of state, Antony B...