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Nigerian schoolgirls recount kidnapping ordeal

Nigerian schoolgirls recount kidnapping ordeal


Gusau, Nigeria - Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, officials said on Tuesday, as victims described how their abductors had beaten and threatened to shoot them. The pupils from Jangebe, a town in...

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France approves Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for people over 65

France approves Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for people over 65


Paris - The French government says older people with pre-existing conditions can now get Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, revising its stance on the issue. "People affected by co-morbidities can be vaccinated with AstraZeneca, ...

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Prince Philip being monitored in hospital

Prince Philip being monitored in hospital


LONDON – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. Phili...

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CDC director: Variants a real threat in US

CDC director: Variants a real threat in US


Washington - The spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants is threatening to fuel a "potential fourth surge of cases" in the United States, a top health official has warned. The head of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

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Former French president Sarkozy found guilty of corruption

Former French president Sarkozy found guilty of corruption


Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and sentenced to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace for a man who for five years bestrode the national and global stage. A Paris court found th...

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£1.65 billion more to fund Britain’s vaccine rollout

£1.65 billion more to fund Britain’s vaccine rollout


London - British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce an extra £1.65 billion (US$2.30 billion) to fund the country’s fast vaccination rollout as part of his annual budget statement on Wednesday, the finance ministry said. “Protecting ourselv...

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Trump hints at 2024 presidential bid

Trump hints at 2024 presidential bid


Washington - Former President Donald Trump hinted on Sunday at a possible presidential run in 2024, attacked United States President Joe Biden and repeated his fraudulent claims he won the 2020 election in his first major appearance since leaving the...

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Six cases of Brazilian virus variant found in UK

Six cases of Brazilian virus variant found in UK


London - Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain for the first time, English health officials said on Sunday. Three cases were found in England and another three ...

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Surgeon joins Zoom court hearing while operating on patient

Surgeon joins Zoom court hearing while operating on patient


California - A doctor in Sacramento, California joined a traffic court hearing on Zoom while performing surgery on a patient. Scott Green was dressed in surgical scrubs in an operating theatre when he appeared at his virtual trial on Thursday, the...

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