Elon Musk space rocket on collision course with the Moon

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Astronomer Jonathan McDowell says the effects of the crash will be minor and it is possible similar impacts have taken place unnoticed. A chunk of...

Pfizer and BioNTech start trials of new Omicron-specific jab

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Pfizer and BioNTech have started clinical trials of a new Covid vaccine which targets the Omicron variant. The companies plan to test the protection gained...

US rejects Russian demand to bar Ukraine from NATO

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The US has rejected Russia’s demand to bar Ukraine from NATO, amid warnings Russia might invade its neighbour. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was giving...

Sri Lanka to pay $200m compensation for failed organic farm drive

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A million farmers whose crops failed under a botched scheme to establish the world’s first 100-percent organic farming nation will be compensated. Sri Lanka has...

At Oslo talks, West presses Taliban on rights, girls education

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Afghan FM Muttaqi says Oslo meeting will help secure support for humanitarian, health and education sectors. Western diplomats have told the Taliban that humanitarian aid...

Indonesia: Brawl and fire in nightclub leaves at least 19 dead

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A fight and a fire at a nightclub in Indonesia’s West Papua province have left at least 19 people dead. One person was stabbed to...

Do not assume COVID pandemic reaching ‘end game’, WHO warns

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that it was dangerous to assume the Omicron variant would herald the end...

Burkina Faso army deposes president in West Africa’s latest coup

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Burkina Faso’s army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed...

Several wounded in shooting in German city; gunman dead

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A lone gunman wounded several people at a lecture theater in the southwestern German city of Heidelberg on Monday, police said. Police said in a...

UAE blocks missiles as Yemen’s Houthis attack region’s business hub

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(Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates, the tourism and commercial hub of the Gulf region, on Monday said it had foiled a second missile...