US approves Pfizer COVID booster for the elderly and high-risk

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The US has argued it can both provide booster shots at home while distributing doses abroad amid global disparity. The US has authorised the administration...

Thousands of Afghans seeking refuge in regional countries: UNHCR

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UN refugee agency says at least 35,400 Afghan refugees have arrived in Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan since January 1. Tens of thousands of Afghans in...

South African Airways resumes flights after bankruptcy

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SAA survived for decades on government bailouts and was shedding routes even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. South Africa’s embattled national airline has flown its...

Deportation of two Sri Lankans by immigration authorities unconstitutional, Tokyo court rules

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The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ruled that Japanese immigration authorities’ actions toward two Sri Lankan men were unconstitutional. The two men claim that they...

Taliban announces deputy ministers, doubling down on all-male Afghan govt.

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The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake in southeast Australia rocks Melbourne

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck near Melbourne in southern Australia on Wednesday, according to Geoscience Australia. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, the Victorian...

U.S. opening an ‘era of relentless diplomacy’ – Biden says in first UN address

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President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses...

Taliban names deputy ministers, double down on all-male cabinet

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Taliban brings members of the ethnic minority into the cabinet, but fails to appoint any women despite calls for inclusivity. The Taliban government has expanded...

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi pleads not guilty in incitement trial

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The military has put deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, on trial for incitement – the latest in a list of charges that...

Canada PM Trudeau wins historic third term but falls short of majority

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a third term in Canada’s snap election but fell short of regaining the majority he was seeking, faced with...