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Xi’an lockdown lifted as Beijing virus fight ramps up

BEIJING (AFP) - One of China’s longest coronavirus lockdowns since the start of the pandemic came to an end yesterday as authorities announced the...

Carrot-suited runner breaks marathon world record

UPI - A Utah runner broke a world record by completing an Arizona marathon in two hours, 44 minutes, 12 seconds while dressed as...

Spilled potatoes freeze to Minnesota highway after truck crash

UPI - Transportation officials in Minnesota said a stretch of highway was closed on Thursday when a truck lost its load of potatoes and...

S Korea politician’s wife threatens to jail reporters

SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean opposition party was struggling yesterday to contain the fallout after the wife of its presidential candidate threatened to...

Severe weather brings snow to Athens, Greek islands

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) - A severe weather front hit Greece, with below-freezing temperatures and snowfall in many parts of the country, including the capital...

Water cannon, tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) - Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas on Sunday in Brussels to disperse people protesting COVID-19 vaccinations and...

France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports venues

AP - People who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer allowed in France’s restaurants, tourist sites and sports venues unless they recently recovered...

UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen’s Houthi...

Police arrest ‘Elsa’ as prime suspect behind winter storm

UPI - After a snowstorm froze over the eastern portion of the United States (US), South Carolina police released bodycam footage showing the arrest...

Pakistan swears in Ayesha Malik as first woman Supreme Court...

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik as its first female Supreme Court judge yesterday, a landmark occasion in a nation where activists...

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