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US ending abortion right a ‘huge blow’ to human rights : UN

The decision by the US Supreme Court on Friday to end the right to abortion is "a huge blow to women's human rights and...
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Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday announced a deal to make its prospective antiviral Covid-19 pill available more cheaply in the world's least wealthy...

Funny old world: The week’s offbeat news

From a perfume that promises world peace to a miracle food that could remove the fragrance from cat poo. Your weekly roundup of offbeat...

Honoring those who served on Veterans Day

On Thursday, the United States recognizes Veterans Day, commemorating the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The holiday is recognized across...

Biden to host regional leaders at White House; migration a key issue

President Joe Biden will meet at the White House next week with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, his office said Wednesday, as the...

US reopens borders after 20 months

The United States reopened its borders Monday to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19 after 20 months of travel restrictions, paving the way for...

Ortega a shoo-in as Nicaragua votes with opposition jailed, exiled

The 75-year-old is assured another five-year term with his wife and vice-president, Rosario Murillo, 70, by his side.

Airbnb profit soars on pandemic-era lifestyles

Airbnb on Thursday reported record-high profit in the recently ended quarter as bookings surpassed pre-pandemic numbers, with remote work trends boosting the home-sharing platform. Users...

New US Covid entry requirements begin November 8

The United States on Monday will begin enforcing new Covid-19 testing and vaccination requirements for incoming air travelers. They apply to all air passengers...

US Congress ups pressure on Nicaragua ahead of polls

The bipartisan legislation, which was supported by more Republicans than Democrats, must now be signed into law by President Joe Biden.

American Airlines cancels thousands of flights due to staff shortage

American Airlines has had to cancel more than 2,000 flights since Friday due to staffing shortages triggered by weather-related disruptions, according to FlightAware data. The...
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