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WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk

The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is “very high” based on early evidence Learn More


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Iran strikes hard line as talks over nuclear deal resume

Iran is striking a hard line after just one day of restarted talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal More »


Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world’s desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines More »


Rights group: Taliban kill, abduct dozens of ex-officers

Human Rights Watch says that Afghanistan's Taliban fighters have killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since taking power in mid-August More »


German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

A former member of the Islamic State group has been convicted by a German court of genocide and committing a war crime over the death of a 5-year-old girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die More »


Far-right pundit to launch campaign for French presidency

A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions is poised to officially enter the race for France’s presidency More »


Inflation in 19 nations using euro hits record high of 4.9%

Official figures show that consumer prices across the 19 countries that use the euro currency are rising at a record rate More »


Fire in Barcelona kills family of 4, including 2 children

Spanish officials say a fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona has killed four members of the same family including two children ages 1 and 3 More »


Sweden's first female prime minister presents her government

Sweden’s first female prime minister has presented her one-party minority government with only a few changes compared to her previous Cabinet More »


Kuwait's exiled opposition returns home after royal pardon

Several prominent Kuwaiti opposition figures have returned home from a decade of self-exile after getting amnesty from the ruling emir More »


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