Omicron, delta variants combine for decision-making headache
Omicron, delta variants combine for decision-making headache

Governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines with the coronavirus delta variant of COVID-19 pushing up cases in Europe and growing fears over the omicron variant

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South Africa's new COVID cases double in 1 day amid omicron
South Africa's new COVID cases double in 1 day amid omicron

South Africa’s new cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in just one day

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India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now
India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now

India has confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant

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Kremlin says Ukraine may use force to reclaim rebel regions
Kremlin says Ukraine may use force to reclaim rebel regions

The Kremlin has voiced concern about what it described as belligerent rhetoric of the Ukrainian leadership

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US defense chief slams China's drive for hypersonic weapons
US defense chief slams China's drive for hypersonic weapons

The U.S. defense chief says that China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region” and has vowed the U.S. will maintain its capability to deter potential threats posed by China

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Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions
Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions

Governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines as the coronavirus delta variant of COVID-19 pushes up cases in Europe and fears grow over the omicron variant

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Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton
Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton

The sister of a man who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is asking seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton to help save her brother’s life

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Aid official: Afghanistan's crises get 'progressively worse'
Aid official: Afghanistan's crises get 'progressively worse'

A senior international aid official says Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are “progressively getting worse,” with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic hunger

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Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm
Variants, boosters turn rich-poor vaccine gap into chasm

The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world’s poor once

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South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge
South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge

South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign with pop-up sites in shopping centers and at transportation hubs a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus

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Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms
Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says people who aren’t vaccinated will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues

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Austria's new chancellor resigns; predecessor quits politics
Austria's new chancellor resigns; predecessor quits politics

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg has announced he is stepping down just two months after taking over from predecessor Sebastian Kurz

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Pushing COVID-19 boosters, Biden says 'we need to be ready'
Pushing COVID-19 boosters, Biden says 'we need to be ready'

With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases predicted this winter, President Joe Biden is appealing for Americans to get their boosters and get behind his plan to tackle the new omicron variant through wider availability of vaccines and shots

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