Pope's recipe to heal his painful knee? A shot of tequila
Pope's recipe to heal his painful knee? A shot of tequila

Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis’ bad knee

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North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis
North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

North Korea has reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as an outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population

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Cannes rolls out red carpet for 75th film festival
Cannes rolls out red carpet for 75th film festival

After a canceled 2020 edition and a scaled back gathering last year, the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday rolled out the red carpet for what organizers hope will be a fully resuscitated French Riviera spectacular

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Nordic NATO bids move forward but Turkey could derail deal
Nordic NATO bids move forward but Turkey could derail deal

Sweden and Finland have pushed ahead with their bid to join NATO even as Turkey insists it won’t let the previously non-aligned Nordic countries into the alliance because of their alleged support for Kurdish militants

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Sweden signs NATO request, Finns to formally endorse move
Sweden signs NATO request, Finns to formally endorse move

Sweden has signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after it announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance

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N. Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases
N. Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in handling the escalating COVID-19 outbreak

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WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable
WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

The head of the World Health Organization says China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant

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Asia stocks mixed after Wall St gain, Powell warns on rates
Asia stocks mixed after Wall St gain, Powell warns on rates

Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street rose and the Federal Reserve's chairman said it will raise interest rates further if needed to cool inflation

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Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs
Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs

Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war

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Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs
Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs

Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war

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North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data
North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data

North Korea says a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manage in isolation

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NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply
NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Finland and Sweden have applied for membership amid concerns over Russia’s war on Ukraine

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Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater
Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal

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