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 2021-01-22 14:03 

UPI

President Joe Biden to sign orders for $15 minimum wage, aid for low-income families...

On his second full day in the White House, President Joe Biden plans to sign two executive orders on Friday that direct his administration to provide economic help to millions of Americans....

 2021-01-22 14:00 

UPI

Pegasus World Cup tops weekend horse racing action...

Saturday's $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, a key bridge from the Breeders' Cup Classic to next month's Saudi Cup and the Dubai World Cup in March, tops the weekend horse racing agenda....

 2021-01-22 13:58 

Reuters

After 10 months of quarantine, chronically ill young German jumps vaccine queue...

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, chronically ill 30-year-old Benni Over has lived in strict domestic quarantine in the German resort town of Niederbreitbach with his parents, who look after him around the clock....

 2021-01-22 13:57 

AP

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.The Port Authority of New York......

 2021-01-22 13:57 

Reuters

Puppy love: Pooch waits six days outside Turkish hospital for sick owner...

A faithful dog waited for her owner outside a hospital in Turkey for almost a week until he was released after undergoing treatment for a brain condition....

 2021-01-22 13:56 

Reuters

Morocco to receive 2 million AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses on Friday...

Morocco expects to receive 2 million doses of Astrazeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, two health ministry officials said, which will enable the country to start rolling out a nationwide programme of immunisation.The shipment of the vaccine developed...

 2021-01-22 13:54 

Reuters

Puppy love: Pooch waits six days outside Turkish hospital for sick owner...

A faithful dog waited for her owner outside a hospital in Turkey for almost a week until he was released after undergoing treatment for a brain condition....

 2021-01-22 13:54 

Reuters

Bosnian Muslim ex-commander jailed 10 years over war crimes by Islamist fighters...

Bosnia's war crimes court on Friday jailed Bosnian Muslim wartime commander Sakib Mahmuljin for 10 years for failing to prevent or punish atrocities against Serb prisoners by foreign Islamists who fought in the 1990s conflict....

 2021-01-22 13:54 

Reuters

Mexico to authorize private firms, local governments to buy COVID vaccines...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that he will authorize private companies and local governments to purchase COVID-19 vaccines directly, as the government seeks to speed up vaccinations against the pandemic....

 2021-01-22 13:53 

Reuters

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Morocco to receive 2 million AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses on Friday...

Morocco expects to receive 2 million doses of Astrazeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, two health ministry officials said, which will enable the country to start rolling out a nationwide programme of immunisation.The shipment of the vaccine developed...

 2021-01-22 13:52 

Reuters

Puppy love: Pooch waits six days outside Turkish hospital for sick owner...

A faithful dog waited for her owner outside a hospital in Turkey for almost a week until he was released after undergoing treatment for a brain condition....

 2021-01-22 13:51 

Reuters

Motorcycling-Two races in Qatar to open MotoGP season, Americas postponed...

The MotoGP season will start with two races on successive weekends in Qatar followed by a grand prix in Portugal, organisers said on Friday in a calendar re-write forced by the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-01-22 13:50 

Reuters

[ World ]

New coronavirus variant spreads in Denmark despite epidemic receeding...

Denmark is registering a rise in infections with a more contagious coronavirus variant known as cluster B.1.1.7, first identified in Britain, despite seeing regular infections fall....

 2021-01-22 13:49 

AP

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has coronavirus...

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Spanish club said Friday.The announcement came two days after Zidane coached the team in a 2-1......

 2021-01-22 13:49 

Reuters

Wall Street set to slip as IBM, Intel fall after results...

Wall Street's main indexes looked set to open lower on Friday after hitting record levels, as shares of blue-chip technology stalwarts Intel and IBM tumbled following their quarterly results....

 2021-01-22 13:47 

Reuters

EXCLUSIVE-Walmart expands vaccinations in boost to U.S. COVID-19 program...

Walmart Inc is preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in seven more states, as well as in Chicago and Puerto Rico, this week and next, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, expanding beyond the two states where its pharmacists are offering inoculations....

 2021-01-22 13:47 

Reuters

Morocco to receive 2 million AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses on Friday...

Morocco expects to receive 2 million doses of Astrazeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, two health ministry officials said, which will enable the country to start rolling out a nationwide programme of immunisation.The shipment of the vaccine developed...

 2021-01-22 13:47 

Reuters

US STOCKS-Wall St set to slip as IBM, Intel fall after results...

Wall Street's main indexes looked set to open lower on Friday after hitting record levels, as shares of blue-chip technology stalwarts Intel and IBM tumbled following their quarterly results....

 2021-01-22 13:46 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-New coronavirus variant spreads in Denmark despite epidemic receeding...

Denmark is registering a rise in infections with a more contagious coronavirus variant known as cluster B.1.1.7, first identified in Britain, despite seeing regular infections fall....

 2021-01-22 13:45 

Reuters

[ World ]

Gap between COVID-19 shots may be stretched past recommended range in some cases: U.S. CDC...

U.S. public health officials said a second COVID-19 shot could be administered as much as six weeks apart from the first one in situations where it was not possible to get a booster dose immediately....

 2021-01-22 13:44 

Reuters

UK COVID R number falls sharply, likely below 1, government says...

The estimated COVID-19 R number in the UK has dropped sharply and is likely to be below one, the British health ministry said on Friday, with the pandemic estimated to be shrinking by as much as 4% a day....

 2021-01-22 13:43 

Reuters

[ World ]

Hong Kong to place tens of thousands in lockdown for first time: report...

Hong Kong will place tens of thousands of its residents in a lockdown to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus, the first such measure the Chinese-ruled city has taken since the pandemic began, a local newspaper reported on Friday....

 2021-01-22 13:42 

Reuters

Gap between COVID-19 shots may be stretched past recommended range in some cases -U.S. CDC...

U.S. public health officials said a second COVID-19 shot could be administered as much as six weeks apart from the first one in situations where it was not possible to get a booster dose immediately....

 2021-01-22 13:40 

Reuters

[ World ]

Privacy complaint targets European Parliament's virus test site...

An EU privacy watchdog is investigating the European Parliament's COVID-19 testing website for its staff after a privacy activist filed a complaint on concerns that the site could be transferring data illegally to the United States....

 2021-01-22 13:40 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Privacy complaint targets European Parliament's virus test site...

An EU privacy watchdog is investigating the European Parliament's COVID-19 testing website for its staff after a privacy activist filed a complaint on concerns that the site could be transferring data illegally to the United States....

 2021-01-22 13:39 

Reuters

[ World ]

Hospitals full, oxygen scarce, Brazil COVID-19 patient gets intensive care at home...

One man in the Brazilian jungle city of Manaus, facing packed hospitals and scarce oxygen in the public health system, has survived COVID-19 in a makeshift ward at home, complete with air tanks his family scrambled to find....

 2021-01-22 13:39 

Reuters

Israeli army says it shot down drone that crossed border from Lebanon...

The Israeli military said on Friday that it shot down a drone that crossed into Israeli airspace from Lebanon....

 2021-01-22 13:38 

Reuters

India proposes stricter regulations for large shadow banks...

The Reserve Bank of India has proposed tighter, bank-like regulation of the so-called shadow lending sector to prevent the turmoil caused by the collapse of an infrastructure financing firm in 2018....

 2021-01-22 13:38 

Reuters

[ World ]

UK denies plan to pay cash to those with COVID-19 positive test...

The British government said on Friday it had no plans to bring in a 500 pound ($680) payment for everyone in England who tests positive for COVID-19, dismissing media reports that the idea was being considered to encourage people to get tested....

 2021-01-22 13:38 

Reuters

UK COVID R number falls sharply, likely below 1, government says...

The estimated COVID-19 R number in the UK has dropped sharply and is likely to be below one, the British health ministry said on Friday, with the pandemic estimated to be shrinking by as much as 4% a day....

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