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Norway PM fined for violating virus restrictions

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg received a hefty fine on Friday for breaking the country’s virus curbs by organising a family birthday dinner that she ended up not attending, police said. Police concluded that the dinner organised in part by Solberg had exceeded the number of guests allowed at private functions. For the infraction, the […]

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US to send two warships to Black Sea, says Turkey

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The United States will send two warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea next week, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday, as tensions simmer between Russia and Ukraine. The ships will pass through the Bosphorus and enter the increasingly restless region on April 14 and 15 and leave on May 4 and May […]

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Two Die from Benin Election Protest

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A second person has died after troops opened fire with live rounds to break up a protest in central Benin just days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election, a local official said on Friday. Talon, a cotton magnate first elected in 2016, is expected to easily win Sunday’s ballot with most of his main opponents […]

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1 Dead, At Least 5 Injured In Texas Shooting

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One person was killed and at least five wounded in a shooting at a business in Texas Thursday, just hours after US President Joe Biden called gun violence an “epidemic” and unveiled plans to tackle the crisis. Larry Bollin, 27, was named as the main suspect in the shooting and charged with murder, according to […]

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Oldest “US Medal Of Honor” Holder Dies

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Charles Coolidge, who was awarded the US Medal of Honor for leading an outmanned platoon against German troops and tanks in eastern France in 1944, died earlier this week at 99, according to the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. Coolidge, the oldest-living recipient of the highest US war honor, died “peacefully” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband Prince Philip Has Died

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Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip has died at age 99, according to a statement by Buckingham Palace. Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history after getting married to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, The Palace announced the death of the late monarch via its official Twitter […]

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Caribbean island orders evacuations after volcano warning

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The threat of a volcanic eruption has triggered evacuation orders on the eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the deployment of several cruise ships to house thousands forced to leave their homes. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said the island was on red alert after a shift in volcanic activity at the La Soufriere crater […]

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COVAX Reaches Over 100 Economies

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The COVAX Facility has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana on 24 February 2021. So far, more than 38 million doses of vaccines from manufacturers AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Serum Institute of India (SII) have now been delivered, including 61 economies eligible for vaccines through the […]

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