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Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:10 AM

The threat of extremist groups descending on statehouses across the country in demonstrations Sunday prompted some governors to roll out a massive show of force and ramp up security, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation’s Capitol....

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:09 AM

LONDON (AP): The UK government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health service battles the worst crisis in its 72-year history. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that the...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:08 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Faced with a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 overwhelming the country’s hospitals and driven by a more infectious variant of the virus, South Africa has delayed reopening its schools. The variant is having far-reaching consequences...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:08 AM

JAKARTA (AP): Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia’s Borneo island, officials said on Sunday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armour trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line,...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:11 AM

Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. Deadly gunfire. Haiti braced for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, with opposition leaders demanding that President Jovenel Moïse step down next month, worried he is amassing too much...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:11 AM

COPENHAGEN (AP): US pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to two billion doses per year. “This temporary reduction will affect...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:10 AM

SANTO DOMINGO (CMC): The governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have signed nine agreements in which they have promised to confront the irregular migratory flow and the issues of trade, maritime borders, sovereignty, health, and others...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 5:03 PM

WhatsApp has extended the deadline by which its two billion users must either accept its updated terms and conditions or stop using the service. The BBC is reporting that the cut-off date has been moved to May 15 instead of the original deadline of...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 4:35 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers in a cyberattack have been not only leaked to the web but “manipulated” by hackers. The European...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 2:05 PM

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped two million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:52 PM

LONDON (AP) — The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the United Kingdom’s vaccination programme, although there are no signs the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:33 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 9:33 AM

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 9:22 AM

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides, and killing at least 34 people. More than 600 people were injured...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: THE MINISTRY of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) on Thursday informed the public that there have been sightings of sharks in neighbouring Caribbean islands. In a statement, the ministry said that while there have...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: EXPRESSING CONCERN that regional states may not have equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called for a global summit to address the matter. In a statement issued on Wednesday, CARICOM said it...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists on Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP): New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AM

HAVANA (AP): For more than 60 years, Cuba supplied at least some rice, milk, beans, sugar, chicken, electrical power and even cigarettes to its people nearly free of cost, regardless of whether they worked, allowing many to survive without a job or...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 2:13 PM

State leaders around the United States are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio’s governor offered to...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:17 PM

WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 10:57 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general public over 65, leading to rumours that tourists and day-trippers are swooping in solely for the jab. State...

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