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Macron takes to TikTok to push Covid vaccines

Macron takes to TikTok to push Covid vaccines

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday took to TikTok and Instagram to try counter misinformation about vaccines following a third weekend of demonstrations over a controversial Covid health pass.

Families, friends reunite as UK travel curbs eased

Families, friends reunite as UK travel curbs eased

Families and friends were overjoyed at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday after a travel rule change meant they could reunite after 18 months of pandemic separation.

US authorities scramble, trade blame as millions face eviction

US authorities scramble, trade blame as millions face eviction

Eviction protections expired over the weekend for millions of Americans who could face homelessness within days, triggering a scramble to unlock billions in stalled rental aid and recriminations in Washington.

Mexico referendum on ex-leaders falls short of turnout target

Mexico referendum on ex-leaders falls short of turnout target

A referendum backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on whether to investigate Mexico’s former political leaders has fallen short of the required turnout though it had overwhelming backing from those who voted, initial results showed.

Pro-migrant groups ask court to block US border expulsions

Pro-migrant groups ask court to block US border expulsions

Pro-migrant groups frustrated with President Joe Biden’s continued use of an “inhumane” Trump-era expulsion policy for migrant families will seek to block it in court, the groups said yesterday, deepening the president’s challenges on the US-Mexico border.

Stranded orca rescued after six-hour effort

Stranded orca rescued after six-hour effort

A killer whale stranded on a rocky shore in Alaska was saved in an hours-long rescue effort by boaters, locals and wildlife officials.

China floods toll rises to 302, dozens still missing

China floods toll rises to 302, dozens still missing

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said yesterday, after record downpours dumped a year’s worth of rain on a city in just three days.

Night curfew to be extended in Manila

Night curfew to be extended in Manila

The Philippines will extend a night curfew in Manila amid a tightening of restrictions to combat a potential surge in cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, a government official said yesterday.

Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

With a new wave of Covid-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people - mainly the unvaccinated - sicker than before.

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

The Russian army announced that the troops from Russia and Uzbekistan began joint military drills on Monday near the Afghan border.

Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

Troops hit Sydney's streets on Monday to help enforce its prolonged lockdown, as stay-at-home orders in Australia's third-largest city Brisbane were extended to curb a worsening outbreak.

Zoom to settle US privacy lawsuit for $85mn

Zoom to settle US privacy lawsuit for $85mn

Zoom, the videoconferencing firm, has agreed to settle a class-action US privacy lawsuit for $85 million, it said Sunday.

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