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Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist

As journalists were leaving the room after the event, a reporter from Fox News, the favourite channel of conservatives, asked whether inflation is a political liability.

Omicron survives longer on skin; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

Omicron survives longer on skin; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

The following is a summary of some recent studies on Covid-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Tensions rise over Ukraine

Tensions rise over Ukraine

Nato said yesterday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, and could also send additional troops to its south-east flank, in what Russia denounced as an escalation of tensions over Ukraine.

Pakistan swears in first woman apex court judge

Pakistan swears in first woman apex court judge

Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik as its first female Supreme Court judge yesterday, a landmark occasion in a nation where activists say the law is often wielded against women.

Istanbul airport shut amid snow havoc in southeast Europe

Istanbul airport shut amid snow havoc in southeast Europe

Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul yesterday while schools and vaccination centres closed in Athens as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc.

US apex court agrees to hear race-based admissions case

US apex court agrees to hear race-based admissions case

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear suits alleging that race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina are discriminatory against Asian American students.

Google faces lawsuits over location-tracking

Google faces lawsuits over location-tracking

Texas, Indiana and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google yesterday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade users’ privacy.

Trudeau slams ‘fear-mongering’ over vaccine mandate

Trudeau slams ‘fear-mongering’ over vaccine mandate

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused conservative politicians of stoking fear that coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine mandates for cross-border truck drivers are exacerbating supply chain disruptions and fuelling inflation.

Sarah Palin’s positive Covid test delays NY Times defamation trial

Sarah Palin’s positive Covid test delays NY Times defamation trial

Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican US vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska governor, has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing a US judge to delay her defamation trial against the New York Times.

Two killed as Sudanese security forces crack down on protest

Two killed as Sudanese security forces crack down on protest

Two demonstrators were killed yesterday when Sudanese security forces fired live rounds and teargas during protests against military rule that attracted tens of thousands of people across the country, medics said.

Burkina Faso army says it has deposed president

Burkina Faso army says it has deposed president

Burkina Faso’s army said yesterday it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed the borders.

China lifts Xi’an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up

China lifts Xi’an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up

One of China’s longest coronavirus lockdowns ended yesterday with authorities announcing the lifting of most restrictions in the northern city of Xi’an.

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