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Myanmar junta chief excluded from ASEAN summit

Myanmar junta chief excluded from ASEAN summit

Myanmar's junta chief will be excluded from an upcoming ASEAN summit, the group said Saturday, a rare rebuke as concerns rise over the military government's commitment to defusing a bloody crisis.

US will accept mixed doses of vaccines from international travelers

US will accept mixed doses of vaccines from international travelers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international travelers, a boost to travelers from Canada and other places.

Security review after British MP stabbed to death in 'terror' attack

Security review after British MP stabbed to death in 'terror' attack

The fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident, police said Saturday, as MPs pressed for tougher security in the wake of the second killing of a UK politician while meeting constituents in just over five years.

US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country.

Millions at risk amid drought in Kenya

Millions at risk amid drought in Kenya

In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day’s march from water.

Covid health pass mandatory for work in Italy

Covid health pass mandatory for work in Italy

Italy made coronavirus (Covid-19) health passes mandatory for all workers yesterday in a test case for Europe, with the measure being applied mostly peacefully across the country despite scattered protests.

UK lab suspended over wrong Covid test results

UK lab suspended over wrong Covid test results

A Covid-19 testing laboratory in central England has been suspended over concern that it has been incorrectly giving negative PCR test results to people who are infected, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said yesterday.

Sydney to end quarantine for international travellers

Sydney to end quarantine for international travellers

The Australian city of Sydney will allow the entry of fully vaccinated travellers from overseas from November 1 without the need for quarantine, authorities said yesterday, although the easing of strict entry controls will initially benefit only citizens.

British lawmaker stabbed to death at voter meeting

British lawmaker stabbed to death at voter meeting

A British lawmaker was stabbed to death in a church yesterday by an assailant who lunged at him at a meeting with voters from his constituency, knifing him repeatedly in an attack which politicians described as an assault on democracy.

Clinton recovering in hospital from infection

Clinton recovering in hospital from infection

Former US president Bill Clinton remained in a California hospital yesterday, where he was recovering from a non-coronavirus infection three days after he was admitted.

US ‘prepares to resume Trump-era asylum policy’

US ‘prepares to resume Trump-era asylum policy’

President Joe Biden’s administration is taking steps to restart by mid-November a programme begun under his predecessor Donald Trump that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US court hearings after a federal court deemed the termination of the programme unjustified, US officials said.

US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed from November 8

US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed from November 8

The US will reopen its land and air borders on November 8 to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19 - ending a more than 18-month ban on travel from much of the globe that separated families, hobbled tourism and strained diplomatic ties.

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