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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – January 21: Effective booster shots to fight CDC Omicron findings and mandatory vaccinations in Austria

In breaking news, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the third dose, or booster dose, of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech is 90% effective in preventing people infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus to be hospitalized. In other news, we cover the rising Covid death toll, a law making Covid […]

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US Senate to Pass Federal Suffrage Legislation – SABC News

The United States Senate will pass federal voting rights legislation today that is likely to pass due to unanimous Republican opposition and Senate rules that require at least 60 votes for major legislation. The Upper House is evenly split 50-50, with Democrats in the majority due to the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris as […]

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BJP’s Sanjeev Balyan meets with BKU leader, day after Tikait withdrew statement asking for support for RLD-SP alliance

BJP Lok Sabha MP Sanjeev Balyan met Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Chairman Naresh Tikait at Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar on Monday ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Naresh Tikait had undergone a medical procedure a few days ago and Balyan had visited Sisoli to inquire about his health and welfare. […]

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Thousands demonstrate against France COVID vaccine pass | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Protesters have taken to the streets in cities across France to reject a law that would see the implementation of tougher restrictions for people not vaccinated against COVID-19, as parliament continues to debate the bill. Thousands of people took part in protests on Saturday, with a range of disparate political groups coming together. In the […]

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Swain set to chair Assembly Appropriations Committee

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin is expected to appoint Lisa Swain, a three-term Democrat from Bergen County, to chair the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Swain will replace John Burzichelli, who lost his re-election bid for an 11th term last November. The choice reflects a renewed relationship between the counties of Bergen and Middlesex. Swain was chosen by […]

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EDITORIAL: Imperial System Fixing Expert Panel Report Unlikely to Get Support

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has submitted the report of an expert panel on imperial succession to the Speaker of the Lower House and the Speaker of the Upper House, even though the document leaves many stones unturned. It is highly doubtful whether the report can win widespread support among Japanese people now and in the […]

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The Senate gives recommendations to the NA on the complementary finance bill

A view of the Senate during a sitting of the upper house. – APP / File ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday gave five recommendations on the finance bill ((additional) finance bill, 2021) to the National Assembly, requesting amendments to its various clauses. The recommendations were reported by the Standing Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue and […]

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British trans activists protest outside BBC against transphobic coverage

LONDON – One of the most difficult annual rituals for some members of the LGBTQ + community are probably the celebrations around Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as many gay people have no families to return to their homes and , therefore, they can be very lonely. Understanding this dilemma, a group of soft-hearted gay […]

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Kiwi Botica propels Castres to third place with Stade Français victory

Published on: 01.08.2022 – 19:16Amended: 01.08.2022 – 19:14 Paris (AFP) – New Zealander Ben Botica scored 12 points to send Castres to third place in the French Top 14 in Saturday’s 15-9 home win over Stade Français. Botica’s efforts took the five-time champions’ home winning record to 16 games, a streak dating back to December […]

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Kyodo News Digest: January 7, 2022

Hachiko statue in Tokyo’s Shibuya district is covered in snow on January 6, 2022. (Kyodo) == Kyodo The following is the latest list of news highlights selected by Kyodo News. ———- Japan, US express concern over Chinese attempt to undermine rules-based order TOKYO – The Japanese and US foreign and defense chiefs on Friday expressed […]