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New Zealand buys further 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines as cluster grows

New Zealand has purchased 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Denmark, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday, as the country struggles with a cluster of infections in its largest city. New Zealand, which reported 20 locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Auckland on Sunday, said the vaccines will arrive within days. The latest outbreak […]

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Andrade of Brazil Wins Women’s Vault Gold In Gymnastics

NE Sports Desk With two high-flying vaults that made complicated, gravity-defying moves look simple, Rebeca Andrade won the vault final on Sunday at the Tokyo Games, bringing Brazil its first gold medal ever in women’s gymnastics. Last week in the all-around final, Andrade, 22, won the silver medal, finishing just behind the American Sunisa Lee. […]

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Ousted Myanmar ambassador appeals for UK government help

NE World Desk The ousted Myanmar ambassador to Britain has appealed to the British government to help him as he faced eviction from his London residence. Kyaw Zwar Minn had to spend a night in his car last week after his country’s military attache barred him from the embassy in central London. He told reporters […]

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Photos show Ramadan festivities around the world as Muslims mark second pandemic-struck holiday

NE World Desk Last Tuesday marked the first day of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting among Muslims, celebrated by more than 1 billion people around the world each year. From Egypt to India and Kenya to Lebanon, Muslims around the globe kicked off the ninth month of the Muslim calendar on Tuesday, beginning a […]

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3,000-Year-Old Lost Golden City Is Discovered in ‘Good Condition’ in Egypt

NE World Desk Archeologists have made an exciting new discovery in Egypt, uncovering a lost 3,000-year-old city. On Thursday, Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced that the “Lost Golden City” — which was still active during the reign of King Tutankhamun — had been found in Luxor. “Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found […]

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Travel restrictions by country: Here’s where you can visit this summer

NE World Desk You’ve got your COVID vaccine, and the CDC says it’s OK to travel this summer, even internationally. But you’re likely to find that your overseas options are limited by border restrictions in many countries. Why it matters: If you don’t do your homework before traveling, you could wind up stranded in a […]

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High-ranking researcher resigns from Google AI team

NE Tech Desk Google on Tuesday confirmed a leader of its artificial intelligence team has resigned in a departure that comes after the controversial firing of two colleagues. The internet giant declined to comment further on the resignation of Samy Bengio, who has worked at Google about four years and specialized in machine learning. “While […]

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Dutch cargo ship adrift off Norway after dramatic rescue of crew

NE World Desk Emergency response teams scrambled on Tuesday to prevent a Dutch cargo ship adrift in the North Sea from sinking and causing an oil spill off Norway’s coast after the crew had to be evacuated in stormy weather. Footage released by the Norwegian Rescue Coordination Centre showed some of the 12 crew members […]

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Kim says North Korea facing its ‘worst-ever situation’

NE World Desk North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has acknowledged his country was facing the “worst-ever situation” as he addressed thousands of grassroots members of his ruling party during a major political conference in Pyongyang. Experts say Kim is facing perhaps his toughest moment as he approaches a decade in rule, with North Korea’s […]