Day: December 31, 2021


Israel approves measures for Palestinians after leaders meet

31/12/2021

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WHO: Global Covid cases up 11% last week, omicron risk high

31/12/2021

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Acute phase of pandemic could end in 2022: WHO

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US: Another round of snow before thaw comes to frigid Northwest

31/12/2021

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S Africa holds colourful, musical farewell to Desmond Tutu

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Hong Kong media outlet closes after police raid, arrests

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of sex trafficking

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein. She was convicted by a 12-person jury of five of the six counts she was facing, including the most serious charge of sex trafficking a minor.

Public shaming of alleged Covid rule breakers sparks backlash in China

31/12/2021

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Four masked suspects in hazmat suits — carrying placards displaying their photos and names — were paraded Tuesday in front of a large crowd in Guangxi region’s Jingxi city, state-run Guangxi News said. The public shaming was part of disciplinary measures announced by the local government in August to punish those breaking health rules. It led to a backlash.

Aleppo bathhouse boom as Syria crisis turns showers cold

31/12/2021

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With their marble steam rooms, hexagonal fountains and distinctive domes, Aleppo’s bathhouses have for centuries served as a social hub where men come together to wash, listen to music and even eat. But shortages of water, fuel and electricity across war-torn Syria have also turned them into a refuge for those looking for a long, warm bath during the cold winter.

Australia relaxes testing rules amid Omicron surge

31/12/2021

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