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    Vaccine hesitancy puts India at higher Covid risk

    Associated Press/ UNB . Jamsoti | Updated at 12:28pm on June 21, 2021

    In Jamsoti, a village tucked deep inside India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, the common refrain among the villagers is that the coronavirus spreads...

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    Mexico border city in fear after 18 killed in violence

    Associated Press/ UNB . Ciudad Victoria | Updated at 12:15pm on June 21, 2021

    Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and...

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    Oscar-nominated actor Ned Beatty dies at 83

    Associated Press/ UNB . New York | Updated at 01:42pm on June 14, 2021

    Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Network’ and ‘Superman,’ was a booming, indelible presence in...

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    Biden opens overseas trip

    Associated Press/ UNB . Mildenhall | Updated at 12:54pm on June 10, 2021

    President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term on Wednesday with a declaration that ‘the United States is back’ as he seeks...

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    US deaths from heart disease, diabetes climbed amid Covid-19

    Associated Press/ UNB . New York | Updated at 12:42pm on June 10, 2021

    The United States saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a...

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    Billionaire philanthropist says vaccine hoarding hurts Africa

    Associated Press/ UNB . Kampala | Updated at 11:58am on June 10, 2021

    Billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim is sharply criticising the hoarding of Covid-19 vaccines by wealthy nations, urging the international community to ‘walk the talk’ of equitable...

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    Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

    Associated Press/ UNB . New York | Updated at 01:04pm on June 04, 2021

    Facebook plans to end a contentious policy championed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site, according to several...

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    Australian court upholds ban on most international travel

    Associated Press/ UNB . Canberra | Updated at 12:34pm on June 01, 2021

    An Australian court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the federal government’s draconian power to prevent most citizens from leaving the country so that they...

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    Netanyahu could lose PM position, rivals attempt joining forces

    Associated Press/ UNB . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:40pm on May 31, 2021

    A former ally of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would seek to form a coalition government with the Israeli leader’s opponents, taking...

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    South Africa again on strict lockdown, virus ‘surging’

    Associated Press/ UNB . Cape Town | Updated at 12:10pm on May 31, 2021

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that his country will return to stricter lockdown measures in the face of a sharp rise in...