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Omicron cause for concern but US won't reinstate lockdown: Biden

Washington: President Joe Biden called the new coronavirus variant omicron a cause ..

WHO warns Covid variant Omicron risk 'very high'
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COVID: Canada confirms two cases of Omicron variant
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South Africa to remain on lowest lockdown level; calls for immediate end to travel ban

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

London: The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has popped up in more European countries, just days ..


Afghan prime minister defends Taliban's rule amid crisis

Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban prime minister defended the group's rule in a public address Saturday, saying it was not to blame ..


Germany reports first 2 cases of new 'Omicron' COVID-19 variant

Berlin: Germany on Saturday (local time) reported the first two cases of the new 'Omicron' variant of COVID-19. As reported ..


New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans

Brussels: The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world as nations raced to halt air travel, markets ..


WHO to meet on Friday to assess new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

United Nations/Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 first detected in South ..


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar near India border; no casualties

Kuala Lumpur: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwest Myanmar near India's border early Friday but there is a low likelihood ..


Saudi Arabia to lift entry ban from six countries, including India

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it will lift a travel ban on expats from six countries including India that was introduced ..

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Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

Calais: At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior ..

Xu Wei playing with his son Xu Haoyang, who was diagnosed with Menkes syndrome

Chinese man making medicine to treat his dying son

Kunming, China: Two-year-old Haoyang has likely just months to live -- but the only medicine that can help his rare genetic condition ..

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