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Next pandemic could be 'more contagious, or more lethal, or both,' vaccine co-creator warns

“The truth is, the next one could be worse. It could be more contagious, or more lethal, or both,” Professor Sarah Gilbert said.
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021
2h ago

Violence flares at French far-right TV pundit's first campaign rally

Reporters saw anti-Éric Zemmour activists being beaten up by people in the crowd and brutally taken out of the room.
Image: French far-right presidential candidate Zemmour attends a campaign rally in Villepinte
Image: French far-right presidential candidate Zemmour attends a campaign rally in Villepinte
2h ago

France's Donald Trump? He’s been called racist and dangerous — and now he’s running for president

“People are not enough afraid of him,” said a former adviser to the last Socialist president, François Hollande. “Nobody thought that Trump could win.”
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FRANCE-POLITICS-MEDIA
3h ago

World tennis body won't suspend events in China over Peng Shuai

“We don’t want to punish a billion people,” President David Haggerty told the BBC.
Image: Peng Shuai
Image: Peng Shuai
12h ago

Indonesia volcano death toll rises as search for missing continues

“Thick columns of ash have turned several villages to darkness,” said Lumajang district head Thoriqul Haq.
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Image: INDONESIA-VOLCANO
12h ago

3 dead, 2 injured in avalanche in Austria

Two Austrian men, ages 19 and 24, were among the victims.
Rescuers look for survivors after a deadly avalanche in the Tweng area of Salzburg province, Austria on Saturday.
Rescuers look for survivors after a deadly avalanche in the Tweng area of Salzburg province, Austria on Saturday.
15h ago

U.S. and other countries condemn Taliban over ‘summary killings’ of former security forces

“Those responsible must be held accountable,” 22 governments said in a joint statement.
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2021.
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2021.

Omicron cases confirmed in 6 more states as delta remains biggest Covid threat

“It may very well be that omicron is able to out-compete delta,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health care workers start the process for COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru site, on Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa.
Health care workers start the process for COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru site, on Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa.
1d ago

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces

Locals in Nagaland have frequently accused forces of wrongly targeting innocent locals in their counterinsurgency operations against rebel groups.
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2d ago

This city is now the world's most expensive

New York was ranked America's priciest metropolis, coming in sixth in the annual ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN-GAZA-CONFLICT

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get Covid pass

“When I uncovered the arm, I felt skin that was cold and gummy, and the color was too light,’’ said Filippa Bua, a nurse in the city of Biella.