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EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know on new COVID variant | AP News

The World Health Organization says preliminary evidence suggests that the coronavirus omicron variant presents an increased risk of reinfection. South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla says the variant is linked to an “exponential rise” of cases.

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11/28/2021 11:25:00 PM


South Africa says it's being 'punished' for detecting new COVID variant

South Africa said Saturday it's being 'punished' for detecting the new Omicron coronavirus variant as more countries rush to enact travel bans and restrictions.

11/28/2021 3:08:00 AM


Dutch test for new variant after finding 61 COVID cases among South Africa passengers

Dutch health authorities said on Saturday they had detected 61 COVID-19 cases among people who flew from South Africa on Friday and were now doing further tests to see whether any are infected with the new Omicron variant.

11/27/2021 10:33:00 PM


South Africa Braces For COVID-19 Wave Propelled By Omicron

The variant appears to be spreading more rapidly among young people in their 20s and 30s, alarming health professionals.

11/27/2021 8:24:00 PM


U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, seven other nations amid new Covid variant

The new strain, classified by the WHO as a 'variant of concern,' is blamed for a surge of cases in South Africa and has sparked fears over its high number of mutations.

11/27/2021 5:01:00 PM


Dutch Authorities Isolate 61 Covid-19 Cases Among Travelers From South Africa

About 10% of passengers aboard two flights arriving in the Netherlands tested positive. Health authorities said they would research whether the test results showed the new Omicron variant.

11/27/2021 1:45:00 PM


UN cites 'almost total' impunity in Mexico disappearances | AP News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The president of the U.N. Committee on Enforced Disappearances said Friday there is an “almost total, structural” lack of punishment in Mexico for the crime of abducting and disappearing people.

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11/27/2021 5:08:00 AM


Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 | AP News

Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died, according to a report.

11/27/2021 2:00:00 AM


GOP Rep. Boebert apologizes to Muslims for Omar remarks | AP News

Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert has apologized for using anti-Muslim language when talking about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. “Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny and shouldn’t be normalized,” Omar tweeted in response.

11/27/2021 1:40:00 AM


US to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations amid new COVID variant

US to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations amid new COVID variant

11/27/2021 12:05:00 AM


Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points | AP News

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe.

11/26/2021 11:59:00 PM


Maxwell's brother says US prosecutors seeking to 'break' her | AP News

The brother of Ghislaine Maxwell says her prosecution is designed to break a woman targeted by authorities who want to blame someone for Jeffrey Epstein's crimes. Prosecutors allege Maxwell helped Epstein exploit underage girls.

11/26/2021 11:54:00 PM


19 dead, 20 injured in Mexico pilgrimage bus crash | AP News

Nineteen people are dead and 20 more are injured after a bus crashed in central Mexico. The bus was heading from the western state of Michoacan to Chalma, a town visited by Roman Catholic pilgrims for centuries.

11/26/2021 11:01:00 PM


New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans | AP News

BREAKING: The United States will ban travel from South Africa and seven other African nations by non-US citizens beginning Monday due to a new COVID-19 variant. The European Union and several other countries are also instituting travel restrictions.

11/26/2021 10:10:00 PM


New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans | AP News

BREAKING: An advisory panel of the World Health Organization classified a new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa as a highly transmissible virus of concern and named it “omicron” under its Greek-letter system.

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Most countries are banning travelers from southern Africa But, will they eventually close borders to ALL foreign travelers? As Israel is doing

11/26/2021 9:21:00 PM


New Russian module docks with International Space Station | AP News

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module has successfully hooked up with the International Space Station after a two-day space journey.

11/26/2021 8:40:00 PM


Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow Jones loses 890 points | AP News

Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street after a fast-spreading coronavirus variant was found in South Africa and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa.

11/26/2021 6:30:00 PM


As Europe virus cases surge, UK plows on with its new normal | AP News

LONDON (AP) — The bars are shut in Vienna , and the Christmas market is empty in Munich , as several European nations tighten up or even lock down to combat a spike in coronavirus infections.

11/26/2021 11:28:00 AM


South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike | AP News

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province.

11/26/2021 10:12:00 AM


One in two women report ‘instances of violence’ during pandemic

A new UN women’s report confirms an alarming increase in violence against women during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on their mental health and safety.

11/25/2021 11:00:00 PM


Islamist bombing near school in Somalia kills 8, wounds 13 children

An Islamist suicide bombing outside a school in Somalia's capital killed eight people and wounded 17 including 13 children, the latest in a string of deadly blasts this year in a country beset by political turmoil and drought.

11/25/2021 9:55:00 PM


Islamist bombing near school in Somalia kills 8, wounds 13 children

At least eight people were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu when Islamist militants launched a suicide attack on a U.N. security convoy using a vehicle laden with explosives, officials and witnesses said

11/25/2021 8:20:00 PM


What Busy Philipps Has Learned Since Her Kid Came Out as Nonbinary

'Birdie is just the coolest,' the actress told ET of her 13-year-old child.

11/25/2021 8:07:00 PM


A Losers' Thanksgiving: No One Knows Your Name (But All Are Welcome)

A heartwarming tale of a not-so-average Thanksgiving gathering.

11/25/2021 6:00:00 PM


France opts for 3rd shots, not lockdown, to fight new wave | AP News

PARIS (AP) — France has launched a plan Thursday to give COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, as it opted against a further lockdown or curfew to help combat a worrying uptick in infections in the country.

11/25/2021 5:00:00 PM


Pregnant women, children among 27 dead in English Channel

France's interior minister says pregnant women and children are among at least 27 migrants killed trying to cross the English Channel in a small boat that sank

11/25/2021 1:39:00 PM


One on One: Former US Special Envoy to Syria James Jeffrey

After 10 years of war in Syria, more than 400,000 people are dead, millions have been displaced, and the conflict shows little sign of winding down. TRT Worl...

11/25/2021 1:34:00 PM


Deadly explosion hits Somalia's capital Mogadishu

At least five people killed in a blast carried out by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabab group in Somali's capital Mogadishu

11/25/2021 10:45:00 AM


Lifestyle: Latest Lifestyle News Stories | AP News

Keep track of the latest lifestyle news from The Associated Press. AP News has all the updates for lifestyle news that you need to stay informed.

11/25/2021 3:58:00 AM


Wisconsin Christmas parade victims: What we know about the lives lost

The latest person to lost their life after an SUV driver plowed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin is an 8-year-old boy.

11/24/2021 12:55:00 PM


Humanitarian situation 'deteriorating' in Yemen's Marib conflict zone

Over 45,000 people are fleeing their homes as Houthi forces push to usurp Marib, the city that has seen around 1 million people flee since late 2014.

11/24/2021 11:45:00 AM


Central Americans say poverty and food scarcity are reasons behind migration

Over 90% of the Central Americans who told researchers they wished to migrate cited unemployment, low wages, lack of money to buy food and necessities and other economic reasons.

11/24/2021 11:15:00 AM


UN reducing footprint in Ethiopia amid growing alarm

UN orders immediate evacuation of family members in Ethiopia as international alarm mounts over the escalating war in the country

11/24/2021 8:06:00 AM


Diet talk can be overwhelming at Thanksgiving. Here are tips to cope

A holiday focused on both food and family can be stressful, experts say.

11/24/2021 7:46:00 AM


Fauci says vast majority of vaccinated Americans should get a COVID-19 booster

Fauci says vast majority of vaccinated Americans should get a COVID-19 booster

11/24/2021 7:05:00 AM


Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Georgia’s Path From Soviet Republic To Free Market Democracy

Recent years have seen Georgia move onward and upward, economically and in terms of standard of living

11/24/2021 6:36:00 AM


Everyone Is Romantically Compatible With One Celebrity — Take This Quiz To Find Your Match

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11/24/2021 3:20:00 AM


This YA Novel Is One of the First to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - Women’s Media Center

“I wanted to explore what their lives were like and then have an alien drop in and mess up what were already stressful lives.”

11/24/2021 3:00:00 AM


MAC Cosmetics Black Friday Sale Is One You Don’t Want To Miss

Save up to 40% on products site wide.

11/24/2021 1:25:00 AM


5-year-old fatally shot by 6-year-old sibling in Pennsylvania after kids left alone with gun

A 5-year-old boy Pennsylvania was shot and killed Monday night after he and two other children were left unsupervised in a room with an unsecured firearm.

11/23/2021 11:40:00 PM


Higher food costs make the math even harder for Americans on food stamps

Higher food costs make the math even harder for Americans on food stamps.

11/23/2021 8:16:00 PM


UN gives chilling estimates on the human cost of Yemen war

Yemen's seven-year-old war's direct and indirect impacts will have claimed 377,000 lives by the end of this year, UN agency estimates

11/23/2021 8:15:00 PM


Design Thinking For A Sustainable Food Supply – Dole’s Innovation Officer

Design Thinking For A Sustainable Food Supply – Dole’s Innovation Officer

11/23/2021 5:05:00 PM


UN atomic agency chief presses Iran for more access into nuclear activities

United Nations' atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi meets with Iranian officials in Tehran to press for greater access into the country's nuclear facilities

11/23/2021 1:30:00 PM


U.S. weighs grim options if nuclear talks with Iran collapse

Iran and world powers are due to resume talks next week, but prospects are bleak and the U.S. and its allies are weighing a grim set of choices if talks fail.

11/23/2021 12:44:00 PM


West Africa has highest numbers of child soldiers, says UN

A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund says children in West and Central Africa have become the most recruited by armed groups with the highest number of victims of sexual violence in the world.

11/23/2021 12:22:00 PM


UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog is meeting with Iranian officials to press for greater access in the Islamic Republic. The visit to Tehran comes ahead of diplomatic talks restarting over Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

11/23/2021 11:28:00 AM


Saudi-led Yemen coalition 'targets' Houthi missile site in Sanaa

Explosions hit Yemen's densely populated capital Sanaa following Saudi-led coalition air strikes, residents say

11/23/2021 6:30:00 AM


American families throw out $1,500 in uneaten food every year --- how to reduce waste this Thanksgiving

American families throw out $1,500 in uneaten food every year — how to reduce waste this Thanksgiving

11/23/2021 3:48:00 AM


Dozens in Congress still vote remotely as critics slam COVID policy

As COVID recedes, critics say some members of Congress are abusing a pandemic policy meant to allow remote voting for health reasons, but not convenience or politics.

11/23/2021 2:32:00 AM


Janet Jackson Just Had a Cryptic Response to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Disgusting’ Reaction to Her Wardrobe Malfunction

Justin made light of the situation at the time.

11/22/2021 11:00:00 PM


Putting Cyprus together may be impossible

Hopes fade for a solution to Europe’s longest frozen conflict

11/22/2021 10:07:00 PM


Report: Democracy backsliding across the world amid pandemic

Democracy is deteriorating across the world, with countries notably taking undemocratic and unnecessary actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an intergovernmental body says in its new report.

11/22/2021 8:50:00 PM


US warns Israel against 'counterproductive' attacks on Iran nuclear sites

US officials told their Israeli counterparts that the attacks on Iranian nuclear and missile facilities 'may only be encouraging a sped-up rebuilding' of the programs.

11/22/2021 1:15:00 PM


UN urges action to avoid 'colossal' collapse of Afghan banking system

UN Development Programme warns that if the financial system fails in Afghanistan, it could take decades to rebuild.

11/22/2021 12:15:00 PM


EXCLUSIVE U.N. warns of 'colossal' collapse of Afghan banking system

EXCLUSIVE U.N. warns of 'colossal' collapse of Afghan banking system

11/22/2021 11:45:00 AM