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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine country. Nearly two-thirds of Swiss citizens,...

New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the United States is surpassing the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment industry, blaming the rise of...

Australia eyes Christmas reopening of international borders

SYDNEY — After more than 18 months of COVID-19 isolation, Australia is preparing to reopen its international borders by Christmas “at the latest.” Trade, Tourism...

Vaccinated pregnant people can pass on Covid antibodies to fetus: Study

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against COVID-19 also pass on the coronavirus antibodies to their unborn children, according to a new study published this...

End unilateral sanctions on Taliban, China urges G-20

ISLAMABAD — China’s top diplomat Thursday urged a virtual conference of G-20 foreign ministers to end economic sanctions against Taliban-ruled Afghanistan to help the country...

McD pledges to phase out plastic toys with Happy Meals by 2025

Fast-food giant McDonald's said Tuesday it would phase out plastic toys from its signature Happy Meals by 2025. "Starting now, and phased in across the...

Delta now dominant Covid variant globally: WHO

WASHINGTON — The delta variant of the coronavirus has overtaken all other variants of concern, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. "Less than 1% each of...

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