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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,...

WHO’s Covax misses 2021 target. What went wrong?

The latest supply forecast for Covax – the programme for sharing COVID-19 vaccines around the world – suggests that accelerating vaccination in low-income countries looks unlikely....

Fossils may prove humans stepped in Americas 7k years earlier than thought

Our species began migrating out of Africa around 100,000 years ago. Aside from Antarctica, the Americas were the last continents humans reached, with the early...

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...

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...

World Leaders Address UN General Assembly

WASHINGTON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Malawi President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera are among the world leaders scheduled to...

Afghanistan’s Health System on Verge of Collapse, warns WHO

The World Health Organization warned Wednesday that Afghanistan's health care system is on the verge of collapse and the nation faces a humanitarian catastrophe...

Rich nations’ vaccine hoarding prolongs Africa’s pandemic: WHO

GENEVA — The World Health Organization is warning that COVID-19 vaccine export bans and hoarding by wealthy countries will prolong the pandemic in Africa, preventing...

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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...

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...

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...

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