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Americas region experiencing sustained surge in COVID-19 cases -PAHO director

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Americas region is experiencing a sustained surge in coronavirus infections, with 2.5 million new cases confirmed in the last week, the......

Quake of magnitude 6 strikes Salta Province, Argentina: GFZ

Reuters
(Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck Salta Province, Argentina, early on Sunday, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. The quake was at a depth of 222 km (138 miles), GFZ said. Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard Source – For more click......

World Bank sees more countries in ‘deep debt distress’ this year

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: World Bank President David Malpass attends the “1+6” Roundtable meeting at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chief of the World Bank on Tuesday said Chad and several other countries were already in deep debt distress and more......

PSG players must show they deserve to wear the shirt, says Pochettino

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Champions League – Group B – Crvena Zvezda v Tottenham Hotspur – Rajko Mitic Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia – November 6, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) – New Paris St. Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the opportunity to......

Pope calls Maradona a fragile poet; decries doping cheats

Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis has hailed fellow Argentine Diego Maradona as a “poet” on the pitch, but also acknowledged his frailty away from the sport. FILE PHOTO: Argentina’s soccer team head coach Diego Maradona smiles during their international friendly soccer match against Scotland at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow,......

After 40 Years Of Debates And Demonstrations, Argentina’s Senate Finally Approves Historic Bill To Legalize Abortion

IA
The events that took place in Argentina on the 30th on December finally proved that the year 2020 wasn’t so bad after all. Yesterday, after decades and decades of debates, fights, and struggle, Argentina’s Senate has finally approved the historic bill to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of......

Argentina Senate votes to legalize abortion

Reuters
Demonstrators in favour of legalizing abortion react after the senate passed an abortion bill, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 30, 2020. Argentina’s Senate voted to legalize abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for…more Reuters / Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Demonstrators in favour of......

Activists celebrate Argentina vote to legalise abortion

BBC
Argentina’s Congress has voted to legalise abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Senators voted with 38 in favour, 29 against, with one abstention. Activists have campaigned for years on the issue with crowds gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires to hear the result of the vote. The......

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope’s native Argentina

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Buenos Aires, Argentina – Argentina’s Senate passed a law legalizing abortion in Pope Francis’ homeland early Wednesday after a marathon 12-hour session, a victory for the women’s movement that has been fighting for the right for decades. The vote......

Argentina Legalizes Abortion, a Milestone in a Conservative Region

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BUENOS AIRES — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize abortion, a landmark vote in a conservative region and a victory for a grass-roots movement that turned years of rallies into political power.......

‘We did it sisters’: Argentina Senate votes to legalize abortion

Reuters
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina became the first major country in Latin America to legalize abortion when the Senate voted early on Wednesday to allow it through the 14th week of pregnancy, in the face of opposition from the influential Catholic Church. The fiercely contentious vote – passed with 38 in......

Messi given extended break, will miss match v Eibar

Reuters
Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona – Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain – December 22, 2020 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action REUTERS/Juan Medina BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi missed Barcelona’s return to training on Monday after being granted permission by the club to stay......

Argentina to launch COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Tuesday

Reuters
A worker unloads cool boxes with doses of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina will begin vaccinating its citizens against coronavirus on Tuesday using the recently delivered......

Barca’s Messi wins Champion for Peace award

ESPN
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has won the ‘Champions of the Peace of the Year’ award for his fair play and commitment to social causes. The award given by “Peace and Sport,” the Monaco-based international organisation, recognises an athlete that has led a significant and sustainable sport initiative towards peaceful change.......

Soccer-Pele congratulates Messi for equalling goal record

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele waves to the spectators before the start of under-17 boys’ final soccer match of Subroto Cup tournament at Ambedkar stadium in New Delhi, India, October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/File Photo (Reuters) – Brazil soccer great Pele has paid tribute to Lionel Messi for......

Massive iceberg pivots, breaks near south Atlantic penguin colony island

Reuters
(Reuters) – Strong currents have taken hold of a massive Antarctic iceberg that is on a collision course towards South Georgia Island, causing it to shift direction and lose a major chunk of mass, a scientist tracking its journey said on Friday. As the iceberg, dubbed A68a, approached the western......

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