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Boy killed in Senegal protests as opposition steps up pressure

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DAKAR (Reuters) – A 17-year-old boy was killed by gunfire in southern Senegal on Saturday, a government official said, and several police stations were ransacked as opponents of President Macky Sall called for more protests next week. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual......

Swiss plan free coronavirus tests for population

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland unveiled a 1 billion Swiss franc ($1.08 billion) plan on Friday to offer free coronavirus tests for its entire population as part of measures to ease the country’s exit from COVID-19 restrictions. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits in front of a COVID-19 testing site of the......

Biden has asked team to travel to Mexico border and report on influx of children

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has asked senior officials to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border and brief him on the government response to the influx of unaccompanied minors and steps to ensure their safety and care, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. Biden’s administration is facing criticism from......

Disney CEO says households without kids have boosted streaming success

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FILE PHOTO: Cast members Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano attend the premiere for the television series “The Mandalorian” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Surprisingly strong interest from adults who do not have kids at home has helped increase subscriptions to Walt......

‘Inferior’ women: China counters Uighur criticism with explicit PR attacks

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China, under growing global pressure over its treatment of a Muslim minority in its far west, is mounting an unprecedented and aggressive campaign to push back, including explicit attacks on women who have made claims of abuse. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin holds pictures while speaking......

‘Inferior’ women: China counters Uighur criticism with explicit PR attacks

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China, under growing global pressure over its treatment of a Muslim minority in its far west, is mounting an unprecedented and aggressive campaign to push back, including explicit attacks on women who have made claims of abuse. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin holds pictures while speaking......

Exclusive: Bangladesh under ‘no obligation’ to accept stranded Rohingya refugees -minister

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh is under “no obligation” to shelter 81 Rohingya Muslim refugees adrift for almost two weeks on the Andaman Sea and being assisted by neighbouring India, said Bangladesh foreign minister A.K. Abdul Momen. FILE PHOTO: Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen speaks during a meeting with......

Yemen’s children starve as U.N. seeks billions to avoid vast ‘man-made’ famine

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By Abdulrahman al-Ansi, Michelle Nichols SANAA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ahmadiya Juaidi’s eyes are wide as she drinks a nutrition shake from a large orange mug, her thin fingers grasping the handle. Her hair is pulled back and around her neck hangs a silver necklace with a heart and the letter......

INTERVIEW-The school leader getting New Mexico’s tribes online

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By Jack Graham, Thomson Reuters Foundation * Less than 60% of rural New Mexico’s population has high-speed internet * Students had been using smartphones and parking lot Wi-Fi * Santa Fe Indian School provided laptops to get 700 students online Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Working with rural tribal......

San Francisco backpedals on controversial plan to rename schools

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FILE PHOTO: School buses are seen parked at First Student Charter Bus Rental as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in San Francisco, California, U.S. April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – San Francisco’s education chief has halted plans to rename 44 of the city’s public schools, a move......

UK’s Princess Eugenie names baby son August, Buckingham Palace says

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. The couple’s first child was born earlier in February, and his name includes an apparent nod to the queen’s 99-year-old husband Prince......

Fed’s Rosengren says affordable child care pivotal to labor market recovery

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FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is set against a blue sky in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo (Reuters) – Women, minorities and low-wage workers have been disproportionately affected by pandemic related job losses and efforts to reopen the economy should include programs that improve job quality......

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan expecting second child

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive to greet members of the public in Kingfisher Bay on......

“Overjoyed” Harry and Meghan expecting second child

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive to greet members of the public in Kingfisher Bay on......

Bangladesh to move more Rohingya Muslims to remote island, despite outcry

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh is moving 3,000-4,000 more Rohingya Muslim refugees to a remote Bay of Bengal island over the next two days, two officials said on Sunday, despite concerns about the risk of storms and floods lashing the site. FILE PHOTO: Bangladesh Navy personnel help a disabled Rohingya refugee......

EU asks Hungary not to take opposition radio off air – letter

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive asked Hungary to “take urgent action” to let an opposition radio station continue broadcasting after it lost an appeal against the removal of its licence, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The EU this week expressed concern over media freedom in Hungary......

EU asks Hungary not to take opposition radio off air – letter

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BRUSSELS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive asked Hungary to “take urgent action” to let an opposition radio station continue broadcasting after it lost an appeal against the removal of its licence, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The EU this week expressed concern over media freedom......

Oxford University to test COVID-19 vaccine response among children for first time

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre inside the Blackburn Cathedral, in Blackburn, Britain, January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/File Photo (Reuters) – The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the......

Oxford University to test COVID-19 vaccine response among children for first time

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre inside the Blackburn Cathedral, in Blackburn, Britain, January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/File Photo (Reuters) – The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the......

More Spanish girls report sexual abuse despite progress on gender

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MADRID (Reuters) – The number of teenage girls saying they felt pressured into sexual activity has almost doubled in seven years in Spain to more than one in 10 of respondents, a study by the Equality Ministry showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators gesture as they hold placards and baloons......

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