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Russia says Twitter mobile slowdown to remain until all banned content is removed

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MOSCOW, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Russia will continue slowing down the speed of Twitter (TWTR.N) on mobile devices until all content deemed illegal is deleted, state communications regulator Roskomnadzor told Reuters, as Moscow continues to make demands of Big Tech. Russian authorities have taken steps recently to regulate technology giants......

Jury sworn in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-abuse trial in New York

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NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A jury was sworn in on Monday in the sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, the late, disgraced financier. Between 1994 and 2004, Maxwell – a former employee and romantic partner of Epstein’s......

S.Africa’s COVID-19 cases could triple this week, says expert

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker administers the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination to a woman in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 20, 2021. REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register New COVID-19 variant detected in southern Africa Experts say likely it’s more contagious......

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital in labour, gives birth

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MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter got on her bicycle early on Sunday and headed to the hospital. She was already in labour and she gave birth an hour later. “Big news!” the Greens politician posted on her Facebook page a few hours......

EU drug regulator approves first COVID shot for 5-11 year olds

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A health worker receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Madrid, Spain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 25 (Reuters) – The EU’s drug regulator approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of five......

Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trial

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NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) – British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense in her sex abuse trial will focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Jeffrey Epstein, the financier for whom she is charged with recruiting underage girls, according to legal experts and court filings. In what is viewed......

Republican Sean Parnell suspends U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania

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WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Republican Sean Parnell, whom former President Donald Trump endorsed in next year’s toss-up U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania, said he was suspending his campaign on Monday, local media reported. The decision came after Parnell lost a battle over the custody of his three children amid......

Poland says Belarus ferries migrants back to border after clearing camps

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BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland/BRUZGI, Belarus, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Poland accused Belarus on Friday of trucking hundreds of migrants back to the border and pushing them to attempt to cross illegally, only hours after clearing camps at a frontier that has become the focus of an escalating East-West crisis. The accusation......

U.S. announces sex-trafficking charges against Duterte ally

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Nov 18 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced sex-trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of a......

U.S. state attorneys general probe Instagram’s effect on kids

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WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A bipartisan coalition of U.S. state attorneys general said on Thursday it has opened a probe into Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms (FB.O), for promoting its subsidiary Instagram to children despite potential harms. The investigation, involving at least nine states, comes at a time......

Belarus clears migrant camps at EU border, but crisis not yet over

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Camps on Polish border now empty First repatriation flight to Iraq since August Belarus wants EU corridor for 2,000 migrants Germany rejects proposal EU says Belarus orchestrated the crisis BRUZGI, Belarus, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Belarus authorities on Thursday cleared the main camps where migrants had huddled at the border......

Australia aims to vaccinate children under 12 against COVID-19 from January

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A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic//File Photo MELBOURNE, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Australia, quickly becoming one of most-vaccinated nations against COVID-19, will likely start administering the shots for children under......

Pope thanks journalists for helping expose Church sex scandals

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VATICAN CITY, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday thanked journalists for helping uncover the clerical sexual abuse scandals that the Roman Catholic Church initially tried to cover up. The pope praised what he called the “mission” of journalism and said it was vital for reporters to get out......

COVID-19’s epicentre again: Europe faces fresh reckoning

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Europe accounts for half of latest infections and deaths Outbreaks stir fears over winter months, economic impact Various nations consider unpopular curbs again Vaccines not the silver bullet, experts warn LONDON/MILAN, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Europe has become the epicentre of the pandemic again, prompting some governments to consider re-imposing......

Texas concert death toll rises as 22-year-old student succumbs to injuries

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HOUSTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The death toll in the Astroworld Festival stampede rose to nine with the death of a 22-year-old Texas college student late on Wednesday, according to a lawyer for the family. A stampede of fans during rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on Friday killed nine......

U.S. journalist held in Myanmar charged with terrorism, sedition – lawyer

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Nov 10 (Reuters) – An American journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar accused of incitement is facing new charges of sedition and terrorism, his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a setback for U.S. efforts to secure his release. Danny Fenster, 37, who was managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, a top independent......

U.S. administers 430.9 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

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A healthcare worker administers a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to a man at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar Nov 7(Reuters) – The United States......

‘Finally, infrastructure week!’ Biden says, cheering $1 trillion bill

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WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – A giddy President Joe Biden on Saturday hailed congressional passage of a long-delayed $1 trillion infrastructure bill as a “once in a generation” investment and predicted a broader social safety net plan will be approved despite tense negotiations. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris appeared......

EXCLUSIVE Baby handed to U.S. soldiers in chaos of Afghanistan airlift still missing

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NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) – It was a split second decision. Mirza Ali Ahmadi and his wife Suraya found themselves and their five children on Aug. 19 in a chaotic crowd outside the gates of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan when a U.S. soldier, from over the tall fence,......

Australian man likely to be charged over girl taken from outback camp

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Bodycam footage shows a security officer carrying 4-year-old Cleo Smith, who went missing from an Australian outback campsite more than two weeks ago and was found in a locked house on November 3, as she is being rescued, in Carnarvon, Australia, November 3, 2021. Western Australia Police Force/Handout via REUTERS......

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