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Haiti quakes kill two, send residents flooding into the streets

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Haiti was struck by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller tremors on Monday that killed two people and led panicked residents of the Caribbean nation’s southern peninsula to flood into the streets. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the first quake hit......

Hong Kong’s financial sector faces talent crunch as expats head for the exit

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HONG KONG, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Late last year, Tania Sibree quit her well-paid job as a financial services lawyer in Hong Kong and returned to Australia rather than live a moment longer with the city’s strict coronavirus restrictions. Sibree, who said she had enjoyed the previous five years in......

Djokovic to play late match at Rod Laver Arena, pending court decision

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic practices at Melbourne Park as questions remain over the legal battle regarding his visa to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – World number......

Hundreds of U.S.-bound migrants in caravan stuck at Guatemala border

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TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hondurans and Nicaraguans on Saturday reached the Guatemalan border but were prevented from crossing by Guatemalan security forces, the first such U.S.-bound migrant caravan to be formed this year in Central America. Some migrants at the Izabel border crossing in Guatemala threw objects......

Djokovic escorted by immigration officers to hearing to decide Australian fate

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MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic left a hotel for asylum seekers on Sunday morning headed for a federal court hearing that will decide once and for all whether he can stay in Australia and defend his Open title. Djokovic was driven out of the hotel, accompanied by Australian......

Ex-Austria Chancellor Kurz made co-chairman of anti-racism group

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Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gives a statement as he resigns from all political duties, in Vienna, Austria, December 2, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who quit his post last year after corruption......

Australia rushes to file defence of Djokovic ban as court battle looms

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MELBOURNE, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Australian authorities scrambled on Sunday to file a legal defence of their decision to bar entry to tennis world number one Novak Djokovic over his COVID-19 vaccination status, as the Serbian superstar spent his fourth day in immigration detention. Djokovic was hoping to win his......

EXCLUSIVE Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found, returned to family after long ordeal

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KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 8 (Reuters) – An infant boy handed in desperation to a soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the American evacuation of Afghanistan has been found and was reunited with his relatives in Kabul on Saturday. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two months old......

Djokovic argues he had Australia green light because of recent COVID infection

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MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said in a legal challenge on Saturday to being refused entry to Australia that he had been given medical exemption from vaccination against COVID-19 because he had contracted the illness last month. In a court filing ahead of a......

Tennis Czech player Voracova says detention felt like action film -paper

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Tennis player Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic looks out a window at the Park Hotel where she is being held while she stays in Australia following the cancellation of her visa, the same government facility where Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is believed to be, in Melbourne, Australia, January......

Asylum seekers shut out of financial system by some EU banks, watchdog finds

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The skyline with the banking district is photographed in Frankfurt, Germany, October 01, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Some European Union banks are shutting out asylum seekers and other types of customers in mishandled efforts to comply with......

EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe after causing stir

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The European flag flies under the Arc de Triomphe to celebrate the start of the French presidency of the European Union, in Paris, France, January 1, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 2 (Reuters) – A large European Union flag attached to......

French far-right wants EU flag off Arc de Triomphe

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The European flag flies under the Arc de Triomphe to celebrate the start of the French presidency of the European Union, in Paris, France, January 1, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Far-right leader Marine Le Pen protested on......

Bodies of drowned migrants wash up on Libyan shore

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KHUMS, Libya, Dec 26 (Reuters) – The bodies of more than a dozen migrants who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe washed up on Libya’s coastline late on Saturday, its interior ministry and the local Red Crescent said. Libya is a major transit point for migrants, many from......

At least 16 migrants dead in Greek shipwreck

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ATHENS, Dec 25 (Reuters) – At least 16 people died when their boat overturned off the Greek island of Paros in the central Aegean Sea on Friday, in the third maritime disaster involving migrants this week, the country’s coastguard said. Authorities scrambled a search and rescue operation overnight northwest of......

Afghan Taliban leaders appeal for help as migrant crisis looms

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A Taliban fighter guards a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ali Khara Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Senior Taliban officials appealed on Saturday for international help to combat a deepening economic crisis that has fuelled fears of another refugee......

Canada’s Trudeau says Omicron spike ‘scary,’ Ottawa to lift Africa travel ban

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A nurse performs a wellness check of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient inside the intensive care unit of Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on......

Seven killed as car carrying migrants crashes in Hungary

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BUDAPEST, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Seven people were killed and four injured when a car with a Serbian licence plate carrying migrants crashed into a house in Hungary late on Monday, after its driver refused to stop for a check, police said. The driver saw that police were checking cars......

U.S. to coordinate with Mexico, regional countries for crackdown on people smuggling

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MEXICO CITY, Dec 11 (Reuters) – The United States, Mexico and several regional countries will coordinate to apprehend the network of human smugglers responsible for a deadly accident that killed dozens of migrants, the U.S. embassy in Mexico said on Saturday. The embassy announced the creation of an action group......

Nobel Peace laureate Muratov says war between Russia and Ukraine possible

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Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov jointly receive award in Oslo Recognised for their fight for freedom of expression OSLO, Dec 10 (Reuters) – People in positions of power in Russia are actively promoting the idea of war, and conflict with Ukraine is now a distinct possibility, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dmitry......

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