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Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite handout image shows post-tropical storm Fiona over eastern Canada, on Sept 24, 2022, at 13:50UTC. Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 households as it lashed eastern Canada with strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday, electricity providers said. (HANDOUT / NOAA / RAMMB / AFP) […]

Putin signs decree on partial mobilization in Russia

In this Feb 21, 2022 photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs documents, including a decree recognizing two Russian-backed breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent, during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Putin signed a decree on the partial mobilization in Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY […]

UN sidelines: World leaders pledge billions to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

(From left) Bill Gates, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, President Joe Biden, Connie Mudenda (RED) ambassador, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands pose for a photo during […]

Meloni: Italy’s conservative alliance in lockstep, ready to govern

Leader of Italian far-right party Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) Giorgia Meloni, addresses supporters during a rally as part of the campaign for general elections, in Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy on Sept 11, 2022. (PIERO CRUCIATTI / AFP) ROME – Italy's right-wing bloc will easily agree on major policy priorities despite recent disagreements if […]

UN launches first-ever global finance facility for education

Pupils pose at a window of their school in Douala, western Cameroon, on Jan 13, 2022. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, on Saturday launched a multi-billion-dollar International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). With the first projects expected in 2023, IFFEd […]

UN launches first-ever International Finance Facility for Education

Pupils pose at a window of their school in Douala, western Cameroon, on Jan 13, 2022. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, on Saturday launched a multi-billion-dollar International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). With the first projects expected in 2023, IFFEd […]

EU regulator backs wider use of AstraZeneca COVID therapy

This photo shows a general view of the offices of British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC in Macclesfield, Cheshire on July 21, 2020. (PAUL ELLIS / AFP) JOHANNESBURG / BERLIN / LOS ANGELES / LONDON – Europe's medicines regulator has backed using AstraZeneca's preventative COVID-19 therapy as a treatment for the disease and also […]

El Salvador president plans for re-election despite legal ban

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele participates in the closing ceremony of a congress for cryptocurrency investors in Santa Maria Mizata, El Salvador on Nov 20, 2021. (SALVADOR MELENDEZ / AP) SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador President Nayib Bukele said Thursday he would run for re-election, despite the country's constitution prohibiting presidents from having consecutive terms. […]