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Ethiopia: UN fears conflict could take sectarian turn as government, rebel camps fight it out
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Ethiopia: UN fears conflict could take sectarian turn as government, rebel camps fight it out

Thousands of people have been killed, two million displaced and hundreds of thousands driven into famine-like conditions since the conflict erupted in November 2020

Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaces finance minister as Lira hits record low against Euro
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaces finance minister as Lira hits record low against Euro

Nureddin Nebati, who replaced Lutfi Elvan, earlier served as deputy finance minister and has expressed his determination to continue the policy of lowering the discount rate

Europe seeks new leader as bloc prepares for post-Angela Merkel era
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Europe seeks new leader as bloc prepares for post-Angela Merkel era

Analysts have warned that none may be immediately capable of assuming the task, given the European Union's myriad challenges — ranging from internal disputes to the after-shocks of Brexit

Barbados becomes world’s newest republic, parts ways with Britain's Queen Elizabeth
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Barbados becomes world’s newest republic, parts ways with Britain's Queen Elizabeth

The new era for the nation of 2,85,000 ends Britain's centuries of influence, including more than 200 years of slavery until 1834.

UN headquarters in New York cordoned off over police stand-off with armed man, say officials
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UN headquarters in New York cordoned off over police stand-off with armed man, say officials

Images showed armed police surrounding a man standing on a sidewalk while holding what appeared to be a gun

Iran says nuclear deal 'within reach' if West shows goodwill, ball in US' court
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Iran says nuclear deal 'within reach' if West shows goodwill, ball in US' court

Diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said negotiations were proceeding with seriousness and the removal of sanctions was a 'fundamental priority'

Germany to impose sweeping curbs for unvaccinated, announces outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Germany to impose sweeping curbs for unvaccinated, announces outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel

According to a draft agreement seen by AFP, the plans include a blanket ban on entering bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas for anyone who has not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID

Christmas party in Norway leaves at least 50 infected with Omicron variant, says official
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Christmas party in Norway leaves at least 50 infected with Omicron variant, says official

More cases are expected. Effective tracing is being done to limit transmission routes and prevent major outbreaks, the Oslo Municipality said in a statement

UK: 20-year-old woman sues mom's doctor for allowing her to be born, wins millions
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UK: 20-year-old woman sues mom's doctor for allowing her to be born, wins millions

Evie Toombes, a para-showjumping star, was born with a medical condition called spina bifida, where the spine of a baby and the spinal cord, fail to develop in the womb. This results in a gap in the spine

Watch: Man breaks skysurfing record by doing 160 helicopter spins above pyramids of Giza
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Watch: Man breaks skysurfing record by doing 160 helicopter spins above pyramids of Giza

The skysurfing enthusiast chose the pyramids of Giza as his backdrop and jumped from a height of 13,500 feet, attempting to win a world record on 1 November this year

India, European Union agree to enhance clean energy and climate partnership till 2023
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India, European Union agree to enhance clean energy and climate partnership till 2023

Both sides decided to hold India-EU High-Level Platform on Smart Grid Replication, identifying possible opportunities and barriers for replicating and upscaling smart grid projects in India

Archaeologists in Peru unearth mummy estimated to be at least 1,200 years old
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Archaeologists in Peru unearth mummy estimated to be at least 1,200 years old

Inside the tomb, archaeologists also found a skeleton of an Andean guinea pig, as well as remains of what is believed to be a dog. In the burial chamber, they also found traces of corn and other vegetables

Threat of Omicron keeps world on edge: Tracking new COVID-19 variant cases and restrictions across globe
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Threat of Omicron keeps world on edge: Tracking new COVID-19 variant cases and restrictions across globe

Days after the new COVID-19 variant Omicron was identified in South Africa, more countries are moving to close their borders to stem its spread

'Deluge of waste': United States is world's biggest plastic polluter, finds report
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'Deluge of waste': United States is world's biggest plastic polluter, finds report

On average, every American generates 130 kilograms (286 pounds) of plastic waste per year, with Britain next on the list at 99 kilos per person per year, followed by South Korea at 88 kilos per year.

'Not again': How to protect your mental health in the face of another COVID variant
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'Not again': How to protect your mental health in the face of another COVID variant

Many others may be grappling with a sense of déjà vu and hopelessness – wondering how they will get their life and mental health back on track, again.

World Computer Literacy Day 2021:  History, theme and tips to enhance you digital skills
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World Computer Literacy Day 2021: History, theme and tips to enhance you digital skills

The renowned Indian computer company, National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), first celebrated this day in 2001 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the NIIT's establishment

WHO warns of dangers of vaccination apathy as EU chief mulls mandatory COVID-19 jabs
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WHO warns of dangers of vaccination apathy as EU chief mulls mandatory COVID-19 jabs

"Globally, we have a toxic mix of low vaccine coverage, and very low testing — a recipe for breeding and amplifying variants," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Why Indian history textbooks are in absolute and urgent need of revision
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Why Indian history textbooks are in absolute and urgent need of revision

After seven years of the BJP government, the education that is given to children is basically a British leftover

United Airlines makes history, operates first commercial flight using 100% sustainable fuel in one of two engines
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United Airlines makes history, operates first commercial flight using 100% sustainable fuel in one of two engines

The flight carrying 100 passengers, operated with one of United's new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets with 500 gallons of sustainable fuel in one engine and 500 gallons of traditional jet fuel in the other

Michigan teenager charged with murder and terrorism for Oxford High School shooting
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Michigan teenager charged with murder and terrorism for Oxford High School shooting

Ethan Crumbley was charged as an adult with two dozen crimes, including murder, attempted murder and terrorism causing death.