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Researchers believe the pandemic ‘has changed our psychology in how we perceive the wearers of masks’.
China's capital Beijing ramped up efforts to curb COVID-19 infections, ordering checks among cold-chain firms and urging residents to cut unnecessary gatherings, as the city reported an uptick in local cases weeks before the Winter Olympics. Beijing had three domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms on Wednesday, including one previously reported as a local asymptomatic carrier for Jan. 18, according to local health authority data on Thursday. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that restrictions will be tightened across the country if there is a community transmission of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus but she ruled out lockdowns.
Taiwan Vice President William Lai will transit in the United States when he visits Honduras next week, Taiwan's presidential office said on Thursday, amid tensions with China which always complains to Washington about such stopovers. Beijing considers democratic Taiwan its own territory, ineligible for state-to-state relations, despite strong objections by Taipei which has been complaining about rising Chinese pressure to force the island into accepting Chinese sovereignty. China regularly calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue between it and the United States, which does not have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan but is the island's strongest ally and main weapons supplier.
More than 60 residents and staff were infected with Covid-19 at the Bupa Clemton Park facility
In a small tailoring workshop in Kabul, 29-year-old Afghan entrepreneur Sohaila Noori looks on as her dramatically reduced workforce of around 30 women sew scarves, dresses and baby clothes. A few months ago, before the hardline Islamist Taliban movement seized power in August, she employed more than 80 people, mostly women, across three different textile workshops. "In the past, we had so much work to do," said Noori, who was determined to keep her business running in order to employ as many women as she could.
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"He does not, and cannot, dispute that he sent those emails to multiple parties," the filing reads.
Australia has ruled out letting teenagers as young as 16 drive forklift trucks to tackle a shortage of workers in coronavirus-hit supply chains, as it scrambles to scoop up millions of home testing kits needed to keep businesses functioning. A sudden surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks has seen hundreds of thousands of workers benched by illness or the need to isolate, leading states to quickly lower the isolation requirement to seven days. Prime Minister Scott Morrison had floated a proposal to lower the minimum age of forklift drivers from 18 to 16, seeking solutions for a shortage of workers now hobbling the economy.
Bill Murray surprised visitors to Manhattan’s Washington Square Park on Wednesday, January 19.Footage filmed by @thetrickness shows the actor performing a rendition of the poem Dog by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with a cellist playing along. Credit: @thetrickness via Storyful
Manchester Police DepartmentFor over two weeks, New Hampshire authorities have been scrambling to find Harmony Montgomery, the 7-year-old who has not been seen for two years. And while authorities have yet to arrest anyone in connection with her disappearance, her father is facing charges for allegedly abusing her and her stepmother is accused of using her for food stamp benefits even though she was not living with the child.Now, according to two local outlets, Adam Montgomery is reportedly susp
SEOUL, South Korea, January 20, 2022--Wemade announces a new economic initiative, Seoul Spooning 2022, that will enhance the value of the ‘MIR4’ blockchain economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome Wednesday night was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, coming at the tumultuous close to his first year in office. Despite a day of piercing debate and speeches that often carried echoes of an earlier
Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have filed a motion for a re-trial, just weeks after she was found guilty of recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein. The court had heard her described as "dangerous" and Epstein's "partner in crime" before she was found guilty of five out of six counts she faced. It is not clear whether this forms the basis for Maxwell's lawyers seeking a new trial, but they have previously claimed the revelation warrants this.
Country diary: Hardy swimmers and brisk walkers await the sun’s arrival. Kit Hill, Tamar Valley: This country park, on the site of a derelict quarry, is full of visitors defying the gloom
New Zealand and Australia are sending water and supplies, after ash was cleared from the runway.
Australia and Britain will "fight back" against cyber attacks from China, Russia, and Iran, defence minister Peter Dutton said ahead of consultations with Britain in Sydney. Australia's defence and foreign affairs ministers will meet with Britain's defence secretary Ben Wallace and foreign secretary Liz Truss on Friday for the annual Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN).
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden acknowledged that the pandemic has left Americans exhausted and demoralized but insisted at a news conference marking his first year in office that he has “outperformed” expectations in dealing with it. Facing sagging poll numbers and a stalled legislative agenda, Biden conceded Wednesday he would likely have to pare back his “build back better” recovery package and instead settle for “big chunks” of his signature economic plan. He promised to further attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Trump's lawyers had hoped to prolong the court fight and keep the documents on hold. Following the high court's action, there is no legal impedim
LOS ANGELES — "What is Prince Edward Island?" Apparently, the brainiac competitors on Wednesday's airing of "Jeopardy!" and its all-time winningest champion host have no idea. The American TV quiz show's current long-running champ Amy Schneider chose a category within the Double Jeopardy round entitled Local Nicknames. With $2,000 up for grabs, the answer was "A Spud Islander is a resident of this Canadian province, known for its potatoes." Then crickets, as neither Schneider, nor her two challe
Strong hail pelted the city of Longview, Texas, on January 19, as severe thunderstorms rolled across the region.Footage filmed by Raymond Taylor shows hail coating a suburban street.The National Weather Service (NWS), issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area on Wednesday afternoon, and a severe thunders storm watch remained in place through Wednesday night.According to the NWS, large hail stones and strong wind gusts were set to batter parts of east Texas and Louisiana overnight, with the possibility of an isolated tornado. Credit: Raymond Taylor via Storyful