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Australian Open Bans Spectators As State Enters 5-Day Lockdown
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Jaclyn Diaz | February 12, 2021
The stands at the Australian Open will be looking quite empty for the next five days after officials in the state of Victoria called for a five-day lockdown of the region. Spectators won't be allowed at Melbourne Park during that time.Paul Crock | AFP via Getty Images Officials in Australia's ...
What Myanmar’s Coup Means For The Rohingya
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Ashley Westerman | February 11, 2021
Rohingya refugees walk at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Feb. 2. Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh are condemning the military coup in their homeland and saying it makes them more fearful to return. A brutal counterinsurgency operation by Myanmar's military in 2017 ...
U.S. ‘Stands With The People,’ Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar’s Coup Leaders
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Scott Neuman | February 11, 2021
Women protest on Wednesday against the military coup that toppled the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this month. The Biden administration on Thursday announced sanctions against several of the coup leaders.Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Updated at 2:51 p.m. ET The Biden administration has imposed sanctions on ...
Yoshiro Mori Reportedly Plans To Quit As Japan’s Olympic Chief Over Sexist Remarks
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Anthony Kuhn | February 11, 2021
Japan's Olympic organizing committee president, Yoshiro Mori, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Feb. 4.Kim Kyung-hoon | AFP via Getty Images Japan's Olympic organizing chief, Yoshiro Mori, plans to resign Friday amid a firestorm of criticism about his remarks disparaging women's participation in organizing the games, according to ...
Germany’s Merkel Warns Coronavirus Variants Could ‘Destroy’ Gains Against Pandemic
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Scott Neuman | February 11, 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the Bundestag in Berlin on the German government's measures against COVID-19 on Thursday.Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government's decision to extend a COVID-19 lockdown into March, as she issued a stark warning that new strains of ...
Opinion: Yemen’s Arab Spring Goals Were Lost. Here’s How To Bring Them Back
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Gerald Feierstein | February 11, 2021
Yemenis wave their national flag during a rally commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that toppled the then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh, on Feb. 11, 2016, in the southern city of Taez. This year the Middle Eastern country marks the 10th anniversary of the uprising.Ahmad al-Basha | AFP ...
2nd Person Dies Of Ebola In Congo, Marking Virus’s Return
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Jaclyn Diaz | February 11, 2021
The Democratic Republic of Congo saw the end of its second-worst Ebola outbreak in June. More than 2,000 people died in that outbreak. Burial workers, seen above in 2019, follow safe burial practices to mitigate the spread of the virus.Jerome Delay | AP A second person who had contracted the ...
Short On Special Syringes, Japan May Waste Millions Of Pfizer Vaccine Doses
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Anthony Kuhn | February 11, 2021
A nurse prepares syringes for a coronavirus vaccination drill in Kawasaki on Jan. 27.Philip Fong | AFP via Getty Images Japan may have several million fewer coronavirus vaccine doses than originally planned because the country does not have the appropriate syringes. It's another setback to one of the slower vaccination ...