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Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests
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Michaeleen Doucleff | January 21, 2021
Workers check oxygen tanks at a hospital in Manaus, Brazil. Severe oxygen shortages as a second coronavirus wave is surging have prompted local authorities to airlift patients to other parts of Brazil.Jonne Roriz | Bloomberg via Getty Images Back in April, COVID-19 hit the city of Manaus, Brazil, extremely hard. ...
Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill At Least 32, Wound Over 100
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Jaclyn Diaz, Alice Fordham | January 21, 2021
People and security forces gather at the site of deadly bomb attacks Thursday in a Baghdad market. The rare suicide bombings killed and wounded dozens of civilians.Hadi Mizban | AP Updated at 6:56 p.m. ET Twin suicide bombings at a Baghdad market killed at least 32 people and injured 110 ...
China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo
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Rachel Treisman | January 20, 2021
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pictured at the White House in December, was among the 28 Trump administration officials sanctioned by China.Evan Vucci | AP China imposed sanctions Wednesday on 28 former Trump administration officials, including outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In a statement released just minutes after ...
Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord
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Nathan Rott | January 20, 2021
President Joe Biden is directing the U.S. to rejoin the international Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to cut global greenhouse gas emissions. Here, activists rally on Dec. 12, 2015.Francois Guillot | AFP via Getty Images Updated 5:45pm Eastern Time In one of his first acts in the Oval Office, President ...
Locust Swarms Threaten Parts Of East Africa
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Jason Beaubien | January 19, 2021
Swarms of locusts have reached dangerous levels in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. They're reproducing rapidly in part because of unusual rainfall patterns.