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Flash in the cam: Canadian MP sorry for baring all on parliament Zoom

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A Canadian lawmaker left red-cheeked after appearing stark naked on a House of Commons Zoom conference call has apologized to his colleagues. William Amos, a Liberal MP, was caught covering his nether regions with a mobile phone and in a state of nature between the flags of Quebec and Canada… Read

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New Zealand tests 'early warning' virus app at border

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New Zealand border workers on Thursday began testing a monitoring app designed to detect coronavirus before the user develops any noticeable symptoms, in what is believed to be a world first. The app, "elarm", connects to wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, using artificial intelligence to check variables… Read

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U.S. envoy Kerry starts climate talks in China

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U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met with his Chinese counterparts in Shanghai on Thursday, in the first visit to China by an official from a Biden administration seeking to re-establish America's leadership on the environment. The trip is seen as a chance to put aside high political tensions -- following… Read

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'Time to end the forever war,' Biden says on pulling U.S. troops from Afghanistan

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President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for U.S. forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict. In a White House speech, Biden acknowledged that U.S. objectives… Read

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U.S., European powers warn Iran over 'dangerous' uranium enrichment move

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The United States and the European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal pushed back on Wednesday against Tehran's decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, with the top U.S. diplomat calling the move "provocative" and questioning Iran's seriousness about talks. Iran has said it will enrich uranium to 60%… Read

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Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

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When Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday, it will be more than a focal point for national mourning. Many will also be watching for any signs of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the royal family, especially with his elder brother Prince William. It will be the first time that… Read

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Germany, U.S. call on Russia to pull back troops from Ukrainian border

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden called on Russia to pull back troops from the Ukrainian border to de-escalate the situation in the region, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. The United States and NATO allies have been alarmed by the large buildup of Russian troops… Read

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We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

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Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new traffic light system for England, travel to countries in the lowest green category could be… Read

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J&J COVID-19 vaccine in limbo as U.S. panel delays vote on resuming shots

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Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine remained in limbo on Wednesday as a U.S. health panel called for more data before making a decision on how and whether to resume use of the one-dose shot, putting off a vote for a week or more. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and… Read

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Canada will grant permanent residency to 90,000 students and foreign workers

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Canada will grant permanent residency to more than 90,000 foreign students and workers who helped treat patients during the pandemic, the immigration minister announced Wednesday. The program, in effect from May 6, is intended for workers with at least one year of work experience in health care or dozens of… Read

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