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    S. Korea Injects First Shots In Public Vaccination Campaign

    South Korea on Friday administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year. The rollout of vaccines come at a critical time for the country, which has seen its hard-won gains against the virus get wiped out by a...

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    Sri Lanka Ends Forced Cremations Of COVID-19 Victims

    Amidst mounting international criticism, Sri Lanka has revised a controversial mandatory order to cremate the bodies of COVID-19 victims, which denied minority communities, including Muslims, their religious rights. The government on Thursday revised a gazette notification issued in April last year. The new notification has allowed both burials and cremations. For 10 months, Muslim and...

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    Briton Jailed For Breaking Singapore Quarantine Order

    A British citizen was sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined 1,000 Singapore dollars ($753) on Friday for breaking a coronavirus quarantine order in Singapore. Nigel Skea is the first Briton to be jailed for flouting coronavirus rules in the city-state. A handful had their work passes revoked and paid fines. Skea left his room at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on three occasions last...

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    Japan Partly Ending Pandemic Emergency, Keeps It For Tokyo

    The state of emergency Japan set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus will be lifted in six urban areas this weekend and remain in the Tokyo area for another week, a government minister said Friday. Partially lifting the emergency, and just a week early, underlines Japan's eagerness to keep business restrictions to a minimum to keep the economy going. The emergency, which began...

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    Australian PM, People In PNG Pay Tribute To Somare

    Flags were flying at half-mast in Port Moresby to mourn the death of Papua New Guinea's longest-serving leader since the country became independent from Australia in 1975. Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in the country's independence and the South Pacific island nation's first prime minister, was 84. He was prime minister for 17 years during four separate periods. He died Friday...

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    Biden's Trade Rep Nominee Vows To Work With Allies

    President Joe Biden's pick to be U.S. trade representative is promising to work with America's allies to combat China's aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump administration's go-it-alone approach. Katherine Tai appeared Thursday before the Senate Finance Committee. She told senators that rebuilding international alliances would be a priority, as well as...

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    Ex-Washington Employees Ask NFL To Release Report Findings

    Twenty former Washington Football Team employees asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to release the final report of an independent investigation into the organization's conduct when it's completed. Owner Dan Snyder hired lawyer Beth Wilkinson to conduct an independent investigation in July after several female former employees made allegations of workplace sexual...

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    Georgia Prosecutor Discusses Election Inquiry

    The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year's general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent letters to state officials on Feb. 10 instructing them to preserve records related to the election, particularly those...

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    Former Gov. Granholm Sworn In As Energy Secretary

    Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was sworn in Thursday evening as the new energy secretary, with Vice President Kamala Harris administering the oath of office. Granholm won Senate confirmation earlier in the day by a vote of 64-35, with 14 Republicans, including GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, voting yes. She'll be a key Cabinet member trying to fulfil President Joe...

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    Arkansas Lawmaker's Ability To Participate Remotely Halted

    An Arkansas lawmaker who was censured this month for cursing at a colleague temporarily lost her ability to participate remotely Thursday after a heated argument with the lieutenant governor during a debate. The Arkansas Senate voted to end remote participation by members for Thursday afternoon after the contentious exchange between Republican Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Democratic Sen....

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