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CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola

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Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control ...

What life is like in countries where Covid-19 vaccination is increasingly a success

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This was excerpted from the February 25 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. How's life in countries where coro...

Countries in West Africa on high alert after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

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Lagos, Nigeria Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak in one of its regions on Sunday, after the West African nation confirmed at least seven cases of the disease, including three deaths, the country's National Security a...

European countries mandate medical-grade masks over homemade cloth face coverings

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Confronting new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus and a winter spike in infections, a number of European countries are beginning to make medical-grade face masks mandatory in the hope that they can slo...

Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Qatar that divided Gulf

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Gulf Arab countries signed an agreement aimed at resolving a long-running dispute with Qatar on Tuesday, in a public reconciliation between Doha and its neighbors that paves the way for the end of an embargo on the ...

Europe launches mass vaccination program as countries race to contain new variant

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A pilot took to the skies above Germany using his flight path to draw a syringe, ahead of the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign across Europe, according to data from FlightRadar24. The pilot, Samy Kramer, ...

Pope Francis calls on countries to share Covid-19 vaccines in Christmas message

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Rome Pope Francis used his Christmas message to say that coronavirus vaccines must be available for all, and pleaded with states to cooperate in the race to emerge from the pandemic. "Today, in this time of darkness ...

US humanitarian migration protection extended for Honduras and other countries

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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced on Monday that Temporary Protected Status -- a form of humanitarian relief -- would be extended for Hondurans in the United States. "During our meeting with act...

The 2017 travel ban may be associated with preterm births among women from the targeted countries, study says

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The 2017 travel ban imposed by the Trump administration on seven Muslim-majority countries may be associated with an increase in preterm births among women from those countries residing in the United States, accordi...

Was Chopin gay? The awkward question in one of the EU’s worst countries for LGBTQ rights

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London Each year, millions of visitors to Poland are introduced to the country's favorite son before they even set foot on its soil. Warsaw's Chopin Airport, the nation's largest transport hub, greets more than 1 mil...

Only two countries have collected rocks from the moon. For China, it’s just the beginning

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China successfully launched its Chang'e-5 lunar mission Tuesday to collect rocks from the moon -- the first attempt by any country since the 1970s. The unmanned Chang'e-5 probe, named after the mythical Chinese god...

European countries believed that Germany would always have spare ICU beds for them. Now they’re almost full

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Potsdam, Germany Germany was seen as a beacon for other European countries during the first coronavirus wave and hailed for one of the world's best health care systems. But it is now beginning to struggle with more s...

Should women be entitled to period leave? These countries think so

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)Sachimi Mochizuki has worked in Japan for two decades, but she's never taken a day off for her period. That's mostly because Mochizuki is lucky — her periods aren't a big problem. But she's al...

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

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Washington The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion. The Geneva Consensus Declaration, sponsored by Brazil, Eg...

Countries across Europe set grim Covid-19 records as restrictions are reimposed

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London As Europe transitions from summer into fall, countries that claimed to have the coronavirus under control are once again seeing a surge in infections. The United Kingdom, which has the biggest death toll on th...

Another journalist found dead in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries for reporters

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Another journalist was found dead in Mexico this week -- the fifth this year in the country's somber record of attacks against the press. Veteran reporter Julio Valdivia was found Wednesday afternoon in Mexico's co...