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Ireland has the world’s highest Covid-19 rate. How did it go so wrong?

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Cork, Ireland When Ireland came out of a strict six-week lockdown in December it had one of the lowest levels of Covid-19 cases in Europe. Since then, the situation has dramatically unraveled. The country recorded th...

Japan’s Suga declares state of emergency for Tokyo as Covid-19 cases reach highest levels

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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a state of emergency for the nation's capital and surrounding areas as Covid-19 cases surge to the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic. The emergenc...

A family of 12 siblings now holds the Guinness World Record for highest combined age

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A family of 12 siblings broke the Guinness World Record for highest total combined age, with the oldest at 97 and the youngest at 75. The D'Cruz family has a combined age of 1,042 years and 315 days, and their reco...

Hundreds demonstrate in Warsaw after Poland’s highest court imposes near total ban on abortion

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Police in Poland used pepper spray against demonstrators after hundreds gathered in the capital of Warsaw to protest a near-total on abortion. Poland's highest court ruled Thursday that abortions due to fetal defec...

Geneva adopts what’s believed to be the highest minimum wage in the world, at $25 an hour

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Voters in Geneva, Switzerland, have agreed to introduce a minimum wage in the canton that is the equivalent of $ 25 an hour -- believed to be the highest in the world. According to government data, 58% of voters i...

The death toll in ICE custody is the highest it’s been in 15 years

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The number of deaths in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody grew dramatically this year. In the 2020 fiscal year, which ends today, 21 people died in ICE custody, according to a CNN tally of data released by...