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Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

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Tokyo With the Olympic games due to start in Tokyo in July, Japan had every reason to move quickly to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and begin inoculations. But the country only started inoculating its population of 126...

India exits recession but rapid growth is still a long way off

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New Delhi (CNN Business)India's economy is out of recession but still a long way from returning to rates of growth seen before the pandemic. Asia's third biggest economy recorded a rise in gross domestic product of ...

‘A chronicle of scandal foretold’: Vaccine furor highlights long history of misconduct by elected officials in Peru

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It's been only three months since former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra was impeached by his country's Congress and removed from office over corruption allegations which he has repeatedly denied. Yet there he wa...

After a long wait, Cuba opens the door to more capitalism

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Havana Cuba took a long-awaited and likely irreversible step towards massively expanding the island's private sector over the weekend. On Saturday, Cuba's communist-run government announced that Cubans will soon be a...

Winter is here. Snowy, soggy, and frigid temperatures settle in for the long haul

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Heavy snow, blustery winds, and bitterly cold temperatures make for a very frozen start to February for those in the Midwest and northeastern US. Just days after many in the Midwest and Northeast were digging out fr...

A newly discovered chameleon less than an inch long could be the world’s smallest reptile

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The smallest known reptile in the world can fit on your fingertip. It's known as Brookesia nana, or "nano-chameleon," and it's a blotchy brown lizard that usually doesn't surpass an inch in body length. Before 2012...

English National Opera singers are helping ‘long Covid’ patients breathe

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The English National Opera (ENO) is rolling out its singing, breathing and wellbeing program for recovering coronavirus patients around the country following a successful trial. ENO Breathe is a joint project betwee...

Appalachian Trail Conservancy recommends that hikers delay long expeditions to 2022 due to Covid-19

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For those who have hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) on their bucket list for the year, Covid-19 may prove to be an unexpected complication. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the organization responsible for...

Biden’s decrees vault America back onto the global stage. A whiplashed world wonders for how long

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Within hours of taking office, US President Joe Biden set to work signing a blizzard of executive orders, memorandums and directives to agencies, ranging from steps to combat the coronavirus to beginning the process...

11 sources of comic relief in this already long new year

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The world was really ready for 2020 to end, but 2021 is feeling like a sequel no one asked for. Covid-19 vaccines offer hope for a possible return to the movies or a concert by summer, but this winter is looking a ...

How will school closures affect children in the long run? Wars, disease and natural disasters offer clues

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London Children across the globe have seen their schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the World Bank, 1.6 billion students were out of school during the first peak of the pandemic in Apri...

Trump’s been playing the pardon long game his entire presidency

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More than a year and a half ago, special counsel Robert Mueller had caught on to what President Donald Trump might do with his pardon power. "Why would I take it off the table?" Trump had said at the height of inves...

1,000 people stuck overnight in Japan traffic jam stretching 9 miles long

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Tokyo More than 1,000 people in Japan spent Thursday night stuck on a highway in their cars, waiting out a traffic jam with little food or water during a heavy snowstorm. The traffic jam, on the Kanetsu Expressway co...

‘The Stand’ turns Stephen King’s epic book into what feels like a very long sit

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The original 1994 version of "The Stand" is rightfully ranked among the best Stephen King miniseries, admittedly not an inordinately high bar. Streaming brings the chance to expand upon that with a nine-part, harder...

Cleveland’s plans to drop ‘Indians’ from team name is a welcome change but it’s long overdue, Native Americans say

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A Major League Baseball team's decision to remove "Indians" from its name is being hailed as historic, but Native American advocacy groups insist their fight to remove all racist sports mascots is far from over. Phi...

Lines to get tested for coronavirus are growing long ahead of Thanksgiving and amid rising cases

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As US coronavirus cases soar and people seek tests ahead of Thanksgiving travel, long lines are forming outside testing sites around the country, appointments are filling up, and commercial labs are warning that the...

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