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UK Prime MinisterBoris Johnson announced on Wednesday that health restrictions related to the Covid pandemic, including passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be dropped. LondonThe Epoch Times reported that Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be ended at the end of March as the “pandemic becomes endemic” ... .
The US secretary of state and Russian foreign minister arrived in Geneva ahead of scheduled talks on Friday in an effort to ease tensions and prevent conflict over Ukraine amid a flurry of meetings this year ...Blinken had warned Moscow on Thursday that any military aggression against Ukraine would have severe costs for Russia ... .
A 31-year-old doctor from Surrey, England who was visiting Georgia was fatally shot while lying in bed in the middle of the night. Dr Matthew Wilson died from a gunshot wound to the head after a bullet was fired into his apartment from a different building on Sunday, police in Brookhaven said...read full story. .
ACCRA. At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, the government said ... Out of 59 people injured, 42 are receiving treatment in hospitals or health centres and "some are in critical condition", Nkrumah added ... .
Adele (AFP). LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A tearful Adele postponed her Las Vegas residency Thursday, a day before it was due to begin. The Grammy Award-winning superstar said her sold-out show was not ready, blaming “delivery delays and Covid.”. “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she said in a video posted to Instagram ... .
The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger plane to Minsk last May. Prosecutors allege the officials used a false bomb threat to divert a Ryanair flight to the Belarus capital, where opposition journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner were detained ... .
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that reopening schools for girls across the country was their responsibility and not due to world pressure ... Muneer said that getting an education is the right of girls and the Taliban government has the responsibility to provide it ... He however, did not mention a date of the reopening ... .
Analysts in the United States said on Wednesday that PresidentJoe Biden should have done things differently in his first year in office, and that, despite constraints, most of his political "wounds" were of his own doing. During a Brookings Institution webinar with the theme "Biden's first year ... .