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People with masks at a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday.

LONDON (AP): South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It is unclear where the new variant actually...
Protestors block the road in Martinique.

CASTRIES (CMC): The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has appealed for calm and “reasoned dialogue” in the French-dependent territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe, where people have been protesting the mandatory vaccination against...
Migrants walk near a makeshift camp set up along the river in Loon Plage, near Grande-Synthe, northern France yesterday.

CALAIS, France (AP): The already fractious relationship between France and Britain spiralled further downward into anger and incomprehension Friday, with the two erstwhile European partners at loggerheads about how to stop migrants from embarking...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks,...

ST JOHN’S (CMC): An Antiguan woman will be going to space, possibly with her daughter, after winning two seats aboard a Virgin Galactic’s commercial space flight. Keisha Schahaff was announced the winner of Virgin Galactic and Sir Richard Branson’s...

BENGHAZI (AP): Libya’s top electoral body on Wednesday disqualified the son and one-time heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president in elections to be held next month, citing his previous convictions. The name of...

LONDON (AP): The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fuelling tensions between the UK and France over how to stop migrants from crossing the world’s busiest shipping route in small boats. Despite a pledge from British Prime...

MOSCOW (AP): A devastating fire swept through a Siberian coal mine on Thursday, killing 52 miners and rescuers about 250 metres (820 feet) underground, Russian news reports said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with...

Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the virus had a different plan. Michigan is now the...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP): All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The convictions for Greg McMichael, son...
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