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Romanian Olympic official praises China for green, sustainable Winter Games

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© Provided by Xinhua The Romanian Olympic chief praised China’s efforts to reuse the facilities of the 2008 Summer Games for the 2022 Winter Olympics. BUCHAREST, November 28 (Xinhua) — Mihai Covaliu, chairman of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR), says China is making great efforts to hold

Migrants rescued off Italian coast

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The coast guard has rescued more than 200 migrants, including a newborn baby, from a drifting boat off the southwestern coast of Italy. Rescue took more than 16 hours and was made difficult by weather and sea conditions. A total of 244 people were rescued. .

South Africa prepares for fourth wave of COVID

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South Africa is preparing for a fourth wave of COVID infections as the new Omicron variant sweeps the country. Health officials believe the new variant may be responsible for 90 percent of new cases recorded. The seven-day average for new cases rose to 1,600 in the country, compared to

Peru shaken by 7.5 magnitude earthquake

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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Sunday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in a remote Amazon region – but it was felt as far as the capital, Lima. Some houses near the epicenter of the earthquake were damaged, but no casualties were reported. No tsunami

Israel to ban foreign travelers

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Israel is poised to become the first country to completely close its borders in response to the new Omicron COVID variant. Pending government approval – all foreigners will be barred from entering for 14 days. Returning Israeli citizens will be required to submit a negative PCR test upon arrival

Uber invests $800M to drive higher percentage of drivers in electric cars

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Global CEO of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi said the company has invested $800 million to enable drivers to switch to electric vehicles. The car-sharing giant currently has a plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. “We believe you need to channel the economic factors that are spurring our driver

Notre Dame Cathedral turns into ‘theme park that awakens’

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Sky News presenter James Morrow said authorities in France wanted to turn Notre Dame Cathedral into an “aroused theme park”. “This must be stopped, restored to its original form as a cathedral,” Morrow said. .

Notre Dame Cathedral turns into ‘theme park that awakens’

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Sky News presenter James Morrow said authorities in France wanted to turn Notre Dame Cathedral into an “aroused theme park”. “This must be stopped, restored to its original form as a cathedral,” Morrow said. .

New Zealand border restrictions a blow to inter-Tasman travel

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An aviation expert describes New Zealand’s decision to remove Australians from the country by April 2022 as a complete blow to the trans-Tasman travel industry. Before the pandemic, New Zealand was Australia’s top travel destination, with 1.5 million people traveling each year. Dean Long, CEO of the Federation of

Minimum economic loss of $227 million for Honiara

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According to freelance journalist Georgina Kekea, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands released a report revealing that the economy lost $227 million due to civil unrest. Violent protests erupted from citizens in the Solomon Islands earlier this week, calling for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to step down from