Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Reuters

U.S. movie theaters remove mask mandate for vaccinated people

 Major U.S. retailers drop mask requirements for fully vaccinated shoppers, effectively moving to a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new masking guidelines. (AP) LOS ANGELES – Masks are no longer required at the three main movie theater chains in the United States for people who ...

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Sri Lanka facing marine disaster from burning ship

Smoke rises from a fire on board the MV X-Press Pearl container ship off Colombo [Sri Lanka Air Force Media via Reuters] NEGOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka is facing its worst beach pollution crisis as tonnes of plastic waste from a burning wash ashore, a senior environment official said Saturday. ...

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Delhi announces ‘very, very slow’ easing of lockdown

A man walks past a graffiti of people wearing protective masks amidst the spread of coronavirus on a street in Navi Mumbai. (REUTERS) Indian authorities Friday announced a “very very slow” easing of the lockdown in the capital New Delhi as coronavirus infections fall in major cities after weeks of ...

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Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo HANOI – Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients, and found ...

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Dell, HP say chip shortages will hit PC supplies this year

NEW YORK – Dell Technologies Inc and HP Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as customers continued to shop for personal computers, even as pandemic-led restrictions eased in many parts of the world. However, shares of Dell fell 1%, while those of HP dropped as ...

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Charlize Theron, Niki Caro unite for Gender Equality

REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch LONDON – Oscar-winning Monster actress Charlize Theron and Mulan director Niki Caro are working together on a female surfing movie for Netflix. Theron is producing the project and Caro is onboard to helm it. The film is inspired by the New York Times Magazine article, “The Fight For ...

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England’s Ben Foakes to miss NZ tests after tearing hamstring

Reuters / File Photo BIRMINGHAM – England wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes has been ruled out of next month s two-test series against New Zealand after tearing his left hamstring, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Wednesday. Foakes, 28, was set to play in what would have been his first home series ...

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‘F9’ drives to mighty $162 million debut overseas

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “F9” has the international box office sizzling. The latest installment in Universal’s testosterone-fueled franchise kicked off with a massive $162.4 million in eight markets, including China, Korea and Hong Kong. Those ticket sales easily mark the best start for a Hollywood blockbuster since COVID-19 hit. It’s ...

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Iran says IAEA access to nuclear sites images has ended, extension possible

REUTERS/Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgaripour DUBAI – A three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog expired on Saturday, Iran s parliament speaker told the country s state TV on Sunday, adding that access to images of nuclear sites would cease. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ...

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EU Signs Contract with Pfizer for 1.8B Vaccine

FILE – Health workers prepare doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Naples, Italy, Jan. 8, 2021. Photo – Reuters LONDON – The European Union Thursday announced it has signed a third contract with Pfizer-BioNTech for an additional 1.8 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, running ...

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