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Fauci: UK Strain Could Be Worse Than ThoughtRecent data suggests the UK strain of the coronavirus is more deadly, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. "We want to look at the data ourselves," Fauci said. Until that happens, he said, the US needs to "assume now that what has been circulating dominantly in the UK does have a...
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People, some wearing masks to help protect from the spread of the coronavirus sit on a square in Eminonu market in Istanbul, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, hours before the start of a two-day weekend curfew. The country of 83 million rolled out its vaccination drive a week ago, starting with health care workers as well as nursing home residents and their care-givers. More than 1 million people received the first of two doses of the vaccine developed by China's Sinovac pharmaceutical company in the first week.  (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey passes 25,000 COVID-19-related deathsThe Turkish health ministry says the country has seen more than 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the outbreak in March
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 3, 2019, Chairwoman of the Reform Party Kaja Kallas arrives at a polling station during a parliamentary elections in Tallinn, Estonia. President Kersti Kaljulaid said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, in a statement that Kaja Kallas would now have 14-days to put together a new Cabinet, after Prime Minister Juri Ratas stepped down in the wake of a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)
Estonia to get first female PM as government deal clinched Estonia’s two biggest political parties say they have clinched a deal to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this month
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, a caution sign is placed on the floor of a COVID-19 unit at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUsU.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients
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In this image made from video, a COVID-19 testing center is seen after being set on fire in Urk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Dutch police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the country’s lockdown in the capital, Amsterdam and the southern city of Eindhoven. The unrest comes a day after rioting youths protesting on the first night of the country’s curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility in Dutch fishing village Urk. (Pro News via AP)
Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 citiesRioters have set blazes in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures
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Pedestrians wearing face masks against the coronavirus pandemic walk in Kensington Gardens as snow falls in London, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000
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Portuguese President, and candidate for reelection, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa speaks to journalists after voting at a polling station in Celorico de Basto, northern Portugal, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Portugal holds a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
Exit poll: Incumbent wins Portugal's presidential electionAn exit poll following Portugal’s presidential election has suggested that the center-right incumbent candidate has won reelection to a second and final five-year term
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Despite restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
The Latest: Mexico, Russia leaders to discuss vaccine supplyMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant the goods at a logistic distribution center in Shijiazhuang in north China's Hebei province on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country's north battles new clusters of coronavirus. (Mu Yu/Xinhua via AP)
Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st community case in monthsNew Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading in the community
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These States Are Safest During the PandemicAs the rollout of the various coronavirus vaccines continues, there's now a (still somewhat distant) light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. But with months to go before much of the population is vaccinated, it's important to keep up with safety and health guidelines, and to keep tabs on...
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Cleaning Goes Wrong, Ruining 1.9K Vaccine DosesA freezer holding Moderna coronavirus vaccine was in a secure place at a VA pharmacy in Boston, with an alarm system activated. On Tuesday, ABC reports, employees realized the freezer wasn't working. "The plug was found loose after a contractor accidentally removed it while cleaning," said a spokesman for VA...
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A person holds the book La Familia Grande, by Camille Kouchner, in a bookstore of Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The book written by prominent French political expert Olivier Duhamel's stepdaughter, Camille Kouchner, accused him of abusing her twin brother during the late 1980s, when the siblings were 13-years-old. The French government pledged on Thursday to toughen laws on the rape of children, as a massive online movement has seen hundreds of victims share accounts about sexual abuses within their families under the hashtag #MeTooInceste. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French leader tells child sex abuse victims 'we believe you'Amid a national French reckoning with sexual abuse of children by family members, President Emmanuel Macron has told victims: “We believe you
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