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World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant 11/27/2021 06:58am • LONDON (AP) — Britain became the latest country Saturday to report cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world sought to shore up their defenses by slapping restrictions on travel from nations in southern Africa. Amid fears that t Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia 11/27/2021 06:40am • BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. Hundreds of people on Saturd South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron 11/27/2021 05:36am • JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence. In the space of two weeks, the omicron variant has sent South Africa from Lawrence wins 36-hole Joburg Open after 3rd round abandoned 11/27/2021 05:19am • JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African golfer Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open on Saturday after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, meaning the result was called after 36 holes of the inaugural event on the DP World Tour. The event had been reduced to a 54-hole tournament late F Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time 11/27/2021 04:35am • CASS LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Animal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty and remoteness, that packs of stray dogs would sometimes bring traffic to a halt on the main highway Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country's woes Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country's woes 11/27/2021 03:45am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free-fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own poli Feds are sending doctors and nurses to Michigan as Covid-19 cases rise Feds are sending doctors and nurses to Michigan as Covid-19 cases rise 11/27/2021 12:04am • With Michigan's Covid-19 case and hospitalization numbers hovering near all-time highs, the federal government will send doctors, nurses and others to support certain hospitals, the state health department said Wednesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had asked for help, and the federal government agreed AP PHOTOS: Town in Syria's Idlib province transformed by war AP PHOTOS: Town in Syria's Idlib province transformed by war 11/26/2021 10:25pm • SARMADA, Syria (AP) — In the opposition-held town of Sarmada near the border with Turkey, thousands of displaced Syrians go about their daily lives with little hope of returning to their homes any time soon. Row upon row of tents, brick homes and other structures with water tanks on top dot the t AP Top U.S. News at 12:09 p.m. EST 11/26/2021 07:00pm • South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country's woes Amid immigration debate, some states update migrant term FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts S A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago 11/26/2021 04:27pm • A Maryland medical student who took a wrong turn after getting lost answered a young gunshot victim's prayer. Now, 25 years later, Baltimore resident Damon Walker reunited earlier this month with the medical student who drove toward the chaos instead of running from it. "I constantly think World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant 11/26/2021 03:57pm • BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent. A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa? EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa? 11/26/2021 03:42pm • LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT? 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's unclear where the new variant first emerged, but sc Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges? Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges? 11/26/2021 03:29pm • A new coronavirus variant identified in southern Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease. The risks of the variant, called omicron, are largely unknown. But the World Health Organization has called it a “variant of concern” and governments Latest COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in the DC region Latest COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in the DC region 11/26/2021 03:00pm • !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(e){if(void 0!==e.data){var t=document.querySelectorAll("iframe");for(var a in e.data)for(var r=0;r WTOP continues to track key COVID-19 pandemic metrics using public data from state health agencies and the Centers for Dise WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns 11/26/2021 02:35pm • GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference of government ministers set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, officials said. The MC12 conference at WTO headquarters in Geneva
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