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UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

LONDON — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing a fast-moving vaccination drive that has delivered more than 15 million shots in t
Egypt officials: Cairo building partially collapses, 4 dead

Egypt officials: Cairo building partially collapses, 4 dead

CAIRO — An apartment building in Cairo partially collapsed overnight, killing at least four people, Egyptian officials said Monday.
Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for 'defending science'

Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for 'defending science'

TEL AVIV, Israel — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Reports: Israeli strike near Syrian capital kills 9 fighters

Reports: Israeli strike near Syrian capital kills 9 fighters

BEIRUT — Israel fired several missiles early on Monday targeting areas near the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syria's state news agency reported. An opposition war-monitoring group said the strikes killed nine Iran-backed fighters.
Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver

Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police said. Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m.
James Brown's emcee gets funeral sendoff with shiny cape

James Brown's emcee gets funeral sendoff with shiny cape

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Danny Ray spent years as the emcee for James Brown, and part of his job during performances was draping capes on the Godfather of Soul. Ray was 85 when he died Feb. 2 in Augusta, Georgia.
Philippines demands more U.S. security aid to retain pact

Philippines demands more U.S. security aid to retain pact

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration wants considerably more military aid from the United States in exchange for not abrogating a key security pact with Washington, his spokesman said Monday, rejecting criticism
South Africa reopens its land borders as virus cases decline

South Africa reopens its land borders as virus cases decline

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has reopened its major land borders with neighbouring countries after closing them last month to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Zimbabwe receives first vaccines from Sinopharm in China

Zimbabwe receives first vaccines from Sinopharm in China

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has received its first COVID-19 vaccines with the arrival early Monday of an Air Zimbabwe jet carrying 200,000 Sinopharm doses from China.
At Camp David retreat, Biden hangs out, shows he's got game

At Camp David retreat, Biden hangs out, shows he's got game

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spent his third week in office visiting the Pentagon, touring the National Institutes of Health and working on the administration’s COVID-19 response.