Morrison Says Return to Lockdown Unlikely Despite Omicron Global Outbreaks

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he refused to allow the country to return to rolling lockdowns, despite the COVID-19 Omicron variant in Australia. “We’re not going back to lockdowns, none of us want that,” Morrison said. On Monday night, …

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Pentagon Chief Orders New Inquiry Into US Airstrike That Killed Syrian Civilians

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new investigation into a 2019 airstrike carried out by the US forces in Syria in which dozens of civilians, including women and children, were killed. “The secretary has directed a review of …

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Iconic Aboriginal Australian Actor David Gulpilil Dies at Age 68

Iconic Aboriginal Australian actor David Gulpilil died at the age of 68, four years after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. “It is with deep sadness that I share with the people of South Australia the passing of an iconic, …

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Sweden Reappoints First Female Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson Days After Her Resignation

Sweden has reappointed Magdalena Andersson as prime minister on Nov. 29, days after she resigned from the post last week. Andersson had been elected as Sweden’s first female prime minister on Nov. 24, but she stepped down within hours of …

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Canada Reports Third Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant

The Canadian province of Quebec reported its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Nov. 29, making it the third case in the country. Speaking at a press conference, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé and Public Health Director Dr. …

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