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Judge refuses to reinstate conservative social media site Parler after Amazon shut it down

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Parler's demand that Amazon.com Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was unlikely to prove Amazon breached its contract or violated antitrust law…

Biden signs Covid-19 orders requiring quarantine, widening mask mandate

/ Americas Issued on: 21/01/2021 - 22:36 US President Joe Biden signs an executive order during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House January 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. © Alex Wong, AFP Travellers to the US will be required to quarantine on arrival while masks will be mandated on many…

Covid-19: UK vaccinating 140 people per minute but supply not as steady as hoped

Britain's vaccine rollout is limited by a "lumpy" manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday. The United Kingdom, which has the world's fifth worst official Covid-19 death toll, is racing to be among the first…

At least 43 African migrants drown off Libya, UN agencies say

A “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the shipwreck that took place a day earlier was the first maritime disaster in 2021 involving migrants seeking better lives in Europe.The IOM said coastal…

Biden vows to end the ‘uncivil war’ in inaugural address

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, vowing to end the ‘uncivil war’ in a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in…

After four turbulent years, world leaders welcome Joe Biden presidency

World leaders said they were looking forward to working with Joe Biden, the Democrat sworn in as US president on Wednesday after four turbulent years under Donald Trump. European UnionCharles Michel, president of the European Council, tweeted congratulations to both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, adding: “It’s time to bring back conviction & common…