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Coronavirus-denying Russian monk detained by police

Russian riot police have stormed into a monastery to detain a rebel monk who has castigated the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church leadership and denied the existence of the coronavirus

Russia’s updated stats on virus-linked deaths show increase

Russia’s updated statistics on coronavirus-linked deaths show that over 100,000 people with COVID-19 had died in the pandemic by December, much more than previously reported

As U.S. forces leave, Somalia’s elite fighting unit fears becoming a political pawn

Ahead of elections, the reputation of American-trained special forces is on the line.

Dutch government under fire for late start with vaccinations

A former senior health official has called the Netherlands’ coronavirus vaccination strategy “embarrassing,” as the nation waits until Jan. 8 to begin administering shots while other European nations have started vaccinations

Pierre Cardin, designer who transformed fashion in the 1960s, dies at 98

He introduced a new silhouette to men’s and women’s clothing and licensed his name to jewelry and other products.

Cambodia’s first commercial extraction of oil begins

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says the country’s long-awaited first commercial extraction of oil has finally begun

Year in a word: * shaped recovery

Markets proved powerless to resist a relentless barrage of letter shapes to describe how they might bounce back

Keeping a level head about Brexit’s level playing field

The deal is a response to the UK’s red lines of leaving the customs union and single market

China grapples with new coronavirus cases ahead of Lunar New Year

Officials have placed some areas on a “wartime” footing and advised against travel as outbreaks continue to emerge.

Iranian women’s group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks
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