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Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

It also declined to call out WHO for its failure to more sharply criticize countries for their missteps instead of lauding countries for their response efforts.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

The law forces social media companies to maintain representatives in Turkey to deal with complaints about content on their platforms.

Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

Australia’s Agriculture Department agreed that the pigeon has a “fraudulent copy” leg band and is “highly likely” Australian.

Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia.

Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can’t be priests

Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the altar, while reaffirming they cannot be priests.

Israeli PM gets second dose of COVID-19 shot

Netanyahu said Saturday that it has secured enough vaccines to inoculate the whole adult population by the end of March.

Queen Elizabeth II and husband receive COVID-19 vaccinations

The injections were administered at Windsor Castle, where the queen and Philip have been spending their time during the lockdown in England.

Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

The plane disappeared from radar four minutes later, after the pilot contacted air traffic control to ascend to an altitude of 29,000 feet.

Japan declares emergency for Tokyo area as cases spike

The declaration lasts from Friday until Feb. 7, and centers around asking restaurants and bars to close at 8 p.m. and people to stay home and not mingle in crowds.

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Two protesters show support for Trump in Wilmington on inauguration day

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New Hanover High eager to kick-off the 2021 soccer season

The high school soccer season is in full swing for teams in the Cape Fear. Public Schools are five days away from opening up their 2021 season on January 25th.