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Melbourne celebrates as COVID restrictions end in 'world's most locked-down city'

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Melbourne celebrates as COVID restrictions end in 'world's most locked-down city'Melbourne residents are celebrating the end of a sixth round of restrictions that has dubbed it the "world's most locked-down city".
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News video: New York City Mayor Announces Mandatory Vaccines for All City Workers

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New York City Mayor , Announces Mandatory Vaccines, for All City Workers. On October 20, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all city workers will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the month or lose their paychecks. On October 20, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all city...

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Second Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Detected in Minnesota [Video]

Second Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Detected in Minnesota

Second Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant , Detected in Minnesota. Second Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant , Detected in Minnesota. CNBC reports public health officials in Minnesota have announced the nation's second confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. CNBC reports public health officials in Minnesota have announced the nation's second confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health say the variant was identified in a man who had recently returned from New York City. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health say the variant was identified in a man who had recently returned from New York City. The man was reportedly fully vaccinated. . The man was reportedly fully vaccinated. . Upon returning home to Minnesota on Nov. 22., the man became symptomatic and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Upon returning home to Minnesota on Nov. 22., the man became symptomatic and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. According to CNBC, the man has since fully recovered. The Omicron variant hasn't yet been detected in New York, though officials say it won't be much longer until it is. The Omicron variant hasn't yet been detected in New York, though officials say it won't be much longer until it is. We now have an exposure. We fully expect that it will be detected in coming days, Dr. Mary Bassett, Health Commissioner New York, via CNBC. We now have an exposure. We fully expect that it will be detected in coming days, Dr. Mary Bassett, Health Commissioner New York, via CNBC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly working alongside health officials in Minnesota and New York to further investigate the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly working alongside health officials in Minnesota and New York to further investigate the case. Thus far, the World Health Organization says it has identified cases of the Omicron variant in 23 different countries

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After protests, Rajya Sabha clears dam bill, Lok Sabha sees 117% productivity

Despite protests and some disruptions, Parliament reflected a semblance of normalcy on Thursday with the Lok Sabha discussing the Covid situation and the Rajya..
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US Government Approaches Possible Shutdown [Video]

US Government Approaches Possible Shutdown

US Government , Approaches Possible Shutdown. 'The Washington Post' reports the United States government is headed for a potential shutdown. As a crucial fiscal government deadline draws near, Republican officials seized an opportunity to voice their opposition to Biden's proposed vaccine mandates. Congressional in-fighting threatens to put a wrench in bipartisan cooperation. According to ABC News, the current agreement on federal spending will expire on December 3 at midnight. According to ABC News, the current agreement on federal spending will expire on December 3 at midnight. President Biden's proposed vaccine mandate is intended to hold larger private businesses accountable by requiring vaccination and implementing more precise testing. President Biden's proposed vaccine mandate is intended to hold larger private businesses accountable by requiring vaccination and implementing more precise testing. 'The Washington Post' reports that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ended the lives of over 780,000 Americans. 'The Washington Post' reports that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ended the lives of over 780,000 Americans. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ended the lives of over 780,000 Americans. With news of the first known case of the omicron strain in the United States, Republicans continue to rail against public health measures that intend to curb the spread of COVID-19. With news of the first known case of the omicron strain in the United States, Republicans continue to rail against public health measures that intend to curb the spread of COVID-19. I hope they see the light quickly and not cause a needless Republican government shutdown. , Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via The Washington Post. I hope they see the light quickly and not cause a needless Republican government shutdown. , Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via The Washington Post. Many Republicans seem unwilling to negotiate. Democrats say such obstructions are "totally irresponsible." . Many Republicans seem unwilling to negotiate. Democrats say such obstructions are "totally irresponsible." . It’s just amazing to me. Hundreds of thousands of people have died... , Debbie Stabenow, Senator Michigan, via The Washington Post. It’s just amazing to me. Hundreds of thousands of people have died... , Debbie Stabenow, Senator Michigan, via The Washington Post

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Parliament Covid discussion: Opposition says govt favoured BJP states

On the day when India reported two confirmed cases of new Corona variant Omicron, Lok Sabha on Thursday took up debate on the Covid situation in the country with..
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Pro- and anti-vaccine protests across Australia [Video]

Pro- and anti-vaccine protests across Australia

Pro-vaccine and anti-jab rallies took place in Melbourne on Saturday as Victoria state's government looks to pass a controversial law which would grant it specific powers during a pandemic.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s life size statue vandalised in Australia | Oneindia News [Video]

Mahatma Gandhi’s life size statue vandalised in Australia | Oneindia News

A life size statue of Mahatama Gandhi was vandalised a day after it was unveiled in Australian PM Scott Morrison in Australia's Melbourne. #GandhiStatuevandalised #MahatamaGandhi #Australia

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Melbourne residents raise a glass to end of Covid lockdown [Video]

Melbourne residents raise a glass to end of Covid lockdown

Residents of Melbourne are celebrating their new-found freedom as Covid-19 restrictions ease. The city has endured nearly nine months of restrictions in six separate lockdowns. CNN’s Angus Watson reports.

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Melbourne eases months-long Covid-19 lockdown restrictions [Video]

Melbourne eases months-long Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

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