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China’s Zhejiang has 1 mln daily COVID cases, expected to double
BEIJING, DEC 25 (REUTERS) – CHINA’S ZHEJIANG, A BIG INDUSTRIAL PROVINCE NEAR SHANGHAI, IS BATTLING AROUND A MILLION NEW DAILY COVID-19 INFECTIONS, A NUMBER EXPECTED TO DOUBLE IN THE DAYS AHEAD, THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SAID ON SUNDAY.
Putin says Russia ready to negotiate over Ukraine
MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to negotiate with all parties involved in the war in Ukraine but that Kyiv and its Western backers had refused to engage in talks.
Twitter restores suicide prevention feature after Reuters report
NEW YORK, DEC 24 (REUTERS) – TWITTER INC HAS RESTORED A FEATURE THAT PROMOTES SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES AND OTHER SAFETY RESOURCES TO USERS LOOKING UP CERTAIN CONTENT, AFTER COMING UNDER PRESSURE FROM SOME USERS AND CONSUMER SAFETY GROUPS OVER ITS REMOVAL.
U.S. deep freeze leaves more than 700,000 without power, thousands of flights canceled
DEC 24 (REUTERS) – AN ARCTIC BLAST THAT GRIPPED MUCH OF THE UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY LEFT MORE THAN 700,000 WITHOUT POWER, AT LEAST 16 DEAD FROM WEATHER-RELATED CAR CRASHES AND THOUSANDS STRANDED DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS.
Airlines cancel thousands of U.S. flights over winter storm
WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Airlines canceled nearly 2,700 U.S. flights as of Saturday afternoon after a massive winter storm snarled airport operations around the country, frustrating thousands of holiday travelers.
Cuba says U.S. greenlights MLB players for World Baseball Classic
HAVANA, DEC 24 (REUTERS) – CUBA SAID ON SATURDAY THE UNITED STATES HAD GRANTED PERMISSION FOR SOME OF ITS TOP BALLPLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC ON THE NATIONAL TEAM.
Cricket-India clinch Mirpur thriller to blank Bangladesh
DHAKA, DEC 25 (REUTERS) – RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN AND SHREYAS IYER COMBINED TO HELP INDIA PREVAIL IN A LOW-SCORING THRILLER AGAINST BANGLADESH AND COMPLETE A 2-0 SERIES SWEEP FOLLOWING A NERVY THREE-WICKET VICTORY IN THE SECOND TEST ON SUNDAY.
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Finns, the prepper nation of Europe, gear up for rolling electricity blackouts
COLD WEATHER, CUTTING OF RUSSIAN SUPPLY AND YET ANOTHER DELAY OF A NEW, POWERFUL NUCLEAR REACTOR HAS SENT FINNS PREPPING FOR ELECTRICITY BLACKOUTS. AFTER THE SUMMER, THE NORDICS’ PREPPER NATION HAS HOARDED TORCHES, HEAT PUMPS, TIMERS, SOLAR PANELS AND OF COURSE, FIREWOOD.