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More countries restrict travel from southern Africa.

As Saturday dawned around the world, more countries were introducing restrictions on travelers from southern Africa over concerns about the…

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Laszlo Z. Bito, Scientist, Novelist and Philanthropist, Dies at 87

Laszlo Bito, a research scientist who fled communist oppression in Hungary, discovered a breakthrough treatment for glaucoma while at Columbia…

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A Tale of Culinary Reconciliation, Beside the Eiffel Tower

PARIS — A couple decades ago France suffered a severe shock. A Spanish restaurant called El Bulli, on the Catalan…

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Él sabe quién ganó el Balón de Oro. Y no, no lo dirá

En esta época del año, Pascal Ferré responde la misma llamada, una y otra vez. Lo llaman de todo el…

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A Couple’s Dream of Reuniting in England Is Dashed in a Channel Disaster

SORAN, Iraq — Maryam Nuri had never been on a plane before she boarded a flight from Iraq in early…

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As Omicron Variant Circles the Globe, African Nations Are Blamed and Banned

Nations in southern Africa protested bitterly on Saturday as more of the world’s wealthiest countries cut them off from travel,…

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U.K. confirms two cases of Omicron coronavirus variant.

As the world scrambles to prevent the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant that was first detected in southern…

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How Did Omicron, the New Covid-19 Variant, Get Its Name?

Markets plunged on Friday, hope of taming the coronavirus dimmed and a new term entered the pandemic lexicon: Omicron. The…

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They Twice Gave Up Everything to Flee Iraq. They Keep Getting Sent Back.

ERBIL, Iraq — In the hostile world of the video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, to survive you have to…

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Germany finds a suspected case of the variant.

The highly mutated new coronavirus variant known as Omicron is “very likely” to already be present in Germany, a regional…

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