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Visa, Mastercard suspend operations in Russia over Ukraine invasion

U.S. payments firms Visa Inc (V.N) and Mastercard Inc on Saturday said they were suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, and that they would work with clients and partners to cease all transactions there. Within days, all

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NATO Rejects Establishing No-Fly Zone over Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance would not establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine after Kyiv requested assistance to stop the Russian military escalation. In a press conference Friday afternoon at NATO's

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UAE airline suspends flights to Ukraine for a day; other carriers 'monitoring global airspace'

A UAE airline has suspended flights to Ukraine temporarily after Russia launched an attack on the East European country on Thursday morning. Ukraine closed the airspace, citing a high risk to civilian aircraft. The airlines had been avoiding

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Russia announces special military operation in Donbas

Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a "special military operation" in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. In a televised

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Australia's border reopens to international visitors

Australia has reopened its international border for the first time in nearly two years, bringing joyful family reunions and a boost to

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Biden to extend U.S. national emergency due to COVID-19 health risk

President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. national emergency declared in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended beyond March 1

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At least 13 dead after falling into well in India

At least 13 people have died after falling into a well during a wedding ceremony in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Police said the victims - all women and children - were sitting on a metal slab covering the well when it collapsed

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Security Guard in Russian Gallery Accused of Drawing Eyes on Painting

A Russian art gallery guard has been accused of doodling on a Soviet-era painting he was responsible for guarding on his first day in the job. Two visitors noticed eyeballs scribbled in ballpoint pen on Anna Leporskaya's piece Three Figures

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India bans 54 more Chinese apps over security concerns

India has banned 54 Chinese apps over privacy, security and espionage concerns, saying that they were clones of previously taken down applications that obtained critical permissions to collect sensitive user data. As many as 267 apps were earlier

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Philippines welcomes back foreign tourists for first time in two years

The Philippines welcomed back more than 200 foreign tourists on Thursday, becoming the latest Southeast Asian nation to reopen in a bid to revive a battered tourism sector after its borders shut to visitors nearly two years ago due to the

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The Philippines welcomed back more than 200 foreign tourists on Thursday, becoming the latest Southeast Asian nation to reopen in a bid to revive a

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The Philippines welcomed back more than 200 foreign tourists on Thursday, becoming the latest Southeast Asian nation to reopen in a bid to revive a

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