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Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health minister

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorized the investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Amazonian city Manaus

Facebook starts rolling out Facebook News to UK users and paying publishers for content

Facebook announced it will start rolling out its Facebook News product in the U.K. on Tuesday, and will pay publishers for their content.

Coronavirus live news: Biden warns deaths will pass 600,000 before US turns corner

Moderna confirms its jab works against new variants; California eases lockdown; WHO warns rich-poor vaccine divide is growingEU threatens to block vaccine exports amid AstraZeneca shortfallDutch leaders condemn ‘criminal’ clashes at lockdown protestsFrance bans certain homemade Covid masks for use in publicHealth secretary fires warning at MPs calling for England lockdown easingSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.54pm GMTHello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan. You can find me on Twitter @helenrsullivan.

Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health minister

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorized the investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Amazonian city Manaus

Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

Possibility of Iran conflict spurred U.S. military to try to expand access in Saudi Arabia

Biden tells Merkel he wants to revitalize Germany alliance

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking

Anti-lockdown RIOTS as youths loot shops, flip cars and torch buildings over Covid curfew in the Netherlands

RIOT cops fired tear gas and water canons as cars were torched and shops looted when anti-lockdown protesters went on the rampage across the Netherlands. Hundreds were arrested as police confronted mobs of missile-throwing youths who set vehicles ablaze in Eindhoven and Rotterdam and caused major unrest in the capital Amsterdam. One Dutch mayor said

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

EU threatens to impose export controls on Covid vaccines

UK government confident measures will not affect supply of Pfizer jabs

Japan stocks set for lower open; Wall Street rallies to highs again

Markets in Australia and India are closed on Tuesday for holidays.

Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Relatives of migrants from Guatemala said Monday they believe that 13 of the 19 charred corpses found in a northern Mexico border state could be their loved ones and the country's Foreign Ministry said it was collecting DNA samples from a dozen relatives to see if ...

Janet Yellen gets Senate confirmation as first woman to lead the Treasury Department

The vote made Yellen the first female to the lead the Department, a feat she matched as chair of the Federal Reserve.

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

Parts of the market are in a bubble, but they pose low risk to the S&P 500, Goldman says

Goldman said exuberance around SPACs and companies with negative earnings are bubble-like but don't jeopardize the overall market.

Biden bans most non-U.S. citizens from South Africa, extends Europe, UK and Brazil restrictions to curb Covid

Biden bans entry of most non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and extends restrictions on most non-U.S. citizen travel from the U.K., much of Europe and Brazil.

Biden plans to replace government fleet with electric vehicles

The government is a major purchaser of vehicles. However, replacing such a fleet with EVs assembled domestically will be costly and take time.

Stock futures little changed ahead of busy day of corporate earnings

Futures contracts were nearly flat on Monday evening.

Biden hints at 1.5m jabs a day - but warns America's COVID death toll could top 600,000
Biden hints at 1.5m jabs a day - but warns America's COVID death toll could top 600,000

Joe Biden has suggested the US could soon be vaccinating an average of 1.5 million Americans a day - but warned the country's growing COVID death toll could still top 600,000.

China mine rescue: nine miners found dead two weeks after blast

The death toll from the disaster at a gold mine in Shandong province rises to 10Chinese rescuers have found the bodies of nine workers killed in explosions at a gold mine, raising the death toll to 10.Eleven others were rescued a day earlier after being trapped underground for two weeks at the mine in Shandong province. One person was still missing, officials said on Monday.

First case of Brazil coronavirus variant found in the US

The first case of the highly transmissible Brazil coronavirus variant has been found in the US.

Covid: Curfew riots hit Netherlands for third night

Police in several cities in the Netherlands clash again with protesters defying a 21:00 curfew.

Minnesota confirms first known U.S. case of more contagious Covid variant originally found in Brazil

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’
AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’

“Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as 8 per cent in adults over 65 years are completely incorrect," a spokesperson from AstraZeneca said.

Apple taps hardware chief to lead new mystery project

Apple did not mention what project Riccio would work on in its announcement.

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

Police say R&B artist Trey Songz was arrested during the AFC Championship game in Kansas City after fans complained he wasn't following COVID-19 protocols and other rules and he then punched an officer who was trying to remove him

Fox New presenter insists there was no post-Christmas spike in Covid cases despite large increase

US recorded highest ever daily number of coronavirus cases and deaths in early January

U.S. president signs executive order instituting stringent new Buy American regimen

President Joe Biden imposed stringent new made-in-America rules for U.S. government spending Monday. They come with a caveat likely troubling to Canada: exceptions to those rules will be allowed only under 'very limited circumstances.

Toddler bled to death after secretly swallowing battery from remote despite his paramedic parents’ fight to save him

A TODDLER slowly bled to death after secretly swallowing a battery — despite his paramedic parents’ fight to save him. Johnathan Huff, 23 months, was initially suspected to have had a viral infection. But after two trips to the doc he vomited vast amounts of blood and fell unconscious at home. Dad AJ, 34, performed

Hate crime charge added in attack on gay Louisiana teenager

Holden White was attacked by another teen, charged with attempted murder, last JuneA hate crime charge has been added to attempted murder in the case of a gay Louisiana teenager who was attacked by another teen he met on a dating app last year.Police initially said the evidence did not support a hate crime in the attack on Holden White, who spent days in a coma and nearly a month in the hospital and still does not have full use of both hands. White said the other teen wrapped a cord around his neck so tightly he lost consciousness and that he woke up in a bathtub where the assailant repeatedly...

MPs unanimously agree to urge feds to designate Proud Boys a terrorist entity
MPs unanimously agree to urge feds to designate Proud Boys a terrorist entity

The motion, introduced by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh passed with unanimous consent in the House of Commons on Monday. 

Woman kicked in stomach by riot cop during St. Petersburg protests backtracks on forgiveness of offender, says she was confused
Woman kicked in stomach by riot cop during St. Petersburg protests backtracks on forgiveness of offender, says she was confused

A woman who ended up in hospital after being kicked in the stomach by a riot cop during protests in St. Petersburg on Saturday says forgiving her offender was a mistake and she only did it due to conf...

US police have killed 135 unarmed Black people since 2015: NPR

A review of thousands of documents found officers with 'troubled pasts' are hired and rarely face prison time.

US allows transactions with Houthis as ‘terrorist’ label reviewed

Aid groups warn the Trump administration's designation of Yemeni rebels could trigger famine in the war-torn country.

Italy’s under fire PM Giuseppe Conte to resign on Tuesday, his office announces

Conte lost his majority in the Senate after a key centre-left partner withdrew support

Mexico authorities attempt to identify 19 charred corpses found near US border

Authorities found the bodies late on Saturday in burning vehicles left beside a dirt road outside the town of CamargoMexican authorities are attempting to identify 19 charred corpses which were found near a town across the Rio Grande from Texas, in an area that has seen violent territorial disputes between organized crime groups in recent years.Authorities found the bodies late on Saturday in two burning vehicles which had been left beside a dirt road outside the town of Camargo. All the victims had been shot, but shells were not found at the site, leading investigators to believe they were ki...

What the Biden administration's first call with South Korea’s defense secretary says about countries' relationship

The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details and talent TBD, my first reaction was: oh no. Like many late millennials, I grew up a fan of the books – more accurately, I grew up with the books, from some of my earliest reading memories through the time I literally crashed my car while listening to the sixth installment on tape for the fourth time....

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte to resign amid coalition crisis

Premier hopes to form new coalition after defection of former ally Matteo Renzi

Trump impeachment trial set to be triggered amid fears of further unrest
Trump impeachment trial set to be triggered amid fears of further unrest

The article of impeachment formally charging Donald Trump with inciting insurrection before the deadly attack on the Capitol will be delivered shortly.

Canada protesters renew push to end arms exports to Saudi Arabia

UN group of experts recently accused Canada of 'perpetuating the conflict' in Yemen by selling weapons to Riyadh.

Unrest erupts in Dutch cities for third night in a row in pushback against Covid curbs
Unrest erupts in Dutch cities for third night in a row in pushback against Covid curbs

Anti-lockdown riots have broken out for the third consecutive night in the Netherlands, with fires lit, police vehicles burned, and windows smashed. Police have vowed to crack down on the lawlessness.

Biden administration suspends some sanctions on Yemen rebels

Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

U.S. COVID-19 numbers drop, as the race against new strains heats up

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.

Biden administration suspends some sanctions on Yemen rebels

The Biden administration is suspending some of the terrorism sanctions that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed on Yemen’s Houthi rebels in his waning days in office

Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

Dozens of Lebanese protesters, enraged at a nearly month-long lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus, took to the streets of the country’s second largest city pelting security forces with stones

Teenager in hiding after reporting own father for involvement in Capitol riots

‘I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right,’ Jackson Reffitt says