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World leaders offer condolences; Macron met UAE president

Abu Dhabi (The Times Groupe)- The UAE's new president met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron while other global leaders continue to arrive in Abu Dhabi to pay tribute to his late brother, the former ruler.

More than 160M children worldwide in child labor

World (The Times Groupe)- The International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNICEF released a report on Wednesday showing more than 160 million children are working in child labor around the world.

Mercedes sold world’s most expensive car for $142 million

Berlin (The Times Groupe)- Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it recently sold the world's most expensive car. Mercedes-Benz sold a very rare 1955 SLR coupe in its collection to a private owner for €135 million, the equivalent of $142 million. Among the most expensive cars ever sold, it is the most expensive car Hagerty has ever tracked.

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Belgium confirms 2nd monkeypox case in less than 24 hours

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The Belgian health authorities held an emergency meeting on Friday following the detection of the second monkeypox case within 24 hours in the country.

Mercedes sold world’s most expensive car for $142 million

Berlin (The Times Groupe)- Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it recently sold the world's most expensive car. Mercedes-Benz sold a very rare 1955 SLR coupe in its collection to a private owner for €135 million, the equivalent of $142 million. Among the most expensive cars ever sold, it is the most expensive car Hagerty has ever tracked.

Belgium confirms 2nd monkeypox case in less than 24 hours

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The Belgian health authorities held an emergency meeting on Friday following the detection of the second monkeypox case within 24 hours in the country.

Canada bans China’s Huawei Tech from 5G networks

Toronto (The Times Groupe)- Canadian wireless carriers will not be allowed to use Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks, the government announced Thursday, joining allies in banning the giant Chinese technology company.

U.S. Monkeypox case reported, as U.K., Europe report infections in growing outbreak

Europe (The Times Groupe)- In the United States, a case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in a person who traveled to Canada recently. As of yet, no one knows if the man, who lives in Massachusetts and traveled to Canada by car, is connected to the Monkeypox outbreak in Europe.

Belgium confirms 2nd monkeypox case in less than 24 hours

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The Belgian health authorities held an emergency meeting on Friday following the detection of the second monkeypox case within 24 hours in the country.

U.S. Monkeypox case reported, as U.K., Europe report infections in growing outbreak

Europe (The Times Groupe)- In the United States, a case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in a person who traveled to Canada recently. As of yet, no one knows if the man, who lives in Massachusetts and traveled to Canada by car, is connected to the Monkeypox outbreak in Europe.

Spain set to become 1st European nation to introduce 3 ‘menstrual leave’ for women

Madrid (The Times Groupe)- New proposed legislation will outline next week could allow women in Spain to take several days of "menstrual leave" from the workplace every month.

WHO estimates nearly 15M deaths linked to COVID19 so far

Geneva (The Times Groupe)- World Health Organization (WHO) estimates COVID19 killed 13.3 to 16.6 million people in 2020 and 2021, more than double the official death toll of around 6 million.

WHO: 99% of the world’s population breathes polluted air

Geneva (Times Of Ocean)- World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that 13 million people die every year from environmental causes, including about 7 million deaths due to air pollution.

COVID19 cases rise in Shanghai; Millions remain in lockdown

Beijing (Times Of Ocean)- The number of COVID19 cases in China's largest city of Shanghai has risen again, as millions of people remain confined to their homes under sweeping lockdowns.

Putin visited by cancer doctor 35 times’ amid health speculations

Moscow (Times Of Ocean)- In four years, Russian president Vladimir Putin was visited by a cancer surgeon 35 times at his Black Sea residence, according to an investigation.

The Rich get new COVID19 vaccine before the poor

New Delhi (Times Of Ocean)- The company behind a COVID19 vaccine hailed as a panacea for the developing world has sent tens of millions of doses to wealthy nations, but not to the U.N.-backed effort to supply poorer countries, another sign of inequity in the response to the pandemic.

Over 23M children to be vaccinated in Africa

Africa (Times Of Ocean)- A mass vaccination campaign will immunize 23 million children in five African nations against polio following an outbreak in Malawi.

Millions in China’s northeast placed under COVID19 lockdown

Beijing (Times Of Ocean)- Jilin will lock down 4.5 million people for three days starting Monday in order to help contain China's biggest COVID19 outbreak.

S. Korea to vaccinate children aged 5-11

Seoul (Times Of Ocean)- South Korean interior minister Jeon Hae-cheo announced on Monday Seul will begin vaccinating children aged 5-11 against #COVID19 from March 31.

Texan court strikes down clinics’ attempts to block abortion law

Texas (Times Of Ocean)- A Texas high court on Friday effectively ended clinics' challenge to a state law that banned most abortions in that...

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