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Escaped zebras bamboozle Maryland officials: ‘They’re just too fast’

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More comfortable with rounding up lost dogs and rescuing kittens from trees, a team of animal control officers in Maryland’s second-most-populous county is wrestling with an unprecedented challenge: how to catch a daz...

Federal officials delay ruling on whether to ban market-leading Juul e-cigarettes

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Federal health officials on Thursday delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit the bestselling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market, while banning the sale of thousands of other electronic cigarettes in t...

Chaos as Brazil v Argentina match abandoned after officials storm pitch in Covid-19 row – video

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Brazil’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina in São Paulo was suspended after just seven minutes as health authorities entered the field of play amid farcical scenes at Neo Química Arena. Three Premier League players -...

US officials optimistic Covid booster rollout will start on 20 September

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US officials have expressed optimism that Covid-19 booster shot delivery can start for all adults on 20 September, the goal set by President Joe Biden, as cases continue to rage across the country fueled by the highly...

New Zealand stabbings: officials tried for years to deport terrorist prior to Auckland attack, Jacinda Ardern says

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New Zealand had tried for years to deport the terrorist who stabbed shoppers in an Auckland supermarket on Friday before being shot dead by the police officers tasked with watching him, the country’s prime minister ha...

New Zealand: Covid-positive escapee had tried to flee hotel quarantine three times, officials say

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A man who tested positive for Covid-19 before absconding from a quarantine facility in Auckland on Thursday had attempted to escape three times before he was successful, health officials report. New Zealand police arr...

Man missing after alligator attack in Hurricane Ida floods, officials say

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A man was attacked by a large alligator while walking through floodwaters from Hurricane Ida and is now missing, a Louisiana sheriff said. The 71-year-old man’s wife told sheriff’s deputies she heard a commotion arou...

Cyprus: row erupts as passports of Turkish Cypriot officials rescinded

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A war of words has erupted on Cyprus as the divided island’s two ethnic communities exchange barbs over the decision by the Greek Cypriot government to rescind the passports of senior Turkish Cypriot officials. Ersin ...

Washington state officials destroy first ‘murder hornet’ nest of the season

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Officials in Washington state said they had destroyed the first “murder hornet” nest of the season, which was located near the town of Blaine along the Canadian border. The Washington state department of agriculture (...

Kamala Harris Vietnam trip delayed after two US officials report Havana syndrome

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US vice-president Kamala Harris’ trip from Singapore to Vietnam was delayed by several hours on Tuesday by an investigation into two possible cases of the so-called Havana syndrome in Hanoi, administration officials s...

‘Kill it!’ US officials advise no mercy for lanternfly summer invasion

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The official public guidance is simple and to the point: “Kill it! Squash it, smash it… just get rid of it!” Such is the threat posed by a summer invasion of troublesome spotted lanternfly insects in the north-east th...

Texas officials ask US government for mortuary trucks as Covid cases rise

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Health officials in Texas said they have asked the federal government for five mortuary trucks, as Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise in the state. A fourth wave of infections in the US, driven...

Officer dies after being stabbed outside Pentagon, officials say

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An officer died after being stabbed on Tuesday during a brief outbreak of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, on the outskirts of Washington DC, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcemen...

Three members of Australia’s Bali Nine deserve to walk free one day, jail officials say

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Three members of Australia’s Bali Nine, who have served 16 years behind bars, should be forgiven and allowed to walk free one day, prison and justice ministry officials say. The three, who are jailed in Bali, are serv...

US voices concern with Israeli officials about Pegasus revelations

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The White House has raised concerns with top Israeli officials about allegations that spyware sold by Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has been used by governments around the world to monitor journalists and act...

Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated

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Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, said on Sunday top US health officials were discussing whether to revise mask guidance for Americans vaccinated against Covid-19. “This is under active considerat...

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