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CBS News - World

Tonga's Olympic flagbearer raises over $340,000 for tsunami relief -- Tonga's government described the tsunami as "an unprecedented disaster" for the country.

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New photos from Tonga give clearer picture of tsunami devastation -- Tonga's government has described the tsunami that followed Saturday's volcanic eruption as "an unprecedented disaster" for the country.

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Blinken warns Russia could attack with "very short notice" -- Blinken's visit to Kyiv is the first of three stops in a last-minute diplomatic push to urge Moscow not to attack Ukraine.

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French star Gaspard Ulliel dies in skiing accident at age 37 -- Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007's "Hannibal Rising" and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic "Saint Laurent."

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England is about to drop virtually all anti-COVID restrictions -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson says thanks to booster shots and people following the rules, the Omicron wave "has now peaked" in the U.K., so the rules are being lifted.

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U.S.-born princess' treasure-filled Italian villa a bargain at $320 million -- Villa Aurora is a 16th century Roman estate packed with classic art wonders, but the most colorful piece in the place may be its soon-to-be-former owner, the Principessa Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi.

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U.S. boosts Ukraine aid by $200M, urges Russia to choose "peaceful path" -- The U.S. Secretary of State says Russia is poised "to take further aggressive action against Ukraine" but hopes Putin will choose diplomacy.

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Calls mount for Prince Andrew to lose his Duke of York title -- One British lawmaker from the ancient city says the prince's title "drags us into" the scandal over his alleged sexual misconduct, "and as a proud city, we don't want to go there."

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Airlines rush to scrap or change flights to U.S. over 5G dispute -- Major carriers involved include Emirates and All Nippon, even as Verizon and AT&T push back the debut of their new 5G technology.

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Mexico threatens soccer fans with 5-year ban for homophobic chant -- The measures are the latest move in the Mexican federation's efforts to eliminate the chant, which has been directed at opposing goalkeepers and led to sanctions by FIFA. -- Jan 18

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Blinken to meet Russian counterpart amid rising concerns over buildup near Ukraine -- U.S. officials warned Tuesday that Russia could launch an attack at any point. -- Jan 18

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Jamaica has 4-man bobsled team in Olympics for first time since 1998 -- It's been 24 years since Jamaica had a four-man bobsled team in the Winter Games. -- Jan 18

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South Africa is over Omicron, and that may be good news for the U.S. -- Scientists believe the country has "reached a turning point in this pandemic," and their experience, along with similar pictures emerging in the U.K. and New York, is cause for optimism. -- Jan 18

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Images reveal devastation inflicted on Tonga by volcano and tsunami -- 2 people have been confirmed dead in the Pacific island nation so far, but communications are still patchy, and the scale of the damage is just starting to become clear. -- Jan 18

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Hamsters in China put down after testing positive for COVID-19 -- Anyone who bought a hamster from the store after January 7 must hand over their new pet to be put down. -- Jan 18

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