Page Updated: Friday, November 26, 2021 10:08 PM ET

National Post - World

Hong Kong confirms two cases of virulent new COVID-19 variant, one of which travelled from Canada - Global authorities around the world have already reacted with alarm Friday to the new coronavirus variant, dubbed Omicron, detected in South Africa

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Russia mourns 51 dead in mining disaster as police focus on negligence

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Kremlin denies Ukraine president's accusations of Russian involvement in attempted coup

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Forget gingerbread houses, the new trend is charcuterie chalets and meat mansions

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Hong Kong court refuses to let top British rights expert defend Canadian lawyer in disciplinary trial

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Bloody hell: Bare-knuckle boxing is back -- When mano a mano was taken literally

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Scientists detect new COVID-19 variant in South Africa with 'very unusual' mutations -- B.1.1529 is likely to have evolved during a chronic infection of an immuno-compromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient

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'Ultimate treasure hunt': Great Barrier Reef gives birth for the first time in 18 months -- According to ABC Australia, the reef has experienced five major bleaching events since 1998, with the most recent taking place in 2020

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Woman and granddaughter kicked out of U.S. hotel at 8:40 p.m. for three-star review -- 'Rundown. Pool's not open. Toilet doesn't flush well,' Susan Leger told Hotels.com while still in her PJs

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National Geographic's green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' finds safe haven in Italy -- Italy intervened after Sharbat Gula asked for help to leave Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in August

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Montreal jihadi who burned his Canadian passport allegedly held captive by al-Qaida affiliate in Syria -- In a notorious video, Sami Elabi douses his Canadian passport with flammable liquid, sets it on fire and then opens fire with an assault rifle

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North Korean man sentenced to death for illegally selling bootlegged Squid Game to teens -- The North Korean man is allegedly facing death by firing squad

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The 'penny has dropped': Liberal government throne speech signals new direction on China, analysts say -- Even their use of the term Indo-Pacific is a signal that the government intends to work more closely with allies to counter China's growing influence, they said

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Man who was wrongly declared dead and left in morgue awakens, then dies five days later -- A 40-year-old Indian man who was critically injured by a speeding motorcycle, mistakenly declared dead and 'returned to life' in the mortuary freezer, dies five days later

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Interpol elects UAE official as president, along with Chinese deputy, despite rights groups' concerns -- A 'fox was now placed in charge of watching the sheep', said Peter Dahlin from the human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders

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At least 27 migrants die in biggest loss of life in English Channel since WWII -- Four people were arrested, accused of being traffickers who sent the migrants to their deaths in a vessel that was described as 'like a pool you blow up in your garden'

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Canadian crypto investor snags virtual real estate plot for record US$2.4 million -- Buyer Tokens.com plans to use 6,090 virtual square feet in Decentraland's Fashion Street area to host digital fashion events and sell virtual clothing for avatars

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Georgia jury convicts three men in murder of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, rejects self-defense -- The case hinged on whether the defendants under a now-repealed Georgia law permitting citizen arrests had a right to confront the unarmed man on a hunch he was fleeing a crime

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Europe's rejection of AstraZeneca vaccine caused its COVID-19 surge, CEO says -- 'In the UK, this vaccine was used to vaccinate older people, whereas in Europe initially people thought the vaccine doesn't work in older people,' claims the CEO

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U.K. visa scheme to attract Nobel prize winners fails to bring in a single applicant -- 'Frankly, having precisely zero people apply for this elitist scheme doesn't surprise me at all'

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Women's group apologizes for using $14.92 — the year of colonization and genocide -- The feminist group, which emerged in 2017 to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump, was mocked on social media for using the figure in an appeal for donations

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Iran tampered with Flight 752 victims' mobile phones in possible attempted coverup: report -- All 176 people on board the airliner were killed when the Boeing 737-800 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard minutes after taking off

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Sweden's first female prime minister resigns after 12 hours (but manoeuvres for quick return) -- Andersson became prime minister, supported by the Left and Centre parties. But that alliance collapsed when the Centre Party refused to back the new government's finance bill

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NASA launches test mission of asteroid-deflecting spacecraft -- The plan is to fly the DART spacecraft directly into the moonlet, called Dimorphos, at 15,000 miles per hour (24,000 kph), bumping it hard enough to shift its orbital track around the larger asteroid

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Donald Trump meets with Kyle Rittenhouse after verdict, calls him 'a nice young man' -- Rittenhouse, 18, visited the former president with his mother in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, on Monday, Trump said — just days after jurors acquitted him on all counts after more than three days of deliberation

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