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UK's Johnson launches mass testing programme as economy reopens
LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday everyone in England will be able to take a COVID-19 test twice a week in a new drive to track the pandemic as society reopens and the vaccine rollout continues at its rapid rate.
Mozambique city overwhelmed by people fleeing Islamist violence
Peter N'Guila used to have no trouble supporting his family of three on his consultant's salary. But since Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked a northern Mozambique gas hub town last month, he has seven more mouths to feed.
Myanmar protesters defy military as regional nations prepare to discuss crisis
(Reuters) -Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi's government on Monday and called for more coordinated nationwide dissent against the military junta, as regional nations prepared for talks on the crisis.
Tropical cyclone kills at least 97 in Indonesia, East Timor
MALAKA, Indonesia (Reuters) -Floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor have killed 97 people, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday.
Netanyahu's favours were 'currency', prosecutor says as corruption trial starts
Israeli prosecutors accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of treating favours as "currency" on Monday at the opening of a corruption trial which, along with an inconclusive election, has clouded his prospects of remaining in office.
Jordan's Prince Hamza says in voice recording will disobey army orders to keep silent
Jordan's estranged Prince Hamza said in a voice recording released on Monday that he would disobey orders by the army to not communicate with outside world after he was put under house arrest.
Vietnam picks ex-state security official Chinh as new PM
HANOI (Reuters) -Vietnam's National Assembly confirmed Pham Minh Chinh, a career security official, as the south east Asian country's next prime minister at an official ceremony on Monday.
India grapples with rising Maoist violence, fuelled by pandemic
India's Home Minister Amit Shah cut short an election rally in the east on Monday to head to the mineral-rich central state of Chhattisgarh, where Maoist guerillas at the weekend killed 22 security force members, officials said.
Malaysia's ex-PM Najib starts appeal against 1MDB-linked conviction, jail sentence
Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Monday began hearing a bid by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on corruption charges in a case linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB.
Taiwan reports new incursion by Chinese jets into defence zone
Taiwan's Defence Ministry on Monday reported a new incursion by China's air force into the island's air defence identification zone, made up of eight fighter jets and two other aircraft, one of which flew through the strategic Bashi Channel.
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