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New Zealand human rights commission launches inquiry into housing crisis

By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) -New Zealand's Human Rights Commission on Monday launched an inquiry into the country's housing crisis as cooling...

Factbox-Record-low rates spur Australia M&A frenzy in 2021

(Reuters) -Australia is seeing a flurry of deal-making so far this year, as record-low interest rates have given institutional investors and companies a well-funded war chest to chase higher valuations. ...

Venezuela to receive COVAX vaccines in coming days, Maduro says

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will receive 6.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX initiative "in the coming days," President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday, potentially speeding up an inoculation...

Tunisia’s powerful parliament speaker Ghannouchi leaves hospital

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia's parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi, head of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party that has had an influential national role for a decade, left the hospital hours after he ...

U.S., Britain believe Iran attacked Israeli-managed tanker off Oman

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and Britain said on Sunday they believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast of Oman on Thursday that killed a Briton and...

‘David vs Goliath’ – Venice ban may not end cruise ship battle

By Alex Fraser VENICE (Reuters) - When the first cruise ship since the start of the pandemic sailed...

Kosovo honours late son of U.S. President Biden

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's president on Sunday awarded a medal to the late son of U.S. President Joe Biden for his service in building the country’s justice system after war ended...

Colombia ex-army chief will be charged over extrajudicial killings

By Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's attorney general's office will charge former army commander General Mario...

UK says ‘highly likely’ Iran attacked tanker off Oman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Sunday said it believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast of Oman on July 29 that killed a...

Syrian army steps up offensive in restive southern city

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops stepped up shelling of an opposition enclave in the southern...

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