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World 12 Jan 2022 | 10:42 PM

Ireland to give adopted people their records to end 'historic wrong'

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will allow adopted people automatic access to their birth records for the first time under new laws the government hopes will end a "historic wrong", including for thousands sent for adoption in secret by Catholic institutions.

World 11 Jan 2022 | 1:35 AM

No to "minority propaganda" in French schools, far-right's Zemmour says

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right candidate Eric Zemmour on Monday attacked anti-racist and anti-homophobia groups in schools, saying they were brainwashing pupils, as he urged a return to a more conservative education system.

World 29 Dec 2021 | 2:58 AM

South Africa recalls new isolation and quarantine rules

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has recalled rules that no longer required people without symptoms of COVID-19 to isolate or test if they have been in contact with a positive case, the government announced on Tuesday, saying an amended circular will be re-issued.

World 25 Dec 2021 | 4:48 AM

Thousands of flights canceled globally as Omicron mars Christmas weekend

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Commercial airlines around the world canceled more than 4,500 flights over the Christmas weekend, as a mounting wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant created greater uncertainty and misery for holiday travelers.

World 24 Dec 2021 | 8:49 PM

S.Africa scraps isolation for those without COVID symptoms

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans without symptoms of COVID-19 will no longer need to isolate or test if they have been in contact with a positive case, the government announced on Friday, saying developments around the virus justified a shift from containment measures towards mitigation.

Nation 14 Dec 2021 | 7:00 AM

‘Multiculturalism is the country’s prized asset’

PETALING JAYA: Civil society leaders have rebuked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s reference to the continued use of chopsticks by the Chinese community to highlight challenges in assimilating the country’s non-Malay population.