'Diversity and inclusion': US Army changes uniform rules for women to allow ponytails and nail polish

Calling it an effort to increase 'diversity' and 'inclusion', the US army has updated its grooming standards to address the disparate impact on female soldiers

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Morning news brief: Biden freezes arms deal, Trump's coronavirus 'cure' and more

Good morning! Begin your day with WION's daily news brief

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Astronomers find a system of six stars made of three eclipsing binaries

The system, also called TIC 168789840, is located about 1,900 light-years away in the constellation Eridanus

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European Union demands AstraZeneca plan to break vaccine deadlock

The issue has been exacerbated by Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca and Pfizer of the United States both announcing delivery hold-ups in recent weeks

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US President Joe Biden freezes controversial arms deals with Saudi Arabia and UAE

The nearly week-old administration has already signaled it plans to end support for the Saudi-led, UAE-backed offensive in Yemen, which is facing a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Phases of moon dictate our sleep patterns: Study

The findings of the study reflect that in the days leading up to the full moon, people go to bed later and sleep less

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Donald Trump's coronavirus 'cure' effective on UK, South African variants

The US Food and Drug Administration last month issued emergency use authorisation for the antibody therapy for use in mild to moderate COVID-19 patients who are not currently hospitalised

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US President Joe Biden warns China over expansionism in Asia

Signalling Washington's rejection of Beijing's disputed territorial claims, Biden and his top security officials have underscored support for allies Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

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Biden and Suga vow to strengthen US-Japan alliance

During a telephonic conversation, Biden and Suga discussed policy issues and global challenges that Japan and the US will face together, the White House said.

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With all eyes on Covid-19, drug-resistant infections crept in

But it also appears to have helped spread a different set of germs — drug-resistant bacteria and fungi — that have used the chaos of the pandemic to grow opportunistically in health care settings…

via The New York Times
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US issues nationwide alert over domestic 'violent extremists'

The department said that there was a possibility of violence from those having 'perceived grievances fueled by false narratives'.

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UK coronavirus variant has spread to 70 countries: WHO

The UN health body said the new virus variant first found in South Africa had spread to eight more countries in the past week

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Auschwitz survivors mark 76 years since liberation, online amid pandemic

Most International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations were being held online this year due to the virus, including the annual ceremony at the site of the former Auschwitz death camp, where…

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Air pollution may result in irreversible blindness, study says

Known risk factors include older age, smoking, and genetic make-up.

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Relatives of Wuhan virus victims demand meeting with WHO officials

In the past year, the victims have tried to sue the Wuhan authorities but the court rejected the lawsuits.

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