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Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Ottawa's largest school board postpones mask mandate decision after heated meeting

Ottawa's largest school board postpones mask mandate decision after heated meeting

Ottawa's largest school board was forced to postpone making a decision about whether students and teachers will need to wear masks in schools after a heated debate.
B.C. study finds low but increased risk of myocarditis after 2nd Moderna COVID shot

B.C. study finds low but increased risk of myocarditis after 2nd Moderna COVID shot

A Canadian study suggests cases of heart muscle inflammation related to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are rare but higher than expected among young men who got a second dose of Moderna compared with those who were administered Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine.
B.C. auditor highlights costs of 2021 disasters, pandemic relief payments

B.C. auditor highlights costs of 2021 disasters, pandemic relief payments

VICTORIA — An annual report from British Columbia's auditor general says the province is owed millions by people who were ineligible for COVID-19 relief grants and that the government will spend billions on recent weather-related disasters.
US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

US renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

Americans who got the updated COVID-19 booster shots are better protected against symptomatic infection than those who haven’t — at least for now, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
China anti-virus curbs spur fears of global economic impact

China anti-virus curbs spur fears of global economic impact

BEIJING (AP) — More than 253,000 coronavirus cases have been found in China in the past three weeks and the daily average is rising, the government said Tuesday, adding to pressure on officials who are trying to reduce economic damage by easing contr
Dubai airport chief says passengers top pre-pandemic level

Dubai airport chief says passengers top pre-pandemic level

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport passenger numbers surpassed pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2022, the airport’s chief executive said, causing the airport to revise its annual forecast by another 1 m
China's Guangzhou locks down millions in 'zero-COVID' fight

China's Guangzhou locks down millions in 'zero-COVID' fight

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want t
Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city's government said Monday.
Emails to Manitoba premier provide a snapshot of public feedback on pandemic rules

Emails to Manitoba premier provide a snapshot of public feedback on pandemic rules

WINNIPEG — Dictator. Criminal. Greedy. Those are some of the descriptors fired in writing at former Manitoba premier Brian Pallister by members of the general public in May 2020 as the government was facing the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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