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New Covid Strain Named Omicron, Classified As «Variant Of Concern» By WHO.

New Covid Strain Named Omicron, Classified As 'Variant Of Concern' By WHO

The B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19 was first detected in South Africa (Representational)

Geneva:

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19 to be a variant of concern, renaming it Omicron.

"Based on the evidence presented indicative of a detrimental change in Covid-19 epidemiology... the WHO has designated B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern, named Omicron," the UN health agency said in a statement.

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Paris Street Art Legend Miss. Tic Dies At 66

Miss.Tic, whose provocative illustrations began cropping up in the Montmartre neighbourhood of Paris in the mid-80s and made her a pioneer of French street art, died Sunday aged 66.

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US accuses Russia of triggering global food crisis

US accuses Russia of triggering global food crisis

The US will give Ukraine an additional $215 million in emergency food assistance to help the country battle the humanitarian crisis brought on by Russia's invasion, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced, as he called on other countries to sw...

ABC News Live: 'Operation Fly Formula' hopes to ease US baby formula shortage.

ABC News Live: 'Operation Fly Formula' hopes to ease US baby formula shortage.

Plus, President Biden travels to South Korea to meet with President Yoon, and the Senate passes a new $40 billion aid package to help Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion.

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AG announces measures to combat hate crimes

AG announces measures to combat hate crimes

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced new steps the Justice Department is taking to combat hate crimes and said the mass shooting in Buffalo is being investigated as a hate crime.

Surrendered Azovstal Ukrainian soldiers escorted to Donetsk by Russia-backed forces.

Surrendered Azovstal Ukrainian soldiers escorted to Donetsk by Russia-backed forces.

Ukrainian soldiers, who surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol on Friday (May 20) were taken by buses escorted by Russia-backed forces to a former former penal colony in the Russian-controlled town of Olenivka near Donetsk. Hu...

Concerns over treatment of Ukrainian POWs; West calls for Russia to reopen vital ports.

Concerns over treatment of Ukrainian POWs; West calls for Russia to reopen vital ports.

Concerns are growing over Russia's treatment of hundreds of captured Ukrainian troops listed as POWs. Meanwhile, there's an international call for Russia to reopen Ukraine's port cities to address the worsening global food crisis. CBS News foreign...

Watch Jessie Buckley Take a Haunting Tunnel Walk in ‘Men’ - Anatomy of a Scene.

Watch Jessie Buckley Take a Haunting Tunnel Walk in ‘Men’ - Anatomy of a Scene.

If you were walking alone in the woods and came across an abandoned railway tunnel, would you walk in? In Alex Garland’s psychological horror movie, “Men,” there’s an obvious answer. The film (now in theaters) stars Jessie Buckley as Harper, a wom...