Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over U.S. 5G dispute

Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports.
The issue appeared to impact the Boeing 777, a long-range, wide-body aircraft used by carriers across the world.
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Three of Tonga's smaller islands badly damaged by tsunami

SYDNEY -- Three of Tonga's smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific archipelago nation.
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Asian shares fall after retreat on Wall Street

Asian shares fell in cautious trading on Wednesday. with Tokyo's Nikkei 225 down nearly 3%, after stocks on Wall Street sank to a new low for the year.
Shares also sank in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney.
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Pfizer chief Albert Bourla wins US$1M Genesis Prize

Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., was awarded on Wednesday the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The $1 million award is granted each year to a person for their professional achievements, contributions to humanity and commitment to Jewish values.
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New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

NEW YORK -- The New York attorney general's office late Tuesday told a court that its investigators had uncovered evidence that U.S. President Donald Trump's company used "fraudulent or misleading" asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits.
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André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large at U.S. Vogue, dead at 73

André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73.
Talley's literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley's death to USA Today late Tuesday, but no additional details were immediately available.
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U.S., allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn't as clear

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, the allies don't look as ringingly united.
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Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags: White House

DALLAS -- The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said.
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The National Archives plans to release four pages of Trump-era White House documents to the House on Wednesday, in what appears to be the first time the committee that's investigating the Jan. 6 riot would get records that former U.S.
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Afghanistan crisis causing massive job losses, ILO report says

BANGKOK -- More than a half million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday.
The ILO said the crisis has paralyzed the economy and slammed the labour market.
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3 teens found dead in home northeast of Houston, sheriff says

HOUSTON -- Three teens were found dead Tuesday in a home northeast of Houston, and it appears one of the teens killed themselves after killing the other two, authorities said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference that the bodies were found Tuesday afternoon by "a family member" who lives next door and "was trying to locate someone.
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Jenna Jameson's partner says she doesn't have Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Jenna Jameson is still struggling with her health, but it turns out she does not have Guillain-Barré Syndrome as previously thought.
The former adult film star's partner, Lior Bitton, posted a video on Jameson's verified Instagram account Tuesday in which he said Jameson is still in the hospital and does not have the disease.
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