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Brazil : Covid-19, hospitals 'run out of oxygen' for virus patients

Hospitals in the Brazilian city of Manaus have reached breaking point while treating Covid-19 patients, amid reports of severe oxygen shortages and desperate staff.
 

The city, in Amazonas state, has seen a rapid rise in deaths and infections.

Health professionals, quoted by local media, warned "many people" could die due to lack of supplies and assistance.

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US bans cotton and tomato products from China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns

The US has banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Wednesday.
The agency said the region-wide ban was "based on information that reasonably indicates the use of detainee or prison labor and situations of forced labor," saying it had found examples of debt bondage, restriction of movement, isolation, intimidation and threats, withholding of wages, and abusive living and working conditions.

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‘Ku Klux Klan cowboys of the White House’: Maduro unloads on Trump’s ‘extremist’ administration in fiery speech

Le président vénézuélien Nicolas Maduro a déchiré le gouvernement sortant de Donald Trump, faisant exploser son «déclin moral complet», en dénonçant les sanctions américaines débilitantes et la décision de mettre une prime sur sa tête.

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Naomi Osaka Is Louis Vuitton's Newest Global Ambassador

She’s known for her serve, but don’t sleep on Naomi Osaka’s style—or her rising empire. The Grand Slam champion is also the leader in earnings, becoming the highest-paid female athlete in 2020 with well over $30 million dollars in endorsements.

Now, Osaka is also the new house ambassador of Louis Vuitton, a win announced Tuesday by the luxury label’s Director of Women’s Collections Nicolas Ghesquière, who handpicked the tennis phenom as his newest muse.

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McConnell remains undecided on convicting Trump in Senate trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told his GOP colleagues in a note Wednesday afternoon that he remains undecided whether he'll vote to convict President Donald Trump at his coming impeachment trial.

"While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate," McConnell said.

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In Georgia, Trump pressures Pence, Biden promises 'new day' with Senate runoffs

President-elect Joe Biden and outgoing President Donald Trump held dueling rallies in Georgia on Monday to persuade supporters to turn out on Tuesday for runoff U.S. Senate elections that will determine the balance of power in Washington.
 

The Georgia races pit a pair of incumbent Republicans, Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.

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