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Here’s what you need to know: Pope Francis arriving at Baghdad International Airport on Friday.Credit…Andrew Medichini/Associated Press Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday for a three-day visit to Iraq, undeterred by suggestions that his trip might fuel a surge in coronavirus cases, undaunted by the precarious security situation and committed to offering support to …

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sticking by Defence Minister Linda Reynolds after she called alleged rape survivor Brittany Higgins a 'lying cow’. The PM confirmed he would not sack her and said she had apologised to staff over her comments, which Ms Reynolds claims was not related to the rape allegation. “She apologised to the …

President Biden condemned on March 3 a move by Mississippi and Texas governors to end to their states’ mask mandates, saying, “These masks make a difference.” (The Washington Post) Biden on Wednesday sharply criticized the decisions by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) one day earlier to lift coronavirus restrictions …

Pair arrested after officers follow car and find cannabis in vehicle Two people were arrested by police on suspicion of drugs offences after officers followed a car in Nottinghamshire. Police became aware of the vehicle as it was seen on the A610 Nuthall Road in Aspley, shortly after 8pm on Saturday (February 27). Officers followed …

Here’s what you need to know: Doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in a refrigerator at a hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa.Credit…Phill Magakoe/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is expected to formally approve Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, making a third shot available in the United States. The vaccine …

Here’s what you need to know: A GameStop store in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. Jim Bell, the company’s chief financial officer, who joined the company in mid-2019, is leaving.Credit…Philip Cheung for The New York Times GameStop’s chief financial officer, Jim Bell, is leaving the company in late March, following a stock-trading frenzy that …

Met Office forecast for Tuesday It is going to be a wet and blustery day for most, especially western areas. Here is the full forecast for Wales: A wet start for many, with rain becoming confined to western areas through the day. Dry conditions in eastern areas, but strong winds and cloudy throughout, with coastal …

Here’s what you need to know: Video On Monday, the two-day confirmation hearing begins for Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick to be attorney general.CreditCredit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times Judge Merrick B. Garland on Monday said the United States faces “a more dangerous period” from domestic extremists than it faced at the time …

Met Office forecast for Monday There will be rain in the east to start, otherwise dry and bright. Here if the full forecast for Wales: Early rain in the east, though conditions remain dry and fine elsewhere. Any rain will clear through the morning, leaving the country dry through the afternoon, with bright skies. Light …

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Sunday, Feb. 21. AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE’s Feb. 21 live blog. Texas: More than 2.2 million cases …