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  1. Barbed wire surrounding the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, March 4, 2021

    The U.S. Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Congress for another two months, both Reuters and The Associated Press reported Thursday.

  2. Virus Outbreak Africa Vaccines Kenya

    Most African countries will kick-start their COVID-19 vaccination programs by the end of March as efforts to procure doses for the continent's 1.3 billion people gather pace, the World Health Organization says.

  3.  BRITAIN-ROYALS/BRIDGE

    Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

  4. New Zealand quake

    A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the east of New Zealand's North Island on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning that was later withdrawn, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said, although residents were asked to stay alert.

  5. Afghanistan Journalists Under Fire

    At least seven Afghan civilians were shot and killed by a group of gunmen overnight in the country's east and a physician died when a bomb attached to her rickshaw exploded on Thursday, provincial officials said.