Astra Zeneca vaccine waits for injection at the homeless accommodation YMCA in Romford, east London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The British health service NHS England have started to vaccinate homeless 'vulnerable' people. In a study carried out but the Oxford University, the Astra Zeneca vaccine has been shown to stop also the transmission of the virus.

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines


Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus
In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden listens as his Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Joe Biden’s national security Cabinet may be bare on Day One of his presidency. His nominees to head the State Department, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community are facing a series of confirmation hearings starting on inauguration eve.

Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, several Iranian flags can be seen.

VIDEO: Mt Etna's latest eruptions awe even those who study volcanoes
Lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 23 , 2021.

Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start
 In this file photo released Jan. 16, 2021, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a missile is launched in a drill in Iran. The Biden administration’s early efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are getting a chilly early response from Tehran. Though few expected a breakthrough in the first month of the new administration, Iran’s tough line suggests a difficult road ahead.

VIDEO: Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force
Anti-coup protesters raise their hands with clenched fists during a rally near the Mandalay Railway Station in Mandalay, Myanmar, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing on COVID-19, in Downing Street, London. Johnson is setting out a road map for lifting one of Europe’s strictest national lockdowns — but millions of Britons longing for a haircut or an evening out still face a long wait. Johnson is announcing plans Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 to ease restrictions in increments, starting by reopening schools in England on March 8. People will be allowed to meet one friend or relative for a chat or picnic outdoors from the same day. Three weeks later, people will be able to meet outdoors in groups of up to six outdoors. But restaurants, pubs, gyms and hairdressers are likely to remain closed until at least April.

Pubs, haircuts, gyms must wait as UK lifts lockdown slowly


Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election
Back in Paris accord, US vows no more sidelining of climate
Africa reaches 100,000 known COVID-19 deaths as danger grows
UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK
A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

Lebanon court asks port blast lead investigator to step down


Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president
UN chief urges global plan to reverse unfair vaccine access
Mass anti-coup protests in Myanmar as UN warns of crackdown
Philippine president approves amnesty program for rebels

US Navy seizes large cache of smuggled weapons off Somalia

In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces new charge as crackdown intensifies

Chinese vaccine arrives in Hungary, a first in the EU


Okonjo-Iweala is 1st woman, African to lead world trade body


Iraq officials: Rockets strike outside airport near US base


Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
GameStop shares double after tumbling for much of February
Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry” over the next three years ...

MPS to return all middle, high school students to in-person learning in April


Bloomington man killed in Dunn County crash

St. Paul man pleads guilty in 2-year-old's death

Bipartisan bill introduced to make kids' restaurant meals healthier in Minnesota

Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill target