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Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills

Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills

After unusual icy weather left millions of Texans without power, some are facing another crisis: Sky-high electricity bills.
India sees new lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise again

India sees new lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise again

Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in some parts of India after months of a steady nationwide decline, prompting authorities to impose lockdowns and other virus restrictions.

UN agency seeks help to find Rohingya boat adrift at sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A broken-down boat carrying ethnic Muslim Rohingya is believed to drifting in the Andaman Sea with some of them already dying from lack of food and water, the U.N.
Thousands evacuated amid floods in Indonesia's West Java

Thousands evacuated amid floods in Indonesia's West Java

BEKASI, Indonesia — Thousands of residents are being evacuated on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital amid flooding after the Citarum River embankment broke, officials said Monday.

40 beached whales refloated in New Zealand but fears remain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Volunteers in New Zealand successfully refloated 40 stranded whales on Monday evening but remained concerned they might beach themselves again overnight.
Hong Kong leader, other officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

Hong Kong leader, other officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other government officials received COVID-19 vaccines on Monday as the city begins its inoculation program.
US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.
Vaccinations start without rush in Australia, parts of Asia

Vaccinations start without rush in Australia, parts of Asia

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia started its COVID-19 inoculation program on Monday, days after its neighbour New Zealand, with both governments deciding their pandemic experiences did not require the fast tracking of vaccine rollouts that occurred in
EU prepares measures against Myanmar coup leaders

EU prepares measures against Myanmar coup leaders

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers on Monday tasked the bloc’s top diplomat and its executive wing with drawing up a series of measures to target those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar, as people rallied in the streets of the cou
Survey: German business optimism up despite pandemic burdens

Survey: German business optimism up despite pandemic burdens

FRANKFURT — Optimism rose among German businesses in February, according to a closely watched survey - despite a worrisome flattening out in the decline of infections.