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Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi killings, in the latest move restricting controversial content.

Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new policy Monday, the latest attempt by the social media giant to take action against conspiracy theories and misinformation ahead of the United States presidential election on November 3.

The

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Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

By Jamie Freed

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies.

International travel in Asia has collapsed during the pandemic due to border closures, with passenger numbers down 97% in August, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Although European countries that had been more open add fresh

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Millions in North and Midlands face travel bans and pub closures



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Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce tough new lockdown measures in England were going down to the wire on Saturday as discussions between No 10 and local leaders continued late into the evening.

Millions of people in the Midlands and the North are facing travel bans and the shutting of pubs, with local communities tasked with enforcing the Test and Trace programme.

People could

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“A part of me is missing”: COVID-19 travel bans continue to separate families and couples

When Mariam Diallo, an American citizen from Baltimore, found out she was pregnant in January, it was the happiest moment of her life. But she never imagined she would have to deliver her first child without her fiance by her side.

But when President Trump announced in mid-March he was suspending travel from most European countries to the United States in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus,

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Expert Tips For Navigating Travel Quarantines And Travel Bans

If you think navigating the travel quarantines in the United States is difficult, try Europe. That’s what Adam Cole had to do when his daughter started college in London recently.

“We traveled at the height of the pandemic,” says Cole, who runs an arts academy in Atlanta. “That meant she and I quarantined for two weeks before moving her into

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Coronavirus Was Spreading in U.S. Months Before Travel Bans and Lockdowns

The latest genetic, epidemiological and computational research suggests that Americans were transmitting the virus within the country as early as January. Here’s how that happened.

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1. Researchers now believe the earliest infections in many states came mostly from travel within the U.S.

On January 17, screening began only on air travelers coming from Wuhan, China, where the virus emerged. Airports in San Francisco, Los Angeles and at New

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How Americans Are Dodging Travel Bans To France

In September, Donnie Callaway–a collectible car restorer and Ferrari expert from Malibu–breezed into Paris and booked into the Ritz.

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Social distancing is more effective than travel bans

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Forecasting the spreading of a pandemic is paramount in helping governments to enforce a number of social and economic measures, apt at curbing the pandemic and dealing with its aftermath.

Now researchers present an efficient model to study and forecast the spreading dynamics and containment across different regions of the world.

“We discovered that social distancing measures are more effective than travel limitations across borders in

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In a Pre-Election Gambit, the Trump Administration Announces New Travel Bans for Cuba

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense,” the Mad Hatter told Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

That mercurial milliner’s words apply to this week’s current events, which saw the announcement of a new

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Netherlands bans inter-city travel with second lockdown in prospect

An immediate ban on all unnecessary travel between its three largest cities – Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam – is the centrepiece of a new programme of Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Dutch government in a belated attempt to offset a second wave of the virus.

Prime minister Mark Rutte admitted that until the weekend the plan had been to combat the “flare-up” with a series of regional lockdowns –

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VRBO bans 1-night rentals in Arizona, cites large gatherings

PHOENIX (AP) — The VRBO vacation rental site say it is implementing a months-long ban on one-night rentals in Arizona in response to concerns over large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The single-night rental ban will run through January and was disclosed in a letter Tuesday to Gov. Doug Ducey, the Arizona Republic reported.

The site’s parent company, Expedia Group, plans to develop long-term steps to help eliminate large

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Vigilance and trust essential if travel bans are to be lifted



If economies are to get moving again, governments have to explore so-called travel bubbles by striking deals to allow people to cross borders without having to undergo extended periods of quarantine. Photo: Handout


If economies are to get moving again, governments have to explore so-called travel bubbles by striking deals to allow people to cross borders without having to undergo extended periods of quarantine. Photo: Handout

Travel bans to protect populations from imported -Covid-19 infections are preventing the resumption of international commerce and tourism, and cannot remain in place indefinitely. If economies are to get moving again, governments have to explore so-called travel

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Trump imposes new bans on Cuban rum, cigars, hotels

By Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday banned U.S. citizens from bringing home rum or cigars from Cuba and from staying at Cuban government-owned hotels, as he sought to lock in the Cuban-American vote in the swing state of Florida ahead of November’s presidential election.

Since Trump took office in January 2017, he has been rolling back a detente with America’s old Cold

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EU Urges Countries To Make Common Covid Test Rules, No Bans

In the wake of new corona travel restrictions in Europe, the EU is calling members to roll out common Covid testing rules and ditch blanket bans on high-risk European countries.

As Covid makes a comeback across the

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Chicago bans Wisconsin travel without 14-day COVID-19 quarantine

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Chicago officials once again will require anyone traveling between the city and Wisconsin to quarantine for 14 days, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network.

The city added Wisconsin to its list of states with travel restrictions

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Wizz Air slashes capacity for winter after travel bans and quarantines hit demand

Wizz Air today said it was likely to cut the number of flights it runs in October to half of last year’s as it battles the raft of travel restrictions and quarantine rules.

The European airline said the drop in demand also meant its winter programme would also be cut to similar levels, meaning no pick-up for the key Christmas holiday period.

That marked a scaling back of its previous

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