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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

Malaysian villagers were evacuated in an excavator while others swam through deep waters Wednesday as the number forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.  Flooding hits the country's east coast during the rainy season annually and...

An enormous vagina sculpture in northeast Brazil is intended to inspire intercourse

An enormous bright-red vagina sculpture on a mountain in northeast Brazil is intended to inspire intercourse -- not the sexual kind but rather a dialogue on gender issues, particularly poignant under the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Artist Juliana Notari created the 33-meter (108-foot)...

US pharmacist who destroyed vaccines was ‘conspiracy theorist’: police

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An American pharmacist who allegedly destroyed hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses last month was an "admitted conspiracy theorist" and believed in a baseless rumor about their safety, authorities have said. Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses,...

Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace

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by Anna MALPAS with AFP bureaus Britain on Monday began rolling out the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a possible game-changer in fighting the disease worldwide, while China raced to inoculate millions with a homegrown prophylactic. Britain started the new drive with 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,...

India approves vaccines as nations fight virus resurgence

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by AFP bureaus India on Sunday approved emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines to kick off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives, while the European Union offered to help drug companies expand production to ease distribution bottlenecks. India, the second-worst affected country, has authorised use...

Akshay Kumar takes part in Mumbai Police function, says ‘happy to see the modernization of our police force’, watch

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India, Jan. 3 -- Actor Akshay Kumar shared a video of his participation in a Mumbai Police function on Saturday. It was for the inauguration of self-balancing vehicles, acquired by the city police. Sharing the dias with ministers from Government of Maharashtra and police officials,...

Report: Malaysia to begin Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Feb, one million to receive Pfizer jab, says health minister

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 3 -- Up to one million frontliners and high-risk population groups in Malaysia will be vaccinated against Covid-19 next month, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. The New Sunday Times reported him as saying that this will be the first...

Lockdowns, curfews, alcohol bans as nations fight resurgent virus

by AFP bureaus Countries across the world tightened restrictions on their populations Saturday to fight a resurgence in the coronavirus, as the European Union offered to help drug companies expand vaccine production to improve distribution "bottlenecks". From local curfews, to alcohol bans and complete lockdowns, governments are...

India holds vaccine drills ahead of mass inoculation drive

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India on Saturday staged nationwide drills to start one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes as the drug regulator prepared to approve the first vaccine. A government panel on Friday recommended emergency use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University shot and the first injections could be...

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

by Ben Sheppard The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The US has floundered in its efforts to quell the virus, which...
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