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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,...

Israel plans 2 million vaccinated by end of January

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Israel said Sunday two million people will have received a two-dose Covid-19 vaccination by the end of January, a pace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts is the world's fastest. Starting on December 19, when Netanyahu got his first jab, Israel launched an aggressive push to...

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

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India, Nov. 23 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anthony Blinken, a long-time national security and foreign policy expert who has been enthusiastic about ties with India and called China a "common challenge", as his secretary of state, US media reported. Jake...

Covid-19 vaccine update: Oxford shot sees immune response, Fauci makes a verdict

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India -- The world, keenly waiting for a vaccine to defeat the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), might just be able to turn a corner with Oxford University's candidate showing promising results. This could signal relief for ravaged economies and overworked healthcare systems in major nations...

WHO warns Europe virus surge of ‘great concern’

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by AFP bureaus European countries have unveiled tough new measures to try to curb a surge in coronavirus infections which the World Health Organization warned Thursday is of “great concern”. Underscoring the disruption wrought by Covid-19 even in the corridors of power, US presidential candidate Joe...

WHO warns 2 million virus deaths possible, Australia urges vaccine-sharing

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by Robin Millard, with AFP Bureaus Coronavirus deaths could more than double to two million without collective action against the pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as Australia’s prime minister urged any nation that develops a vaccine to share it with the world. The number...

Melania Trump brings compassion on pandemic, immigrants at Republican convention

by Sebastian Smith Melania Trump put a kinder, gentler sheen on Donald Trump's reelection campaign with a star turn at the Republican convention Tuesday where she broke ranks to speak compassionately about coronavirus victims and recalled her own immigrant story in an appeal for racial...

Singapore’s foreign affairs minister expresses hope for two-state peace treaty between Israel-Palestine

Singapore's foreign affairs minister Vivian Balakrishnan expressed hope for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine in a recent Facebook post, echoing Singapore's longstanding support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the two regions. Mr Balakrishnan said that he spoke with his Israeli...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 29, 2020

As of 8 am, June 29, 2020: World count: Global Covid-19 cases pass 10 million mark There are now 10,063,319 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,591,303 infections, followed by Brazil (1,344,143) and Russia (634,437).  This milestone has...

Daily brief: Coronavirus update for May 30, 2020

As of 9 am, May 30, 2020: World count: 5,885,490 cases, 2,468,011 recoveries, 363,061 deaths There are now 5,885,490 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 363,061 deaths from the coronavirus across the globe since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number of...
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