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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,...

UK approaches one million vaccinated as cases surge

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by Anna MALPAS Britain said Thursday that it had vaccinated almost 950,000 people, as a surge in coronavirus cases prompted the reopening of field hospitals and warnings not to party on New Year's Eve. According to the latest government figures, 944,539 people in the UK had...

The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

by Isabelle LE PAGE When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere more than in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr. For the town located on the edge of the most important...

Teachers and lion tamers get same wage under Cuban reform

Cuban school teachers, journalists, lion tamers and doctors-in-training will earn the same salary under reforms spelled out Thursday and taking effect in the new year. The changes will quintuple the minimum salary to the equivalent of $87 a month and prices in the state-run economy...

World to mark locked-down New Year’s Eve

by Andrew BEATTY The world readied to usher in the New Year Thursday, with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid virus-ridden 2020 farewell. After a grinding year that has seen at least 1.7 million people die from Covid-19, fresh waves of...

Korean fans demand Ilhoon’s immediate removal from BTOB due to marijuana scandal

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Manila, Dec. 23 -- Korean fans are demanding that singer Jung Ilhoon be immediately expelled from K-pop boy band BTOB for using marijuana. The 26-year-old singer was investigated by the police after they determined that he used marijuana several times with acquaintances from four to...

Japan weighs ships for Aegis missile defence system

Japan will build two ships equipped with Aegis missile interceptors after public opposition forced the government to scrap deployment of a costly land-based system, the country's defence minister said Wednesday. Earlier this year, Japan decided to suspend unpopular plans to deploy the US-developed Aegis Ashore...

Biden picks first Black Pentagon chief

Lloyd Austin, who led US troops into Baghdad in 2003 and rose to head the US Central Command, has been chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to be the first African-American secretary of defense, US media reported Monday. A veteran of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan,...

US, China dominated arms market in 2019: report

US and Chinese companies dominated the global arms market in 2019, while the Middle East made its first appearance among the 25 biggest weapons manufacturers, a report by the SIPRI research institute said Monday. The US arms industry accounted for 61 percent of sales by...

China completes its first-ever docking in lunar orbit

A Chinese probe carrying samples from the lunar surface successfully docked Sunday with a spacecraft orbiting the moon, in another space first for the nation, state media reported. The manoeuvre was part of the ambitious Chang'e-5 mission -- named after a mythical Chinese Moon goddess...
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