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‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

by Peter STEBBINGS In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market. But four years later it is a very different story...

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...

Australian tennis star Angelina Graovac turns to selling personal nudes online to support her professional playing career

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PETALING JAYA, Dec. 30 -- Australian tennis star Angelina Graovac has become an internet sensation after selling her nudes on OnlyFans to support her sporting career. Only Fans is a subscription based platform where X-rated content is sold to followers for a fee. According to Daily...

Singapore begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

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Singapore began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday with a nurse receiving the first jab, making it among the first Asian nations to roll out inoculations. The city-state, which has suffered a mild outbreak, became the first country in Asia to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier...

Pandemic severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one’: WHO

The novel coronavirus has had a devastating impact around the globe, but the World Health Organization warned Monday that worse pandemics could lie ahead, urging the world to get "serious" about preparedness. "This is a wakeup call," WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan told reporters at...

Christmas celebrated under pandemic’s shadow

Christmas festivities began Friday, with hundreds of millions across the world under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings. The battle to halt the pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives, is far from...

Virus strain to cause more deaths in Britain: study

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A mutated coronavirus strain spreading in Britain is on average 56 percent more contagious than the original version, scientists have warned in a study, urging a fast vaccine rollout to help prevent more deaths. The new variant, which emerged in southeast England in November and...

AstraZeneca says Malaysia getting 6.4m Covid-19 vaccine shots at cost

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 23 -- AstraZeneca will supply 6.4 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia next year without profit, according to the pharmaceutical firm's country president. AstraZeneca Malaysia's Dr Sanjeev Panchal also said the delivery of the AZD1222 vaccine would be in the...

No stronger partner than India when UK looks east: India’s Foreign Minister

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India, Dec. 15 -- External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said it was a matter of satisfaction that there are growing recognition and acceptance of the idea of Indo-Pacific. Jaishankar was speaking at the joint conference alongside UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab. "India has...
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