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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...

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,...

Australia vows not to rush vaccine rollout, citing UK ‘problems’

Under mounting pressure to speed up coronavirus vaccinations, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said he would not take "unnecessary risks" and emulate Britain's emergency drug approval. While vaccinations are already well underway in many countries, Australia's pharmaceutical authority is not expected to rule...

Boris Johnson locks down UK again, says ‘variant spreading at an alarming rate’

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India, Jan. 5 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night announced another national lockdown from early Wednesday following continuing spike in the number of new Covid-19 cases - seven consecutive days registered over 50,000 daily cases - as the race between vaccine and...

Japan sumo champion Hakuho tests positive for coronavirus

Record-breaking sumo champion Hakuho has tested positive for coronavirus, just days before the New Year tournament, the Japan Sumo Association said Tuesday. A spokesperson for the JSA said it was not clear if anyone else at Hakuho's Miyagino stable had tested positive for the virus,...

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,...

Beijing vaccinates thousands in Covid-19 jab drive

Thousands of people lined up in Beijing Monday to receive a Covid-19 vaccine as China races to innoculate millions before the Chinese New Year mass travel season in February. More than 73,000 people in the Chinese capital have received the first dose of the 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...

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...

Italian nurse proposes with a little help from his Covid gown

In Italy, it seems, true love will always find a way -- even in the time of coronavirus. A Facebook post has gone viral after a male nurse in a southern hospital proposed to his girlfriend with the big question scrawled on the back of...
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