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China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

BEIJING: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week – vaccine ...

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Pompeo insists China ‘tide is turning’ at contentious US Senate hearing

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted the “tide is turning” in dealings with China, citing international support for Washington s policies even as he expressed “dismay” at the number of countries supporting Beijing s new security law for Hong Kong. Reflecting rising tensions between the world s two largest economies, Pompeo ...

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China invalidates Pompeo’s allegations on virus widespread

BEIJING: China refuted United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks in which he claimed China had not told the world the truth about COVID-19, saying the remarks had once again exposed Pompeo’s nature of lying and cheating. “Speaking of credibility, the United States, under the banner of ‘America first’, had repeatedly ...

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The Week in Pictures

A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO: REUTERS , A Covid-19 testing lab built with an air-inflated structure went into trial operation on Monday at a sports venue in Daxing District of Beijing to address the city’s rising demand for nucleic acid tests after ...

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Residents, police officers in Britain dance together amid lockdown

. PRESTATYN: Local residents and police officers take part in a workout and dance session aimed at helping people cope with the coronavirus outbreak in Prestatyn in north Wales, Britain. Local police officer Rich Fishlock (L) takes part in a workout and dance session with local residents organized by resident ...

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Sailor kills two civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

PEARL HARBOR: An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The commander of ...

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Two Iranians among four arrested in Delhi for robbing tourists

NEW DELHI: Two Iranian nationals were among four persons arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of posing as cops and robbing foreign tourists on their arrival at Delhi-based “Indira Gandhi International Airport”, said media reports. The four arrested, including two Indians, were found to be involved in as many ...

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Turkish-backed rebels kill 8 civilians in Syria

More than eight civilians were killed and 10 others wounded on Monday in shelling by the Turkey-backed rebels in the countryside of Aleppo Province in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reported. The shelling, which targeted the city of Tal Rifat in the northern countryside of Aleppo, is part of ...

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No terrorist motive in The Hague stabbing, say police

No indications have yet been found that the suspect of the stabbing in The Hague had a terrorist motive, the police of The Hague said on Sunday. The suspect, a 35-year-old man without a permanent residence, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. local time on Saturday at a homeless shelter in ...

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Norway to give $40 million to Lebanon for Syrian refugees

Norwegian Ambassador to Lebanon Leni Stenseth said that Norway will offer 40 million U.S. dollars annually to support Lebanon in hosting Syrian refugees, a local media outlet reported. “Lebanon ranks fifth on the list of countries supported by Norway and Lebanon receives twice the money offered to other countries hosting ...

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