Sunday, 1 August 2021

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Over 2.26b covid vaccine shots given worldwide

LONDON – Over 2.26 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Thursday. China leads the global count with over 824.86 million jabs, followed by the US with 304.75 million. India has administered 236.86 million ...

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Thousands rally across European cities in support of Palestine

Thousands of people protest outside Israeli embassy in central London, to express their solidarity with Palestinians (AA) Thousands of protesters have marched in support of Palestine in major European cities including London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris, as the worst violence by Israel in blockaded Gaza and occupied West Bank in ...

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Israeli strikes destroy Gaza building with offices of AP, Al Jazeera

Smoke rises after Israeli forces destroyed a building in Gaza City where Al-Jazeera, Associated Press had their offices, on May 15, 2021. ( Mustafa Hassona – Anadolu Agency ) GAZA CITY, Israeli warplanes on Saturday destroyed a building in Gaza City with offices of various media groups, including Al Jazeera ...

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Spain 100 days away from reaching herd immunity, Pedro Sanchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (AP) GREECE – Spanish prime minister Monday said Spain is “just 100 days away from reaching herd immunity” to COVID-19. Pedro Sanchez asserted once 70% of the population is vaccinated, the country will have achieved that goal. “The data invite optimism. One-third of the adult ...

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May 1 riots rock Berlin: Police arrest over 350 people

Anadolu Agency BERLIN police have arrested at least 354 people who took part in May Day demonstrations that devolved into full-scale riots in the German capital, according to local media reports on Sunday. Reacting to the May 1 unrest, Berlin’s Interior Senator Andreas Geisel lashed out at the mostly young ...

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Top EU, US officials meet to discuss common challenges

BRUSSELS – The European Commission head and the US secretary of state met in Brussels to discuss common challenges and response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our most immediate priority is to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and to deal with its consequences on the economy, on people,” said Ursula von der ...

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Nasdaq loses 2% with tech sell-off

WASHINGTON – The Nasdaq closed lower on Wednesday with a sell-off in technology stocks. The tech-heavy index lost 265 points to end the day at 12,961, with GameStop plummeting 33% and AMC Entertainment sliding 15%. The two companies were popular in January when a group of small investors coordinated on ...

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Messi equals most appearance record in Barcelona

LONDON: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi equaled club legend Xavi Hernandez’s appearance record in the club, playing in his 767th match for the Spanish powerhouse. “Leo Messi keeps setting new highs and with his appearance in the starting XI [eleven] against Huesca on Monday, he adds another special record to his ...

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World Bank approves $12B to fight COVID-19

LONDON: The World Bank approved an envelope of $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of novel coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments for their residents. The financing is part of an overall World Bank Group (WBG) package of up to $160 billion through June 2021 to fight ...

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