Thursday, 20 January 2022

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Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo HANOI – Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients, and found ...

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Shooting At San Jose Railyard, 8 Killed, Shooter Dead

AP Photo/Noah Berger CALIFORNIA – Gunfire erupted at a railyard in San Jose, and a sheriff’s spokesman said multiple people were killed and wounded and that the suspect was dead. Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Russell Davis said that he could not specify the number of dead and wounded ...

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‘Only 0.3% of Covid vaccine doses have gone to low-income countries’

© 2020 Lev Radin/Sipa via AP Images UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that more than 82 per cent of the world’s Covid-19 vaccine doses have gone to affluent countries, compared to just 0.3 per cent in low-income countries. “Vaccinating everyone, everywhere is the only way to end the pandemic and prevent ...

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Mali president and PM resign after arrest

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 20, 2021 Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and his delegation attend the inauguration of the new river port of Konna in central Mali. – Mali’s transitional President Bah Ndaw and Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane have resigned after the military arrested them ...

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‘Extremists’ kill 13 in DR Congo

AFP / File Photo Thirteen people in the eastern DR Congo have been killed in a suspected attack by the Allied Democratic Forces, a militia that the US says is linked to the Islamic State group, local officials said Wednesday. The massacre occurred late Tuesday in the village of Kisima-Vutotolia, ...

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Plane carrying baffled Belarusian opponent, France reacts

MINSK – Belarus on Sunday sent a fighter to intercept an airliner aboard an opposition activist who, according to the latter, was arrested on his arrival in Minsk by the security services of the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Opposition media Nexta claimed that its former editor-in-chief Roman Protassevich was arrested ...

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Extreme Weather Kills 21 Ultramarathon Runners In China

Photo – Twitter BEIJING – Twenty-one people running a mountain ultra-marathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported on Sunday. After an all-night rescue operation in freezing temperatures involving more than 700 personnel, rescuers were able to ...

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