Thursday, 20 January 2022

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Pfizer, BioNTech launch vaccine trial in kids under 12

NEW YORK – Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE began testing their Covid-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination to that age range by early 2022, the US drugmaker said on Thursday. The first volunteers in the early-stage trial were given their first injections on ...

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West Indies to host England in five T20Is, three tests in 2022

LONDON – West Indies will host England in five Twenty20 internationals and three test matches in 2022 in an expanded schedule of their International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Tours Programme, the cricket boards of both teams said on Wednesday. England were originally scheduled to play three T20s, and two tests ...

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Bangladesh blunders gift New Zealand ODI series win

CHRISTCHURCH – New Zealand secured a series-clinching five-wicket win in the second one-day international against Bangladesh Tuesday after a string of fielding errors dashed the tourists’ hopes of victory. Black Caps skipper Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 110 after being dropped twice with New Zealand chasing 272 at Christchurch’s Hagley ...

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Archer puts ‘England first’ by leaving India series: Silverwood

PUNE – Fast bowler Jofra Archer has “put England first” by leaving the tour of India early for treatment and missing at least the start of the lucrative Indian Premier League, England coach Chris Silverwood said on Sunday. The England management will put “all resources” into helping the 25-year-old pace ...

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Suspend Uber’s facial recognition checks in UK: Drivers’ union

LONDON – A drivers union in the UK has called for Microsoft to suspend the use of its facial recognition technology by ride-hailing platform Uber after several drivers were misidentified and their licenses were revoked by Transport for London (TfL). According to a report in TechCrunch, the App Drivers & ...

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North Korea Issues Fiery Threat Amid Frustrations With the Biden

NORTH KOREA broke its conspicuous silence in recent months with a fiery message to leaders within the Biden administration during their tour through the region and to their local allies. “We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off the [gun]powder smell in our land,” ...

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Myanmar’s ousted leader Suu Kyi faces new corruption charges

YANGON – Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be hit with fresh corruption charges from the country’s military junta, a decision slammed by her lawyer as “groundless and illogical” on Thursday. The new military regime has already issues several criminal charges against the Nobel laureate since she was ...

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Suspect charged with eight murders in Atlanta shootings

A 21-year-old suspect described as a sex addict was charged with murdering eight people in spas around the US city of Atlanta, in triple attacks that have deeply shaken the Asian-American community. Police said Robert Aaron Long has denied a racist motive to Tuesday’s attacks – in which six of the victims were women of ...

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Asian markets rally on Fed growth, rate outlook

HONG KONG – Equities rallied in Asia after the Federal Reserve ramped up its outlook for the US economy but reiterated its pledge to maintain its ultra-loose market-friendly monetary policies for as long as needed. With growth already expected to burst higher this year, huge stimulus spending kicking in and ...

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Starbucks sets goal of making its green coffee carbon neutral

Starbucks said at its annual shareholder meeting that it plans to make its green coffee carbon neutral by 2030. The coffee giant is also aiming to halve water usage in green coffee processing by 2030. Green coffee beans are the seeds of coffee fruit that have been separated but haven’t been ...

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