Monday, 17 January 2022

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WHO calls for a rapid increase dexamethasone production

LONDON: The World Health Organization called for a rapid increase in production of the steroid dexamethasone, after British clinical trials found it had life-saving potential for critically-ill coronavirus patients. Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford administered dexamethasone to more than 2,000 severely ill patients hospitalised with ...

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Seoul says Bolton’s memoirs on Korea are ‘distorted’

SEOUL: The book ‘The Room Where It Happened’, written by former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, is set to be released on 23 June, but many media outlets have obtained copies. The book reveals what was behind Trump’s foreign policy decisions and has drawn anger from the Trump administration. ...

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Spain’s national state of emergency ends

MADRID: Spain’s national state of emergency has ended after three months of restrictions on movement to rein in its Covid-19 outbreak. As of Sunday, 47 million Spaniards will be able to freely move around the entire country for the first time since the government declared a state of emergency on March ...

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UK police opens ‘terror’ probe into stabbing spree in Reading

READING: British police said Sunday they were treating a stabbing spree in which a lone assailant killed three people in a park filled with families and friends in the southern English city of Reading as a “terrorism incident”. The Thames Valley police said three people were also seriously injured and they ...

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Myanmar: Life under world’s longest internet shutdown

NAYPYITAW: Since Myanmar shut off the internet in two states a year ago, lawyer Oo Twan Hla, who was once able to check online when his cases were scheduled, said he must now travel through a war zone to read a signboard. An aspiring medic, in a community largely barred ...

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Trudeau ‘very disappointed’ as China charges two Canadians

TORONTO/BEIJING: Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “very disappointed” and would keep pressing China ...

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Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

PARIS: Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran s nuclear programme. The decision by Germany, France and Britain to back a UN arms embargo extension on Iran follows growing tensions ...

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WHO warns world in ‘new dangerous phase’ of pandemic

GENEVA: The World Health Organization warned of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease s accelerating spread. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months before its first confirmed cases and about the same ...

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Mysterious ‘UFO’ captures imaginations in Japan

TOKYO: It’s hardly the stuff of little green men, but a mysterious balloon-like object seen floating across the skies of northern Japan has captured national attention, even prompting questions to the government. The unidentified flying object was first spotted on Wednesday morning when residents in northern Sendai city took to ...

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