Tuesday, 15 June 2021

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UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

LONDON – Most of the UK takes a major step towards normality on Monday as coronavirus restrictions are eased, despite concerns over the spread of a more transmissible variant of the disease. Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, indoor hospitality in pubs, restaurants and cafes returns and cinemas, museums ...

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96% develop antibodies a month after single jab

wildpixel; iStock by Getty Images LONDON – More than nine in 10 people given the Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine develops antibodies after a single dose, a new London based study suggests. And nearly every single person develops an antibody response after the second jab, the study implies. Antibodies help ...

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Monster cyclone heads for Covid-stricken India

Waves lash over following Cyclone Tauktae at the Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday. — AFP photo AHMEDABAD – A major cyclone packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm surge bore down on India on Monday, disrupting the country’s response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak. At least six ...

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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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Hundreds of bodies found buried along Indian riverbanks

AP Photo PRAYAGRAJ – Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washing up on the Ganges River banks, prompting speculation on social media that they were the remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, the ...

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Iran heavy-hitters Ebrahim Raisi, Larijani bid for presidential race

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images TEHRAN – Two of Iran’s political heavy-hitters, ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi and moderate conservative Ali Larijani, launched on Saturday what may be the main battle for next month’s presidential election. Iranians are due to elect a successor to moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who is constitutionally barred from running ...

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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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