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Australia says AstraZeneca vaccine only for people 60 and older

Australia says AstraZeneca vaccine only for people 60 and older

AstraZeneca said that 1,121 unvaccinated adults had been exposed to an infected person as part of the trial. But the AstraZeneca results are a small blow for the drug industry as it tries to find...

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New Cases, No Deaths Tuesday; Case Counts Lowest Since March 2020

New Cases, No Deaths Tuesday; Case Counts Lowest Since March 2020

Henry said there were 277 cases identified from Friday to Sunday - or 92 a day on average (96 on Friday, 113 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday). Hospitalizations were little changed, with 32 people hospi...

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US CDC classifies Delta variant as ‘variant of concern’

US CDC classifies Delta variant as ‘variant of concern’

Meanwhile, the AstraZeneca vaccine provided 73 per cent protection against the Alpha variant and 60 per cent against the Delta variant . While the former was found 96 per cent effective against...

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Ron Johnson says he will no longer oppose 'strange' Juneteenth holiday

Ron Johnson says he will no longer oppose 'strange' Juneteenth holiday

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass legislation that would make June 19th, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the US. " Last year , a bill was in...

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Alberta Announces Three Separate 1 Million Dollar Vaccine Lotteries

Alberta Announces Three Separate 1 Million Dollar Vaccine Lotteries

Vaccine lotteries have been announced in Manitoba, Ohio, California and more. "This lottery will help us cross that 70 per cent threshold so we can reopen and stay open", Kenney said in a media rele...

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RCMP Const. Shelby Patton killed while on duty in Saskatchewan

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton killed while on duty in Saskatchewan

Two suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested around 10 a.m. on Saturday in connection with the incident. He died at the scene. Blackmore says Patton leaves behind a wife, who she spoke with this m...

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Israeli parliament votes to end Netanyahu’s 12-year rule

Israeli parliament votes to end Netanyahu’s 12-year rule

He called an election in April 2019 but failed to win enough support to form a new coalition government. They are likely to pursue a modest agenda that seeks to reduce tensions with the Palestinians...

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G7 to develop rival scheme to China's belt and road initiative

G7 to develop rival scheme to China's belt and road initiative

The announcement comes as two senior United States administration officials tell AP that Washington plans to push democratic allies to publicly call out China for forced labour practices as the ...

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More than dozen injured in downtown Austin shooting

More than dozen injured in downtown Austin shooting

Taylor Blount was at a bar on Sixth Street when he heard the gunshots. Eleven of the injured people were taken to one local hospital, another person was taken to a different hospital, and the other ...

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Woman Fights Off Crocodile That Attacked Twin Sister

Woman Fights Off Crocodile That Attacked Twin Sister

Georgia is being treated for wounds to her hands and Melissa has been placed in a medically induced coma to prevent her injuries becoming infected. Hana says Melissa was thrown about like a "rag d...

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Four new COVID-19 cases as Melbourne prepares for restrictions to ease

Four new COVID-19 cases as Melbourne prepares for restrictions to ease

Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said there were four main theories, with the most likely being the man transmitted the virus to a staff member while in transit or to a fellow guest inside one ...

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Delta hot spots targeted for second dose

Delta hot spots targeted for second dose

Emili. "This is not a doomsday scenario". "With an increased supply of vaccines , we continue to make it easier than ever to receive a vaccine to help protect those most at risk against COVID-19 ...

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District Must Reinstate Teacher Who Opposed Transgenderism

District Must Reinstate Teacher Who Opposed Transgenderism

Plowman, Jr. of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Virginia , wrote in his order. Cross said that because of his Christian faith, he could not recognize "a biological boy can be a girl and vice vers...

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US to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses globally

US to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses globally

Some 200 million doses will be given out this year and 300 million in 2022. The donations will go through the COVAX vaccine program that distributes COVID-19 shots to low- and middle-income countrie...

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Joe Biden set to make his first foreign trip since taking office

Joe Biden set to make his first foreign trip since taking office

Throughout the trip he'll meet with world leaders in an effort to shore up alliances and build support among allies to counter emerging threats with a united front. The Queen has met with every Ameri...

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Biden's Justice Department follows Trump's lead in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit

Biden's Justice Department follows Trump's lead in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit

Attempts had ostensibly been made to dissuade Trump by campaign pollster Tony Fabrizio, who "devoted almost an entire page of [a campaign memo] to debunking a conspiracy theory that had bubbled up ins...

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Aiden Leos: Two arrested after shooting of Californian boy, aged 6

Aiden Leos: Two arrested after shooting of Californian boy, aged 6

CHP Assistant Chief Don Goodbrand said at a Monday news conference that authorities have recovered the weapon used in the attack and the vehicle in which the suspects were riding. In Orange County ...

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California's 32-yr assault weapons ban overturned

California's 32-yr assault weapons ban overturned

District Judge Roger Benitez wrote , claiming that the California statutes banning "assault weapons" are "arbitrary and capricious". Benitez issued a permanent injunction Friday so the law can not be...

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Covid: Indian variant 'now dominant' in the UK

Covid: Indian variant 'now dominant' in the UK

Taking to Twitter, the WHO Nepal account wrote this morning: "WHO is not aware of any new variant of SARS-CoV-2 being detected in Nepal". Meanwhile, a paper by the Institute of Genomics and Integ...

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'Portugal to go amber and no green list additions'

'Portugal to go amber and no green list additions'

Speculation has gathered pace throughout the day, with the BBC reporting no additions to the green list at lunchtime and following up with unconfirmed reports Portugal would move to amber. Passengers ...

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Trump's Ex-Advisor Tells QAnon Supporters US Should Have Coup Like Myanmar

Trump's Ex-Advisor Tells QAnon Supporters US Should Have Coup Like Myanmar

He is the twin brother of Alexander Bindman, an important witness in Trump's Ukrainian bullet each trial. "Peaceful pro-democracy street demonstrations and work stoppages have given way to paramilit...

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G7 foreign ministers condemn Belarus, threaten further sanctions

G7 foreign ministers condemn Belarus, threaten further sanctions

Under the 1944 convention that established the ICAO, every state has sovereignty over the airspace above its territory. It was also a serious attack on the rules governing civil aviation. His father D...

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CAF working with Manitoba to determine COVID-19 support needs

CAF working with Manitoba to determine COVID-19 support needs

Some doctors in the province are calling for tighter restrictions including a stay-at-home order to prevent intensive care units from being overwhelmed. Federal officials were not quick to explain det...

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Province reports 1st death related to VITT blood-clotting syndrome

Province reports 1st death related to VITT blood-clotting syndrome

Elderly people living in retirement and long-term care homes were fully vaccinated as part of the province's blitz earlier this year. "There is a small connection of thrombosis in women under 40 wit...

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Pfizer explores co-administration of pneumococcal vaccine with COVID-19 booster shot

Pfizer explores co-administration of pneumococcal vaccine with COVID-19 booster shot

Hong Kong received 3.26 million doses of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, but only 1.23 million have been applied. The former British colony is one of the few areas in the world that achieved suffi...

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De Blasio: No remote options for NYC students this fall

De Blasio: No remote options for NYC students this fall

NY was one of the first large US cities to reopen schools for in-person instruction in the fall of 2020, but many parents opted for online-only learning for their children. "It may be yet another dise...

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European Union calls for investigation after Belarus diverts plane, arrests opposition journalist

European Union calls for investigation after Belarus diverts plane, arrests opposition journalist

There Protasevich, a 26-year-old, who had been living between Lithuania and Poland, was arrested along with his Russian girlfriend. "We are closely monitoring the forcible landing in Belarus of a ...

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Boy's last words to mum after being shot in road rage attack

The boy was identified by his family as Aiden Leo , a kindergarten child at Calvary Chapel Yobarinda. Reyes Valdivia and his wife had entered onto the freeway having already dropped off their two c...

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Two COVID shots effective against India variant - English health body

Two COVID shots effective against India variant - English health body

That's according to date published by Public Health England , which showed the two jabs had an efficiency of 81% against the B1.617.2 variant. There were "relatively few" cases and they may be enti...

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Australia's first repatriation flight out of India takes off

Australia's first repatriation flight out of India takes off

The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from Friday following a two weeks ban due to the COVID-19 health crisis in India. It me...

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Ocasio-Cortez Raises Security Concerns After Confrontation With Controversial Congresswoman

Ocasio-Cortez Raises Security Concerns After Confrontation With Controversial Congresswoman

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is fighting back against false accusations from the mainstream media as she continues to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to a debate over the Gr...

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CDC Mask Guidance Remains In Place For Airline Travel

CDC Mask Guidance Remains In Place For Airline Travel

An order signed by President Joe Biden also remains in effect requiring masks for domestic and global travel. The new recommendation from the CDC also carves out exceptions for buses, planes, hosp...

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GOP Lawmaker Caves On Dems' 9/11-Style Commission To Probe Capitol Riot

GOP Lawmaker Caves On Dems' 9/11-Style Commission To Probe Capitol Riot

Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and to recommend changes to further protect the complex. "It is imperative that we seek the truth of what happened on January 6 with an indep...

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Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of 'verbal assault' on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of 'verbal assault' on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive with similar star power, has become a favorite target. Ocasio-Cortez left the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene, who shouted "Hey Alexandria" twice ...

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Cameron faces grilling over Greensill lobbying role

Cameron faces grilling over Greensill lobbying role

Mr Cameron said lobbying is a "necessary and healthy" part of the democratic process but "there's a strong argument that having a former prime minister engage on behalf of any commercial interests - ...

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