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COVID-19 vaccine efficacy study resumes after participant falls ill

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy study resumes after participant falls ill

COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, which is based on human adenoviral vector platform with proven safety, is undergoing clinical trials . "We have been working nine months to try to stop this virus by g...

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Rich nations have cornered half of future COVID-19 vaccine supply: Oxfam

Rich nations have cornered half of future COVID-19 vaccine supply: Oxfam

The analysis comes amid swelling calls from global leaders, health experts , and groups including Oxfam for a so-called people's vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Highly developed countries have p...

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Russian Federation seals another deal to supply and test its coronavirus vaccine overseas

Russian Federation seals another deal to supply and test its coronavirus vaccine overseas

This is enough for 2.97 billion people, provided all of these vaccines require two doses . This is happening when the World Health Organisation (WHO) is struggling to convince governments to join...

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Ross: Who gets COVID vaccine first once its available to the public?

Ross: Who gets COVID vaccine first once its available to the public?

On Wednesday, Trump disputed statements by Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who said earlier in the day that a vaccine would likely not be ready be...

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No new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand

No new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand

The new cases bring to a total 198 COVID-19 cases in Butte-Silver Bow, since the county was informed of its first case March 13. There are now 26 active cases in the Interior Health Region and a t...

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Calm at LAC since Moscow Pact, Indian Army prepares for winter

Calm at LAC since Moscow Pact, Indian Army prepares for winter

In Parliament on Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged the wide differences in India and China's perception on the course of the LAC-a critical complication in the negotiations. Diplomats ...

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Moderna Will Likely Announce Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccine in November - CEO

About 28 percent of participants are people of color. If the vaccine does not reach the efficacy mark after 53 cases, the data safety and monitoring board will take another interim look at the data af...

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Trump plans MORE trading sanctions for Iran as Middle East tensions EXPLODE

Trump plans MORE trading sanctions for Iran as Middle East tensions EXPLODE

Security Council diplomat said on condition of anonymity. The United States withdrew from the deal in May 2018, reimposing unilateral sanctions on Iran . Though Raab did not directly say that he su...

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William Barr: The Most Powerful Attorney General in U.S. History?

William Barr: The Most Powerful Attorney General in U.S. History?

Since there was never any national lockdown in place, but rather various stay-at-home orders and business shutdown mandates - which still continue in certain areas in most states - Barr chided governo...

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German minister defends decision to take refugees from Greek islands

German minister defends decision to take refugees from Greek islands

Last week, blazes destroyed the largest of those camps, Moria, on the island of Lesbos, leaving about 12,000 people, including 4,000 children, stranded without shelter or sanitation. The fire broke ou...

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Ruling may force thousands of immigrants in state to leave

Ruling may force thousands of immigrants in state to leave

A California appeals court on Monday gave the Trump Administration permission to end Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan, clearing the way for off...

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Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert,

Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert,

In Wednesday's speech, Lukashenko charged that the Czech Republic, Poland , Lithuania and Ukraine have helped fuel protests. "Therefore, today in front of this hall of the most handsome, advanced...

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Prime Minister warns we must be 'tough now' to save Christmas

Prime Minister warns we must be 'tough now' to save Christmas

But it comes as the United Kingdom had nearly 4,000 new cases of coronavirus today and 20 new deaths. He told the committee: "We don't have enough testing capacity now because, in an ideal world...

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Barbados ready to dismiss Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state

Barbados ready to dismiss Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state

A Number 10 spokesman said: "We obviously have a shared history and remain united with Barbados in terms of history, culture and language, and we will continue to have and enjoy a partnership with t...

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More People Worldwide Trust Putin Than Trump - Pew

More People Worldwide Trust Putin Than Trump - Pew

The US' reputation took a serious hit especially in Europe, the country's traditional ally. As in other countries surveyed by Pew Research for its new report on worldwide perception of the U.S. In J...

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Bill Gates' Father Dies At 94

Bill Gates' Father Dies At 94

Bill Gates Sr . attends " Bill Gates: A Conversation with My Father" in New York City in June 2010. He also revealed his dad's support inspired him to leave Harvard University to co-found a company w...

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Woman dies in Boston elevator accident

Woman dies in Boston elevator accident

And then I heard her screaming, and I heard him screaming. Neighbors said O'Connor had been carrying something heavy before she became trapped. Leanne Scorzoni, a tenant in the building, was a witne...

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Poisoned Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny poses with family

Poisoned Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny poses with family

The Kremlin has bristled at calls from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders to answer questions about the poisoning, urging Germany to provide its evidence. Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yar...

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Texas Supreme Court Orders Green Party Candidates Be Placed Back on Ballot

Texas Supreme Court Orders Green Party Candidates Be Placed Back on Ballot

The decision to preclude the left-wing party from appearing on the ballot was seen as a victory for the Biden campaign. The law , passed past year by the Legislature, is the subject of multiple legal...

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Pompeo: 'Difficult' Afghan Peace to Help Reduce US Cost of War

Pompeo: 'Difficult' Afghan Peace to Help Reduce US Cost of War

The US interlocutor's Delhi visit precedes his meeting with senior leaders and officials of the Pakistan government in Islamabad on Monday. Zalmay Khalilzad @US4AfghanPeace this evening. embassy said....

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CNBC’s Cramer apologizes for calling Pelosi ‘crazy Nancy’

CNBC’s Cramer apologizes for calling Pelosi ‘crazy Nancy’

CNBC host Jim Cramer called Nancy Pelosi " Crazy Nancy ", while interviewing her on Tuesday, echoing president Donald Trump , who has repeatedly mocked the house speaker using that name. Pelosi...

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Man dies after falling from Icon Park's Starflyer attraction

Man dies after falling from Icon Park's Starflyer attraction

The man was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival. As of early afternoon, the name of the deceased has not been made public pending the notification of next of kin. "It's extremely ...

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Mask rule breakers punished by being made to dig graves

Mask rule breakers punished by being made to dig graves

Local authorities in Indonesia's East Java have devised an unconventional strategy to penalise people who refused to wear face masks and asked them to dig graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan v...

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Humpback Whales Found In Crocodile-Infested Australian River, Baffling Scientists

Humpback Whales Found In Crocodile-Infested Australian River, Baffling Scientists

The whales - two adults and a large juvenile - were first spotted in the East Alligator River in the Kakadu National Park on September 2. "The water is incredibly weak". It was named after many croc...

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Mali: ECOWAS demands immediate appointment of civilian govt

Mali: ECOWAS demands immediate appointment of civilian govt

Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita, who was appointed interim head of state, was attending the talks on his first trip overseas since his seizure of power. The communique said that consultations about ...

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New Japanese PM Suga Names Cabinet, Many Carried Over From Predecessor

New Japanese PM Suga Names Cabinet, Many Carried Over From Predecessor

Previously the chief cabinet secretary and long seen as Mr Abe's right-hand man, he will launch his own Cabinet later today. After the ceremony, Suga will hold a news conference and convene the firs...

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UAE and Bahrain sign recognition deals with Israel

UAE and Bahrain sign recognition deals with Israel

Egypt and Jordan had previously established ties with Israel. However, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said his government would oppose any F-35 warplane sales by the USA to the UAE. And while t...

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New Zealand Prolongs COVID-19 Restrictions for One More Week

New Zealand Prolongs COVID-19 Restrictions for One More Week

The number of active cases is 83, including 28 imported cases and 55 community cases. They have been in managed isolation at the Ibis Hotel in Rotorua and tested positive for Covid-19 during routine t...

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Ex-UK attorney general condemns bid to rewrite Brexit deal

Ex-UK attorney general condemns bid to rewrite Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to ship scathing criticisms - but his plan to break an European Union treaty and change Northern Ireland's special trade status is marching on. Under the ...

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DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Into John Bolton's Book

DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Into John Bolton's Book

The move prompted the head of the department's national security division to open the criminal investigation, a person briefed on the case told the newspaper. TheWrap also reached out to the White Hou...

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Chinese firm monitoring over 10,000 influential Indians, including PM, President

Chinese firm monitoring over 10,000 influential Indians, including PM, President

The list was allegedly created by a Shenzhen-based company called China Revival, also known as Shenzhen Zhenhua, and was leaked to an American researcher, Christopher Balding, by a source connected ...

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Police say recent Rexdale homicides might be connected

Police say recent Rexdale homicides might be connected

The homicide unit is investigating. Police said the victims were a married couple and have been identified as Joao Barcelos, 64, and Iva Barcelos, 59. "If they are connected, we are dealing with a ...

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Woodward Addresses Criticism That He Should've Detailed Trump Interviews Earlier

Woodward Addresses Criticism That He Should've Detailed Trump Interviews Earlier

Woodward reports in his new book Rage that President Trump told him he deliberately downplayed the threat of COVID-19 even though he was aware it was deadly, and speaking to Today on Monday, Woo...

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UAE, Israel to normalize relations in White House ceremony

UAE, Israel to normalize relations in White House ceremony

Under the Abraham Accord, Prime Minister Netanyahu has agreed to halt plans to annex portions of the West Bank. "This is a great turning point in the history of Israel and in the history of the ...

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Fire Erupts in Building in Beirut's Commercial District

Fire Erupts in Building in Beirut's Commercial District

According to media, the landmark building, engulfed in flames, had been designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. On August 4, a fire at a warehouse in Beirut's port caused a massiv...

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