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AztraZeneca Shot Will Be Effective Against New Coronavirus Strain, Company Claims

Considering the same, AstraZeneca chief executive, Pascal Soriot, said his team of researchers are nearly sure that the Oxford vaccine will be able to fight against the novel coronavirus . Prime ...

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China imprisons Wuhan journalist who reported first coronavirus outbreak

China imprisons Wuhan journalist who reported first coronavirus outbreak

But she maintains her innocence and is likely to appeal if given the chance, her lawyers said. Zhang arrived in Wuhan on 1 February from her home in Shanghai. Accused of "spreading lies", the 37-y...

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Covid-19 coronavirus: Australia reports first case of South African virus variant

Covid-19 coronavirus: Australia reports first case of South African virus variant

Addressing a press conference, Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan said so far it has not been found that the new variant increases the severity of the disease. South Africa's total coronavi...

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Global outlook: Russia marks more virus deaths as nations roll out vaccines

Global outlook: Russia marks more virus deaths as nations roll out vaccines

The Rosstat statistics agency said that the number of deaths from all causes recorded between January and November had risen by 229,700 compared to the previous year. Authorities there considered re...

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Trump Signs Coronavirus Aid Bill

The US President has finally signed into law a US$2.3 trillion stimulus-government funding omnibus package just one day before a government shutdown deadline was due to fall. Politico's Jake Sherman ...

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Seoul to hasten vaccine push as United Kingdom virus variant shows up

Seoul to hasten vaccine push as United Kingdom virus variant shows up

They were immediately put under quarantine in an isolated location, meaning the chances were practically zero they transmitted the virus to others in Korea, officials said. With that deal, by the end ...

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Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail again

Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail again

Prosecutors contend Maxwell not only "befriended" and later "enticed and groomed multiple minor girls to engage in sex acts with Epstein, through a variety of means and methods", but was also, at time...

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Storm Bella triggers floods in the United Kingdom, cuts off power in France

Storm Bella triggers floods in the United Kingdom, cuts off power in France

This warning comes off the back of a wind and rain warning issued yesterday for the whole country as a result of Storm Bella. Nenthead in Cumbria was similarly wintry, with snow covering the hills...

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Winter Storm Making Its Way to Central Kansas

Winter Storm Making Its Way to Central Kansas

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for late this afternoon and tonight . Another snow storm is predicted later in the week on Thursday and Friday, the NWS adds. Rain may change to a mix of rai...

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CCTV footage shows RV explosion in downtown Nashville

CCTV footage shows RV explosion in downtown Nashville

And I'm pacing back and forth because I kept on having to turn pedestrians around."Just before the blast, the warning was replaced by a recording of the 1964 Petula Clark hit " Downtown ". According t...

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'Impossible situation' as hundreds of British skiers escape from Swiss quarantine

'Impossible situation' as hundreds of British skiers escape from Swiss quarantine

Around 200 out of an estimated 420 affected United Kingdom holidaymakers who were in isolation in Verbier, Switzerland , are thought to have left in the night, rather than remain indoors for more tha...

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CNN's Jake Tapper: Kayleigh McEnany 'Lies the Way Most People Breathe'

CNN's Jake Tapper: Kayleigh McEnany 'Lies the Way Most People Breathe'

During the show, White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond even compared Trump supporters' treatment of the media at rallies to a "blood sport" and Tapper referred to his own monologues as "Murrows", a...

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Gulftimes : Good turnout for Covid-19 vaccination

Gulftimes : Good turnout for Covid-19 vaccination

Italian virus czar Domenico Arcuri said it was significant that Italy´s first doses were administered at Spallanzani, where a Chinese couple visiting from Wuhan tested positive in January and became I...

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Pfizer Delays Vaccine Deliveries to 8 EU Nations: Spain

Pfizer Delays Vaccine Deliveries to 8 EU Nations: Spain

Illa also said that he expects the Moderna vaccine to be approved by the European Union in the coming days and that this will help speed up the vaccination program. "We should wait for some good news"...

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Saudi Arabia extends suspension of global flights by a week

Saudi Arabia extends suspension of global flights by a week

The step has no impact on the flow of goods and supply chains, the news agency said, adding that non-residents are allowed to depart via flights in line with precautions issued by the health ministry....

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EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Sweden, which also rolled out its vaccination program on Sunday, announced that nursing home residents and elderly people receiving home care, primarily those aged 70 and up, should be first in line t...

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Anthony Fauci shares Bidens concern that Covid-19 pandemic may get worse

Anthony Fauci shares Bidens concern that Covid-19 pandemic may get worse

When sixty percent of Americans were willing to be vaccinated however, Dr. Fauci seemingly moved the goal post and suggested around eighty percent was required to achieve herd immunity. The doctor add...

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Saudi court hands prison sentence to women's rights activist

Saudi court hands prison sentence to women's rights activist

Having first been arrested for flouting the driving ban in 2014, Ms Hathloul and other women started campaigning for greater rights on social media, posting videos of themselves driving and organising...

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Suspect detained in Chinese video-game tycoon's death

Suspect detained in Chinese video-game tycoon's death

He founded Yoozoo in 2009 and successfully led the company through a period where the gaming industry saw substantial changes towards mobile gaming. Netflix announced in September it would adapt the...

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Joe and Jill Biden Sing ‘Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci’

Joe and Jill Biden Sing ‘Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci’

In an interview with CNN's State of the Union show, Dr Fauci was asked to share his views on President-elect Joe Biden's recent statement about the pandemic - "the darkest days in the battle against...

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International News China Jails Journalist For Four Years Over Wuhan Coronavirus Reports

International News China Jails Journalist For Four Years Over Wuhan Coronavirus Reports

She has been convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" for her reporting in the chaotic initial stages of the outbreak. Her livestreaming and reports were widely shared on social media i...

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Mutant COVID-19 scare: Japan to suspend entry for foreigners from Monday

Mutant COVID-19 scare: Japan to suspend entry for foreigners from Monday

After the news emerged, many countries suspended travel to and from the UK. On Sunday, the number of newly confirmed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus totaled 2,945 across Japan, falling...

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S. Korea adds over 1,100 virus cases as toughest distancing rules weighed

The nation reported more than 1,200 new COVID cases on Christmas Day, setting a Korean record for most cases in a day. South Korea temporarily halted all flights from Britain until Thursday due to c...

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Gale weather warnings for United Kingdom as Storm Bella moves in

Gale weather warnings for United Kingdom as Storm Bella moves in

Nenthead in Cumbria was similarly wintry, with snow covering the hills of the village. A warning is also in place for snow and ice for England from the north-west down through the Midlands and acros...

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A warm and breezy afternoon, storms return for Wednesday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

A warm and breezy afternoon, storms return for Wednesday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Like the Christmas storm, the system developing for New Year's also now looks like it will be mainly a rain event. But it's too early to say for sure now as the track and strength of the storm is stil...

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The Oxford coronavirus vaccine has a 'winning formula', says AstraZeneca head

The Oxford coronavirus vaccine has a 'winning formula', says AstraZeneca head

The first trials of the Oxford vaccine found that it was less effective than the already-approved Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which reported 95% and 94.5% effectiveness so far. While the AstraZenec...

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Ontario reports 2,005 new coronavirus cases; 18 new deaths

Ontario reports 2,005 new coronavirus cases; 18 new deaths

As per the Health Ministry's data, India's total active caseload has fallen to 2.78 lakh (2,78,690) now. "Locally, there are 572 new cases in Toronto, 331 in Peel, 207 in York Region and 140 in Wind...

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Essex County health care workers receive 1st doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

Essex County health care workers receive 1st doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

Howard Zucker . The post says that it received thousands of doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on December 21. "You have to be on that list", Schlesinger told BoroPark24. A U.S. health car...

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Fresh flood warnings as Storm Bella batters West Midlands

Similar troubles were seen in the south of England where winds reaching 170 kilometres an hour were recorded on the Isle of Wight overnight Saturday to Sunday. And firefighters walked a woman to safet...

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France, Spain, and Ireland record first cases of new coronavirus strain

France, Spain, and Ireland record first cases of new coronavirus strain

Trucks leave the ferry terminal in Calais after crossing the Channel on December 23, 2020, as France and Britain reopened cross-border travel after a snap 48-hour ban to curb the spread of a new c...

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Gingerbread monolith appears in California

Gingerbread monolith appears in California

Like with most monoliths over the past few weeks, no one is sure who left the tasty tower behind. "Looks like a great spot to get baked". "We all deserve a little bit of magic right now", Ginsburg...

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Sydney mayor slams Northern Beaches lockdown

Covid 19 coronavirus: Sydney mayor slams Northern Beaches lockdown

People on the northern part of the Northern Beaches will be able to have five people on New Year's Eve but they have to be from that area. Sydney's annual fireworks display will be a crowd-less affa...

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At Least 8 Climbers Killed in Iran, More Missing After Heavy Snowfall

At Least 8 Climbers Killed in Iran, More Missing After Heavy Snowfall

On Friday, Iranian media reported that more than 100 people were estimated to be stuck in the avalanche. Mr Fathi confirmed that so far 14 climbers have so far been found - and four have been saved....

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Top US Health Officials Warn of Post-Holiday Coronavirus Surge

Top US Health Officials Warn of Post-Holiday Coronavirus Surge

According to Johns Hopkins University , the USA has reached more than 19 million cases, almost double the second-highest total in the world, with India now at 10 million cases. Despite the world-le...

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2000-Year-Old Fast Food Shop Uncovered in Pompeii | Archaeology

2000-Year-Old Fast Food Shop Uncovered in Pompeii | Archaeology

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii tragically destroyed in a volcano eruption in 79 AD is now undergoing the most active excavations in decades, presenting more and more discoveries to the public. ...

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