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Australia’s virus cluster expands further as masks made compulsory

Australia’s virus cluster expands further as masks made compulsory

The NSW premier also revealed there had been seven cases of community transmission in the state in the 24 hours up until 8pm last night. The ACT has also updated restrictions from midday on Saturd...

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US Senate Democrats slam Republican Senators for opposing Electoral College results

Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission's findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed, the joint statement read furt...

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Sen. David Perdue Quarantining After Contact with Staffer Infected with Coronavirus

Sen. David Perdue Quarantining After Contact with Staffer Infected with Coronavirus

While President Donald Trump has campaigned in Georgia for Loeffler and Perdue and encouraged Republicans to show up in the runoffs to vote, he has been highly critical of the state's Republican Gov. ...

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10 still missing after Norway mudslide buries homes

10 still missing after Norway mudslide buries homes

Seven people were still missing on Saturday evening, days after the landslide in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the village of Ask, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of Oslo . There was m...

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China rejects latest offer of talks by Taiwan

China rejects latest offer of talks by Taiwan

China cut links with Tsai's government shortly after her 2016 inauguration to a first term and demands she recognize Taiwan as a part of China. By subscribing, you can help us get the story right. Th...

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UK to Allow Mixing of COVID-19 Vaccines on Rare Occasions

Pfizer and BioNTech could not immediately be reached for comment. While AstraZeneca says it expects 2 million doses of the Oxford University vaccine to be ready each week in just over a fortnight,...

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Australia’s virus cluster expands as Victoria, New South Wales clock new cases

Australia’s virus cluster expands as Victoria, New South Wales clock new cases

Stay-at-home orders will continue for residents north of the Narrabeen Bridge in the northern beaches until at least 9 January, while people in the southern half of the region will have the same restr...

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Vietnam reports 1st case of COVID-19 variant

Vietnam reports 1st case of COVID-19 variant

The measure expands the travel restriction that Manila announced on Tuesday, which initially covered passengers from 19 countries and territories and took effect from midnight of December 29. Patient ...

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Over 1,300 challans issued on New Year's Eve in Delhi

Over 1,300 challans issued on New Year's Eve in Delhi

If anybody is found driving in an inebriated state, action will be taken after their proper medical check-up. The police spokesperson on Friday said that a monitoring cell established at Karachi p...

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More infectious COVID-19 variant found in Florida -state officials

In the span of just two days, three states have now confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variant so-called "Super Strain" that is said to be approximately 70 percent more contagious. Per 100 thousand peopl...

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Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Be Given To 75 Health Workers

Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Be Given To 75 Health Workers

The government has ordered vaccines for around 60 million people. As reported by Geo News , the minister also visited the Karachi Expo Centre to review the arrangements made there in this regard ...

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UK abolishes tax on womens sanitary products

UK abolishes tax on womens sanitary products

The country left the European Union single market and customs union at 23:00 GMT on Thursday, ending almost 50 years where it was bound by rules from Brussels. But the change has not come into force. ...

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Delays plague vaccine rollout, officials admit

Delays plague vaccine rollout, officials admit

He pointed out that more than 14 million doses have been shipped to date, and distribution of the second dose of Pfizer vaccines has already begun. General Gustave Perna - one of the top officia...

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Pfizer-BioNTech to Offer COVID Vaccine to Trial Volunteers Who Got Placebo

Meanwhile, there are growing questions on whether Britain could have had more supplies ready to go, similar to how India has created a massive vaccine stockpile in advance, according to "The Daily Tel...

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United Nations experts: Trump's pardon for Blackwater Iraq guards an 'affront to justice

United Nations experts: Trump's pardon for Blackwater Iraq guards an 'affront to justice

On 22 December, Trump granted full pardons to four former Blackwater contractors convicted in connection with the death of 14 Iraqi civilians, including two children, in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2...

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Nancy Pelosi's San Franciso Home Vandalized with Fake Blood, Graffiti & Fake Blood

Nancy Pelosi's San Franciso Home Vandalized with Fake Blood, Graffiti & Fake Blood

Senate, as well as "CANCEL RENT!" and "WE WANT EVERYTHING!" Red paint covers the driveway and a pig's head sits in the center of the paving slabs. "City called to clean up at 3am and police attemp...

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Japan to consider new COVID-19 emergency declaration

Japan to consider new COVID-19 emergency declaration

New infections in Tokyo and the three surrounding prefectures account for half of all cases nationwide. "In light of the number of people who have tested positive and the current state of the medical-...

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Mass rave in France breaks up amid virus fears

Mass rave in France breaks up amid virus fears

Police had failed to stop the underground event, which drew around 2,5000 people from Thursday night in two disused warehouses in Lieuron, south of the city of Rennes in Brittany. During the clashes o...

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World Health Organization okays Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

World Health Organization okays Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

WHO Assistant Director-General for Access to Medicines and Health Products, Dr Mariangela Simao, said , "This is a very positive step towards ensuring global access to COVID-19 vaccines". The UK prot...

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New Year arrives with United States hitting a staggering 20 million COVID cases

New Year arrives with United States hitting a staggering 20 million COVID cases

On Wednesday alone, more than 3,900 people died of COVID-19 in the U.S., a new daily record, and experts believe the worst is yet to come as health care workers brace for a surge in cases and deaths a...

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In Georgia, Biden’s presidency meets early defining moment

It's unclear for how long the senator will quarantine. The turnout figures, compiled by the University of Florida's U.S. Elections Project, indicate strong voter interest in Tuesday's elections that...

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NYC Bicyclists Attack BMW in Plain Sight

NYC Bicyclists Attack BMW in Plain Sight

Tuesday, with some pounding the vehicle with their fists and feet, and another smashing a bike down on top of it, video posted to Instagram by Breaking911 shows. His mother was frantically calling 9...

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New Year brings final Brexit split between European Union and UK

New Year brings final Brexit split between European Union and UK

A small but steady stream of lorries arrived through the morning at the port in southeast England - Europe's busiest for roll-on, roll-off freight - with new customs processes appearing to work smooth...

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Crowds throng Wuhan, where pandemic began, to celebrate New Year

Crowds throng Wuhan, where pandemic began, to celebrate New Year

In India too, most of the metro cities had a night curfew, but Wuhan city of China , celebrating the world. - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen hailed the island's progress in containing the coron...

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Panel clears Covishield shot, last step before regulator’s approval

The SEC on Friday also told Hyderabad-headquartered Bharat Biotech to expedite recruitment of volunteers for ongoing late stage human clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covaxin , the ...

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United Kingdom enters 'new chapter' outside European Union as Brexit transition period ends

Most people in Britain and in Europe are keen to draw a line under Brexit, which has dominated politics on both sides of the Channel since the country's narrow vote to leave in 2016. The services se...

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Trump heads back to Washington early amid showdown with Congress

No official statement has been made regarding Mr Trump's reason for leaving Mar-a-Lago ahead of the New Year's eve party. But with Hawley joining the small group of House Republicans in objecting, t...

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USA hits 20 million-mark in COVID-19 cases

That brought the USA total to 19,715,899 infections and 341,845 deaths since the pandemic began. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering...

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USA police arrest Wisconsin pharmacist for sabotaging Covid-19 vaccines

USA police arrest Wisconsin pharmacist for sabotaging Covid-19 vaccines

Officials from the Aurora Medical Center-Grafton, which is part of the Advocate Aurora Health hospital system, initially suspected employees had accidentally left the 57 vials containing the almost ...

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney issues travel order for government officials

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney issues travel order for government officials

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he takes full responsibility for not giving a clear directive against global travel to government officials. He added that he does not have a list of those who took...

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Republican senator says he will challenge Biden victory in Congress

Republican senator says he will challenge Biden victory in Congress

Congress is due to make the Electoral College tally official on January 6 in what is largely a ceremonial session. Vice President Mike Pence can overrule the Electoral College and effectively dec...

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Pharmacist accused of tampering with 570 vaccine doses

A hospital worker in Wisconsin in the United States who is said to have intentionally destroyed hundreds of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine was arrested this week. Police said that detectives believe ...

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US Congress overrides Trump’s veto of defence bill

US Congress overrides Trump’s veto of defence bill

The president didn't immediately comment on Friday's override of his veto, tweeting instead to remind his supporters about an upcoming rally in Washington , D.C., on January 6, to coincide with Congr...

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Boris Johnson says Brexit gives him 'confidence about 2021'

Boris Johnson says Brexit gives him 'confidence about 2021'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday (Dec 31) to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the European Union comes to an end under th...

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Bout of sciatica forces pope to skip New Year's masses: Vatican

Bout of sciatica forces pope to skip New Year's masses: Vatican

Matteo Bruni said Francis is suffering from "painful sciatica" and won't preside at a year-end prayer service Thursday evening in St. Peter's Basilica. It was believed to be the first time since he be...

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