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WHO approves emergency use of China’s Sinopharm COVID vaccine

Sinopharm is the first COVID jab developed by a non-Western country to win World Heath Organization backing.The World Health Organization has approved the emergency...

US CDC panel to vote on using Pfizer COVID-19 shot in adolescents

REUTERS: An advisory panel to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on Wednesday (May 12) to review data on the use...

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon hits record in April

RIO DE JANEIRO: Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon hit a record last month, the government reported Friday (May 7) with figures that belie President Jair...

Al-Aqsa worshippers protest Palestinian evictions in Jerusalem

Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshippers packed into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest in...

Singapore, Brunei among countries and territories on England's quarantine-free travel list

LONDON: Britain will allow people in England to resume international travel from May 17 but is limiting the number of destinations open for quarantine-free...

With Elon Musk set to host SNL, what’s behind the Dogecoin rally?

Dogecoin, the meme cryptocurrency known for its Shiba Inu dog face, has rocketed more than 13,000 percent between January 1 and its all-time high...

Trees for visas: Mexico wants jobs programme, US offers relief

Mexican President Lopez Obrador and US Vice President Kamala Harris hold meeting to discuss migrant surge, corruption.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pitched...

Russia slams US proposal for 'summit for democracy'

UNITED NATIONS: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (May 7) attacked a US proposal to hold a "Summit for Democracy," saying such a...

'New energy' at Iran talks as diplomats reconvene

VIENNA: The fourth round of talks between world powers on Iran's nuclear programme opened in Vienna on Friday (May 7), with diplomats voicing hope...

Nepali doctors warn of major crisis as COVID cases surge

Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal on Friday warned of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit...

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