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Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how

In an industrial neighbourhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh's largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms.

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Brazil’s capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown

At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19.

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Pakistan Super League 2021: Sandeep Lamichanne replaces Rashid Khan in Lahore Qalandars squad

The 20-year-old Lamichanne has previously represented Lahore in seven games of Pakistan's premier Twenty20 league in 2019.

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‘Won’t shut up’: LeBron James rejects Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of activist athletes

James and Ibrahimovic overlapped in Los Angeles for about 16 months from the summer of 2018 until November 2019, when Ibrahimovic went back to Europe.

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US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

US health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

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Manchester United to face AC Milan; Arsenal to face Olympiakos; Tottenham play Zagreb in Europa League last 16

Europa League last 16: Two-time UEFA Cup winner Tottenham plays the first leg at Dinamo Zagreb, and 1992 winner Ajax is at home first against Young Boys of Switzerland.

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Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow: Reports

The Interfax news agency cited an anonymous source saying that the pilot on the flight from Hong Kong to Madrid reported a failure of one of the left engine control channels and requested an emergency landing at the Moscow Sh


US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

US regulators are allowing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped and stored at less-frigid temperatures, which should ease distribution and administration of one of the two vaccines authorized for emergency use in the count

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TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92 million in US privacy settlement

The federal lawsuit alleged that TikTok broke the Illinois biometric privacy law, which allows suits against companies that harvest consumer data without consent

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What’s new for Indian IT professionals and their H-1B work visas to US? White House gives out roadmap to policy overhaul

Indian IT professionals, most of whom come to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system that imposes a 7% per country quota on allotment of the coveted Green Card.

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Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.


Ties with Saudi Arabia at stake as US set to declassify intel report on Jamal Khashoggi killing

US intelligence agencies concluded in 2018 that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likely ordered the killing, a finding reported by news media but never officially released.

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WHO urges actions for ‘long COVID’ sufferers

It said available data showed that about one in four people with COVID-19 show symptoms about a month after testing positive, while one in 10 experience symptoms after 12 weeks.

Dr Hans Kluge, the head of WHO Europe, says much about so-called long COVID remains unknown, but the burden is real, and it is significant.

Global stocks follow Wall Street higher after Fed pledge

On Thursday, the yield on the 10-year US Treasury note, or the difference between the market price and what a buyer would be paid when it matures, widened to 1.42 per cent, the highest in just over a year.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the US, with reports coming in at far lower levels than any

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Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry'' over the next three years.

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test, says latest study

The Pfizer vaccine was 92% effective at preventing severe disease after two shots and 62% after one.

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Good news for Indian techies! US President Joe Biden lifts Trump-era freeze on ‘Green Cards’

As many as 120,000 family-based preference visas were lost largely because of the pandemic-related freeze in the 2020 budget year, according to the American Immigrant Lawyers Association.

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Australia passes landmark law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

The Australian Parliament passed amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

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Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

In a joint statement, the country representatives of UNICEF and WHO described the arrival of the COVAX vaccines as a momentous occasion critical to bringing the pandemic to an end.

The West African nation of 30 million has recorded 81,245 cases and 584 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to figures from Ghana's Health Services Tuesday.

Hong Kong to spend $15.4 billion to stabilise coronavirus-ravaged economy

Hong Kong will introduce 120 billion Hong Kong dollars (USD 15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards economic growth later this year following


German economy grew 0.3% in Q4, better than thought

The German economy grew 0.3 per cent in last year's fourth quarter compared with the previous three-month period, official data showed Wednesday a better performance than first thought.

China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months.

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U19 European Championships cancelled for second straight year

UEFA said government-imposed rules amid the coronavirus pandemic led to the decision.

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US judge orders El Chapo’s wife to stay in jail, says former beauty queen knew all about Sinaloa cartel

Emma Coronel Aispuro’s arrest was the latest twist in the bloody, multinational saga involving Guzman, the long-time head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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‘Dare Mighty Things’: How ‘secret message’ was coded on Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover’s giant parachute

Only about six people knew about the encoded message before the iconic landing of Perseverance rover on the Red Planet.

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Tiger Woods seriously injured in massive car crash on steep Los Angeles road

Tiger Woods had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he underwent leg surgery.

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