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Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area

The blast in the Al-Zawiya area collapsed large parts of the house and damaged dozens of buildings and shops nearby, according to the statement.

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COVID-19: China flatly rejects WHO’s plan to revisit Wuhan lab leak theory

China will not follow the World Health Organisation's suggested plan on the second phase of COVID-19 origin-tracing, Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission (NHC), told a media briefing here.

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Joe Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’

Biden, speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati on Wednesday, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the Delta variant has led to a surge in infections aroun

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Over 3.4 million global virus cases last week, up 12%: WHO

The UN health agency says the number of deaths is continuing to decline, with about 57,000 in the last week.

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UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

The government said Britain would be justified in unilaterally suspending the legally binding Brexit agreement but had decided not to do so just yet.

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WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

How infections are handled is what matters most, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a speech to an International Olympic Committee meeting.

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Blue Origin’s Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight

The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space.

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World shares mixed on worries virus may upend recoveries

Alarm has been mounting in Japan where, with just three days to go before the Tokyo Olympics open, new coronavirus cases are being found among athletes and non-athletes affiliated with the Games.

Given how tightly connected the global economy is, flare-ups in COVID anywhere can quickly affect the rest of the world.

Asian shares fall on virus variant worries, Wall Street retreat

Worries about the pandemic continue in Japan, with three days to go before the Tokyo Olympics open. Some 11,000 athletes are taking part in the Games, and 22,000 other people have arrived since July 1 to take part in the Game

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Afghan official says rockets hit near presidential palace shortly before Ashraf Ghani’s address

No one immediately took responsibility for the rocket attack which seemed more intended to unnerve than do damage.

Russia reports successful test launch of new Zircon hypersonic missile

Russia's Defence Ministry said the missile was launched from an Admiral Groshkov frigate located in the White Sea, in the north of Russia.

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Global shares fall on virus fears; oil slips on OPEC deal

OPEC and allied nations agreed Sunday to eventually raise production limits imposed on five countries, ending an earlier dispute sparked by the United Arab Emirates that roiled global energy prices.

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Asian shares fall on COVID-19 spread, Wall Street declines

Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1.6 per cent to 27,561.41, while the Shanghai Composite edged down 0.5 per cent to 3,523.01.

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With pandemic worsening in US, surgeon general worried

Noting that nearly all coronavirus deaths now are among the tens of millions of people who haven't received shots, despite widespread vaccine availability, Dr Vivek Murthy painted an unsettling picture of what the future coul

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Biden grappling with “pandemic of the unvaccinated”

Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people.

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South Korea sees 11th straight day over 1,000 cases

The numbers reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday brought the national caseload to 176,500, including 2,055 deaths.

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Eiffel Tower reopens; COVID passes required as of next week

The Iron Lady of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its second virus surge of the pandemic. The tower remained shut for renovations even after most of France's major tourist draws reopened last month.

China announces Didi cybersecurity investigation

A one-sentence announcement by the Cyberspace Administration of China gave no details.

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COVID-19: Abu Dhabi announces sudden overnight lockdown

The state-run WAM news agency announced late Thursday the lockdown would begin Monday and last each day from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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WHO chief says it was ”premature” to rule out COVID lab leak

In a rare departure from his usual deference to powerful member countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said getting access to raw data had been a challenge for the international team that traveled to China

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WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out Covid lab leak

In a rare departure from his usual deference to powerful member countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said getting access to raw data had been a challenge for the international team that traveled to China

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China’s economic growth slows as post-pandemic rebound loses steam

Retail spending in June rose 12.1 per cent over a year earlier. That was down from the 13.9 per cent for the full quarter and well below the 33.9 per cent surge in the January-March quarter.

UK jobs recovery continues apace as restrictions eased

The statistics agency said the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions during the spring, particularly the reopening of the hospitality sector drove the recovery.

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19 dead, dozens missing in Germany floods; 2 die in Belgium

Police in the western city of Koblenz said Thursday that four people had died in Ahrweiler county, and about 50 were trapped on the roofs of their houses awaiting rescue.

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California blaze erupts near site of deadliest US wildfire

The Dixie Fire had burned a couple of square miles of brush and timber near the Feather River Canyon area of Butte County and moved into national forest land in neighboring Plumas County.

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Will COVID-19 vaccines work if I have a weak immune system?

About 3% of US adults have weakened immune systems. Among them are people with HIV or AIDS, transplant recipients, some cancer patients and people with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel dis

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Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline. It recorded more than 55,000 lives lost, a 3 per cent increase from the week before.

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