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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

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The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop...

Ballon d’Or: Lionel Messi wins award as best player in world football for seventh...

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Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or - awarded to the best footballer of the year - for a record seventh time. Messi, 34, helped his country win the Copa America,...

Omicron variant detected in more countries as scientists race to find answers

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The Omicron coronavirus variant spread around the world on Sunday, with new cases found in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia even as more countries imposed travel restriction to try to seal themselves off. The World...

UK takes new measures to slow Omicron coronavirus variant

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Britain announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant and a top health official said there was a "reasonable chance" that vaccines could be...

New COVID variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off

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WASHINGTON/GENEVA, Nov 26: The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered...

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

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The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid...

India logs 9,283 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs, active caseload lowest in...

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NEW DELHI, Nov 24: India reported 9,283 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. With this, the active caseload of the infection stands at 1,11,481,...

WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead

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GENEVA, Nov 24: The World Health Organization’s Europe office says projections show its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring, topping 2 million in total. WHO Europe, which is based in...

How COVID shots for kids help prevent dangerous new variants

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Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against COVID-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous variants. “Love thy neighbor...

Indian farmers in no mood to forgive despite Modi’s U-turn on reforms

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MOHRANIYA, India, Nov 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have caved in to farmers' demands that he scraps laws they say threaten their livelihoods. But reaction to the shock U-turn in India's rural north, where Modi's...














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World Stroke Day, 29 October 2020

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