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Japan finds another Moderna vial suspected to contain foreign substance

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Japan's Kanagawa prefecture said it has found another vial of Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine suspected of containing a foreign substance and has put the rest of the lot on hold. In a statement on Tuesday, prefectural...

US says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport

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A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said....

Sri Lankan Airlines starting direct flights between Kathmandu-Colombo

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After decades, direct flights between Nepal and Sri Lanka are resuming from Tuesday. Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal Himalee Arunatilaka informed through Twitter. "To all those friends in Nepal who have been asking me when direct...

US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

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The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many...

Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

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 Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the...

COVID vaccine protection wanes within six months – UK researchers

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Protection against COVID-19 offered by two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines begins to fade within six months, underscoring the need for booster shots, according to researchers in Britain. After five to six months, the effectiveness...

What does full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine mean?

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It means Pfizer’s shot for people 16 and older has now undergone the same rigorous testing and regulatory review as dozens of other long-established vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. were initially rolled out under...

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

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The U.S. drug regulator granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, prompting President Joe Biden to make a fresh pitch to vaccine sceptics to get the shot to fight the pandemic. EUROPE * French health...

Afghanistan must be pulled out from this disaster and terrorism

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The Taliban have swept through most of the country, capturing more than a quarter of Afghanistan’s capitals in less than a week as US forces rush to leave the country. Fighters have taken over...

EU says no recognition of Taliban

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The European Union has not recognised the Taliban, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday, nor is it holding political talks with the militants, a week after they seized control of...







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