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WHO chief worried about ‘tsunami’ of omicron, delta cases

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The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that he’s worried about the omicron and delta variants of COVID-19 producing a “tsunami” of cases between them, but he’s still hopeful that the world...

India boosts arsenal against COVID-19 with Merck pill, two more vaccines

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BENGALURU, Dec 29: India has approved Merck's (MRK.N) COVID-19 pill and two more vaccines for emergency use as the world's second most populous country braces for a possible spike in coronavirus cases due to the rapidly...

COVID-19: India reports 213 Omicron cases till now, Delhi tops list

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India reported 6,317 fresh COVID-19 cases and 318 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. The country's active caseload currently stands at 78,190, the lowest...

Australia rules out lockdowns despite Omicron surge

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SYDNEY, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Australia must move past "the heavy hand of government" and authorities must stop shutting down people's lives with COVID-19 lockdowns, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, as daily...

Thailand sends refugees back to Myanmar as clashes continue

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Thailand has sent over 600 Myanmar refugees who fled fighting between the military and ethnic rebels back across the border, according to a senior Thai official who said on Sunday clashes were continuing. Some of...

Explosion at Pakistan bank branch kills at least 15

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At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in an explosion on Saturday at a bank branch in Karachi's industrial area, police said. A senior police officer said the blast at a branch...

Omicron to be dominant variant in EU by mid-January

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Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the European Union’s 27 nations by mid-January, the bloc’s top official said Wednesday amid concerns that a dramatic rise in infections will leave Europe shrouded in...

U.S. study suggests COVID-19 vaccines may be ineffective against Omicron without booster

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All three U.S.-authorized COVID-19 vaccines appear to be significantly less protective against the newly-detected Omicron variant of the coronavirus in laboratory testing, but a booster dose likely restores most of the protection, according to...

Benefits of Dabur Chyawanprash

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Chyawanprash is a nutritious jam, widely recommended by Ayurveda for its wide spectrum of health benefits. In Sanskrit, the word Prash means specially prepared food. Two ancient sages reportedly formulated it for restoring youth...

Miss India Wins Miss Universe 2021

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Indian model Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned the Miss Universe this year in a ceremony that took place on December 12 at Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. Last year's competition was held in May as it had to...
















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Emissions by Global Meat and Dairy Companies

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Animal agriculture currently accounts for around 14.5% of the total GHG emissions in the world. Besides the emissions problem, there is also the issue...

Save the elephants

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Last week a barasingha strayed into a field in Panchkula. She ate a ball of wheat only to find it was a homemade bomb...

How fashion is killing the planet

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It's not just what you eat that is killing the earth and all its inhabitants. It is also what you wear. Every time you buy...

World Stroke Day, 29 October 2020

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Stroke is a major cause of disability and death globally that disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries. Worldwide, stroke is the second...