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Mind your business, vaccine makers warned

Mind your business, vaccine makers warned

The WHO yesterday urged Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to keep their prices low and affordable, after reports that two producers will raise the cost they are charging the EU.

Last protest leader in Belarus dances in court as trial starts

Last protest leader in Belarus dances in court as trial starts

Maria Kolesnikova, the last remaining protest leader still in Belarus, danced and smiled as she went on trial yesterday accused of violating national security when she challenged President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule last year.

Belgium swoops on counterfeit cigarette gang

Belgium swoops on counterfeit cigarette gang

Belgian customs officers yesterday mounted their biggest-ever operation against counterfeit cigarette production, swooping on 10 illegal sites and making at least 40 arrests.

WHO wants moratorium on Covid vaccine booster shots

WHO wants moratorium on Covid vaccine booster shots

The WHO yesterday called for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September to address the drastic inequity in dose distribution between rich and poor nations.

China restricts overseas travel to curb virus outbreak

China restricts overseas travel to curb virus outbreak

China yesterday tightened overseas travel restrictions for its citizens as part of efforts to contain rising coronavirus cases, after reporting its highest number of infections in months.

NY Governor Cuomo faces multiple probes

NY Governor Cuomo faces multiple probes

Lauded nationwide last year for his no-nonsense coronavirus (Covid-19) briefings, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was clinging to his political life yesterday as prosecutors opened criminal inquiries into sexual harassment allegations against the powerful Democrat.

Venezuelan couple nurses injured sloths back to health at home

Venezuelan couple nurses injured sloths back to health at home

Juan Carlos Rodriguez and his wife Haydee were taking one of their dogs to the veterinarian in Venezuela last year when they found a sloth on the road that had fallen from a power line after apparently suffering an electric shock.

Trump moves to block Congress from getting tax records

Trump moves to block Congress from getting tax records

Former US president Donald Trump moved yesterday to block the Treasury from handing over years of his tax records to a congressional committee, which some believe could expose abuse of tax laws.

UK children aged 16-17 likely to get Covid shots

UK children aged 16-17 likely to get Covid shots

Covid vaccines are expected to be offered to children in the UK aged 16 and 17, in line with many other countries, after a minister confirmed government experts will update their advice “imminently”.

Probe ordered into Delhi child’s ‘rape and murder’

Probe ordered into Delhi child’s ‘rape and murder’

The chief minister of India’s capital yesterday ordered a judge-led inquiry after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered, sparking days of protests and renewed scrutiny of the country’s problem with sexual violence.

Lightning strikes kill 16 at Bangladesh wedding

Lightning strikes kill 16 at Bangladesh wedding

Several lightning bolts hit a Bangladesh wedding party within a few seconds Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring the groom, officials said

8 killed, 20 wounded in attack on acting Afghan defense minister's house

8 killed, 20 wounded in attack on acting Afghan defense minister's house

At least eight people, including a woman, were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in a car bomb blast near the residence of Acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Tuesday night, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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