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Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers

Singapore expands quarantine-free travel for vaccinated passengers

Singapore on Tuesday began quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated passengers from eight countries, part of a plan to ease restrictions as the business hub gears up to live with the coronavirus.

Five critically endangered monkeys shot dead in Vietnam

Five critically endangered monkeys shot dead in Vietnam

Poachers in Vietnam have shot dead five critically endangered langurs, a type of monkey killed for bushmeat and traditional medicine, state media said Tuesday.

N. Korea fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile: Seoul

N. Korea fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, the South's military said, the nuclear-armed country's latest advance in weapons technology and one that could give it a second-strike capability.

WHO seeks more data for Covaxin approval

WHO seeks more data for Covaxin approval

The World Health Organisation yesterday asked for further data from India’s Bharat Biotech to consider the company’s request for an emergency-use listing for its Covid-19 shot, saying the WHO could not “cut corners” in making a decision.

Dams opened as Kerala floods claim 26 lives

Dams opened as Kerala floods claim 26 lives

Leaders in the southern Indian state of Kerala opened near-overflowing dams yesterday after at least 26 people died when heavy rains lashed the region over the weekend.

Johnson leads tributes to MP killed in knife attack

Johnson leads tributes to MP killed in knife attack

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday led tributes to “dedicated, passionate” David Amess, a veteran lawmaker stabbed to death while meeting members of the public in an attack that has heightened concern about politicians’ safety.

Bild editor sacked over affair at work

Bild editor sacked over affair at work

German press group Axel Springer said yesterday it had removed the chief editor at tabloid-style daily Bild, Julian Reichelt, over a relationship with a colleague at the country’s top-selling newspaper.

Facebook eyes 10,000 EU jobs to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook eyes 10,000 EU jobs to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook yesterday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the “metaverse”, a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future.

Malala urges Taliban to let girls return to school

Malala urges Taliban to let girls return to school

Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban as a schoolgirl, has urged Afghanistan’s new rulers to let girls return to school.

Ex-top US diplomat Colin Powell dies of Covid complications

Ex-top US diplomat Colin Powell dies of Covid complications

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, top military officer and national security adviser, died yesterday at the age of 84 due to complications from Covid-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.

South Africa rejects Russian Sputnik vaccine over HIV fears

South Africa rejects Russian Sputnik vaccine over HIV fears

South Africa's health products regulator on Monday said it would not approve Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine due to concerns it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men.

Air strikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray: sources

Air strikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray: sources

Ethiopian forces hit the northern city of Mekele with air strikes on Monday, humanitarian officials and diplomats told AFP, the first reported bombing raids over the Tigrayan capital since the early stages of the year-long war.

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