Category: Foreign News

Australia’s richest woman warns Australia will end up impoverished like Sri Lanka

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman worth $31billion, has warned Australia is on the same track as Sri Lanka and Argentina in falling from prosperity to poverty due to a big-spending, regulation-heavy government.

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FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection.

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New Zealand feared an extremist but found no way to stop him

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Immigration officers feared him. So, too, did prosecutors, prison officials and police. They thought he could launch a terror attack at any moment. Even the prime minister wanted him deported.

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Auckland terror attack: Ahamed Samsudeen, the man behind Isis-inspired stabbings

Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen came to New Zealand in 2011 seeking a new life free from attack and torture. Ten years later, he stabbed five people and injured two others in an Isis-inspired terror attack.

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Taliban says Afghanistan war over as president flees

The Taliban has declared the war in Afghanistan over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

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WHO urges countries to vaccinate more people as Delta variant now in 98 countries

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization has recently warned that the rich nations are sharing vaccines with low-income countries too slowly to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of Covid, putting at risk millions of lives.

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G7 pledges one billion COVID vaccine doses for poorer nations

Leaders of the major industrial nations have pledged one billion COVID vaccine doses to poor countries as a “big step towards vaccinating the world”, Boris Johnson has said.

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India, a ‘devastating reminder’ of what COVID-19 can do – WHO

With the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in India, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Friday that he is very concerned about the fast-growing caseloads in the country.

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India temporarily halts Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports

India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker, to meet domestic demand as infections rise, two sources told Reuters.

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India Could Become Second-Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Producer

India could become the world’s second-largest COVID-19 vaccine maker after the U.S., with the ability to produce for both its own population and other developing countries.

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Pfizer offers 40 million COVID-19 shots to poorer countries

Pfizer on Friday committed to supply up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organization-backed effort to get affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries.

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Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American Vice President

Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president.

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WHO chief blasts rich countries for hoarding COVID-19 vaccines

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between rich and poor countries will prolong the pandemic.

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South Korea to vaccine its 52 million people for free

South Korea’s president says the country will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all its people in phases.

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Indonesia Sriwijaya Air passenger plane missing after take-off

A passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

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WHO grants emergency use approval for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution.

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