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China to send another 1bn Covid vaccines to Africa: Xi | World News

China will supply another one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to African countries, President Xi Jinping announced at the all-virtual Davos forum on Monday, adding that 150 million vaccine doses will donated to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. Of the one billion vaccines that it will send to Africa, 600 million will …

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2 Indians killed in fires triggered by suspected Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi | World News

Abu Dhabi Police were cited by state-run Emirates News Agency WAM as saying that two Indians and a Pakistani national were killed and six more injured in a fire that triggered an explosion in three petroleum transport tankers near ADNOC’s storage tanks at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi. NEW DELHI: Two Indian nationals were …

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2 Indians, 1 Pakistani killed in blast from ‘drone attack’ in Abu Dhabi | World News

A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people and wounded six, police said. Abu Dhabi police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not …

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China’s population in ‘zero growth’ period, birth rate falls for 5th year | World News

China’s population increased by less than half a million in 2021, recording a drop in births for the fifth consecutive year, latest national data showed on Monday with officials saying that the country’s population has entered a “zero growth” period. China recorded 10.62 million births in 2021, or only 7.5 births per 1,000 people, the …

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UAE says it suspects drones caused Abu Dhabi fires, Yemen’s Houthis claim attack | World News

Abu Dhabi police said three fuel tanker trucks had exploded in the industrial Musaffah area near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC and that a fire broke out at a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates …

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Sonic boom, quake, tsunami waves: Why Tonga volcanic eruption was no small event | World News

The eruption in Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano in southern Pacific Island of Tonga was no small event. It triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific and smothered Tonga in dust. Watch: “Get away from coast…”, volcanic eruption triggers panic The eruption on Saturday was so powerful that it was recorded around the world and sent …

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Australia PM blames Omicron for testing woes as Covid cases hit downward trend | World News

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday the shortages of at-home antigen tests were “not unique” to the country as authorities deal with a runaway Omicron outbreak that has driven up hospitalisation rates and strains testing systems. Australia is facing a shortage of at-home rapid antigen test kits after asymptomatic close contacts were told …

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US President Biden, Japanese PM Kishida to meet virtually on Jan 21 | World News

The two countries seek to further deepen their ties and the meeting will highlight the strength of the US-Japan Alliance, which is the cornerstone of peace, security, and stability in the Indo-Pacific and around the world. Amid China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, US President Joe Biden will meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida …

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Gene that slashes Covid-19 severity by 20% identified, say scientists | World News

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has infected a large number of people across the world. The numbers have been growing exponentially since the discovery of the new strain in November last year, with the United States and the United Kingdom being the worst hit. Also Read | India logs 258,089 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate …

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In Greece, citizens aged 60+ to face monthly fine for not taking Covid vaccine | World News

Greece from Monday intends to fine all people ages 60 and over who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19 as a way to boost lagging inoculation levels and reduce pressure on health care.   Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has told seniors the simplest way to avoid the levy is to get vaccinated.  “To the few of our …

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