Tuesday January 25-th, 2022

AstraZeneca's US trial shows vaccine is 79 percent effective AstraZeneca's US trial shows vaccine is 79 percent effective

The U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Monday that the board charged with ensuring the accuracy of AstraZeneca's latest trial said the company may have given an incomplete view of the shot's effectiveness .

Australia's worst downpour in nearly half a century forces more flood evacuations Australia's worst downpour in nearly half a century forces more flood evacuations

Emergency services have responded to more than 10,000 calls for help during the floods so far and carried out about 850 flood rescues. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday said there were several weather fronts, "catastrophic" in their dimension...

Heavy rain forces parts of Sydney to evacuate, downpour to continue Heavy rain forces parts of Sydney to evacuate, downpour to continue

A severe flood warning has been issued for large parts of New South Wales, as well as neighbouring Queensland. He added: "This is an ongoing situation that is evolving and is extremely risky". "As a result of rising flood waters people within the P...

Australia: Sydney people ordered to evacuate following devastating flash floods Australia: Sydney people ordered to evacuate following devastating flash floods

Australia's coal exports were disrupted, as the deluge shut rail lines into the port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export port, and forced some mines to cut output. Rescuers said more than 300 interventions were carried out from Friday to S...

Covid reinfection rare, more common over 65 Covid reinfection rare, more common over 65

The Health Ministry had said the plan is to inoculate those who come into prolonged contact with children and young people as vaccines are not yet certified for those below the age of 16. For the study, the team accessed the American Heart Associat...

China says it will discuss climate, other issues with US China says it will discuss climate, other issues with US

Wang also blasted the United States slapping sanctions on Chinese officials over Beijing's rollback of democracy in Hong Kong a day before the talks, saying "I don't think this is the way you should normally treat a guest!" US State Department ...

Merkel says she 'would take AstraZeneca vaccine' Merkel says she 'would take AstraZeneca vaccine'

Friday, several countries including Germany, France, and Canada announced the resumption of vaccinations using the AstraZeneca vaccine, following a recommendation by European regulators that the benefits of the jab outweigh the risks. German Chancell...

Donald Trump reportedly starting own social media network Donald Trump reportedly starting own social media network

He was also suspended from Facebook and Instagram. Trump's senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News' #MediaBuzz that Trump is going to launch his own social media platform in "two or three months". Authorities have said 139 police officers...

Still Haven't Received Your $1400 Stimulus Check? Here's What to Do Still Haven't Received Your $1400 Stimulus Check? Here's What to Do

Checking your bank balance and your post box every couple of hours in hope of seeing your third stimulus payment but to no avail? The IRS didn't let people register new direct deposit accounts or change their banking information for the second st...

Philippine defense chief asks Chinese vessels to leave reef Philippine defense chief asks Chinese vessels to leave reef

The fishing boats were spotted in formation in waters around the reef about 175 nautical miles west of Bataraza on Palawan Island in the western Philippines on March 7, according to the government. China has ignored a 2016 worldwide tribunal decision...

Morocco to Confirm Link Between Blood Clots, AstraZeneca Before Acting

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said it was investigating reports of 30 cases of unusual blood disorders out of 5 million recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Because clinical trials are only done in tens of thousands of people, extreme...

European Union to propose Covid certificates to allow travel between member states European Union to propose Covid certificates to allow travel between member states

European Commission officials have made clear they want to avoid discrimination. A leaked draft seen by the Financial Times suggests certificates will be given to those who have been vaccinated, people who supply a recent negative Covid-19 test, ...

China sets court hearings for Canadian duo on spying charges China sets court hearings for Canadian duo on spying charges

The trials for the Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, jailed in China since 2018, will be held in a matter of days. Kovrig and Spavor were detained in China on December 10, 2018 - nine days after Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer ...

8 killed in shootings at Atlanta-area spas 8 killed in shootings at Atlanta-area spas

The shootings came with many Asian-Americans already on edge following a recent spike in hate crimes against the community, and triggered immediate fears that Asian-run businesses may have been deliberately targeted. Still, the attack haunted members...

European Union on course to reach vaccine target with accelerated Pfizer deliveries European Union on course to reach vaccine target with accelerated Pfizer deliveries

Ursula von der Leyen says the European Union is exporting a lot to countries that are themselves producing vaccines, and that this is an invitation to be open, so that the European Union can also see exports from them. "We are still waiting for dose...

North Korea complains about ‘stink’ of U.S.-South Korea military exercises North Korea complains about ‘stink’ of U.S.-South Korea military exercises

Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a virtual business roundtable at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Tokyo, Japan, on March 16, 2021. They said they held the downsized drills after reviewing factors like the status of COVID-19 and diplomatic...

Integrated review: United Kingdom nuclear stockpile to increase Integrated review: United Kingdom nuclear stockpile to increase

Not long ago, the Indo-Pacific region got the attention of four world leaders as US President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attended the histor...

Australia could form travel bubbles with South Korea and Japan Australia could form travel bubbles with South Korea and Japan

The Australian government is working on a two-way travel bubble plan with Singapore that could play a role in reviving Australia's billion-dollar worldwide education sector. "I'm scheduled to travel to Singapore in the coming months and this will b...

IN teachers now eligible to receive COVID-19 shots IN teachers now eligible to receive COVID-19 shots

They're our best hope for getting past this virus and getting back to normal life. In an effort to help 50 million people get Covid-19 vaccines, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced new tools, along with expanding efforts to address C...

Deb Haaland's Confirmation Is a First Deb Haaland's Confirmation Is a First

Her confirmation makes her the country's first Native American cabinet secretary. The U.S. Senate confirmed the New Mexico Democrat 51-40 after she clinched support from Republicans including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham , Alaska Senators...

European Union takes legal action against United Kingdom over Northern Ireland European Union takes legal action against United Kingdom over Northern Ireland

The battle marks a bitter new setback to cross-Channel relations just two months after the European Union and Britain secured a hard-won trade deal and 15 months after the UK's tumultuous split from the bloc. The European Union said Monday it is star...

Boris Johnson fires up £3bn 'green bus revolution' Boris Johnson fires up £3bn 'green bus revolution'

He added: 'It is great to see government sharing our ambitious plans to deliver more frequent and comprehensive bus networks, building on private sector investment and in collaboration with local authorities. 'They help us get to school, to the GP, o...

Merkel party suffers losses in two German state elections: Exit polls Merkel party suffers losses in two German state elections: Exit polls

The regional elections were held on Sunday, March 14, in the south-western regions of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Sunday's votes for new state legislatures in the southwestern states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate ki...

Australia women protest against sexual violence and inequality Australia women protest against sexual violence and inequality

His accuser took her own life previous year after withdrawing a complaint to police. Australia's parliament has been repeatedly criticised for a "toxic" workplace culture that has allegedly spawned persistent bullying, harassment and sexual assau...

2,000 Flights Canceled in Denver as Heavy Snowstorm Arrives 2,000 Flights Canceled in Denver as Heavy Snowstorm Arrives

Sunday for the western Uinta Mountains and Uinta County, Wyoming, while flood and storm warnings are in effect for parts of Kansas and Missouri. Midday Sunday, the snowstorm was raging, with winter storm warnings active in Denver, Boulder and Fort ...

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