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Europol warns travellers over fake Covid-19 vaccine certificates

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Europol warns travellers over fake Covid-19 vaccine certificates

Medical personnel holds a vaccination certificate with a registered Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccination at the Favoriten Clinic in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2020. © AFP – Georg Hochmuth The EU’s police agency on Monday warned travellers to watch for organised crime gangs selling fake Covid-negative certificates at airports, sometimes for as much as 300 euros […]

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Urgent warning against leaving home in UK areas hit by South African strain

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Urgent warning against leaving home in UK areas hit by South African strain

Residents in areas where the South African Covid variant has been transmitted should ‘think again’ before deciding to leave the house, a minister has said. Ealing, Haringey, Mitcham, Walsall, Broxbourne, Maidstone, Woking and Southport are currently considered to be hotspots for the South African strain, which is more infectious than other variants. Speaking to Sky […]

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Biden confronts the limits of his executive power Without help from Congress, he has few options to turn the U.S. economy around. By Megan Cassella

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Biden confronts the limits of his executive power Without help from Congress, he has few options to turn the U.S. economy around. By Megan Cassella

President Joe Biden can’t rescue the U.S. economy by executive order. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying.Biden has launched his presidency with a burst of unilateral moves, aiming to address everything from the pandemic to systemic racism with dozens of directives. On the economy, he has moved to extend the ban on evictions and […]

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Tatmadaw seizes power under state of emergency, to rule for a year

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Tatmadaw seizes power under state of emergency, to rule for a year

President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, both are whom were arrested by the military in the early hours of this morning. (AFP) Military says coup is constitutional and installs military vice president as head of state, following the nighttime arrest of the president, state counsellor, and regional and state […]

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Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group attacks hotel in Mogadishu At least nine people were killed according to police, after a vehicle loaded with explosives crashed into entrance gate of Mogadishu’s Afrik hotel.

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Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group attacks hotel in Mogadishu At least nine people were killed according to police, after a vehicle loaded with explosives crashed into entrance gate of Mogadishu’s Afrik hotel.

  Somali military personnel arrive at the scene of a bomb explosion at the Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu [Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA] Somalia’s al-Shabab armed group launched a car bomb attack on Sunday on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least nine people, a police spokesman said. “The operation is over now. Nine people […]

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Covid-19: As the West competes for vaccines, China exports jabs and expands soft power

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Covid-19: As the West competes for vaccines, China exports jabs and expands soft power

World powers are competing over Covid-19 vaccines, with national interests taking precedence over the World Health Organisation’s call for multilateralism. But as Western countries turn inward, China is exporting inoculations and extending its soft power. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the race to develop and obtain vaccines, questions of prestige, rivalry and soft power have spurred world powers to compete rather […]

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Explosive targeting police kills two hyenas in Wajir county The IED had been set on the road to target security vehicles in Konton area.

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Explosive targeting police kills two hyenas in Wajir county The IED had been set on the road to target security vehicles in Konton area.

An Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) that had been set up by al Shabaab terrorists hit and killed two curious hyenas in a bizarre incident in Konton area, Wajir County.Image: COURTESY An Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) that had been set up by al Shabaab terrorists hit and killed two curious hyenas in a bizarre incident in Konton […]

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Biden administration pauses weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE Secretary of state says review of Trump administration arms sales aims to ensure they advance US ‘strategic objectives’.

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Biden administration pauses weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE Secretary of state says review of Trump administration arms sales aims to ensure they advance US ‘strategic objectives’.

  An F-35B fighter jet lands at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in this December 10, 2013 file photo [File: Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo] The United States is reviewing weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorised by former President Donald Trump, a move that Secretary of State Antony Blinken […]

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EU drops plans to block vaccines going to Northern Ireland in sudden U-turn

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EU drops plans to block vaccines going to Northern Ireland in sudden U-turn

The European Union has rowed back on plans to trigger an article of the Brexit deal which would stop the flow of vaccines through Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK. Boris Johnson expressed his ‘grave concerns’ after the EU was said to be placing a ‘hard border’ in the region, after spending years […]

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Coronavirus may be linked to mental illnesses, brain disorders: Study 

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Coronavirus may be linked to mental illnesses, brain disorders: Study 

The novel coronavirus may be linked to increased risk of developing mental illnesses or brain disorders, a study by a University of Oxford professor suggested.For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.A man holds his head. (File photo: Reuters)  One in eight people who were infected with COVID-19 are diagnosed with a psychological or neurological […]

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