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Covid 19 Updates Last updated: May 7, 2021, 06:19 GMT

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Indian states run out of COVID-19 vaccines, nationwide inoculation delayed

Alibaba freezes executive pay rises amid China's curbs on big tech -sources

French Health Minister: must not underestimate potential danger of Indian COVID variant


Indonesia approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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Indonesia on Friday gave approval to Sinopharm of China, after already using Sinovac Biotech and AstraZeneca, since it is looking to give 181.5 million people the vacc


South Korean fishermen hold boat protests against Japan nuclear plans

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There were almost 800 fishermen who took part in rallies at ports in nine cities in South Korea on Friday, staging their protests and calling Japan to reverse its deci


Australian mining magnate loses copyright battle with Twisted Sister

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Clive Palmer, the Australian mining magnate, has been ordered by the Australian court to pay A$1.5 million ($1.2 million) to Universal Music on Friday for breaching th


Alibaba freezes executive pay rises amid China's curbs on big tech -sources

As per the sources, the top-tier executives at Alibaba have been kept away from the salary rise in 2021, and the junior staff is being given bigger salary increases. The top exe


French Health Minister: must not underestimate potential danger of Indian COVID variant

Olivier Veran, the French Health Minister on Friday, stated that it was still unclear whether the current available COVID-19 vaccines were effective in controlling the Indian va


Indonesia approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Indonesia on Friday gave approval to Sinopharm of China, after already using Sinovac Biotech and AstraZeneca, since it is looking to give 181.5 million people the vacc

South Korean fishermen hold boat protests against Japan nuclear plans

There were almost 800 fishermen who took part in rallies at ports in nine cities in South Korea on Friday, staging their protests and calling Japan to reverse its decision to release contaminated w


Australian mining magnate loses copyright battle with Twisted Sister

Clive Palmer, the Australian mining magnate, has been ordered by the Australian court to pay A$1.5 million ($1.2 million) to Universal Music on Friday for breaching the copyright of Twisted Sister’s 1984 hit song


Singapore finds COVID-19 cluster in hospital as local cases climb

In the highest number of domestic cases in seven months, there were COVID-19 clusters detected in one of the largest hospitals in Singapore, among the 16 new locally transmitted infections that wer


Crush at Israeli religious festival kills 44

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In an event where tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb for the annual Lag B'Omer commemorations that include all-night prayer, mystical songs and dance, at least 44 people were crushed to death due to overcrowding.

As per witnesses people were asph


France draws up bill on surveillance of jihadist websites

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(REUTERS) - France plans to strengthen its counter-terrorism laws by permitting the use of algorithims to detect activity on jihadist and other extremist websites.

Draft legislation was submitted to President Emmanuel Macron and his government at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, af


Global EV sales accelerating, but government help needed - IEA

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As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) the sales for the electric vehicle is rising globally, but still more government action is required on charging stations and fossil-fuel vehicle ban.

Timur Gül, head of the IEA's energy technology policy division said that there are no


Biden talks tough on China in first speech to Congress

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In his first speech to Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said that since China and other countries are closing in fast, the U.S. needs to develop and dominate the product technologies in the future. He also said that he pledges to maintain a strong U.S. military presence in the


China launches key module of space station planned for 2022

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"Tianhe", or "Harmony of the Heavens" was launched by China on the Long March 5B, China's largest carrier rocket, at 11:23 a.m. (0323 GMT) from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre, which contains living quarters for three crew on a permanent space station that it planned to be completed by

















New U.S. credit benchmarks gain traction as Libor deadline approaches

Even as the push for an alternative called the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), it is expected that the new U.S. bank credit benchmarks would gain traction in the coming months as the deadline to phase out exposure to the discredited Libor approaches.

The deadline pro

Moderna vaccine being reviewed for WHO emergency listing - WHO spokesman

According to a World Health Organization spokesman, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is being reviewed by experts for its possible WHO emergency use listing.

Christian Lindmeier, the WHO spokesman said that it is being reviewed by the TAG (technical advisory group), and a decisio

Scotland's feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive

A majority win in May 6 elections by Angus Robertson, from the Scottish National Party would not be short of a dream, as beyond that if there is another referendum, then there would be prospects of breaking from the U.K., which would end the 314-year union between Scotland and Engl

Turkey says it will respond in time to 'outrageous' U.S. genocide statement

Turkey's presidential spokesman stated on Sunday that the statement by the U.S. President Joe Biden claiming the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide is "simply outrageous" and that Turkey will react to the same in the coming months.

The comments over the

Health Canada finds Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Baltimore plant safe, of high quality

According to the Canadian Health department, the country has imported 1.5 million doses of the Astrazeneca Plc vaccine from their Emergent BioSolutions facility at Baltimore, which have cleared the quality specifications and are safe.

Earlier due to the investigation into an



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