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Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million

Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million

MOSCOW - Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world's first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with 20 million infections globally.

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Taiwan FM says China trying to turn island into 'next Hong Kong'

Taiwan FM says China trying to turn island into 'next Hong Kong'

TAIPEI: China is trying to turn democratic Taiwan into another Hong Kong, the island's foreign minister warned Tuesday as he met with a senior US official making a historic diplomatic trip.

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Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million

MOSCOW - Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world's first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with 20 million infections globally.

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Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million
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Russia declares itself 'first' to develop coronavirus vaccine

MOSCOW - Russia on Tuesday declared itself the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine with President Vladimir Putin saying one of his daughters had been inoculated.

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Russia declares itself 'first' to develop coronavirus vaccine
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Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

BEIRUT - The resignation of Lebanon's government deepened political uncertainty as Beirut on Tuesday marked one week since the deadly port explosion rocked the capital and shook the nation to its core.

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Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens
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Greece seeks emergency EU meeting on Turkey: PM

ATHENS - Greek's prime minister on Tuesday called for the EU to hold an emergency foreign ministers' meeting to discuss the country's burgeoning dispute with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Greece seeks emergency EU meeting on Turkey: PM
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Indonesia starts final clinical trial of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Indonesia on Tuesday began the final-phase clinical trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

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Indonesia starts final clinical trial of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
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'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children

BEIRUT - "I don't want to die." Those were the first words Hiba's six-year-old son screamed after the massive explosion at Beirut port sent shards of glass flying around their house.

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'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children
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Putin says Russia is 'first' to develop vaccine

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus and that one of his daughters has been inoculated.

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Putin says Russia is 'first' to develop vaccine
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Singapore crushes massive ivory haul on eve of World Elephant Day

Singapore began destroying nine tonnes of seized ivory Tuesday, the largest such action globally in recent years, including contraband tusks that came from more than 300 African elephants.

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Singapore crushes massive ivory haul on eve of World Elephant Day
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SoftBank back to black with $12bn profit after record losses

TOKYO - SoftBank Group on Tuesday reported a $12 billion quarterly net profit to June, recovering from eye-watering losses as tech stocks rally and the firm sheds assets to shore up its finances.

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SoftBank back to black with $12bn profit after record losses
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Captive beluga whales released into Iceland sea sanctuary

REYKJAVIK - Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium have returned to the sea in an Icelandic sanctuary, conservationists said Monday, expressing hopes of creating a model for rehoming some 300 belugas currently in captivity.

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Captive beluga whales released into Iceland sea sanctuary