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Covid vaccines: Why safety process reassures experts

Covid vaccines: Why safety process reassures experts

WASHINGTON: Covid-19 vaccine emergency approvals are around the corner, makers are preparing to ship millions of doses -- and experts are trying to reassure the public that the record-breaking speed of development hasn't compromised safety.

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Death of 'eternal' Maradona plunges football world into mourning

Death of 'eternal' Maradona plunges football world into mourning

LONDON - The football world united to pay tribute to one of the game's greatest-ever players after Argentine legend Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday.

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Restaurant dining banned in Los Angeles as Americans warned to stay at home for Thanksgiving, as parts of Europe and Australia look to ease lockdowns.

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Malaysia leader wins budget vote

Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin survived a key test of his leadership on Thursday when he won enough support in parliament for his 2021 budget.

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Queen's Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy

SYDNEY: Hit miniseries "The Queen's Gambit" has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.

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Queen's Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy
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Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

PARIS - Four teenage students have been charged in France over the killing of Samuel Paty, including three for allegedly pointing out the teacher to his murderer, a judical source said Thursday.

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Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading
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Ethiopia PM orders final offensive against dissident Tigray leaders

ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday ordered Ethiopia's army to launch a final offensive against Tigray's dissident leaders in their regional capital Mekele, saying the deadline for surrender had expired.

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Ethiopia PM orders final offensive against dissident Tigray leaders
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US Supreme Court sides with religious groups on virus rules

NEW YORK - The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.

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US Supreme Court sides with religious groups on virus rules
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After year-long sprint, Covid-19 vaccines finally at hand

PARIS - Less than a year after an unknown coronavirus that has claimed 1.4 million lives began spreading across the globe, a number of highly promising Covid-19 vaccines are on the cusp of release.

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After year-long sprint, Covid-19 vaccines finally at hand
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Flydubai launches first scheduled Dubai-Tel Aviv flight

DUBAI - Budget airline flydubai on Thursday launched direct flights to Tel Aviv, the first scheduled commercial service between the two cities, following the normalisation of ties between the UAE and Israel.

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Flydubai launches first scheduled Dubai-Tel Aviv flight
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Devil horns meet sutras in Taiwan's Buddhist death metal band

TAIPEI - The gig began with a nun chanting on stage but suddenly erupted into a wall of noise unleashed by distorted guitars and screamed sutras -- the unique sound of Taiwan's first Buddhist death metal band.

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Devil horns meet sutras in Taiwan's Buddhist death metal band
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Indonesian fisheries minister arrested for baby lobster graft

JAKARTA: Indonesia's fisheries minister has been arrested in a sweeping bust over allegations of graft linked to exporting baby lobsters, the anti-corruption agency said.

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Indonesian fisheries minister arrested for baby lobster graft
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LatAm governments facing vaccine distribution challenges

MONTEVIDEO - Cash-strapped Latin American governments face severe geographical, economic and social challenges in trying to ensure life-saving Covid-19 vaccines are made available to vulnerable populations, experts say.

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LatAm governments facing vaccine distribution challenges