Category: World

‘Civil war’: 2nd night of riots in Netherlands over Covid curfew

Riot police clashed with groups of protesters in Amsterdam as well as the port city of Rotterdam, where people smashed shop windows and ransacked their supplies. Police arrested around 250 people after using water cannon and tear gas during demonstrations in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and other towns.

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Covid vaccine effective against UK, S Africa variants: Moderna

US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said lab studies showed its Covid-19 vaccine would remain protective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. “The study showed no significant impact” on the level of neutralizing antibodies elicited against the UK variant, B.1.1.7.

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‘North Korea’s acting envoy to Kuwait has defected to South’

North Korea's acting ambassador to Kuwait, Ryu Hyun Woo, has defected to South Korea, the latest in a recent string of high-profile escapes from the isolated country, a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday.

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Revised notice will extend green card’s validity for twelve months

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has from January replaced the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (aka green card holders) to extend the validity of their green card, with a revised Form 1-797 – notice of action.

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SpaceX launches 143 satellites, breaks world space record

Nearly a fortnight after Elon Musk’s Tesla entered India on January 8, his SpaceX on Sunday night broke a world space record by launching 143 satellites in quick succession, beating India’s record of deploying 104 satellites in February 2017.

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Pak ready to work with new US administration: Qureshi

Under the Trump administration, the relations between Pakistan and the US were chaotic as well as complex. “In (these) four years the world has changed, the region has changed and Pakistan has changed and you have to engage with this new Pakistan,” Qureshi said while addressing a press conference in Multan.

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11 Chinese miners saved as rescuers race to find remaining 10

The miners were brought to the surface starting from around 11 am Sunday, state broadcaster CCTV reported — a major breakthrough for a rescue operation that has captivated the nation.

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Brazil late start on vaccinations fuels public ire

The inoculation drive so far involves six million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac, and two million of the British AstraZeneca-Oxford jab, which arrived Friday after several delays from India where they are made.

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