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Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:43 AM

LONDON (AP): Britain began offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 on Tuesday after hitting its target of giving at least one dose to everyone over 50 by the middle of April. Despite the good news, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:43 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:42 AM

KINGSTOWN (AP): Leaders of volcano-wracked St Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the Eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 4:15 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following an FDA decision to pause the jabs while very...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 4:07 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because of his frantic resistance, a use-of-force expert testified for the defence Tuesday, contradicting a parade of...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 9:50 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 9:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is recommending a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:15 AM

THIMPU (AP): When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly. Those countries...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:14 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): George Floyd’s brother shed tears on the witness stand on Monday as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George. “That’s my oldest brother George. I miss both of them,” 39-year-old Philonise Floyd said at the...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:14 AM

KINGSTOWN (AP): La Soufriére volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent late last week, with officials worried...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:11 AM

ST JOHN’S (AP): Prime Minister Gaston Browne has sought to downplay opposition concerns over remarks he made regarding the persons being evacuated from St Vincent and the Grenadines, where the erupting La Soufriére volcano has resulted in several...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 4:48 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared Monday that the world’s failure to unite on tackling COVID-19 created wide inequalities, and he called for urgent action including a wealth tax to help finance the global...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 4:36 PM

TORONTO (AP) — All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fuelled by more-contagious virus variants, Ontario’s premier...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 11:33 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesia said Monday that it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine it is using, after the acknowledgement by China’s top disease control official that current vaccines offer low...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:10 AM

BEIJING (AP): In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:10 AM

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (ANI): Over 80 people were killed in Myanmar’s central town of Bago last Friday as military and police forces continue their crackdown against protesters using heavy weapons, NHK reported citing a human rights group. The...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:09 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a reprieve from a troubled vaccination program in Latin...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:09 AM

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP): Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning of “militia vessels” near the Philippines in the South China Sea. Austin spoke by phone with...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (AP): Ash rained down across the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent on Saturday and a strong sulphur smell enveloped communities a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 2:14 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many private doctors, dentists, and health workers in Mexico are protesting that they have been left out of a government-run coronavirus vaccine programme despite the fact they are exposed to possible infection. The...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 2:02 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Doctors in Japan have announced that they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19. The recipient, identified only as a...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 11:27 AM

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s national vaccination committee has announced it is recommending the AstraZeneca vaccine continue to be administered to people 30 and older, saying the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 far...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 8:50 AM

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday.

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 8:55 AM

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): United States President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment" of gun violence in America. But he...

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