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Delta now dominant Covid variant globally: WHO

WASHINGTON — The delta variant of the coronavirus has overtaken all other variants of concern, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. "Less than 1% each of...

Nearly 1/3rd major retailers say Covid’s impact will be permanent: Taulia

Business Wire India: Following the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, retail businesses are focused on permanently shifting to online retail channels, according to Taulia, the...

New Covid variant with unusually high mutation being monitored in S. Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa: Scientists in South Africa are monitoring a new coronavirus variant with an unusually high mutation rate, and whose frequency has gradually...

Teachers should be priority group for Covid jabs: WHO

Copenhagen, Denmark: Teachers and school staff should be among the groups prioritized for Covid-19 vaccinations so that schools in Europe and Central Asia can...

World Covid death toll passes 4.5 mn threshold

Paris, France: The world has passed the grim threshold of 4.5 million Covid-19 deaths, according to an AFP tally on Monday, as the virulent...

Pandemic pushes new homeless onto Sao Paulo streets

Sao Paolo, Brazil: When Monica's landlord suddenly doubled the rent on the room where she lived with her three daughters in Sao Paulo, she...

COVID-19: India vaccinated 10 million in a single day

New Delhi, India: India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as...

US sanctions Eritrean army chief over rights abuses in Tigray

Washington, United States: The United States imposed sanctions Monday on Eritrea's army chief over abuses including massacres and widespread sexual assault in Ethiopia's war-scarred...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...
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New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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