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Nigeria has scrapped hundreds of thousands of expired coronavirus vaccine doses, destroying more than a million shots en masse after officials voiced complaints about the short shelf life of jabs donated...
Workers in Wales now face fines for unnecessary trips to their jobs but can freely enjoy pub crawls and social life, according to controversial new legislation aimed at curbing the spread...
The European Commission has confirmed that travelers from the UK will be charged a €7 ($7.92) visa fee from next year and forced to pre-register their details before being allowed to...
Authorities in China’s Xi'an have put the city on lockdown, closing all non-essential shops and barring all restaurants from opening, after reporting some 140 domestically transmitted Covid cases in the last...
France has canceled its order for Merck’s new Covid-19 antiviral treatment molnupiravir due to its weak performance in trials, and ordered Pfizer’s Paxlovid instead, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Wednesday. ...
Germany’s leading ethics body has supported the idea of extending mandatory coronavirus vaccination to all adults, stressing, however, that direct coercion and use of “physical violence” on the unvaccinated must remain...
Turkish authorities have given emergency use authorization to the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, named Turkovac. The health minister said it would be available from the end of December. ...
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is less likely to cause hospitalization and severe disease than the variants that preceded it, according to a non-peer-reviewed study in South Africa, where the virus...
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is the second most contagious disease on the planet, behind measles, according to a Cleveland infection control doctor, who issued a warning about the rapidly changing...
A Lebanon-based US diplomat has been arrested by Turkish authorities on suspicion of selling a fake $10,000 passport to a Syrian national who attempted to use his new ID to board...
The world’s first text message from three decades ago has been sold as a “non-fungible token” (NFT) for over €130,000 ($146,852) at an auction in Paris, with the proceeds benefiting the...
The most common name given to new-born boys in Israel during 2020 was Mohammed and, for girls, Maya, according to government data. Almost 2,400 boys in the Jewish...
Madagascar’s secretary of state for police was forced to swim for around 12 hours back to shore after a helicopter surveying a shipwreck off the island’s northeast coast plunged into the...
French Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced that the Covid vaccination campaign for children aged 5-11 is now open, proceeding with a plan announced last week to help protect youngsters from...
A perfectly preserved fossil of a baby dinosaur curled up inside its egg has been rediscovered at the back of Chinese museum, having been mislaid for years, shedding new light on...
A Swedish singer has received backlash for removing references to God from a 19th century hymn that she performed during an annual Christmas season television program. Singer-songwriter Malin...
European satellite operator Eutelsat has removed the 24-hour German-language RT DE channel from its platform under pressure from Berlin. RT has called the move illegal. German media regulator...
A Canadian court has ruled that a mandatory math proficiency test is unconstitutional and should not prohibit those who fail to pass it numerous times from teaching children, as it unfairly...
A panel of Israeli health experts has voted to recommend a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose for citizens aged 60 and older, with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett already urging residents to get...
Church leaders in Jerusalem have complained that “fringe radical” settler groups are mounting a violent “systematic attempt” to drive Christians from the city. Israel has criticized their statement as “baseless” and...
A city in Austria is looking for employees who will be tasked with enforcing fines against those unwilling to get the Covid jab. The recruitment drive comes weeks ahead of a...
Germany is set to introduce new anti-coronavirus restrictions ahead of New Year's Eve festivities, curbing nightlife and limiting private parties for those vaccinated to a maximum of ten people. ...
A Swedish company has sparked debate after showcasing a microchip that can be implanted under the skin and scanned as proof of one’s Covid-19 vaccination status. The microchip...
Israeli military has amended its open-fire rules in the occupied West Bank, allowing troops to shoot Palestinian protesters who toss rocks and firebombs at cars and civilians, even if they no...
Germany’s naval chief has said the country’s recent deployment of a warship into the South China Sea was a “teaser” intended to signal to Beijing that Berlin planned to ramp up...
Covid infections can have a negative impact on sperm quality for up to three months, according to newly released research which found that the coronavirus reduces sperm count by up to...
In the German city of Mannheim, anti-lockdown protesters have confronted police who were trying to break up an unauthorized rally, leaving 13 officers wounded. One of the officers...
The High Court in London has ordered Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, to pay £554 million ($733 million) to settle a custody battle with his ex-wife, Princess Haya bint...
There’s still no certainty whether the existing coronavirus vaccines need to be tweaked specifically to fight the new Omicron strain, the EU’s drug regulator has said, adding, however, that it was...
Vials of ‘good’ bacteria cultured by Australian high-school students have been launched into space as part of an experiment to create nutrient-rich yogurt and study the effects of microgravity on the...
Beijing has fired back at concerns over recent elections in Hong Kong voiced by the Five Eyes countries, the EU and the G7. It insists the West is using ‘democracy’ as...
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg has ruled that companies based in the EU can cancel contracts with Iranian organizations if upholding the original deal would lead to “disproportionate...
Mexican drug kingpins have moved their focus towards synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine and fentanyl, which are easier to mass-produce and smuggle, officials have said. The shift in...
Former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intelligence chief Major General Tamir Hayman has admitted the country’s role in the assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, describing the killing as “significant and important.” ...
Former US President Donald Trump is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James, saying her “partisan” two-year investigation into his business dealings violates his civil rights. The Democrat AG has vowed...
The Omicron strain of the coronavirus now accounts for more than 73% of new US cases of Covid-19, up from 13% just a week ago, the Centers for Disease Control and...
With extreme temperatures, hurricane winds, and intense volcanic activity, Venus seems to be the last place to look for life in the solar system, but a new study suggests it could...
Three death row inmates in Japan have been executed, becoming the first convicts to be put to death under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, while also breaking a two-year pause on capital...
The head of the World Health Organization has warned that holiday gatherings could result in a surge of Covid-19, citing the fast-spreading Omicron variant while suggesting festivities should be delayed or...
Belgium’s Ministry of Defense was targeted by a significant cyberattack exploiting a recently discovered vulnerability in a popular logging tool, officials have confirmed, noting they are still attempting to secure the...
Tokyo will pay 211 billion yen ($1.86 billion) per fiscal year to host more than 50,000 US troops in Japan starting next April, an increase of about 10 billion yen a...
Belgium’s Ministry of Defense was targeted with a significant cyber attack exploiting a recently discovered vulnerability in a popular logging tool, officials have confirmed, noting they are still attempting to secure...
A massive dust storm with winds up to 110 kilometers an hour swept through parts of Queensland, Australia, with sections of the red cloud being caught on camera. ...
Health advisers have called for South Africa’s government to halt tracing and isolating people exposed to Covid-19, saying the measures aren’t necessary or helpful enough to justify their negative impacts. ...
Police in Germany are investigating after at least three children under 12 were “incorrectly” given the Moderna vaccine at a Covid-19 vaccination center. Parents have reportedly sought assault charges against a...
Police in Paris are responding to a hostage situation at a store in the 12th arrondissement. According to local reports, the assailant is armed with a knife and took two women...
Police in Paris are responding to a hostage situation at a store in the 12th arrondissement. According to local reports, the assailant is armed with a knife and has taken two...
Fast-food chain McDonald’s has introduced exercise bikes into at least one of its Chinese outlets, allowing patrons to turn their burger-fueled energy into electricity and charge their phones, as demonstrated in...
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the use of a Covid-19 vaccine made by US-based biotech firm Novavax for people aged 18 and older. Trial data suggests the vaccine is...
A mysterious object resembling military hardware has been spotted floating at sea. Indonesian military has acknowledged the bizarre occurrence, yet was unable to intercept the object that floated away. ...

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