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COVID vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s

A single shot of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID jab reduces the chance of needing hospital treatment by more than 80%, an analysis in England shows.

March 2, 2021 2:08 pm
 

World

Tens of thousands of detainees still missing, UN says

Tens of thousands of civilians are still missing after being detained arbitrarily during 10 years of civil war in Syria, UN investigators say.

March 2, 2021 7:30 am
 

World

Prince Philip transferred to second hospital for heart condition tests

The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for continued treatment.

March 2, 2021 6:38 am
 

Australia

Scott Morrison under pressure to stand aside senior cabinet minister accused of rape

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is facing mounting calls to stand aside a senior cabinet minister accused of raping a woman before entering politics.

March 1, 2021 1:40 pm
 

World

Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.

March 1, 2021 11:54 am
 

World

Deadliest day of protests as police open fire

Police have fired on protesters in Myanmar killing at least 18, the UN human rights office says, on the deadliest day of anti-coup rallies.

March 1, 2021 8:41 am
 

World

FDA approves single-shot jab

US regulators have formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, the third jab to be authorised in the country.

February 28, 2021 4:00 pm
 

New Zealand

New Zealand imposes level 3 restrictions

Auckland, New Zealand is in its second lockdown in a month as health authorities try to rein in a coronavirus cluster of the more contagious UK variant.

February 28, 2021 1:56 pm
 

World

U.S. authorizes Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. government authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, enabling millions more Americans to be vaccinated in the coming weeks and setting it up for additional approvals around the world.

February 28, 2021 11:43 am
 

World

Indian man killed by his own rooster during cockfight

A rooster that had been fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight has killed its owner in southern India.

February 28, 2021 10:37 am
 

World

Biden's $1.9tn COVID relief bill passes House vote

US President Joe Biden’s $1.9tn relief plan to help Americans during the COVID pandemic has been approved in the House of Representatives.

February 28, 2021 9:38 am
 

Australia

Australian state of Victoria to ban single-use plastics

Disposable plastic straws, cutlery and containers will soon be banned in Victoria in a state government crackdown on single-use plastics.

February 27, 2021 5:30 pm

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