US Firm Aims To Make 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses After Buying Plant

Norvavax is also in the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 (File) Novavax Inc is buying a manufacturing plant from privately held Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines by volume, as the U.S. company aims to produce 1 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate next year. The U.S. company …

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“They Killed Him”: Sister Of Black Man Who Died After Arrest Wants Justice

Thousands of protesters filled the streets around the scene of the deadly incident (File) The sister of an African-American man who died shortly after a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with a knee to the neck called for justice on Wednesday, saying the firing of four policemen over the deadly incident was not …

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300 Arrested As Thousands Protest In Hong Kong Over China’s Proposed Law

About 300 people were arrested, most for illegal assembly, in three districts, police said. Hong Kong: Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China, that has raised international alarm over freedoms in …

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France Bans Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine For COVID-19 Treatment

Under the new French rules, hydroxychloroquine can be used only in clinical trials. Paris: The French government on Wednesday banned treatment of COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug that US President Donald Trump has said he is taking preventively. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health …

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UK Minister Says “Move On” From Rage Over Lockdown Trip Of Boris Johnson’s Aide

Dominic Cummings said he had acted reasonably and not broken the lockdown rules. (FILE) London: A British minister said on Wednesday that it was time to “move on” after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip during the coronavirus lockdown. Dominic Cummings …

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Global Coronavirus Deaths Cross 3,50,000-Mark: Report

A total of 350,196 deaths have been reported, from 5,589,389 cases. (Representational) Paris: More than 350,000 deaths from the new coronavirus have been recorded worldwide since it first appeared in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources as of 0600 GMT. A total of 350,196 deaths have been reported, …

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Riot Police Deployed In Hong Kong Over Protests Against Chinese Anthem Bill

Riot police took up positions amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city’s freedoms Hong Kong: Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city’s freedoms. Protests have …

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Google To Start Reopening Offices, Targets 30% Capacity In September

Google had allowed their employees to work from home in early March. Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it would reopen buildings in more cities at roughly 10% of their capacity beginning July 6 and scale it up to 30% in September, if conditions permit. Google and its peer Facebook Inc had allowed their employees …

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“I Can’t Breathe”: African-American Dies After US Cop Kneels On His Neck

Highlights Minneapolis Mayor fires four police officers following the man’s death The handcuffed man died while a cop knelt on his neck He was allegedly stopped by police over a forgery accusation Washington: A video of a handcuffed black man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for more than five minutes sparked …

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Asterix Creator Died Of COVID-19, His Art Raises Over $400,000 For Hospitals

Albert Uderzo died from heart failure linked to the coronavirus in March at the age of 92. Paris: Four original drawings by the creator of Asterix the Gaul sold Tuesday for nearly 400,000 euros to benefit Paris hospitals. Albert Uderzo, who invented the plucky hero who gleefully took on Roman legions, died from heart failure …

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