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Saudi Arabia suspends all international flights over new strain of COVID-19

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended all international flights for at least one week over a new strain of COVID-19. Entry to the Kingdom through land and seaports has also been suspended and this period may be extended by another week. The decisions were made in response to the emergence of a potent new strain …

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro claims Pfizer COVID vaccine could turn people into alligators

In what can only be described as a bizarre attack on Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro told his supporters the vaccine could turn someone into an alligator and the company wouldn’t be liable. Bolsonaro said this despite 7.1 million cases of the virus in his country and over 185,000 deaths. “I’m not going …

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American nurse collapses 17 minutes after taking Covid vaccine

An American nurse on Thursday collapsed just 17 minutes after taking coronavirus vaccine at a Tennessee hospital. The scary moment was captured on camera as it happened during a press conference on Covid 19 vaccine. Nurse manager Tiffany Dover received the Pfizer-BioNTech jab at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga on Thursday and was giving a press …

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North Korea Executes Fishing Captain for Listening to Foreign Radio While at Sea

Kim Jong Un’s authoritarian regime in North Korea has publicly executed the owner of a fishing fleet in front of 100 boat captains and fisheries executives for secretly listening to broadcasts by Radio Free Asia and other forbidden media outlets while at sea. The US government-funded Radio Free Asia claims the fisherman was put to death …

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US wants WTO DG race reopened — suggests Okonjo-Iweala lacks experience

The United States (US) has suggested that the process to find a new director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) needs to be reopened, BBC is reporting. Donald Trump’s trade representative Robert Lighthizer told the BBC on Wednesday that the WTO needs “someone with real experience in trade”. Despite widespread support from 110 out of 164 …

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Chinese hackers stole camera footage from African Union

Acting on a tip from Japanese cyber researchers, the African Union’s technology staffers discovered that a group of suspected Chinese hackers had rigged a cluster of servers in the basement of an administrative annex to quietly siphon surveillance videos from across the AU’s sprawling campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. The security breach was carried …

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