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‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks.

‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks.

| 16th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(AP/RCN) With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders say relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion […]

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FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

| 7th June 2021 | 1 Comment

(AP) Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease. The Food and Drug Administration said it granted approval to the drug from Biogen based on results that seemed […]

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Facebook suspends Trump accounts for 2 years

Facebook suspends Trump accounts for 2 years

| 4th June 2021 | 0 Comments

(AP) Facebook says it will suspend former President Donald Trump’s accounts for two years following its finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan.6 insurrection. “At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded. We will evaluate external factors, including instances […]

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Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

| 12th May 2021 | 0 Comments

(AP) Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her long-running talk show. The daytime host, who has seen a rating hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that the upcoming 19th season will be the last, ending in 2022. It coincides with the end of her contract. “Although all good things must come […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12.

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12.

| 10th May 2021 | 1 Comment

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation’s adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them to return to more normal activities. Shots could begin as soon as Thursday, after a […]

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Hugs to be allowed in England as part of lockdown easing.

Hugs to be allowed in England as part of lockdown easing.

| 10th May 2021 | 0 Comments

In less than a week, people in England will be able to give friends and family a hug for the first time since restrictions were put in place in March last year at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that he has given the go-ahead for that much-missed […]

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Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

| 5th May 2021 | 0 Comments

(AP) Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — for now. The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months ago for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. While upholding the suspension, the board faulted Facebook in […]

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Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 45, hurts dozens.

Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 45, hurts dozens.

| 30th April 2021 | 0 Comments

 A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 45 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters. The stampede began when large numbers of people thronged a narrow tunnel-like passage during the […]

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Indians turn to the black market, unproven drugs as virus surges.

Indians turn to the black market, unproven drugs as virus surges.

| 29th April 2021 | 0 Comments

Ashish Poddar kept an ice pack on hand as he waited outside a New Delhi hospital for a black market dealer to deliver two drugs for his father, who was gasping for breath inside with COVID-19. But the drugs never arrived, the ice that was intended to keep the medicines cool melted and his father […]

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