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WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

The World Health Organisation has warned that vaccines will be no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis as nations gear up for a massive rollout to tackle surging infections.

With vaccines on the way, Mexico sees 'beginning of the end' of pandemic

With vaccines on the way, Mexico sees 'beginning of the end' of pandemic

Mexico can see an end to the coronavirus pandemic on the horizon with the first doses of Pfizer Inc's Covid-19 vaccine scheduled to arrive in weeks, said a top official in charge of the country's international response to the health crisis.

Coal mine accident in China's Chongqing kills 18

Coal mine accident in China's Chongqing kills 18

Eighteen people have died after being trapped in a mine in China's southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, the region's second such accident in just over two months.

Trump to withdraw most troops from Somalia as part of global pullback

Trump to withdraw most troops from Somalia as part of global pullback

President Donald Trump has ordered nearly all American troops to withdraw from Somalia, US officials said on Friday, part of a global pullback by the Republican president before he leaves office next month ...

US ends exchange programs with China, calling them 'propaganda'

US ends exchange programs with China, calling them 'propaganda'

The US State Department said on Friday it has ended five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them ‘soft power propaganda tools.’

Austrian ex-finance minister jailed for graft

Austrian ex-finance minister jailed for graft

A Vienna court has sentenced a flamboyant, jet-setting former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial since World War II.

WHO warns against Covid complacency

WHO warns against Covid complacency

Recent progress on coronavirus vaccines is positive but the World Health Organisation (WHO) is concerned that this has led to a growing perception that the pandemic has come to an end, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said yesterday.

President revives SOPs for mosque congregations

President revives SOPs for mosque congregations

As the second wave of coronavirus pandemic continues to surge in the country, President Dr Arif Alvi has issued a declaration for the revival of the already-agreed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for collective prayers in mosques and imambargahs, it was learnt yesterday.

PM proposes 10-point Covid agenda at UN

PM proposes 10-point Covid agenda at UN

Prime Minister Imran Khan has proposed a 10-point agenda to the world community towards averting economic collapse in the developing countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Govt ‘mulling changes’ to new farm laws after mass protests

Govt ‘mulling changes’ to new farm laws after mass protests

The government is considering rolling back some parts of its agricultural reforms after they triggered the biggest protests by farmers in years, officials said yesterday.

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

India on Friday summoned Canada's ambassador and warned of serious damage to diplomatic ties after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on growing protests by farmers, authorities said.

Light aircraft makes night-time landing on US highway

Light aircraft makes night-time landing on US highway

A light aircraft has made a dramatic emergency landing on an interstate as cars cruised down the highway at night.

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