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Coral reefs of western Indian Ocean at risk of collapse: study

A groundbreaking study warned that reefs along the eastern coast of Africa and island nations like Mauritius and Seychelles faced a high risk of extinction unless urgent action was taken.

published : 15 hours ago

France to shut nightclubs over Covid surge

The government stopped short of imposing stricter measures for the general population or targeting the non-vaccinated, as several other countries have done in recent days.

published : 15 hours ago

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

Ahead of his virtual meeting with Putin, Biden also spoke with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Britain on Dec 6.

published : 15 hours ago

Western powers 'determined' Ukraine sovereignty must be respected

The diplomatic coordination on Ukraine comes on the eve of a long-awaited videoconference between US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the subject.

published : 15 hours ago

Malala Yousafzai calls for stronger US support of Afghan women

Afghanistan right now is the only country where girls do not have access to secondary education. They are prohibited from learning, 24-year-old Malala said standing alongside US Secretary of State.

published : 16 hours ago

WHO advises against blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

Convalescent plasma showed some early promise when given intravenously to people sick with Covid-19 but in the latest WHO said that the treatment wouldn't reduce the need for mechanical ventilation.

published : 16 hours ago

EU drug agency recommends approving anti-inflammatory medicine to treat severe COVID cases

The Amsterdam-based EMA said it can now be used on adult COVID-19 patients who are being treated with corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation.

published : 19 hours ago

Next virus could be more lethal, warns Oxford University COVID vaccine creator

Gilbert, who was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for her pivotal role in developing the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, said there needed to be more funding for pandemic preparedness.

published : 19 hours ago

Omicron updates: New York to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers; Thailand sees likely first case of new variant

The measure will apply to roughly 184,000 businesses not covered by previous vaccine mandates, ranging from big corporations to mom-and-pop businesses in the city of 8.8 million people.

published : 19 hours ago

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will “have our full support,” but added, “we will not be contributing to the fanfare of the games.”

published : 19 hours ago

'Emergence of Omicron was inevitable', says South Africa President as COVID cases increase five-fold

Cyril Ramaphosa said the number of daily infections has increased five-fold in the past week, with nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 tests now returning positive.

published : 19 hours ago

UK minister confirms community transmission of Omicron

The minister informed Parliament about the addition of Nigeria to the UK's red list travel ban and pre-departure PCR or lateral flow tests for anyone travelling to the country starting Tuesday.

published : 07 Dec 2021

Bangladesh PM Hasina asks minister to resign over ‘derogatory remarks' against women

Hassan, who is also a doctor, drew criticism for his 'hateful comments' in media against main Opposition BNP's acting chief Tarique Rahman's daughter and former PM Zia's granddaughter.

published : 07 Dec 2021

How can I protect myself from the new omicron variant?

For all the attention omicron is getting, the overwhelming cause of infections and deaths in many places remains the extra-contagious delta variant.

published : 07 Dec 2021

Sudanese protest military coup, deal that reinstated PM

Footage circulated on social media purportedly showed demonstrators marching in different locations in Khartoum and its sister city of Omdurman.

published : 07 Dec 2021
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