Top 10 world news: Virginity check for Indonesian troops, Covid 'herd immunity' and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 11, 2021, 09:16 PM IST

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Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

In the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, it was hoped that "herd immunity" would kick in and keep the world safe, but there's a piece of bad news, scientists predict that this isn't possible given the current spread of the Delta variant. According to Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group, achieving herd immunity is now considered a "mythical" concept since vaccines have been unable to stop the spread of Covid.

Meanwhile, ahead of a Troika Plus meeting in Doha, the United States, at a State Department briefing on Wednesday, called for Afghanistan's neighbouring countries to refuse recognition to any Kabul regime that has been imposed by force. 

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Scientists predict it will not be feasible to achieve herd immunity with the Delta variant spreading across the globe. 

US officials want Afghan neighbours not to recognize any Kabul government imposed by force, according to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn.

According to a report released by Amnesty International on Wednesday, tens of thousands of women and girls have been raped and mutilated by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops during the Tigray conflict.

The search engine giant has announced plans to make online activities safer for children by allowing children or their parents to request hasty removal of children's photos from Google search results.

Indonesia's army chief of staff said recently that virginity tests will no longer be required for aspiring female soldiers, this practice has long been denounced by Human rights organizations that call it humiliating and traumatizing.

Lionel Messi said on Wednesday that he is 'extremely happy' to have joined star-studded French club Paris St Germain and that his aim is to help the team win the Champions League.

North Korea's Kim Yong Chol, criticised South Korea and the United States for responding to Pyongyang's goodwill with "hostile acts."

After YouTube banned the Sky News Australia channel from uploading any new videos last week, since the organisation had posted misinformation about Coronavirus, it has recently deleted more than 30 videos discussing unproven Coronavirus concepts.

In Friesland, Germany, a police investigation discovered that a Red Cross nurse administered saline solution instead of COVID-19 vaccination to about 8,600 people. 

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