Israel, Austria and Denmark establish vaccine-supply alliance

After hosting his Austrian and Danish counterparts for talks and a tour of an Israeli gym open to those documented as having been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 with presumed immunity,…

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Putin calls for internet bound by moral rules, criticises opposition rallies

The comments come amid mounting efforts by Moscow to exert greater influence over U.S. social media giants and frustrations over what authorities say is their failure to follow Russian laws.

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Norway penguins get vaccinated, isolation nearly over

Twenty-nine gentoo penguins at Norway's Bergen Aquarium have had a tarp stretched over their pen since early December after cases of a highly infectious bird flu strain, H5N8, were detected in the…

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UK and others agree to fast-track adapted Covid vaccines

The agreement will avert the need for lengthy clinical studies if authorised vaccines are adapted in future, as long as the manufacturers offer "robust evidence" of their potency and safety,…

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China using social media to discredit BBC in state propaganda campaign, says Australian think tank

An Australian research group has said that China’s attempts to discredit the BBC show an increased sophistication in tailoring propaganda for Western audiences.

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Tsunami warning after 7.3-magnitude earthquake recorded off the northeast coast of New Zealand

New Zealand authorities warn those who felt earthquake near coast to "move immediately to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as you can."

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World's first pilotless supersonic combat drone on sale for $16 million

Called the 'arrow', the jet can travel faster than the speed of sound, reaching up to Mach 2.1 and it can be launched autonomously

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Hong Kong court grants bail to 15 of 47 democracy activists charged with subversion

The landmark case has drawn widespread criticism that Beijing is using a national security law -- punishes its most serious charges, including subversion, with up to life in prison -- to crush the…

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Modified Covid-19 vaccines for variants to be fast-tracked in five countries

The guidelines build on the model already used to modify the flu vaccine in response to continual changes in that virus.

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WhatsApp expands voice and video calling feature to desktop app

The company said users would now be able to use desktop screens for calls in both portrait and landscape mode, and the calls will be end-to-end encrypted.

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Britain's Prince Philip has successful heart procedure, palace says

Philip was admitted to hospital on Feb. 16 after he felt unwell, to receive treatment for an unspecified, but not COVID-19-related, infection.

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Pro-UK militants in N Ireland renounce peace deal after Brexit

In a letter Wednesday to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Loyalist Communities Council said it was "hereby withdrawing support for the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and its institutions until…

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Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts

Brad Jones, former head of New York’s power grid, is the leading candidate to replace Magness as ERCOT’s CEO, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the board’s thinking.

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What happens when people contract two strains for coronavirus at once

The detection of multiple variants in a person could be the result of co-infection by the different variants, or the generation of mutations within the patient after the initial infection

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US House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill

Democrats pushed the "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act" through the House by a vote of 220-212, with the support of only one Republican.

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