Norwegian experts advise ditching AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson jabs

Norwegian experts advise ditching AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson jabs

A Norwegian expert committee and the Nordic country’s leading health authority on Monday advised that the coronavirus vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson should not be used.

Death toll from explosions near Kabul school rises to more than 50

Death toll from explosions near Kabul school rises to more than 50

The death toll from a car bombing near a school in the western part of Kabul followed by two mine blasts has increased to more than 50 people, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

More than 200 injured in violent clashes in Jerusalem

More than 200 injured in violent clashes in Jerusalem

More than 200 people have been injured in heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem.

China’s Sinopharm vaccine receives WHO emergency use authorization

China’s Sinopharm vaccine receives WHO emergency use authorization

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine had been granted emergency use authorization.

Japan to extend coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo, others

Japan to extend coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo, others

Japan plans to extend the current state of emergency in Tokyo and three western prefectures, the government said, as the regions have struggled to rein in a fourth wave of coronavirus infections.

Britain grants full diplomatic status to European Union’s ambassador

Britain grants full diplomatic status to European Union’s ambassador

Britain has granted full diplomatic status to the European Union’s ambassador, Joao Vale de Almeida, after a row over his position following Brexit.

WHO to set up pandemic early warning system in Berlin

WHO to set up pandemic early warning system in Berlin

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to set up a pandemic early warning system in Berlin, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday.

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the United States to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the limit set by his predecessor.

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