Tensions high as Poland fears migrants breaking through from Belarus

Tensions high as Poland fears migrants breaking through from Belarus

The situation at the Poland-Belarus border worsened on Monday, with Belarusian authorities saying that many hundreds of migrants had arrived at the border, and Poland reporting that some had already tried to break through.

COP26 to focus on support for poorer nations as second week begins

COP26 to focus on support for poorer nations as second week begins

The COP26 talks are entering their second week with a focus on support for poorer countries to cope with climate change – and the business end of negotiations looming.

UN: 45 million threatened by famine, with Afghanistan hit hardest

UN: 45 million threatened by famine, with Afghanistan hit hardest

Around 45 million people across the globe are currently threatened by famine, with the situation especially dire in Afghanistan, the United Nations said on Monday.

Assisted dying now legal in New Zealand

Assisted dying now legal in New Zealand

Assisted dying became legal in New Zealand on Sunday, one year after 65 per cent of voters cast their ballots in favour of the law.

US Congress passes 1-trillion dollar infrastructure package

US Congress passes 1-trillion dollar infrastructure package

United States lawmakers on Friday adopted a 1.2-trillion dollar package aimed at modernizing the country’s infrastructure.

Pfizer’s Covid-19 medicine shows potential to reduce hospitalization

Pfizer’s Covid-19 medicine shows potential to reduce hospitalization

Pfizer said its investigational Covid-19 antiviral candidate, PAXLOVID, significantly reduced hospitalization and death.

WHO chief Tedros criticizes Covid vaccine producers chasing profit

WHO chief Tedros criticizes Covid vaccine producers chasing profit

The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) doled out sharp criticism of Covid-19 vaccine producers on Thursday as poorer countries struggle to catch up with vaccinations.

USA authorizes smaller-dose covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

USA authorizes smaller-dose covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

Kids got the nod to roll up their sleeves for a covid jab on Tuesday, as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisers voted unanimously to authorize smaller-dosed Pfizer shots for children aged 5 to 11.

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