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Pope Francis back to in-person Sunday blessing

Pope Francis has said he is happy to be back greeting the faithful in St Peter’s Square for his traditional Sunday noon blessing after...

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops three million

The global death toll from coronavirus topped three million on Saturday, amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in...

Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus risk by half, US study suggests

Leaving middle seats open could give airline passengers more protection from the virus that causes Covid-19, a new study suggests. Researchers said the risk of...

India overtakes Brazil as second-worst hit country amid pandemic

India has reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country in the world. The 168,912 cases added...

South Korea to resume AstraZeneca jab for ages 30-60

South Korea has said it will resume administering AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to all eligible people between the ages of 30 and 60. Last week, the...

Kosovo restaurant fills tables with mannequins in virus restrictions protest

A restaurant in Kosovo’s capital has filled its tables with mannequins in a symbolic protest over the government’s decision to close eateries for two...

France advises vaccine mixing for some amid clotting fears

French health officials have said that people under 55 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should get other vaccines for their...

Australia buys extra 20m Pfizer doses as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Australia has finalised a deal to buy an extra 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine as it rapidly pivots away from its earlier...

India reports record surge in coronavirus cases

New coronavirus cases in India have hit a daily record of 126,789. The figure came as Prime Minister Narendra Modi got his second vaccine dose...

Bolsonaro rejects lockdown despite Brazils’ record Covid-19 death toll

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said there will be “no national lockdown” a day after the nation saw its highest number of Covid-19 deaths. Brazil’s...

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