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Mask refuser arrested for restaurant stabbing

Police in the US have arrested a man in Texas who was accused of stabbing a restaurant manager with a pocket knife after being...

Somalia opens its first public oxygen plant amid pandemic struggles

Somalia has opened the country’s first public oxygen plant as it tries to combat Covid-19. The Horn of Africa nation has one of the world’s...

Qatar Airways announce £3 billion losses amid pandemic

Qatar Airways has said it suffered more than four billion US dollars (£3 billion) loss in revenues over the last year, as lockdowns triggered...

Auckland to remain in lockdown for two more weeks

New Zealand’s largest city will remain in lockdown for at least two more weeks, although some coronavirus restrictions will be eased from Tuesday. Auckland has...

Dozens of inner circle infected with coronavirus, says Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said that dozens of his staff have been infected with coronavirus and that he will continue his self-isolation because...

World Health Organisation reports drop in new coronavirus infections

Some four million coronavirus cases were reported globally last week, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), marking the first major drop in new...

Greece introduces mandatory weekly testing for unvaccinated workers

Greece introduced mandatory weekly testing for all unvaccinated workers as it struggles to boost vaccination rates that are lagging behind the European Union average. Public...

Japan reaches 50% milestone in vaccination drive

Japan’s government says more than 50% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Japan’s vaccine rollouts began in mid-February, months behind many wealthy countries due...

Schools reopen in Bangladesh after 543 days of closure

Bangladesh has reopened schools and other educational institutions after 543 days of closure as its virus situation eases and more people are vaccinated. Schools were...

Chinese visitors to Hong Kong will no longer have to quarantine

Travellers arriving in Hong Kong from China will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong’s top official said, easing curbs imposed after summer outbreaks...

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