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 2021-09-27 10:58 

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WATCH 'Egg' Get Thrown at French President Macron...

The incident isn't the first of its kind for the embattled French president, who has faced intense criticism in recent months over the economy and coronavirus-related restrictions....

 2021-09-26 06:14 

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Japan May Lift State of Emergency by End of September...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese government believes it is possible to lift the state of emergency in many of the prefectures where it is currently in effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Tamura Norihisa said on 26 September....

 2021-09-25 19:40 

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Lancet Task Force Probing COVID Origins Disbanded 'in Favour of Wider Biosafety Research'...

Earlier in September, medical journal The Lancet published a letter signed by more than a dozen virologists calling for an "objective, open and transparent debate" on the origins of the coronavirus outbreak, with the authors arguing there is no ev...

 2021-09-25 16:52 

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Panic, Endless Queues, Blocked Roads: UK Plunges Into Chaos Due to Petrol Crisis Videos, Photos...

The situation was caused by a shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers, with local media reporting that the country lacks thousands of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic. The shortage of drivers has subsequently led to problems with fuel supplies....

 2021-09-25 14:52 

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Pro-GOP Group TV Ads Tie 'Vulnerable' Democrats to Biden Ahead of Key State Legislative Elections...

The drive comes as an array of recent opinion polls have indicated that Joe Biden's popularity has begun to slip following a bumpy summer in the US, which saw a new surge in coronavirus infections, the chaotic American troop exit from Afghanistan, and...

 2021-09-25 11:09 

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Indian Startup Owner Raghavendra Prasad: 'We Want to Ensure No One is Denied Access to Healthcare'...

From raising funds to arranging resources like oxygen-related equipment and plasma donors during the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Indian startups and their owners haven't shied away from helping people in these tough times....

 2021-09-24 13:34 

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UN General Assembly Opens Fourth Day of Its 76th Session...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event is being held in a mixed format: some speakers are attending the assembly, while others are delivering their statements via videolink....

 2021-09-24 06:00 

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Norway Becomes First Western Country to Raise Key Rate Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic...

Norway's key interest rate had been at a record-low zero-percent level since May 2020, when the Central Bank slashed interest rates by 1.5 percent to counter the coronavirus pandemic that hamstrung economic activity. Today's hike made amid a norma...

 2021-09-23 12:02 

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The Spy Who Abused Me: Director of Latest Bond Movie Calls Sean Connery's 007 a 'Rapist'...

The statement comes seven days before the world premiere of the 25th film in the franchise, which has been delayed several times due to the departure of director Danny Boyle and the coronavirus pandemic. "No Time to Die" will feature actors who ap...

 2021-09-22 15:02 

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United Nations General Assembly 76th Session: Day Two...

Due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the event is being held in a hybrid format, with some leaders attending in person and others addressing the audience via videolink....

 2021-09-22 12:19 

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EcoHealth Alliance, DARPA Toyed With Infecting Wild Chinese Bats With Covid, Leaked Docs Allege...

The debate over the origins of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed over 4.7 million mostly elderly and immunocompromised people and caused untold economic suffering worldwide, continues, with China and the United States engaged in high-stakes info...

 2021-09-20 22:18 

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Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 1918 Influenza to Become Deadliest Pandemic in US History...

The flu pandemic from 1918 to 1919 killed about 675,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....

 2021-09-20 19:34 

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Delhi Hospital Reports First Patient With Black Fungus in Lung and Kidney...

During the deadly second wave of coronavirus pandemic that ravaged India, mucorymycosis or black fugus affected many recovering or recovered COVID-19 patients. Uncontrolled diabetes and excessive use of steroids were cited as the leading cause of this bru...

 2021-09-19 10:45 

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Lancet Letter Urges 'Objective Debate' on COVID Origins, Says Lab-Related Accident 'Plausible'...

A February 2020 Lancet letter dismissed the lab leak hypothesis as a conspiracy theory, claiming scientists "overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife" and denounced "misinformation" over its origins....

 2021-09-18 05:39 

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Australian Anti-Lockdown Protesters Clash With Police Amid Coronavirus Outbreak - Photos, Videos...

The country registered 1,882 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, with 1,331 of them in New South Wales. Australian authorities had issued a warning against the protests, saying participants could be arrested and fined....

 2021-09-17 23:16 

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French Court Finds Man Guilty of Cartoons Portraying Macron as Hitler Over COVID-19 Policies...

Posters on billboards emerged two weeks after Macron announced new COVID-19 related restrictions, including the phased implementation of a coronavirus health pass, compulsory vaccines for healthcare professionals, and the termination of free COVID-19 test...

 2021-09-17 14:55 

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London Gang Who Killed NHS Worker From 'Wrong Postcode' Jailed After Murder Sketches Found...

In April 2020 David Gomoh was stabbed to death at 10.25pm, seconds after leaving his home in Custom House, east London, during the first coronavirus lockdown. His killers were caught after one of them drew detailed but childish sketches of the murder....

 2021-09-17 14:53 

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Russia Launching Trials of Simultaneous Vaccination Against Flu, COVID-19...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is launching pre-clinical trials of simultaneous administration of vaccines against flu and the coronavirus, based on study results, a decision on further steps will be made, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Friday....

 2021-09-16 07:24 

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Fourth or Fifth COVID-19 Wave 'Likely', Danish Strategists Warn...

Despite Denmark recently becoming the first European country to ditch all coronavirus restrictions and declaring the pandemic "under control", citing a high vaccination level, the nation's strategists recommend that the government prepare cont...

 2021-09-16 01:31 

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Fauci Insists COVID Jab Doesn't Make Men Infertile — Are You Worried Now?...

Anthony Fauci has repeatedly changed his stance on a number of coronavirus issues, from the usefulness of face masks to the origins of the virus itself to the need for coercive measures to increase vaccine uptake among those reluctant to get it....

 2021-09-15 14:24 

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Mysterious Illness Engulfs India's Haryana State as It Claims Nine Children's Lives...

Amid an impending third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a mysterious fever outbreak has gripped several parts of India. The sudden rising of deaths, especially among children, has become a growing concern....

 2021-09-15 13:04 

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Iran Approves Russia's Sputnik Light Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine, RDIF Says...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran authorized Russia's Sputnik Light single-component vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Wednesday....

 2021-09-14 12:57 

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Putin Confirms He Self-Isolates After 'Communicating With COVID-Positive Person For a Whole Day'...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed to the national cabinet on Tuesday that he is self-isolating after contacts with several coronavirus-positive people, adding that one of them was inoculated against the coronavirus but did not ...

 2021-09-14 08:58 

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Putin Plans To Self-Isolate As Coronavirus Cases Detected Among His Acquaintances, Kremlin Says...

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the high number of people infected with COVID-19 among those he has recently come into contact with might make it necessary for him to quarantine himself soon....

 2021-09-13 14:58 

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Sturgeon: Scottish Gov't to Push for 2nd Independence Vote Once COVID-19 Crisis Over...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Scotland's government will give its people an opportunity to vote on the region's independence once the coronavirus crisis is over, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Monday....

 2021-09-12 05:47 

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BoJo to Reportedly Ditch COVID-19 Jab Passports, 'No Longer Necessary' Parts of Coronavirus Act...

Downing Street reiterated at the end of August that the government intended to introduce vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues from the end of September, despite critics slamming the plans as "divisive, unworkable a...

 2021-09-11 10:49 

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Protests Against Health Passes Continue in Paris...

The 9th round of protests against coronavirus health passes come amid a return of students to schools across France following their summer vacations....

 2021-09-10 19:27 

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Ex-Vice President Mike Pence Scolds Biden Over Vax Mandates, Criticism of GOP Governors...

The president earlier said he was "disappointed4; with the fact that several GOP governors threatened his administration with lawsuits over demanding that all federal workers and contractors be vaccinated against coronavirus....

 2021-09-10 16:52 

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Fauci Says COVID-19 Mu Variant 'Not Matter of Alarm' in US at Present...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The coronavirus Mu variant is not a matter of alarm in the United States at present, Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the US president, said during a COVID-19 Response Team press briefing on Friday....

 2021-09-10 13:07 

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Ted Cruz Raps WH Chief of Staff Over 'Foolish' Retweet on 'Work-Around' to Require Biden Vax Mandate...

On Friday, Congressional Republicans expressed frustration over President Joe Biden's plan to require coronavirus vaccinations for all federal workers, accusing POTUS of riding roughshod over the US Constitution....

 2021-09-10 05:21 

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Psaki Says Fauci's Job Safe Despite Claims He Lied to Congress About Coronavirus Research in Wuhan...

On Thursday, Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher urged White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci "immediately"; to step down, claiming new documents indicate that the 80-year-old lied about US support of gain-of-function research on bat ...

 2021-09-09 11:31 

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Hazmat Suits, No Nukes, and Slim Kim Jong-un: North Korea Holds Parade on 73rd Foundation Day...

The nation, which closed its borders at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, organised a major event with thousands upon thousands of Koreans gathering without face coverings, since official data says there has been no cases of COVID-19 in the count...

 2021-09-08 21:56 

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US Stocks Slide on Wednesday Due to Worries of Delta Variant, Federal Reserve Taper Talk...

NEW YORK (Sputnik) - US stocks fell on Wednesday as worries about the Delta variant of the coronavirus returned to haunt investors, while a senior Federal Reserve banker advocated a quick tapering for the central bank's long-running stimulus....

 2021-09-07 16:18 

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Schoolboy Left Speechless After Discovering 'Hole to the Centre of the Earth' on Google Maps...

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Rory Chapman revealed that he became interested in using the web mapping platform after his mother gave him geography lessons during the coronavirus lockdown last year. The family posted the news of the mysterious discovery...

 2021-09-07 12:13 

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'My Gov't Won't Duck Tough Decisions': PM Johnson May Raise National Insurance Tax to Shore Up NHS...

On Monday, Boris Johnson touted the NHS as "the pride of our United Kingdom", which he said "has been put under enormous strain" by the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, this is something that underlines the necessity of raising nati...

 2021-09-07 11:28 

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UK Gov't Minister Reveals Ways to Avoid 'Firebreak' COVID Lockdown...

Late last week, Nadhim Zahawi insisted that introducing COVID passports to be used during mass events and at nightclubs was the "best way" to avoid coronavirus restrictions in the UK over the next few months....

 2021-09-05 18:31 

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Israeli 'Coronavirus Czar' Calls for Fourth Vaccine Shot, Media Says...

As of Friday, more than 2.5 million Israelis have reportedly received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-09-05 16:15 

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US Scientist Claims He Heard About Covid Breakout Two Weeks Before Beijing Reported First Cases...

Washington and Beijing remain locked in a high-stakes battle to convince the world of one another's responsibility for causing the global coronavirus pandemic, a calamity which has caused over 4.5 million deaths, devastated economies across the planet...

 2021-09-04 11:24 

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Demonstrators Clash With Police During Protest Against Teen Vaccination in London - Videos...

The move comes as UK cabinet ministers are reported to have been considering COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone between the ages of 12 and 15 although the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has already refused to endorse coronavirus ja...

 2021-09-03 14:43 

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Putin Urges to Fight Pandemic Rather Than Politicize Covid Origins...

The 90-day US intelligence-community investigation into the origins of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was earlier ordered by US President Joe Biden on 26 May. The probe, however, produced an inconclusive report in which most US intelligence agencies determined th...

 2021-09-03 14:43 

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Putin Urges to Fight Pandemic Rather Than Politicise COVID-19 Origins...

The 90-day US intelligence-community investigation into the origins of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was ordered by US President Joe Biden on 26 May. The inquiry, however, produced an inconclusive report in which most US intelligence agencies determined that the...

 2021-09-03 10:38 

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'Covid-Free' North Korea Says No Thanks to Millions of Doses of China's Sinovac Vaccine...

Pyongyang has long been known for its unique approach to the coronavirus, being one of the first nations in the world to completely close its borders to the outside world as a precautionary measure, and continuing to maintain since then that it had 'z...

 2021-09-02 13:35 

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Russian Biomedical Agency Develops Quick Tests for Jota, Lambda COVID-19 Strains...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Federal Biomedical Agency (FMBA) created rapid tests capable of detecting Jota and Lambda coronavirus strains in people, the FMBA chief, Veronika Skvortsova, said on 2 September....

 2021-09-02 08:26 

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Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Shows 94.8% Efficacy Against Coronavirus in San Marino...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Sputnik V vaccine demonstrated 94.8% efficacy against the coronavirus during the vaccination campaign in San Marino, while its efficacy against hospitalisations is estimated at 95.9%, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDI...

 2021-09-01 18:31 

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WHO Warns of Mu, But Where Did the New COVID-19 Variant Come From?...

The last coronavirus variant to cause a stir was the Lambda strain, first found in Peru in January, but it has failed to overtake the Delta variant, originally identified in India, as the dominant form of the virus outside South America....

 2021-09-01 14:49 

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National Guard to Be Deployed in Idaho as State Struggles to Handle Overwhelming COVID Cases...

The entire US is suffering from the raging Delta variant of the coronavirus as federal and state authorities struggle to motivate people to get COVID-19 vaccines. The latter has been shown to largely prevent complications from the novel coronavirus infect...

 2021-09-01 11:00 

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Senior FDA Vaccine Officials Resign Amid Reports of Disagreement With White House on Booster Jabs...

Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced plans to administer coronavirus vaccine boosters, sparking turmoil within the Food and Drug Administration, which is yet to complete its own review on the issue....

 2021-08-30 19:24 

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China Proposes Own View on Finding COVID-19 Origins, Suggests It Could Have Been Imported Into Wuhan...

China has been battling against being labeled the country allegedly responsible for the coronavirus pandemic since its onset. The first officially registered cases of COVID-19 were in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but Beijing has repeatedly suggested that th...

 2021-08-30 18:56 

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Scientists Discover Chilling Similarity Between COVID-19 Infection and Rattlesnake Bite...

Using machine learning algorithms, researchers analysed blood samples from hundreds of individuals. They say the results of their study could be used to better treat coronavirus patients as well as potentially save hundreds of thousands of lives across th...

 2021-08-30 13:35 

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Gates Foundation 'Working With Chinese Gov't' to Promote Beijing's Global Medical Clout: Report...

In January 2020, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it would donate $10 million to contain the spread of the coronavirus in China and Africa....

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