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Americans urged to get vaccinated as first Omicron variant case detected in U.S.

Americans urged to get vaccinated as first Omicron...

Washington [US], Dec 2: White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Wednesday urged Americans to get vaccinated or boosted...

Russia says U.S. not "beacon of democracy"

Russia says U.S. not "beacon of democracy"

Moscow [Russia], Dec 2: The United States and its allies with numerous problems at home cannot and should not claim...

Chinese mainland reports 53 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports 53 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Dec 2: The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 53 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Inner Mongolia,...

Ireland to require negative COVID-19 test result for all arrivals

Ireland to require negative COVID-19 test result for...

Dublin [Ireland], Dec 1: A negative COVID-19 test result will be required for all people coming to Ireland starting from...

Omicron variant found in earlier test samples from November in Netherlands

Omicron variant found in earlier test samples from...

Amsterdam [Netherlands], Dec 1: The Omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in test samples taken in the Netherlands from Nov....

Italy's GDP, inflation rise as signs of recovery

Italy's GDP, inflation rise as signs of recovery

Rome [Italy], Dec 1: Italy's economy grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous one, and 3.9...

Global vaccination plan only way to stop pandemic, says UN chief

Global vaccination plan only way to stop pandemic,...

New York [US], Dec 1: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argued on Tuesday that "the only way out of a...

Humanitarians deliver winterization aid in Afghanistan: UN

Humanitarians deliver winterization aid in Afghanistan: UN

New York [US], Dec 1: The United Nations and its partners are distributing winter clothing, emergency shelter, heating, fuel and...

Brazil reports first cases of Omicron variant

Brazil reports first cases of Omicron variant

Brasilia [Brazil], Dec 1: Brazil became on Tuesday the first Latin American country to report cases of the Omicron variant...

Portugal detects new case of Omicron variant

Portugal detects new case of Omicron variant

Lisbon [Portugal], Dec 1: Portugal registered a new case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Tuesday, which has been linked...

Malaysia reports 4,879 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths

Malaysia reports 4,879 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new...

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Dec 1: Malaysia recorded 4,879 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the total...

Scientists protect Australian sea lions from deadly parasite

Scientists protect Australian sea lions from deadly parasite

Canberra [Australia], Dec 1: Veterinary scientists have made a breakthrough in protecting endangered Australian sea lions from an often-fatal infection.

Australia creates its first mRNA COVID vaccine candidate

Australia creates its first mRNA COVID vaccine candidate

Canberra [Australia], Dec 1: Research institutes and pharmaceutical company in Australia's state of Victoria have created a new mRNA COVID...

Azerbaijani military helicopter crash kills 14 onboard

Azerbaijani military helicopter crash kills 14 onboard

Baku [Azerbaijan], Dec 1:A military helicopter belonging to Azerbaijan's border service crashed Tuesday during a training exercise, claiming 14 lives...

US FDA experts narrowly recommend Merck's COVID-19 new drug molnupiravir

US FDA experts narrowly recommend Merck's COVID-19 new...

Washington [US], Dec 1:An expert committee on Tuesday voted to narrowly recommend that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

US Treasury likely to run out of cash before end of December: CBO

US Treasury likely to run out of cash...

Washington [US], Dec 1: The U.S. Treasury Department would most likely run out of cash before the end of December...

Blanket travel bans will not prevent int'l spread of Omicron variant: WHO

Blanket travel bans will not prevent int'l spread...

Geneva [Switzerland], Dec 1: The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that blanket travel bans will not prevent the...

Chinese mainland reports 91 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Chinese mainland reports 91 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Dec 1: The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 91 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Inner Mongolia,...

Myanmar to vaccinate 50 pct of target group by year end

Myanmar to vaccinate 50 pct of target group...

Naypyidaw [Myanmar], Nov 30: Myanmar plans to vaccinate 50 percent of the target group by the end of December this...

Zimbabwe launches new five-year strategic plan to end HIV/AIDS

Zimbabwe launches new five-year strategic plan to end...

Harare [Zimbabwe], Nov 30: Zimbabwe on Monday launched a national HIV/AIDS strategic plan which is set to guide resource...

Sri Lanka says all steps taken to prevent entry of Omicron variant

Sri Lanka says all steps taken to prevent...

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Nov 30: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said that it has taken all necessary measures in...

Omicron COVID-19 variant poses downside risks to U.S. economy: Fed chief

Omicron COVID-19 variant poses downside risks to U.S....

Washington [US], Nov 30: The recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant pose downside risks...

Omicron variant of "concern" not "despair," says Brazilian health minister

Omicron variant of "concern" not "despair," says Brazilian...

Brasilia [Brazil], Nov 30: The new variant of the coronavirus Omicron is a variant of "concern" not "despair," Brazil's Health...

Africa's COVID-19 cases near 8.64 mln: Africa CDC

Africa's COVID-19 cases near 8.64 mln: Africa CDC

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov 30: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,638,595 as of Monday evening, the...

EU, Russia, Iran optimistic after resumption of nuclear talks

EU, Russia, Iran optimistic after resumption of nuclear...

Vienna [Austria], Nov 30: Diplomats from EU, Russia and Iran expressed here on Monday optimism amid a fresh round of...

4 killed, 19 wounded in strong storm in Turkey's Istanbul: governor's office

4 killed, 19 wounded in strong storm in...

Ankara [Turkey], Nov 30:The death toll in a powerful southwest wind storm in Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Monday increased...

Beijing reports year-on-year jump in new HIV/AIDS cases

Beijing reports year-on-year jump in new HIV/AIDS cases

Beijing (China) Nov 30: Beijing saw a year-on-year rise in new HIV/AIDS cases during the Jan.-Oct. period of this year,...