UK drugs regulator defends fast pace of Pfizer vaccine approval

Britain's medicines regulator insisted Friday its world-first approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine met all safety standards, after officials in Europe and the United States raised questions about the rapid process.

UK drugs regulator defends fast pace of Pfizer vaccine approval
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United States adds China's SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist

United States adds China's SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Thursday (Dec 3) added China's top chipmaker, SMIC, and ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:20:25 +0800

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by 'unusual' accounts, say experts

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by 'unusual' accounts, say experts
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SYDNEY: A Chinese official's tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:18:49 +0800

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa given second cyber libel charge

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa given second cyber libel charge
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Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa asked a court on Friday to quash the second ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:56:27 +0800

WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination

WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination
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COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organization said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:31:06 +0800

Brexit trade talks in 'difficult phase', British minister says

Brexit trade talks in 'difficult phase', British minister says
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Brexit trade talks are in the difficult phase and a deal can only be ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:07:14 +0800

'Rubber duck revolution' takes off in Thailand

'Rubber duck revolution' takes off in Thailand
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BANGKOK: Bangkok has been gripped by a rubber duck frenzy since protesters used giant inflatables to ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:39:04 +0800

Moderna plans up to 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021

Moderna plans up to 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021
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WASHINGTON: Moderna plans to have 100 to 125 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:03:25 +0800

Some Sino-US relations damage 'beyond repair', Chinese state media warns

Some Sino-US relations damage 'beyond repair', Chinese state media warns
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SHANGHAI: Chinese state media warned that some damage to Sino-US ties are "beyond repair" amid a ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:01:11 +0800

Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM

Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM
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IBM and U.S. officials are sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:41:15 +0800

Amid pandemic, orders soar for Brazil robot that feeds pigs playing classical music

Amid pandemic, orders soar for Brazil robot that feeds pigs playing classical music
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Orders for a Brazilian pig-feeding robot, which plays classical music while dispensing meals, soared ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:36:21 +0800

Trump signs order on principles for US government AI use

Trump signs order on principles for US government AI use
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U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday setting guidance for federal ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:33:48 +0800

Special delivery: Japan space probe to bring asteroid dust to Earth

Special delivery: Japan space probe to bring asteroid dust to Earth
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Call it a special delivery: after six years in space, Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe is ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:28:07 +0800

US couple arrested after flying to Hawaii despite testing positive for COVID-19

US couple arrested after flying to Hawaii despite testing positive for COVID-19
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HONOLULU: A couple was arrested at a Hawaii airport after travelling from the US mainland ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:50:07 +0800

US actions against China shifting ties to 'dangerous path': Report

US actions against China shifting ties to 'dangerous path': Report
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SHANGHAI: Moves by United States to limit visitor visas for Chinese Communist Party members ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:45:16 +0800

Former US presidents, Biden pledge to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine

Former US presidents, Biden pledge to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine
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Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton as well as President-elect ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:15:30 +0800

Trump spy chief labels China biggest threat to freedom since World War II

Trump spy chief labels China biggest threat to freedom since World War II
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The top US intelligence official stepped up President Donald Trump's harsh attacks on Beijing ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:14:44 +0800

Trump spy chief labels China biggest threat to freedom since World War Two

Trump spy chief labels China biggest threat to freedom since World War Two
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The top US intelligence official stepped up President Donald Trump's harsh attacks on Beijing ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 07:09:32 +0800

Biden must use sanctions as leverage against Venezuela's Maduro, US envoy says

Biden must use sanctions as leverage against Venezuela's Maduro, US envoy says
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The top US envoy on Venezuela called on the incoming Biden administration on Thursday (Dec ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:47:35 +0800

EU chief Michel seeks international treaty on pandemics

EU chief Michel seeks international treaty on pandemics
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A European Union chief called on Tuesday (Dec 3) for an international treaty on ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:32:42 +0800

Global COVID-19 death toll passes 1.5 million as nations plan for vaccine

Global COVID-19 death toll passes 1.5 million as nations plan for vaccine
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The world passed the grim milestone of 1.5 million global coronavirus deaths on Thursday, ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:24:29 +0800

France's PM says COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all

France's PM says COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all
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France will ensure free COVID-19 vaccinations for all in its social security system and ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:21:04 +0800

Commentary: Great news, the first approved COVID-19 vaccine is here. But don't throw away your masks yet

Commentary: Great news, the first approved COVID-19 vaccine is here. But don't throw away your masks yet
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The UK approving the Pfizer vaccine for mass rollout is fantastic news, and good ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:20:37 +0800

Biden picks former Obama officials Zients, Murthy to lead COVID-19 fight: Politico

Biden picks former Obama officials Zients, Murthy to lead COVID-19 fight: Politico
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US President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Obama administration official Jeff Zients to be ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:16:28 +0800

England announces new COVID-19 quarantine exemptions for 'high-value' business travellers

England announces new COVID-19 quarantine exemptions for 'high-value' business travellers
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England announced new quarantine exemptions for "high-value" business travelers, performing arts professionals, journalists and ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:08:18 +0800

UN chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

UN chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried countries - without naming names - ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:45:23 +0800

Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee
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Powerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons on Thursday (Dec ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:34:54 +0800

Iran surpasses one million COVID-19 cases

Iran surpasses one million COVID-19 cases
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Iran said its novel coronavirus caseload surpassed one million on Thursday (Dec 3), as ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 03:30:56 +0800

France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam

France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam
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French authorities will inspect dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 03:18:24 +0800

COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all in Portugal, says health minister

COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all in Portugal, says health minister
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Portugal's Health Minister Marta Temido said on Thursday the country's public health service will ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 02:54:55 +0800

US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting individual, entity

US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting individual, entity
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The United States on Thursday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions, blacklisting an entity and an ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 01:27:22 +0800

UN chief warns of long road ahead after vaccines approval

UN chief warns of long road ahead after vaccines approval
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GENEVA: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday (Dec 3) that the world could ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:52:58 +0800

US COVID-19 deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

US COVID-19 deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time
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US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:50:13 +0800

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort: Analysts

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort: Analysts
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Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 22:09:39 +0800

Australia's Great Barrier Reef status lowered to critical and deteriorating

Australia's Great Barrier Reef status lowered to critical and deteriorating
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MELBOURNE: The health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's most extensive and spectacular ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:58:37 +0800

Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless

Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless
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PARIS: In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:55:10 +0800

How the world has sped up COVID-19 vaccine approvals

How the world has sped up COVID-19 vaccine approvals
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PARIS: Britain on Wednesday (Dec 2) become the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:42:45 +0800

About 18% of Tokyo Olympics tickets sold in Japan to be refunded

About 18% of Tokyo Olympics tickets sold in Japan to be refunded
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TOKYO: About 18 per cent of tickets sold in Japan for next year's coronavirus-postponed ...

  • Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:58:14 +0800