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Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’: WHO

COPENHAGEN: The Omicron variant has moved the Covid-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO Europe…

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omicron: Omicron now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta globally: WHO

GENEVA: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in 171 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. In its latest technical brief, the global…

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Covax opens new front in pandemic arms race

GENEVA: Covax aims to break the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022 by ensuring a steady supply of vaccines at last for the world’s poorest countries —…

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Ex-pope Benedict failed to act in 4 child abuse cases: German church probe

MUNICH: Former pope Benedict XVI has been heavily incriminated in a new report on the handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in…

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French parliament passes motion condemning China ‘genocide’ against Uyghurs

PARIS: France’s parliament passed an opposition-led motion asking the government to condemn China for “crimes against humanity and genocide” against its Uyghur Muslim minority and…

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Austria makes Covid vaccination mandatory in EU first

VIENNA: Austria’s parliament on Thursday approved making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults from next month, becoming the first European country to do so despite a…

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italy: Five things to know about Italy’s presidential vote

ROME: Italy’s parliament starts voting Monday for a new president — a process that could take several days and, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi tipped…

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Poland sees new daily record of 36,665 Covid cases

WARSAW: Poland’s deputy health minister said Friday the nation hit a Covid-19 pandemic record of 36,665 new infections reported in 24 hours. Waldemar Kraska said…

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covid: Russia sees record Covid-19 cases second day running

MOSCOW: The Russian government on Saturday reported a record number of new coronavirus cases after the Kremlin warned of a looming surge in cases driven…

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germany: German health minister sees possible tripling of coronavirus infections by mid-Feb

BERLIN: Germany reported a record 140,160 new coronavirus cases on Friday as the country’s health minister warned the country could see at least 400,000 per…

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