German officials say AstraZeneca vaccine shouldn’t be given to over-65s citing lack of data
German officials say AstraZeneca vaccine shouldn’t be given to over-65s citing lack of data   Germany’s vaccine commission said the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine should not be given to people older than 65 years, amid a bitter dispute between the European Union and the drugmaker over delayed supplies. The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) at Germany’s […]
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GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary
GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary     Senate Republicans plan to object to any efforts to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of Homeland Security, further delaying his confirmation as the department grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, national security concerns and President Joe Biden’s ambitious immigration plans. In confirming the […]
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I still have trouble with it One year on Lakers stars struggle to come to terms with Kobe Bryants death
‘I still have trouble with it’: One year on, Lakers stars struggle to come to terms with Kobe Bryant’s death     “Man, it’s a saying that time heals all,” LeBron James said following the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over Chicago on Saturday. Still, one year on from Kobe Bryant’s sudden death, those inside the […]
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Biden unveils Covid-19 plan based on ‘science not politics’ as he signs new initiatives
Biden unveils Covid-19 plan based on ‘science not politics’ as he signs new initiatives     President Joe Biden’s first full day in office on Thursday focused on rolling out his national strategy to get the coronavirus pandemic under control and signing several executive actions, including ramping up vaccination supplies and requiring international travelers to […]
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Novak Djokovic says ‘good intentions’ were ‘misconstrued’ following backlash to list of proposals
Novak Djokovic says ‘good intentions’ were ‘misconstrued’ following backlash to list of proposals   Novak Djokovic says his “good” intentions were “misconstrued” after a list of proposals he sent to Craig Tiley, the CEO of Tennis Australia, prompted a backlash from sections of the public. The Serb’s suggestions would have loosened the restrictions on the […]
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Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games
Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games     The quarantine controversy over tennis’ Australian Open has raised questions about whether large-scale international sporting events can take place in the middle of a pandemic and could offer a preview of the difficulties facing this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Players arriving in the Australian state of […]
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Heading ‘into a buzzsaw’: Why extremism experts fear the Capitol attack is just the beginning
Heading ‘into a buzzsaw’: Why extremism experts fear the Capitol attack is just the beginning     The US Capitol is surrounded by fences and troops amid fear the January 6 riots could spark violence this weekend and leading up to Wednesday’s inauguration. But experts worry the real threat may be what the attack unleashed […]
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