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India has reported 39,742 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a government statement said on Sunday.The Covid-19 death toll rose by 535 deaths in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 420,551, health ministry data showed, Reuters reports.
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Governments are launching de facto vaccine passport schemes as they try to head off a summer Covid wave like the UK’s
‘A cartel shouldn’t get away with this.’ Anger at opioid settlements that exclude admission of wrongdoing
Multibillion-dollar settlements specifically exclude admission of wrongdoing over a crisis that has claimed 600,000 lives
There is growing anger among families bereaved by the US opioid epidemic at pharmaceutical companies “buying their way out of accountability” with multibillion-dollar settlements that specifically exclude any admission of wrongdoing.
Team USA athletes won medals in every final swimming event of the day. 27-year-old Chase Kalisz won the only gold, in the men's 400 meter individual medley race.
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Crews from Utah and California are headed to Montana to lend support in the battle against the state's wildfires, even as blazes rage back home.
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Exhibit closed after nine-year-old unvaccinated male named Ramil developed a cough and runny nose
An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego zoo has contracted Covid-19.
Caretakers noticed that Ramil, a nine-year-old male snow leopard, had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. Later, two separate tests of his stool confirmed the presence of the coronavirus, the zoo said in a statement on Friday.
The rightwing channel has urged viewers to get the vaccine but some opinion hosts see stoking scepticism as a ratings winner
When Fox News launched a public service announcement urging people to get the Covid-19 vaccine this week, it was hailed in some quarters as a virtuous move. What the network might not have expected was for the message to be almost immediately undermined by the network’s biggest star, Tucker Carlson.
Although profits may be down this week, the airline’s shares – and its chief executive’s optimism – are defying gravity
Who’s afraid of the Delta variant? Not Michael O’Leary. Over the last 16 months of sickness, death and lockdown, the billionaire Ryanair boss has rediscovered his controversy button and has lately been loudly telling governments to stick their “scariants” and let everyone fly again.
Police denounce violence during illegal marches against coronavirus measures and set up taskforce to trace everyone who broke rules
Hundreds of fines have been issued and dozens charged in Sydney after anti-lockdown protesters marched and clashed with police in what one deputy commissioner called “violent, filthy, risky behaviour”.