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Australia's east coast states of New South Wales and Queensland faced an escalating battle against the Covid-19 Delta variant on Sunday, with millions under strict lockdown and authorities urging more testing and vaccinations to rein in the outbreaks.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 12:35 pm
Former President Donald Trump met with "cabinet members" in New Jersey to discuss his political future, his former chief of staff told Newsmax.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 11:57 am
The CDC last week shifted its mask guidance and said vaccinated people should wear face coverings in areas with high levels of Covid-19 transmission.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:25 am
YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:24 am
Several hundred Israelis have demonstrated in Tel Aviv against new coronavirus restrictions and vaccines as positive cases and hospitalisations rose to levels not seen in months.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:14 am
Tunisia should swiftly return to its 'democratic path', a top White House official has told President Kais Saied, days after his shock power grab that included suspending parliament.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 10:11 am
People who are fully vaccinated can spread the Delta variant just as easily as those who are unvaccinated, according to an internal CDC document.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:50 am
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday said the EV maker had been wrong to lower the maximum charging capacity for some vehicles in a 2019 software update.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:15 am
Prime agricultural areas in southern Brazil have been hit by uncharacteristically cold weather, with coffee, sugar, and orange crops all affected.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 9:04 am
Britain's state-run healthcare service has warned that devices used by people with Covid-19 to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings for people with darker skin.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 8:32 am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are expecting a second baby, British media reported.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 8:30 am
A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that three-quarters of individuals who became infected with Covid-19 at public events in a Massachusetts county had been fully vaccinated.
Posted: August 1, 2021, 8:29 am
Lawrence Michael Handley, who made a fortune in healthcare, from Lafayette, Louisiana, took a plea deal over the botched plot.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 4:38 pm
The contractor from Blumberg, Germany, caused $600,000 (R8.7 million) worth of damage because he claimed the building's developer owed him $5.8 million (R85 million), reports say.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 3:43 pm
The United States on Friday seized a Singapore-owned oil tanker that was used to make illegal oil deliveries to North Korea, the Justice Department said.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 3:15 pm
Albert Dyrlund, a Danish influencer, has died after a fall. He often shared clips including music videos and comedy sketches on YouTube and Instagram.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 2:31 pm
Trump promised to give away his presidential salary while in office, but The Washington Post could not account for the final $200,000 (R2.9 million)
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:54 pm
Millions of Americans could find themselves homeless starting on Sunday when a nationwide ban on evictions expires, even as billions in government funds meant to help them go untapped.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:51 pm
Israel launched a campaign on Friday to give over-60s coronavirus booster shots, at a time when the rest of the world is still struggling to complete the standard course.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:30 pm
Neuralink said the funding round, in which Google's venture-capital arm took part, would bring its brain chip to market for quadriplegic people.
Posted: July 31, 2021, 1:25 pm
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