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Brazil’s Covid Death Toll Goes Beyond 400,000

Brazil’s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 400,000 Thursday, as the nation had a hard time to protect adequate vaccines and the Senate investigated whether President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has exacerbated the crisis. The health ministry reported 3,001 Covid-19 deaths in the previous 24 hr, bringing Brazil’s overall toll to 401,186– second just to the United States. With 212 …

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Kyrgyzstan States Ceasefire Agreed With Tajikistan After Clashes

Kyrgyzstan said Thursday that three individuals, consisting of a child, died in clashes at its disputed border with Tajikistan, quickly after announcing the Central Asian rivals had actually accepted a ceasefire. A statement from Kyrgyzstan’s health ministry stated the country had suffered 84 casualties during the battling consisting of 3 deaths. They included “a woman born in 2008”, the health …

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Russia Brazil Spat Appears Over Sputnik Vaccine Snub

Brazil’s health regulator said Thursday its choice to decline the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was based upon the designer’s own data, after the latter threatened to demand libel. Brazilian regulators’ decision Monday to reject emergency situation use permission for the vaccine has actually exploded into a full-blown worldwide row, with Sputnik V’s makers implicating them of “intentionally spreading false …

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Amazon Quarterly Revenue Triples As Online Sales Grow

Tech and e-commerce colossus Amazon on Thursday reported that its profit in the just recently ended quarter tripled as online sales boomed. Overall revenue skyrocketed to $108.5 billion, a boost of 44 percent from the very same period a year earlier, as the pandemic revved a pattern of shopping online rather of in real-world shops. Profit in the quarter was …

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Europe Oil Firms Post Substantial Revenues As Unrefined Rebounds

European oil majors have actually posted strong quarterly earnings as a healing in crude costs sustained their rebound from the coronavirus crisis. France’s Total, Britain’s BP, Anglo-Dutch group Shell and Spain’s Repsol have today published $14.5 billion in very first quarter earnings between them. At the exact same time, the companies renewed their commitments to purchasing renewable resources. It’s a …

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Myanmar Air Bases Come Under Rocket Fire

Two Myanmar air force bases came under rocket attack on Thursday, the armed force said, as the nation faces violence in the wake of the February 1 coup. Myanmar has remained in chaos considering that the generals seized power, ousting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and unleashing a wave of near-daily street demonstrations calling for a return to democracy. …

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NATO States Afghanistan Withdrawal Has Begun

NATO has begun the withdrawal of its mission from Afghanistan following a choice by President Joe Biden to bring US forces house, an alliance official said Thursday. Members of the US-backed alliance agreed this month to finish up their 9,600-strong objective in Afghanistan after Biden made the call to end Washington’s longest war. The choice– which postponed by several months …

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Strong Earnings, Healing Cocktail Sends United States Stocks To New Highs

US stock indices struck new intraday highs Thursday as traders invited hit earnings, a calming message from the Federal Reserve and more information pointing towards a strong economic recovery. Nevertheless those gains faded a bit as traders likewise responded also to President Joe Biden’s first address to Congress where he laid out another huge budget targeted at assisting American households …

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Russian Vaccine Developer To Take Legal Action Against Brazil Regulator For Libel

The designer of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine said Thursday it would take legal action against Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa after it refused to import the jab. ” Sputnik V is undertaking a legal disparagement case in Brazil against Anvisa for knowingly spreading false and inaccurate info,” the designer said on the official Sputnik V Twitter account. Anvisa revealed Monday …

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Lacks, Confusion In India’s Vaccination Drive

India’s massive push to beat its raging Covid rise with vaccinations looks troubled, with its large inoculation programme afflicted by scarcities, confusion and political squabbles. From Saturday, just as the country reels from a ruthless surge of cases, an estimated 500-600 million Indians will become eligible when the drive is opened to all adults. Previously, only “frontline” workers like medical …

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