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WHO calls for halting COVID-19 vaccine boosters in favor of unvaccinated

Published On: August 5, 2021 10:12 AM NPT By: Reuters

August 5: The World Health Organization is calling for a halt on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, its head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, as the gap between vaccinations in wealthy and poor countries widens.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 mln as Delta variant spreads

Published On: August 5, 2021 07:05 AM NPT By: Reuters

August 5: Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the more-infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains healthcare systems.

Italian brand sues Kendall Jenner over breach of modelling contract

Published On: August 4, 2021 04:36 PM NPT By: Reuters

U.S. top model Kendall Jenner is being sued by Italian fashion brand Liu Jo for allegedly breaching the terms of a modelling contract requiring her to appear for two photoshoots, according to a legal complaint filed by Liu Jo.

Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British COVID-19 vaccine developer

Published On: August 4, 2021 04:31 PM NPT By: Reuters

British coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert has many science accolades to her credit but now shares an honor with Beyonce, Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt: a Barbie doll in her likeness.

WHO's pandemic project faces cash crunch amid vaccine, oxygen shortages

Published On: August 4, 2021 12:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

BRUSSELS, August 4: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking $11.5 billion in urgent funding to fight the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus, a draft report seen by Reuters shows, amid worries wealthy nations are partly bypassing its COVID-19 programmes.

UAE lifts ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan

Published On: August 4, 2021 09:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Aug 4: The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday.

China tourists take a leap in world's highest bungy jump

Published On: August 3, 2021 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

Straddled between two cliffs in China's Hunan province, a 430-meter glass-bottomed suspension bridge offers the world's highest bungy jump from a footbridge.

Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

Published On: August 3, 2021 07:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, August 3: With a new wave of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people - mainly the unvaccinated - sicker than before.

'David vs Goliath' - Venice ban may not end cruise ship battle

Published On: August 1, 2021 04:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

When the first cruise ship since the start of the pandemic sailed through the Venice lagoon last month, hundreds of people rallied on land and small boats in protest.

COVID vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time - UK advisers say

Published On: August 1, 2021 07:33 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, August 1: The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group.

Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO

Published On: July 31, 2021 08:32 AM NPT By: Reuters

GENEVA, July 31: The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

India reports most new COVID cases in three weeks

Published On: July 30, 2021 12:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, July 30: India reported 44,230 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the most in three weeks, the latest evidence of a worrying trend of rising cases that has forced one state to lock down amid fears of another wave of infections.

Factbox: Countries make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory

Published On: July 30, 2021 07:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

July 30: A sharp upturn in new coronavirus infections due to the highly contagious Delta variant and a slowdown in vaccination rates have pushed governments to make COVID-19 jabs mandatory for health workers and other high-risk groups.

Feline okay? Tably App can tell you if your cat's happy

Published On: July 29, 2021 04:52 PM NPT By: Reuters

Cat owners who love to take pictures of their furry friends now have a new excuse to pull out their smartphones and take a snapshot: it may actually help the cat.

British girl band Little Mix gets wax figures at London's Madame Tussauds

Published On: July 29, 2021 02:47 PM NPT By: Reuters

British girl band Little Mix joined the starry line-up at Madame Tussauds in London on Wednesday, with the wax museum unveiling the chart-topping group's replicas to mark their 10-year anniversary.

Analysis: Pandemics & protests: Unrest grips developing countries

Published On: July 29, 2021 09:46 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, July 29: From Tunisia and South Africa to Colombia, social unrest is sweeping through developing countries, a reminder of income inequalities that have deepened during the COVID-19 crisis.

New York’s $200 French fries offer ‘escape’ from reality

Published On: July 28, 2021 02:10 PM NPT By: Reuters

The Federal Reserve chair, always on the look-out for signs of inflation, might want to drop by Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where a $200 plate of French fries stretches the definition of haute cuisine.

Flying solo, 19-year-old woman aims to set aviation record

Published On: July 28, 2021 02:04 PM NPT By: Reuters

A 19-year-old is paving the way for girls in STEM by setting the record for the youngest woman to fly solo around the world next month. Belgian-British Zara Rutherford sets off on her 51,000 kilometre (32,000 miles) journey in her bespoke Shark ultralight plane, the world's fastest microlight, on August 11.

Final death toll from Florida condominium collapse put at 98

Published On: July 27, 2021 01:34 PM NPT By: Reuters

USA, July 26: Remains of the last person still listed as missing in the collapse of a Florida condominium tower on June 24 have been recovered and identified, bringing the final confirmed death toll to 98, Miami-Dade County officials said on Monday.

Storm buffets venues but Tokyo Games go on

Published On: July 27, 2021 10:32 AM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, July 27: Wind and rain buffeted the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, causing delays to competition and event rescheduling, but stopping short of battering the host city as initially feared.