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AstraZeneca finds small clot risk after 1st Covid shot, less after 2nd

AstraZeneca finds small clot risk after 1st Covid shot, less after 2nd

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine carries a small extra risk of rare blood clots with low platelets after the first dose and no extra risk after the second, a study led and funded by the drugmaker showed on Wednesday, after worries over side-effects.

CanSinoBIO's inhaled Covid vaccine candidate triggers immune response-early trial

CanSinoBIO's inhaled Covid vaccine candidate triggers immune response-early trial

An inhaled version of CanSino BioLogics' (CanSinoBIO) Covid-19 vaccine triggered immune responses without serious side effects, an early-stage clinical trial showed.

Regions near Olympic host Tokyo to seek Covid-19 emergency steps

Regions near Olympic host Tokyo to seek Covid-19 emergency steps

Governors of three prefectures near Olympics host Tokyo will ask the government to declare states of emergency for their regions, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday, after Covid-19 infections spiked to a record high in the Japanese capital.

Three Armenian soldiers killed in clash with Azerbaijan

Three Armenian soldiers killed in clash with Azerbaijan

Three Armenian troops died in border clashes with Azerbaijani forces on Wednesday, Yerevan said, in the deadliest military incident between the arch-foes since their war last year over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

18 workers killed in India as truck rams into bus

18 workers killed in India as truck rams into bus

Eighteen migrant labourers sleeping on a highway in northern India after their bus broke down died when a truck rammed into the vehicle, police said Wednesday.

2 dead in blast at German chemical park

2 dead in blast at German chemical park

An explosion at a chemical park in western Germany left two people dead and five missing yesterday, the site operator said, but a warning for residents to stay indoors was lifted after several hours.

19-year-old Pakistani becomes the world’s youngest to climb K2

19-year-old Pakistani becomes the world’s youngest to climb K2

A 19-year-old Pakistani has become the youngest person to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said yesterday. Shehroze Kashif reached the 8,611 metre summit at 8:10am yesterday.

Cuban embassy attacked with petrol bombs in Paris

Cuban embassy attacked with petrol bombs in Paris

Cuba’s embassy here said yesterday it had been attacked overnight with petrol bombs that caused some damage but no injuries to its staff, in an incident that prompted French authorities to beef up security around the building.

Pakistan, Saudi to work on easing travel restrictions

Pakistan, Saudi to work on easing travel restrictions

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia yesterday discussed how to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions, which have stranded around 400,000 Pakistani workers back home, foreign ministers of the two countries told reporters.

Don’t get carried away with falling Covid cases: UK prime minister

Don’t get carried away with falling Covid cases: UK prime minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said people should not get carried away by six days of better Covid-19 infection data, while one of the country’s top epidemiologists said the end of the pandemic could be just months away.

Indian state deploys 4,000 commandos after killings

Indian state deploys 4,000 commandos after killings

India’s Assam state yesterday said it will deploy 4,000 commandos to guard its border with a rival state after six police officers were killed in a gunbattle between the feuding neighbours.

Police testify to US Capitol riot probe

Police testify to US Capitol riot probe

Wiping away tears, a police officer told a rapt US congressional hearing yesterday he believed “this is how I’m going to die” while defending the Capitol on January 6 against a rampaging mob branding him a traitor.

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