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India races to find UK arrivals to halt new virus strain

India races to find UK arrivals to halt new virus strain

Indian authorities were trying Wednesday to track down tens of thousands of people who entered the country from Britain in recent weeks as cases of a new and fast-spreading coronavirus strain ...

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been approved for use in Britain, the government said Wednesday, adding the mass rollout will start on January 4.

New virus variant hits US as Biden vows all-out effort

New virus variant hits US as Biden vows all-out effort

The new variant of coronavirus was detected for the first time Tuesday in the United States and Latin America as President-elect Joe Biden vowed to significantly ramp up the vaccination drive.

Indian film star Rajinikanth ends political bid over health fears

Indian film star Rajinikanth ends political bid over health fears

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday cancelled his plans to enter politics, saying a health scare had been ‘a warning from god’.

Masked and muted Olympics will still dominate crowded 2021 in sports

Masked and muted Olympics will still dominate crowded 2021 in sports

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be the centrepiece of a crammed sporting year in 2021 as sports administrators who had their calendars wiped away by the coronavirus pandemic try to fill the gaps even as a second wave hits.

WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

The World Health Organisation has warned that vaccines will be no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis as nations gear up for a massive rollout to tackle surging infections.

Kuwait holds legislative elections amidst health precautions

Kuwait holds legislative elections amidst health precautions

Kuwaiti voters began on Saturday morning casting ballots in unprecedented parliamentary elections held amidst health precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coping with separation anxiety

Coping with separation anxiety

Authored by a Doha-based working woman, See You Soon follows the journey of a little boy and his mother, as she drops him off to nursery and heads to work.

WHO looks at e-certificates for Covid-19 vaccination

WHO looks at e-certificates for Covid-19 vaccination

The World Health Organisation said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as hopes for an end to the pandemic were boosted after Britain became the first country to approve use of a Covid-19 vaccine.

First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

They can move to front of the line for a Covid-19 vaccine if they want, but some US health care workers are skeptical about taking a vaccine that was developed in record time -- even as the pandemic rages on.

Mystery still shrouds Covid-19 origin

Mystery still shrouds Covid-19 origin

While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the virus: exactly where it came from.

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton positive for Covid-19

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton positive for Covid-19

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, Formula One's governing body FIA announced Tuesday.