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Coronavirus live news: US approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine; first AstraZeneca jabs arrive in Sydney

Australian state of Victoria reports zero new cases; Auckland seven-day lockdown begins; UK records lowest cases in five monthsFDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccineConcerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even openingHouse approves $1.9tn Covid aid bill despite minimum wage setbackNew Zealand: Auckland to go into seven-day Covid lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.15am GMT The first shipment of 300,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses has landed in...
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'I'm operating': doctor makes Zoom court appearance while in surgery

California medical board to investigate after plastic surgeon appeared at a virtual trial from an operating theatreMedical authorities in California have said they will investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for a traffic violation trial while operating.The Sacramento Bee reported that Scott Green appeared for his trial at Sacramento superior court on Thursday, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: US approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine; Auckland starts second lockdown in a month

Australian state of Victoria reports zero new cases; Auckland seven-day lockdown begins; UK records lowest cases in five monthsConcerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even openingHouse approves $1.9tn Covid aid bill despite minimum wage setbackNew Zealand: Auckland to go into seven-day Covid lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the lates...
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FDA approves Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine

Emergency-use authorization boosts Biden’s vaccination plansJ&J effort becomes third vaccine available to US publicThe Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine for emergency use, making it the third vaccine available to the US public and securing another vital step in the US fight to control Covid-19.The decision was a formality after an independent expert advisory panel late on Friday afternoon recommended drug regulators approve the one-shot vaccine. Continue rea...
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Khashoggi: statement clarifying US stance on Saudi Arabia due on Monday

Biden’s announcement comes after Saudi exiles express shock over lack of sanctions against Mohammed bin Salman over killing of journalist President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the US would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following an intelligence report that found that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018.Saudi dissidents have expressed anger and disbelief that while the US has officially confirmed the...
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Germany set to give AstraZeneca jab to older people

Regulator concedes process had ‘somehow gone wrong’ and could soon approve vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) last month r...
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Coronavirus live news: US distributes 96m vaccine doses; West Bank shuts schools to stem infection rise

Wales allows households with a baby to bubble; Italy announces further restrictions; UK records 290 deaths and 7,434 cases - follow all the day’s news as it happensConcerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even openingHouse approves $1.9tn Covid aid bill despite minimum wage setbackNew Zealand: Auckland to go into seven-day Covid lockdownOne million Covid vaccine doses administered in WalesCaptain Sir Tom Moore: tributes paid by family at funeralSee all our coronavirus coverage ...
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Oprah: the star who turns interviews into therapy

Meghan and Harry are the latest in a line of celebrities to rebuild their image by talking to the queen of the chatshowYou could have forgiven the British royal family for giving primetime, tell-all interviews a wide berth for the foreseeable. The evisceration of Prince Andrew by the BBC’s Emily Maitlis in 2019 managed to achieve the near-impossible: making the Duke of York appear more dubious and less sympathetic.But if we have learned one thing about the Sussexes, Harry and Meghan, it’s that t...
Tags: UK, Television, US, UK News, World news, US news, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Monarchy, Cbs, Prince Harry, Harry, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Emily Maitlis


Oprah with Meghan and Harry: masterstroke or disaster?

The Sussexes are the latest in a line of celebrities to try to rebuild their image by talking to the chatshow queenYou could have forgiven the British royal family for giving primetime, tell-all interviews a wide berth for the foreseeable. The evisceration of Prince Andrew by the BBC’s Emily Maitlis in 2019 managed to achieve the near-impossible: making the Duke of York appear more dubious and less sympathetic.But if we have learned one thing about the Sussexes, Harry and Meghan, it’s that they ...
Tags: UK, Television, US, UK News, World news, US news, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Monarchy, Cbs, Prince Harry, Harry, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Emily Maitlis


Exeter homes evacuated as army detonates unexploded bomb

University students forced to leave their dorms after discovery of possible second world war deviceA suspected second world war bomb discovered in Exeter has been detonated with the noise of the explosion heard for miles around. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. Continue reading...
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Germany now says its seniors could get AstraZeneca jab

Regulator concedes process had ‘somehow gone wrong’ and is set to approve vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) last month re...
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Republicans push 'blue-collar comeback' – but is the party a true friend of the worker?

Multimillionaire Trump ally and senators who oppose $15 wage rise among those promoting idea that party is for working peopleAmid the resurrection of “the big lie” about an election stolen from Donald Trump, another deceptive theme has emerged at this weekend’s rightwing gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference: Republicans as the true party of the blue-collar worker.It was a concept promoted variously over CPAC’s first two days by, among others, a multimillionaire former govern...
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Dissidents 'shocked' Saudi heir avoids sanctions over Khashoggi murder

Exiled members of the Saudi opposition say crown prince Mohammed bin Salman should have been punished after the US last week declared that he ‘approved’ the killing of journalist Jamal KhashoggiSaudi dissidents have expressed anger and disbelief that while the US has officially confirmed the long-suspected view that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman “approved” the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he will escape punishment. A declassified intelligence assessment, released on Friday, co...
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Germany signals AstraZeneca vaccine may be approved for over-65s

Healthcare regulator says it will update recommendations ‘very soon’ in wake of row over jab’s effectiveness in older candidatesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing...
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Myanmar police fire teargas and rubber bullets in violent crackdown on protesters – video

A woman has reportedly been shot and killed as police in Myanmar escalated a violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters, firing teargas and rubber bullets and detaining dozens of people. Protesters who attempted to gather for peaceful rallies on Saturday were met with an aggressive response by security forces in the two biggest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, and in the central town of Monywa, where a woman was shot dead, according to local media reports.Woman reportedly shot dead as Myanmar police ...
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Louisiana police trooper kicked and dragged Black man who died in custody, records show

Documents obtained by AP reveal bodycam footage shows Kory York dragging Ronald Greene ‘on his stomach by the leg shackles’A Louisiana state police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained and the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.Body camera footage shows Kory York dragging Ronald Greene “on his stomach by the leg shackles” following a violent arrest and high-speed pursuit, according to intern...
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Texas college apologises after undocumented migrants refused vaccine

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley admits ‘critical mistakes’ after man unable to provide social security number turned awayA university in Texas has apologised after undocumented immigrants were refused a Covid-19 vaccine, saying it had made “critical mistakes” in turning people away.The Washington Post reported that a pre-diabetic man, Jesús Díaz, 61, was denied the vaccine after failing to provide a social security number. It said Diaz was among at least 14 people refused a vaccine because...
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Exeter residents evacuated as police prepare to detonate bomb

University students forced to leave their dorms after discovery of possible second world war deviceA suspected second world war bomb discovered in Exeter will be detonated, police have confirmed. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in the city while authorities investigated the device, according to police. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Wales allows households with a baby to bubble; Italy announces further restrictions

UK records 290 deaths and 7,434 cases; Joe Biden tells US ‘now is not the time to relax - follow all the day’s news as it happensConcerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even openingNew Zealand: Auckland to go into seven-day Covid lockdownNew York Covid variant reports divide officials and health expertsOne million Covid vaccine doses administered in WalesCaptain Sir Tom Moore: tributes paid by family at funeralSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.12pm GMT The British governme...
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Golden Trump statue turning heads at CPAC was made in … Mexico

Artist Tommy Zegan reveals figure was constructed in country the former president has assailed and demonizedA golden statue of Donald Trump that has caused a stir at the annual US gathering of conservatives was made in Mexico – a country the former president frequently demonized. Related: Mitch McConnell says he'd 'absolutely' support Trump as 2024 nominee Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Captain Tom Moore funeral takes place; Italy announces further restrictions

Rishi Sunak warns of risk to economy; Joe Biden tells US ‘now is not the time to relax - follow all the day’s news as it happensConcerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even openingNew Zealand: Auckland to go into seven-day Covid lockdownNew York Covid variant reports divide officials and health expertsOne million Covid vaccine doses administered in WalesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.19pm GMT Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has declared that “victory” is wit...
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'There's a degree of mistrust': a third of US military personnel refuse Covid vaccine

Defense secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledges hesitancy and says ‘we have to work to hard to dispel rumors and provide facts’Reluctance to be vaccinated for Covid-19 is now rife in the US military, with about a third of troops on active duty or in the national guard refusing to be administered the vaccine. Related: How to avoid 'Zoom fatigue' during the Covid pandemic Continue reading...
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Long road to recovery: effects of devastating winter freeze to haunt Texas for years

Bungled response will have consequence for finances, health and homes – and less privileged Texans will feel the pinchLast week, Malori Elsner’s family was struggling through power outages in their poorly insulated rental home near Houston, Texas, burning cardboard in the fireplace to stay warm during a deadly Arctic blast.But even as they endured the cold, their electric bill skyrocketed – Texas’s deregulated grid had gone haywire, and Elsner sat there, helpless, “knowing that I’m leeching mone...
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Archaeologists find unique ceremonial vehicle near Pompeii

Well-preserved iron, bronze and tin carriage discovery is ‘without precedent in Italy’Archaeologists have unearthed a unique Roman ceremonial carriage from a villa just outside Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.The almost perfectly preserved four-wheeled carriage made of iron, bronze and tin was found near the stables of an ancient villa at Civita Giuliana, about 700 metres north of the walls of ancient Pompeii. Continue reading...
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How to avoid 'Zoom fatigue' during the Covid pandemic

Constantly being confronted with an image of yourself while video conferencing can be exhausting, says expertCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageImagine you’re walking around your workplace followed incessantly by colleagues holding a mirror which causes you to stare at yourself for large parts of the day.The bizarre scenario is in effect becoming the norm in the era of physically distanced video conference meetings and this “nonverbal overload” is leading to “Zoom fatigu...
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Woman reportedly shot dead as Myanmar police escalate crackdown

Officers intensify use of force, firing teargas and rubber bullets at people protesting against coupA woman has reportedly been shot and killed as police in Myanmar escalated a violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters, firing teargas and rubber bullets and detaining dozens of people.Police intensified their use of force just hours after the country’s ambassador to the United Nations gave an emotional address calling for international action to restore democracy and protect the people. Continue ...
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Judge approves $650m settlement of privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Nearly 1.6m Facebook users to receive at least $345 after network allegedly used face photo-tagging without permissionA federal judge has approved a $650m settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users.US district judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois who submitted claims will be affected. ...
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Coronavirus live news: Captain Tom Moore funeral takes place; Auckland to go into lockdown for seven days

Rishi Sunak warns of risk to economy; Joe Biden tells US ‘now is not the time to relax - follow all the day’s news as it happensNew Zealand: Auckland to go into seven-day Covid lockdownNew York Covid variant reports divide officials and health expertsVan-Tam warns against giving up on Covid rulesExperts criticise Boris Johnson for putting dates in Covid roadmapSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19pm GMT Many thousands of people have signed an online book of condolences to Captain Tom Moore....
Tags: Science, Biology, Wales, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Auckland, Tam, Tom Moore


Parents of 112 children separated at US-Mexico border contacted, court hears

Figures were provided as part of lawsuit brought by ACLU which in 2018 ended family separations under Trump policyThe parents of 112 children separated at the US-Mexico border by Donald Trump’s administration have been contacted since January, lawyers told a court on Friday, as the judge expressed optimism about reunification efforts now being the responsibility of Joe Biden’s administration.The new figures were provided as part of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) w...
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Exeter residents evacuated after possible unexploded bomb found

University students forced to leave their dorms after discovery of potential second world war deviceThousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in Exeter while authorities investigate a possible unexploded second world war device, according to police.A 400-metre (1,300-ft) cordon was in place on Saturday morning, with 2,600 homes evacuated on Friday evening and Saturday. Continue reading...
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