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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 15

US general secretly called China over fears Trump could spark war The US top general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice last year over concerns then-president Donald Trump could spark a war with China as his potential election loss loomed and in its aftermath, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. US General Mark Milley, chairman […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Aug 13

US, British troops to aid Afghan evacuation as Taleban gains The United States and Britain said on Thursday they would send thousands of troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate civilians, as the Taleban stood poised for their two biggest military victories since they began a broad offensive in May. In response to the militants’ swift and […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 19

British PM Johnson pleads for caution as ‘Freedom Day’ arrives in England Prime Minister Boris Johnson ends more than a year of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England on Monday, urging the public to remain cautious but putting his faith in vaccines to protect the country even as infections are surging. On what local media have […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 19

United Nations calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The General Assembly adopted a resolution with the support of […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 9

US CDC eases travel recommendations on 110 countries, territories The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan just ahead of the Olympics. The CDC’s new ratings include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest “Level 4” rating that discouraged all […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 26

More than half of American adults vaccinated as Covid-19 cases ebb More than half of all adults in the United States have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the White House said on Tuesday, roughly six weeks before US President Joe Biden’s July 4 goal of 70 per cent of the adult population receiving at least […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 20

World can bring Covid-19 pandemic under control within months: WHO The world can bring the global Covid-19 pandemic under control in the coming months provided it distributes the necessary resources fairly, the head of the World Health Organisation told a news briefing on Monday. Global climate change activist Greta Thunberg, joining the briefing as a virtual guest from […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 24

EU to extend Covid-19 vaccine export curbs to cover Britain, backloading The European Commission will on Wednesday extend EU powers to potentially block Covid-19 vaccine exports to Britain and other areas with much higher vaccination rates, and to cover instances of companies backloading contracted supplies, an EU official said. The moves, which the EU official said […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 14

3 health workers treated for blood clots after AstraZeneca jab Three health workers in Norway who recently received the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 are being treated in hospital for bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets, Norwegian health authorities said on Saturday. Norway halted on Thursday the rollout of that vaccine, following a […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 24

Tiger Woods hospitalised with multiple injuries after car accident Tiger Woods was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering multiple injuries when his car went off a road and rolled down a steep hillside, requiring the “jaws of life” to extricate the golf great from the wreckage. Woods’ injuries were not believed […]