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BVI commission of inquiry a high tech lynching
Earlier Monday and Tuesday, Premier Andrew Fahie will make his third appearance before Commissioner Gary Hickinbottom. The Commissioner will quiz the premier about his government’s approach to awarding contracts. Premier Fahie administra...
Boris Johnson’s holiday villa linked to offshore tax havens, documents suggest
Marbella villa was lent to prime minister by Zac Goldsmith
Alitalia's last flight: Italy says goodbye to airline after 74 years
Alitalia will take its last flight on Thursday evening before passing the baton to Italy's new national airline - ITA - which begins operations on Friday.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
Experts say the public deserves to see the list, a clear embodiment of U.S. foreign policy priorities that could disproportionately censor marginalized groups.
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
Indonesia's Bali Reopens To International Tourists, But With No Flights
Tourism-reliant Bali is scheduled to reopen on Thursday and though its Ngurah Rai international airport has carried out simulations preparing for tourists to return, it is not expecting much to happen soon.
Moderna Or Pfizer Booster Works Well For Those Vaccinated With J&J: Study
The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J) for at least 12 weeks.
"Decided Not To Get Vaccinated, Have Highest Immunization": Brazil's Bolsonaro
"I've decided not to get vaccinated. I'm looking at new studies, I already have the highest immunization, why would I get vaccinated?" the Brazilian President said
‘Alarming’ drop in life expectancy in England even before Covid pandemic hit, new university study shows
Life expectancy across the UK was falling even before the Covid pandemic hit, with researchers finding an “alarming” drop over the past decade, according to a study published by Imperial College London (ICL).
IMF Report: Stablecoins Possible 'Contagion Risk' To Financial System
International Monetary Fund (IMF) joins the growing list of institutions that warn about the risks to the global financial system posed by the growing adoption of 'stablecoins.'
Americans are quitting jobs at record rates, while job openings tick down
Americans quit their jobs at a record-high pace in August, with almost 3% handing in their resignations, the government reported on Tuesday. The number of quits increased in August to 4.3 million, which is 242,000 more than in July. The ...
World’s Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens
The International Monetary Fund says the persistence of the coronavirus and global supply chain crisis weighs on economies.
Britain’s Covid Missteps Cost Thousands of Lives, Inquiry Finds
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slowness last year to impose a lockdown and institute widespread testing had tragic results, according to a parliamentary report.
Bild roasts YouTube for stifling free speech in Germany after court rules it was wrong to delete Covid-19 interviews
YouTube censorship of Covid-19 debate is a “dangerous encroachment” on the freedom of speech, an editor at leading German tabloid Bild has said, after the platform deleted two videos of an online debate on the pandemic.
‘Jab ‘em in their sleep’: Philippines’ Duterte proposes new way of tackling vaccine hesitancy
Filipino ninja doctors may soon be sneaking into the homes of Covid-19 vaccine refuseniks to inject them in their sleep. At least that’s the idea proposed by the country’s trigger-happy president.
Crypto trading is thriving in Nigeria despite official disapproval
Authorities in Nigeria, including its central bank, are actively discouraging crypto use. But that is not stopping traders in Africa's leading economy.
Legal challenge to ‘government by WhatsApp’
The government is facing a High Court challenge over its use of WhatsApp and instant messaging.
Lawmakers slam UK's Covid response, say 'herd immunity' strategy a public health failure
The U.K government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak at the start of the pandemic has been called one of the country’s worst ever public health failures, following an inquiry by British lawmakers.
Singapore to open 'vaccinated travel lanes' with 8 more countries as it aims for 'new normal'
Singapore announced Saturday it will be opening new travel lanes for vaccinated visitors from 8 more countries.
What we know about Covid-19 jabs for kids
In Israel, more than half of those over 12 years old and some younger children have had a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine – with a few already onto booster jabs. What can we learn from this?
Facebook won’t say why it took down then reinstated ‘Reopen California Schools,' group's founder says
Several other Facebook groups with similar political aims were also taken down
UK cyber head says Russia responsible for 'devastating' ransomware attacks
Cyber attacks which see hackers get inside computer networks and lock the owners out until they pay a ransom present "the most immediate danger" to UK businesses in cyberspace, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has wa...
WHO backs Covid-19 booster jab for people with weak immune systems
The World Health Organization has recommended booster shots for people with weak immune systems as they are less likely to respond adequately to the standard course of vaccinations.
AstraZeneca Covid antibody injection effective at reducing risk of severe illness or death from the virus, trial says
AstraZeneca has released new data from phase-three trials of its Covid-19 antibody injection, AZD7442, showing it reduces the risk of developing severe illness or death from the coronavirus in vulnerable people.
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