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'I don't want that' - France struggles to pitch AstraZeneca vaccine

Tasked with persuading shoppers at an outdoor market to consider taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Paris city hall employee Leo Martin was finding it a tough sell. "Which vaccine is...

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Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh hospitalised after contracting coronavirus

Former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh has been hospitalised after contracting for COVID-19, according to reports in the Indian media. The veteran Congress leader underwent a COVID-19 test after registering a fever and was subsequently admitted to Trauma Centre of Delhi's AIIMS on Monday, reports bdnews24.com citing NDTV. He has already received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine (Covaxin)...

India accepts Serum Institute’s request for $400 million as grant

India is set to accept the Serum Institute of India's (SII) request for a grant of 30 billion rupees ($400 million) to boost its capacity to make the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a government source with knowledge of the matter has said. SII, the world's biggest vaccine maker, had sought the funds to increase its monthly capacity to more than 100...

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FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of...

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