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Coronavirus live news: Germany closes border to parts of Austria, Czech Republic; Trump was sicker with Covid than reported

More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in conflict zones as families face increasing poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a top UN official warned on Friday. The exact number of child soldiers is unknown, but in 2019 alone about 7,740 children – some as young as six – were recruited and used […]

Brazil’s Vale signs $7 billion settlement in mining disaster

Brazilian mining giant Vale signed a settlement deal on Thursday to pay 37.7 billion reais ($7 billion) to the state of Minas Gerais, two years after a dam rupture in the city of Brumadinho killed more than 270 people By BY DIANE JEANTET Associated Press February 4, 2021, 9:21 PM • 3 min read Share […]

Bolsonaro victories in Congress seen hindering impeachment

A lawmaker supported by President Jair Bolsonaro has been elected head of Brazil’s Senate, a victory for the conservative leader’s effort to head off a potential impeachment effort By DÉBORA ÁLVARES and MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press February 1, 2021, 10:32 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRASILIA, Brazil — […]

Coronavirus live: struggle to quash Sydney cluster with six new cases; Brazil’s fifth day of more than 1,000 deaths

The Australian federal government expects hundreds of Australians stranded overseas will be brought home on the 20 flights it is chartering in coming months. Seats will be given as a priority where possible to people who are in special need. There are some 37,000 Australians registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade who […]

UK imposes travel ban amid worries of new Brazil variant – Times of India

LONDON: The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of Covid-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the UK’s vaccination program, although there are no signs the variant has reached the country, Britain’s top transportation official said. UK transport secretary Grant Shapps said the entry ban, which took effect […]

Brazil researchers report disappointing 50.4% efficacy for China’s CoronaVac vaccine – Times of India

RIO DE JANEIRO: A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac showed “general efficacy” of 50.4% in a late-stage trial in Brazil, researchers said on Tuesday, barely enough for regulatory approval and far short of earlier indications. The latest results are a major disappointment for Brazil, as the Chinese vaccine is one of two that the […]