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United States health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to...

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Denmark has decided not to resume use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots. The decision, which would remove the shot from Denmark's vaccination scheme, could delay the country...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president has defiantly signed into law an extension of his mandate and that of his government as the United States and others threatened sanctions and warned of further instability in one of the...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following an FDA decision to pause the jabs while very...

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is recommending a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the...

ST JOHN’S (AP): Prime Minister Gaston Browne has sought to downplay opposition concerns over remarks he made regarding the persons being evacuated from St Vincent and the Grenadines, where the erupting La Soufriére volcano has resulted in several...

KINGSTOWN (AP): La Soufriére volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent late last week, with officials worried...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): George Floyd’s brother shed tears on the witness stand on Monday as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George. “That’s my oldest brother George. I miss both of them,” 39-year-old Philonise Floyd said at the...

THIMPU (AP): When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly. Those countries...
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