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Reset vaccine progress to drive global health equity

Forward-looking vaccine research is key to fighting cholera and other life-threatening diseases. Kampala, Uganda | Charlie Weller | Despite numerous successful immunisation campaigns, global vaccine coverage has plateaued over the last decade. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to routine and reactive vaccination programmes, alongside the impact of conflict and natural disasters …

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India collects record high monthly tax in April

New Delhi, India | XINHUA |  Indian government’s revenue through gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) collected in a single month touched the highest ever figure of 1.87 trillion Indian Rupees (22.88 billion U.S. dollars) in April, announced the federal Ministry of Finance on Monday. The federal government introduced the …

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Iran evacuates 65 nationals from Sudan with Saudi Arabia’s help

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Saturday Iran had evacuated 65 nationals from Sudan with the help of Saudi Arabia. In a statement posted on the website of the Iranian foreign ministry, Kanaani said the Iranian evacuees were transferred safely from Khartoum to Port Sudan …

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Putin authorizes oil supplies to friendly countries

Vladivostok, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized oil and oil product supplies to friendly countries under contracts signed before Feb. 1, according to a decree published on Friday. The decree, which takes effect from Friday, amended a previous one Putin signed at the end of last year …

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BBC chair resigns amid row over ex-PM Johnson loan

London, UK | Xinhua | Richard Sharp, chair of The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), resigned on Friday after an independent report found he breached rules for public appointments in his involvement in facilitating a loan to former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Sharp said he would stay on until the end …

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Over half candidates pass FIFA football agent exam

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Over half of the candidates passed the FIFA football agent exam, a requirement for a license to provide transfer services in the world football market, FIFA announced on Thursday. A total of 3,800 candidates took the exam on April 19, and 1,962 of them passed. Initially, …

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Haaland record as Man City rout Arsenal

  Man City 🔵 4-1 🔴 Arsenal Manchester, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Manchester City are two points off top spot in the Premier League after a storming 4-1 victory over leaders Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne’s seventh minute strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side and a raucous City support an …

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