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Funeral Plans For Prince Phillip Underway_Ada Nkong

The death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday has set in motion a carefully orchestrated, days-long event that will culminate with his funeral. Plans for a major royal death are made years in advance, though details are kept fiercely private and the coronavirus restrictions currently in place across the United… Continue reading Funeral Plans For Prince Phillip Underway_Ada Nkong

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Defense Review Advocates Reduction of Army Troops by 10,000_Ada Nkong

Credit: PA Media The size of the Army is expected to be reduced by about 10,000 soldiers as part of a move towards robots, drones, and cyber warfare. The defence review is likely to see the loss of some tanks and aircraft - but the government said there would be "more ships, submarines and sailors".… Continue reading Defense Review Advocates Reduction of Army Troops by 10,000_Ada Nkong

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Netherlands Suspends Use of Astrazeneca Vaccine_Ada Nkong

The Netherlands has become the latest country to suspend use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over concerns about possible side effects. The Dutch government said the move, which will last until at least 29 March, was a precaution. The Republic of Ireland earlier made a similar decision over reports of blood clotting events in adults… Continue reading Netherlands Suspends Use of Astrazeneca Vaccine_Ada Nkong

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Biden Refuses to Call for Cuomo’s Resignation_Ada Nkong

US President Joe Biden has urged people to await the results of an inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Asked whether Mr Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, should resign, Mr Biden said: "I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings us." His comments contrast with… Continue reading Biden Refuses to Call for Cuomo’s Resignation_Ada Nkong

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Coronavirus: US Senate Passes $ 1.9 tn Relief Plan_Ada Nkong

President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Joe Biden's relief bill aimed at helping Americans deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has cleared a major hurdle. The $1.9tn (£1.4tn) plan was approved in the… Continue reading Coronavirus: US Senate Passes $ 1.9 tn Relief Plan_Ada Nkong

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Trump Discloses Plans to Run for Presidency 2024_Ada Nkong

Donald Trump told conservatives Sunday he was considering running for president again in 2024, as he reasserted dominance over the Republican Party and warned of a “struggle” for America’s very survival. Echoing the grievance politics of his 2016 campaign and the harsh rhetoric of his one-term presidency, the 74-year-old fired up an enthusiastic crowd at… Continue reading Trump Discloses Plans to Run for Presidency 2024_Ada Nkong

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China Denies Demanding Anal Swabs From US Diplomats_Ada Nkong

China has denied that it required US diplomats to undergo anal swab tests for coronavirus. US media reported that diplomats had complained after being made to undergo the procedure. Some Chinese cities have introduced anal swabs, with experts there claiming they can "increase the detection rate of infected people". The country has largely brought the… Continue reading China Denies Demanding Anal Swabs From US Diplomats_Ada Nkong

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Ghana Receives First Doses of Covax Vaccines_Ada Nkong

Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. A delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Accra on Wednesday. The first recipients are due to be healthcare workers. The Covax scheme aims to reduce the divide between rich countries and poorer nations unable to buy… Continue reading Ghana Receives First Doses of Covax Vaccines_Ada Nkong

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Anti-Vaccination Protests Rock Australia_Ada Nkong

Anti-vaccination protesters have gathered across Australia ahead of the launch of the country's coronavirus inoculation programme. Protests were held in cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: "My body, my choice." The rallies were largely peaceful, but police made several arrests in Melbourne, local media reported. The national rollout of the… Continue reading Anti-Vaccination Protests Rock Australia_Ada Nkong