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AstraZeneca searching for vaccines for virus-hit Southeast Asia

'A global supply crunch' for Covid-19 vaccines and a shortage of the materials required to make them makes it difficult to provide a specific timeframe, the drugmaker's representative in Thailand says.

Protesters clash with police as thousands march against Australia lockdown

Thousands of largely maskless protesters marched through Australia's two biggest cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

India rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon toll hits 76

More than half of the deaths occurred in hard-hit Raigad, south of Mumbai, where landslides buried dozens of houses, killing 47 and with another 53 feared trapped under layers of mud.

Hanoi goes into lockdown as virus cases soar

About a third of Vietnam's 100 million people are already subject to lockdown orders.

New Covid variant ‘probable’ this year, says top French expert

He says a 'return to normal' will probably be in 2022 or 2023.

Nasa picks SpaceX for mission to Jupiter moon Europa

The Europa Clipper mission will launch in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the total contract worth US$178 million.

Questions in US over jabs, face masks and Delta

Factors like community transmission, personal risk levels, and personal risk tolerance should be taken into consideration, experts say.

EU watchdog approves Moderna jab for ages 12 and up

The vaccine will be given in two injections, each four weeks apart.

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony starts under Covid cloud

Fewer than 1,000 dignitaries and officials are present at the stadium, and a few hundred protestors demonstrated against the Games outside the stadium as the ceremony began

Sydney outbreak a ‘national emergency’ as cases spike

Declaring the outbreak a national emergency could pave the way for more federal government involvement in stemming the crisis.

Russia takes Ukraine to European court over MH17, civilian deaths

Prosecutors say Ukraine is to blame for deaths during a 2014 uprising in Kiev and in an ongoing conflict with pro-Moscow separatists in the country's east that has claimed more than 13,000 lives.

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

But this is still short of a 70% target set for the summer.

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