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Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines protect against Delta variant: Lancet study

Pfizer vaccine offered 92 per cent protection against the Alpha variant and 79 per cent against the Delta strain 2 weeks after the 2nd dose

15 Jun 2021 1:11 PM

UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID shot for 12-15 year-olds

Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today announced this decision

04 Jun 2021 6:00 PM

UK PM Boris Johnson marries fiancee Carrie Symonds in private ceremony

The Sun said senior staff in Johnson's 10 Downing St. office were unaware of the wedding plans

30 May 2021 2:52 PM

Two doses of AstraZeneca COVID shots 85-90 per cent effective: Public Health England

With the threat of new variants, it has never been more important to get the vaccine, said UK Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock

21 May 2021 11:56 AM

Queen vows to address Harry and Meghan racism claims

The explosive racism claim has reportedly left the palace in turmoil and scrambling how best to address it

10 Mar 2021 11:34 AM

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Ill, Boris had a harder time; virus blow to James Bond

The only constant is that like the scientists, the government is also at a loss

12 Oct 2020 3:58 PM

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi's extradition trial to resume in UK court today

Modi has made repeated attempts at bail over the past year, each of which were turned down as he is deemed a flight risk

07 Sep 2020 7:17 AM

Steroids hailed as 'strongly recommeded' drug for seriously ill COVID patients: Study

The analysis found that steroids improve survival rates of COVID-19 patients sick enough to be in intensive care in hospital

03 Sep 2020 9:29 AM

Marks & Spencer to cut 7,000 jobs after sales hit by COVID-19

The job cuts, to be carried out over the next three months, include losses from its central support centre and in its UK stores, M&S said

18 Aug 2020 12:51 PM

UK economy slips into recession with record 20.4% contraction, job loss fears mount

Today’s figures confirm that hard times are here, finance minister Rishi Sunak said

12 Aug 2020 4:28 PM

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HSBC to cut around 35,000 jobs

The bank will maintain a freeze on almost all external recruitment, CEO Noel Quinn said in the memo sent to bank’s 2,35,000 staff worldwide

17 Jun 2020 11:51 AM

Defying Trump, Iran aims to keep offloading gasoline glut to Venezuela

Iran has since April sent five tankers totalling about 1.5 million barrels to the leftist government of fuel-starved Venezuela

16 Jun 2020 9:20 AM

Economic fallout from COVID-19 could push more than billion into ‘extreme poverty’

The outlook for the world’s poorest looks grim unless governments do more and do it quickly, says a UNU report

12 Jun 2020 12:03 PM

OECD sees global economy contracting at least 6% in 2020

By the end of 2021, the loss of income exceeds that of any previous recession over last 100 years outside wartime, says OECD chief economist

10 Jun 2020 2:35 PM

Global gas demand set for largest decline on record in 2020, says IEA

Global gas demand is expected to fall by 4% or 150 billion cubic metres twice the size of drop following 2008 global financial crisis

10 Jun 2020 11:39 AM

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Airlines heading for $84 billion loss in 2020, says IATA

With most of the world’s airliners currently parked, IATA said revenue would likely fall to $419 billion from $838 billion last year.

10 Jun 2020 9:18 AM

WHO rubbishes Italian doc's claim on virus losing potency

Professor Alberto Zangrillo, head of intensive care at Italy’s San Raffaele Hospital said that new coronavirus “clinically no longer exists”

02 Jun 2020 11:44 AM

WHO seeks good ties with US despite Trump's exit move

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he hoped his organisation could continue its longstanding collaboration with the United States

02 Jun 2020 10:13 AM

To be a part of Oxford University's Covid19 vaccine project is a humanitarian cause: Indian-origin scientist

The 34-year-old's role as a Quality Assurance Manager means to ensure compliance are met before the vaccine could progress to trial stage

31 May 2020 10:04 AM

Global energy leaders call for greater investment in electricity systems

International Energy Agency recognised importance of the electricity sector in response to the pandemic to keep essential services running

31 May 2020 9:32 AM

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