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Public trust in vaccines grow in Europe but falls in Asia and Africa

Public trust in vaccines grow in Europe but falls in Asia and Africa

Public trust in vaccine safety is slowly growing in Europe even as it dips in parts of Asia and Africa, researchers said on Friday, calling for more investment in health information campaigns for the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccine. The largest-ever global survey of vaccine confidence, published in the Lancet medical journal, shows clear links between political...

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Australia records lowest one-day rise in Covid-19 cases in the past three months

Australia records lowest one-day rise in Covid-19 cases in the past three months

Australia reported its lowest one-day rise in novel coronavirus infections in nearly three months on Monday as authorities began to ease restrictions aimed at slowing its spread. Thirty-nine people were found to be infected with the virus in the past 24 hours, the lowest one-day increase in new cases since June 26, when 37 infections...

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Japan’s ruling party LDP elects Suga as Abe’s successor

Japan’s ruling party LDP elects Suga as Abe’s successor

Yoshihide Suga was elected chief cabinet secretary by Japan’s ruling party on Monday making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister. Suga easily won the ballot, taking 377 of a total of 534 valid votes from Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers and regional representatives. His rivals, former defence minister...

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Victoria parliament shuts down after guard turns positive for Covid-19

Victoria parliament shuts down after guard turns positive for Covid-19

The Victoria parliament building has been temporarily shut down after a security guard who worked there last week tested positive to coronavirus. Parliament House and its grounds will remain closed until further notice while deep cleaning of the relevant areas is undertaken. In a joint statement on Sunday, legislative assembly speaker Colin Brooks and legislative...

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Rio Tinto Officials Resign after Controversial Destruction of Aboriginal Site

Rio Tinto Officials Resign after Controversial Destruction of Aboriginal Site

Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining firm, announced on Friday the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer and two other top officials after the mining firm destroyed a 46,000-year-old aboriginal site. In a statement issued in Melbourne on September 11, the company said CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques will be stepping down based on a mutual agreement...