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LA ambulances told not to transport some patients to hospital

LA ambulances told not to transport some patients to hospital

Ambulance workers in Los Angeles County, California, have been told not to transport hospital patients that have extremely low chances of survival. The directive comes as officials say the region could soon hit over 1,000 Covid-related deaths per day, and hospitals are overrun with patients. Emergency workers have also been told to ration oxygen, which...

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Australian green energy project could provide nearly all of Singapore’s electricity

Australian green energy project could provide nearly all of Singapore’s electricity

Deep in northeast Australia’s outback, underneath grassy eucalypt woodlands and vast grazing lands scattered with cattle stations, lies one of the world’s largest known untapped coal reserves. Queensland’s Galilee Basin, an area roughly the size of Britain, is set to produce its first coal in 2021, to be moved by rail 300 kilometers to the...

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Nashville explosion: Camper van blast suspect named by police

Nashville explosion: Camper van blast suspect named by police

Police investigating a camper van blast that injured three people in Nashville on Christmas Day have named a suspect after DNA was collected at the scene. Officials in the US state of Tennessee said the DNA matched that of Anthony Quinn Warner, 63. Investigators believe that the blast was likely a suicide bombing. On Sunday,...

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Australian expeditioner evacuated from Antarctica in five-day mission

Australian expeditioner evacuated from Antarctica in five-day mission

An Australian expeditioner has been medically evacuated from Antarctica following a five-day mission involving ships, helicopters and planes. Australia, China and the US collaborated in efforts to bring the patient back home. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) hailed the “outstanding success” of an operation it described as “complex and challenging”. Details of the patient’s condition...

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European Medicines Agency authorizes Pfizer vaccine for use in the EU

European Medicines Agency authorizes Pfizer vaccine for use in the EU

Europe’s medicines regulator on Monday authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for conditional use, opening the door to an inoculation program across the European Union. The news comes less than two weeks after the American and German-developed vaccine was approved for use in the U.S. Europe is on track to start vaccinations within a week,...

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Putin: If Russia wanted to kill Navalny, it would have ‘finished’ the job

Putin: If Russia wanted to kill Navalny, it would have ‘finished’ the job

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Thursday that opposition politician Alexey Navalny “is enjoying the support of the US special services,” adding that if Russian special services had wanted to kill him they would have “finished it.” Putin’s comments came in response to a question at his annual press conference following an investigation by the investigative...

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Several Nations Ban Travel From UK after Reports of New Covid-19 Variant

Several Nations Ban Travel From UK after Reports of New Covid-19 Variant

BY JM AGREDA Several countries have started to impose restrictions on travelers coming from the United Kingdom following reports of a new COVID-19 variant emanating from the country. Among the countries that have issued travel bans as early as the weekend are European countries that include France, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, and...

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Melbourne towers lockdown ‘breached human rights’

Melbourne towers lockdown ‘breached human rights’

A rushed lockdown of nine tower blocks in Melbourne, Australia, due to an outbreak of coronavirus breached human rights laws, an ombudsman has found. About 3,000 people were confined – under police guard – to their public housing units from 4 July for up to two weeks, after a state government order. The residents were...