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Criticism mounts of India's 'abrupt' approval of local vaccine

Criticism mounts of India's 'abrupt' approval of local vaccine

Criticism of India's approval of a local Covid-19 vaccine without proof of its efficacy grew on Wednesday after news that a regulatory panel approved the shot just one day after asking the vaccine maker for more evidence it would work.

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed national guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

Pressure mounts in Germany to ease restrictions; politicians cautious

Pressure mounts in Germany to ease restrictions; politicians cautious

Retailers on Tuesday stepped up their push for coronavirus-related restrictions to be eased in Germany so that shops can return to business, while several politicians also called for a gradual reopening of the country's schools.

Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens

Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens

Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive against the last major rebel stronghold ...

Death toll mounts in Israel-Gaza fighting

Death toll mounts in Israel-Gaza fighting

Rockets and missiles from Gaza killed four civilians in Israel while Israeli strikes killed 14 Palestinians, most of them militants, in surging cross-border fighting on Sunday ...