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WHO Advises Against Blood Plasma Treatment For COVID-19

WHO Advises Against Blood Plasma Treatment For COVID-19

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Paris

Covid treatments using plasma taken from the blood of recovered coronavirus patients should not be given to people with mild or moderate illness, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Malala Yousafzai Calls For Stronger US Support Of Afghan Girls' Education

Malala Yousafzai Calls For Stronger US Support Of Afghan Girls' Education

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Washington

Human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, who survived an attack by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012, argued Monday for stronger US support of Afghan girls and women during a visit to Washington.

Western Powers 'Determined' Ukraine Sovereignty Be Respected

Western Powers 'Determined' Ukraine Sovereignty Be Respected

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Paris

The leaders of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and United States expressed "determination" during a phone call on Monday that Ukraine's sovereignty should be respected, the French presidency said.

US Vows More Military Forces In Eastern Europe If Russia Invades Ukraine

US Vows More Military Forces In Eastern Europe If Russia Invades Ukraine

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Washington

The US will impose "severe economic harm" on Russia and boost its military presence in Eastern Europe should Moscow invade Ukraine, the White House warned Monday, laying out the high stakes on the eve of talks between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

Emergence Of Omicron Inevitable: South Africa President As Cases Multiply

Emergence Of Omicron Inevitable: South Africa President As Cases Multiply

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Johannesburg

South Africa's fourth COVID-19 wave was anticipated and the emergence of the new Omicron variant was inevitable, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said, terming the surge in infections a matter of "great concern".

NASA Announces 10 New Astronaut Trainees From Pool Of 12,000 Applicants

NASA Announces 10 New Astronaut Trainees From Pool Of 12,000 Applicants

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Houston

NASA announced Monday its 10 latest trainee astronauts, who include a firefighter turned Harvard professor, a former member of the national cycle team, and a pilot who led the first-ever all-woman F-22 formation in combat.

Malaria Deaths Rise By 69,000 In 2020 Due To Covid Restrictions, Says WHO

Malaria Deaths Rise By 69,000 In 2020 Due To Covid Restrictions, Says WHO

Reuters | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Dakar, Senegal

Healthcare disruptions linked to the coronavirus pandemic helped malaria kill 69,000 more people in 2020 than the previous year, but a worst-case scenario was averted, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Olympic Body 'Respects' US Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

Olympic Body 'Respects' US Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Lausanne

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday it respected the US government's announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

UK Has Community Transmission Of Omicron Variant, Says Health Minister

UK Has Community Transmission Of Omicron Variant, Says Health Minister

Reuters | Tuesday December 07, 2021, London

Britain's Health Minister said on Monday there is now community transmission of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus across regions of England but it is too early to say if this will "knock us off our road to recovery".

France Orders Nightclubs To Close For 4 Weeks Over Covid Surge

France Orders Nightclubs To Close For 4 Weeks Over Covid Surge

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Paris

Nightclubs in France will be ordered to close for four weeks starting this weekend to counter surging Covid-19 cases that have seen hospitals announce emergency protocols as beds fill up, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Monday.

US Announces Diplomatic Boycott Of China's 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

US Announces Diplomatic Boycott Of China's 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 07, 2021, Washington

The United States on Monday announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics citing human rights abuses, in a move that will not stop US athletes from competing.

Iceland Raises Alert Level For Its Most Active Volcano To "Orange"

Iceland Raises Alert Level For Its Most Active Volcano To "Orange"

Agence France-Presse | Monday December 06, 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland on Monday raised the alert level for a possible eruption of its most active volcano after several small earthquakes were registered earlier in the day.

Bangladesh PM Asks Minister To Resign Over Derogatory Remarks About Women

Bangladesh PM Asks Minister To Resign Over Derogatory Remarks About Women

Press Trust of India | Monday December 06, 2021, Dhaka

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a rare move on Monday, asked State Minister of Information Murad Hassan to resign for his "derogatory remarks" against women, according to a ruling Awami League leader.

US Regulators Probe Donald Trump's Social Media Deal

US Regulators Probe Donald Trump's Social Media Deal

Agence France-Presse | Monday December 06, 2021, New York

US regulators are scrutinizing a deal between Donald Trump's fledgling social media company and an investment vehicle to bring the former president's venture to the stock market, documents showed Monday.

Kremlin Not Expecting "Breakthroughs" From Biden-Putin Talks Tomorrow

Kremlin Not Expecting "Breakthroughs" From Biden-Putin Talks Tomorrow

Reuters | Monday December 06, 2021, Moscow

The Kremlin said Monday on the eve of talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden that Moscow is not expecting "breakthroughs", as tensions rise over Ukraine.