World Latest News

'Mix and match' UK Covid vaccine trial expanded

BBC News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:59
Using different shots for the first and second doses might give better protection, say experts.
Categories: World Latest News

The Queen carries out first duty since Prince Philip's death

BBC News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:00
Her Majesty receives the wand and insignia of the Lord Chamberlain in a private ceremony at Windsor.
Categories: World Latest News

Biden dispatches unofficial delegation to Taiwan

CNN World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:47
President Joe Biden dispatched an unofficial delegation to Taiwan Tuesday in a show of support for the island, according to a senior administration official and a State Department spokesperson.
Categories: World Latest News

Covid-19 Surges in Northeast, Upper Midwest, but not South

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:15
Experts aren’t sure what explains the divide; some think warmer weather in the Sun Belt has played a role, while others suspect decreased testing is muddying the virus’s true footprint.
Categories: World Latest News

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Complicating Rollout

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:07
Injections of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine came to a sudden halt across the United States on Tuesday after federal health agencies called for a pause in the vaccine’s use following the emergence of a rare blood clotting in six recipients within one to three weeks of vaccination.
Categories: World Latest News

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money

BBC News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:54
More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19.
Categories: World Latest News

Seven things you might not know about Brick Lane

BBC News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:47
From corpses on horseback to a market selling lions - the varied history of London's Brick Lane.
Categories: World Latest News

J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:36
Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremely rare blood clots.
Categories: World Latest News

Cambodians Demand Apology for Khmer Rouge Images With Smiling Faces

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:25
An Irish artist colorized portraits of Cambodian prisoners who were tortured, starved, beaten and killed. In some cases, he doctored the images to put smiles on their faces.
Categories: World Latest News

China Poses Biggest Threat to U.S., Intelligence Report Says

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:46
The annual assessment does not predict a military confrontation with either Russia or China, but it suggests that intelligence operations, cyberattacks and global drives for influence will intensify.
Categories: World Latest News

Biden to Withdraw Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:45
After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Categories: World Latest News

Will Afghanistan Become a Terrorism Safe Haven Once Again?

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:41
Not likely, at least in the short term, intelligence officials assess. But stopping terrorism groups over the long term could be more difficult.
Categories: World Latest News

US seeks China climate agreements ahead of Biden summit

BBC News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:41
US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.
Categories: World Latest News

With Afghan Decision, Biden Seeks to Focus U.S. on New Challenges

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:38
The president’s choice to set a firm date for a full withdrawal reflected a belief that the priorities of 2021 require moving on from policies set in 2001.
Categories: World Latest News

Several States Pausing Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After CDC, FDA Advisory

NYT World News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:35
Following a call from federal health agencies, all 50 states quickly paused or recommend that providers pause the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine after six women in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within one to three weeks of vaccination.
Categories: World Latest News

Why 'stay-at-home parent' is a job title

BBC News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:25
LinkedIn now gives parents a way to reflect a career gap. Can it help the return-to-work challenge?
Categories: World Latest News