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UN health agency clears COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use  
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Thursday, 31 December 2020
UN health agency clears COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use  
To speed up access to COVID-19 vaccinations in the developing world, on the eve of the new year, the UN health agency approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccines for emergency use. Read Full Article ...
 
Make 2021 ‘safer, healthier world for children’, UNICEF chief urges
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Thursday, 31 December 2020
Make 2021 ‘safer, healthier world for children’, UNICEF chief urges
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that more than 371,500 children would be born on the first day of 2021. Read Full Article ...
 
The virus that shut down the world: the path to a vaccine
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Wednesday, 30 December 2020
The virus that shut down the world: the path to a vaccine
Vaccines that protect against COVID-19 have been developed in record time over the year but, amid fears that people from poorer countries may miss out, the UN ...
 
Vaccination no guarantee of virus eradication: WHO officials
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Monday, 28 December 2020
Vaccination no guarantee of virus eradication: WHO officials
In the final World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 press conference of the year, on Monday, senior officials warned that the virus is "not necessarily the b...
 
After year of ‘trials, tragedies and tears’, UN chief sends message of hope for 2021 
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Monday, 28 December 2020
After year of ‘trials, tragedies and tears’, UN chief sends message of hope for 2021 
As the world enters 2021, after a “year of trials, tragedies and tears”, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has delivered a message of hop...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.