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Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE on Thursday said data from a Phase III trial demonstrated high efficacy of a booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine against the virus, including the Delta variant. The study also found that the booster shot had a favourable safety profile. Pfizer had said its two-shot vaccine's efficacy drops over time, citing a study that showed 84% effectiveness from a peak of 96% four months after a second dose.
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The team behind Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey have been tasked by the BBC with picking the UK's contestant for the 2022 Eurovision.
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Pakistani counter-terrorism forces say they have killed three Afghan militants who belonged to the Islamic State group during a raid on a hideout near the country's border with Afghanistan. The gun battle was the latest episode of violence in Pakistan involving extremist groups that appear to have been emboldened by the return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The dawn raid was carried out in Peshawar, capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said Javed Khan, an officer with the provincial Counter-Terrorism Department.
Palestinian activists have accused PayPal Holdings Inc of discrimination for not allowing Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip to link their bank accounts to its digital payment platform. PayPal did not respond to multiple requests by Reuters for comment on the accusations and demands for Palestinian access to its services, part of a campaign launched this month by Palestinian digital rights group 7amleh. Local entrepreneurs say they have lost opportunities after foreign clients learned they could not use PayPal to receive money transfers, a service the payments giant offers to Israeli bank account holders, including settlers in the West Bank.
The FCA said that from April 2020 to March 2021 consumers reported 30,000 potential scams. This is 77% higher than in the previous 12 months.
The golden hour was in full swing at Kettle Pond in Groton, Vermont, earlier this month, with the setting sun lending a warm glow to the autumn colors.Local nature photographer John Rowe filmed the gorgeous display using a drone and posted the video to Facebook on October 12.Rowe regularly documents New England foliage and shares his photos and videos on his Facebook page John Rowe Photography. Credit: John Rowe Photos via Storyful
But global subs topped 69 million in Q3
Rampant smuggling of Australian rock lobsters into mainland China is a national security threat, Hong Kong's new customs chief said Thursday as she vowed to crack down on the trade.
For central bankers wrestling with the question of whether inflationary pressures are transitory, industry chiefs around the world have a clear message: prices are only going higher. Shortages of workers, fuel, cargo ships, semiconductors and building materials as the global economy bounces back after pandemic lockdowns have companies from electric car makers to chocolatiers scrambling to keep a lid on costs. "We expect inflation to be higher next year than this year," said Graeme Pitkethly, finance chief at Unilever, which says its products, from Dove soap to Ben & Jerry's ice cream to Persil washing powder, are used by 2.5 billion people every day.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma continued to spew lava on October 21, more than one month after its first eruption.The local emergency service, 1-1-2 Canarias, said the advancement of the lava flow led to the evacuations of up to 50 homes on Wednesday.A total of 2,185 buildings were destroyed by the volcanic activity by October 19, according to the EU’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service.More buildings have been destroyed since that data was recorded, as the lava reached the town of La Laguna and destroyed several homes and businesses by October 21. Credit: IGME via Storyful
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Shares of AT&T rose 1% to $26.17 in pre-market trading. Total revenue was $39.9 billion in the third quarter, exceeding analysts' average estimate of $39.14 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Telecom operators, including AT&T and Verizon Communications Inc, have been unwinding their expensive media businesses to direct their investment on phone and internet services.
A horror artist in Los Angeles, California, took spooky season to a whole new level, creating a life-size doll of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the iconic villain from the movie It.Mark Anthony modelled the terrifying prop after Bill Skarsgard’s portrayal of Pennywise in the 2017 film It, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.Anthony spends his days crafting replicas of some of the creepiest horror characters to haunt our screens, regularly posting his work to his Instagram account.His previous work has included an animatronic Annabelle doll inspired by The Conjuring franchise and Regan MacNeil, Linda Blair’s possessed character from The Exorcist. Credit: The Scary Closet via Storyful
Shadow Culture Secretary Jo Stevens has called for a return to mandatory face masks in enclosed spaces in England, a day after the government announced it would not be re-imposing Covid measures. "We think we should be having mask wearing. We know that it works, it helps reduce infection levels, it's not a difficult thing to do for people," she said.
WarnerMedia’s U.S. direct-to-consumer business took a hit in the third quarter, as it lost a net 1.8 million HBO and HBO Max customers after its deal with Amazon to carry HBO expired. But international markets more than made up the difference: Worldwide, there were 69.4 million global HBO Max and HBO subscribers at the end […]
Thousands of Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a high-altitude face-off in India's Ladakh region since last year, despite the two militaries holding more than a dozen rounds of talks to defuse the situation.Indian has built an airspace control center in the Eastern sector to be more vigilant along the Line of Actual Control region, said Deputy Commander of Aviation Brigade of the area, Navneet Cahil, on Wednesday (October 20).India moved troops to its eastern stretch of the border since the clashes erupted last year.Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.
The maker of Birkin bags posted a 31.5% increase in revenue in the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period a year ago, surpassing the 21% rise expected by analysts.