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Australia plans to accelerate the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to people over 50 after advising under-50s not to get the AstraZeneca jab due to blood clot concerns, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. State leaders agreed to bring forward vaccinating over-50s, going beyond frontline workers, the elderly, the disabled and people with underlying medical conditions, at a national cabinet meeting, with formal approval due on Thursday, Morrison said in a statement. Australia's vaccine rollout has stalled due to supply hold-ups in Europe and concerns about blood clots tied to the AstraZeneca vaccine, which Australia has banked on for most of its supply.
The two-time Glitterball trophy winner thinks it could be time to move on.
Royal Challengers Bangalore rescued Glenn Maxwell from the Indian Premier League doldrums and now the big-hitting Australian has repaid their faith with the runs that have taken them to the top of the table.
Dogwoof has acquired world sales rights to “Faceless,” the directorial debut of Jennifer Ngo, ahead of its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival, Variety has learned exclusively. “Faceless” is a behind-the-headlines story of the 2019 Hong Kong demonstrations, seen through the eyes of four young protestors seeking to protect their way of life. […]
Tasked with persuading shoppers at an outdoor market to consider taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Paris city hall employee Leo Martin was finding it a tough sell. "Which vaccine is it?" one woman, in a green scarf, asked when Martin approached her with his pitch inviting people to get inoculated at a neighbourhood vaccination centre. When Martin told her the shot being offered at the centre was manufactured by AstraZeneca, the woman in the green scarf shook her head and said: "No, I don't want that."
Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira will star alongside Lucy Hale in the AMC-Alibi series “Ragdoll,” Variety has learned. The six-episode show, which was ordered to series back in February, is set to begin production on April 19 in London. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Cole. Variety exclusively reported Hale’s […]
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South African emergency workers have started evacuating three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town city as a wildfire fanned by strong winds continues to burn out of control along Table Mountain, city officials said on Monday. The fire started early Sunday morning on the slopes of Devils' Peak, another part of Cape Town's mountainous backdrop, forcing University of Cape Town students to evacuate residences as runaway flames set several campus buildings ablaze, including a library housing historic books and scripts. Around 250 firefighters are battling to control the blaze, as strong winds ground helicopters normally used in firebombing sorties.
The Star Awards were held at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Jewel Changi in a special edition that would only be possible during the pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Merely 0.003 per cent of frontliners who have received both doses of Covid-19 were then later reported to be infected, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy...
Houston police say a deadly car crash involving a Tesla vehicle - was believed have been operating without a driver at the time of the incident on Saturday.The crash comes amid growing scrutiny over Tesla's semi-automated driving system following several recent accidents.According to local media reports, the 2019 Tesla Model S was moving at a high rate of speed when it failed to round a curve, speeding off the roadway, crashing into a tree and bursting into flames.Authorities say there was no one was in the driver's seat.After the fire was extinguished, authorities found one occupant in the front passenger seat, and one in the back.Tesla and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The U.S. auto safety agency said in March it has opened over two dozen investigations into crashes of Tesla vehicles, at least three of them recent.The latest accident could throw a wrench in Tesla's plans, as it prepares to launch its updated "full self-driving" software to more customers.In January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he expects huge profits from the software, saying he was quote "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself… this year."
A woman climbed on top of a Tesla vehicle wearing a T-shirt saying “brake failure” and shouting a similar message at a car show in Shanghai, China, on April 19. Tesla said the woman had been involved in a speeding violation.The woman stood on the car for some time while security personnel tried to talk her down. Other security personnel tried to use their hands and an umbrella to block people from recording.In a statement, Tesla said the woman was involved in a “speeding violation that occurred in Anyang, Henan, in February.”Neither this claim from Tesla, nor the woman’s claim that brakes failed on a Tesla vehicle, have been independently verified. Credit: Zhibin Yu via Storyful
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled a planned trip to India, scheduled to take place next week, due to the current coronavirus situation in India, Johnson's office said. "In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week," a joint statement from the British and Indian government, released by Johnson's office, said. "Instead, Prime Ministers Modi and Johnson will speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India."
A long COVID patient has revealed how the somewhat mysterious condition has affected his mental health. Dan Scoble, 23, from Oxford, is thought to have caught the coronavirus in March 2020, before testing was available. While his infection itself was relatively mild, he has since been hospitalised around 10 times, even enduring a spontaneous punctured lung. More than a year after overcoming the coronavirus, the personal trainer is “still living the unknown”, causing him to develop health anxiety and even panic attacks when he leaves the house. Scoble has also developed “mild depression” and post-traumatic stress disorder, which have left him dependent on antidepressants and regular psychiatrist check-ups. Despite all he continues to endure, Scoble “has a lot of hope and belief he will recover”.He advises fellow long COVID patients to “seek professionals in mental health”. “You're going through so much trauma, you need to open up to manage it,” he said.
Christopher Walters died after being held down by the neck in Longton, Staffordshire.
With little hope of survival, officials are now working to retrieve the bodies of the 11 miners that were trapped underground 22 days ago when a shaft flooded in the rural area of Neira, Caldas.Rescuers kept up search efforts in the hope the remaining six bodies could receive a proper burial by loved ones.
Morrison last year said his government would appoint a permanent national commissioner to investigate suicides among current and former military personnel amid rising public anger over the issue.The scheme, however, was marred by delays - prompting a bipartisan support from Australia's Senate for the Royal Commission earlier this year. Tweaking his plans, Morrison said Australia will now hold a Royal Commission to examine any systemic issues among suicides by veterans, while the permanent national commissioner will be tasked with ensuring the recommendations are enforced.Morrison last week said Australia will withdraw its remaining 80 military personnel in Afghanistan after the United States announced it would pull out from the country to end its longest war. The deployment to Afghanistan is part of more than 3,000 Australian troops deployed around the world.
Islamist radicals in Pakistan have released 11 police officers that were taken hostage during violent anti-blasphemy protests against France over the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday. The officers were snatched by members of the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) during clashes outside the group's headquarters in the eastern city of Lahore. "They've released the 11 policemen they had held hostage," the interior minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, said in a video statement.
South Korea's government on Monday said it had proposed a law to require its citizens to get official permission before using the internet to exchange digital material such as movies, music, scanned books, or artwork with anyone in North Korea. If approved by parliament, the measure would be the first major amendment to South Korea's Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act in three decades and is part of its recent efforts to improve relations with North Korea. That law already regulates physical goods sent into or out of North Korea, and the proposed changes would add digital content, Lee Jong-joo, a spokeswoman for South Korea's unification ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, told a briefing.