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Israel says it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year. Israel, which has reopened after vaccinating some 85% of its adult population, has faced criticism for not sharing its vaccines with the 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The agreement was announced Friday by the new Israeli government that was sworn in on Sunday.
Jaxon-James Ayres has been diagnosed with a rare congenital condition called hyperinsulinism which affects one in 50,000 newborn babies.
It started raining in Southampton on Thursday afternoon and Friday's coin toss could not take place because of the drizzle which ensured the square remained under cover. "The toss has been delayed and there will be no play in the opening session," the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted.
Five men who took part in a mob attack on Hong Kong democracy supporters two years ago were found guilty of rioting and wounding on Friday in the first convictions over an assault which sparked widespread outrage.
TF1 Studio has unveiled a raft of major pre-sales on “Superwho,” an action-packed comedy directed by Philippe Lacheau, in the run up to the Pre-Cannes Screenings where the film will have its virtual world premiere on June 23. Lacheau, who stars in his movie, is behind some of France’s biggest comedy hits in recent history, […]
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia is offering one of its premises to assist the Health Ministry (MoH) with the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. The local branch of the...
Two children were shot on the Interstate 75 in Detroit, Michigan, on June 17, with one of the children confirmed to have died, police said in a statement.Detroit interim Police Chief James White said that a 2-year-old had died, while a 9-year-old was “fighting” for their life.Police provided a description of a vehicle suspected to be connected with the shooting, but the suspect had not yet been apprehended.Interim police Chief James White said Detroit Police would “help get this monster off the street.” Credit: Detroit Police Department via Storyful
UEFA has a contingency plan to replace Wembley as host stadium of the Euro 2020 final unless Britain agrees to exempt travelling foreign fans from 10-day quarantine rules, the European soccer governing body said on Friday. Tournament organisers have been in negotiations with the UK government since it postponed plans to end COVID-19 restrictions on June 21. The London stadium is scheduled to host the final of the competition, which is taking place in 12 cities across the continent, on July 11, as well as both semi-finals over the preceding days.
Indian digital payments firm Paytm is seeking shareholder approval to sell up to 120 billion rupees ($1.62 billion) in new stock in what could be the South Asian country's biggest-ever initial public offering at a total of $3 billion. Paytm, which counts China's Alibaba and Japan's SoftBank as backers, will sell new shares and will also have an option to retain an over-subscription of up to 1%, the company said in a notice for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders in Delhi on July 12. The company is aiming to raise $3 billion via the public listing on Indian bourses, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has recovered from COVID-19 and is to rejoin the squad immediately, the team said on Friday, in a boost to their Euro 2020 campaign after making a lacklustre start. Busquets tested positive on June 6 while preparing for the tournament at Spain's training camp in Madrid and was sent back home to Barcelona into quarantine, although he was able to continue training on an individual basis as he was asymptomatic. The midfielder will return to the team's camp after returning a negative test and will fly with the rest of the squad to Seville ahead of Saturday's game against Poland, the team said in a statement on their official website.
Indian police have summoned Twitter's top local executive over a viral video on the site of a Muslim man being assaulted, with authorities accusing the US social media giant of stoking sectarian tensions.
An estimated 20,000 Scottish fans made the trip down south despite COVID restrictions and an allocation for visiting supporters inside Wembley of just 2,600.
A Welsh soccer fan took a tumble in the background of a television interview for the Welsh language programme Newyddion S4C, following the country’s 2-0 win over Turkey in their second UEFA Euro 2020 group game on June 16.In the video, filmed at the Red Lion Hotel in the Welsh village of Pontrhydfendigaid, two men are being interviewed when another man emerges from the hotel and slips down the stairs.He immediately returns to his feet and stumbles back up the stairs, clutching his hip.“Be careful when celebrating,” Newyddion S4C wrote on Twitter.The Newyddion S4C programme is produced by BBC Cymru. Credit: Newyddion S4C via Storyful
The star revealed her transformation on social media.
OSLO (Reuters) -U.S. e-commerce group eBay and Norway's Adevinta have secured final regulatory approval for a tie-up of their global classified ads businesses, the Norwegian firm said on Friday. Under a deal struck last year, Adevinta will acquire eBay's Classifieds Group in return for $2.5 billion in cash and 540 million shares, valuing the transaction at around $13 billion at current stock market prices. The final regulatory approval came from the Austrian competition watchdog after eBay agreed to reduce its ownership stake in Adevinta during the next 18 months, the Norwegian firm said.
PETALING JAYA, June 18 — Being a frontliner in the age of Covid-19 is anything but easy. Even more so when you’ve got a family at home to worry about. For many Malaysian dads, the movement...
The Olympic gold medallist says she’s embraced having a little one around the house again
Montenegro's parliament adopted a resolution on the 1995 Srebrenica genocide late on Thursday and dismissed the pro-Serb justice minister over his denial of the massacre, a move that may threaten the stability of the bickering ruling coalition. In the resolution, the 81-seat parliament condemned the Srebrenica genocide when about 8,000 Muslim men and boys were executed by Bosnian Serb forces. It also banned public denial of the atrocity.
Singapore's reopening will depend on its vaccination rate, said the Health Minister.
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