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COVID-19: 3,552 new cases in UAE from more than 170,600 tests

The UAE has confirmed 3,552 new cases of COVID-19 from 170,694 tests.

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Pfizer to join WHO co-led vaccine scheme

Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to supply their COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization co-led COVAX vaccine access scheme, two sources familiar with the deal said, the latest in a series of shots to be included in the project aimed at lower-income countries.

Elon Musk offers USD 100 million prize for 'best' carbon capture tech

Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a USD 100 million prize for development of the "best" technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions.

British Athletics cancels indoor championships due to COVID-19

British Athletics has cancelled its indoor championships set to begin in Glasgow next month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said on Friday.

James Bond movie 'No Time to Die' delayed again amid pandemic

The global release of the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Pfizer to join WHO co-led vaccine scheme

    Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to supply their COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization co-led COVAX vaccine access scheme, two sources familiar with the deal said, the latest in a series of shots to be included in the project aimed at lower-income countries.

  • COVID-19: Georgia to lift ban on international flights

    Georgia will lift a ban on international flights, imposed last March as an anti-pandemic measure, in 10 days' time, authorities said on Friday.

  • COVID-19: UK keeping its borders open for now

    Britain is keeping its borders open for now environment minister George Eustice said, after speculation that the country could be completely shut to arrivals, after it recently tightened requirements for travellers to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Indian city readies facial recognition to spot harassed women

    A plan to monitor women's expressions with facial recognition technology to prevent street harassment in a north Indian city, will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations, digital rights experts warned on Friday.

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