Four Pakistani female aid workers shot dead by assailants

At least four female development workers killed after unidentified assailants fired at their vehicle in restive North Waziristan, police official says. Islamabad, Pakistan – At least four female development workers have been killed in a targeted attack in the northwestern Pakistani district of North Waziristan, police say, the latest attack in an escalation of violence […]

Israeli study finds Pfizer vaccine 85% effective after first shot

Researchers say a longer follow-up is required to understand the effect of one shot to inform second dose delay policy. A new study on healthcare workers in Israel has found that one shot of a two-dose vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech is 85 percent effective, heightening the debate over the possibility of spacing out doses. The […]

Worth a shot? How one-dose COVID jab could help in pandemic fight

A vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson is close to becoming the first single-dose COVID-19 shot to be approved by regulators in the United States, in what could be a key moment in the fight against the pandemic. The drug company filed an application on Thursday to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after […]

Opinion | I’m 39, Healthy and Already Got the Shot

I took my bit of luck and felt guilty but mainly relieved that I have so far made it through this pandemic without getting sick, without anyone I love getting sick, and was now receiving the vaccine. It’s the way I’ve felt since the beginning: lucky that I didn’t have a job that required me […]

AstraZeneca COVID shot protects against variant, trial suggests

Oxford University says preliminary trial shows vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca protects against the coronavirus variant first found in the UK. Oxford University and AztraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has similar efficacy against the British coronavirus variant as it does to the previously circulating variants, Oxford researchers have said. The university, which developed the jab with the […]

Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx

A New York City police officer who is part of a unit that works to get guns off the streets was shot Tuesday night in the lower back by a man whom the officer had been chasing in the Bronx, the police said. The 31-year-old plainclothes officer was wearing a bulletproof vest, but was struck […]

Economic shot in the arm: IMF predicts vaccine-fuelled growth

After sinking 3.5 percent in 2020, the global economy will grow 5.5 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund forecasted. The spread of COVID-19 vaccines will power a stronger global economic recovery in 2021, the International Monetary Fund forecast Tuesday. After sinking 3.5 percent in 2020, the worst year since World War II, the global […]

5 shot dead in ‘targeted attack’ in US city of Indianapolis

article author:  AP Author:  Associated Press ID:  1611530093561161200 Mon, 2021-01-25 05:52 INDIANAPOLIS: Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home in an apparent targeted attack, the city’s police chief said, decrying the “mass murder” killings as a “different kind of evil.”The fatal shootings were discovered by police […]

India’s female health workers on rural front line get COVID shot

Jyoti Bhambure is usually the one dispensing medicine – this week she was at the receiving end, among the first in India’s million-strong force of women health workers to win a COVID-19 vaccine. Dressed in a bright green sari with a gold border, Bhambure visited the small, rural hospital in western India at the time […]

In parting shot, Trump halts supplies to China’s Huawei: Report

The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including United States-based chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licences to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter told the Reuters news agency. The action – likely the last against Huawei Technologies […]

Two Afghan female judges shot dead in Kabul ambush

Afghan officials blame the Taliban for the attacks, an accusation the armed group denies. Two female judges have been killed by unknown gunmen in an ambush early on Sunday in Afghanistan’s capital. The attack on the Supreme Court judges took place as they were driving to work, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a court spokesman, said. Kabul […]

Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot

Blake, a Black man who was shot by police officer, says he was prepared to surrender once he put his knife in the car. A Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in the US state of Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests in mid-2020 and leaving him […]

Pakistani police officer escorting polio vaccine team shot dead

Incident takes number of people killed in attacks on polio vaccination teams and those providing them security since 2012 to 102, according to an Al Jazeera tally. A police officer has been shot dead in northwestern Pakistan when a polio vaccination team he was escorting was attacked in a drive-by shooting. The attack on Tuesday […]

Woman shot at US Capitol has died — police

A mob of violent protesters made its way into the US Capitol on Wednesday, forcing police to evacuate lawmakers and delaying the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Some of the reaction from around the United States and the world:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Disgraceful scenes in US Congress. The […]

No charges against police officer who shot Jacob Blake

Kenosha district attorney says no police offices to face charges over shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in August. A Wisconsin prosecutor announced on Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha last summer, leaving him paralysed and sparking protests […]

Afghan radio journalist shot dead in car ambush

Aimaq, editor-in-chief of Voice of Ghor radio, is the fifth media worker to be killed in Afghanistan in two months. An Afghan radio journalist has been shot dead in a car ambush in the central province of Ghor, making him the fifth media worker to be killed in two months in Afghanistan. Besmullah Adel Aimaq, […]

Legal Abortion, Once a Long Shot in Catholic Argentina, Now Within Reach

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s Senate is on the verge of a vote that could turn the Catholic nation, homeland of Pope Francis, into the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion, a move that would reverberate widely in a region where the church has long wielded power. The measure would make it legal for […]

Afghan women’s rights activist, brother shot dead

Gunmen on motorbike kill 29-year-old Freshta Kohistani and her brother in Kohistan district of Kapisa province. Gunmen on a motorbike have shot dead a women’s rights activist and her brother north of Afghanistan’s capital, officials said, as a wave of assassinations ravages the violence-wracked country. “Unknown gunmen on motorbike assassinated Freshta Kohistani in Kohistan district […]

France: Three police officers shot dead, one wounded

BREAKING Police officers were responding to a call over domestic violence in Puy-de-Dome when a 48-year-old man opened fire. Three police officers have been shot dead and one wounded in central France. The police officers were responding to a call over domestic violence on Wednesday’s in the central town of Puy-de-Dome when they were shot by a […]

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city

Rahmatullah Nekzad shot dead with a silenced pistol by unknown gunmen near his home, according to local police. Gunmen have murdered an Afghan journalist in the eastern city of Ghazni, the third reporter in the violence-plagued country to be killed in the last two months. Rahmatullah Nekzad was shot dead with a silenced pistol by […]

Vaccine refusal in Brazil grows to 22%, most reject Chinese shot: poll

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1607802118466998600 Sat, 2020-12-12 23:24 RIO DE JANEIRO: The share of Brazilians unwilling to take any COVID-19 vaccine grew to 22% this week, from 9% in August, and most said they would not accept one made in China, a new poll showed on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro’s comments stoked […]

TV anchor, driver shot dead in eastern Afghanistan

No claim of responsibility for the incident that the channel head has blamed ‘enemies of the country’ for. A female TV anchor and her driver were shot dead by unknown men in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. The attack took place at 7.10am [02:40 GMT] on Thursday when journalist Malalai Maiwand and her driver were […]

People with anaphylaxis history should not take Pfizer COVID shot

The UK’s medicine regulator says anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a medicine or food should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, expanding its guidance on an earlier allergy warning about the shot, the first against COVID-19 to have secured approval. “Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should […]