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Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 08:05 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once — after expecting seven, according to Mali's Minister of Health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born. It appeared to...

Where coronavirus variants emerge, surges follow

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 06:58 Last update: about 2 days ago The Conversation

Genomic surveillance programs have let scientists track the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic. By testing patient samples, researchers are able to diagnose COVID-19. But they’re also...

Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 and older

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 18:03 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Canadian health officials said Wednesday they have become the first to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages as young as 12.  Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health...

Pfizer's posts €4B 1Q profit as vaccine strategy pays off

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 07:22 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Selling vaccines during a pandemic has boosted Pfizer’s bottom line and proven that a strategy it embarked upon over a decade ago is now paying off handsomely. The New York-based...

Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 12:20 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

As the waves pounded the gray rubber boat carrying more than 100 Africans hoping to reach Europe from Libya, those aboard dialed the number for migrants in distress frantically. In the series of calls...

Covid-19 restrictions easing in US and Europe

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 07:11 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the...

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