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Novavax Starts Covid-19 Vaccine Trial on Children Aged Between 12-17 Years

US biotech firm Novavax said Monday it had started clinical trials of its proposed Covid-19 vaccine on children, in a program that will involve up to 3,000 adolescents aged 12-17. Far fewer children have been sick with Covid-19 compared to adults, and most have mild to no symptoms, but they can be infected and spread […]


Cleveland Browns sign Malik McDowell, ex-Seattle Seahawks 2nd-round pick yet to play in NFL

The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who is attempting an NFL comeback following a series of injuries and off-field issues. The 2017 second-round pick out of Michigan State was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks but never played for the team after suffering a head injury in an ATV accident and was […]


Local elections: What would England’s teens vote for if they could?

The BBC spoke to 16 and 17-year-olds at Allerton High School in Leeds about the issues that matter to them ahead of the upcoming local elections. Currently the voting age limit in England is 18. In Scotland and Wales, where elections are also taking place on 6 May, 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to […]

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F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by early next week, according to federal officials familiar with the agency’s plans, opening up the U.S. vaccination campaign to millions more people. Some parents have been counting down the weeks […]

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Australia suspends flights from India until May 15 amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Australia will suspend all direct passenger flights from India until May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, following a surge in COVID-19 infections in the world’s second-most populous country. The announcement came after the Queensland state urged the federal government to halt all flights from India due to the high risk of potential […]


Baseball Hall of Fame accepts Roberto Alomar’s resignation from board of directors

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Baseball’s Hall of Fame has accepted Roberto Alomar’s resignation from the board of directors, chairman Jane Forbes Clark announced Monday. Alomar, who was elected to the board in 2019, submitted a letter of resignation Saturday in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct. The Hall of Fame second baseman was fired […]

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Maskless and sweaty: Clubbing returns to Britain for a weekend.

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India-UK close to signing migration and mobility partnership: Report | India News

LONDON: India and the UK are close to signing a “migration and mobility partnership”, which could see thousands more Indian students enrol at UK universities in exchange for illegal Indian migrants being sent back, according to a UK media report on Monday. The partnership forms part of a wider set of agreements in the pipeline […]


Amy Bockerstette, who rose to national fame at 2019 Phoenix Open, set to compete for collegiate title

PHOENIX — Amy Bockerstette is set to become the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship. The 22-year-old golfer will play with her Paradise Valley Community College teammates at the NJCAA national championships May 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Florida. Bockerstette is the […]

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In Colombia, 17 Dead in Pandemic-Related Protests

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — At least 17 people are dead and hundreds have been injured following days of protests across Colombia, in which tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demonstrate against a tax overhaul meant to fill a pandemic-related fiscal hole. On Sunday, President Iván Duque announced he would withdraw the […]