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New international expert panel to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases

International organizations have come together to launch a new One Health High-Level Expert Panel to improve understanding of how diseases with the potential to trigger pandemics, emerge and spread. The panel will advise four international organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); the […]

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SpaceX Cargo Dragon En Route To International Space Station Seen Flying In Daytime

The spacecraft carried the 7,300-pound (3,300-kilogram) shipment. Washington: Recently launched SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft en route to International Space Station was seen flying into orbital in the daytime on Saturday morning. With a video, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tweeted: “The SpaceX cargo Dragon flies into orbital daytime as it continues approach to […]

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Amnesty International Urges Iraq To Reveal Whereabouts Of 643 Abducted Boys And Men

Amnesty said findings of the Iraq panel formed to probe the disappearances, were never made public (File) Baghdad: Amnesty International on Thursday urged Iraq to reveal the whereabouts of 643 Sunni Muslim boys and men abducted five years ago by Shiite paramilitaries fighting the Islamic State (IS) group. The men and teenagers disappeared during an […]

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COVID-19 Test Data Support Easing Of Travel Curbs: International Aviation Body Chief

“Universal restrictions on people are no longer needed,” Willie Walsh said. (Representational) Paris: Global airline body IATA stepped up its pressure on governments to ease travel restrictions on Wednesday, pointing to UK testing data that showed low incidence of COVID-19 in arriving passengers. “These data tell us we can do better,” IATA Director General Willie […]

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Heads of World Trade Organisation, World Health Organisation, International Monetary Fund And World Bank Call For Global Vaccine Equality

“Ending the pandemic is possible — and requires global action now” said the 4 major powers Washington: World leaders must make a “new commitment” to a more equal distribution of coronavirus vaccines to bring the pandemic under control, the heads of four major global organizations said on Tuesday. Their joint rallying cry comes as concerns […]