Volunteer in AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil

A volunteer in AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine trial has died in Brazil, the country’s National Health Surveillance Agency said Wednesday. The agency, Anvisa, said in a statement that it was formally notified of the death on Monday. Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak The vaccine candidate is being developed with the University More...

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Pope Francis endorses civil unions for same-sex couples in shift for church

Cementing his reputation as the Pope of surprises, Francis publicly endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples in a new documentary. Source link  More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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‘Francesco’ director praises Pope Francis’ inclusive views on homosexuality

“For him it is important not to label people,” said Evgeny Afineevsky. “The homosexual person, or a straight person, he is not trying to divide these, because he is looking at the human being.” Source More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Pope calls for civil unions for same-sex couples, in major departure from Vatican doctrine

Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome on Wednesday, in a major departure from the position held by the Vatican’s doctrinal office. “Homosexuals More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Seven people handed over to judge in probe on French teacher’s murder

PARIS — Seven people, including two minors, were handed over to a judge overnight as part of an ongoing investigation into last week’s murder of French teacher Samuel Paty, an official from the anti-terrorist More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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If approved, UK to start controversial Covid vaccine challenge trial infecting patients

Scientists at a London hospital are preparing to deliberately infect volunteers with the coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments. Source link  More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Soldiers open fire on Nigerian anti-police brutality protesters in Lagos, witnesses say

LAGOS – Soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, shooting at least two people, three witnesses told Reuters. Thousands More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi sue Saudi Crown Prince in U.S.

WASHINGTON — The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of personally ordering Khashoggi’s brutal execution More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Stricken Venezuelan oil tanker raises fears of Caribbean ecological disaster

Concerns are growing that an oil tanker carrying millions of gallons of oil could spill its load into the sea between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, causing an ecological catastrophe. The Venezuelan-flagged More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Iran struggles with Covid-19, U.S. sanctions and collapsing economy

TEHRAN, Iran — Finding it harder and harder to feed his family of four on a salary equivalent to around $100 a month, earlier this year cleaner Javad Mamashty got another job as a caretaker at an apartment More...