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Coronavirus vaccine: Italy boasts finding ‘world’s first vaccine’ but UK tests weeks ahead | World | News

Scientists at the Rome-based Takis Biotech have tested the jab on mice and took the antibodies they made in response. The early results from the lab tests show the antibodies created could stop human cells being infected with COVID-19. Luigi Aurisicchio, chief executive at Takis Biotech, wants trials to begin in the autumn. He said: […]

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Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

By Matthew Green LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country’s carbon emissions, saying on Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanise international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow in November. Institutional investors, traditionally wary of singling out governments for […]

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Sydney NYE fireworks to go ahead despite calls to spend money on fighting wildfires – Channel 4 News

Sydney’s firework celebrations on New Year’s Eve will go ahead, despite the wildfires currently ravaging the country. More than a quarter of a million people have signed an online petition demanding the event is cancelled and the money given instead to firefighters. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison says holding the event will show the world […]

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Freezing rain warning issued for parts of GTA ahead of storm Sunday

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for parts of the Greater Toronto Area ahead of a storm Sunday. Some areas north, west and east of Toronto are under the warning, including northern York and Durham regions and southern Durham Region. Caledon, Newmarket, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Pickering, Uxbridge and Oshawa are among the […]

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Boris Johnson to seek Parliamentary approval for Brexit deal ahead of Christmas – National

There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his […]

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‘Time to calm down’: Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators. On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on […]

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