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Australia recognises Sputnik V for incoming travellers

Canberra, Jan 17 (UNI/Sputnik) Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recognised the two-dose course of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 as an acceptable form of coronavirus vaccination for travelers.
"Today, the TGA determined that an additional COVID-19 vaccine, the two dose course of the Gamaleya Institute vaccine (Sputnik V, Russian Federation) would be 'recognised' for the purpose of establishing a traveller's vaccination status," the TGA said in a Monday statement.
The regulator explained that additional data on the Russian vaccine’s effectiveness showed that two doses of Sputnik V demonstrated an average efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19 infection of 89 percent and against hospitalization or death of 98-100 percent.
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Electricity to be decarbonised by 2035: G7

27 May 2022 | 6:28 PM

Washington, May 27 (UNI) The Group of 7 or G7, representing some of the world's biggest economies, on Friday agreed to achieve "predominantly decarbonized" electricity sectors by 2035, which according to experts say will be a major step in helping the world avert catastrophic climate change, CNN reported.

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over US oil seizure

27 May 2022 | 6:04 PM

Tehran, May 27 (UNI) Iran’s foreign ministry summoned the envoy of Switzerland, which represents Washington’s interests in Tehran, to protest the seizure of Iranian oil by the Americans from a Russian-operated ship in Greek waters, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.

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Pakistan: Khan rejects reports of deal with establishment behind end of Azadi March

Pakistan: Khan rejects reports of deal with establishment behind end of Azadi March

27 May 2022 | 5:54 PM

Islamabad, May 27 (UNI) PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday rejected reports that he had called off the much hyped Azadi March on Thursday after cutting a deal with the establishment, The News reported.

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4 killed as heavy rain lashes China

27 May 2022 | 5:48 PM

Kunming, May 27 (UNI/Xinhua) Persistent torrential rain that began lashing Qiubei County in southwest China's Yunnan has claimed four lives as of 4:30 pm on Friday, while four others remain missing, according to the county government.

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US: NRA to hold convention in Texas where school shooting killed 21

US: NRA to hold convention in Texas where school shooting killed 21

27 May 2022 | 5:31 PM

Washington, May 27 (UNI) Defying criticism, the National Rifle Association(NRA), the US gun lobby group, announced on Friday that it will hold its annual convention in the state of Texas, just days after a horrific school shooting in the state killed 19 children and two teachers, Khaleej Times reported.

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