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US' top infectious disease official commends Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Washington, Mar 6 (Sputnik) US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said on Saturday that the data from Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V "looked pretty good" to him.
"The data that I've seen from the Sputnik looked pretty good. I don't have as much information of the Chinese, because the Chinese have two or three different vaccines, so I have not followed carefully the relative efficacy of them, but the data that I've seen from the Russian one looks pretty good," Fauci told Greek broadcaster Skai.
Asked about the side effects of vaccines under use in the United States — by Pfizer and Moderna — Fauci said the level of his concerns was "minimal." According to the official, both mRNA vaccines demonstrated from 94 percent - 95 percent efficacy in US trials while "the reactogenicity was minimum."
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18 Sep 2021 | 9:14 PM

Kabul, Sep 18 (UNI) Three people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion that hit a Taliban vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital city of Nangarhar province, on Saturday – in the first blast with casualties reported in Afghanistan since the Taliban announced full control of the country after the withdrawal of US forces on August 30.

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China opposes European Parliament's interference in Taiwan affairs

18 Sep 2021 | 7:01 PM

Beijing, Sep 18 (UNI/XINHUA) A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Saturday urged the European Parliament and its certain bodies to exercise caution in words and deeds on Taiwan-related issues, reiterating that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is a part of China.

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Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's  education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students

Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students

18 Sep 2021 | 6:54 PM

Kabul, Sep 18 (UNI) Since capturing power more than a month ago the Taliban has been imposing restrictive rules for women’s education in universities and schools in Afghanistan.

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Former Algerian President Bouteflika dies at 84

18 Sep 2021 | 6:22 PM

Algiers, Sep 18 (UNI/XINHUA) Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika died on Friday at age 84, reported the state-run television ENTV, citing a statement from the presidency.

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Pak, China begin talks for rollover of $3 billion CPEC debt, Islamabad promises to punish Dasu attackers

Pak, China begin talks for rollover of $3 billion CPEC debt, Islamabad promises to punish Dasu attackers

18 Sep 2021 | 4:45 PM

Islamabad, Sep 18 (UNI) Pakistan and China have begun talks for the rollover of the $3 billion worth of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) debt, even as Islamabad has promised to “severely punish” the perpetrators of the Dasu terrorist attack, in which nine Chinese workers were killed, and make all-out efforts to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens in the country.

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