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India has announced it will soon open its vaccination programme to every adult in response to soaring Covid-19 infections – a measure that could further strain supplies in parts of the world reliant on Indian-made vaccines for their own campaigns.
From 1 May, Indian states will be free to administer doses to anyone aged older than 18, the central government announced on Monday as part of a package of policies to tackle a second wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and led to oxygen shortages across the country.Continue reading...
Doctors say opposition leader, who is on hunger strike, is in danger of a heart attack or kidney failure
Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a prison hospital as concerns have grown among supporters that the Russian opposition leader is dangerously ill and could die “at any minute”.
Navalny’s transfer came after his doctors warned at the weekend that the Kremlin critic, who has been on hunger strike for nearly three weeks, was in danger of a heart attack or kidney failure.Continue reading...
Uefa’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, has insisted that players who join the new European Super League will be banned from World Cups and European Championships if the breakaway materialises.
Ceferin admitted it was unlikely a ban would come into effect in time for Euro 2020, which starts in June, but left no one in any doubt at his anger at the Super League, which he called a “disgraceful and self-serving proposal from clubs motivated by greed”.Continue reading...
Ingenuity successfully takes flight, hovering at height of about 3 metres before touching back down
Nasa’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed the first powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency has announced.
The small helicopter successfully took flight on the red planet on Monday morning, hovering in the air at an altitude of about 3 metres (10 feet), before descending and touching back down on the Martian surface.Continue reading...
Court has just resumed from a brief break in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. The former Minneapolis police officer’s attorney, Eric Nelson, has just started his closing argument.
Chauvin is facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, in the death of George Floyd during a 25 May 2020 arrest.
Prosecutor Steve Schleicher has ended his closing argument in the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“It was unreasonable. It was excessive,” he says of Chauvin’s use-of-force against George Floyd during the 25 May 2020 arrest.Continue reading...