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World War II hero received Australia’s highest military honor, 78 years after falling cannons on fire with his ship

Military history is full of stories of heroism and self-sacrifice, but one of these is that of the Australian Edward “Teddy” Sheean. And on Wednesday, nearly 78 years after the then 18-year-old sailor provided cover for his comrades to escape the Japanese planes above, Sheean was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the British Commonwealth’s highest honor for military valor. On …

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China says Brazilian chicken wings test positive for coronavirus

A batch of frozen chicken wings exported from Brazil to China tested positive for the coronavirus, Chinese officials announced Thursday. Infected poultry was discovered in Shenzhen city during routine checks of imported meat and fish carried out since June, the city government said in a notice. The screenings were carried out after a coronavirus outbreak in Beijing was linked to …

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Philippine President Duterte could receive Russia’s coronavirus vaccine by next May

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on June 1, 2017. Noel Celis | AFP | Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could receive Russia’s coronavirus vaccine as early as May 2021, according to the government’s official news, which quoted the presidential spokesman on Thursday. Earlier this week, Duterte volunteered to participate in trials …

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China says HHS Secretary Azar has turned his back on Americans dying from coronavirus

China says the US turned its back on the American people during the coronavirus, choosing instead “political attitudes”, just one day after US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar praised Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus. China condemned any official interaction between the United States and Taiwan, urging the United States to adhere to the unique China policy …

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Researchers skeptical of Russia’s claim to have COVID-19 vaccine | NBC News NOW – NBC News

Researchers skeptical of Russia’s claim to have COVID-19 vaccine | NBC News NOW NBC News Putin’s plan for Russian coronavirus vaccine is at “high risk of backfire,” says CNBC expert Coronavirus: Russia calls international concern over vaccine “unfounded” BBC News Who would benefit from a successful Chinese COVID-19 vaccine? | TheHill The Hill Nobody wins a vaccine race if public …

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Belarusian authorities arrest 6,000 protesters following contested presidential elections

Thousands of Belarusians took to the streets since Sunday, when exit polls showed that Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years, received 80% of the vote. Opposition groups say the elections were marked by widespread cheating and fraud in order to keep Lukashenko in power, while the independent monitoring group “Honest People” said that according to its data, opposition …

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New Zealand Coronavirus: 14 new cases of Covid-19 reported

Copyright of the image Getty Images New Zealand reported 14 new cases of Covid-19 a day after its largest city, Auckland, was once again blocked. The identification of four newly infected family members earlier this week shocked a country that had not recorded locally transmitted cases for more than three months. Of the new cases, 13 have been linked to …

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Americans, go home: tension on the border between Canada and the United States

Copyright of the image Getty Images Image caption The Arch of Peace was erected in 1921 to commemorate the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war of 1812 As the pandemic continues to overwhelm the United States, Canadians are increasingly concerned about what American visitors might bring across the border. Built directly on the border between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, …

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