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Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 3:30 PM

The Baltimore factory hired to help make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures, and had poorly trained staff, resulting in contamination of material going into a batch of shots...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 3:24 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million Chinese, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, with an emphasis on frontline workers, university students, and people living in border areas, a health official said Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 11:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is trying to overcome diminishing demand for COVID-19 shots by offering businesses a tax incentive to give employees paid leave to get vaccinated. The move comes as the United States is set to meet...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 9:28 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-two COVID-19 patients on ventilators died in a hospital in western India on Wednesday when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leak in a supply line, officials said. Suraj Mandhar, the district collector, said the...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:17 AM

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP): Chad’s president of three decades died of wounds suffered during a visit to frontline troops battling a shadowy rebel group, the military announced on Tuesday, as the insurgents vowed to take the capital in what could become a...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:17 AM

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): The battle for the leadership of the government in this British overseas territory is continuing with the two main contenders issuing contrasting statements ahead of today’s sitting of the parliament to elect a...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:17 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Former prime minister Sir Lester Bird is recovering at hospital after having his lower leg amputated on Tuesday, the state-owned ABS Radio and Television has reported. It said that Sir Lester, a national hero, had the...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 4:18 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence, and a furious reexamination of...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 2:05 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The United Nations announced Tuesday that it is seeking $29.2 million to help St Vincent recover from ongoing volcanic eruptions that have destroyed homes and crops, contaminated water supplies, and displaced up...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 1:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration announced an increase Tuesday in the number of temporary seasonal workers who will be allowed to work in the US this year as the American economy recovers from the pandemic....

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 10:45 AM

LONDON (AP) — Experts at the agency that regulates drugs for the European Union said Tuesday that they found a “possible link” between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots after a small number of...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 9:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Monday urged Americans to reconsider any international travel they may have planned and said it would issue specific warnings not to visit roughly 80% of the world’s countries due to risks from...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 9:26 AM

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, died Tuesday of wounds suffered on the battlefield during a fight against rebels, the military announced on...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:07 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Nearly two weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley remains infected with the virus, according to an official statement issued here Monday. The statement from the Office of the Prime...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to prevent thousands of people living in the United States for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The justices seemed favourable, in arguments via...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 4:49 PM

LONDON (AP) — A body of experts that advises the United Nations on human rights concerns has slammed a widely criticised British government-backed report that concluded there was no systemic racism in the country. The UN Working Group of...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 2:10 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the United Kingdom imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation. The British and Indian...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 9:45 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 9:32 AM

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its United States partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The two companies said Monday that the 27-nation group...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:18 AM

CASTRIES (CMC): A vessel that was en route to St Vincent and the Grenadines with relief supplies sank late Saturday when it was just some six nautical miles from its destination. The marine police here said that those on board the vessel – ‘...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:16 AM

HARARE (AP): Zimbabwe has begun releasing about 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty aimed at easing congestion to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in the country’s overcrowded jails. About 400 prisoners were released from Chikurubi prison and...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:16 AM

MOSCOW (AP): Associates of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Sunday for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St Petersburg on Wednesday, saying Navalny’s health is deteriorating severely during a hunger strike....

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:15 AM

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access – or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, the clergies have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:21 AM

A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, on the morning of May 7, 1902. "The top of the mountain was covered in mist, and the foremost of them followed the path up to the...

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