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Novak Djokovic: Tennis star deported after losing Australia visa battle

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country.

Biden turning US into ‘large-scale version of Venezuela,’ Trump claims

The former president unloaded on Joe Biden at a packed rally in Arizona

Seniors to be fined for violating vaccine mandate

Greeks over 60 warned about punishment for non-compliance with vaccination rules

Thousands protest against tougher Covid rules in France (VIDEO)

Protesters marched against the vaccine pass and tighter Covid restrictions in Paris

New US governor rescinds mask & vaccine mandate in 1st order

The state of Virginia will no longer require school children to wear masks and state employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Thousands protest over Europe’s first mandatory vaccine plan

The Austrian government’s plan to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory has sparked mass protests

Italian nurse accused of giving fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers arrested

Police say people were fraudulently obtaining Covid passes by having fake vaccinations in Palermo

Will extending jabs to younger Hong Kong children allow city to live with Covid-19?

Sinovac jabs will be available to children as young as five in coming week, while ‘off-label’ reduced dosage of BioNTech will be offered after Lunar New Year.

Resuming dinner dine-in a priority

Resuming dine-in service in the evening will be a priority when the government relaxes anti-epidemic regulations on February 4 the earliest, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said.

No jab, no dim sum: how food got Hong Kong’s elderly vaccinated

Little did the Hong Kong government realise that the most effective vaccine incentive for the elderly isn’t cash prizes, but something they value much more – dim sum.

Social distancing measures remain two more weeks, flower markets canceled

The stringent social distancing measures will be extended for two weeks to February 3, the third day of the Lunar New Year, while large-scale festive activities, including flower market and new year fairs, will be canceled.

Majority of Polish medical panel quits in protest at government inaction on COVID

Departing members of Medical Council issue scathing statement accusing the government of pandering to COVID deniers and vaccine skeptics.

YouTuber in Joe Rogan feud deletes interviews with Jordan Peterson

The podcaster made headlines recently for a one-sided feud with Joe Rogan on Covid-19

Rare condition listed as possible side effect of Covid-19 shots

The EU’s drug watchdog is warning of a ‘very rare’ spinal cord inflammation possibly related to the AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines

Thousands protest against France COVID vaccine pass

People took to the streets as Parliament is expected to pass a bill tightening restrictions on those not vaccinated.

'Absolutely disgusted': grassroots UK Conservatives turning against PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a revolt by grassroots Conservative supporters who want him to resign after a series of revelations about parties held at his official Downing Street residence during national coronavirus lockdowns.

Concern for UK security as anti-vaxxer groups evolve towards US-style militias

Counter-terrorism officials are monitoring movement amid military-style training and lurch towards violent extremism

‘They want to make an example’: Cuba protesters hit with severe sentences

Six months after demonstrations, courts have quietly started imposing harsh sentences such as sedition

Here’s how to repay developing nations for colonialism – and fight the climate crisis

The IMF allots voting rights and emergency funds according to an outdated and unfair quota system established in 1944, before most colonies were free. Let’s change it

Thousands flock to Hong Kong flower market after Lunar New Year fairs axed

Health chief Sophia Chan says the fairs had to be banned as invisible transmission chains of the Omicron variant remain in the city.

No jab, no dim sum: how food got Hong Kong’s elderly vaccinated

Little did the Hong Kong government realise that the most effective vaccine incentive for the elderly isn’t cash prizes, but something they value much more – dim sum.

Chaos at Hong Kong quarantine camp leaves some detainees trapped

Hours without electricity or mobile-phone reception. No food for an entire day. Dozens unable to leave because of missing documents.

From Pandemic to Endemic: The Omicron Shift in Europe to learn to live with the virus just as any other virus

A number of governments have changed their approaches to the coronavirus, to one that is more like how we treat the flu. Public health experts say it’s too soon to make that call.

Pandemic to endemic? Moderna chair says it could happen this year

Moderna co-founder tells Bloomberg News that 2022 may be the year the pandemic enters the endemic phase.