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Moderna Covid-19 jabs can be up to six weeks apart: WHO

By Nina Larson Agence France-Presse GENEVA (AFP) — World Health Organization experts on Tuesday cautiously backed delaying second injections of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in some situations, as they did for the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of …

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US detects first case of Brazil coronavirus variant

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The first case of a coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Brazil has been confirmed in the United States, health authorities in the state of Minnesota said Monday. The Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement …

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Hawaii remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit, speech to community

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – On February 19, 1964, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to University of Hawaii (UH) students, faculty, and staff, along with community members at Andrews Outdoor Theatre in Honolulu. According …

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Hawaiian Kingdom’s last monarch championed respect, nonviolence despite being overthrown

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The measure of a leader can be determined by how they handle defeat. And no better was it shown than by the Kingdom of Hawaii’s only ruling queen and last sovereign, Lili’uokalani.   How she …

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Washington DC marks 1 Million completed coronavirus tests

  WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) — While things are far from normal in Washington D.C., there is some good news coming out of the District — at least on the fight against COVID-19. Today Mayor Muriel Bowser announced DC has …

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Telegram chief reports 25 million new users in three days

  MOSCOW (AFP) — The encrypted messaging app Telegram has registered 25 million new users in the past 72 hours, its Russia-born founder Pavel Durov said Tuesday, on the heels of WhatsApp announcing a change to its privacy terms. Durov, 36, …

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Twitter blocks Trump effort to tweet using @POTUS

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter late Friday blocked an effort by US President Donald Trump to sidestep a freshly-enacted ban by tweeting from the official @POTUS account for the country’s leader. Shortly after Twitter permanently suspended the president’s personal …

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Twitter permanently suspends Trump citing risk of more violence

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter said Friday it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account, citing the risk of further violence following the assault on the US Capitol by his supporters. “After close review of recent Tweets from the …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk now world’s wealthiest person

NEW YORK (AFP) — Elon Musk, the outspoken and envelope-pushing founder and CEO of Tesla, overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s wealthiest person, US media reported Thursday. Musk is a major shareholder of the electric car company …

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Twitter blocks Trump, threatens permanent ban over inciting violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter on Wednesday threatened to permanently ban US President Donald Trump from the platform for flouting its civic integrity rules, ordering him to remove three rule-breaking tweets. The messaging platform locked Trump for 12 hours and …

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Microsoft says ‘SolarWinds’ hackers viewed internal code

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Microsoft acknowledged Thursday that attackers who spearheaded a massive hack of government and private computer networks gained access to its internal “source code,” a key building block for its software. But the US tech giant said …

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Vaccine campaign grows alongside fears Covid spreading faster

  By AFP Bureaus Agence France-Presse BRUSSELS (AFP) — Belgium on Monday joined a growing list of countries to launch Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, while a new coronavirus variant believed to be more infectious spread further and other nations ramped up …

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