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  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:30

    Exclusive: AstraZeneca gets partial immunity in low-cost EU vaccine deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European governments will pay claims above an agreed limit against AstraZeneca over side-effects from its potential COVID-19 vaccine, under different terms to a deal struck with Sanofi, an EU official told Reuters.

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  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:58

    Top U.S. Republicans pledge peaceful transition as Trump sows election doubts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Thursday repudiated President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, assuring American voters the lawmakers would accept the outcome of November’s election.

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:56

    Rescue of stranded whales in Australia enters final days

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rescuers were trying to save the few remaining long-finned pilot whales still floundering in shallow waters off the Australian coast on Friday in one of the world’s biggest mass whale strandings.

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:35

    Electrified by Tesla, Chinese startups are on the charge

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s electric vehicle startups are on the charge again, thanks to Tesla.

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:32

    UK police officer shot dead at custody centre in south London

    LONDON (Reuters) - A British police officer was shot dead in the early hours of Friday by a man who was being held at a custody centre in south London

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:29

    Indian farmers block roads, railways as protests mount over farm bills

    SHAMBHU, India (Reuters) - Thousands of farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:25

    Aboriginal group says Rio Tinto ignored pleas to save sacred cave from blast

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd. RIO.AX ignored repeated requests from traditional owners for sacred Australian rockshelters to be protected in the months before the site was blasted during a mine expansion, an Indigenous group said on Friday.

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:24

    China says WHO gave blessing for coronavirus vaccine emergency use programme

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organization gave China its support and understanding to start administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to people while clinical trials were still underway, a Chinese health official said on Friday.

  • Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:22

    holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan?s armed forces have held anti-landing drills on one of its offshore islands close to China amid rising tensions with Beijing, the island?s defence ministry said on Friday, showing images of a cannon firing and soldiers loading the guns.