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Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE vaccines modified to target the Omicron variant produced a significantly higher immune response than the companies’ currently available vaccine in one study, they said. A modified booster injection targeting Omicron specifically increased neutralizing antibody levels 13.5 to 19.6 times higher than the current injection in study volunteers one month after …

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Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

MEXICO CITY — A female climber in Mexico was killed and a fellow climber was injured when they scaled the highly active, out-of-bounds peak of the Popocatépetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into a ravine about 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the volcano’s crater, suggesting they …

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U.N. Agency Finds Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian-American Journalist

U.N. Agency Finds Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian-American Journalist

The United Nations human rights office said its investigation into the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh found that Israeli forces fired the shots that killed her and wounded her colleague last month. Israeli authorities initially said that indiscriminate shooting by Palestinians killed Ms. Abu Akleh, which the Office of the United Nations High …

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Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

Russian military cargo plane crashes, killing 5 crewmembers

MOSCOW — A Russian military cargo plane crashed on a training flight after refueling about 124 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Moscow on Friday, killing five crew members and injuring several others, authorities said. The Il-76 heavy-lift cargo plane has crashed in the Ryazan region after suffering an engine problem that forced the crew of …

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Juul Asks Court to Block FDA Ban, Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filings

Juul Asks Court to Block FDA Ban, Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filings

Juul Labs Inc. asked a federal appeals court on Friday to temporarily block the Food and Drug Administration’s order that the vaping company immediately withdraw its e-cigarettes from the U.S. market, a decision that would block your business. In addition to fighting the FDA order, Juul has been working with its legal advisers on options …

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Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that an 11-year-old girl raped had had a legal abortion after a judge barred her for weeks from terminating her pregnancy. Federal prosecutors in the state of Santa Catarina said in a statement that São Thiago’s Polydoro Ernani hospital had taken “measures to terminate the minor’s pregnancy” following …

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Russia’s Welcome at Brics Summit Shows Disconnect With West

Russia’s Welcome at Brics Summit Shows Disconnect With West

Russian President Vladimir Putin was welcomed Thursday in a virtual summit with the presidents of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in a stark reminder of the limits of US-led efforts to isolate Moscow. The summit of the Brics nation, organized virtually by the Chinese president Xi JinpingIt gave Putin his highest-profile international stage in …

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