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Coronavirus live news: CDC suggests first vaccines to US healthcare workers; England enters tier system | World news

11.34pm EST23:34 The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 17,270 to 1,084,743, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday. The reported death toll rose by 487 to 17,123. 11.14pm EST23:14 Mexico to sign vaccine deal with Pfizer on Wednesday Mexico’s government was due to sign a contract …

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Why the People’s Bank of China is unlikely to raise interest rates next year

In fact, China’s third quarter gross domestic product growth was already below market expectations, indicating that the market might have taken an overly optimistic view of China’s recovery. Somewhat alarmingly, the sectors benefiting from the global disruption of supply chains might witness a significant slowdown when the pandemic is under control. For example, China’s share …

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court hears arguments in Bill Cosby appeal

Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction because the judge let prosecutors call …

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COVID-19: WCape seeks advice on localised restrictions

GEORGE – The provincial government in the Western Cape is seeking legal advice, over localised restrictions, as the province records a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Stricter COVID-19 regulations are expected to be announced this week. The dramatic uptick in coronavirus cases along the Garden Route resulted in the area becoming a COVID-19 hotspot. READ: COVID-19: SAMA says …

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South Africa has cut rhino poaching by half, says Creecy

Barbara Creecy says rhino poaching has decreased in the first half of 2020. The number of rhinos killed by poachers has dropped in the first six months of 2020, the government has said. The government says this is due to travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. But there are warnings that, as lockdowns ease, …

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What We Know About Little Town, the Disney Plus Beauty and the Beast Prequel

The tale as old as time lives on. In March, fans of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast were thrilled to hear that Disney+ was working on a prequel of the 2017 live action film. Since the project was first revealed months ago, it’s been kept top-secret, but we got a small morsel of …

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Three Coldstream Guards quizzed by cops over bar brawl with royal footmen that left two of them in hospital

THREE of the Queen’s guards are being questioned by police after a bar brawl with royal footmen, it’s reported. The Coldstream Guards squaddies were arrested after the fight outside a pub near Buckingham Palace which left four of the Queen’s footmen injured. 4 Three Coldstream Guards soldiers have been arrested after four of the Queen’s …

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Iraq’s premier promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

BAGHDAD: Iraq will hold its next parliamentary elections nearly a year early, the premier announced on Friday (Jul 31), as he seeks to make good on promises he offered when he came to power. “Jun 6, 2021, has been fixed as the date for the next legislative elections,” said Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi, who took the reins …

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Education spending is falling and the Covid-19 budget h…

South Africa spent R695 less per school learner in 2018 than it did in 2009 if education inflation is taken into account. (Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks) Schools are essential to the Covid-19 response. First published by GroundUp CLOSE Improving our education system is key to South Africa’s development. Yet real per capita education spending has …

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