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Rainbow snake, tiny frog among new Mekong species

Rainbow snake, tiny frog among new Mekong species

A rainbow-headed snake, a tiny frog and a lizard with dragon-like horns are among more than 150 new species confirmed by scientists last year in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region, researchers said.

Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world's biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India Thursday, but the company insisted the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue.

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Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world's biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India Thursday, but the company insisted the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue.

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Barriers still enclose Wuhan's notorious seafood market -- one of the few immediate reminders the city was once the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic that has transformed the world.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed US President Joe Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord, but called on him to adopt an "ambitious" plan to fight global warming.

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Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups.

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Japan aims to start vaccinating the general public against the coronavirus in May -- just two months before the postponed Olympics -- after targeted jabs for the most vulnerable, reports said Wednesday.

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A Vietnamese diplomat proposed that ASEAN use its fund for COVID-19 response to buy vaccines, with priority given to medical staff who are on the front line to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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