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India greenlights Sputnik V, will fast-track approval for other virus shots

India greenlights Sputnik V, will fast-track approval for other virus shots

India has authorised the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and will fast-track approval for other shots already passed by other major countries, authorities said Tuesday, as infection rates soared to a new record high.

Danang hospital abandoned in prime location

A hospital has been abandoned for years in Danang City.

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Quang Tri men spend millions to collect ordnance scraps

Two men in Quang Tri Province has spent hundreds of millions of VND on ordnance scraps left from the war, hoping to open a war museum or cafe.

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Construction explosives blamed for house damage in Nha Trang

Residents in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province have expressed concern over a construction project that has been given permission to use 64 tonnes of explosives to build an urban area on a mountain.

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Full capacity everywhere': Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges

Angelo Barrera's father struggled to breathe from Covid-19 as he was driven around the Philippine capital in search of a hospital bed. After five hours he got on a waitlist, but died before he could get inside.

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Concerns raised as starfish abused for selfies in Phu Quoc

Many starfish have died after being taken ashore for selfies by visitors to Phu Quoc Island.

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Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on Saturday, as Covid-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects.

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India tightens screws as Covid-19 infections hit new record

India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday.

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