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Iran protests spread, death toll rises as internet curbed

Unrest has swept Iran since young woman died in custody At least eight people have been killed Access curbed to Instagram, WhatsApp, internet partly cut Social media video shows protests spreading across Iran DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities and a Kurdish rights group reported rising death tolls on Wednesday as anger at the …

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Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

STEPHENVILLE, Newfoundland, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines, and reducing many homes on the coast to “just a pile of rubble in the ocean.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to …

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Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID for a second time

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer attends a discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m feeling well …

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‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that …

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US FDA advisers recommend Ferring’s fecal transplant therapy

A worker sweeps outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – A panel of US Food and Drug Administration advisers voted in favor of Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ fecal transplant-based therapy to reduce …

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Pfizer to supply up to 6 mln COVID pill courses for lower income countries

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Thursday it would supply up to 6 million courses of its COVID-19 antiviral treatment …

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Pfizer applies to Swissmedic for authorization of another COVID-19 vaccine

People pose with syringe with needle in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, December 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Pfizer said on Thursday it had submitted an application to Swissmedic for authorization of a further bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. The …

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Facing calls to resign, World Bank’s Malpass changes answer on climate crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Under pressure to resign for declining to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday it was clear greenhouse emissions are causing climate change and defended his record as bank chief …

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Yellen says Russia offering ‘enormous discounts’ on oil to China, India

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen holds a news conference in the Cash Room at the US Treasury Department in Washington, US July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A planned Western price cap on Russian oil is already making a difference, US …

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US labor market resilient as recession signals grow stronger

Weekly jobless claims increase 5,000 to 213,000 Continuing claims drop 22,000 to 1.379 million WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating the labor market remains tight despite the Federal Reserve’s attempt to cool demand with aggressive interest rate increases. The weekly unemployment …

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