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Rio de Janeiro shootout leaves record 25 people dead

At least 25 people were killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and police in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, one of the state’s deadliest police raids, police said. People targeted in the raid in the poor Jacarezinho …

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Brazil recognizes Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine as safe

Members of a scientific and technical committee for biological safety at Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) have recognized Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine as safe, the committee’s head Paulo …

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Brazil's Maracana stadium to be renamed after Pele

Brazil's world-famous Maracana is to get a new name - the Edson Arantes do Nascimento - Rei Pele stadium. The Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted to change its official title to honour the 80-year-old legend who scored his …

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Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2.5 mln

More than 2.5 million people across the world have died due to COVID-19. At least 2,500,770 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The milestone of 2 million global …

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Brazil intends to purchase Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Brazil’s Health Ministry intends to purchase batches of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus and the Indian Covaxin preparation in order to use them within the framework of the national program to immunize residents, the …

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Japan finds new COVID virus strain

A new variant of the virus behind COVID-19 has been detected in Japan, the country's Health Ministry announced on Sunday. It was found in four people - male and female, ranging from their teens to their 40s - who arrived from …

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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 19 mln

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases across the globe exceeded 19 million on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data provided by international organizations and federal and local authorities. …

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Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 15 mln

More than 213,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on July 21, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 14.56 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin. …

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Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

A major new study published in the Lancet medical journal suggests falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, and warns of a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies. As …

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COVID-19 cases top 7 million globally

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the world has exceeded the 7 million mark, show TASS calculations based on official statements of authorities around the world as well as expert and media conclusions in countries where infections are …

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Global COVID-19 total exceeds 6.5 million

More than 6.5 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, including at least 386,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. At the same time, more than 2.8 million people have recovered from the disease. …

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