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BRICS concerned about development in Afghanistan

Today, at the BRICS online summit, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are discussing the latest developments in Afghanistan, as well as the fight against terrorism and international crime

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Brazil drops plan to buy Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil’s northeastern states suspended plans to import Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine due to the conditions set by the country’s health regulator Anvisa, Piauí state’s governor, Wellington Dias, said on …

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Gamma coronavirus variant detected in Russia

The Gamma variant of the novel coronavirus, first found in Brazil, has been detected in small quantities in Russia, the developer behind Russia’s EpiVacCorona vaccine said on Thursday. “The Delta variant is widespread …

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Brazilian scientists propose to fight pandemic under the auspices of BRICS

Geopolitics and international relations have undergone several transformations throughout the 20th century. The first two decades of the 21st century marked the resurgence of other powers, with the reappearance of Russia and China: Russia recovering part of its sphere of influence in its surroundings; and China consolidating itself as a global economic power, both of which play an important role on the geopolitical board, Edgar Gandra and Charles Pennaforte, Professors at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil, write for Modern Diplomacy

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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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