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Japan to study cases of people infected after coronavirus vaccination

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Japan plans to collect data from people who become infected with the novel coronavirus even after they receive vaccinations to assess how vaccines may help prevent the spread of the virus, sources close to the matter said. Inoculations are expected to start in Japan possibly in February. The health ministry… Read

Entertainment

Dylan, Crosby, Young, Fleetwood: Music publishing sector booming with high-profile sales

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The pandemic has left the performance industry reeling but music publishing, a normally under-the-radar side of the business, is roaring thanks to a frenzy of high-profile music catalog sales. The royalty streams of songwriting copyright portfolios can prove lucrative for the long haul, and increasingly are enticing investors even as… Read

Business

All Nippon Helicopters’ Airbus H160 performs maiden flight

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All Nippon Helicopters’ (ANH) Airbus H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight from Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry into service in Japan. ANH deploys a helicopter fleet comprising six AS365s and five H135s for electronic news gathering for… Read

World

France, UK boost vaccine campaigns; Britain shuts travel corridors

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France and Britain on Monday joined a growing list of nations starting mass vaccinations for all elderly citizens as the UK began demanding all arrivals quarantine to try and halt the spread of a new Covid-19 variant. The French drive aims to cover all people over 75 and comes after… Read

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California urges stop to 300,000 vaccines after some fall ill

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California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr Erica S Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation… Read

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Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark Martin Luther King Jr Day

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Two days from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pitched in on Martin Luther King Jr Day service projects as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security. Biden and his wife, Jill, joined an assembly line in… Read

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Annual pro-gun event at Virginia fizzles in wake of U.S. Capitol siege

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Only a few dozen gun-rights activists converged on the Virginia state capital on Monday for an annual demonstration that typically draws thousands, with this year's protests dampened by tensions in the wake of the Jan 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol. The annual "Lobby Day" gathering had put authorities on… Read

World

Kremlin foe Navalny held in pre-trial detention, Moscow tells West to butt out

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A Russian judge remanded Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days on Monday for violating the terms of a suspended jail sentence, ignoring calls from Western countries to free the opposition politician immediately. The ruling, a day after police detained him at the airport when he returned… Read

RUGBY UNION

Springboks' Erasmus open to Lions series in Britain, Ireland

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South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is open to the Springboks' series against the British and Irish Lions being played away if that ensures it's not canceled. Erasmus said Monday the Springboks "will go to option Z" to make the three-test series happen amid the coronavirus pandemic. He stressed,… Read

Business

Pandemic-driven shift to home work carries risks, U.N. says

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The shift to home-working triggered by the coronavirus pandemic looks set to endure long-term, making it vital to protect employees' rights and avoid blurred lines between on-the-clock hours and personal time, the United Nations says in a report. Issues facing home workers and their employers need greater attention, including better… Read

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