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New Zealand to shut its immigration offices in Mumbai, Pretoria and Manila

INZ’s deputy head Catriona Robinson said they have to adapt to New Zealand’s Covid-19 economic recovery as well as focus on the changing work environments.

Wrapped in plastic, no picnic for Hungarian teddy bears asleep in pandemic

In a small village in eastern Hungary, more than 20,000 teddy bears are “hibernating” in a warehouse, waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to ease so they can bring joy to children in local nurseries.

Australia board apologises after India players complain of racist abuse

Cricket Australia apologised to the India team on Sunday and launched a probe into allegations visiting players were subjected to racial abuse by part of the crowd during the third test at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Bolsonaro writes to Modi, asks to expedite AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine shipment as delays loom

The letter released by Bolsonaro's press office comes amid growing pressure to speed up Brazil's Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and end the world's second-deadliest pandemic.

America's Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker supports farmers’ protests in India

Voicing his support for the farmers’ protest in India, the Speaker of Wisconsin State Assembly has urged the Indian government to reconsider its decision on the three farm laws and listen to the concerns of the affected farmers.

China refuses entry to WHO coronavirus experts

The World Health Organization expressed dissappointment over China not finalising the permissions for the arrival of the team that was to investigate the origin of the coronavirus, said world health body chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday (local time).

Single-cell analysis of metastatic gastric cancer finds diverse tumour cell populations

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who profiled more than 45,000 individual cells from patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), defined the extensive cellular heterogeneity and identified two distinct subtypes correlated with patient survival.

Japan to join 'Five Eyes' to check China's clampdown on Uyghurs

Amid calls within the Japanese government to join the 'Five Eyes' intelligence-sharing alliance, it provided key inputs to the US and the UK regarding Chinese clampdown on Uyghurs, reported Kyodo News.

AstraZeneca vaccine gives '100% protection' against Covid-19, says CEO

Pascal Soriot says he believes trials will show his firm has achieved a vaccine efficacy equal to Pfizer-BioNTech at 95% and Moderna at 94.5%

Brazil grappling with COVID but Neymar to hold New Year party

A New Year party for 150 people thrown by Brazilian footballer Neymar will be subject to strict health rules to try to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, organisers said.

Soft power diplomacy of China in shreds amid pandemic

Beijing's soft power diplomacy in education is dented in coronavirus pandemic as thousands of young people are waiting to hear if they will be allowed back into the country to continue their studies.

US condemns killing of Afghan independent election watchdog Yousuf Rasheed

The US Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs on Wednesday condemned the "barbaric and senseless assassination" of Yousuf Rasheed, CEO of the Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA).

After Kohli exit, Shami injury adds to India's woes in Australia

A potentially series-ending injury to seamer Mohammed Shami has jolted India’s bid to bounce back in the test series against Australia, a task the tourists will have to accomplish without their talismanic captain Virat Kohli.

UN urges nations to declare 'climate emergency'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a “climate emergency” on Saturday, as world leaders marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord made mostly incremental pledges relative to the scale of the crisis.

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