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    Brazil state signs deal to make Russian vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. Brasília | Updated at 10:36am on August 13, 2020

    The Brazilian state of Parana signed a deal Wednesday to test and produce Russia's new coronavirus vaccine, though officials stressed they would have to be...

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    WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:31am on August 12, 2020

    The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced...

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    Global cases top 20m

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 05:22pm on August 11, 2020

    Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering ‘sustainable immunity’ against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with...

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    Melbourne imposes curfew as South Africa tops 500,000 COVID-19 cases

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:04pm on August 02, 2020

    Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne imposed an overnight curfew on Sunday to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, as South Africa’s infection topped half a...

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    US accuses Russia of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:13am on July 25, 2020

    The United States accused Russia of test-firing an anti-satellite weapon in space, warning that the threat against Washington’s systems was ‘real, serious and increasing.’ US...

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    Russia to resume some int’l flights in August

    | Updated at 10:24pm on July 24, 2020

    Russia said on Friday that it would resume some international flights on August 1 after a four-month pause to slow the spread of the coronavirus....

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    Russia says hoping to produce 200m vaccine doses this year

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 09:43pm on July 20, 2020

    Russia hopes to complete trials of a coronavirus vaccine in August and produce 200 million doses with foreign partners by the end of the year,...

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    UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of vaccine research hacking

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:16am on July 18, 2020

    Britain, the United States and Canada on Thursday risked worsening fraught diplomatic ties with Russia by accusing Moscow-linked hackers of targeting labs in their countries...

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    200 years since the discovery of the continent

    Sofia Pale | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2020

    THE ice-covered continent, Antarctica, spanning the Earth’s South Pole is rarely covered in news reports. For now, policies of the world’s leading nations do not...

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    Volunteers doing good after 14 days of COVID-19 vaccine trials

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / TASS . Moscow | Updated at 01:15pm on July 07, 2020

    Volunteers, who tested a vaccine against the coronavirus two weeks ago at Burdenko military hospital, are feeling well and have not experienced any side effects,...