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Medical journal editorial refutes WHO finding on Gilead's remdesivir for Covid-19
The release in October of the trial’s summary findings sparked a reevaluation by some of the utility of remdesivir, which was shown to shorten Covid-19 hospitals stays by five days compared with a placebo in an earlier U.S. government-run trial.
WHO tightens guidelines on mask-wearing in COVID-19 areas
WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the recommendations were among the biggest changes to its guidance on mask-wearing, and updated advice from June.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong defiant as he is jailed over 13 months for protest
About 100 supporters gathered quietly inside the court ahead of the sentence, while a small group of pro-Beijing people rallied outside, calling for a hefty prison sentence.
UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first in the world
Pfizer said Britain’s emergency use authorization marks a historic moment in the fight against COVID-19.
China successfully lands spacecraft on moon to retrieve lunar rocks
If the mission is completed as planned, it would make China the third nation to have retrieved lunar samples after the United States and the Soviet Union.
OECD sees global economy turning the corner on coronavirus crisis
The global economy will grow 4.2% next year and ease to 3.7% in 2022, after shrinking 4.2% this year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in its latest Economic Outlook.
Nepal's female soldiers break taboos to tackle Covid crisis
The women carrying corpses in Kathmandu, all soldiers, are being deployed for the first time as the nation of 30 million people tries to manage the bodies of Covid-19 victims amid the growing pandemic.
Biden names top economic advisers as Arizona, Wisconsin certify vote results
The advisers, several of whom would need to be approved by the US Senate, come from liberal research organizations and worked in previous Democratic administrations.
Darth Vader actor David Prowse dies aged 85
The champion weightlifter-turned-actor starred as the body, but not the voice, of one of cinema's best-known villains.
Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies
The World Health Organisation says it is not yet known whether a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus to her foetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery.
Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran
Fakhrizadeh has long been described by Western countries as a leader of a covert atomic bomb programme halted in 2003, which Israel and the United States accuse Tehran of trying to restore in secret.
Fists and pig guts fly in Taiwan parliament debate on US pork
Taiwan is a rambunctious democracy and fighting is not uncommon in parliament.
Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca: Which Covid-19 vaccine could reach developing countries first?
Nations have already bought over 6 billion doses of vaccines yet to be approved for market but as of November 20 no low-income country has struck a direct deal, according to Duke University researchers.
China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth
Alarmed that so many young Hong Kongers showed hostility to the ruling Communist Party, the leadership has turned to re-education - a tried and tested tactic of the Party through decades of extinguishing domestic opposition.
Argentina's Maradona, one of soccer's greatest, dies aged 60
Maradona, 60, had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago.