More than 100,000 Britons have died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, official data shows, a grim new milestone as the government battles to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay.
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S&P 500 scales new high on upbeat corporate earnings
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday with the S&P 500 hitting another record high as positive earnings updates from a slew of companies including Dow components 3M and Johnson & Johnson supported sentiment.
China to conduct military drills in South China Sea amid tensions with U.S.
China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after Beijing bristled at a U.S. aircraft carrier group's entry into the disputed waters.
Champagne loses its fizz as pandemic hits sales
Champagne fell flat last year, with sales tumbling as the pandemic forced drinking venues to close and celebratory events were put on ice, although some year-end cheer meant the decline was less steep than initially forecast.
Taiwan air force flexes muscles after latest Chinese incursion
Armed and ready to go, Taiwan air force jets screamed into the sky on Tuesday in a drill to simulate a war scenario, showing its fleet's battle readiness after dozens of Chinese warplanes flew into the island's air defence zone over the weekend.
Who's a good doggy? Martha Stewart launches cannabis pet products
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart on Tuesday launched a line of cannabis-infused oil drops and soft-baked chews for dogs, months after the successful release of her cannabidiol (CBD) gummie treats for humans hit shelves in the United States.
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