The first major study of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows it's highly effective at preventing COVID-19, in a potentially landmark moment for countries desperate to end lockdowns.
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Australian media reforms pass parliament after last-ditch changes
The Australian parliament on Thursday passed a new law designed to force Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc to pay media companies for content used on their platforms in reforms that could be replicated in other countries.
Tokyo 2020 organisers warn against big gatherings during torch relay
The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee said on Thursday they could suspend the upcoming torch relay should big gatherings raise coronavirus infection risks, asking spectators to support by clapping.
Ecuador raises death toll from prison riots to 79; police chief warns of new riot
Ecuador on Wednesday raised the death toll from riots in four jails to 79, including 18 prisoners who were found dismembered at one site, one of the bloodiest outbreaks of prison violence in the country's history.
Texas governor vows to overhaul electric grid operator after storm failure
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday pledged to overhaul the state's electric grid operator after a massive blackout left residents without heat, power or water for days.
Justice Department gives judge big Google document request
The Justice Department asked the judge hearing its antitrust fight with Alphabet's Google for a huge list of documents from the search and advertising giant, including some about Facebook and Google's Chrome browser, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States.
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