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12-Hour Catch Up: EU Regulator Says AstraZeneca Clot 'Very Rare', Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial

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08th April, 2021 09:13 IST

The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls.

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A number of nations have suspended the use of AstraZeneca's vaccine for younger populations after it was earlier banned outright in several places over blood clot scares.

Derek Chauvin Never Took Knee Off George Floyd's Neck, Court Told

Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck - and was bearing down with most of his weight - the entire time the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin's murder trial.

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Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution witness, said that based on his review of video evidence, Chauvin's knee was on Floyd's neck from the time officers put Floyd on the ground until paramedics arrived - about 9 1/2 minutes, by prosecutors' reckoning.

Myanmar Group Compiles Junta Rights Abuse Dossier

A group representing Myanmar's ousted civilian government said Wednesday it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing rights abuses by the junta including torture and extrajudicial killings.

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The country has been in turmoil since the army deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, with nearly 600 people killed in a crackdown on anti-coup protests.

Visas To Sikh Pilgrims Issued For Baisakhi Celebrations: Pakistan High Commission

The Pakistan High Commission on Wednesday said it has issued over 1,100 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations from April 12 to 22.

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Under the framework of the Pakistan-India protocol on visits to religious shrines of 1974, a large number of Sikh pilgrims from India visit Pakistan to observe various religious festivals every year, the high commission said.

Taiwan Will Fight 'To The Very Last Day' If China Attacks

Taiwan's foreign minister on Wednesday said the island will defend itself "to the very last day" if attacked by China.

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Joseph Wu said China's attempts at conciliation while engaging in military intimidation are sending "mixed signals" to the island's residents.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Ignores Calls For Lockdown Amid Highest Covid-19 Deaths

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday there would be no national lockdown, ignoring growing calls from health experts a day after the nation saw its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours since the pandemic began.

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Brazils Health Ministry registered 4,195 deaths on Tuesday, becoming the third country to go above that threshold as Bolsonaro's political opponents demanded stricter measures to slow down the spread of the virus.

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