South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

Court rules case brought by Gambia can proceed Any full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) – The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, … Read more

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

Militants attack Mali's main military base, situation 'under control'

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Islamist militants struck Mali’s main military base, just outside the capital Bamako, on Friday in a complex attack involving car bombs, but the armed forces said they had repelled the assault and had the situation under control . Militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have repeatedly raided … Read more

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid new Putin warning

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid new Putin warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union told members states on Wednesday to cut gas usage by 15% until … Read more