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Omicron fuels reinfection three times more than delta variant, WHO chief scientist says kids, unvaccinated at risk
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Omicron fuels reinfection three times more than delta variant, WHO chief scientist says kids, unvaccinated at risk

Dr Swaminathan pointed out that not many vaccines are available for children currently and only a handful of countries have started vaccinations for kids

PM Modi to dedicate projects worth over Rs 9,600 crore in Gorakhpur today
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PM Modi to dedicate projects worth over Rs 9,600 crore in Gorakhpur today

The projects include the newly built fertilizer plant of Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited (HURL), AIIMS building and ICMR's regional unit Regional Medical Research Centre

Omicron vs Delta: Battle of COVID-19 variants rages across the world
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Omicron vs Delta: Battle of COVID-19 variants rages across the world

Early data shows that that reinfection rates are much higher with the new variant than previous variants, suggesting the virus is escaping immunity somewhat. It also shows the virus seems to be infecting younger people, mostly those who are unvaccinated

Explained: Why does Beijing have the Winter Olympics again?
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Explained: Why does Beijing have the Winter Olympics again?

Beijing beat Almaty narrowly 44-40, a close vote that was marred by what some at the time suggested might have been voting irregularities.

Premier League: Mikel Arteta labels Arsenal 'not good enough' as Everton end barren run
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Premier League: Mikel Arteta labels Arsenal 'not good enough' as Everton end barren run

A late turnaround turned the focus of attention from Benitez onto Arteta as three defeats in four games have left Arsenal still four points adrift of the top four in seventh.

Aung San Suu Kyi's jail sentence halved to two years by Myanmar junta chief
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Aung San Suu Kyi's jail sentence halved to two years by Myanmar junta chief

The ousted leader has been detained since the generals staged a coup and ousted her government on 1 February, ending the Southeast Asian country's brief period of democracy

Two Bangladesh women cricketers test positive for COVID-19 after returning from Zimbabwe
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Two Bangladesh women cricketers test positive for COVID-19 after returning from Zimbabwe

Bangladesh team had participated in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022 qualifiers and has been in quarantine after returning home.

On Ukrainian front, grinding war and weary anticipation of invasion
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On Ukrainian front, grinding war and weary anticipation of invasion

But after eight years in the trenches, there is a weary acceptance that the status quo cannot last forever, that the Russian military, which dwarfs their own in power and wealth, will likely come sooner or later.

The Ashes: Injured Jimmy Anderson set to miss opening Test in Brisbane, says report
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The Ashes: Injured Jimmy Anderson set to miss opening Test in Brisbane, says report

The 39-year-old, Test cricket's most prolific fast bowler with 632 scalps, has a minor calf problem, The Cricketer said with the BBC also reporting he was unlikely to start in Brisbane

Petrol, diesel prices today: Rates static on 07 December, check here what you need to pay in your city
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Petrol, diesel prices today: Rates static on 07 December, check here what you need to pay in your city

Petrol and diesel prices on 07 December 2021: Petrol price in Delhi stands at Rs 95.41 per litre while diesel is available for Rs 86.67. In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 109.98 while diesel costs Rs 94.14

India A vs South Africa A: Navdeep Saini strikes thrice as hosts reach 249/7 on Day 1 of 3rd unofficial Test
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India A vs South Africa A: Navdeep Saini strikes thrice as hosts reach 249/7 on Day 1 of 3rd unofficial Test

Opting to bat, South Africa A rode on a fifty each from opener Sarel Erwee (75) and middle-order duo of Tony de Zorzi (58) and Khaya Zondo (56).

ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC continue unbeaten run with 2-1 win over ATK Mohun Bagan
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ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC continue unbeaten run with 2-1 win over ATK Mohun Bagan

The win took Jamshedpur to second spot in the points table while ATK Mohun Bagan slumped to fifth spot.

Bundesliga: Lucas Hernandez describes injury right after move to Bayern Munich as ‘worst moment of career'
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Bundesliga: Lucas Hernandez describes injury right after move to Bayern Munich as ‘worst moment of career'

Hernandez, who became the most expensive player in Bundesliga history upon joining Bayern from Atletico Madrid, revealed a string of injuries isolated him from his teammates, and he also had to deal with judicial problems in Spain.

Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi HC slams Delhi police, asks if housing foreigners on valid visa was prohibited
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Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi HC slams Delhi police, asks if housing foreigners on valid visa was prohibited

The court also pulled up the investigating agency for not being able to state the specific date on which the Jamaat attendees sought refuge at the petitioners' premises

Champions League: ‘I have full confidence in my team,’ says Simeone as Atletico face Porto in must-win clash
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Champions League: ‘I have full confidence in my team,’ says Simeone as Atletico face Porto in must-win clash

Defeat would see Atletico Madrid miss out on the knockout stage for only the second time during Diego Simeone's near decade-long tenure.

With Hamilton and Verstappen neck and neck, F1 holds its breath ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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With Hamilton and Verstappen neck and neck, F1 holds its breath ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Back in July Verstappen had built up a cosy 32-point lead but the momentum is now back at Mercedes with Hamilton driving like a man with an unprecedented eighth world championship in his sights.

New York announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector starting 27 December
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New York announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector starting 27 December

The order goes further than a nationwide mandate set by President Joe Biden for companies with more than 100 employees to vaccinate workers by 4 January that has been stalled by court suspensions

Bundesliga: German Football Association to investigate Jude Bellingham’s match-fixing comments
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Bundesliga: German Football Association to investigate Jude Bellingham’s match-fixing comments

Bellingham claimed costly decisions by referee Felix Zwayer in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich were to be expected given he was implicated in the worst match-fixing scandal in German history.

Asia Youth Para Games: Indian shuttlers win 16 medals; Palak, Sanjana, Hardik clinch three each
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Asia Youth Para Games: Indian shuttlers win 16 medals; Palak, Sanjana, Hardik clinch three each

While Nithya Sre and Sanjana claimed the women's singles gold in SH6 and SL3 classification, Palak and Sanjana combined to win the yellow metal in women's doubles (SL3-SU5) and Nehal Gupta and Abhijeet Sakhuja secured the top position in men's doubles (SL3-SL4)