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Tata’s real challenge: Making Air India worth flying

Tata Sons’ $2.4bn purchase of debt-ridden, government-owned Air India will give the conglomerate immediate access to valuable flying rights and…

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Does getting the flu with COVID double your risk of death?

Globally, an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people typically die each year from seasonal flu. Last year, however, was different. The…

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Attacks on freedom of expression ‘devastating’ for public health

Censorship, misinformation during pandemic have had ‘a devastating impact’ on access to information, Amnesty says. Attacks on freedom of expression…

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Oil prices hit highest levels in years

Shortages of natural gas, coal from Asia to Europe are driving additional demand for oil products in power generation. Oil…

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China economy slows; officials say recovery ‘unstable and uneven’

Officials say GDP grew at its slowest place in a year in the third quarter, amid power cuts, property woes…

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Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory?

Governments across the world are turning to vaccine mandates as the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc and vaccine uptake…

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Social distancing at Mecca’s Grand Mosque dropped

While social distancing measures were lifted, Saudi authorities said pilgrims must be vaccinated and wear face masks. The Grand Mosque…

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Gordon Brown calls for airlift of 240 million COVID-19 vaccines

WHO adviser urges rich countries to send vaccines to low-income nations this month to save tens of thousands of lives.…

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Australia’s Melbourne set to end world’s longest lockdowns

The Australian city of Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world,…

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Russia exceeds 1,000 daily COVID deaths for first time

An official tally also showed 33,208 new infections, setting a pandemic high for both fatalities and cases for the third…

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