CHINA SUPPORTS WTO’S PROPOSAL TO WAIVE COVID-19 VACCINE PATENTS

Thu 13 May 2021: China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that Beijing supports a proposal by the World Trade Organization for an intellectual property protection waiver on COVID-19 vaccines to enter the consultation stage. British and European Union officials have been skeptical about the usefulness of a US proposal to waive patent […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: PUBLIC TO COMMENT ON BILL PROPOSING TIGHTER GUN CONTROLS

Thu 13 May 2021: The public will soon comment on the Firearms Amendment Bill of 2021, which proposes tighter controls and management of firearms as well as the establishment of the National Firearms Register. In a Cabinet statement released on Thursday, Cabinet said it had approved the publication of the Bill for public comment. “The […]

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FORMER MALDIVES PRESIDENT FLOWN TO GERMANY FOR TREATMENT AFTER SURVIVING ATTACK

Thu 13 May 2021: Mohamed Nasheed, ex-president of the Maldives and current parliamentary speaker, left for Germany to continue treatment for injuries caused by an assassination attempt, Maldivian news website Raajje.mv reported on Thursday. Nasheed was wounded on May 6 in an explosion near his house in the city of Male, the country’s capital. His […]

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MUMBAI COURT ISSUES SHOW CAUSE NOTICE TO FUGITIVE NIRAV MODI IN PNB SCAM

Thu 13 May 2021: A special court in Mumbai has issued a public notice to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India for alleged fraud and money laundering in the PNB scam case, asking why his properties should not be confiscated under the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act. Special Judge VC Barde has also asked […]

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MAJOR EUROPEAN AIRLINES HALT ISRAEL FLIGHTS AS CRISIS WITH PALESTINE MOUNTS

Thu 13 May 2021: Major European airlines, including Austrian Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa, have suspended flights to Israel due to the conflict on the border with Palestine, Israeli media reported on Thursday. German company Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines stated that they would not carry out flights from Frankfurt, Vienna and Munich on Thursday and […]

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AVENGERS STAR DEMANDS SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL FOR AGGRESSION AGAINST PALESTINIANS

Wed 12 May 2021: A star of the multi-million dollar Avengers movie franchise said it is time for sanctions to be imposed on Israel to free Palestinians. “Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people – it’s time for sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians. Join the call,” Mark Ruffalo wrote on Twitter late […]

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