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Jerusalem crisis: Pleas for calm as violence escalates (2021)


Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket fire



Countries worldwide have appealed for calm after days of unrest spiralled into retaliatory attacks by Israel and Palestinians.

The US, the European Union and the UK have urged Israel and the Palestinians to lower tensions as soon as possible.

Read more: Jerusalem crisis: Pleas for calm as violence escalates (2021)

Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval (2021)

The vaccine has already been given to millions of people



The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted emergency approval for the Covid vaccine made by Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm.

It is the first vaccine developed by a non-Western country to get WHO backing.

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Australia to resume India repatriation flights after backlash (2021)

About 9,000 Australians are stranded in India



Australia will resume repatriation flights for citizens in India after a controversial ban on arrivals from the country ends on 15 May.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has faced criticism for failing to help citizens trapped in the Covid-ravaged nation.

Read more: Australia to resume India repatriation flights after backlash (2021)

India Covid: Inside Delhi's oxygen crisis (2021)


A Covid-19 patient who is suffering from breathing difficulty breaths with the help of oxygen mask outside Gurudwara. IMAGE COPYRIGHT - GETTY IMAGES



Hospitals in Delhi started facing shortages of oxygen nearly two weeks ago. The crisis shows few signs of abating.

At least 12 patients, including a doctor, died when a prominent hospital ran out of oxygen on Saturday. Outside hospitals, families of patients who can't find a bed are struggling to get hold of portable cylinders - sometimes standing in queues for up to 12 hours.

Read more: India Covid: Inside Delhi's oxygen crisis (2021)

Indonesian navy submarine found split into three on sea bed (2021)

Image from an underwater rescue vehicle showed the shattered remains of the sub



An Indonesian navy submarine that sank off the coast of Bali on Wednesday has been found split into three pieces on the sea bed, officials say.

All the vessel's 53 crew have been confirmed dead.

Read more: Indonesian navy submarine found split into three on sea bed (2021)


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