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First COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain head to Guyana and Belize
LONDON (Reuters) - The first contingent of COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain to help tackle the pandemic around the world left London's Heathrow airport on Friday bound for Guyana and Belize, the government said.
UPDATE 3-Tunisia investigates violence at protest against president
TUNIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia is investigating supporters of a political party that accused the president of a coup after they were involved in scuffles outside parliament while protesting against him, TAP news agency reported on Friday.
Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads - WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
UPDATE 2-Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO
GENEVA, July 30 (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Botswana pays equivalent of $15 a dose for Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's health minister said on Friday that the government was paying the equivalent of $15 a dose for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech and almost $29 a dose for U.S. company Moderna's shot.
Olympics-Swimming-Schoenmaker win could motivate young S.African female swimmers
PRETORIA, July 30 (Reuters) - South African Tatjana Schoenmaker's record-breaking gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics could motivate more young female swimmers in the country not to give up on their career, a coach at Schoenmaker's university said.
UPDATE 1-Olympics-Volleyball-Poland hand Japan second loss, Brazil hold off U.S.
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - World champions Poland fended off a spirited Japan in men's volleyball to beat the hosts in straight sets while Brazil survived an early scare to triumph over the United States on Friday.
Tunisian court opens investigation into 4 Ennahda members suspected of violence
TUNIS, uly 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia's judiciary has opened an investigation into four members of the Islamist Ennahda party over violence outside parliament after the president announced emergency measures, TAP news agency said on Friday.
UPDATE 1-France to extradite brother of ex-Burkina Faso president
PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) - France's highest administrative council, the Conseil d'Etat, on Friday approved the extradition of the younger brother of former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore.
Blast hits bus carrying soccer team in Somalia's Kismayo, 5 dead -police
GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia's port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday.
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