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Top official admits China's COVID-19 vaccines have low efficacy
News/Health: In a rare admission of the weakness of coronavirus vaccines developed in China, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.
Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions
News/World: People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the island in a layer of fine volcanic rock.
How Prince Philip, like Prince Albert, was a pillar of support to his Queen and the monarchy
Radio/Day 6: What the death of Prince Philip, known as Queen Elizabeth's "strength and stay," will mean for the Queen and the Royal Family has some historians and experts looking to the past to draw parallels to Queen Victoria, another long-serving British monarch widowed on the throne.
Stress from scuffle with police 'more than Mr. Floyd could take', medical officer testifies
News/World: George Floyd's scuffle with police, along with Derek Chauvin's knee pressed into his neck, was too much for his underlying heart condition and caused the death of the 46-year-old Black man, the local county's chief medical officer told a Minneapolis court on Friday.
'Explosive eruption' reported at La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent
News/World: La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent explosively erupted on Friday morning, spreading ash across surrounding villages, the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said.
How Canadian designed tugboats helped free the Ever Given from the Suez Canal
News/Canada/British Columbia: Some of the tugboats that helped free the Ever Given, one of the world's largest cargo ships, from the Suez Canal were designed in Vancouver. The architects who designed them explain how powerful these small vessels can be.
11 demonstrators slain in Myanmar amid clashes with security forces
News/World: At least 11 demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces in a town in northwest Myanmar after truckloads of troops arrived to quell a protest against the ruling military junta, domestic media reported on Thursday.
The U.K.'s 'bad faith' policy on overseas pensions is costing Canadian taxpayers
News/Politics: The U.K. government excludes its pensioners living in Canada from the indexing that would allow their incomes to keep pace with inflation. Pensioners say the policy is discriminatory, the federal government says it costs Canadian taxpayers money — and at least one British MP calls it "wholly immoral."
Floyd died of oxygen loss, pre-existing conditions played no role, prosecution expert testifies
News/World: Handcuffing George Floyd and pinning him facedown to the pavement — along with the knees of Derek Chauvin pressed into his neck and back — all combined to cut off his oxygen supply which led to his death, a respiratory expert called by the prosecution testified on Thursday.
Biden announces gun-control actions following spate of mass shootings in U.S.
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment."