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Traffic Slows in Suez Canal as Oil Tanker Faces Engine Trouble

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) told Reuters the issue had only lasted about 10 minutes and ‘was fixed’.
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World Powers, Iran, US Begin Indirect Talks to Revive 2015 Nuclear Deal

Under the 2015 accord, US and other economic sanctions on Tehran were removed in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme to make it harder to develop a nuclear weapon – an ambition Tehran denies.
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Northern Ireland Erupts Again amid Post-Brexit Tensions

The clashes taking place come after a long spell of calm following the Good Friday agreement negotiated by the Tony Blair government in April of 1998.
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WHO Does Not Back Covid-19 Vaccination Passports for Now: Spokeswoman

The WHO now expects to review China’s COVID-19 vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac for possible emergency use listing around the end of April, as more data is required.
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Clear Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine & Rare Blood Clots in Brain: EMA Official

Cavaleri added that the EMA would say there is a link although the regulator would not likely be in a position this week to give an indication regarding the age of individuals to whom the AstraZeneca shot should be given.
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Indian Arrested for Vandalising Buddha Statues Dies at Hospital in Sri Lanka

The deceased, who has not been named by the police officials, was arrested on March 18 on suspicion of vandalising Buddha statues in the town of Kuliyapitiya in the country’s Northwestern province.
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Snippets from UK: Fears Rise in Europe Over India’s Vaccine Needs; Lord Mountbatten’s Cars Sell for Millions

Indian hopes are also high for the film Manasanamaha, which is in the qualification phase for the BAFTA Awards in 2022.
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EU Blocks 3.1 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Shots to Australia: Report

The export curb underscores massive shortfalls of the AstraZeneca shot across the EU bloc and complicates Australia’s inoculation campaign.
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Sri Lanka Bans Palm Oil Imports with Immediate Effect, Asks Plantations to Uproot Trees

The Director-General of Customs has also been informed of this decision and advised to refrain from clearing palm oil cargos at the Department of Customs.