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China to crack down harder on fake African swine fever vaccines

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday it will crack down further on illegal production and sales of African swine fever vaccines in a sign of the e...

China confirms swine fever in piglets in Yunnan province

BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of African swine fever has been confirmed in piglets being illegally transported through Funing county in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, the farm minist...

Hongkongers to be guinea pigs for Chinese vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by Hong Kong's Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines shows the city's government has greenlit a Chinese vaccine despite the spotty results of local...

Reunion's stolen children are still looking for answers

With his sparkling eyes and smiling face, Emile Benoit Hoarau looks like a man who loves life. He says he's doing well — despite having undergone several rounds of surgery due to stomach can...

Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Rigoberto Montesinos, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, was so worried about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine that he initially wasn't going to get it, relentin...

South Africa's health care workers eager for first vaccines

ELANDSDOORN, South Africa (AP) — After testing thousands of people for coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she can't wait to get vaccinated. “So many people, I test...

As vaccinations lag, Israel combats online misinformation

JERUSALEM (AP) — After surging ahead in the race to vaccinate its population against the coronavirus, Israel is blaming online misinformation for a sudden slowdown in the campaign. Now, officials are ...

Ractopamine spells trouble for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's "ractopamine pig" issue "has triggered a political storm," according to a South China Morning Post story on Friday (Jan. 12). The issue...

Deer native to India starve to death amid drought in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have fed hunters and their families on the rural island of Molokai for generation...

Fear and love surround Escobar's hippos thriving in Colombia

PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia (AP) — Tucked between mountain ranges, the sprawling palace of Pablo Escobar was home to kangaroos, giraffes, elephants and other exotic animals — a private zoo of illegally i...

Bairro à Portuguesa, a comprehensive shop for quality products from Portugal

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 5 February 2021 - For everyone, travelling in the recent months has been restrictive. However, you can in fact satisfy your wish of travelling abroad while staying ...

VIRUS TODAY: COVID-19 cases down as US ends deadliest month

Here’s what’s happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — The deadliest month of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S....

Vaccine skepticism lurks in town famous for syphilis study

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Lucenia Dunn spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic encouraging people to wear masks and keep a safe distance from each other in Tuskegee, a mostly Black city where the...

Charges dropped against activist who exposed Iowa hog deaths

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges against an activist who helped secretly record Iowa’s largest pork producer using heat to kill thousands of hogs last year as the pa...

Tanzania's president expresses doubts about COVID vaccines

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s president on Wednesday openly expressed doubt about COVID-19 vaccines and accusing people who were vaccinated outside the East African nation of bringing new infection...