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June 2021

Al Jazeera News Channel's journalist Givara Budeiri was arrested in a brutal manner by Israeli occupation forces while covering demonstrations in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Al Jazeera holds the Israeli government responsible for her welfare and demands her immediate release. Al Jazeera's cameraman, Nabil Mazzawi, also had his camera destroyed by the Israeli authorities whilst reporting.

Tony Blair has said it is "time to distinguish" between people who have and haven't had a coronavirus vaccine.

A clinical trial began this week to find out whether a third dose of vaccine will provide people with better protection against the Covid-19 virus, and to gather evidence on how different vaccines work together. Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary, explains how the trial will work, and speaks to some of the volunteers.

A third wave of Covid cases is likely and "the question is how big will this wave be", Wales' health minister has warned.

Ministers are “absolutely open” to delaying the June 21 unlocking in England if the Delta variant - sometimes called the Indian variant - worsens the country’s coronavirus recovery prospects, the UK Health Secretary has said.

Documents reviewed by a Pune-based scientist couple are at the centre of the recent controversy over the origin of Covid-19. In an exclusive interaction with India Today/Aaj Tak, the couple revealed what led them to probe the 2012 incident from China that is now being linked to Sars-CoV-2.

A new wave of repression in Uganda has led to the abductions of dozens more opposition activists by security forces and at least one alleged death. Several hundred people are thought to have been detained without trial in the east African country in secret prisons where they are subjected to a brutal regime of mistreatment. The country has suffered a series of crackdowns aimed at stamping out dissent since campaigning began for presidential elections late last year.

India reported 114,460 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, the lowest in two months, while the death toll increased by 2,677, as parts of the country prepared to ease movement restrictions.

Boris Johnson will urge G7 leaders to “defeat Covid” by vaccinating the world by the end of next year, as he pushes for a global watch system to catch new variants before they can plunge countries back into lockdown.

Myanmar’s security forces have reportedly killed 20 people in clashes with villagers armed with catapults and crossbows in the Ayeyarwady river delta region. If confirmed, the death toll would be one of the worst days of violence in the country in nearly two months.

SINGAPORE - Retailers have seen a spike in the sales of air purifiers in recent weeks, amid concerns that Covid-19 may spread through airborne transmission in some settings.

The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden's move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure vaccines as it battles an outbreak.