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US company says its COVID-19 tests accurately detects omicron variant

US-based multinational biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 diagnostic tests can accurately detect the new coronavirus variant omicron that has made several countries to shut...

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India passes bill to repeal laws bowing to protesting farmers

India's parliament on Monday passed a bill to repeal three laws aiming at deregulating agricultural markets, bowing to pressure from farmers who have protested for over a year to demand that the laws be rolled back. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration introduced the farm bills last year through an executive order, traditionally reserved for emergency legislation, triggering India's longest-running...

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital in labour, gives birth

New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter got on her bicycle early on Sunday and headed to the hospital. She was already in labour and she gave birth an hour later, reports Reuters.  "Big news!" the Greens politician posted on her Facebook page a few hours later. "At 3.04 am this morning we welcomed the newest member of our...

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US company says its COVID-19 tests accurately detects omicron variant

US-based multinational biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 diagnostic tests can accurately detect the new coronavirus variant omicron that has made several countries to shut their borders. The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week classified the omicron variant as a SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern," saying it may spread more quickly...

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FE icon   Europe