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African Union to broaden Somalia operations

The Horn of Africa nation has faced renewed instability in recent months, with long-running election delays and an ongoing row between its president and prime minister sapping attention from an insurgency waged by al-Shabaab jihadists.

AstraZeneca logs upbeat trial results from COVID drug

The drug, made from a combination of two antibodies, achieved a 'statistically significant reduction in severe COVID-19 or death' in non-hospitalised patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms, AstraZeneca said in a statement.

UK police end review of Andrew allegations

The London force said it had also looked into a report by Channel 4 News that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked, groomed and abused women and girls in the UK.

Vaccines prevent severe COVID, even from Delta: study

The research published Monday - focusing on prevention of severe COVID and death, not infection - looked at 22 million people over 50 and found those who had received jabs were 90% less likely to be hospitalised or die.