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  • 'The right path' - Chile defends Sinovac use amid fresh efficacy questions
  • SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean authorities on Sunday backed the country's widespread use of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac after China's top disease official appeared to make conflicting statements about its efficacy. Read full story

  • English shops and pub gardens reopen in 'major step' to freedom
  • LONDON (Reuters) - England's shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens will reopen on Monday in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a "major step" towards freedom from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full story

  • Saudi-led coalition intercepts explosive-laden drones launched by Yemen's Houthis - state TV
  • CAIRO (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday intercepted and destroyed six explosive-laden drones launched by Iran-aligned Houthis towards the kingdom, Saudi state TV reported. Read full story

  • French government disgusted by attack on Muslim centre
  • PARIS (Reuters) - The French government on Sunday condemned the defacing of an Islamic cultural centre in western France with Islamaphobic slogans, and said an attack on Muslims was an attack on the Republic. Read full story

  • Tanzania opposition calls for new constitution, faster COVID-19 research
  • NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe called on Sunday for the new government to prioritise a new constitution, reviving calls for limiting presidential powers. Read full story

  • At least four migrants found dead on boat off Canary Islands
  • EL HIERRO (Reuters) - At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross said. Read full story

  • Power outages hit Saint Vincent island amid volcano tremors
  • KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Reuters) - The Caribbean Saint Vincent island was hit by another explosive event from the La Soufriere volcano early on Sunday, triggering power cuts and water outages in some areas, while ash clouds began to blanket parts of the island of Barbados. Read full story

  • Blinken to return to Brussels for talks on Ukraine, Afghanistan
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will return to Brussels this week for discussions on Iran, Afghanistan and Russian activities directed at Ukraine, a U.S. official said. Read full story

  • British royals react to Prince Philip's death
  • LONDON (Reuters) - The children of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have warmly thanked the public for its support and for tributes paid to their father, who died on Friday aged 99. Read full story

  • German far-right AfD bids to win back voters with anti-lockdown campaign
  • BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) cast itself as the anti-lockdown party at a weekend conference in a bid to win back support before for a September election. Read full story