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2022-01-20 Coronavirus: Austrian parliament approves mandatory vaccination order

If the bill is signed into law, Austrians who refuse to take the shot will face fines of up to €3,600.

2022-01-20 Covid: Did Pfizer's boss cast doubt on his own vaccine?

Misleading posts about the Pfizer vaccine's protection against Omicron took the drug company's boss out of context.

2022-01-19 Robert Anderson: University of Michigan reaches sex abuse settlement

Over 1,000 ex-University of Michigan students say they were abused by sports doctor Robert Anderson.

2022-01-19 Hana Horka: Czech singer dies after catching Covid intentionally

Hana Horka's son tells the BBC his mother was unvaccinated but wanted to acquire immunity.

2022-01-19 Dutch Covid rules: Museums and orchestras stage haircut protest

The Dutch cultural sector takes on rules that keep museums and music venues shut but salons open.

2022-01-19 Boss behind mass Zoom firing back in charge

Better.com boss Vishal Garg took time off after his handling of mass job cuts sparked outrage.

2022-01-19 Covid: WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records

France reports nearly half a million new daily cases, with records also broken in Italy and Denmark.

2022-01-18 Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters and small mammals over Covid case

A Delta outbreak in "zero Covid" Hong Kong will result in the euthanasia of 2,000 small mammals.

2022-01-18 Ivermectin: Arkansas inmates sue over Covid treatment with horse dewormer

The prisoners say they were unknowingly prescribed the drug despite warnings from health officials.

2022-01-18 Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving adamant on vaccine refusal

Kyrie Irving will not change his mind and get vaccinated against Covid-19 despite an injury to fellow Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant.

2022-01-18 My2022: Beijing Olympics app vulnerable to data breaches, analysts warn

A mandatory Covid-monitoring app to be used by all Games attendees has security risks, analysts warn.

2022-01-18 Hong Kong police charge two former aircrew over Covid rules

If convicted, the two former flight attendants could face up to six months in prison.

2022-01-18 Anti-vax protests: ‘Sovereign citizens’ fight UK Covid vaccine rollout

Activists with anti-vax beliefs are taking "direct action" against hospitals and schools.

2022-01-18 Plastic crisis needs binding treaty, report says

Pollution from plastics is a global emergency in need of a robust UN treaty, according to a report.

2022-01-17 Russia-Ukraine crisis: UK sending weapons to defend Ukraine, says defence secretary

The defence secretary says he is sending short-range anti-tank missiles amid Russian invasion fears.

2022-01-17 Russia-Ukraine crisis: Why Brussels fears Europe is 'closest to war' in decades

Fears are rising over Russia's plans to shake up the region, writes BBC Europe editor Katya Adler.

2022-01-17 Winter Olympics 2022: Organisers will not sell tickets to general public

Organisers of this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing have cancel plans to sell tickets to the general public as part of strict Covid-19 restrictions in the Chinese capital.

2022-01-17 Covid: Beijing city urges end to overseas deliveries over Omicron

Health officials in the Chinese capital say a local woman may have been infected after opening a parcel.

2022-01-17 Israeli ex-PM Netanyahu's cases could be dropped in plea deal

The former prime minister is discussing terms which could see a dramatic end to his criminal trial.

2022-01-17 Djokovic back in Serbia after Australia deportation over visa row

The tennis star arrives in Belgrade after being deported from Australia over his Covid vaccination status.

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