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‘Heavy casualties’ as explosion hits Shia mosque in Afghanistan

Large blast rips through building in southern city of Kandahar during Friday prayers A large explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, causing heavy casualties, a spokesperson for the Taliban government’s interior ministry said. Qari Saeed Khosti said authorities were collecting details of the explosion, which took place days after Islamic …

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Hobart and southern Tasmania enter snap three-day Covid lockdown

Restrictions in force from 6pm on Friday after NSW man allegedly entered state illegally and then escaped hotel quarantine Follow our Covid live blog for the latest updates Vaccine rollout tracker; cases and data tracker Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Hobart and southern Tasmania have been forced into a snap three-day lockdown after a coronavirus-infected …

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Coronavirus live: UK booster shot rollout for vulnerable a ‘chaotic failure’; Covid pass now mandatory for all workers in Italy

The programme giving booster shots to immunocompromised is floundering, UK charities warn; Italy’s strict vaccine mandate is expected to bring fresh protests and staff shortages Australians first to return under New South Wales plan to end quarantine FDA expert panel endorses Moderna vaccine booster shot UK reports 45,066 new cases, highest since mid-July Italy Covid pass becomes mandatory for all …

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