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UPDATE 4-Moderna plans African vaccine plant as drugmakers urged to help poorest
LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Moderna plans to invest up to $500 million to build a factory in Africa to make up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines each year, including its COVID-19 shot, as pressure grows on the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture drugs on the continent.
UN rights body agrees to establish investigator on Afghanistan
GENEVA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint a special rapporteur on Afghanistan to probe violations carried out by the Taliban and other parties to the conflict there.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise as stagflation fears and energy prices ease
NEW YORK/LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - World equity markets rebounded more than 1% on Thursday as hopes grew that Washington would resolve squabbling over the U.S. debt ceiling, while a global easing in energy prices tempered deepening fears of "stagflation."
German CDU leader Laschet offered to stand aside - media
BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative leader Armin Laschet offered to make way for a successor after leading his party to second place in last month's national election, multiple German media reported.
UK COVID-19 cases rise to 40,701, highest in a month
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded 40,701 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, up 12% on a week ago and marking the biggest total since Sept. 6, government data showed.
UPDATE 1-Venezuela says IMF has not delivered COVID-19 funds, blames U.S. 'veto'
CARACAS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has not yet delivered funds under a program to help countries battle the COVID-19 pandemic, amid a dispute over the government's legitimacy.
Riverside restaurant makes waves in Thailand as flood dining goes viral
NONTHABURI, Thailand (Reuters) - Riverside restaurant owner Titiporn Jutimanon was convinced a bout of flooding in Thailand could be the end of a business already struggling from the pandemic.
UPDATE 1-Cemex foresees $100 mln hit to EBITDA from supply chain snags, delays
MEXICO CITY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Supply chain snags, project delays and foreign exchange effects are among the factors that could hit the earnings of Mexican concrete giant Cemex in the third quarter by around $100 million, its chief executive said on Thursday.
UPDATE 3-Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Tokyo, causing blackouts but no tsunami warning
TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted Tokyo and surrounding areas late on Thursday, stopping train lines and causing sporadic power cuts, but there were no reports of major damage, Japan's public broadcaster NHK said.
Brazil's Lula, eyeing 2022 elections, visits trash recycling workers
BRASILIA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Gearing up for Brazil's election campaign next year, former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday visited garbage dump scavengers who are now working at a recycling plant.
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