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EU Countries resume using AstraZeneca vaccine
More than 12 nations had suspended the use of the AstroZeneca shot after reports of rare brain blood clots. The European Medicine Agency's (EMA) conclusion was that a link between blood clots and the vaccine could not be ruled out, but that the vaccine's usefulness in protecting people outweighed the risks.
 
US and Russia strain ties with new reports, comments
An American intelligence report suggested that Putin had interfered in last November's presidential election in the US. US is expected to impose sanctions on Russia over the US intelligence report's conclusions.
 
At least 39 killed in Myanmar
People in Myanmar are protesting the military’s seizure of power, which has led to widespread violence in the country. As a sign of protest, many are sporting a new tool - coup-themed tattoos.
 
Serving British police officer accused in the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard
Hundreds of people gathered in Clapham Common in honor of Sarah Everard, disregarding police requests. As a consequence of Everard's disappearance and killing, many women have taken to social media to share their experiences of being attacked while walking.
 
Nations progress with fight against COVID
In the virtual summit of Quad nations, leaders decided to deliver one billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to Asia by end of 2022. Indian manufacturing, US technology, US and Japanese financing and Australian logistics are expected to contribute to the joint mission.
 
Royal family responds to Harry and Meghan’s ‘tell-all’ interview
The interview focused on what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex described as a lack of support offered to the couple after their 2018 marriage and British tabloids' harsh scrutiny of Meghan, which according to her veered into racist undertones.
 
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview stirs global conversation
In a part of the interview not broadcast, Prince Harry said that racism was a large part of the reason the couple decided to leave the country. The interview covered the couple's relations and tensions with the royal family.
 
The world celebrates International Women’s Day
Women's Day celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women while calling out and challenging gender bias and inequality. The holiday began in Europe in 1911 and was celebrated by the United Nations for the first time in 1975.
 
Seoul agrees for increased funding of US troops stationed in South Korea
The US troops in South Korea help deter aggression from North Korea and number around 28,000. The recent deal between US and South Korea includes a 'negotiated increase' in South Korea's share of the cost-sharing plan.
 
Explosions at military barracks in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday
The defense ministry said that a fire in the weapons depot caused the explosion of high-caliber ammunition. Equatorial Guinea is an African country that used to be a colony of Spain.