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Red Deer breaks records for COVID-19 case numbers

Red Deer has set a record for COVID-19 case numbers. On Jan. 31, there were 187 active cases of COVID-19 in the City of Red Deer. As of Thursday, the city has 562 active cases which is a 200 per cent increase since the end of last month.

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EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia

A shipment of a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control system instituted by the bloc to make sure big pharma companies would respect their contracts.

New tsunami warning in New Zealand as strong quakes shake

A new tsunami advisory was issued for parts of New Zealand on Friday after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kermadec Islands on the northeast of New Zealand's North Island, just hours after strong tremors rattled much of the country.