Covid-19 Live Updates: As Britain Begins Vaccinations, Focus Turns to Questions on Distribution

Britain has become the first nation to begin a mass inoculation campaign using a fully tested vaccine, kicking off a global effort to fight Covid-19. Doctors, nurses, certain people aged 80 or over and nursing home workers will be among the first to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Press Release Distribution Service

U.K. Covid Vaccine: Side Effects, Safety, and Who Gets It First

The mass inoculation campaign that began in Britain on Tuesday has little precedent in modern medicine. Press Release Distribution Service

U.S. Leaves Bases in Afghanistan — and a Legacy of Land Disputes

The U.S.-led coalition seized land for hundreds of military bases, most now held by the Afghan military. Villagers have fought for years to collect compensation and to get their property back. Press Release Distribution Service

On a Scottish Isle, Nursing Home Deaths Expose a Covid-19 Scandal

At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious. Press Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus Threatens Chinese Traditions of Chopsticks and Family-Style Meals

Faced with the spread of the coronavirus, the government is promoting using serving utensils, but resistance is strong. Sharing food with personal chopsticks is one way Chinese people express intimacy. Press Release Distribution Service

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. Then the Plan Went South.

A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos. Press Release Distribution Service

Avalanches in Turkey Leave at Least 28 Dead, Many of Them Rescuers

Those looking for survivors of one avalanche were buried by the second. Press Release Distribution Service

Married Women on the Island of Jersey Win Control of Their Taxes

Under laws in place since 1928, husbands have full control over a couple’s financial affairs. But that is set to change. Press Release Distribution Service

Afghan Votes Will Be Audited, Extending Monthslong Election Crisis

The dispute over the outcome of September’s presidential race is playing out while sensitive peace talks take place between the U.S. and the Taliban. Press Release Distribution Service

Pete Buttigieg, Coronavirus, Tesla: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know. Press Release Distribution Service

In Poland, Controversial Legislation Restricting Judiciary Is Signed Into Law

The legislation, which has drawn condemnation from the European Union, bars judges from questioning judicial appointments made by the president and forbids them from engaging in political activity. Press Release Distribution Service

Nigeria ‘Blindsided’ by Trump Travel Ban, Its Top Diplomat Says

The Nigerian foreign minister said he learned about the ban just before a meeting with the United States to expand cooperation. But he said American officials had signaled it could soon be lifted. Press Release Distribution Service

New Origin Story for Gross Blobs That Wash Up on Beaches

DNA evidence shows that jetsam ambergris comes from sperm whales. Press Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus, State of the Union, Iowa: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Mumbai Police Play a Trick on Honking Drivers

It involves a red light hooked to a decibel meter, and the timer resets when harsh horns get too loud. Now, other cities are inquiring. Press Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus, Iowa, Brexit: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know. Press Release Distribution Service

Audio Captured Iran Plane Downing: ‘That Surely Is the Light From a Missile’

Air traffic tapes recorded an exchange between an Iranian controller and a stunned pilot who saw a nearby plane blown up in midair. Press Release Distribution Service

Brexit Done? Not So Fast. Britain and E.U. Enter New Trade Deal Battle.

Three days after the U.K.’s formal withdrawal from the European Union, the two sides are squaring off in the “chest beating” phase of negotiations. Press Release Distribution Service

Coronavirus, Japanese Coal, Iowa Caucuses: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Violence Must Stop Before Afghanistan Peace Agreement, Pompeo Says

“What we are demanding now is demonstrable evidence of their will and capacity to reduce violence,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of the latest negotiations. Press Release Distribution Service

Citing Ballot Tampering, Malawi Court Voids Presidential Election

Peter Mutharika, the current President, had been declared the winner, but some voter sheets had sections blotted out or were altered with correction fluid. Press Release Distribution Service

Mercy Flight Leaves Yemen Capital, Cracking a 3-Year Blockade

A United Nations plane took seven seriously ill Yemenis to Jordan on Monday, the culmination of 18 months of fraught negotiations with Saudi Arabia. Press Release Distribution Service

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