Russia approves Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine despite testing safety concerns – video

Russia has approved a controversial Covid-19 vaccine for widespread use after less than two months of human testing, including a dose administered to one of Vladimir Putin’s daughters.

Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the country’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund, said the vaccine would be marketed abroad under the brand name Sputnik V with international agreements to produce 500m doses and requests for 1bn doses from 20 countries.

The vaccine’s name evokes the world’s first satellite to be launched into orbit, Sputnik, during the cold war space race, which was also seen as a competition for international prestige.

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Lebanon: vigil and protests mark one week since devastating Beirut blast – video report

A third night of clashes between demonstrators and security forces broke out near the parliament building in Beirut, in which police used teargas and protesters threw stones and fireworks, in the wake of the devastating explosion that hit the city's port a week ago. The Lebanese prime minister's announcement a day before that the government would resign did little to quell the anger of a people demanding change to the political system

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Kamala Harris: memorable moments from Joe Biden's VP pick – video

Kamala Harris, 55, has become the first black woman on a major presidential ticket in US history after democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named her as his VP pick.

From her punishing cross-examinations of Trump officials to previous clashes with Biden over racism, we look back at the California senator's key moments in politics

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Idaho goat 'Mr Mayhem' becomes unlikely paddleboarder – video

Meet Mr Mayhem, a five-year-old Nigerian dwarf-pygmy goat cross with a taste for life on the water. When owner Alyssa Kelley tore her lateral collateral ligament in 2019, her quest for a new hobby led her to try paddleboarding with her unlikely companion. She says the pair have taken to the water over 20 times together, with Mr Mayhem falling in twice during their early adventures.

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