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Soccer: English bodies launch new joint action plan on players' brain health

(Reuters) - England's Football Association, the Premier League and other soccer governing bodies have launched a new joint action plan to understand, promote and protect the brain health of players amid the risk of head injuries, they said in a statement on Tuesday. The issue of dementia in professional soccer was highlighted by the death last ye...

Mixing Pfizer, AstraZ COVID-19 shots with Moderna gives better immune response - UK study

By Pushkala Aripaka and Lucy Marks (Reuters) - A major British study into mixing COVID-19 vaccines has found that people had a better immune response when they received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech shots followed by Moderna nine weeks later, according to the results on Monday. "We found a really good immune response across the b...

Norway urges World Bank's Afghanistan donors to channel funds to U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Norway is encouraging donors to a World Bank-administered fund for Afghanistan to agree to transfer $280 million to the World Food Programme and UNICEF, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said on Monday. The World Bank's board backed transferring $280 million to the U.N. agencies from the $1.5 billio...

Colombia launches strategy to tackle environmental crimes

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's national police has deployed 100 criminal intelligence and investigation officers in a strategy to tackle environmental crimes in the Andean country, the government said on Monday, citing illegal mining and animal trafficking among the gravest threats. Fifty officers will investigate environmental crimes while 40 wil...

Israel delays major settlement plan for East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli state planning committee on Monday delayed granting further approval of a major settlement project in East Jerusalem that has drawn U.S. and Palestinian concern. The proposal that envisages building up to 9,000 homes for Jewish settlers, a move that would cement more occupied West Bank lands within Israel's munici...

Yemen Houthis bury their dead as Marib fighting rages

By Adel Al-Khader SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis held military funerals on Monday for 25 fighters killed in battles with a Saudi-led coalition, as fighting shows no sign of abating despite intense international diplomacy to end the seven-year-old conflict. The funerals took place as fighting has raged in the gas-rich Marib region,...

Factbox: Ten points of tension between Putin and Biden

(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak by video link on Tuesday. Since their Geneva summit in June, the list of contentious issues between their two countries has lengthened. Here's a quick summary. UKRAINE AND POSSIBLE WESTERN SANCTIONS The United States has warned Russia it will face "severe costs" ...

Poor weather hampers search and rescue efforts at Indonesia volcano

By Willy Kurniawan SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Heavy rain and wind temporarily halted rescue efforts on Monday after Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupted and killed 14 people on the weekend, and officials urged residents to be vigilant because the danger had not passed. The tallest mountain on the island of Java erupted dramatically on Satur...

Soccer-NYC reach first MLS Cup final, face tall task in taking down Timbers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City FC booked a spot in their first Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup final with a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Sunday, but coach Ronny Delia knows his team will have to improve if they are to beat Portland in the title decider. Philadelphia Union took the lead in the Eastern Conference Final thanks to an own goal from ...