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Ireland could offer coronavirus vaccines to adolescents aged 12-15 as early as next month after opening its programme to 16 and 17-year olds on Tuesday. Ireland‘s highly successful COVID-19 vaccine programme is running at one of the fastest rates in Europe, with almost 70% of its adult population fully vaccinated and more than 84% partially
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The head of the World Health Organisation has branded electronic cigarettes “harmful” as he warned their use should be better regulated to protect children and teenagers. The global health body recommended governments bring in measures to prevent non-smokers from starting to use vapes, saying such products are often marketed to young people using an array
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Long considered one of the few success stories that sprang from the Arab Spring, Tunisia has seen its president accused of staging a coup after he sacked his prime minister and suspended parliament with the help of the army. President Kais Saied’s dismissal of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi on Sunday followed violent demonstrations across the
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Troops have surrounded Tunisia’s parliament building as supporters and opponents of the president clashed with each other following his dismissal of the prime minister. The violence in the capital Tunis comes after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze parliament, with help from the army. Officers used tear gas to disperse some demonstrators throwing projectiles at
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