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Multiple Casualties Reported after Explosion at UK Warehouse

A local British emergency services department says there have been "multiple casualties" following a large explosion Thursday at a warehouse near the southwest England city of Bristol.
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UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus.
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German Lab Seeks Quicker Virus Tests

A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital's clogged roads.
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Ambulances Park Outside European Hospitals Awaiting Beds

Intensive care is the last line of defense for severely ill coronavirus patients and Europe is running out – of beds and the doctors and nurses to staff them.
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Ottawa Paramedic Service Taking Steps to Control COVID-19 in Staff

The service reported two cases of the virus by staff members, meeting Ottawa Public Health's definition of a workplace outbreak.
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Turkish Rescuers Pull Girl from Rubble Four Days after Quake

Wrapped in a thermal blanket, the girl was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher to the sounds of applause and chants of "God is great!" from rescue workers and onlookers.
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Rescuers Weep as Turkey Pulls Two Girls from Rubble

The overall death toll in Friday's quake reached 87 on Monday after teams found more bodies amid toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city.
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Short of Medics as Virus Surges, Central Europe Sounds Alarm

Medical personnel from the Nebraska and Texas national guards are expected to arrive to help treat patients at Prague's military hospital and a new field hospital.
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Germany, France Gear up for New Lockdowns as Virus Surges

Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases that are beginning to fill European hospitals.
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Dutch Hospital Airlifts Patients to Germany Amid Virus Surge

This was the first such international airlift since the global pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals in the spring.