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US seeks to vaccinate 70% of world by 2022

The US is preparing to lobby world leaders in the margins of the UN general assembly in New York next week to help see that 70 percent of the world's population has been vaccinated against Covid-19 by 2022, according to a memo seen by the Reuters news agency. The document presses wealthier nations, with "relevant capabilities", to donate billions of doses as well as financing to combat "vaccine hesitancy".

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EU to announce new mandatory rules on child sexual content

The European Commission is set to propose new legislation requiring companies to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse content. The rules come amid other moves by the EU's police agency Europol to develop AI targeting encryption.

WHO warns mandatory vaccination 'absolute last resort'

Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, but the European branch of the World Health Organization has warned that it should be "an absolute last resort". Children, meanwhile, account for the highest infection-rates across the continent.

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