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Vaccine-hesitant Americans now on Biden’s radar

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Administration moves to vaccinate 70 percent of adult citizens by Independence Day.

As America’s vaccine rollout program continues right across the country, Biden has announced a new ambitious traget.

He plans to have 70 percent of adults vaccinated with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by Independence Day.

The July 4 target comes at a time where the Biden administration ramps up efforts to enable the vaccine to be accessible to smaller communities within rural areas.

The American President has also announced that he wants 160 million citizens fully vaccinated by the same date. 

Although he admitted the rate of vaccinations is slowing, he says this is because millions have already recieved the jab.

However, Americans are also becoming increasingly vaccine-hesitant in the wake of blood clot fears.

Mary Lou Russler receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a community vaccination event in Martinsburg, West Virginia, U.S. March 11, 2021.

The next goal for the President to reach Americans that are hesitant to get inoculated with the next phase set to use a range of encouragement strategies.

Meanwhile, it’s also speculated former president Donald Trump is keen to make a commercial to reach vaccine-hesitant republicans. 

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Russia defaults on foreign debt for the first time in a century

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Russia has failed to pay out its overseas debt for the first time in over 100 years

The country missed its Sunday deadline due to challenges in transferring the payments to international creditors.

Moscow has the funds to make the 100 million dollar payment but sanctions have complicated the process.

The country is unhappy with the situation with the finance minister calling the situation “a farce”.

The last time that Russia defaulted on its foreign debt was in 1918 when leader Vladimir Lenin did not pay out debts on behalf of the Russian Empire.

Russia has been hit with sanctions by a number of countries in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

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Over 20 young people mysteriously die at nightclub

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Authorities in South Africa are investigating the deaths of 22 people, who were mysteriously found in a nightclub

Victims were found spread across the tables and floors in a coastal town.

They have been taken for testing, as authorities scramble to find a cause of death.

South Africa’s President is sending his “deepest condolences” to families of the victims, most of whom are teenagers.

The tragedy has taken place during Youth Month, where South Africa pushes for more opportunities to help young people from poor socio-economic backgrounds.

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Deadly stadium collapse at bullfighting event in Columbia

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At least four people have died, and 500 injured at a bullfighting stadium in Columbia

Videos show a stand collapsing during the event, as emergency workers race to help.

Local media reports that hospitals have begun helping those who were injured.

The nation’s newly-elected President is calling for an end to bullfighting, tweeting that tragedies like this have already happened in the past.

He is urging local authorities to not allow more shows that involve the death of people or animals.

Investigations continue into the cause of the collapse.

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