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THE WORLD IN BRIEF
Updated 2 hours ago (New York 14:54 GMT-5)
Fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militantsshowed no sign of abating, despite international calls for a ceasefire (including one from Joe Biden, America’s president). Two Thai workers were killed in a rocket strike in southern Israel; Israel shut two corridors for humanitarian aid into Gaza. Meanwhile, Palestinians and Arab Israelis held a general strike protesting against Israeli air strikes.
Adar Poonawalla, head of the Serum Institute of India, announced that the world’s largest vaccine-maker would delay exporting doses of covid-19 vaccines until the end of the year. “We have never exported vaccines at the cost of the people in India,” he said. More than 25m people in India are estimated to be infected with covid-19.