Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Mask Guidance

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people rarely transmit the virus, and the ...

Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Mask Guidance
The New York Times

Sat, 15 May 2021 22:49:40 +0000

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WATCH: Iron Dome intercepts massive missile salvos from Gaza as sirens blare in Tel Aviv

WATCH: Iron Dome intercepts massive missile salvos from Gaza as sirens blare in Tel Aviv
RT

Rocket sirens and heavy blasts sounded over Tel Aviv, as well as central and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 22:44:13 +0000

US soldiers who perished on secret mission to Vietnam in the 1960s are memorialised

US soldiers who perished on secret mission to Vietnam in the 1960s are memorialised
South China Morning Post

Nearly 60 years ago, dozens of soldiers assembled for a top-secret mission to Vietnam, ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 06:20:23 +0800

CDC recommends US schools continue to use masks

CDC recommends US schools continue to use masks
CNA

Schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the 2020-2021 academic ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 06:14:37 +0800

Commentary: Here’s why family meals are so important

Commentary: Here’s why family meals are so important
CNA

Family mealtimes are great for the bodies, the brains and the mental health of ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 06:10:41 +0800

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office
ABC News

Israel has escalated its attacks on the Gaza Strip, bombing the home of a ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:05:02 -0400

Nurses’ Union Condemns C.D.C.'s New Mask Advice

Nurses’ Union Condemns C.D.C.'s New Mask Advice
The New York Times

The union of registered nurses called on the federal agency to revise its guidance, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 22:02:43 +0000

Is the Biden team still using Trump’s China threat playbook in Africa?

Is the Biden team still using Trump’s China threat playbook in Africa?
South China Morning Post

When Joe Biden was sworn in as US president more than three months ago, ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 06:00:15 +0800

Live Updates: U.S. Steps Up Mediation Amid Airstrikes and Protests

Live Updates: U.S. Steps Up Mediation Amid Airstrikes and Protests
The New York Times

Israeli launched an airstrike on a Gaza media tower, while Hamas militants fired another ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:47:39 +0000

Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi apologizes for 1970 police killings amid student protest

Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi apologizes for 1970 police killings amid student protest
The Guardian

Graduation ceremony held at Jackson State 51 years latePhilip Lafayette Gibbs, 21, and James ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:43:17 GMT

Coronavirus: Trinidad and Tobago declares state of emergency; England to continue lockdown easing despite India variant fears

Coronavirus: Trinidad and Tobago declares state of emergency; England to continue lockdown easing despite India variant fears
The Guardian

China cancels spring Everest climbing season from Tibetan side while Portugal to reopen to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:41:49 GMT

Yitzhak Arad, Who Led Holocaust Study Center in Israel, Dies at 94

Yitzhak Arad, Who Led Holocaust Study Center in Israel, Dies at 94
The New York Times

A survivor of the Nazis, Mr. Arad was an esteemed scholar and the longtime ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:39:11 +0000

Israel Defense Forces say false Gaza invasion report to foreign media was ‘mistake’ and not manipulation to lure Hamas into trap

Israel Defense Forces say false Gaza invasion report to foreign media was ‘mistake’ and not manipulation to lure Hamas into trap
RT

After being accused of tricking the media with the announcement of a ground invasion ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:37:31 +0000

Court summons issued to four accusers of Andrew Cuomo in sexual harassment case

Court summons issued to four accusers of Andrew Cuomo in sexual harassment case
South China Morning Post

A quartet of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s accusers have reportedly been subpoenaed to ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 05:36:41 +0800

Conflict Spirals Across Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Conflict Spirals Across Israel and the Palestinian Territories
The New York Times

An American envoy landed in Israel for cease-fire talks with Palestinians and Israelis. But ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:31:50 +0000

Israel Gaza conflict: Biden calls leaders amid escalating violence

Israel Gaza conflict: Biden calls leaders amid escalating violence
BBC

The US president makes diplomatic calls after a sixth day of violence in the ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:30:51 GMT

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, AP office

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, AP office
ABC News

Israel has escalated its attacks on the Gaza Strip, bombing the home of a ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:29:52 -0400

'Shocking and horrifying': Israel destroys AP office in Gaza

'Shocking and horrifying': Israel destroys AP office in Gaza
ABC News

An Israeli airstrike has destroyed a high-rise building that was home to The Associated ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:29:34 -0400

The Latest: Rallies back Palestinians in Los Angeles, Boston

The Latest: Rallies back Palestinians in Los Angeles, Boston
ABC News

Hundreds of protesters have shut down traffic as they took to the streets of ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:26:02 -0400

Twelve killed in Afghanistan explosion at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

Twelve killed in Afghanistan explosion at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers
South China Morning Post

An explosion inside a mosque on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul killed ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 05:04:49 +0800

Greece Opens Its Doors to International Tourists

Greece Opens Its Doors to International Tourists
The New York Times

Greek television showed islanders on Mykonos, one of the country’s most popular summer destinations, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:55:25 +0000

Thousands of Colombians in anti-govt march in Madrid

Thousands of Colombians in anti-govt march in Madrid
CNA

Thousands of Colombians marched through central Madrid on Saturday in support of anti-governments protests ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 04:46:41 +0800

Johnson ‘must think again on plans to relax Covid rules’

Johnson ‘must think again on plans to relax Covid rules’
The Guardian

Top adviser warns of India variant impact as scientists urge delay in lockdown changes ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:45:35 GMT

Violent clashes in Berlin as police break up pro-Palestinian demonstration (VIDEO)

Violent clashes in Berlin as police break up pro-Palestinian demonstration (VIDEO)
RT

Clashes broke out on the streets of the German capital as police sought to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:36:35 +0000

‘I reject hate speech’: Lakeith Stanfield on Clubhouse antisemitism scandal

‘I reject hate speech’: Lakeith Stanfield on Clubhouse antisemitism scandal
The Guardian

Actor moderated talk in which users made antisemitic remarksOpinion: Why Clubhouse spells nothing but ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:07:10 GMT

Leading conservatives Raisi and Larijani enter Iran presidential race

Leading conservatives Raisi and Larijani enter Iran presidential race
BBC

Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and ex-parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani register for the June vote.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:05:40 GMT

How we stay together: ‘It’s like the bow on a present or the icing on a cake’

How we stay together: ‘It’s like the bow on a present or the icing on a cake’
The Guardian

Jayne and Jodie first got together in a way they describe as ‘so unplanned ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:00:37 GMT

‘I can’t be that careless’: Australian Uyghur activist targeted online

‘I can’t be that careless’: Australian Uyghur activist targeted online
The Guardian

Nurgul Sawut, who has been named on a Chinese blacklist, says she’s experienced online ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:00:36 GMT

Indefinite detention of refugees is unlawful under international law, but Australia has quietly made it legal

Indefinite detention of refugees is unlawful under international law, but Australia has quietly made it legal
The Guardian

To counter the court’s ruling against unlawful detention, the government simply wrote a new ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:00:35 GMT

Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The New York Times

Divisions within the party have burst into public view, with the party’s ascendant left ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:00:01 +0000

Biden Calls on Israel and Palestinian Leaders to Protect Civilians

Biden Calls on Israel and Palestinian Leaders to Protect Civilians
The New York Times

President Biden backed Israel’s right to defend itself while urging the nation to protect ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:52:25 +0000

Tesla crash driver posted videos of himself riding without hands on wheel

Tesla crash driver posted videos of himself riding without hands on wheel
The Guardian

Steven Hendrickson, 35, killed earlier this month in fatal crashAuthorities say car may have ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:49:42 GMT

What Is Happening in Israel and Gaza? Here's What to Know.

What Is Happening in Israel and Gaza? Here's What to Know.
The New York Times

A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:28:50 +0000

Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians

Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians
ABC News

Young people, college students have led Colombia’s antigovernment protests.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:27:35 -0400

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action
ABC News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands young people’s frustration about the pace of ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:19:49 -0400

Leicester City defeats Chelsea to win first FA Cup after late VAR drama

Leicester City defeats Chelsea to win first FA Cup after late VAR drama
CNN

Leicester City won the FA Cup for the first time thanks to a sensational ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:17:07 GMT

Bodies found in India’s Ganges river are coronavirus victims, government confirms

Bodies found in India’s Ganges river are coronavirus victims, government confirms
South China Morning Post

Bodies of Covid-19 victims have been found dumped in some Indian rivers, a state ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 03:07:10 +0800

Several Everest Climbers Test Positive for Covid

Several Everest Climbers Test Positive for Covid
The New York Times

Anyone who becomes infected “at high altitude, then develops symptoms and becomes ill, is ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:57:02 +0000

Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris

Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris
ABC News

Protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marched despite a ban.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:54:02 -0400

Israeli airstrike on Gaza claims eight young cousins

Israeli airstrike on Gaza claims eight young cousins
The Guardian

Family celebrating Eid killed as building housing the Associated Press and other news agencies ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:33:53 GMT

Iran’s ex-President Ahmadinejad among political heavyweights vying for presidency ahead of upcoming elections

Iran’s ex-President Ahmadinejad among political heavyweights vying for presidency ahead of upcoming elections
RT

A string of prominent Iranian politicians have entered the presidential race in a bid ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:11:57 +0000

A Fragile Ceasefire Lets Afghans Risk Travel for Eid

A Fragile Ceasefire Lets Afghans Risk Travel for Eid
The New York Times

A 3-day cease-fire is violated, but Afghans brave dangerous roads to celebrate a holiday ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:01:11 +0000

Wealthy Indians fleeing Covid are shut out of Maldives

Wealthy Indians fleeing Covid are shut out of Maldives
CNN

Maldives has banned tourists from South Asia, cutting off an escape route for wealthy ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:00:44 GMT

Thousands rally across Europe to back Palestinians

Thousands rally across Europe to back Palestinians
CNA

Thousands of protesters marched in support of Palestinians on Saturday in major European cities ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 01:57:31 +0800

Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard
The New York Times

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:56:07 +0000

Israeli air strike destroys Gaza building housing international media outlets

Israeli air strike destroys Gaza building housing international media outlets
South China Morning Post

An Israeli air strike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 01:55:27 +0800

Disney World and other US theme parks update COVID-19 mask rules

Disney World and other US theme parks update COVID-19 mask rules
CNA

Disney World and other U.S. amusement parks updated their mask policy following the latest ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 01:54:41 +0800

Kid reporter who interviewed Obama at White House dies at 23

Kid reporter who interviewed Obama at White House dies at 23
CNA

Kid reporter who interviewed Obama at White House dies at 23

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 01:49:42 +0800

South Africans Call for Justice After Police Shooting of Lindani Myeni

South Africans Call for Justice After Police Shooting of Lindani Myeni
The New York Times

A Black man from South Africa was shot and killed in an encounter with ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:46:38 +0000

Joe Biden holds first phone call with Palestinian President Abbas, also calls Israeli PM Netanyahu following Gaza bombings

Joe Biden holds first phone call with Palestinian President Abbas, also calls Israeli PM Netanyahu following Gaza bombings
RT

A spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that US President Joe Biden ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:34:30 +0000

Greek Neo-Nazi, a Member of Europe’s Parliament, Sent to Prison

Greek Neo-Nazi, a Member of Europe’s Parliament, Sent to Prison
The New York Times

Ioannis Lagos was a leading member of the extreme-right and now-defunct Golden Dawn, which ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:26:46 +0000

Cheney: Some in GOP voted against impeachment out of fear for their lives

Cheney: Some in GOP voted against impeachment out of fear for their lives
CNN

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, whose criticism of former President Donald Trump led to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:15:18 GMT

Thousands rally across European cities in support of Palestinians as Gaza violence rages

Thousands rally across European cities in support of Palestinians as Gaza violence rages
South China Morning Post

Thousands of protesters marched in support of Palestinians on Saturday in major European cities ...

  • Sun, 16 May 2021 01:03:07 +0800

The Latest: Biden, Netanyahu discuss Gaza after media strike

The Latest: Biden, Netanyahu discuss Gaza after media strike
ABC News

President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken about the situation ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:52:47 -0400

What Is Happening in Israel and Gaza? Here's What to Know.

What Is Happening in Israel and Gaza? Here's What to Know.
The New York Times

A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:45:53 +0000

What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?
The New York Times

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:44:48 +0000

The Latest: 21 arrested at Gaza rally Indian part of Kashmir

The Latest: 21 arrested at Gaza rally Indian part of Kashmir
ABC News

Police in the Indian-controlled sector of the divided Kashmir say 21 people were arrested ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:38:17 -0400

The Latest: Lebanese protest at Israel border; 1 wounded

The Latest: Lebanese protest at Israel border; 1 wounded
ABC News

Hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinians have protested along the Lebanon-Israel border, with some climbing ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:30:59 -0400

A Police Shooting in Hawaii Has South Africans Demanding Justice

A Police Shooting in Hawaii Has South Africans Demanding Justice
The New York Times

A Black man from South Africa was shot and killed in an encounter with ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:27:20 +0000

Israeli military says it bombed home of a top Hamas leader

Israeli military says it bombed home of a top Hamas leader
ABC News

The Israeli military says it has bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a top ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:25:06 -0400

Associated Press, Al Jazeera condemn Israel for bombing Gaza media offices & nearly killing their journalists

Associated Press, Al Jazeera condemn Israel for bombing Gaza media offices & nearly killing their journalists
RT

AP and Al Jazeera have both issued statements condemning the bombing of Gaza media ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:19:45 +0000

Hacked US energy pipeline on track to restore full service but shortages persist

Hacked US energy pipeline on track to restore full service but shortages persist
The Guardian

Gas station outages in Washington and south-eastern statesColonial Pipeline reportedly paid hackers $5m ransom ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:17:33 GMT

The Latest: PEN America: Gaza media hit 'deeply disturbing'

The Latest: PEN America: Gaza media hit 'deeply disturbing'
ABC News

An American organization promoting literature and freedom of speech has called Israel’s airstrike that ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:13:01 -0400

Black US high school student forced to cut hair during softball game

Black US high school student forced to cut hair during softball game
The Guardian

Nicole Pyles from North Carolina says ruling from umpires that the beads in her ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:07:04 GMT

The Latest: Al Jazeera condemns Gaza strike on media house

The Latest: Al Jazeera condemns Gaza strike on media house
ABC News

Al-Jazeera says the Israeli bombing that destroyed its office in Gaza is a “clear ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:01:46 -0400

How to cure type 2 diabetes – without medication

How to cure type 2 diabetes – without medication
The Guardian

It can be debilitating and last a lifetime, but type 2 diabetes, if caught ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:00:30 GMT

India police jail 21 Kashmiris amid pro-Palestinian rallies

India police jail 21 Kashmiris amid pro-Palestinian rallies
ABC News

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say 21 people were arrested for disturbing public order by ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:58:16 -0400

Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media

Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media
ABC News

An Israeli airstrike has targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:57:59 -0400

The Latest: Turkey condemns attack on Gaza media building

The Latest: Turkey condemns attack on Gaza media building
ABC News

The communications director to Turkey’s president has tweeted that Israel’s targeting of The Associated ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:57:51 -0400

Student reporter who interviewed Barack Obama at White House dies at 23

Student reporter who interviewed Barack Obama at White House dies at 23
South China Morning Post

The student reporter who gained national acclaim when he interviewed President Barack Obama at ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 23:56:44 +0800

Made in Hong Kong, landed on Mars: PolyU camera helps ensure smooth arrival for China’s Zhu Rong rover

Made in Hong Kong, landed on Mars: PolyU camera helps ensure smooth arrival for China’s Zhu Rong rover
South China Morning Post

When China’s Zhu Rong rover finally touched down on Mars on Saturday after seven ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 23:55:43 +0800

Thousands join London protest against violence in Gaza

Thousands join London protest against violence in Gaza
The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn and Palestinian ambassador address crowd and call for UK government to actThousands ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:54:13 GMT

Live Updates: Israeli Strike Hits Gaza Media Tower as Violence Intensifies

Live Updates: Israeli Strike Hits Gaza Media Tower as Violence Intensifies
The New York Times

An Israeli airstrike destroyed a tower block that houses media outlets including The Associated ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:53:47 +0000

Israel-Gaza conflict rages as US envoy visits

Israel-Gaza conflict rages as US envoy visits
BBC

Strike on a Gaza refugee camp kills children, and a man dies in a ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:51:21 GMT

Conflict Spirals Across Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Conflict Spirals Across Israel and the Palestinian Territories
The New York Times

An American envoy landed in Israel for cease-fire talks with Palestinians and Israelis. But ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:50:48 +0000

Ethiopia again delays national election amid deadly tensions

Ethiopia again delays national election amid deadly tensions
ABC News

Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:48:15 -0400

Israel bombs building housing international media offices and Gaza home, killing 10 family members as Hamas rockets rain down on Tel Aviv.

Israel bombs building housing international media offices and Gaza home, killing 10 family members as Hamas rockets rain down on Tel Aviv.
CNN

Israel bombed a house in Gaza where a family had gathered to celebrate the ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:45:36 GMT

Over 70 Percent of Older U.S. Adults Are Fully Vaccinated

Over 70 Percent of Older U.S. Adults Are Fully Vaccinated
The New York Times

The proportion of those with full protection is much higher among older Americans than ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:45:04 +0000

Palestinian march in Paris defies ban, is met by tear gas

Palestinian march in Paris defies ban, is met by tear gas
ABC News

French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons on defiant protesters supporting ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:40:47 -0400

After Years of Quiet, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Exploded. Why Now?

After Years of Quiet, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Exploded. Why Now?
The New York Times

A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:40:33 +0000

Future of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily is on the line after founder Jimmy Lai’s assets are frozen under national security law

Future of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily is on the line after founder Jimmy Lai’s assets are frozen under national security law
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily has said without further cash injections, its parent company can ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 23:30:39 +0800

Israel Strikes Gaza Building With A.P. and Other News Outlets

Israel Strikes Gaza Building With A.P. and Other News Outlets
The New York Times

The attack came as Hamas militants aimed another round of rockets at Tel Aviv.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:29:33 +0000

France hits 20 million milestone in COVID-19 vaccination drive

France hits 20 million milestone in COVID-19 vaccination drive
CNA

France reached its target of injecting 20 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines on ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 23:28:03 +0800

Greek far-right MEP in Athens after Belgian extradition

Greek far-right MEP in Athens after Belgian extradition
CNA

A Greek member of the European Parliament and convicted neo-Nazi arrested in Belgium on ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 23:12:10 +0800

Chileans vote for body to rewrite dictatorship-era constitution

Chileans vote for body to rewrite dictatorship-era constitution
CNA

Chileans went to the polls Saturday to elect 155 people who will re-write the ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 23:11:19 +0800

Record metals boom may threaten transition to green energy

Record metals boom may threaten transition to green energy
The Guardian

Demand and prices are soaring for minerals essential to the construction of low-carbon infrastructureThe ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:00:29 GMT

How missing CCTV footage turned a Chinese family’s tragedy into a national conspiracy

How missing CCTV footage turned a Chinese family’s tragedy into a national conspiracy
The Guardian

A mother’s search for the truth about her son’s death exposes the level of ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:00:29 GMT

BBC journalist quits as investigation into his landmark Princess Diana interview wraps up

BBC journalist quits as investigation into his landmark Princess Diana interview wraps up
CNN

The BBC journalist who conducted a bombshell 1995 interview with Princess Diana has resigned ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:59:14 GMT

Neanderthal cave discovery and more top space and science stories this week

Neanderthal cave discovery and more top space and science stories this week
CNN

The colorful handprints of ancient humans. A spacecraft beyond the solar system.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:58:49 GMT

Damon Weaver, who interviewed Obama as an 11-year-old, dies aged 23

Damon Weaver, who interviewed Obama as an 11-year-old, dies aged 23
The Guardian

Weaver interviewed Obama at the White House in 2009Sister Candace Hardy says he died ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:47:12 GMT

A card exempted a gay man from serving in Iran's military. It may have cost him his life

A card exempted a gay man from serving in Iran's military. It may have cost him his life
CNN

Alireza Fazeli-Monfared's future was brutally cut short last week when members of his family ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:39:57 GMT

Hong Kong's Ray Cordeiro, 'world's most durable DJ', retires at 96

Hong Kong's Ray Cordeiro, 'world's most durable DJ', retires at 96
BBC

"Well that's it," says Ray Cordeiro in his final radio show, after more than ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:28:58 GMT

Civilian killed by shrapnel after rockets from Gaza hit Tel Aviv suburbs (VIDEO)

Civilian killed by shrapnel after rockets from Gaza hit Tel Aviv suburbs (VIDEO)
RT

Two rockets struck Ramat Gan, where a man in his 50s was killed on ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:19:59 +0000

Nepal scales back Hindu chariot festival amid virus surge

Nepal scales back Hindu chariot festival amid virus surge
ABC News

A drastically scaled-back version of a Hindu chariot festival took place in Nepal’s capital ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 10:18:30 -0400

US-China rivalry: will America’s new ‘floating base’ heighten tensions?

US-China rivalry: will America’s new ‘floating base’ heighten tensions?
South China Morning Post

The commissioning of a United States “floating naval base” will extend the military competition ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 22:00:11 +0800

Roger Federer calls for end to Tokyo Olympics uncertainty

Roger Federer calls for end to Tokyo Olympics uncertainty
CNN

Tennis great Roger Federer has called on Olympic organizers to end the uncertainty around ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:58:53 GMT

Thousands join London march in solidarity with Palestine

Thousands join London march in solidarity with Palestine
The Guardian

Palestinian ambassador addresses protesters calling for UK government to act after at least 139 ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:56:22 GMT

Volcanoes could still be active on Mars

Volcanoes could still be active on Mars
CNN

The barren landscape of Mars makes the planet seem like a quiet, frozen desert ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:52:11 GMT

Italian study shows coronavirus infections, deaths dropping after one jab

Italian study shows coronavirus infections, deaths dropping after one jab
South China Morning Post

Covid-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 80 per cent five weeks ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:42:38 +0800

Israeli strike destroys Gaza tower housing media organisations

Israeli strike destroys Gaza tower housing media organisations
The Guardian

15-storey block hit on Saturday housed offices of Al Jazeera and Associated Press and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:37:21 GMT

Gaza tower containing media offices collapses after Israeli strike

Gaza tower containing media offices collapses after Israeli strike
BBC

A warning was given before the tower block, which housed news outlets, was destroyed.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:32:43 GMT

Canada’s Covid-19 vaccine head steps down amid military investigation

Canada’s Covid-19 vaccine head steps down amid military investigation
RT

Major-General Dany Fortin has stepped down from his position coordinating Canada’s vaccination program against ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:32:14 +0000

Israel strike in Gaza destroys building housing AP, Al Jazeera

Israel strike in Gaza destroys building housing AP, Al Jazeera
CNA

GAZA CITY: An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 21:29:35 +0800

Why the CDC Changed Its Advice on Masks

Why the CDC Changed Its Advice on Masks
The New York Times

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people rarely transmit the virus, and the ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:26:42 +0000

Philadelphia says remains of 1985 bombing victims were not destroyed

Philadelphia says remains of 1985 bombing victims were not destroyed
The Guardian

City mayor says remains found at medical examiner’s officeHealth commissioner resigns over mishandling of ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:05:37 GMT

Tesla in fatal California crash may have been in autopilot mode, officials say

Tesla in fatal California crash may have been in autopilot mode, officials say
The Guardian

Man, 35, was killed earlier this month when his Tesla Model 3 struck an ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:27:44 GMT

Talking on Zoom could help older people stave off dementia

Talking on Zoom could help older people stave off dementia
CNN

Talking on video-conference services like Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic has helped older people ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:27:27 GMT

Joe Biden’s Venmo account discovered in ‘less than 10 minutes’ – report

Joe Biden’s Venmo account discovered in ‘less than 10 minutes’ – report
The Guardian

Joe and Jill Biden accounts removed after BuzzFeed discoveryWebsite says app revelation raises national ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:15:06 GMT

DR Congo Eid clashes: Court hands down death sentences

DR Congo Eid clashes: Court hands down death sentences
BBC

Rival Muslim groups clashed over who should lead end-of-Ramadan celebrations, killing one policeman.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:14:24 GMT

Torture victims kept in solitary by Home Office for up to a year

Torture victims kept in solitary by Home Office for up to a year
The Guardian

Immigration detainees left desperate and suicidal after being held in prisons during the pandemicThe ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:07:50 GMT

Iran’s foreign minister cancels visit to Austria after Israeli flag was flown in Vienna amid Gaza flare-up

Iran’s foreign minister cancels visit to Austria after Israeli flag was flown in Vienna amid Gaza flare-up
RT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has cancelled his trip to Austria after officials ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:05:11 +0000

Malaysia, Indonesia urge UN Security Council to stop Israeli 'violence'

Malaysia, Indonesia urge UN Security Council to stop Israeli 'violence'
CNA

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Indonesia on Saturday (May 15) called on the United Nations ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 20:00:37 +0800

Coronavirus: WHO says India a ‘huge concern’ as deaths continue upswing

Coronavirus: WHO says India a ‘huge concern’ as deaths continue upswing
South China Morning Post

India reported on Saturday its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:29:05 +0800

Israeli fighter jets hit targets in central Gaza as fight with Hamas escalates – video

Israeli fighter jets hit targets in central Gaza as fight with Hamas escalates – video
The Guardian

Israeli fighter jets have hit targets in central Gaza, the military said on Saturday, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:16:52 GMT

Beijing orders Meituan, Didi Chuxing and other ride-hailing providers to give drivers a fair share of revenue

Beijing orders Meituan, Didi Chuxing and other ride-hailing providers to give drivers a fair share of revenue
South China Morning Post

Chinese authorities have summoned 10 online ride-hailing providers, including Didi Chuxing and Meituan, urging ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:00:17 +0800

Breathing new life into corners of Hong Kong amid Covid-19 fatigue

Breathing new life into corners of Hong Kong amid Covid-19 fatigue
South China Morning Post

The coronavirus pandemic has practically grounded most Hongkongers for well over a year, and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 19:00:14 +0800

We are responding calmly to Indian Covid variant, insists UK health minister

We are responding calmly to Indian Covid variant, insists UK health minister
The Guardian

As scientists issue warnings, Edward Argar says the variant could be more – or ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:00:00 GMT

Thousands march in Free Palestine rallies in Sydney and Melbourne

Thousands march in Free Palestine rallies in Sydney and Melbourne
The Guardian

Protesters in Australia have joined rallies around the world against Israeli military attacks in ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 10:57:06 GMT

Road King on track to pull off hat trick in its third round of Hong Kong home sales as economic growth pace lifts sentiments

Road King on track to pull off hat trick in its third round of Hong Kong home sales as economic growth pace lifts sentiments
South China Morning Post

Road King Infrastructure Limited is on track to pull off a hat trick, selling ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:30:10 +0800

Did Pakistan’s top army chief just back down over Kashmir in backchannel talks with India?

Did Pakistan’s top army chief just back down over Kashmir in backchannel talks with India?
South China Morning Post

Controversy has erupted in Pakistan over major concessions to India that the country’s powerful ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:30:06 +0800

The Latest: Iran minister cancels Vienna visit in flag spat

The Latest: Iran minister cancels Vienna visit in flag spat
ABC News

Iran’s foreign minister has called off a planned visit to his Austrian counterpart in ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:18:14 -0400

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured
ABC News

Back-to-back tornadoes have killed 12 people in central and eastern China and left more ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:14:31 -0400

Coronavirus: first Australian repatriation flight from India lands; Singapore tourism sector races to adapt to new rules

Coronavirus: first Australian repatriation flight from India lands; Singapore tourism sector races to adapt to new rules
South China Morning Post

A plane carrying more than 70 Australians fleeing virus-stricken India landed in the country’s ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:00:53 +0800

‘No one thinks about them’: janitors get organized in south Florida

‘No one thinks about them’: janitors get organized in south Florida
The Guardian

A workforce largely composed of immigrants and women of color is fighting to organize ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 10:00:23 GMT

Settle pilot visa issue soon or risk damage to air hub image, Hong Kong cargo operator warns government amid staff crunch

Settle pilot visa issue soon or risk damage to air hub image, Hong Kong cargo operator warns government amid staff crunch
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Air Cargo (HKAC) has said it is facing a staff crunch as ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:00:12 +0800

Behind China’s ‘mind power’ egg scandal, where academic ghostwriters quote US$400 to get bogus science published

Behind China’s ‘mind power’ egg scandal, where academic ghostwriters quote US$400 to get bogus science published
South China Morning Post

China’s for-profit academic publishing industry has drawn criticism again after a paper claimed chickens ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 18:00:09 +0800

India repatriation flight lands in Australia after travel ban lifts

India repatriation flight lands in Australia after travel ban lifts
CNN

Australia received its first repatriation flight from India since its controversial ban on travel ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:58:35 GMT

The Latest: Saudis to host meeting of Muslim nations' FMs

The Latest: Saudis to host meeting of Muslim nations' FMs
ABC News

Saudi Arabia has called for foreign ministers of the world’s largest body of Muslim ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:50:16 -0400

England braces for 'cautious physical intimacy'

England braces for 'cautious physical intimacy'
CNN

Now that the world is starting to open back up, CNN Travel is helping ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:47:39 GMT

Coronavirus: England to continue lockdown easing despite India variant fears; Taiwan raises Covid alert; Australia runs first repatriation flight from India

Coronavirus: England to continue lockdown easing despite India variant fears; Taiwan raises Covid alert; Australia runs first repatriation flight from India
The Guardian

China cancels spring Everest climbing season from Tibetan side while Portugal to reopen to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:44:46 GMT

Israeli airstrike on Gaza home kills 10, mostly children

Israeli airstrike on Gaza home kills 10, mostly children
ABC News

An Israeli air raid in Gaza City has killed at least 10 Palestinians, mostly ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:35:47 -0400

An annual day of Palestinian grievance comes amid the upheaval.

An annual day of Palestinian grievance comes amid the upheaval.
The New York Times

Nakba Day on Saturday denotes the 1948 displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:26:41 +0000

Hong Kong Red Cross declines opportunity to be part of new Election Committee, citing policy of political neutrality

Hong Kong Red Cross declines opportunity to be part of new Election Committee, citing policy of political neutrality
South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong Red Cross has declined to take its seat in the revamped ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 17:22:56 +0800

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run
ABC News

Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, a prominent hard-line cleric, has registered to run in ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:21:10 -0400

Israel-Gaza violence: US envoy arrives for de-escalation talks

Israel-Gaza violence: US envoy arrives for de-escalation talks
BBC

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are urged to stop firing as civilian casualties mount.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:20:57 GMT

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants
ABC News

Across Poland people are taking off masks and making toasts.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:05:37 -0400

Relief, reluctance and confusion: New Yorkers react to mask-free guidance

Relief, reluctance and confusion: New Yorkers react to mask-free guidance
The Guardian

The CDC says people who have been vaccinated no longer have to wear face ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:00:22 GMT

Biden makes progress on compromise effort to pass $2tn infrastructure bill

Biden makes progress on compromise effort to pass $2tn infrastructure bill
The Guardian

President has held one-on-one meetings with members of both parties – but will Republicans ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:00:21 GMT

Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israel as the Left Defends Palestinians

Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israel as the Left Defends Palestinians
The New York Times

Divisions within the party have burst into public view, with the party’s ascendant left ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:00:17 +0000

Syria’s Surprising Solar Boom: Sunlight Powers the Night in Rebel Idlib

Syria’s Surprising Solar Boom: Sunlight Powers the Night in Rebel Idlib
The New York Times

Cut off from the power grid and with fuel costs soaring, Syrians in a ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:00:15 +0000

What is China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission?

What is China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission?
South China Morning Post

The landing of the Zhu Rong rover on Mars is a milestone for China’s ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:54:38 +0800

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says inspiring the new generation is as important as Champions League glory

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says inspiring the new generation is as important as Champions League glory
CNN

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says winning the club's first Women's Champions League would be ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:53:41 GMT

Victorian treasurer takes swipe at ‘elitist’ men’s only clubs as budget lifts property taxes

Victorian treasurer takes swipe at ‘elitist’ men’s only clubs as budget lifts property taxes
The Guardian

Tim Pallas announces plans to strip single-gender social clubs of land tax concessions traditionally ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:35:08 GMT

UK to speed up vaccinations, warns variant from India may delay full reopening

UK to speed up vaccinations, warns variant from India may delay full reopening
CNA

The B.1.617.2 variant first found in India will over time surpass the so-called "Kent" ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:25:46 +0800

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants after COVID-19 lockdown

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants after COVID-19 lockdown
CNA

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants after COVID-19 lockdown

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 16:24:27 +0800

Taiwan Reports a Daily Record of 180 Cases

Taiwan Reports a Daily Record of 180 Cases
The New York Times

The self-governing island, which has had striking success with the virus, ramped up restrictions ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:09:48 +0000

Australian government urged to have standby system in place for next repatriation flight from India

Australian government urged to have standby system in place for next repatriation flight from India
The Guardian

Indian community leaders call on officials to do more to avoid a repeat of ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:01:16 GMT

Cabinet Office blocks publication of Lord Mountbatten’s diaries

Cabinet Office blocks publication of Lord Mountbatten’s diaries
The Guardian

University of Southampton spends ‘hundreds of thousands’ on legal battle preventing access due to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 07:49:59 GMT

10 dead in tornado strikes in China

10 dead in tornado strikes in China
South China Morning Post

Back-to-back tornadoes killed at least 10 people in central and eastern China and left ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:26:56 +0800

What Asia’s scramble for mRNA production facilities means for the future of vaccine manufacturing in the region

What Asia’s scramble for mRNA production facilities means for the future of vaccine manufacturing in the region
South China Morning Post

Since the arrival of Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines for Covid-19, Asia-Pacific countries have ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 15:15:05 +0800

‘He grabbed the lead and said: give me the dog’: can pet detectives stop the rise in animal theft?

‘He grabbed the lead and said: give me the dog’: can pet detectives stop the rise in animal theft?
The Guardian

Dogs are more valuable than ever – which is why so many are being ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 07:00:21 GMT

UK rapper Enny: ‘Black women are beautiful. They don’t get told that enough’

UK rapper Enny: ‘Black women are beautiful. They don’t get told that enough’
The Guardian

Her track Peng Black Girls was a love letter to womanhood, and a huge ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 07:00:20 GMT

Cheney regrets voting for Trump in 2020 after being stripped of Republican leadership

Cheney regrets voting for Trump in 2020 after being stripped of Republican leadership
South China Morning Post

US Republicans on Friday elected Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, an outspoken defender of Donald Trump, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:47:21 +0800

Covid: First Australian repatriation flight from India lands in Darwin

Covid: First Australian repatriation flight from India lands in Darwin
BBC

Many of the intended passengers on the repatriation flight were barred after positive Covid ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:40:03 GMT

Some states, retailers usher in return to normalcy for vaccinated people

Some states, retailers usher in return to normalcy for vaccinated people
CNN

Several state governors and big retailers signaled a return to normal on Friday, a ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:38:13 GMT

South China Morning Post scoops up 51 awards in huge win at global design competition

South China Morning Post scoops up 51 awards in huge win at global design competition
South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post has bagged 51 medals at a prestigious international annual ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:11:43 +0800

Coronavirus: Taiwan closes cinemas, libraries as local infections rise to 180

Coronavirus: Taiwan closes cinemas, libraries as local  infections rise to 180
South China Morning Post

Taiwan has ordered the closure of selected entertainment venues and public facilities, and imposed ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:10:09 +0800

Hong Kong customs uncovers HK$50 million worth of goods bound for mainland China in largest marine seizure this year

Hong Kong customs uncovers HK$50 million worth of goods bound for mainland China in largest marine seizure this year
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong customs officials have seized HK$50 million (US$6.4 million) worth of gems, luxury ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 14:07:54 +0800

Taiwan records 180 new cases in island’s worst Covid outbreak of pandemic

Taiwan records 180 new cases in island’s worst Covid outbreak of pandemic
The Guardian

New restrictions, including a mandate on mask-wearing and limits on gatherings in the capital, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:07:33 GMT

Michael Jordan to present Kobe Bryant at Hall of Fame induction

Michael Jordan to present Kobe Bryant at Hall of Fame induction
CNN

From gravity-defying dunks and in-air acrobatics to an unquenchable thirst for dominance and an ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:06:52 GMT

Booking a holiday outside the UK? Here’s what you need to know

Booking a holiday outside the UK? Here’s what you need to know
The Guardian

British travellers face challenges this year not only from the Covid crisis, but also ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:00:20 GMT

UK must reverse aid cuts ‘as soon as possible’ to help educate girls – Julia Gillard

UK must reverse aid cuts ‘as soon as possible’ to help educate girls – Julia Gillard
The Guardian

Former Australian PM wants Boris Johnson to make ‘ambitious pledge’ to support girls at ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:00:19 GMT

‘Sad and so unfair’: Palestinian Americans celebrate a painful Eid

‘Sad and so unfair’: Palestinian Americans celebrate a painful Eid
The Guardian

The violence in Gaza and Jerusalem has made the conclusion to the Muslim holy ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 06:00:19 GMT

Thai taxi drivers turn to holy amulets to protect them from coronavirus

Thai taxi drivers turn to holy amulets to protect them from coronavirus
South China Morning Post

After muttering a prayer, Thai taxi driver Sopee Silpakit strings a chain of amulets ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:59:50 +0800

Sabrina Ionescu honors Kobe Bryant, hits game-winning 3 to start the WNBA season

Sabrina Ionescu honors Kobe Bryant, hits game-winning 3 to start the WNBA season
CNN

Sabrina Ionescu had a dream that this was coming.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:59:44 GMT

Two workers were killed in an explosion while doing maintenance on an Oklahoma dam

Two workers were killed in an explosion while doing maintenance on an Oklahoma dam
CNN

The bodies of two contract workers were recovered Friday after they died following an ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:55:46 GMT

SIX children & 2 women killed in Israeli airstrike on crowded Gaza refugee camp – reports

SIX children & 2 women killed in Israeli airstrike on crowded Gaza refugee camp – reports
RT

An IDF air raid on a densely populated refugee camp in Gaza has killed ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:32:17 +0000

China tornadoes kill 10, injure hundreds

China tornadoes kill 10, injure hundreds
The Guardian

State media says at least six people died in the inland city of Wuhan, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:27:19 GMT

Blind date: ‘He said, “Do you want to get married”’

Blind date: ‘He said, “Do you want to get married”’
The Guardian

Katie, 25, branding and innovation consultant, meets Jack, 30, actorWhat were you hoping for?A ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 05:00:18 GMT

China’s aircraft carriers: can PLA strike a balance to compete with US?

China’s aircraft carriers: can PLA strike a balance to compete with US?
South China Morning Post

As China plans to add more mini-aircraft carriers and assemble at least six carrier ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 13:00:08 +0800

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 10 in China; over 300 injured

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 10 in China; over 300 injured
ABC News

Back-to-back tornadoes have killed at least 10 people in central and eastern China and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:55:56 -0400

Ex-Iran parliament speaker registers to run for president

Ex-Iran parliament speaker registers to run for president
ABC News

A former speaker of Iran’s parliament has registered to run in the Islamic Republic’s ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:50:27 -0400

China Zhurong rover: Spacecraft successfully lands on Mars

China Zhurong rover: Spacecraft successfully lands on Mars
BBC

An animation shows how the six-wheeled Zhurong rover touched down on the Red Planet.

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:44:19 GMT

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal
ABC News

China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:36:31 -0400

Israel warplanes target Gaza as army says rockets fired ‘non-stop’ over southern border

Israel warplanes target Gaza as army says rockets fired ‘non-stop’ over southern border
The Guardian

Seven Palestinians killed in strike on house in Gaza City as US envoy arrives ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:34:31 GMT

Experts welcome moves to increase transparency in handling complaints against Hong Kong judges, but warn system must not be politicised

Experts welcome moves to increase transparency in handling complaints against Hong Kong judges, but warn system must not be politicised
South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong judiciary must ensure that its plan to appoint lay members to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 12:20:09 +0800

Republicans are at peace in their embrace of Trump

Republicans are at peace in their embrace of Trump
CNN

It was the bureaucratic shuffle "heard round the world."

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:14:26 GMT

Dingo fence to be built on Fraser Island after attacks on children

Dingo fence to be built on Fraser Island after attacks on children
The Guardian

The Queensland government will spend $2m on a fence around Orchid Beach to protect ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:10:52 GMT

China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars

China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars
BBC

The six-wheeled robot has made the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:05:44 GMT

Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution

Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution
ABC News

The face of a new Chile begins taking shape this weekend as the South ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:02:39 -0400

Heir of desperation as Japan wrestles with looming royal succession crisis

Heir of desperation as Japan wrestles with looming royal succession crisis
The Guardian

Experts convened to consider changing male-only succession laws amid preponderance of women in the ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:00:16 GMT

Far-right Jewish groups and Arab youths claim streets of Lod as Israel loses control

Far-right Jewish groups and Arab youths claim streets of Lod as Israel loses control
The Guardian

Lod’s mayor has described events as a ‘civil war’ with city filled with rocks, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 04:00:15 GMT

Israel Gaza violence: US envoy arrives for de-escalation talks

Israel Gaza violence: US envoy arrives for de-escalation talks
BBC

Appeals to Israeli and Palestinian leaders for calm have so far failed to produce ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 03:47:24 GMT

China lands rover on Mars

China lands rover on Mars
CNN

China could soon join the United States as the second country to land and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 03:37:04 GMT

Poverty in China: starving man who staged robbery to get regular prison meals now lives a totally different life

Poverty in China: starving man who staged robbery to get regular prison meals now lives a totally different life
South China Morning Post

In 2008, 69-year-old Fu Daxin from rural Hunan province in central China was so ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:30:09 +0800

Gaza Rocket Finds a Rare Gap in Israeli Armor, and a 5-Year-Old Boy Is Killed

Gaza Rocket Finds a Rare Gap in Israeli Armor, and a 5-Year-Old Boy Is Killed
The New York Times

When a rocket struck an Israeli border town, Ido Avigal, 5, was sheltering in ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 03:15:13 +0000

Why Tokyo thinks the 2020 Olympics show must go on – even as Covid-19 booms

Why Tokyo thinks the 2020 Olympics show must go on – even as Covid-19 booms
South China Morning Post

They insist the 2020 Tokyo Olympics must take place, pandemic or no pandemic, but ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 11:00:13 +0800

Philippines' Duterte says he won't withdraw ships from contested waters

Philippines' Duterte says he won't withdraw ships from contested waters
CNN

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rebuffed a call from China to withdraw vessels from ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 02:37:35 GMT

2 tornadoes kill at least 7 in China; over 200 injured

2 tornadoes kill at least 7 in China; over 200 injured
ABC News

Two tornadoes have killed at least seven people in central and eastern China and ...

  • Fri, 14 May 2021 22:34:39 -0400

Federal trial for three other ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing set for August

Federal trial for three other ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing set for August
CNN

The federal trial for former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 02:18:09 GMT

Jacinda Ardern calls for ‘ethical algorithms’ to help stop online radicalisation

Jacinda Ardern calls for ‘ethical algorithms’ to help stop online radicalisation
The Guardian

New Zealand PM’s plea during Christchurch Call meeting comes two years after deadly mosque ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 02:09:20 GMT

Man last seen with missing Houston tiger jailed on unrelated charge

Man last seen with missing Houston tiger jailed on unrelated charge
CNN

A Bengal tiger is still at large somewhere in the Houston area, police say, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 02:07:16 GMT

Israeli-Palestinian conflict gives Biden foreign policy headache

Israeli-Palestinian conflict gives Biden foreign policy headache
BBC

The US president and his aides wish to avoid being drawn into this graveyard ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 02:04:08 GMT

NSW Labor warns members their data could end up online after hacker’s deadline passes

NSW Labor warns members their data could end up online after hacker’s deadline passes
The Guardian

The police cyber crime squad and IT forensic experts are investigating the ransomware attack ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 02:03:08 GMT

G7 scolding of China, Russia sparks Taiwan and Ukraine comparisons

G7 scolding of China, Russia sparks Taiwan and Ukraine comparisons
South China Morning Post

A move by G7 leaders last week to castigate China and Russia over their ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 10:00:14 +0800

Biden revokes Trump order to punish statue vandals

Biden revokes Trump order to punish statue vandals
BBC

Also scrapped is a Trump plan for a sculpture garden to US heroes, such ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 01:46:04 GMT

A Black softball player says she was forced to cut off her hair beads at a game

A Black softball player says she was forced to cut off her hair beads at a game
CNN

It was her last home softball game of the season, and Nicole Pyles, a ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 01:38:33 GMT

The ‘rehab Iron Man’: Hong Kong tech start-up owner creates products from robotic gloves to smart fitness mirrors

The ‘rehab Iron Man’: Hong Kong tech start-up owner creates products from robotic gloves to smart fitness mirrors
South China Morning Post

When Alvin Cheung Ho-ching and his partner launched their tech start-up six years ago, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:30:17 +0800

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing
CNA

BEIJING: China's Zhurong rover touched down on Mars early on Saturday (May 15), state ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 09:16:42 +0800

China lands unmanned spacecraft on Mars for first time

China lands unmanned spacecraft on Mars for first time
The Guardian

State-run media says landing ‘spectacularly conquered’ a new milestone; it joins US Perseverance rover ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 01:10:51 GMT

Chinese lander touches down on Mars in ‘pre-set zone’ in Beijing’s first mission to Red Planet

Chinese lander touches down on Mars in ‘pre-set zone’ in Beijing’s first mission to Red Planet
RT

China’s Zhurong rover has stuck a successful landing on the surface of Mars, according ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 01:02:24 +0000

Israeli-Palestinian Strife Widens as Frantic Calls for Calm Go Unheeded

Israeli-Palestinian Strife Widens as Frantic Calls for Calm Go Unheeded
The New York Times

While Israel and Hamas signaled willingness to consider a cease-fire, worries grew about further ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 01:00:40 +0000

China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars

China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars
BBC

The six-wheeled robot has made the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:54:42 GMT

China successfully lands Mars rover Zhu Rong after ‘nine minutes of terror’

China successfully lands Mars rover Zhu Rong after ‘nine minutes of terror’
South China Morning Post

After seven months of space travel, three months orbiting and “nine minutes of terror”, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:49:57 +0800

Why domestic tourism will carry Asian travel sector until Covid-19 pandemic ends

Why domestic tourism will carry Asian travel sector until Covid-19 pandemic ends
South China Morning Post

As Singapore enters a tighter phase of Covid-19 restrictions this weekend, the future of ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:45:17 +0800

Death toll rises as violence rocks Gaza, Israel and West Bank

Death toll rises as violence rocks Gaza, Israel and West Bank
CNA

GAZA: Israeli planes renewed air strikes in Gaza early on Saturday (May 15) and ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:40:37 +0800

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7
ABC News

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City has killed at least seven ...

  • Fri, 14 May 2021 20:38:02 -0400

Weaponizing fake news? IDF accused of misleading Western media about ‘Gaza invasion’ to bait a deadly trap for Hamas

Weaponizing fake news? IDF accused of misleading Western media about ‘Gaza invasion’ to bait a deadly trap for Hamas
RT

Israeli press has suggested that the strangely worded IDF announcement about ground troops in ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:25:51 +0000

New dinosaur found in Mexico was 'very communicative'

New dinosaur found in Mexico was 'very communicative'
CNA

MEXICO CITY: A new species of dinosaur identified by Mexican palaeontologists is believed to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:20:37 +0800

Progressive lawmakers call on US to recognize Palestinians’ human rights – as it happened

Progressive lawmakers call on US to recognize Palestinians’ human rights – as it happened
The Guardian

Senator Bernie Sanders and representative Cori Bush made appealsJoel Greenberg, associate of Matt Gaetz, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 00:00:52 GMT

Jet-setting dreams grounded by Covid-19 pandemic, but Hong Kong flight attendants take off in new jobs, thanks to ‘priceless soft skills’

Jet-setting dreams grounded by Covid-19 pandemic, but Hong Kong flight attendants take off in new jobs, thanks to ‘priceless soft skills’
South China Morning Post

Ivy To Wing-ying remembers being on the Cathay Dragon flight last July to Xiamen, ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 08:00:17 +0800

New species of dinosaur found in Mexico was ‘very communicative’, says researcher

New species of dinosaur found in Mexico was ‘very communicative’, says researcher
South China Morning Post

A new species of dinosaur identified by Mexican paleontologists is believed to have been ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 07:55:31 +0800

A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn’t

A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn’t
The New York Times

A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza. ...

  • Fri, 14 May 2021 23:36:09 +0000

White House vows probe into migrant children kept on buses

White House vows probe into migrant children kept on buses
BBC

In at least one case a child was kept on a coach for four ...

  • Fri, 14 May 2021 23:29:09 GMT

IDF says it DESTROYED Hamas security chief’s office in Gaza, as exchange of strikes rages on (VIDEOS)

IDF says it DESTROYED Hamas security chief’s office in Gaza, as exchange of strikes rages on (VIDEOS)
RT

An IDF warplane has struck the office of Hamas’ head of security in the ...

  • Fri, 14 May 2021 23:22:39 +0000

Japan to donate US$4 million in emergency food aid to crisis-hit Myanmar

Japan to donate US$4 million in emergency food aid to crisis-hit Myanmar
South China Morning Post

Japan will extend US$4 million in emergency food aid to Myanmar in response to ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 07:21:09 +0800

Republicans elect pro-Trump Stefanik to House leadership

Republicans elect pro-Trump Stefanik to House leadership
CNA

WASHINGTON: United States Republicans on Friday (May 14) elected congresswoman Elise Stefanik, an outspoken ...

  • Sat, 15 May 2021 07:20:37 +0800

B.1.617 Variant Is Forcing UK to Speed Up 2nd Doses Delivery

B.1.617 Variant Is Forcing UK to Speed Up 2nd Doses Delivery
The New York Times

British officials are considering targeted vaccinations and renewed restrictions after the number of cases ...

  • Fri, 14 May 2021 23:20:24 +0000