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At least 20 killed by suicide car bomb in Somalia

At least 20 killed by suicide car bomb in Somalia
South China Morning Post

At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 05:20:00 +0800

'I don't know what prime minister meant': Israel's virus czar shoots down Netanyahu's suggestion country is through pandemic

'I don't know what prime minister meant': Israel's virus czar shoots down Netanyahu's suggestion country is through pandemic
RT

Israeli coronavirus response chief, Nachman Ash, doesn't share PM Benjamin Netanyahu's optimism regarding the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:07:31 +0000

Latina councilwoman's accent mocked during video call

Latina councilwoman's accent mocked during video call
CNN

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Montgomery County, Maryland, Councilwoman Nancy Navarro whose accent was ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:05:54 GMT

U.S. Sanctions Key Ukrainian Oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky

U.S. Sanctions  Key Ukrainian Oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky
The New York Times

The Biden administration sees cleaning up corruption in Ukraine as the best protection against ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:00:59 +0000

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Italy marks highest annual death toll since World War II

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Italy marks highest annual death toll since World War II
South China Morning Post

The coronavirus pandemic has led to Italy seeing its highest annual death toll since ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 04:59:13 +0800

Australia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as client

Australia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as client
The Guardian

MinterEllison’s chief, Annette Kimmitt, reportedly sent an all-staff email in which she apologised for ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:58:13 GMT

White House warns of 'active threat' from Microsoft email hackers

White House warns of 'active threat' from Microsoft email hackers
CNN

The Biden administration is increasingly sounding the alarm over a series of newly discovered ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:54:58 GMT

Tiger Woods was found unconscious by passerby after SUV crash, affidavit says

Tiger Woods was found unconscious by passerby after SUV crash, affidavit says
The Guardian

Authorities have not previously said Woods was unconsciousWoods unable to remember driving on day ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:52:38 GMT

Covid-19 Live Updates: Restaurant Dining and Lack of Mask Mandates Are Each Linked to U.S. Virus Spread, C.D.C. Says

Covid-19 Live Updates: Restaurant Dining and Lack of Mask Mandates Are Each Linked to U.S. Virus Spread, C.D.C. Says
The New York Times

The world needs up to 10 billion syringes for coronavirus doses, and manufacturers are ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:50:46 +0000

20 killed in Somali capital after suicide car bomb detonates outside restaurant

20 killed in Somali capital after suicide car bomb detonates outside restaurant
RT

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a suicide ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:48:24 +0000

Senate votes on Biden's Covid-19 relief package

Senate votes on Biden's Covid-19 relief package
CNN

• Analysis: Covid relief clash comes to a head

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:43:39 GMT

Wales: girl, 16, dies in reported stabbing in village

Wales: girl, 16, dies in reported stabbing in village
The Guardian

Two men arrested in connection with tragedy in Ynyswen, Rhondda Cynon TafA 16-year-old girl ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:30:34 GMT

John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency
BBC

The businessman is accused of promoting cryptocurrency to his followers to inflate prices.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:27:02 GMT

Arrests over clashes in Lyon as locals blame French police for teenager's scooter crash that left him in coma (VIDEOS)

Arrests over clashes in Lyon as locals blame French police for teenager's scooter crash that left him in coma (VIDEOS)
RT

Twelve people have been arrested after violence broke out in Lyon, France, where protesters ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:53:56 +0000

Pope Begins an Iraq Visit Rich in Symbolism and Fraught With Risk

Pope Begins an Iraq Visit Rich in Symbolism and Fraught With Risk
The New York Times

Francis is the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit Iraq. Brushing ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:50:17 +0000

Francis Begins Visit to Iraq, in ‘Duty to a Land Martyred’

Francis Begins Visit to Iraq, in ‘Duty to a Land Martyred’
The New York Times

The pope’s four-day trip is intended to nurture ties with Shiite Muslims and encourage ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:44:58 +0000

First oak trees selected to replace Notre Dame's spire

First oak trees selected to replace Notre Dame's spire
ABC News

Notre Dame cathedral officials say the first eight oaks destined to replace the spire ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:40:47 -0500

US and EU agree to suspend tariffs linked to long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute

US and EU agree to suspend tariffs linked to long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute
CNN

The United States and European Union have agreed to suspend for four months all ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:24:03 GMT

‘How much more can we let Myanmar military get away with?’ asks UN envoy

‘How much more can we let Myanmar military get away with?’ asks UN envoy
South China Morning Post

The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar urged the UN Security Council on Friday ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 03:22:55 +0800

Mexico president's support of tarnished pol tears at party

Mexico president's support of tarnished pol tears at party
ABC News

Months of protests over the nomination of a man accused of rape have included ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:16:48 -0500

Sarah Hanson-Young on the reckoning of parliament – Australian politics podcast

Sarah Hanson-Young on the reckoning of parliament – Australian politics podcast
The Guardian

After a turbulent two weeks in parliament, Katharine Murphy talks to Greens senator Sarah ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:00:15 GMT

Discussing Doomsday with Kim Dotcom, I felt ashamed I'd seen him as a ridiculous figure

Discussing Doomsday with Kim Dotcom, I felt ashamed I'd seen him as a ridiculous figure
The Guardian

In this book extract, Steve Braunias describes a visit to the New Zealand home ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:00:14 GMT

Italy extends COVID-19 curbs in more regions as new cases pile up

Italy extends COVID-19 curbs in more regions as new cases pile up
CNA

Italy will further tighten coronavirus restrictions in three of its 20 regions, the government ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:58:25 +0800

Colombia prosecutors move to drop case against ex-president

Colombia prosecutors move to drop case against ex-president
ABC News

Authorities in Colombia have moved to drop charges against conservative former President Álvaro Uribe ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:55:11 -0500

QAnon Shaman: 'I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body'

QAnon Shaman: 'I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body'
BBC

Jake Angeli spoke from jail about his role in the Capitol riots.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:47:03 GMT

Twitter is testing an 'undo' option after sending tweets

Twitter is testing an 'undo' option after sending tweets
CNN

Twitter is working on a feature that could offer users a short window of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:44:56 GMT

Coronavirus live: Italy toughens curbs in more regions as cases increase; WHO warns against hastily easing measures

Coronavirus live: Italy toughens curbs in more regions as cases increase; WHO warns against hastily easing measures
The Guardian

Italy warns of rapid spread of new cases; WHO chief warns of third and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:39:55 GMT

What minorities are saying about Covid vaccine hesitancy

What minorities are saying about Covid vaccine hesitancy
CNN

A college student struggling with multiple health conditions, a Texas cattle farmer eager to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:39:26 GMT

People seriously injured in major incident in Wales

People seriously injured in major incident in Wales
The Guardian

Officers and paramedics attend scene in village of Ynyswen, Rhondda Cynon TafA number of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:39:09 GMT

China zoo 'tries to pass dog off as wolf'

China zoo 'tries to pass dog off as wolf'
BBC

The animal in the wolf enclosure turned out to be a watchdog raised at ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:36:37 GMT

WHO warns against relaxing COVID-19 pandemic fight, worries about Brazil

WHO warns against relaxing COVID-19 pandemic fight, worries about Brazil
CNA

The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines should not tempt countries to relax efforts to fight ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:34:48 +0800

US experts warn new Covid variants and states reopening may lead to fourth wave

US experts warn new Covid variants and states reopening may lead to fourth wave
The Guardian

Cases could plateau at a point equivalent to summer 2020 peak, while vaccines have ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:31:29 GMT

U.S. Sanctions Key Ukrainian Oligarch

U.S. Sanctions Key Ukrainian Oligarch
The New York Times

The Biden administration sees cleaning up corruption in Ukraine as the best protection against ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:28:55 +0000

Republicans face backlash after misleading House about skipping votes

Republicans face backlash after misleading House about skipping votes
CNN

As he darted down to Florida last week and skipped crucial House votes, Republican ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:26:42 GMT

Antivirus mogul John McAfee charged with cheating investors over cryptocurrency

Antivirus mogul John McAfee charged with cheating investors over cryptocurrency
South China Morning Post

Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee was indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:25:42 +0800

NFL picks its first Black female game official

NFL picks its first Black female game official
CNN

Maia Chaka will make history when the new National Football League season starts this ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:22:39 GMT

Russia's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200,000: Rosstat

Russia's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200,000: Rosstat
CNA

More than 200,000 Russians diagnosed with COVID-19 have died since the pandemic began last ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:22:26 +0800

Man arrested for allegedly defacing 'America's Stonehenge' with suspected QAnon graffiti

Man arrested for allegedly defacing 'America's Stonehenge' with suspected QAnon graffiti
CNN

A New Jersey man was arrested Monday after defacing an ancient rock formation in ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:07:20 GMT

Eyeing Re-Election, Macron Walks a Tightrope Above Swirling Crises in France

Eyeing Re-Election, Macron Walks a Tightrope Above Swirling Crises in France
The New York Times

The French president wants to change Europe, redefine his country and win re-election. But ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:06:52 +0000

The very private life of Sir Chris Hohn - the man paid £1m a day

The very private life of Sir Chris Hohn - the man paid £1m a day
The Guardian

The hedge fund manager earns Britain’s biggest salary. He also avoids meat, likes yoga ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:03:45 GMT

UK finds missing case of Brazil COVID-19 variant, says no sign it has spread

UK finds missing case of Brazil COVID-19 variant, says no sign it has spread
CNA

English health authorities have tracked down a previously-unidentified person who tested positive for a ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 02:02:56 +0800

Berlin Film Festival awards gender-neutral acting prize to Maren Eggert

Berlin Film Festival awards gender-neutral acting prize to Maren Eggert
BBC

Maren Eggert accepted the award for best actor, in the German event's newly mixed ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:02:30 GMT

British Vogue covers celebrate black joy with sculpted hair

British Vogue covers celebrate black joy with sculpted hair
The Guardian

Resurgence in gravity-defying dos follows Black Lives Matter movement The intricate art of sculpted ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:00:12 GMT

Leak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cuts of more than 50%

Leak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cuts of more than 50%
The Guardian

Internal reports show projected cuts including 59% in South Sudan, 60% in Somalia and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:00:12 GMT

Eddie Murphy wants to go back to stand-up when the pandemic is over

Eddie Murphy wants to go back to stand-up when the pandemic is over
CNN

After three decades and multiple blockbuster movies, Eddie Murphy is planning a return to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:56:17 GMT

Italian dictionary Trecanni urged to change 'sexist' definition of 'woman'

Italian dictionary Trecanni urged to change 'sexist' definition of 'woman'
BBC

The Treccani dictionary includes derogatory terms such as "whore" as synonyms for "woman".

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:55:39 GMT

Senate begins vote on Biden's Covid-19 relief package

Senate begins vote on Biden's Covid-19 relief package
CNN

• Analysis: Covid relief clash comes to a head

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:54:13 GMT

'No experience needed': Russian riot police launch recruitment drive

'No experience needed': Russian riot police launch recruitment drive
The Guardian

Number of online ads surges after nationwide protests against jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:47:49 GMT

Tesla share price plunge knocks $267bn off market value

Tesla share price plunge knocks $267bn off market value
The Guardian

Decline wipes billions off Elon Musk’s fortune as investors fear firm is vastly overvaluedA ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:41:59 GMT

Lebanon’s central bank chief says he’s suing Bloomberg for report claiming US mulling sanctions on him over corruption

Lebanon’s central bank chief says he’s suing Bloomberg for report claiming US mulling sanctions on him over corruption
RT

Lebanon’s central bank governor said he will file legal action against Bloomberg and one ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:39:51 +0000

Israel postpones drive to vaccinate Palestinian workers

Israel postpones drive to vaccinate Palestinian workers
ABC News

Israel has postponed plans to vaccinate Palestinians who work inside the country and its ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:39:34 -0500

Michelle Obama has a moving conversation with Dwyane Wade's daughter

Michelle Obama has a moving conversation with Dwyane Wade's daughter
CNN

Michelle Obama on Thursday held a virtual meeting with the teenage daughter of Dwayne ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:37:42 GMT

Senegal protests after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko arrested

Senegal protests after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko arrested
BBC

Ousmane Sonko is accused of rape but his supporters say the allegations are politically ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:34:15 GMT

Cuba's struggling entrepreneurs look to Biden with hope

Cuba's struggling entrepreneurs look to Biden with hope
ABC News

Thousands of new private businesses were booming in Cuba's socialist economy before the Trump ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:33:42 -0500

In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday

In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday
CNA

Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite in cities across the ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 01:32:20 +0800

Coronavirus live: WHO warns of surges if curbs hastily eased; German warning after Australia vaccine cargo blocked

Coronavirus live: WHO warns of surges if curbs hastily eased; German warning after Australia vaccine cargo blocked
The Guardian

WHO chief warns of third and fourth surges if curbs eased too fast; German ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:30:02 GMT

'Hotel Rwanda' hero was tricked onto plane, into arrest

'Hotel Rwanda' hero was tricked onto plane, into arrest
ABC News

A key piece of the mystery around the arrest of the man who inspired ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:26:59 -0500

Swiss mull 'burqa ban' in vote centering on security, rights

Swiss mull 'burqa ban' in vote centering on security, rights
CNA

Swiss mull 'burqa ban' in vote centering on security, rights

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 01:25:43 +0800

Pakistani opposition to boycott confidence vote for PM Khan

Pakistani opposition to boycott confidence vote for PM Khan
ABC News

Pakistan’s opposition says it will boycott a special session of the National Assembly at ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:24:50 -0500

Moldova first in Europe to get vaccine via COVAX. Hear from its president

Moldova first in Europe to get vaccine via COVAX. Hear from its president
CNN

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to Moldovan President Maia Sandu as the country becomes the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:24:32 GMT

CBS releases another teaser for Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview

CBS releases another teaser for Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview
CNN

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey that she has agreed to speak ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:24:10 GMT

'It's not fair!' Capitol suspect who put feet on Pelosi's desk has court outburst

'It's not fair!' Capitol suspect who put feet on Pelosi's desk has court outburst
The Guardian

Richard Barnett, charged over January attack, complains after judge rules he must remain in ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:14:16 GMT

Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence

Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence
BBC

The armed forces are accused of spreading disinformation online amid a violent crackdown.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:11:19 GMT

Women Call for India’s Chief Justice to Quit After He Asked Rapist to Marry

Women Call for India’s Chief Justice to Quit After He Asked Rapist to Marry
The New York Times

More than 4,000 women have signed an open letter asking for Chief Justice S.A. ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:11:18 +0000

US Senate backs bill to clamp down on China-funded Confucius Institutes

US Senate backs bill to clamp down on China-funded Confucius Institutes
South China Morning Post

The US Senate unanimously approved a bill to tighten controls on Chinese-funded cultural centres ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 01:09:18 +0800

Give credit to Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish democracy | Letters

Give credit to Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish democracy | Letters
The Guardian

Keith McLeay suggests the first minister’s successes are deserving of more recognition, John Warburton ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:08:01 GMT

World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70
BBC

Wisdom is believed to have had more than 30 chicks in her life so ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:06:45 GMT

Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged

Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged
ABC News

Demonstrators have defied growing violence by Myanmar security forces and staged more anti-coup rallies, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:06:02 -0500

Indian government blasts US think tank that calls country only 'partly free'

Indian government blasts US think tank that calls country only 'partly free'
CNA

India on Friday condemned a report by a U.S.-based think-tank that dropped its status ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 01:02:55 +0800

Sorting the No 11 flat and our priorities | Brief letters

Sorting the No 11 flat and our priorities | Brief letters
The Guardian

Nuclear weapons | Tottenham cake | Perseverance | Golf costs | Downing Street refurbishmentDespite ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:58:37 GMT

Credit Suisse winds down $10bn in funds as Greensill bank prepares for insolvency

Credit Suisse winds down $10bn in funds as Greensill bank prepares for insolvency
The Guardian

Investments in loans linked to ailing supply chain bank closed, adding to fears for ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:58:00 GMT

Pollution fears over mink buried after Covid culling in Denmark

Pollution fears over mink buried after Covid culling in Denmark
The Guardian

Signs of pollution detected at burial sites but no water contamination, says environmental agency ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:51:01 GMT

China's five year plan could push emissions higher unless action is taken

China's five year plan could push emissions higher unless action is taken
The Guardian

Target is in line with previous trends and could lead to greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:45:37 GMT

The missing element in the George Floyd murder trial

The missing element in the George Floyd murder trial
CNN

As a former prosecutor and criminal law professor in Minneapolis, I am fielding a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:37:14 GMT

Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt

Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt
ABC News

Nine Greenpeace activists were arrested for vandalizing an Air France jet with green paint ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:35:30 -0500

Liverpool mayoral race in chaos as Anna Rothery sues Labour party

Liverpool mayoral race in chaos as Anna Rothery sues Labour party
The Guardian

Labour’s decision to remove the councillor from the ballot is condemned by Diane Abbott ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:35:27 GMT

Canada clears Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, first to approve 4

Canada clears Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, first to approve 4
CNA

Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first to approve 4

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:33:39 +0800

These men and women got the Covid-19 vaccine despite hesitancy in their communities

These men and women got the Covid-19 vaccine despite hesitancy in their communities
CNN

A college student struggling with multiple health conditions, a Texas cattle farmer eager to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:30:29 GMT

How do whales defy the odds of getting cancer? The answer is in their genes, new study says

How do whales defy the odds of getting cancer? The answer is in their genes, new study says
CNN

Cancer should be a near certainty for whales, the longest-living and largest mammals there ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:29:59 GMT

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash
ABC News

Turkey's Defense Ministry says a sudden, mid-flight change of weather conditions is likely to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:27:04 -0500

Wisdom, the World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird, Has Another Chick

Wisdom, the World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird, Has Another Chick
The New York Times

An albatross named Wisdom has astounded researchers by hatching a chick at more than ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:24:55 +0000

Probe launched after man found dead on stretcher in Hong Kong hospital waiting area

Probe launched after man found dead on stretcher in Hong Kong hospital waiting area
South China Morning Post

A middle-aged man admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital’s accident and emergency department was found ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:18:06 +0800

Start work on vaccination certificates, von der Leyen tells EU

Start work on vaccination certificates, von der Leyen tells EU
CNA

EU governments must immediately begin technical work to ensure a COVID-19 vaccination certificate system ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:11:39 +0800

Swiss hold minute's silence for COVID-19 victims

Swiss hold minute's silence for COVID-19 victims
CNA

Switzerland held a rare minute of silence on Friday in memory of its coronavirus ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:10:36 +0800

France said it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments

France said it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments
CNN

France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:10:18 GMT

What it says about us when we skip right to the online recipe

What it says about us when we skip right to the online recipe
CNN

Not everyone wants to cook mung bean popsicles. Judy Leung, one of the people ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:06:50 GMT

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown
ABC News

The German government has agreed with four utility companies that they will receive about ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:04:16 -0500

Greek militant on hunger strike suffers kidney failure

Greek militant on hunger strike suffers kidney failure
ABC News

A hospital in central Greece says a far-left militant convicted of 11 murders is ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:02:06 -0500

WHO warns Ebola risk for Guinea’s neighbours is ‘very high’

WHO warns Ebola risk for Guinea’s neighbours is ‘very high’
South China Morning Post

World Health Organization officials on Friday said the risk of an Ebola outbreak spreading ...

  • Sat, 06 Mar 2021 00:00:23 +0800

'It’s devastating': Margaret Atwood on a musical project honouring women killed by partners

'It’s devastating': Margaret Atwood on a musical project honouring women killed by partners
The Guardian

In 2015, Nathalie Warmerdam was killed by an ex-partner. Now her brother Joshua Hopkins ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:00:09 GMT

Judge dismisses suit over 'slave ancestor' photos at Harvard

Judge dismisses suit over 'slave ancestor' photos at Harvard
BBC

Tamara Lanier argued Harvard University profited from images of her family's enslaved "patriarch".

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:58:24 GMT

The only Republican to vote in favor of George Floyd bill said it was an accident

The only Republican to vote in favor of George Floyd bill said it was an accident
The Guardian

Lance Gooden said he pushed wrong voting button on police billConservative from Texas has ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:45:12 GMT

Controversial Ukrainian oligarch banned from US

Controversial Ukrainian oligarch banned from US
CNA

The United States on Friday banned the entry of controversial Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 23:43:07 +0800

Covid: Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to stop 'whining' as deaths top 260,000

Covid: Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to stop 'whining' as deaths top 260,000
The Guardian

Far-right president: ‘How long are you going to keep on crying?’Critics condemn Bolsonaro as ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:42:57 GMT

Bruno Mars is having quite the week

Bruno Mars is having quite the week
CNN

Bruno Mars really does have the Midas touch.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:41:26 GMT

Ex-clients say he filed their taxes then disappeared. Now he's getting stimulus cash.

Ex-clients say he filed their taxes then disappeared. Now he's getting stimulus cash.
CNN

His past clients say he's a scammer who ran off with their money, and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:38:35 GMT

17 outlandish lines from Trump's attack on Karl Rove

17 outlandish lines from Trump's attack on Karl Rove
CNN

On Thursday night, Donald Trump issued a, um, statement in which he savaged Karl ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:37:07 GMT

Pope Francis in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-torn country

Pope Francis in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-torn country
CNN

Pope Francis has landed in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:31:11 GMT

They Were Journalists, and Women, and Targeted for Both

They Were Journalists, and Women, and Targeted for Both
The New York Times

As Afghanistan enters a desperate chapter, with U.S. troops potentially on the way out, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:26:32 +0000

Salmond inquiry having 'chilling effect' on women, say experts

Salmond inquiry having 'chilling effect' on women, say experts
The Guardian

Campaigners believe Holyrood crisis may prevent women from coming forward to report harassmentThe Salmond ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:24:16 GMT

17 outlandish lines from Donald's Trump attack on Karl Rove

17 outlandish lines from Donald's Trump attack on Karl Rove
CNN

On Thursday night, Donald Trump issued a, um, statement in which he savaged Karl ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:21:30 GMT

Covid gutted many people financially, but others are doing better than ever

Covid gutted many people financially, but others are doing better than ever
CNN

The pandemic, now in the beginning of its second year, has had a notable ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:20:52 GMT

German intelligence blocked from spying on right-wing AfD party after designation as ‘suspected’ extremists

German intelligence blocked from spying on right-wing AfD party after designation as ‘suspected’ extremists
RT

The BfV, Germany’s domestic intelligence service, cannot spy on the Alternative for Germany (AfD) ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:15:33 +0000

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip
CNA

BAGHDAD: Pope Francis called for an end to extremism and violence in his opening ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 23:10:39 +0800

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists granted bail after prosecutors drop appeal against release

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists granted bail after prosecutors drop appeal against release
RT

Four members of the group of 47 pro-democracy Hong Kong activists who were charged ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:10:09 +0000

The Latest: Pope honors massacre victims at Baghdad church

The Latest: Pope honors massacre victims at Baghdad church
ABC News

Pope Francis has honored victims of one of Iraq's most brutal massacres of Christians ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:04:47 -0500

Lamar Odom gets emotional watching 'Khloe & Lamar'

Lamar Odom gets emotional watching 'Khloe & Lamar'
CNN

Lamar Odom let the world in on his reminiscing Wednesday.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:58:13 GMT

Live Updates: Pope Begins an Iraq Visit Rich in Symbolism and Fraught With Risk

Live Updates: Pope Begins an Iraq Visit Rich in Symbolism and Fraught With Risk
The New York Times

Francis is the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit Iraq. Brushing ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:55:17 +0000

US businesses and leaders double down on Covid precautions

US businesses and leaders double down on Covid precautions
CNN

Leaders and businesses across the US are pushing back against states lifting mask mandates ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:49:21 GMT

Stocks rise following solid jobs report

Stocks rise following solid jobs report
CNN

It looks like good economic news is actually being treated as good news on ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:47:58 GMT

San Diego Zoo Apes Get an Experimental Covid Vaccine

San Diego Zoo Apes Get an Experimental Covid Vaccine
The New York Times

Apes easily fall prey to human respiratory infections, making the virus a major concern ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:47:32 +0000

US sees jobs surge as hope for rebound rises

US sees jobs surge as hope for rebound rises
BBC

US employers added 379,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said in its monthly ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:47:22 GMT

Lisa Ling shares hateful social media messages she's received

Lisa Ling shares hateful social media messages she's received
CNN

"This Is Life with Lisa Ling" host Lisa Ling shares hateful online messages she ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:46:55 GMT

Covid-19 Live Updates: Global Vaccine Push Fuels a New Race, This Time for Syringes

Covid-19 Live Updates: Global Vaccine Push Fuels a New Race, This Time for Syringes
The New York Times

The world needs up to 10 billion syringes for coronavirus doses, and manufacturers are ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:46:02 +0000

EU urges Beijing to tread carefully on Hong Kong electoral reform

EU urges Beijing to tread carefully on Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post

The European Union has called on Beijing to “carefully consider the political and economic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:45:21 +0800

Fake tax preparer gets six Covid-19 bailout loans worth more than $1 million

Fake tax preparer gets six Covid-19 bailout loans worth more than $1 million
CNN

His past clients say he's a scammer who ran off with their money, and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:43:04 GMT

Senate debates as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9tn Covid relief bill – live

Senate debates as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9tn Covid relief bill – live
The Guardian

Senate will begin vote-a-rama on relief bill after three-hour debatePoll: Biden has 60% approval ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:42:10 GMT

Pope Francis on Iraq visit calls for end to violence and extremism

Pope Francis on Iraq visit calls for end to violence and extremism
BBC

On his first foreign trip since Covid, Pope Francis urges a more prominent role ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:40:37 GMT

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns

France calls up 4,400 officers to enforce 6pm curfew in Paris amid rising Covid-19 infections and compliance concerns
RT

The French authorities have vowed to increase their presence on the streets this weekend ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:40:01 +0000

Transgender Malaysian Nur Sajat gets death threats, disappears after Facebook video appears to show her renouncing Islam

Transgender Malaysian Nur Sajat gets death threats, disappears after Facebook video appears to show her renouncing Islam
South China Morning Post

A prominent transgender entrepreneur in Malaysia has received death threats after a video emerged ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:39:35 +0800

Coronavirus live: Germany urges caution over blocking vaccine delivery to Australia; Czech hospitals critical

Coronavirus live: Germany urges caution over blocking vaccine delivery to Australia; Czech hospitals critical
The Guardian

German health minister warns against ‘short-term win’; Czech Republic asks Germany, Switzerland and Poland ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:35:56 GMT

Meghan tells Oprah it's 'really liberating' to 'speak for yourself' – video

Meghan tells Oprah it's 'really liberating' to 'speak for yourself' – video
The Guardian

The Duchess of Sussex has said it is 'liberating' to be able to have ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:29:38 GMT

Ukraine holds borscht soup fest with political flavour

Ukraine holds borscht soup fest with political flavour
BBC

Ukraine seeks Unesco status for its beetroot soup - but Russians and Poles call ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:27:43 GMT

Mail on Sunday must publish front-page Meghan statement, court rules

Mail on Sunday must publish front-page Meghan statement, court rules
The Guardian

High court makes ruling after Duchess of Sussex’s victory in copyright claim against paper ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:17:30 GMT

House impeachment manager sues Trump and close allies over Capitol riot

House impeachment manager sues Trump and close allies over Capitol riot
CNN

Former House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell has sued former President Donald Trump, his son ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:17:03 GMT

British PM Boris Johnson deflects call for apology over deportation of Chinese sailors after WWII

British PM Boris Johnson deflects call for apology over deportation of Chinese sailors after WWII
South China Morning Post

When a British politician asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson in parliament on Wednesday if ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:15:29 +0800

German Court Suspends Right to Surveil Far-Right AfD Party

German Court Suspends Right to Surveil Far-Right AfD Party
The New York Times

The ruling came days after a news report that Germany’s domestic intelligence agency planned ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:09:37 +0000

Father arrested in India for beheading his 17-year-old daughter

Father arrested in India for beheading his 17-year-old daughter
CNN

Police in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a man who confessed to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:08:38 GMT

Cambodians who flout Covid rules could face 20 YEARS in prison after parliament passes draconian law

Cambodians who flout Covid rules could face 20 YEARS in prison after parliament passes draconian law
RT

New legislation adopted in Cambodia would make violating coronavirus measures a serious offense punishable ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:04:09 +0000

Meghan: 'It's liberating... to be able to speak for yourself'

Meghan: 'It's liberating... to be able to speak for yourself'
BBC

The Duchess of Sussex tells Oprah Winfrey why she decided the time was right ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:02:20 GMT

China’s ‘two sessions’ 2021: Beijing zeroes in on eight core areas for country to become manufacturing superpower

China’s ‘two sessions’ 2021: Beijing zeroes in on eight core areas for country to become manufacturing superpower
South China Morning Post

China unveiled on Friday a comprehensive plan to upgrade its manufacturing capabilities by 2025 ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:00:14 +0800

Bad Luck Banging goes all the way with top prize at Berlin film festival

Bad Luck Banging goes all the way with top prize at Berlin film festival
The Guardian

Radu Jude’s provocative satire takes Golden Bear while Maren Eggert wins gala’s inaugural gender-neutral ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:53:09 GMT

The Latest: Pope Francis calls on Iraq to embrace diversity

The Latest: Pope Francis calls on Iraq to embrace diversity
ABC News

Pope Francis is urging Iraqis to value their religious minorities and consider them a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:51:16 -0500

Cyprus: EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks

Cyprus: EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks
ABC News

Cyprus says the European Union is ready to “actively contribute” to a new push ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:49:10 -0500

Covid-19: Australia asks European Commission to review Italy's vaccine block

Covid-19: Australia asks European Commission to review Italy's vaccine block
BBC

A row with drug firm AstraZeneca has caused Italy to block 250,000 doses to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:47:39 GMT

Britain's Prince Philip moves hospital after heart procedure

Britain's Prince Philip moves hospital after heart procedure
CNN

Britain's Prince Philip was transferred to the King Edward VII private hospital in London ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:45:22 GMT

The Latest: Iraq's president welcomes pope, calls for peace

The Latest: Iraq's president welcomes pope, calls for peace
ABC News

Iraq’s president has welcomed the first-ever papal visit to Iraq as an opportunity to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:40:27 -0500

Australian reporters ‘angered’ after advice to stop using term ‘pedophile’ to refer to accused serial child molestor

Australian reporters ‘angered’ after advice to stop using term ‘pedophile’ to refer to accused serial child molestor
RT

Reporters for Australia's ABC Tasmania have reportedly been warned to avoid using the term ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:36:26 +0000

4 Hong Kong activists given bail as prosecutors drop appeal

4 Hong Kong activists given bail as prosecutors drop appeal
ABC News

Four of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s tough national security law have ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:34:07 -0500

Rethink or reset? Joe Biden's dilemma over Mohammed bin Salman

Rethink or reset? Joe Biden's dilemma over Mohammed bin Salman
The Guardian

US president has chosen to ‘recalibrate’ relations with Saudi Arabia, but some say a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:33:33 GMT

Mardi Gras and motorcycles: Friday's best photos

Mardi Gras and motorcycles: Friday's best photos
The Guardian

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, including Myanmar protesters ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:29:15 GMT

German court temporarily blocks observation of AfD party

German court temporarily blocks observation of AfD party
ABC News

A German court has temporarily blocked the country’s domestic intelligence agency from putting the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:27:16 -0500

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for historic papal visit, amid coronavirus and security fears

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for historic papal visit, amid coronavirus and security fears
South China Morning Post

Pope Francis landed in war-battered Iraq on Friday on a first-ever papal visit, defying ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:24:21 +0800

Coronavirus live: Czech Republic asks other countries for help with patients; WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report

Coronavirus live: Czech Republic asks other countries for help with patients; WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report
The Guardian

Czech Republic asks Germany, Switzerland and Poland for help after hospitals reach critical level; ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:17:57 GMT

Senate to debate as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9tn Covid relief bill – live

Senate to debate as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9tn Covid relief bill – live
The Guardian

Senate will reconvene this morning to discuss bill after Kamala Harris had to break ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:17:46 GMT

Arlene Foster accuses EU of inflexibility over Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster accuses EU of inflexibility over  Northern Ireland
The Guardian

DUP leader’s comments are latest salvo in party’s campaign to dilute or ditch Northern ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:10:56 GMT

South Africa in talks with African Union to buy 10 million Covid vaccines after initial AstraZeneca order proves ‘disappointing’

South Africa in talks with African Union to buy 10 million Covid vaccines after initial AstraZeneca order proves ‘disappointing’
RT

South Africa’s Health Ministry has revealed it’s in talks with the African Union (AU) ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:08:06 +0000

Walker 'stunned' to see ship hovering high above sea off Cornwall

Walker 'stunned' to see ship hovering high above sea off Cornwall
The Guardian

David Morris encounters rare optical illusion known as superior mirage while out on coastal ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:06:02 GMT

YouTube removes channels run by Myanmar's military as violence escalates

YouTube removes channels run by Myanmar's military as violence escalates
CNN

YouTube has removed channels from broadcasters run by Myanmar's military following a dramatic escalation ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:04:29 GMT

China’s ‘two sessions’ at a glance: Friday features Premier Li Keqiang, GDP and Hong Kong

China’s ‘two sessions’ at a glance: Friday features Premier Li Keqiang, GDP and Hong Kong
South China Morning Post

Friday’s highlights as thousands of National People’s Congress (NPC) deputies and Chinese People’s Political ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:00:18 +0800

Penniless Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders in Britain could be given financial aid under modified immigration policy

Penniless Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders in Britain could be given financial aid under modified immigration policy
South China Morning Post

Hongkongers holding the new British National (Overseas) visa could be given financial help from ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:00:15 +0800

One mask is enough, Japanese supercomputer model shows

One mask is enough, Japanese supercomputer model shows
RT

A Japanese study of the effectiveness of various types of face masks has shown ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:59:01 +0000

Prince Philip transferred back to King Edward VII hospital after surgery

Prince Philip transferred back to King Edward VII hospital after surgery
The Guardian

Duke leaves St Bartholomew’s NHS hospital after ‘successful procedure’ for heart conditionThe Duke of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:56:13 GMT

Every investor wants an answer to this question

Every investor wants an answer to this question
CNN

A wave of anxiety is sweeping through stock and bond markets as investors prepare ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:56:13 GMT

Live Updates: Pope Francis Arrives in Iraq

Live Updates: Pope Francis Arrives in Iraq
The New York Times

Francis landed in Baghdad on Friday, becoming the first head of the Roman Catholic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:53:44 +0000

Covid-19 Live Updates: Vaccine Push Fuels a New Race, This Time for Syringes

Covid-19 Live Updates: Vaccine Push Fuels a New Race, This Time for Syringes
The New York Times

The world needs up to 10 billion syringes for coronavirus doses, and manufacturers are ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:53:44 +0000

Man wielding knife arrested outside Marseille Jewish school

Man wielding knife arrested outside Marseille Jewish school
ABC News

Police in the French city of Marseille have detained a man who was wielding ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:51:46 -0500

Senegal restricts internet as protests over rape allegation escalate

Senegal restricts internet as protests over rape allegation escalate
CNN

Over the past two days, at least one person has been killed in clashes ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:51:05 GMT

Clash over Covid relief in the US comes to a head

Clash over Covid relief in the US comes to a head
CNN

President Joe Biden says the massive Covid-19 relief bill now on the Senate floor ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:49:23 GMT

China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World

China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World
The New York Times

The message at the National People’s Congress was one of optimism about the strength ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:48:49 +0000

'Nobody wins': should palace fear Harry and Meghan's interview?

'Nobody wins': should palace fear Harry and Meghan's interview?
The Guardian

Royal experts predict the duchess and Prince Harry will not target members of the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:45:58 GMT

Dispute between AstraZeneca and EU escalates further

Dispute between AstraZeneca and EU escalates further
CNN

France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:45:57 GMT

Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren quietly releases massive social media report on GOP colleagues who voted to overturn the election

Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren quietly releases massive social media report on GOP colleagues who voted to overturn the election
CNN

Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren has quietly posted a nearly 2,000-page report documenting social media ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:43:22 GMT

Guinea’s neighbors 'not ready' for resurgent Ebola, says WHO, as risk of cross-border transmission ‘very high’ in West Africa

Guinea’s neighbors 'not ready' for resurgent Ebola, says WHO, as risk of cross-border transmission ‘very high’ in West Africa
RT

The World Health Organization has warned that the deadly Ebola virus is highly likely ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:34:36 +0000

The Latest: Pope meets Iraqi leaders in Baghdad's Green Zone

The Latest: Pope meets Iraqi leaders in Baghdad's Green Zone
ABC News

Pope Francis arrived inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:34:13 -0500

Government, rebels formally sign peace agreement in Nepal

Government, rebels formally sign peace agreement in Nepal
ABC News

Nepal’s government and a communist rebel group have formally signed a peace agreement aimed ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:29:58 -0500

Shot in the head. A bullet in the lung. Evidence suggests Myanmar's security forces are shooting to kill.

Shot in the head. A bullet in the lung. Evidence suggests Myanmar's security forces are shooting to kill.
CNN

Zin Ko Ko Zaw, 22, killed by a bullet to the head. Ma "Angel" ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:29:34 GMT

YouTube Removes Myanmar Military Channels

YouTube Removes Myanmar Military Channels
The New York Times

The video platform became the latest American internet giant to take down the military’s ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:28:22 +0000

Sex, Nazis and da Vinci: The hidden history of Italian rice

Sex, Nazis and da Vinci: The hidden history of Italian rice
CNN

It was the movie that added sex appeal to the gritty neorealist film period ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:27:49 GMT

Princess Latifa: UN 'yet to see proof of life' from UAE

Princess Latifa: UN 'yet to see proof of life' from UAE
BBC

The princess attempted to escape the UAE in 2018 before being captured by commandos.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:23:13 GMT

Greenpeace activists sneak onto airport tarmac & vandalize Air France jet, raising security concerns (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Greenpeace activists sneak onto airport tarmac & vandalize Air France jet, raising security concerns (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT

An Air France jet received a partial paint job after Greenpeace activists infiltrated Paris’ ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:18:52 +0000

Afro Influencers: how agency for Italy's black Tiktokkers is challenging prejudices

Afro Influencers: how agency for Italy's black Tiktokkers is challenging prejudices
The Guardian

Social media influencers of African origin have banded together, using ‘fun activism’ to make ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:11:25 GMT

Germany has so far had no reason to stop COVID-19 vaccine shipments: Health minister

Germany has so far had no reason to stop COVID-19 vaccine shipments: Health minister
CNA

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Friday that drug manufacturers must honour vaccine ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:10:37 +0800

Pope Francis begins historic trip to Iraq in first papal visit to the Middle Eastern nation (VIDEO)

Pope Francis begins historic trip to Iraq in first papal visit to the Middle Eastern nation (VIDEO)
RT

Pope Francis has arrived in Baghdad as he begins a historic trip to Iraq, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:09:16 +0000

Australia consumed by rape claim against attorney general

Australia consumed by rape claim against attorney general
The Guardian

Protests planned as unease grows over government’s resistance to ordering inquiry into alleged incident ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:04:37 GMT

Organization founded by LeBron James and other Black athletes turns focus to fighting GOP-backed bills restricting voter access

Organization founded by LeBron James and other Black athletes turns focus to fighting GOP-backed bills restricting voter access
CNN

The political organization founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and a host of other ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:01:28 GMT

Artist unveils ambitious plans for a forest in central London

Artist unveils ambitious plans for a forest in central London
CNN

London's Somerset House, a well-known historical arts center in the middle of the capital, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:01:02 GMT

WHO chief: waive Covid vaccine patents to put world on 'war footing'

WHO chief: waive Covid vaccine patents to put world on 'war footing'
The Guardian

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he supports patent waiver to help countries make and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:00:04 GMT

Sarah Silverman apologises to Paris Hilton for prison jokes

Sarah Silverman apologises to Paris Hilton for prison jokes
BBC

Sarah Silverman apologises after Paris Hilton spoke of the comic's "cruel" jokes about going ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:59:52 GMT

US states' decision to lift mask mandates criticized

US states' decision to lift mask mandates criticized
CNN

Leaders and businesses across the US are pushing back against states lifting mask mandates ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:58:37 GMT

China GDP: Beijing sets moderate 2021 economic growth target as focus shifts to debt reduction

China GDP: Beijing sets moderate 2021 economic growth target as focus shifts to debt reduction
South China Morning Post

China’s decision to revive its decades-long tradition of setting an economic growth target for ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:58:25 +0800

We were so close to getting my parents vaccinated, then they tested positive

We were so close to getting my parents vaccinated, then they tested positive
CNN

I promise that if you or someone you love has survived Covid-19 I rejoice ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:56:06 GMT

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard thwarts hijacking attempt to fly Iran Air plane across Persian Gulf – media

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard thwarts hijacking attempt to fly Iran Air plane across Persian Gulf – media
RT

Iran’s IRGC reportedly stopped the attempted hijacking of a passenger plane in the Islamic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:53:42 +0000

China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World: What You Need to Know

China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World: What You Need to Know
The New York Times

The message at the National People’s Congress was one of optimism about the strength ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:51:30 +0000

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi conduct 4th career spacewalk

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi conduct 4th career spacewalk
CNN

The fourth spacewalk of 2021 is also the fourth spacewalk of two astronauts' careers ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:50:33 GMT

How wearable tech helped elite athletes through the pandemic

How wearable tech helped elite athletes through the pandemic
CNN

From the English Premier League to the NFL, sport is a multibillion-dollar industry, and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:48:23 GMT

Hero's welcome: Liam Neeson to greet audiences for his new film in New York

Hero's welcome: Liam Neeson to greet audiences for his new film in New York
The Guardian

Star adds affability to his very particular set of skills to meet weekend punters ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:46:28 GMT

Digested week: surgery scared me stiff. I'm sure I used to be a stoical hypochondriac

Digested week: surgery scared me stiff. I'm sure I used to be a stoical hypochondriac
The Guardian

I’d love to say I took it in my stride, but a 2% chance ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:43:10 GMT

China NPC: Beijing to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system

China NPC: Beijing to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system
BBC

Premier Li Keqiang warns the world not to interfere, as he addresses China's largest ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:42:16 GMT

Zanzibar tourists warned over public nudity

Zanzibar tourists warned over public nudity
CNN

Tourists have been warned not to wear skimpy clothing while exploring the island of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:36:20 GMT

High schoolers who misuse prescription opioids are at higher risk for suicidal behaviors, study finds

High schoolers who misuse prescription opioids are at higher risk for suicidal behaviors, study finds
CNN

About one of every three high school students who said they were misusing prescription ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:33:56 GMT

Violent Senegal protests supporting opposition leader kill 1

Violent Senegal protests supporting opposition leader kill 1
ABC News

Local reports say days of violent protests in Senegal have killed at least one ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:33:07 -0500

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad for risky, historic Iraq tour

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad for risky, historic Iraq tour
The Guardian

Thousands of security personnel deployed to protect 84-year-old on first trip outside Italy since ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:28:38 GMT

EU has no interest in Irish peace, says Northern Ireland’s FM, as Europe threaten legal action against UK

EU has no interest in Irish peace, says Northern Ireland’s FM, as Europe threaten legal action against UK
RT

The first minister of Northern Ireland has issued a scathing review of the EU’s ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:26:38 +0000

How TikTok made 'WandaVision' must-see TV

How TikTok made 'WandaVision' must-see TV
CNN

The finale of "WandaVision" premiered Friday, bringing to an end a successful season for ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:23:36 GMT

Pope Francis touches down in Baghdad for a historic tour of a war-torn country

Pope Francis touches down in Baghdad for a historic tour of a war-torn country
CNN

Pope Francis has landed in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:23:18 GMT

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.
ABC News

Scores of demonstrators protesting a coup have been killed by Myanmar’s security forces ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:22:21 -0500

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change
ABC News

China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has announced generally moderate new energy ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:21:12 -0500

As you celebrate pandemic hope on the horizon, remember those for whom it is too late

As you celebrate pandemic hope on the horizon, remember those for whom it is too late
CNN

I promise that if you or someone you love has survived Covid-19 I rejoice ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:19:35 GMT

Senate to debate as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill – live updates

Senate to debate as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill – live updates
The Guardian

After Kamala Harris casts tie-break vote, Republicans expected to propose multiple changes to reduce ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:15:36 GMT

White House heads with anti-mask governors | First Thing

White House heads with anti-mask governors  | First Thing
The Guardian

The White House defended Joe Biden’s criticism of Republican governors for lifting state mask ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:14:29 GMT

The Latest: Pope Francis arrives in first visit to Iraq

The Latest: Pope Francis arrives in first visit to Iraq
ABC News

Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq on a visit to rally the country’s dwindling ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:11:15 -0500

A theatrical Senate floor tussle is writing the early history of the Biden era

A theatrical Senate floor tussle is writing the early history of the Biden era
CNN

President Joe Biden says the massive Covid-19 relief bill now on the Senate floor ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:09:45 GMT

Scottish independence isn't going away. Will the Tories be its curators – or victims? | Simon Jenkins

Scottish independence isn't going away. Will the Tories be its curators – or victims? | Simon Jenkins
The Guardian

Boris Johnson cannot deny the Scots the government they want – and helping them ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:04:19 GMT

'Only we know what we’ve seen': migrants re-enter US after Biden lifts Remain in Mexico

'Only we know what we’ve seen': migrants re-enter US after Biden lifts Remain in Mexico
The Guardian

After several 11th-hour delays, people are now starting to depart camp to argue their ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:00:34 GMT

Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic

Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic
ABC News

Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:59:01 -0500

Pope Francis begins historic Iraq visit despite virus and security risks

Pope Francis begins historic Iraq visit despite virus and security risks
BBC

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad for his first international trip since the Covid-19 pandemic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:58:33 GMT

Pope Francis touches down in Baghdad, hoping to boost an ancient Christian church and a war-torn country

Pope Francis touches down in Baghdad, hoping to boost an ancient Christian church and a war-torn country
CNN

Pope Francis has landed in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:57:52 GMT

Windrush victim denied UK citizenship despite Home Office admitting error

Windrush victim denied UK citizenship despite Home Office admitting error
The Guardian

Trevor Donald, 65, told he has spent too long out of country after being ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:57:33 GMT

Harry and Meghan steal the show before it's even aired

Harry and Meghan steal the show before it's even aired
CNN

Who isn't talking about Oprah Winfrey's much anticipated sit-down interview with Meghan and Harry?

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:57:30 GMT

China unveils Hong Kong electoral changes as it tightens grip on city

China unveils Hong Kong electoral changes as it tightens grip on city
The Guardian

Only ‘patriots’ will be allowed to stand for election and democratic representation will be ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:55:38 GMT

France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says

France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says
CNN

France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:54:58 GMT

Liverpool slumps to fifth straight home defeat as Jurgen Klopp defends 'rare' Mohamed Salah substitution

Liverpool slumps to fifth straight home defeat as Jurgen Klopp defends 'rare' Mohamed Salah substitution
CNN

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed to be "as honest as possible" with his ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:42:39 GMT

Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; women's rights ‘rolled back’ by pandemic, says EU

Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; women's rights ‘rolled back’ by pandemic, says EU
The Guardian

WHO reportedly to scrap findings amid calls for fresh inquiry; women ‘particularly vulnerable in ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:41:52 GMT

‘Unbridled crisis situation’: Australian PM says he understands Italy’s export block on 250,000 Covid-19 vaccines

‘Unbridled crisis situation’: Australian PM says he understands Italy’s export block on 250,000 Covid-19 vaccines
RT

Australia’s prime minister has brushed off Italy’s decision to block the export of 250,000 ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:41:47 +0000

Great apes given Covid vaccines after outbreak at San Diego zoo

Great apes given Covid vaccines after outbreak at San Diego zoo
The Guardian

Eight infected gorillas had symptoms including runny noses, coughing and lethargy San Diego zoo ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:40:15 GMT

She Was a Star of New Palestinian Music. Then She Played Beside the Mosque.

She Was a Star of New Palestinian Music. Then She Played Beside the Mosque.
The New York Times

Sama’ Abdulhadi helped build the Palestinian electronic music scene. Now she is at the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:31:31 +0000

China population: Beijing hoping for ‘appropriate’ 2021 fertility level as demographic challenges mount

China population: Beijing hoping for ‘appropriate’ 2021 fertility level as demographic challenges mount
South China Morning Post

China’s perceived vague call for an “appropriate” fertility level this year is viewed as ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:31:01 +0800

Australia requests review of Italy's block of vaccine export

Australia requests review of Italy's block of vaccine export
The Guardian

Italian government said the 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine must be kept in EU ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:30:13 GMT

'Hong Kong is crumbling': seven days that crushed city's last resistance

'Hong Kong is crumbling': seven days that crushed city's last resistance
The Guardian

Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists have been rounded up, charged and denied bail ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:30:09 GMT

At least one dead in Mandalay as anti-coup protests persist in Myanmar (VIDEOS)

At least one dead in Mandalay as anti-coup protests persist in Myanmar (VIDEOS)
RT

Another fatality has been reported in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, as security forces opened ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:26:50 +0000

Indonesia Says Schools Can’t Make Girls Wear Head Scarves

Indonesia Says Schools Can’t Make Girls Wear Head Scarves
The New York Times

The decree, which applies to public schools in the Muslim-majority country, came after a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:20:43 +0000

Ban vaccine export? We can do the same, French minister says, after Italy stopped AstraZeneca shipment to Australia

Ban vaccine export? We can do the same, French minister says, after Italy stopped AstraZeneca shipment to Australia
RT

France could take a cue from Italy and ban the export of Covid-19 vaccines, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:15:25 +0000

NFL: Tom Brady says he dodged wife's retirement request

NFL: Tom Brady says he dodged wife's retirement request
CNN

Tom Brady was just beginning to celebrate the Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory on the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:12:17 GMT

How otters and beavers returned to one of the world's greatest golf courses

How otters and beavers returned to one of the world's greatest golf courses
CNN

Ten years ago following Darren Clarke's win at a wild and wet 2011 Open ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:11:55 GMT

Inside Russia's deep frozen ghost towns

Inside Russia's deep frozen ghost towns
CNN

Photographed from above, acres of snow engulf buildings as far as the eye can ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:08:02 GMT

Australian national broadcaster stops airing Chinese state-run TV over human rights concerns

Australian national broadcaster stops airing Chinese state-run TV over human rights concerns
RT

Australian national TV network SBS has announced that it will no longer broadcast content ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:03:56 +0000

The World Needs Syringes. He Jumped In to Make 5,900 Per Minute.

The World Needs Syringes. He Jumped In to Make 5,900 Per Minute.
The New York Times

Rajiv Nath’s family-run Hindustan Syringes bets it can help meet the pandemic need for ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:00:25 +0000

In Pictures: Pope Francis in Iraq

In Pictures: Pope Francis in Iraq
The New York Times

As the pope makes a three-day trip to Iraq, a look at images of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:48:00 +0000

On the frontline of Myanmar's coup protests: ‘We don’t accept this dictatorship’ - video

On the frontline of Myanmar's coup protests: ‘We don’t accept this dictatorship’ - video
The Guardian

Wai Yan Phyo Mo is one of the leaders of the protest movement in ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:37:24 GMT

'All I've wanted is to give mum a hug': four families kept apart by Covid

'All I've wanted is to give mum a hug': four families kept apart by Covid
The Guardian

People tell how they have been affected by travel rules stopping them from meeting ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:32:01 GMT

Pope prepares for most dangerous visit yet

Pope prepares for most dangerous visit yet
CNN

• Pope's Iraq visit is risky. 2 religious leaders explain why it's key

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:25:22 GMT

German factory orders rise strongly in January

German factory orders rise strongly in January
CNA

German factory orders rise strongly in January

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:22:19 +0800

National security law: surprise U-turn as Hong Kong prosecutors drop challenge to four defendants receiving bail in case of 47 opposition activists

National security law: surprise U-turn as Hong Kong prosecutors drop challenge to four defendants receiving bail in case of 47 opposition activists
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong prosecutors have made a surprise U-turn and withdrawn their challenge against four ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:18:24 +0800

UNIQLO stores in China hit by craze of women playing dress up in children’s outfits and damaging clothes

UNIQLO stores in China hit by craze of women playing dress up in children’s outfits and damaging clothes
South China Morning Post

A sweeping Chinese trend of grown women squeezing into childrenswear to show off their ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:13:40 +0800

Filipino domestic worker offers glimpse into life in Lebanon, one TikTok video at a time

Filipino domestic worker offers glimpse into life in Lebanon, one TikTok video at a time
South China Morning Post

There is almost nothing Raquel Barrion doesn’t know about the two Lebanese children she ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:04:24 +0800

Australian broadcaster SBS suspends use of content from China’s CGTN, CCTV after human rights complaint

Australian broadcaster SBS suspends use of content from China’s CGTN, CCTV after human rights complaint
South China Morning Post

An Australian public broadcaster is suspending the use of content from Chinese state-run news ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:01:06 +0800

China offers Covid-19 vaccine to foreign diplomats – but will they take it?

China offers Covid-19 vaccine to foreign diplomats – but will they take it?
South China Morning Post

China has offered foreign diplomats in Beijing inoculation with one of its coronavirus vaccines, ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:00:19 +0800

AP Interview: Lawyer says Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme

AP Interview: Lawyer says Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme
ABC News

The chief lawyer for Greg Kelly, an American on trial in Japan on charges ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 04:00:13 -0500

E.U. Pushes Companies to Close Gender Pay Gap

E.U. Pushes Companies to Close Gender Pay Gap
The New York Times

Under a proposed law, companies in Europe could be punished if they fail to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:57:17 +0000

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa unhurt after taking tumble leaving at the end of Chinese legislature meeting

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa unhurt after taking tumble leaving at the end of Chinese legislature meeting
South China Morning Post

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa fell over at the end of the Chinese ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:56:21 +0800

Two cabinet ministers attended event at which woman alleged Christian Porter raped her

Two cabinet ministers attended event at which woman alleged Christian Porter raped her
The Guardian

Greg Hunt and Paul Fletcher were at the 1988 debating competition attended by the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:56:10 GMT

Hong Kong electoral reforms: aspiring candidates for city’s next Legislative Council polls will need establishment’s blessing to run

Hong Kong electoral reforms: aspiring candidates for city’s next Legislative Council polls will need establishment’s blessing to run
South China Morning Post

Anyone aspiring to run for Hong Kong’s Legislative Council will need to secure an ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:55:37 +0800

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers
The New York Times

Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:50:45 +0000

Before Oprah’s Interview With Harry and Meghan, Royal Accusations Fly

Before Oprah’s Interview With Harry and Meghan, Royal Accusations Fly
The New York Times

CBS is releasing tantalizing video clips of the couple, while scalding allegations are coming ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:49:21 +0000

The Latest: Iraqis gather ahead of pope's arrival

The Latest: Iraqis gather ahead of pope's arrival
ABC News

Dozens of Christians are gathering at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Baghdad ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:44:15 -0500

A Confident China Promises Robust Growth and a Hard Line on Hong Kong

A Confident China Promises Robust Growth and a Hard Line on Hong Kong
The New York Times

Officials said the economy would grow by more than 6 percent this year. They ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:30:53 +0000

Guedra Guedra: Vexillology review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month

Guedra Guedra: Vexillology review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
The Guardian

(On the Corner)Abdellah M Hassak integrates the rhythms of north African folk music with ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:30:30 GMT

eBay to halt resale of pulled Dr Seuss books: Report

eBay to halt resale of pulled Dr Seuss books: Report
CNA

American e-commerce giant eBay will halt the resale of six Dr Seuss books on ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:30:01 +0800

Australian PM plays down Italy COVID-19 vaccine blockade

Australian PM plays down Italy COVID-19 vaccine blockade
CNA

Australia's prime minister on Friday played down the impact of Italy's landmark decision to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:28:28 +0800

Increasing evidence that Myanmar's military forces are shooting to kill as country mourns young victims

Increasing evidence that Myanmar's military forces are shooting to kill as country mourns young victims
CNN

Zin Ko Ko Zaw, 22, killed by a bullet to the head. Ma "Angel" ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:28:00 GMT

Leaders and businesses say masks are essential protection as Texas and Mississippi lift Covid-19 restrictions

Leaders and businesses say masks are essential protection as Texas and Mississippi lift Covid-19 restrictions
CNN

Leaders and businesses across the US are pushing back against states lifting mask mandates ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:18:03 GMT

Prince Harry and Meghan v the Palace: timeline of a royal crisis

Prince Harry and Meghan v the Palace: timeline of a royal crisis
The Guardian

The summits and rival statements since the Sussexes stood back as senior royalsPrince Harry ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:12:52 GMT

Federal government steps in to halt Bathurst go-kart track three days before construction to start

Federal government steps in to halt Bathurst go-kart track three days before construction to start
The Guardian

Traditional owners to show Sussan Ley the sacred women’s site they fear will be ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:05:49 GMT

Marvel directors the Russo brothers: 'The Avengers films were a powerful political tool, at the right time'

Marvel directors the Russo brothers: 'The Avengers films were a powerful political tool, at the right time'
The Guardian

The men behind the highest-grossing films of all time on how superheroes can instruct ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:29 GMT

In Iraq’s Christian Heartland, a Feud Over a Town’s Identity

In Iraq’s Christian Heartland, a Feud Over a Town’s Identity
The New York Times

Pope Francis will arrive in a country whose ancient Christian towns are in danger ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:12 +0000

Creighton's men's basketball head coach suspended after 'plantation' comment

Creighton's men's basketball head coach suspended after 'plantation' comment
CNN

Creighton University has suspended its men's basketball head coach Greg McDermott, who apologized earlier ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:55:14 GMT

Hong Kong’s public universities should reflect national security law in curricula by new academic year, be ready to ‘suppress’ acts that violate it: education minister

Hong Kong’s public universities should reflect national security law in curricula by new academic year, be ready to ‘suppress’ acts that violate it: education minister
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s universities will be expected to have changed their curricula to reflect the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:31:26 +0800

China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition

China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition
CNN

As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:20:56 GMT

C919: China’s home-grown aircraft on course to be certified by end of 2021, designer says

C919: China’s home-grown aircraft on course to be certified by end of 2021, designer says
South China Morning Post

China’s home-built C919 aircraft is expected to finish flight testing and win airworthiness certification ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:17:47 +0800

Mine that produced Queen's diamond investigates claims of abuses by guards

Mine that produced Queen's diamond investigates claims of abuses by guards
The Guardian

Petra Diamonds already faces court action on similar grounds, as its contractors are accused ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:15:28 GMT

AfD's Gunnar Beck: 'Germany was a small ‘c’ conservative society until Merkel transformed it into this cultural Marxist nightmare'

AfD's Gunnar Beck: 'Germany was a small ‘c’ conservative society until Merkel transformed it into this cultural Marxist nightmare'
RT

German intelligence will tap the phones and spy on the members of Alternative für ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:09:03 +0000

Countries make dubious claims over Covid

Countries make dubious claims over Covid
CNN

For the past year, countries around the world have shared data on Covid-19 cases ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:07:08 GMT

Ghosts of Christmas past: festive displays remain in London's locked-down shops - in pictures

Ghosts of Christmas past: festive displays remain in London's locked-down shops - in pictures
The Guardian

As Easter approaches, some London shops are still displaying Christmas decorations after closing at ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:00:29 GMT

The Dissident review – inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The Dissident review  –  inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi
The Guardian

Turkey’s president blew the gaff on how the dissident Saudi author was killed, providing ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:00:29 GMT

Covid vaccine ads aim to influence without alienating people

Covid vaccine ads aim to influence without alienating people
The Guardian

Countries are taking different approaches to driving up vaccine acceptance while trying not to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:00:28 GMT

Pro-Beijing committee to elect some Hong Kong legislators

Pro-Beijing committee to elect some Hong Kong legislators
ABC News

A senior Chinese official says the largely pro-Beijing committee that currently elects the Hong ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:59:44 -0500

China’s ‘two sessions’: theme of overcoming challenges unifies NPC goals like growth, trade and going green

China’s ‘two sessions’: theme of overcoming challenges unifies NPC goals like growth, trade and going green
South China Morning Post

Premier Li Keqiang kick-started China’s parliamentary session by outlining the economic growth target for ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:53:49 +0800

Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians

Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians
ABC News

Pope Francis is heading to Iraq to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:51:46 -0500

YouTube bans several channels of Myanmar media citing ‘community guidelines’ – media

YouTube bans several channels of Myanmar media citing ‘community guidelines’ – media
RT

Five YouTube channels of Myanmar’s government and military-run TV networks have been suspended, the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:50:28 +0000

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

A timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians
ABC News

In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:19:44 -0500

Covid-19: U.S. Vaccination Pace Increases to 2 Million Doses a Day

Covid-19: U.S. Vaccination Pace Increases to 2 Million Doses a Day
The New York Times

Connecticut has joined Texas and Mississippi in easing restrictions, while Alabama extended its mask ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:14:32 +0000

Andrew Cuomo sex accuser Charlotte Bennett rejects New York governor’s public apology

Andrew Cuomo sex accuser Charlotte Bennett rejects New York governor’s public apology
South China Morning Post

The second of three women who have accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:13:30 +0800

EU accused of ‘neocolonial’ plundering of tuna in Indian Ocean

EU accused of ‘neocolonial’ plundering of tuna in Indian Ocean
The Guardian

Indian Ocean states say EU pushing weakest conservation efforts for yellowfin tuna while EU ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:00:28 GMT

Greece: thousands of migrants at risk of homelessness as EU scheme ends

Greece: thousands of migrants at risk of homelessness as EU scheme ends
The Guardian

Temporary shelter funding for people granted asylum is winding up before many have found ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:00:27 GMT

Aviation industry group is ‘rethinking’ its emissions pledge, pushing for even greener goals, outgoing chief says

Aviation industry group is ‘rethinking’ its emissions pledge, pushing for even greener goals, outgoing chief says
South China Morning Post

An industry association representing the world’s airlines is mulling more ambitious climate change targets ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:00:14 +0800

China sets growth target 'over 6%,' tightening HK control

China sets growth target 'over 6%,' tightening HK control
ABC News

China’s No. 2 leader has set a healthy economic growth target and vowed to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:56:19 -0500

Covid: Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ as deaths spike

Covid: Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ as deaths spike
BBC

Jair Bolsonaro criticises measures to curb Covid-19, a day after Brazil saw a record ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:52:28 GMT

The countries making dubious claims over Covid-19 -- and what that means for the world

The countries making dubious claims over Covid-19 -- and what that means for the world
CNN

For the past year, countries around the world have shared data on Covid-19 cases ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:49:10 GMT

China unveils Hong Kong electoral changes as Beijing tightens grip

China unveils Hong Kong electoral changes as Beijing tightens grip
The Guardian

Only ‘patriots’ will be allowed to stand for election and democratic representation will be ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:28:50 GMT

WA launches royal commission into Crown's fitness to operate Perth casino

WA launches royal commission into Crown's fitness to operate Perth casino
The Guardian

The commission, flagged last month, comes off the back of the Bergin inquiry and ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:26:42 GMT

Calls mount for ‘honour killings’ law in India after father beheads teenaged daughter

Calls mount for ‘honour killings’ law in India after father beheads teenaged daughter
South China Morning Post

Police in northern India said on Thursday they had arrested a man who beheaded ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:14:05 +0800

Hong Kong police, stock regulator freeze HK$900 million, arrest 12 in joint crackdown on ‘ramp and dump’ investment scam

Hong Kong police, stock regulator freeze HK$900 million, arrest 12 in joint crackdown on ‘ramp and dump’ investment scam
South China Morning Post

More than HK$900 million in suspected crime proceeds has been frozen in an unprecedented ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:13:31 +0800

Coronavirus: top microbiologist advises BioNTech vaccine for Hong Kong’s elderly, chronically ill; about 10 new cases expected

Coronavirus: top microbiologist advises BioNTech vaccine for Hong Kong’s elderly, chronically ill; about 10 new cases expected
South China Morning Post

A top Hong Kong microbiologist has advised that elderly and chronically ill residents take ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:09:40 +0800

Pictures of Week in Latin America & Caribbean Photo Gallery

Pictures of Week in Latin America & Caribbean Photo Gallery
ABC News

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  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:05:33 -0500

New Zealand earthquakes: 'What happens if there is another one?'

New Zealand earthquakes: 'What happens if there is another one?'
BBC

New Zealanders are still on edge after three tremors trigger tsunami warnings and evacuations.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:02:32 GMT

Navalny aides to push for sanctions against Putin-linked oligarchs

Navalny aides to push for sanctions against Putin-linked oligarchs
The Guardian

EU and US sanctions this week targeted Russian security and political officials but not ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 05:00:26 GMT

Ardern announces Auckland's Covid lockdown will lift on Sunday

Ardern announces Auckland's Covid lockdown will lift on Sunday
The Guardian

Prime minister thanks New Zealand for complying with seven-day restrictions on fifth day of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 04:43:59 GMT

San Diego Zoo vaccinates great apes against coronavirus

San Diego Zoo vaccinates great apes against coronavirus
South China Morning Post

Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-human primates to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:37:51 +0800

Chinese President heads to major party meeting with more power than ever: 'Even the pandemic couldn't affect him'

Chinese President heads to major party meeting with more power than ever: 'Even the pandemic couldn't affect him'
CNN

In March 2020, the annual meeting of China's national legislature in Beijing was delayed ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 04:35:48 GMT

Analysis: China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition

Analysis: China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition
CNN

As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 04:26:48 GMT

Australia asks European Commission to review Italy's COVID-19 vaccine block

Australia asks European Commission to review Italy's COVID-19 vaccine block
CNA

CANBERRA: Australia has asked the European Commission to review a decision by Italy to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:25:51 +0800

New Zealand to lift COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland on Mar 7

New Zealand to lift COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland on Mar 7
CNA

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government will on Sunday (Mar ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:20:37 +0800

Japan tsunami: remains on beach identified as victim of 2011 disaster

Japan tsunami: remains on beach identified as victim of 2011 disaster
The Guardian

Family of Natsuko Okuyama ‘extremely happy’ after remains identified as those of 61-year-old woman ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 04:19:38 GMT

China NPC: Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system

China NPC: Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system
BBC

The changes will be discussed at China's largest political meeting which has kicked off ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:55:57 GMT

As a Doctor, I Was Skeptical About the Covid Vaccine. Then I Reviewed the Science.

As a Doctor, I Was Skeptical About the Covid Vaccine. Then I Reviewed the Science.
The New York Times

How one emergency department doctor shifted her views.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:50:30 +0000

Tiger Woods told police after crash that he didn't remember driving

Tiger Woods told police after crash that he didn't remember driving
CNN

When Tiger Woods crashed his car in Southern California last week, he told sheriff's ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:43:04 GMT

Australia news live: Scott Morrison says Howard Springs Covid quarantine facility to be expanded

Australia news live: Scott Morrison says Howard Springs Covid quarantine facility to be expanded
The Guardian

Sex discrimination commissioner to lead review of parliament culture; Italy blocks 250,000 doses of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:28:40 GMT

'Pilgrim of peace' Pope Francis heads to war-scarred Iraq

'Pilgrim of peace' Pope Francis heads to war-scarred Iraq
CNA

Pope Francis starts a historic trip to war-battered Iraq on Friday (Mar 5), defying ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:26:35 +0800

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% amid debt, pandemic

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% amid debt, pandemic
ABC News

China will boost defense spending by 6.8% this year amid high government debt and ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:18:58 -0500

Jacinda Ardern Covid update: Auckland lockdown to lift on Sunday – live

Jacinda Ardern Covid update: Auckland lockdown to lift on Sunday – live
The Guardian

Prime minister says immunisation ‘roadmap’ will be released soonFull report: thousands allowed to return ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:13:04 GMT

She survived two world wars, Spanish flu and cancer twice. Now she's in the Olympics

She survived two world wars, Spanish flu and cancer twice. Now she's in the Olympics
CNN

At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:06:40 GMT

'The void is immeasurable': Molly Meldrum pays tribute to Michael Gudinski ahead of state funeral

'The void is immeasurable': Molly Meldrum pays tribute to Michael Gudinski ahead of state funeral
The Guardian

Tributes from across the world have poured in since the music promoter’s sudden death ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:00:31 GMT

Australia news live: Scott Morrison speaking after national cabinet meeting

Australia news live: Scott Morrison speaking after national cabinet meeting
The Guardian

Sex discrimination commissioner to lead review of parliament culture; Italy blocks 250,000 doses of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:45:13 GMT

Hong Kong’s MTR Corp unafraid of competition, would ‘welcome’ move to open rail market: chairman

Hong Kong’s MTR Corp unafraid of competition, would ‘welcome’ move to open rail market: chairman
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s MTR chief has shrugged off the threat presented by a possible break-up ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:37:35 +0800

Jacinda Ardern to give update on New Zealand Covid alert levels – live

Jacinda Ardern to give update on New Zealand Covid alert levels – live
The Guardian

Prime minister to speak about the latest coronavirus restrictions after tsunami warning for the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:37:07 GMT

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% in slight uptick

China boosts defense spending by 6.8% in slight uptick
ABC News

China has announced a slight uptick in defense spending by 6.8% amid high government ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:34:15 -0500

'He's just checked out of politics': Kushner disappears from Trump's inner circle

'He's just checked out of politics': Kushner disappears from Trump's inner circle
CNN

As Donald Trump plotted his Conservative Political Action Conference appearance last week, and a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:32:56 GMT

Xi Jinping finds his successor. It's Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping finds his successor. It's Xi Jinping
CNN

In March 2020, the annual meeting of China's national legislature in Beijing was delayed ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:32:02 GMT

China sets GDP target of more than 6% in 2021

China sets GDP target of more than 6% in 2021
CNN

China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:30:15 GMT

China announces 'over 6%' economic growth target, tech plans

China announces 'over 6%' economic growth target, tech plans
ABC News

China’s top economic official has announced a healthy growth target for the nation and ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:23:26 -0500

Meet Japan's 118-year-old Olympic torch bearer

Meet Japan's 118-year-old Olympic torch bearer
CNN

At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:18:44 GMT

COVAX offers hope of vaccine equality with roll out across Africa

COVAX offers hope of vaccine equality with roll out across Africa
CNN

When Covid-19 vaccinations arrived in Kenya for the very first time this week, the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:18:41 GMT

'Not a suitable candidate': climate groups urge OECD not to appoint Mathias Cormann as next head

'Not a suitable candidate': climate groups urge OECD not to appoint Mathias Cormann as next head
The Guardian

A letter signed by 29 experts and activist groups says Cormann’s climate record should ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:18:13 GMT

China NPC: China set to overhaul HK electoral system

China NPC: China set to overhaul HK electoral system
BBC

The changes will be discussed at China's largest political meeting which kicked off on ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:16:42 GMT

Dallas police officer faces capital murder charges for 2017 killings

Dallas police officer faces capital murder charges for 2017 killings
The Guardian

Police say a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:15:04 GMT

YouTube will lift ban on Donald Trump channel once ‘risk of violence’ decreases, CEO says

YouTube will lift ban on Donald Trump channel once ‘risk of violence’ decreases, CEO says
South China Morning Post

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will lift its suspension on former US president Donald Trump’s channel ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:08:54 +0800

New Zealand downgrades tsunami warning after 8.1-magnitude quake

New Zealand downgrades tsunami warning after 8.1-magnitude quake
CNN

New Zealand's emegerncy agency has told people to leave home and reach higher ground ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:03:56 GMT

Former NFL player sentenced to 14 years in prison for rape and sexual assault

Former NFL player sentenced to 14 years in prison for rape and sexual assault
CNN

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was sentenced this week to 14 years in ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:56:05 GMT

Dr Seuss's legacy of kindness has only been bolstered by his estate's decision

Dr Seuss's legacy of kindness has only been bolstered by his estate's decision
The Guardian

We make changes to children’s books all the time. It’s important to ask: does ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:47:41 GMT

China Sets Economic Growth Target of ‘Over 6 Percent’ This Year

China Sets Economic Growth Target of ‘Over 6 Percent’ This Year
The New York Times

Beijing’s goal bodes well for the global economy, suggesting that China is willing to ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:44:44 +0000

Woman says she thought Gov. Cuomo was trying to sleep with her

Woman says she thought Gov. Cuomo was trying to sleep with her
CNN

Charlotte Bennett, the second woman to go public with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:42:58 GMT

8.1-magnitude quake strikes near New Zealand

8.1-magnitude quake strikes near New Zealand
CNN

New Zealand's emegerncy agency has told people to leave home and reach higher ground ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:36:59 GMT

Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin Covid relief package debate – as it happened

Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin Covid relief package debate – as it happened
The Guardian

Vice-president cast tie-breaking vote after Senate deadlocked 50-50 White House: Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:35:17 GMT

New Zealand earthquakes: Tsunami warnings lifted after evacuations

New Zealand earthquakes: Tsunami warnings lifted after evacuations
BBC

A series of earthquakes shook the region, triggering evacuation orders that were later stood ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:31:58 GMT

Will buying India’s BrahMos missiles give the Philippines an edge in South China Sea dispute with Beijing?

Will buying India’s BrahMos missiles give the Philippines an edge in South China Sea dispute with Beijing?
South China Morning Post

Manila’s planned acquisition of the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missiles from India would boost ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:30:11 +0800

Australia news live: sex discrimination commissioner to lead review of parliament culture

Australia news live: sex discrimination commissioner to lead review of parliament culture
The Guardian

The order for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines to remain in the bloc is the first ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:25:48 GMT

For Biden, Deliberation and Caution, Maybe Overcaution, on the World Stage

For Biden, Deliberation and Caution, Maybe Overcaution, on the World Stage
The New York Times

But decisions come more quickly than they did in the Obama administration, when Mr. ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:25:40 +0000

China announces "over 6%" economic growth target, tech plans

China announces
ABC News

China’s top economic official has announced a healthy growth target and plans to become ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:21:15 -0500

Ivermectin Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

Ivermectin Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds
The New York Times

Ivermectin, a drug typically used to treat parasitic worms, has been prescribed widely during ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:20:57 +0000

Pope due in Iraq despite virus and security risks

Pope due in Iraq despite virus and security risks
BBC

It will be Pope Francis's first international trip since the start of the Covid-19 ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:17:57 GMT

China GDP: Premier Li Keqiang confirms GDP growth target of ‘above 6 per cent’ for 2021

China GDP: Premier Li Keqiang confirms GDP growth target of ‘above 6 per cent’ for 2021
South China Morning Post

China set an economic growth target of “above 6 per cent” for 2021 as ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:16:00 +0800

For the UAE, China’s vaccine diplomacy is a stepping stone to its own geopolitical ambitions in the region

For the UAE, China’s vaccine diplomacy is a stepping stone to its own geopolitical ambitions in the region
South China Morning Post

The United Arab Emirates is the third-most-vaccinated country in the world, having administered more than ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:15:09 +0800

Covid-19: San Diego zoo apes given experimental vaccine

Covid-19: San Diego zoo apes given experimental vaccine
BBC

The vaccinations were carried out in February after an outbreak among gorillas at the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:10:52 GMT

Tsunami Warning Lifted for New Zealand After 8.1-Magnitude Earthquake

Tsunami Warning Lifted for New Zealand After 8.1-Magnitude Earthquake
The New York Times

The temblor was one of three powerful earthquakes that were recorded within eight hours ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:01:32 +0000

US blocks Myanmar ministries, military businesses from certain trade

US blocks Myanmar ministries, military businesses from certain trade
CNA

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday (Mar 4) unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar's army ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:54:22 +0800

Mexico City launches Latin America's latest cable car line

Mexico City launches Latin America's latest cable car line
ABC News

Mexico City has launched the first of what it hopes will be several cable-car ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:51:11 -0500

Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant

Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant
The Guardian

WHO to scrap interim report as group of scientists press for fresh in inquiry ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:50:43 GMT

Elaine Chao’s Mix of Work and Family Drew Early Ethics Scrutiny

Elaine Chao’s Mix of Work and Family Drew Early Ethics Scrutiny
The New York Times

An inspector general’s report provided new details of how ethics lawyers at the Transportation ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:50:11 +0000

New Zealand tsunami warning: residents cleared to return home after evacuations – live

New Zealand tsunami warning: residents cleared to return home after evacuations – live
The Guardian

People living in coastal parts of the North Island were told to ‘move immediately’ ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:43:57 GMT

China dodged recession. Now it needs to pick up the pace

China dodged recession. Now it needs to pick up the pace
CNN

China bucked the global recession in 2020, and in doing so narrowed the economic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:42:39 GMT

Two sessions 2021: all eyes on China’s future in a milestone year

Two sessions 2021: all eyes on China’s future in a milestone year
South China Morning Post

The most important event on China’s political calendar gets under way on Friday morning ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:33:58 +0800

Brexit: EU to launch legal proceedings against UK 'very soon'

Brexit: EU to launch legal proceedings against UK 'very soon'
The Guardian

Threat of action follows UK moves to unilaterally delay implementation of part of deal ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:33:00 GMT

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins
The New York Times

Those who still suspect the outbreak in China may have been caused by a ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:23:36 +0000

Mass evacuations as large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert

Mass evacuations as large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert
CNA

WELLINGTON: Tens of thousands of coastal residents in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:22:56 +0800

Pew survey shows hardening American attitudes toward China

Pew survey shows hardening American attitudes toward China
ABC News

New polling from the Pew Research Center shows strong negative attitudes among Americans toward ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:20:00 -0500

Spate of firecracker attacks on Taiwan's invasive iguanas sparks alarm

Spate of firecracker attacks on Taiwan's invasive iguanas sparks alarm
The Guardian

Rights group calls for action after cash bounty schemes lead to reptiles being blown ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:16:37 GMT

Charlotte Bennett says she thought Gov. Cuomo was trying to sleep with her

Charlotte Bennett says she thought Gov. Cuomo was trying to sleep with her
CNN

Charlotte Bennett, the second woman to go public with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:15:36 GMT

Popular Drug Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

Popular Drug Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds
The New York Times

Ivermectin, a drug typically used to treat parasitic worms, has been prescribed widely during ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:13:52 +0000

'Do not stay at home': New Zealand issues tsunami warning after 3 major quakes

'Do not stay at home': New Zealand issues tsunami warning after 3 major quakes
CNN

New Zealand's emegerncy agency has told people to leave home and reach higher ground ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:02:18 GMT

Northern Pacific seastar: The sea intruder causing havoc in Tasmania

Northern Pacific seastar: The sea intruder causing havoc in Tasmania
BBC

Locals hope removing an introduced starfish can help save an iconic Australian species.

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:02:16 GMT

Inquiry into Amazon rainforest sold on Facebook

Inquiry into Amazon rainforest sold on Facebook
BBC

A Supreme Court judge in Brazil orders an investigation following the BBC's report into ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:01:21 GMT

Trump to be allowed back on YouTube when 'risk of violence' falls

Trump to be allowed back on YouTube when 'risk of violence' falls
CNA

SAN FRANCISCO: Former US president Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 08:00:37 +0800

New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake

New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake
The New York Times

The temblor was one of three powerful earthquakes that were recorded within eight hours ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:57:23 +0000

Desperate Italy Blocks Exports of Vaccines Bound for Australia

Desperate Italy Blocks Exports of Vaccines Bound for Australia
The New York Times

The move, under new E.U. rules, is part of an intensifying global competition for ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:50:34 +0000

US blocked Myanmar junta from emptying US$1 billion bank account in New York, official says

US blocked Myanmar junta from emptying US$1 billion bank account in New York, official says
South China Morning Post

Myanmar’s military rulers attempted to move about US$1 billion held at the Federal Reserve ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:34:56 +0800

Hong Kong MTR chief sets out vision to ‘fix the health’ of embattled rail operator, demands results in two years

Hong Kong MTR chief sets out vision to ‘fix the health’ of embattled rail operator, demands results in two years
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s MTR chief has laid out his plan to “fix the health” of ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:30:21 +0800

New Zealanders urged to evacuate after earthquakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert

New Zealanders urged to evacuate after earthquakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert
CNA

WELLINGTON: Tens of thousands of coastal residents in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu fled for higher ground ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:30:12 +0800

UN expert urges 'global arms embargo', sanctions on Myanmar

UN expert urges 'global arms embargo', sanctions on Myanmar
CNA

GENEVA: The United Nations Security Council should impose a "global arms embargo" and targeted ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:29:10 +0800

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO

YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO
BBC

Chief executive Susan Wojcicki says there's a way back for the former president on ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:23:58 GMT

Women in UK armed forces face 'hostile environment' if they report bullying

Women in UK armed forces face 'hostile environment' if they report bullying
The Guardian

Army veteran Diane Allen tells MPs that women are coerced to withdraw harassment complaintsWomen ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:02:35 GMT

In Reconciliation Act, Macron Acknowledges Truth of Algerian Lawyer’s Death

In Reconciliation Act, Macron Acknowledges Truth of Algerian Lawyer’s Death
The New York Times

The president admitted that Ali Boumendjel did not die by suicide, as France had ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:55:05 +0000

Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano
ABC News

Guatemala's Pacaya volcano continues to spew columns of ash thousands of feet (meters) into ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:52:24 -0500

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’
The New York Times

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:50:23 +0000

In Run-Up to Oprah’s Interview With Harry and Meghan, Royal Accusations Fly

In Run-Up to Oprah’s Interview With Harry and Meghan, Royal Accusations Fly
The New York Times

CBS is releasing tantalizing video clips of the couple, while scalding allegations are coming ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:48:29 +0000

US adds Myanmar ministries, army conglomerates to trade blacklist

US adds Myanmar ministries, army conglomerates to trade blacklist
CNA

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday (Mar 4) unveiled new penalties to punish Myanmar's ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:40:37 +0800

Powerful earthquake hits off northeast coast of New Zealand

Powerful earthquake hits off northeast coast of New Zealand
ABC News

A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake has struck in the ocean off New Zealand, prompting ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:36:47 -0500

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend
CNN

The solar system's largest and smallest planets will be in alignment this Friday.

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:33:50 GMT

Cyprus to let in Brits with COVID vaccine from May 1

Cyprus to let in Brits with COVID vaccine from May 1
CNA

Cyprus will allow British tourists who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 into the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:29:47 +0800

Cyprus will allow vaccinated British tourists from 1 May

Cyprus will allow vaccinated British tourists from 1 May
The Guardian

Visitors would need vaccine approved by EMA administered at least seven days before travel ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:28:50 GMT

Canada lawyer says Trump comments shouldn't halt extradition

Canada lawyer says Trump comments shouldn't halt extradition
ABC News

 A Canadian justice department lawyer says comments made by former U.S. President Donald Trump ...

  • Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:27:03 -0500

Alabama extends mask mandate for a month, breaking with Texas, Mississippi

Alabama extends mask mandate for a month, breaking with Texas, Mississippi
CNA

Alabama's governor said on Thursday she was extending the state's mask mandate for another ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:19:59 +0800

Commentary: Have governments spent too much money to save economies?

Commentary: Have governments spent too much money to save economies?
CNA

As policymakers eye a possible recovery in 2021-2022, they must be vigilant about the ...

  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:10:38 +0800