Bernie Sanders blasts Israel for sending Covid-19 vaccines to allies while ‘Palestinians are still waiting’

US Senator Bernie Sanders has lashed out at Tel Aviv for sending surplus coronavirus ...

Bernie Sanders blasts Israel for sending Covid-19 vaccines to allies while ‘Palestinians are still waiting’
RT

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:15:37 +0000

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Man survives 14 hours in Pacific Ocean 'clinging to sea rubbish'

Man survives 14 hours in Pacific Ocean 'clinging to sea rubbish'
BBC

Vidam Perevertilov's decision to swim towards a "black dot" - a fishing buoy - ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:14:34 GMT

Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar military as first pro-coup rally takes place

Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar military as first pro-coup rally takes place
The Guardian

Junta banned from all Facebook and Instagram pages, including all commercial entities linked to ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:06:42 GMT

Welsh watchdog criticises lack of action since home-school scurvy death

Welsh watchdog criticises lack of action since home-school scurvy death
The Guardian

Children’s commissioner says moves to better regulate home education have been slow and ineffectiveThe ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:01:20 GMT

Nearly half with cancer symptoms in the UK did not see GP in first wave of pandemic

Nearly half with cancer symptoms in the UK did not see GP in first wave of pandemic
The Guardian

People avoided seeking medical help during first lockdown because they did not want to ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:01:19 GMT

‘Real world’ study finds Pfizer coronavirus vaccine 94 per cent effective

‘Real world’ study finds Pfizer coronavirus vaccine 94 per cent effective
South China Morning Post

The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine proved 94 per cent effective in a huge real world ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:00:27 +0800

Coventry family overturns ban on Gaelic wording on gravestone

Coventry family overturns ban on Gaelic wording on gravestone
The Guardian

Church court had objected to loving tribute to Margaret Keane for fear of arousing ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:00:20 GMT

‘The base is solidly behind him’: Trumpism expected to thrive at CPAC

‘The base is solidly behind him’: Trumpism expected to thrive at CPAC
The Guardian

Lineup at annual gathering features former president’s allies – and Trump himself – suggesting ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:00:20 GMT

Chinese film Hi Mom delivers tears of joy, sorrow and love for mothers in a huge box-office hit

Chinese film Hi Mom delivers tears of joy, sorrow and love for mothers in a huge box-office hit
South China Morning Post

Audiences are cramming into Chinese cinemas to watch a sentimental comedy that has rapidly ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:58:35 +0800

Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea

Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea
South China Morning Post

At least 10 Chinese bombers took part in maritime strike exercises in the South ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:56:45 +0800

Morrison government’s new environment commissioner ‘toothless’, conservation groups say

Morrison government’s new environment commissioner ‘toothless’, conservation groups say
The Guardian

Proposal criticised for not allowing the auditing of individual decisions about developments or the ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:54:28 GMT

Innovation, not low costs, will energise Hong Kong stock market, finance chief says in defending tax increase

Innovation, not low costs, will energise Hong Kong stock market, finance chief says in defending tax increase
South China Morning Post

Raising the tax on trading stocks in Hong Kong will not undermine the city’s ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:53:19 +0800

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project
ABC News

A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:37:01 -0500

Illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses, killing 3 workers

Illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses, killing 3 workers
ABC News

An illegal gold mine in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has collapsed on nearly two dozen ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:25:09 -0500

Two dead after undercover cops shoot at each other in Philippines drug bust

Two dead after undercover cops shoot at each other in Philippines drug bust
CNN

Two police officers in the Philippines were killed in a shootout with other federal ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:21:47 GMT

Helicopters, firefighters battle 2 forest fires in Japan

Helicopters, firefighters battle 2 forest fires in Japan
ABC News

A forest fire has broken out in a rural area north of Tokyo near ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:20:00 -0500

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City
CNN

Two separate teams of researchers said this week they have found a worrying new ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:17:00 GMT

Biden lifts Trump ban on green cards, saying legal immigration benefits US

Biden lifts Trump ban on green cards, saying legal immigration benefits US
South China Morning Post

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:15:28 +0800

LGBTQ+ Ghanaians ‘under threat’ after backlash against new support centre

LGBTQ+ Ghanaians ‘under threat’ after backlash against new support centre
The Guardian

Accra community urged to stay safe after rise in death threats and online abuse, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:15:19 GMT

More than 1.3 million Texans still grappling with water supply disruptions

More than 1.3 million Texans still grappling with water supply disruptions
CNA

More than 1.3 million people across over 200 counties in Texas still had issues ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:10:37 +0800

Myanmar coup: Facebook, Instagram place immediate ban on military

Myanmar coup: Facebook, Instagram place immediate ban on military
BBC

Facebook said deadly violence in Myanmar had brought about the need for the ban ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:08:33 GMT

Brisbane is the 'preferred host' for 2032 Olympics, IOC announces

Brisbane is the 'preferred host' for 2032 Olympics, IOC announces
CNN

The Australian city of Brisbane is the "preferred host" for the 2032 Summer Olympics, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:07:11 GMT

US consulate completes Hong Kong property sale after Beijing greenlight

US consulate completes Hong Kong property sale after Beijing greenlight
CNA

The US Consulate in Hong Kong has completed a multi-million-dollar property sale that was ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:03:16 +0800

Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulf

Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulf
CNA

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is enjoying an extended honeymoon with oil-rich Gulf nations, despite ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:00:45 +0800

Heavy snow blankets parts of Greece as cold front hits country

Heavy snow blankets parts of Greece as cold front hits country
The Guardian

Temperature drops to as low as -19C, with strong winds disrupting shipping in the ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:20 GMT

Black-browed babbler found in Borneo 180 years after last sighting

Black-browed babbler found in Borneo 180 years after last sighting
The Guardian

Exclusive: Stuffed specimen was only proof of bird’s existence until discovery in rainforest last ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:19 GMT

Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective

Hunting the men who kill women: Mexico’s femicide detective
The Guardian

Although femicide is a recognised crime in Mexico, when a woman disappears, the authorities ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:19 GMT

Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks

Claudette Colvin: the woman who refused to give up her bus seat – nine months before Rosa Parks
The Guardian

It was a spring afternoon in 1955 when a teenager’s spontaneous act of defiance ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:19 GMT

California vaccine sites see misuse of codes meant to prioritize Black and Latino residents

California vaccine sites see misuse of codes meant to prioritize Black and Latino residents
The Guardian

Intended as a tool to address distribution inequities, the codes were passed around by ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:18 GMT

Princess Latifa urges UK police to reopen sister's kidnap case

Princess Latifa urges UK police to reopen sister's kidnap case
BBC

Dubai ruler's captive daughter writes to British police about her sister's abduction 20 years ago.

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:06 GMT

Finance chief says Hong Kong’s wet markets, restaurants will be fair game for HK$5,000 vouchers, pledges to prevent misuse

Finance chief says Hong Kong’s wet markets, restaurants will be fair game for HK$5,000 vouchers, pledges to prevent misuse
South China Morning Post

Hongkongers will be able to use their promised vouchers of HK$5,000 (US$645) at the ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:59:47 +0800

Hong Kong’s finance minister maintains tax, fee increases for car owners aimed at curbing congestion, not generating revenue

Hong Kong’s finance minister maintains tax, fee increases for car owners aimed at curbing congestion, not generating revenue
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s finance minister on Thursday dismissed suggestions that the hefty increases in taxes ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:59:10 +0800

Australia's Qantas says it will resume international flights in October of 2021

Australia's Qantas says it will resume international flights in October of 2021
CNN

Australian airline Qantas said it plans to resume international flights by the end of ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:36:17 GMT

Lockdown has made London a boomtown for rats

Lockdown has made London a boomtown for rats
CNN

It's just before daybreak in Richmond on the southern bank of the River Thames, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:34:39 GMT

Myanmar coup: Facebook bans all accounts, ads linked to military

Myanmar coup: Facebook bans all accounts, ads linked to military
South China Morning Post

Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:27:25 +0800

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York
CNN

Two separate teams of researchers said this week they have found a worrying new ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:17:31 GMT

AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers

AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws crowds of bathers to rivers
ABC News

Millions of people have joined a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:16:19 -0500

California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State

California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State
The New York Times

A study that looked at the broad rollout of the Pfizer vaccine confirms that ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:08:36 +0000

UN: India coast guard helping Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea

UN: India coast guard helping Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea
ABC News

The U.N. refugee agency says the Indian coast guard has found a boat carrying ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:03:07 -0500

Lack of equity within priority groups leaves Covid-19's most vulnerable without vaccine, analysis suggests

Lack of equity within priority groups leaves Covid-19's most vulnerable without vaccine, analysis suggests
CNN

As demand for Covid-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, there's still not sufficient supply ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:54 GMT

'Unique' petrified tree up to 20m years old found intact in Lesbos

'Unique' petrified tree up to 20m years old found intact in Lesbos
The Guardian

Discovery of 19.5-metre tree with roots, branches and leaves is unprecedented, say experts First ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:18 GMT

Federal Labor proposes code of conduct to handle ALP assault allegations externally

Federal Labor proposes code of conduct to handle ALP assault allegations externally
The Guardian

Exclusive: Draft code aimed at encouraging staffers to speak up if they experience sexual ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:17 GMT

Singapore: Police officer's wife admits to killing Myanmar maid

Singapore: Police officer's wife admits to killing Myanmar maid
BBC

The domestic helper from Myanmar was reportedly tortured and starved before her death.

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:59:06 GMT

'No cheering': Tokyo Olympics fans asked to stick to clapping during torch relay

'No cheering': Tokyo Olympics fans asked to stick to clapping during torch relay
The Guardian

Covid restrictions means event could be suspended if crowds lining route become too large, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:55:28 GMT

GameStop shares surge more than 100% as trading frenzy returns

GameStop shares surge more than 100% as trading frenzy returns
The Guardian

Investors are puzzled about why the stock favoured by home-based investors soared by 104%, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:32:07 GMT

Hit TV show Frasier to be revived after 20 years

Hit TV show Frasier to be revived after 20 years
BBC

Kelsey Grammer, who played Frasier Crane, will return but it is not known if ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:31:25 GMT

First coronavirus vaccines under Covax Facility delivered to Ghana

First coronavirus vaccines under Covax Facility delivered to Ghana
South China Morning Post

Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed Covax ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:31:01 +0800

Aussie sheep sheds huge coat after years on the lam

Aussie sheep sheds huge coat after years on the lam
CNA

MELBOURNE: A wild sheep found wandering the wilderness of the Australian bush has been ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:23:30 +0800

Bowls for spit marketed as fruit baskets by Chinese sellers on Amazon for up to 20 times the local price

Bowls for spit marketed as fruit baskets by Chinese sellers on Amazon for up to 20 times the local price
South China Morning Post

A traditional enamel “fruit basket” sold on e-commerce giant Amazon for up to 20 ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:15:15 +0800

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup
The New York Times

The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:14:08 +0000

Goldman Sachs: Bank boss rejects work from home as the 'new normal'

Goldman Sachs: Bank boss rejects work from home as the 'new normal'
BBC

Remote working is "an aberration" that will be corrected as soon as possible says ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:06:22 GMT

Four charged in Sydney and Canada over alleged extortion attempt of senior Iraqi MP

Four charged in Sydney and Canada over alleged extortion attempt of senior Iraqi MP
The Guardian

Family of politician, who is a dual Australian and Iraqi citizen, allegedly targeted via ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:06:18 GMT

Man survives 14 hours 'clinging to sea rubbish'

Man survives 14 hours 'clinging to sea rubbish'
BBC

Vidam Perevertilov's decision to swim towards a "black dot" - a life buoy - ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:56:54 GMT

Honduras leader warns drug cooperation with US endangered

Honduras leader warns drug cooperation with US endangered
ABC News

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is warning that antinarcotics cooperation with the United States ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:51:38 -0500

Coronavirus live news: EU states to debate vaccine passports; Olympic torch audience asked not to cheer

Coronavirus live news: EU states to debate vaccine passports; Olympic torch audience asked not to cheer
The Guardian

Israeli researchers took data from 1.2 million people for Pfizer study; EU leaders to ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:41:23 GMT

Vaccines 'encouraged' but not compulsory for athletes at Tokyo Olympics: Coates

Vaccines 'encouraged' but not compulsory for athletes at Tokyo Olympics: Coates
CNA

Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:34:04 +0800

Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla

Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla
BBC

The mini electric vehicle being made by China's biggest carmaker is now outselling Tesla ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:20:54 GMT

As Australia mulls ban on Xinjiang-made goods, critics ask why China is being singled out for forced labour

As Australia mulls ban on Xinjiang-made goods, critics ask why China is being singled out for forced labour
South China Morning Post

The United States has backed an independent Australian lawmaker’s proposal for Canberra to ban ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:15:12 +0800

Biden reverses Trump actions on green cards, architecture and 'anarchist jurisdictions'

Biden reverses Trump actions on green cards, architecture and 'anarchist jurisdictions'
The Guardian

Move undoes actions that blocked many immigrants from entering the US and sought to ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:11:53 GMT

India's groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

India's groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says
CNN

Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:01:47 GMT

Carlos Ghosn: Turkey sentences pilots, airline official for their role in escape from Japan

Carlos Ghosn: Turkey sentences pilots, airline official for their role in escape from Japan
South China Morning Post

An Istanbul court on Wednesday sentenced three Turks to four years and two months ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:00:38 +0800

Turkey's mobsters step out of shadows and into public sphere

Turkey's mobsters step out of shadows and into public sphere
The Guardian

After decades in hiding, in prison or keeping low profile, players from a bloody ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:00:15 GMT

Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct
The Guardian

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:42:44 GMT

UN: India searching for Rohingya adrift without food, water

UN: India searching for Rohingya adrift without food, water
ABC News

The U.N. refugee agency says the Indian coast guard had answered its plea to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:36:15 -0500

5 questions answered about Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

5 questions answered about Johnson & Johnson's vaccine
CNN

The US is one step closer to having a third Covid-19 vaccine and it ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:34:32 GMT

Qantas says no international flights until October, reports billions in losses

Qantas says no international flights until October, reports billions in losses
CNA

Australian carrier Qantas reported a US$5.5 billion plunge in revenue during the second half ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:26:43 +0800

Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news
CNN

Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:24:42 GMT

Australian parliament passes law requiring Big Tech to pay media after last-minute changes prompted by Facebook news ban

Australian parliament passes law requiring Big Tech to pay media after last-minute changes prompted by Facebook news ban
RT

Australian lawmakers have passed a law that forces tech giants like Facebook and Google ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:06:49 +0000

New BN(O) Visa: What will Hong Kongers' lives in the UK be like?

New BN(O) Visa: What will Hong Kongers' lives in the UK be like?
South China Morning Post

Find out the cost of living and if you’re eligible for the new BN(O) ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:00:00 +0800

Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely with allies

Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely with allies
CNA

Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely with allies

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:49:57 +0800

Covid-19 Live Updates: California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State

Covid-19 Live Updates: California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State
The New York Times

A study that looked at the broad rollout of the Pfizer vaccine confirms that ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:49:02 +0000

New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices

New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices
ABC News

New Zealand’s success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:33:30 -0500

E-scooters embrace AI to cut down on pedestrian collisions

E-scooters embrace AI to cut down on pedestrian collisions
CNN

Electric scooter companies are turning to technology to try to reduce accidents and injuries ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:23:48 GMT

Coronavirus live news: EU states to debate vaccine passports on Thursday

Coronavirus live news: EU states to debate vaccine passports on Thursday
The Guardian

Israeli researchers took data from 1.2 million people for Pfizer study; EU leaders to ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:23:24 GMT

Mammoth woolly: Baarack the overgrown sheep shorn of his 35kg fleece

Mammoth woolly: Baarack the overgrown sheep shorn of his 35kg fleece
The Guardian

Escaped merino ram found on the lam in regional Australia is said to be ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:16:21 GMT

Cheese rolls: How a humble snack became a signature New Zealand food

Cheese rolls: How a humble snack became a signature New Zealand food
CNN

A cheese roll may seem simple: it's basically a slice of bread with cheese-based ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:16:00 GMT

Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks

Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks
CNN

A Pentagon report on extremism obtained by CNN gives disturbing insight into how White ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:08:58 GMT

Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – as it happened

Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – as it happened
The Guardian

Biden order aims to prepare for future crises similar to pandemicModerna sends NIH batch ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:01:04 GMT

‘A mistake’: China can extend Hambantota port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says

‘A mistake’: China can extend Hambantota port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says
South China Morning Post

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister said the 99-year lease of the Hambantota port to China ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:00:09 +0800

Tiger Woods won't face charges after sheriff says car crash was an accident

Tiger Woods won't face charges after sheriff says car crash was an accident
CNN

• What exactly are Tiger Woods' injuries?

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:48:40 GMT

Chinese bowl bought for $35 at a yard sale could make half a million

Chinese bowl bought for $35 at a yard sale could make half a million
CNN

A small floral bowl bought at a yard sale in Connecticut for just $35 ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:47:21 GMT

New Zealand police reveal student binge drinking strategy: more pubs

New Zealand police reveal student binge drinking strategy: more pubs
The Guardian

Officers in Dunedin say having a few large pubs would place students into a ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:43:06 GMT

Viewpoint: Self-defence not the answer to Nigeria's kidnap crisis

Viewpoint: Self-defence not the answer to Nigeria's kidnap crisis
BBC

The defence minister said people should at times provide their own security but it ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:41:49 GMT

Looming battle for Yemen's Marib city risks humanitarian disaster

Looming battle for Yemen's Marib city risks humanitarian disaster
BBC

A rebel attack on the government's northern stronghold of Marib threatens mass displacement.

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:39:30 GMT

Brazilian Amazon: Juma descendants of 'last warrior' vow to carry on legacy

Brazilian Amazon: Juma descendants of 'last warrior' vow to carry on legacy
BBC

After the death of the last male member of an indigenous group, his grandchildren ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:37:18 GMT

Sailor survives for 14 hours in Pacific Ocean by clinging to abandoned buoy

Sailor survives for 14 hours in Pacific Ocean by clinging to abandoned buoy
The Guardian

Vidam Perevertilov, a supply ship engineer, fell overboard between New Zealand and the isolated ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:34:56 GMT

Legal scholars warn vague wording in Hong Kong bill would grant authorities broad powers to disqualify officials, quash dissent

Legal scholars warn vague wording in Hong Kong bill would grant authorities broad powers to disqualify officials, quash dissent
South China Morning Post

Vague language in a proposed bill aimed at ensuring the allegiance of public office ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:30:13 +0800

Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains
The New York Times

The order is intended to help insulate the economy from future shortages of critical ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:28:59 +0000

El Chapo's wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

El Chapo's wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest
ABC News

After Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was sent to prison for life, his wife suddenly ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:21:00 -0500

Hong Kong’s Lesson to Schoolchildren: Love China, No Questions Asked

Hong Kong’s Lesson to Schoolchildren: Love China, No Questions Asked
The New York Times

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:18:25 +0000

North Korea enslaved South Korean prisoners of war in coal mines

North Korea enslaved South Korean prisoners of war in coal mines
BBC

A report describes how prisoners of war are used as slave labour to generate ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:13:38 GMT

Australian parliament passes news media bargaining code

Australian parliament passes news media bargaining code
CNA

The Australian Parliament on Thursday passed the news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:13:05 +0800

Kenya: A sustainable solution to locust swarms?

Kenya: A sustainable solution to locust swarms?
BBC

An NGO is training and paying communities in Kenya to catch locusts, so they ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:10:17 GMT

Gang clashes result in Ecuador's deadliest prison riots ever

Gang clashes result in Ecuador's deadliest prison riots ever
ABC News

Ecuador has experienced its deadliest prison riots ever this week after seemingly coordinated fights ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:08:47 -0500

The colourful fridges popping up on American streets

The colourful fridges popping up on American streets
BBC

Local communities in the US have come up with a novel way to help ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:06:25 GMT

Have Australians fallen out of love with Sydney and Melbourne?

Have Australians fallen out of love with Sydney and Melbourne?
BBC

Figures show Australians are moving out of the large cities in search of a ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:04:49 GMT

The two centrist democrats who could foil Biden's plans

The two centrist democrats who could foil Biden's plans
CNN

The message emblazoned on the bright pink sweater Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wore presiding over ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:00:38 GMT

The politics behind the death penalty's demise in Virginia

The politics behind the death penalty's demise in Virginia
CNN

More than 400 years after the first execution in Virginia -- of Captain George ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:59:13 GMT

US triple-murder suspect accused of cooking woman’s heart and serving it to other victims

US triple-murder suspect accused of cooking woman’s heart and serving it to other victims
South China Morning Post

An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:57:25 +0800

US administers 66.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

US administers 66.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
CNA

The United States has administered 66,464,947 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:53:26 +0800

Australia passes world-first law forcing Facebook, Google to pay for news

Australia passes world-first law forcing Facebook, Google to pay for news
South China Morning Post

Australia’s parliament passed a world-first law to force digital giants such as Facebook and ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:52:55 +0800

French government orders weekend lockdown in the Dunkirk area – as it happened

French government orders weekend lockdown in the Dunkirk area  – as it happened
The Guardian

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:42:17 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in major study; EU states split over vaccine passports

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in major study; EU states split over vaccine passports
The Guardian

Israeli researchers took data from 1.2 million people for Pfizer study; EU leaders to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:40:31 GMT

Four arrested in Sydney and Canada after alleged extortion attempt of senior Iraqi MP

Four arrested in Sydney and Canada after alleged extortion attempt of senior Iraqi MP
The Guardian

Family of politician, who is a dual Australian and Iraqi citizen, targeted via attacks ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:39:04 GMT

GameStop surges again as Reddit crashes temporarily

GameStop surges again as Reddit crashes temporarily
BBC

Trading in GameStop shares halted minutes before markets closed but jumped again in late ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:38:25 GMT

All suspects in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder arrested, says police chief

All suspects in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder arrested, says police chief
The Guardian

Angelo Gafa says all those who masterminded killing of Maltese journalist now apprehended or ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:38:20 GMT

Coronavirus: Moderna vaccine for South Africa variant ready for testing

Coronavirus: Moderna vaccine for South Africa variant ready for testing
South China Morning Post

US biotech firm Moderna said on Wednesday that doses of its new Covid-19 vaccine ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:32:51 +0800

Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe

Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe
CNN

While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:30:54 GMT

Hong Kong budget: what did finance minister Paul Chan do right and why are pro-Beijing lawmakers still grumbling?

Hong Kong budget: what did finance minister Paul Chan do right and why are pro-Beijing lawmakers still grumbling?
South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong finance minister’s latest budget has drawn criticism and praise in equal ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:30:11 +0800

Coronavirus-weary Australia hails prospect of Brisbane Olympics

Coronavirus-weary Australia hails prospect of Brisbane Olympics
CNA

Australians will see the prospect of Brisbane hosting the Olympics in 2032 as a ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:18:33 +0800

Coronavirus: apart from Wuhan, China’s death rates didn’t rise at start of pandemic, study finds

Coronavirus: apart from Wuhan, China’s death rates didn’t rise at start of pandemic, study finds
South China Morning Post

A new study has found death rates did not rise in China at the ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:00:24 +0800

Go to the countryside! China appeals to urban tech talent after decades of rural brain drain

Go to the countryside! China appeals to urban tech talent after decades of rural brain drain
South China Morning Post

China has devised a big plan to encourage the country’s tech talent to move ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:00:20 +0800

Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Vaccine, After Broad Rollout, Is Found Highly Effective

Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Vaccine, After Broad Rollout, Is Found Highly Effective
The New York Times

The initiative known as Covax plans to deliver some two billion doses worldwide this ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:50:50 +0000

Biden's Covid stimulus plan: It costs $2tn but what's in it?

Biden's Covid stimulus plan: It costs $2tn but what's in it?
BBC

Democrats are working on a massive package of measures to help the US through ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:47:20 GMT

Real Madrid breaks Atalanta hearts with late goal after controversial red card

Real Madrid breaks Atalanta hearts with late goal after controversial red card
CNN

In a match that was largely low on quality, it was a standout moment ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:45:58 GMT

Man leaves church and reunites with family after years in sanctuary from deportation

Man leaves church and reunites with family after years in sanctuary from deportation
The Guardian

Alex García from Honduras sought sanctuary in Missouri church in 2017 under threat of ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:44:54 GMT

Australia politics live: Peter Dutton defends decision not to tell PM about rape allegation

Australia politics live: Peter Dutton defends decision not to tell PM about rape allegation
The Guardian

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:44:32 GMT

Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – live

Biden signs order to protect US supply chains as Moderna announces progress on vaccine updates – live
The Guardian

Biden order aims to prepare for future crises similar to pandemicModerna sends NIH batch ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:43:38 GMT

Fry's Electronics suddenly went out of business

Fry's Electronics suddenly went out of business
CNN

Fry's Electronics suddenly closed all of its stores overnight, ending a nearly four-decade run ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:34:46 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in major study; EU to debate vaccine passports

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in major study; EU to debate vaccine passports
The Guardian

Israeli researchers took data from 1.2 million people; EU leaders to discuss certificates for ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:34:19 GMT

Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway

Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway
The New York Times

An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:20:56 +0000

In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world

In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world
CNA

JERUSALEM: The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:15:10 +0800

Israeli PM urges Biden to keep Trump's sanctions on International Criminal Court to stave off war crimes investigation – media

Israeli PM urges Biden to keep Trump's sanctions on International Criminal Court to stave off war crimes investigation – media
RT

Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly urged US President Joe Biden to maintain his predecessor’s sanctions ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:14:13 +0000

Commentary: Don’t expect the economy to rebound to pre-pandemic demand

Commentary: Don’t expect the economy to rebound to pre-pandemic demand
CNA

Recent trends in US consumer spending suggest that the natural forces of pent-up demand ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:10:38 +0800

Commentary: Facebook, Google and Australia win some and lose some over new media laws

Commentary: Facebook, Google and Australia win some and lose some over new media laws
CNA

The News Media Bargaining Code has changed in a way that is a compromise, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:10:37 +0800

China’s ‘two sessions’: leaders must decide whether to scale back economic stimulus as debt risks loom

China’s ‘two sessions’: leaders must decide whether to scale back economic stimulus as debt risks loom
South China Morning Post

China’s political elite will face a number of challenges when they gather in Beijing ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 06:00:19 +0800

Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident,’ no charges planned, sheriff says

Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident,’ no charges planned, sheriff says
South China Morning Post

The rollover crash on a steep road in Rancho Palos Verdes that badly broke ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:58:00 +0800

Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe
BBC

US regulators say Johnson and Johnson's single-shot vaccine is safe, and could be approved ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:57:43 GMT

On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Line for a Vaccine

On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Line for a Vaccine
The New York Times

State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:55:49 +0000

US sprinter Grant Holloway breaks the world record for the indoor 60m hurdles

US sprinter Grant Holloway breaks the world record for the indoor 60m hurdles
CNN

US track and field athlete Grant Holloway just broke the world record for the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:49:35 GMT

US, rights groups criticise Malaysia for deportations to Myanmar

US, rights groups criticise Malaysia for deportations to Myanmar
CNA

The United States expressed concern over Malaysia's deportation of nearly 1,100 Myanmar nationals and ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:46:06 +0800

Saudi Arabia says crown prince had 'successful' surgery

Saudi Arabia says crown prince had 'successful' surgery
ABC News

Saudi Arabia's royal court says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman underwent a “successful surgery” ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:40:43 -0500

NASA releases panorama taken by Mars rover

NASA releases panorama taken by Mars rover
CNA

The US space agency NASA released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:35:57 +0800

New Mars image from rover landing site shows the red planet in high definition

New Mars image from rover landing site shows the red planet in high definition
CNN

The Perseverance rover has had a chance to settle in on Mars since landing ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:35:03 GMT

US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince

US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince
CNA

The Biden administration is expected to release a declassified U.S. intelligence report on Thursday ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:22:55 +0800

FAA met to discuss more frequent engine inspections days before Denver incident

FAA met to discuss more frequent engine inspections days before Denver incident
CNN

Only days before a dramatic engine failure on a United Airlines flight, federal regulators ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:16:28 GMT

Far right 'exploiting' anger at lockdowns to radicalise wellness community, police say

Far right 'exploiting' anger at lockdowns to radicalise wellness community, police say
The Guardian

Security services warn that Australians as young as 13 are involved in terrorismFollow the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:15:49 GMT

Chinese mum pays over US$150,000 to have ‘perfect’ seven kids, bucking country’s declining childbirth trend

Chinese mum pays over US$150,000 to have ‘perfect’ seven kids, bucking country’s declining childbirth trend
South China Morning Post

More Chinese women are putting off having children or choosing not to have any ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:15:05 +0800

UK and EU fail break to break impasse over Irish Sea border

UK and EU fail break to break impasse over Irish Sea border
The Guardian

Joint committee reiterates commitment to Northern Ireland protocol despite problems with supply chainsEU and ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:09:32 GMT

Police pelted with stones, garbage dumpsters set alight in Catalonia’s 9th night of riots over jailed rapper Pablo Hasel (VIDEOS)

Police pelted with stones, garbage dumpsters set alight in Catalonia’s 9th night of riots over jailed rapper Pablo Hasel (VIDEOS)
RT

Riots have continued in the Spanish region of Catalonia for a ninth consecutive night ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:07:36 +0000

CNN's John Avlon fact checks Republican senator's conspiracy

CNN's John Avlon fact checks Republican senator's conspiracy
CNN

CNN's John Avlon fact checks Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-WI) claims that Trump supporters were ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:04:07 GMT

Opinion: It's time to confront the dark postscript to America's role in defeating the Nazis

Opinion: It's time to confront the dark postscript to America's role in defeating the Nazis
CNN

Last weekend, the United States deported Friedrich Karl Berger, an ex-Nazi concentration camp guard. ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:01:16 GMT

Analysis: This is a sign of how much trouble the GOP brand is in

Analysis: This is a sign of how much trouble the GOP brand is in
CNN

In a speech on Tuesday in Washington, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said something remarkable.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:56:49 GMT

Australia politics live: questions surround timing of AFP decision to notify Dutton of alleged rape

Australia politics live: questions surround timing of AFP decision to notify Dutton of alleged rape
The Guardian

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:43:35 GMT

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kissed her and suggested strip poker, ex-aide Lindsey Boylan says

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kissed her and suggested strip poker, ex-aide Lindsey Boylan says
South China Morning Post

Andrew Cuomo’s former economics aide on Wednesday published a detailed account accusing the New ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:35:02 +0800

Manhattan district attorney reportedly subpoenas Bannon's financial records – live

Manhattan district attorney reportedly subpoenas Bannon's financial records – live
The Guardian

Records related to Bannon’s’s border wall crowdfunding effortSenate postpones vote on Neera Tanden confirmationBiden ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:34:22 GMT

China-Australia relations: more than 23,000 litres of wine stopped at Chinese ports as trade spat continues

China-Australia relations: more than 23,000 litres of wine stopped at Chinese ports as trade spat continues
South China Morning Post

More than 3,000 litres of wine from Penfolds and nearly 20,000 litres from a ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:30:06 +0800

Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better

Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better
ABC News

Italy is going after online food delivery companies for how they treat the cyclists ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:21:17 -0500

New record as estimated 18m Americans identify as LGBTQ, poll finds

New record as estimated 18m Americans identify as LGBTQ, poll finds
The Guardian

Gallup finds increase of 60% between 2012 and 2020 of adults who identify as ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:16:12 GMT

For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through Jerusalem

For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through Jerusalem
ABC News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acknowledged sharing coronavirus vaccines with a number of friendly ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:05:30 -0500

Drink-driving charges against Bruce Springsteen dropped

Drink-driving charges against Bruce Springsteen dropped
South China Morning Post

Bruce Springsteen has been fined US$540 after pleading guilty to consuming alcohol in a ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:05:07 +0800

Lloyds and HSBC are shedding office space ... did they have too much to begin with?

Lloyds and HSBC are shedding office space ... did they have too much to begin with?
The Guardian

Why there may be more to the announcement of Covid-inspired cuts than meets the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:57:44 GMT

New fleece of life for Australian sheep with 35kg coat of wool

New fleece of life for Australian sheep with 35kg coat of wool
BBC

Baarack the sheep was taken in by a sanctuary after being found in a ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:55:48 GMT

Keir Starmer under pressure to back plans for corporation tax rise

Keir Starmer under pressure to back plans for corporation tax rise
The Guardian

Labour leader has faced backlash after saying he would oppose any new tax on ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:54:05 GMT

Head of McKinsey, Kevin Sneader, Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis

Head of McKinsey, Kevin Sneader, Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis
The New York Times

Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:42:24 +0000

The New York Times paints a grim picture of its own workplace culture

The New York Times paints a grim picture of its own workplace culture
CNN

The New York Times is admitting its own workplace issues, particularly around the treatment ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:36:03 GMT

72 hours to leave: EU envoy to Venezuela told to pack her bags after Brussels brings new sanctions over elections & rights abuses

72 hours to leave: EU envoy to Venezuela told to pack her bags after Brussels brings new sanctions over elections & rights abuses
RT

The head of the EU's delegation to Venezuela has been told she has just ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:35:35 +0000

Rare bird: 'Half-male, half-female' cardinal snapped in Pennsylvania

Rare bird: 'Half-male, half-female' cardinal snapped in Pennsylvania
BBC

Jamie Hill said taking the stunning photos of the northern cardinal was "once in ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:32:48 GMT

On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Vaccine Queue

On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Vaccine Queue
The New York Times

State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:24:46 +0000

Novavax expects US trial data for COVID-19 vaccine at start of April

Novavax expects US trial data for COVID-19 vaccine at start of April
CNA

Novavax Inc expects data from a late-stage U.S. trial of its COVID-19 vaccine at ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:10:23 +0800

Which face mask is best for communication? A new study weighs in

Which face mask is best for communication? A new study weighs in
CNN

The receptionist at the doctor's office asks a question from behind her double mask ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:10:11 GMT

'My butter seems harder': spread sparks furore over Canada's dairy industry

'My butter seems harder': spread sparks furore over Canada's dairy industry
The Guardian

Canadians voice suspicions over palm oil, raising questions over transparency in a powerful industryIt ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:08:10 GMT

Biden administration to distribute more than 25 million masks

Biden administration to distribute more than 25 million masks
CNA

The Biden administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to community health centers, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 03:07:07 +0800

A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan
The New York Times

Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:06:27 +0000

Head of McKinsey Is Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis

Head of McKinsey Is Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis
The New York Times

Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:05:37 +0000

Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit

Donald Trump Jr. deposed by DC attorney general as part of inaugural funds lawsuit
CNN

Donald Trump Jr. was deposed as part of the Washington, DC, attorney general's lawsuit ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:04:54 GMT

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records

Steve Bannon investigation gains steam as Manhattan prosecutors subpoena financial records
CNN

The Manhattan district attorney's office has subpoenaed financial records related to Steve Bannon's crowd-funding ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:00:34 GMT

Gwyneth Paltrow's Covid advice challenged by NHS England director

Gwyneth Paltrow's Covid advice challenged by NHS England director
The Guardian

Hollywood actor urged to stop spreading misinformation after promoting ‘intuitive fasting’ Gwyneth Paltrow has ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:51:58 GMT

Coronavirus live news: EU to debate vaccine passports; Switzerland to bring back outdoor gatherings

Coronavirus live news: EU to debate vaccine passports; Switzerland to bring back outdoor gatherings
The Guardian

EU leaders to discuss certificates for people who had Covid jabs; Swiss plan to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:44:01 GMT

'Top Secret' Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince

'Top Secret' Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince
CNN

The two private jets used by a Saudi Arabian assassination squad that killed and ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:40:04 GMT

Covax vaccine plan: What is it and how will it work?

Covax vaccine plan: What is it and how will it work?
BBC

A global scheme aims to ensure people in poorer countries get vaccinated against Covid.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:37:54 GMT

IPhone builder Foxconn is working on an electric car with Fisker

IPhone builder Foxconn is working on an electric car with Fisker
CNN

Foxconn, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing company best known for assembling the Apple iPhone, is ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:35:35 GMT

Republicans sharply question Deb Haaland

Republicans sharply question Deb Haaland
CNN

Rep. Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden's nominee to be Interior Secretary, defended her record ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:31:02 GMT

Seeking the west coast of Yorkshire | Brief letters

Seeking the west coast of Yorkshire | Brief letters
The Guardian

Charity coffers | David Cameron | Hard crosswords | Yorkshire | Johnson’s journalism | ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:29:36 GMT

US fashion designer Alexander Wang accused of sexually assaulting student

US fashion designer Alexander Wang accused of sexually assaulting student
South China Morning Post

A New York student has become the latest person to accuse acclaimed American designer ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:24:48 +0800

Venezuela expels EU ambassador over fresh sanctions

Venezuela expels EU ambassador over fresh sanctions
CNA

Venezuela on Wednesday expelled the European Union's ambassador to Caracas in response to new ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:23:05 +0800

France's Dunkirk area to join Nice in weekend lockdown amid 'deteriorating' Covid-19 situation - health minister

France's Dunkirk area to join Nice in weekend lockdown amid 'deteriorating' Covid-19 situation - health minister
RT

From this Friday, the city of Dunkirk and the surrounding area will enter a ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:22:59 +0000

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute
ABC News

Germany’s foreign minister has urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:20:00 -0500

Biden's CIA director pick skates through confirmation hearing

Biden's CIA director pick skates through confirmation hearing
CNN

President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, will face ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:17:03 GMT

Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide
The New York Times

Scuba divers are working to retrieve coffins from the sea, but many more are ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:11:53 +0000

Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'
CNA

Iran will provide "detailed responses" to accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:11:01 +0800

Tiger Woods fans react to his car accident

Tiger Woods fans react to his car accident
BBC

People on a golf course near Tiger Woods' Florida home said they were "freaking ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:55:22 GMT

Greece to continue Athens lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise

Greece to continue Athens lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise
CNA

Greece will not be able to lift lockdown restrictions in the wider Athens area ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:36:55 +0800

Ecuador raises death toll from prison riots to 79, says situation controlled

Ecuador raises death toll from prison riots to 79, says situation controlled
CNA

Ecuador on Wednesday raised the death toll from riots in four jails to 79, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:36:13 +0800

Memoir by Amos Oz’s Daughter Divides Family and Shocks Israel

Memoir by Amos Oz’s Daughter Divides Family and Shocks Israel
The New York Times

“He told me I was filth,” Galia Oz writes in her book, “Something Disguised ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:35:11 +0000

The inspiring hidden message in the Mars Perseverance rover's parachute

The inspiring hidden message in the Mars Perseverance rover's parachute
CNN

A video shared by NASA on Monday revealed the first-ever look at a spacecraft ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:34:33 GMT

Greece in 'technical' talks with the UK to allow holidays with vaccine passports

Greece in 'technical' talks with the UK to allow holidays with vaccine passports
The Guardian

Greek minister says Britons with Covid status certificates could be allowed to visit country’s ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:33:16 GMT

Joe Biden’s CIA nominee William Burns calls China an ‘authoritarian adversary’

Joe Biden’s CIA nominee William Burns calls China an ‘authoritarian adversary’
South China Morning Post

US President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:24:58 +0800

South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination drive

South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination drive
ABC News

South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:24:47 -0500

To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History
The New York Times

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:24:30 +0000

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Maiduguri rocket attack kills 10

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Maiduguri rocket attack kills 10
BBC

The use of long-distance bombs is part of a new tactic by Islamist militants, ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:23:39 GMT

LA County Sheriff: 'It's nothing short of a miracle' that Tiger Woods is alive

LA County Sheriff: 'It's nothing short of a miracle' that Tiger Woods is alive
CNN

• See the path Tiger Woods' car traveled during crash • What we know about ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:19:12 GMT

Italy's health minister rules out loosening of COVID-19 curbs

Italy's health minister rules out loosening of COVID-19 curbs
CNA

Italy's government will extend coronavirus restrictions already in place until after Easter, the health ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:18:31 +0800

Coronavirus live news: EU to debate vaccine passports; Switzerland to allow outdoor gatherings from March

Coronavirus live news: EU to debate vaccine passports; Switzerland to allow outdoor gatherings from March
The Guardian

EU leaders to discuss certificates for people who had Covid jabs; Swiss plan to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:17:42 GMT

Zimbabwe to buy 1.2 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Zimbabwe to buy 1.2 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from China
CNA

Zimbabwe will buy an additional 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China at a ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:16:22 +0800

Merkel says COVID-19 variants risk third virus wave, must proceed carefully

Merkel says COVID-19 variants risk third virus wave, must proceed carefully
CNA

New variants of COVID-19 risk a third wave of infections, and so Germany must ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:15:12 +0800

Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilize Russia

Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilize Russia
ABC News

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's top counterintelligence agency to redouble its efforts to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:11:30 -0500

Joe Biden to seek review of US supply chains amid fears of reliance on China

Joe Biden to seek review of US supply chains amid fears of reliance on China
South China Morning Post

President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to review US supply ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:08:06 +0800

Sweden clamps down on restaurant hours, advises solo shopping in bid to curb ‘worrying’ Covid-19 situation

Sweden clamps down on restaurant hours, advises solo shopping in bid to curb ‘worrying’ Covid-19 situation
RT

The Swedish government will tighten the opening hours of hospitality businesses and order shoppers ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:06:45 +0000

South Africa to spend $172 million on mass vaccination drive

South Africa to spend $172 million on mass vaccination drive
ABC News

South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:02:24 -0500

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability
The New York Times

Lawmakers from parties aligned against the government have vowed to continue a boycott of ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:00:54 +0000

Big banks will need much less office space in the future

Big banks will need much less office space in the future
CNN

Two of Britain's biggest banks have announced plans to dump expensive office space, a ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:00:18 GMT

Covid-19 Live Updates: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Protects Against Severe Illness and May Reduce Transmission, F.D.A. Analyses Find

Covid-19 Live Updates: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Protects Against Severe Illness and May Reduce Transmission, F.D.A. Analyses Find
The New York Times

A shipment of vaccine doses arrived in West Africa as part of the Covax ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:56:41 +0000

Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rules

Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rules
The New York Times

Some in China hailed the divorce court case as a breakthrough, but many noted ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:54:00 +0000

See mesmerizing footage as Mount Etna spews again

See mesmerizing footage as Mount Etna spews again
CNN

Italy's Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, has had ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:49:41 GMT

Jamal Khashoggi: Biden faces calls to 'strike a blow' for Saudi human rights

Jamal Khashoggi: Biden faces calls to 'strike a blow' for Saudi human rights
The Guardian

President Biden to call King Salman as his administration prepare to release intelligence report ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:47:42 GMT

'Like a bad joke': Al Jazeera staff bemused at rightwing US venture

'Like a bad joke': Al Jazeera staff bemused at rightwing US venture
The Guardian

Rightly, a digital platform for conservatives, goes down awkwardly in Qatari-funded news organisation Al ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:46:05 GMT

Syria war: Russian jets 'bomb IS positions in desert region'

Syria war: Russian jets 'bomb IS positions in desert region'
BBC

IS militants carried out a string of deadly ambushes and hit-and-run attacks there recently.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:36:40 GMT

COVID-19: Biden administration to distribute more than 25 million masks

COVID-19: Biden administration to distribute more than 25 million masks
CNA

The Biden administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to community health centers, ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:33:57 +0800

Builders at Seville bar uncover '12th Century bathhouse'

Builders at Seville bar uncover '12th Century bathhouse'
BBC

The discovery of the preserved skylights and paintings was "completely unexpected", experts say.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:33:25 GMT

Covax vaccine-sharing scheme delivers first doses to Ghana

Covax vaccine-sharing scheme delivers first doses to Ghana
BBC

The vaccine-sharing scheme aims to help poorer countries like Ghana get Covid-19 jabs.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:32:13 GMT

How the wellness and influencer crowd served conspiracies to the masses

How the wellness and influencer crowd served conspiracies to the masses
The Guardian

A distrust of traditional institutions saw wellness advocates find common ground with QAnon during ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:30:04 GMT

‘Preacher without a face’: ISIS’ ‘chief recruiter’ in Germany sentenced to over 10yrs in prison following years-long trial

‘Preacher without a face’: ISIS’ ‘chief recruiter’ in Germany sentenced to over 10yrs in prison following years-long trial
RT

A man described as the head of Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS) recruiting network ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:27:35 +0000

Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing

Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing
ABC News

In the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden began ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:20:01 -0500

EU regulator says Celltrion's COVID-19 antibody drug under real-time review

EU regulator says Celltrion's COVID-19 antibody drug under real-time review
CNA

Europe's drug regulator said on Wednesday it was evaluating South Korean drugmaker Celltrion's COVID-19 ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:19:54 +0800

Cocaine 'worth billions' seized in record Germany and Belgium haul

Cocaine 'worth billions' seized in record Germany and Belgium haul
BBC

More than 23 tonnes of the drug was discovered in two raids on shipments ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:18:07 GMT

Gerard Depardieu, as flawed as he is flamboyant, rose from poverty to personify an unabashed Frenchness, but the love affair soured

Gerard Depardieu, as flawed as he is flamboyant, rose from poverty to personify an unabashed Frenchness, but the love affair soured
South China Morning Post

Gerard Depardieu’s giant frame may have ballooned over the years, with his love of ...

  • Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:15:06 +0800

New World Map Tries to Fix Distorted Views of Earth

New World Map Tries to Fix Distorted Views of Earth
The New York Times

You’re going to need some double-sided tape.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:12:12 +0000

Frustration grows in Germany over sluggish rollout of Covid vaccines

Frustration grows in Germany over sluggish rollout of Covid vaccines
The Guardian

Government criticised for falling behind UK, which has vaccinated three times as many people ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:11:15 GMT

Police in Germany and Belgium make Europe's biggest ever cocaine bust, worth billions of euros

Police in Germany and Belgium make Europe's biggest ever cocaine bust, worth billions of euros
CNN

Authorities in Germany and Belgium seized more than 23,000 kilograms (50,700 pounds) of cocaine, ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:04:12 GMT

Poland outlaws face coverings and scarves in favor of masks, ramps up regional restrictions as British Covid-19 variant spreads

Poland outlaws face coverings and scarves in favor of masks, ramps up regional restrictions as British Covid-19 variant spreads
RT

The Polish government has banned the wearing of face coverings and scarves as an ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:53:57 +0000

Australian defense minister hospitalized ‘as precaution’ amid scandal over alleged rape of young staffer

Australian defense minister hospitalized ‘as precaution’ amid scandal over alleged rape of young staffer
RT

Australian Defense Minister Linda Reynolds has unexpectedly taken sick leave just as she was ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:46:23 +0000

Mexico bid to sell presidential jet stretches into 3rd year

Mexico bid to sell presidential jet stretches into 3rd year
ABC News

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's quixotic bid to sell off the presidential jet ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:44:27 -0500

North Korea enslaves prisoners in producing coal for export, report says

North Korea enslaves prisoners in producing coal for export, report says
The Guardian

Rights group says pyramid-like scheme is directly linked to North’s nuclear and missile programmesNorth ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:43:34 GMT

Number of inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots rises to 79

Number of inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots rises to 79
ABC News

The number of inmates who have died in riots at multiple prisons in Ecuador ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:40:46 -0500

Global airline industry body to launch Covid ‘travel pass’ by March

Global airline industry body to launch Covid ‘travel pass’ by March
RT

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it will launch a Covid-19 ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:36:49 +0000

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe: FDA staff

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe: FDA staff
CNA

WASHINGTON: Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, US ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:32:12 +0800

Last statue of dictator Francisco Franco removed from Spanish soil

Last statue of dictator Francisco Franco removed from Spanish soil
CNN

The last public statue of Spain's former dictator, Francisco Franco, was removed from Spanish ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:30:38 GMT

Putin tells spy agency to be on guard against foreign efforts to ‘destabilise’ Russia

Putin tells spy agency to be on guard against foreign efforts to ‘destabilise’ Russia
South China Morning Post

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s top counter-intelligence agency on Wednesday to redouble its efforts ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:27:40 +0800

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip
ABC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan, voicing hope ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:23:39 -0500

Turkey sentences three to jail for helping Ghosn flee Japan

Turkey sentences three to jail for helping Ghosn flee Japan
CNA

An Istanbul court on Wednesday sentenced three Turks to four years and two months ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:21:32 +0800

Coronavirus live news: Belgium warns of 'serious delays' to vaccine rollout; Switzerland to allow outdoor gatherings from March

Coronavirus live news: Belgium warns of 'serious delays' to vaccine rollout; Switzerland to allow outdoor gatherings from March
The Guardian

Belgium delays vaccination of over-65s to end of March; Swiss plan to open shops, ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:12:25 GMT

Biden's CIA director pick set to face senators in hearing

Biden's CIA director pick set to face senators in hearing
CNN

President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, will face ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:09:13 GMT

Covid cases among asylum seekers at Napier barracks higher than thought

Covid cases among asylum seekers at Napier barracks higher than thought
The Guardian

Home affairs committee chair Yvette Cooper ‘astonished’ by Priti Patel’s responses to questions A ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:09:03 GMT

Boris Johnson 'a liar' who will seek to blame Brexit costs on Covid, says diplomat

Boris Johnson 'a liar' who will seek to blame Brexit costs on Covid, says diplomat
The Guardian

Sylvie Bermann, France’s UK ambassador during Brexit vote, assesses PM’s pandemic handling alongside Donald ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:08:59 GMT

Trash fills Bosnia river faster than workers can pull it out

Trash fills Bosnia river faster than workers can pull it out
ABC News

Environmental activists in Bosnia are warning that tons of garbage floating down the Balkan ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:50 -0500

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine effective and safe: US FDA

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine effective and safe: US FDA
South China Morning Post

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, US Food ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:53:45 +0800

Troubling sign for imperiled Tanden nomination

Troubling sign for imperiled Tanden nomination
CNN

Two hearings that were scheduled to vote on Neera Tanden's nomination to be the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:49:57 GMT

Tiger Woods had a rod inserted in his leg during emergency surgery

Tiger Woods had a rod inserted in his leg during emergency surgery
CNN

• See the path Tiger Woods' car traveled during crash • What we know about ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:48:54 GMT

105-year-old New Jersey woman who beat Covid credits gin-soaked raisins

105-year-old New Jersey woman who beat Covid credits gin-soaked raisins
The Guardian

Lucia DeClerck attributed her ongoing health and recovery partly to the nine gin-soaked raisins ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:48:31 GMT

Senate postpones vote on Neera Tanden's confirmation amid opposition – live

Senate postpones vote on Neera Tanden's confirmation amid opposition – live
The Guardian

Senators want more time to consider budget office nominationTop executives support Biden stimulus plan ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:37:59 GMT

Airplane seat revolution creates one of biggest beds in the sky

Airplane seat revolution creates one of biggest beds in the sky
CNN

One of the largest beds in the sky is set to debut in just ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:37:53 GMT

Facebook says it ‘erred on the side of over-enforcement’ when blocking news content in week-long standoff in Australia

Facebook says it ‘erred on the side of over-enforcement’ when blocking news content in week-long standoff in Australia
RT

Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday it “inadvertently” blocked some content including a large ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:34:35 +0000

EU-China investment deal faces backlash in European Parliament

EU-China investment deal faces backlash in European Parliament
South China Morning Post

The European Commission was forced to defend its investment deal with Beijing from intense ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:30:18 +0800

Hong Kong budget: HK$9.5 billion package of relief measures gives businesses shot in arm amid Covid-19 woes

Hong Kong budget: HK$9.5 billion package of relief measures gives businesses shot in arm amid Covid-19 woes
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong businesses on Wednesday received a HK$9.5 billion package of relief measures, a ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:29:01 +0800

‘Our forests are sick’: German woodland hit by record damage due to fires and pests, says damning new report

‘Our forests are sick’: German woodland hit by record damage due to fires and pests, says damning new report
RT

Fires, storms, droughts and bark beetle infestations have damaged German forests so badly that ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:16:16 +0000

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says
CNN

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down last year after the killing of George ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:14:40 GMT

Germany prepares way for its troops to stay in Afghanistan

Germany prepares way for its troops to stay in Afghanistan
ABC News

The German government is preparing the way for the country’s troops in Afghanistan, the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:13:30 -0500

Dutch police announce 23 tons of cocaine seized by authorities in record haul

Dutch police announce 23 tons of cocaine seized by authorities in record haul
RT

A record-setting 23 tons (16,174 kilos) of cocaine destined for the Netherlands has been ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:11:20 +0000

US seeks seat on UN Human Rights Council three years after Trump withdrawal

US seeks seat on UN Human Rights Council three years after Trump withdrawal
South China Morning Post

The United States is seeking election to the UN Human Rights Council, three years ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:10:08 +0800

FDA says Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine is safe and effective

FDA says Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine is safe and effective
CNN

In an analysis released Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration said the Johnson ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:07:26 GMT

The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone

The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
CNN

Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:03:50 GMT

South African city of Port Elizabeth becomes Gqeberha

South African city of Port Elizabeth becomes Gqeberha
BBC

They are learning how to pronounce Gqeberha, the new name for the city of ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:03:01 GMT

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid vaccine effective, FDA review says

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid vaccine effective, FDA review says
The Guardian

Documents published on Wednesday pave way for US approval for emergency use while FDA ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:01:09 GMT

Italy landslide pushes hundreds of coffins into the sea

Italy landslide pushes hundreds of coffins into the sea
BBC

Video shows the search for coffins that tumbled into the sea from a cliff-side ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:58:18 GMT

CNN's Avlon fact checks senators claims on riot

CNN's Avlon fact checks senators claims on riot
CNN

CNN's John Avlon fact checks Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-WI) claims that Trump supporters were ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:47:09 GMT

All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain's top companies

All-male boardrooms are a thing of the past at Britain's top companies
CNN

Women now occupy at least one seat on the board of every major British ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:45:45 GMT

Twenty-three tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe's biggest haul

Twenty-three tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe's biggest haul
The Guardian

German and Belgian joint investigation uncovers stashes in Hamburg and AntwerpGermany and Belgium have ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:40:37 GMT

Facebook 'over-enforced' Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg

Facebook 'over-enforced' Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg
The Guardian

Communications chief defends reversed ban, saying it is unfair to force tech firms to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:40:09 GMT

Hong Kong budget: officials quiet on how HK$8 billion earmarked for national security will be spent

Hong Kong budget: officials quiet on how HK$8 billion earmarked for national security will be spent
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong will spend HK$8 billion on safeguarding national security despite facing huge deficits ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:30:18 +0800

Vincent van Gogh Paris painting from 1887 to make public debut

Vincent van Gogh Paris painting from 1887 to make public debut
The Guardian

Scène de rue à Montmartre has been part of same French family’s private collection ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:30:18 GMT

UN: Boat with Rohingya refugees adrift without food, water

UN: Boat with Rohingya refugees adrift without food, water
ABC News

The United Nations says a group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:29:46 -0500

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe: FDA staff

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe: FDA staff
CNA

WASHINGTON: Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, US Food ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:28:46 +0800

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity
CNN

A German court has convicted a former Syrian regime officer for crimes against humanity, ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:26:28 GMT

Rapist John Worboys loses appeal against two life sentences

Rapist John Worboys loses appeal against two life sentences
The Guardian

Black-cab driver received the additional sentences in 2019 after more victims of attacks came ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:23:39 GMT

Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of sedition

Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of sedition
ABC News

Three Cabinet ministers in Thailand have been forced to leave their posts after a ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:20:53 -0500

France flags new restrictions in 'worsening' COVID-19 situation

France flags new restrictions in 'worsening' COVID-19 situation
CNA

PARIS: France may need to impose new local restrictions to deal with a worsening ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:20:37 +0800

Putin warns of foreign efforts to destabilize Russia

Putin warns of foreign efforts to destabilize Russia
ABC News

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered the nation’s top counterintelligence agency to redouble its ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:18:36 -0500

In landmark case, German court sentences ex-Syrian intel agent to 4.5 years over involvement in 2011 protests crackdown

In landmark case, German court sentences ex-Syrian intel agent to 4.5 years over involvement in 2011 protests crackdown
RT

A 44-year-old former Syrian official was sentenced to jail time by a German court ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:14:32 +0000

Biden's massive coronavirus relief package receives boost from business leaders – live

Biden's massive coronavirus relief package receives boost from business leaders – live
The Guardian

Top executives support Biden stimulus plan in open letterRomney says Trump would win 2024 ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:12:28 GMT

Beijing blast an ill wind for Taiwan’s cross-strait affairs moderate

Beijing blast an ill wind for Taiwan’s cross-strait affairs moderate
South China Morning Post

Beijing has accused Taiwan’s new head of cross-strait affairs of deliberately distorting the context ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:11:22 +0800

Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm, CanSino release efficacy data

Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm, CanSino release efficacy data
South China Morning Post

The Covid-19 vaccine made by Chinese firm Sinopharm’s Wuhan subsidiary has a 72.5 per ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:01:00 +0800

Archie Shepp on jazz, race and freedom: 'Institutions continue to abuse power'

Archie Shepp on jazz, race and freedom: 'Institutions continue to abuse power'
The Guardian

At 83, the saxophonist has somewhat mellowed his funkily avant-garde music – but his ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:00:18 GMT

Hong Kong budget: full economic recovery will take time, say experts, despite expectation that HK$100 billion infrastructure spending spree will fuel growth

Hong Kong budget: full economic recovery will take time, say experts, despite expectation that HK$100 billion infrastructure spending spree will fuel growth
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong will bank on HK$81 billion of one-off sweeteners and spending HK$100 billion ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:00:13 +0800

China space programme: Tianwen-1 enters Mars’ parking orbit ahead of touchdown in May

China space programme: Tianwen-1 enters Mars’ parking orbit ahead of touchdown in May
South China Morning Post

China’s Mars probe has entered the red planet’s parking orbit where it will operate ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:00:09 +0800

Dozens of dolphins found dead on Mozambique beach

Dozens of dolphins found dead on Mozambique beach
BBC

The cause of death is still unknown but a recent cyclone is among the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:58:33 GMT

Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council

Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council
The New York Times

The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:53:30 +0000

Hong Kong budget: civil service departments must cut spending by 1 per cent and keep staffing levels same

Hong Kong budget: civil service departments must cut spending by 1 per cent and keep staffing levels same
South China Morning Post

Government departments must cut recurrent spending by 1 per cent for the 2022/23 fiscal ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:51:46 +0800

Melting pot: 17 delicious, warming stews – from a Moroccan fish dish to Persian lamb

Melting pot: 17 delicious, warming stews – from a Moroccan fish dish to Persian lamb
The Guardian

Popular all over the world, stew is always a comfort, whether it comes as ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:51:45 GMT

Syria torture: German court convicts ex-intelligence officer

Syria torture: German court convicts ex-intelligence officer
BBC

A German court sentences Eyad al-Gharib to jail for complicity in crimes against humanity.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:50:10 GMT

Myanmar junta's top diplomat in talks with Thailand, Indonesia

Myanmar junta's top diplomat in talks with Thailand, Indonesia
CNA

BANGKOK: The Myanmar junta's foreign minister visited Thailand on Wednesday (Feb 24) as regional powers ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:47:54 +0800

Brexit trade delays getting worse at UK border, survey finds

Brexit trade delays getting worse at UK border, survey finds
The Guardian

Two out of three supply chain managers report experiencing import delays of ‘two to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:47:38 GMT

Hungary starts using China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in EU first

Hungary starts using China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in EU first
South China Morning Post

Hungary cannot yet ease its partial coronavirus lockdown as a third wave of infections ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:47:14 +0800

LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, and Lewis Hamilton shortlisted in Laureus Awards after year of athlete activism

LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, and Lewis Hamilton shortlisted in Laureus Awards after year of athlete activism
CNN

NBA superstar LeBron James features twice on the 2020 Laureus World Sport Awards shortlists, ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:43:35 GMT

Key aide said Covid was 'the best thing that ever happened' to Biden, book says

Key aide said Covid was 'the best thing that ever happened' to Biden, book says
The Guardian

Anita Dunn said privately what aides ‘would never say in public’Cautious campaigning won pandemic ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:40:38 GMT

All people on learning disabilities register in England to be invited for Covid vaccine

All people on learning disabilities register in England to be invited for Covid vaccine
The Guardian

Care minister confirms move up priority list after advice from the Joint Committee on ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:40:04 GMT

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists enhance pandemic prediction with climate data to create early warning system

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists enhance pandemic prediction with climate data to create early warning system
South China Morning Post

Chinese scientists have upgraded the world’s first Covid-19 pandemic forecast system to factor in ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:38:37 +0800

He had to drop out of Morgan State for financial reasons. Now he's given $20 million to the university

He had to drop out of Morgan State for financial reasons. Now he's given $20 million to the university
CNN

Two years after Calvin Tyler first enrolled at Morgan State College, he had to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:32:57 GMT

Imran Khan invites Sri Lankan Buddhists to visit Pakistan

Imran Khan invites Sri Lankan Buddhists to visit Pakistan
ABC News

Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has proclaimed his Muslim-majority nation a choice destination ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:32:02 -0500

German economy grew 0.3% in 4th quarter, better than thought

German economy grew 0.3% in 4th quarter, better than thought
ABC News

Official statistics show that the German economy grew 0.3% in last year’s fourth quarter ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:14:45 -0500

Cattle stranded at sea for two months are likely dead or ‘suffering hell’

Cattle stranded at sea for two months are likely dead or ‘suffering hell’
The Guardian

Two livestock ships have been refused entry to multiple countries on health grounds since ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:13:39 GMT

Rapist John Worboys loses appeal against life sentence

Rapist John Worboys loses appeal against life sentence
The Guardian

Black-cab sex attacker loses challenge over sentence for spiking drinks of four womenThe black-cab ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:01:54 GMT

'Lynching was treated as a celebratory event': Adrian Younge on the history of US racism

'Lynching was treated as a celebratory event': Adrian Younge on the history of US racism
The Guardian

Already a law professor turned soul composer, Younge explains his latest project, encompassing an ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:00:17 GMT

Hong Kong budget: finance chief announces unprecedented government-backed loan scheme for the unemployed

Hong Kong budget: finance chief announces unprecedented government-backed loan scheme for the unemployed
South China Morning Post

An estimated 180,000 Hongkongers who were unemployed for at least two months since the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:00:06 +0800

Russian fugitive on the run for two weeks after fleeing deportation arrested in Bali

Russian fugitive on the run for two weeks after fleeing deportation arrested in Bali
South China Morning Post

A Russian fugitive whose dramatic sprint out of an Indonesian immigration office was captured ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:54:09 +0800

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture
ABC News

A German court has convicted a former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:39:45 -0500

‘At least $1bn’ of Iran’s frozen assets to be released by South Korea after Tehran meets with Seoul

‘At least $1bn’ of Iran’s frozen assets to be released by South Korea after Tehran meets with Seoul
RT

Iran’s Central Bank says the country expects to receive at least $1 billion dollars ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:39:42 +0000

A photographer shows the beauty of their transition through vivid self-portraits

A photographer shows the beauty of their transition through vivid self-portraits
CNN

Several months after photographer Laurence Philomène began testosterone hormone therapy as part of their ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:39:39 GMT

UK, France & Germany urge Iran to reverse ‘dangerous’ decision to suspend agreement on short-notice nuclear inspections

UK, France & Germany urge Iran to reverse ‘dangerous’ decision to suspend agreement on short-notice nuclear inspections
RT

The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany have called on Iran to return ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:37:19 +0000

Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

Meatless school menu sparks political row in France
The Guardian

Temporary decision by Green mayor of Lyon to take meat off menu met by ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:31:35 GMT

Hong Kong budget: millions to be spent upgrading city’s health technology for fight against Covid-19

Hong Kong budget: millions to be spent upgrading city’s health technology for fight against Covid-19
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong will spend millions of dollars on the continued fight against Covid-19, with ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:30:31 +0800

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark ruling

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark ruling
CNA

A Chinese man has been ordered to pay his ex-wife almost $8,000 for years ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:28:23 +0800

Victorian house rolls through San Francisco to new address – video

Victorian house rolls through San Francisco to new address – video
The Guardian

After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, a two-storey Victorian house ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:21:21 GMT

Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China
RT

China’s Foreign Ministry has hit out at the UK, lamenting its use of the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:18:34 +0000

What it's like to live on Italy's Covid-free islands

What it's like to live on Italy's Covid-free islands
CNN

There are very few places across the globe that have managed to escape the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:13:15 GMT

First Covax coronavirus vaccines delivered to Ghanaian capital

First Covax coronavirus vaccines delivered to Ghanaian capital
The Guardian

Scheme seeks to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’ and ensure poor countries do not face delays ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:10:49 GMT

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX COVID-19 vaccines

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX COVID-19 vaccines
CNA

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:10:38 +0800

People with learning disabilities should be prioritised for Covid vaccines, says JCVI

People with learning disabilities should be prioritised for Covid vaccines, says JCVI
The Guardian

Committee says adults with less severe conditions should be invited for jab after analysis ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:08:44 GMT

Thousands celebrate reinstatement of Nepal's Parliament

Thousands celebrate reinstatement of Nepal's Parliament
ABC News

Thousands of anti-government protesters have thrown confetti and chanted slogans in Nepal’s capital to ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:08:28 -0500

Ecuador jail fight: Dozens of inmates killed in gang war

Ecuador jail fight: Dozens of inmates killed in gang war
BBC

The violence is thought to be linked to a battle for control of the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:06:40 GMT

World's largest cricket stadium hosts its first Test match

World's largest cricket stadium hosts its first Test match
CNN

The world's largest cricket stadium hosted its first Test match on Wednesday.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:06:27 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Belgium warns of 'serious delays' to vaccine rollout as many EU AstraZeneca jabs left unused

Coronavirus live news: Belgium warns of 'serious delays' to vaccine rollout as many EU AstraZeneca jabs left unused
The Guardian

Belgium delays vaccination of over-65s to end of March; unsubstantiated claims leaves doses unused ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:00:54 GMT

'It doesn't feel worth it': Covid-19 is pushing New York's EMTs to the brink

'It doesn't feel worth it': Covid-19 is pushing New York's EMTs to the brink
The Guardian

Struggling with low pay and high stress, New York paramedics and EMTs are reaching ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:00:16 GMT

Mexican president under fire for defending politician accused of rape

Mexican president under fire for defending politician accused of rape
The Guardian

Amlo again clashes with women’s rights activists as he dismisses complaints against Félix Salgado ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:00:16 GMT

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status
BBC

Amnesty said it took the decision after complaints of "hate speech" by the Russian ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:53:21 GMT

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines
ABC News

Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:51:00 -0500

EU 'catching up' with UK Covid vaccination rollout – Von der Leyen

EU 'catching up' with UK Covid vaccination rollout – Von der Leyen
The Guardian

Commission president responds to fresh criticism over shortages of vaccine doses in bloc The ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:44:21 GMT

Italy presses UN for answers on envoy's slaying in Congo

Italy presses UN for answers on envoy's slaying in Congo
ABC News

Italy is pressing the United Nations for answers about the attack on a U.N. ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:44:03 -0500

Biden to host bipartisan economy meeting amid supply chain fears – live updates

Biden to host bipartisan economy meeting amid supply chain fears – live updates
The Guardian

President will meet group from both houses ahead of expected executive order over chip ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:43:14 GMT

Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail

Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail
BBC

The British socialite is in jail in New York awaiting trial on sex trafficking ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:34:32 GMT

4 arrested in international investigation over attempted $10mn extortion of senior Iraqi politician

4 arrested in international investigation over attempted $10mn extortion of senior Iraqi politician
RT

Four individuals have been detained in morning raids conducted at homes in Canada and ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:33:38 +0000

Hot houses: the race to save bats from overheating as temperatures rise

Hot houses: the race to save bats from overheating as temperatures rise
The Guardian

Chimneys for bat boxes and a flying fox heat stress forecaster are among efforts ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:30:15 GMT

China’s new trade chief urges US to return relations to right track

China’s new trade chief urges US to return relations to right track
South China Morning Post

China looks forward to working with the new US administration to return bilateral trade ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:30:13 +0800

Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines

Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines
BBC

It is a milestone for the WHO scheme, which aims to ensure the fair ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:28:45 GMT

Brittany Higgins Files Police Report on Parliament House Rape Claim

Brittany Higgins Files Police Report on Parliament House Rape Claim
The New York Times

Brittany Higgins has filed a formal police report against a former government employee who ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:28:33 +0000

FAA directs air carriers to inspect engines similar to the one that failed on the United Airlines flight

FAA directs air carriers to inspect engines similar to the one that failed on the United Airlines flight
CNN

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday directed air carriers to inspect all Pratt & ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:25:47 GMT

Hong Kong protests: man who bit off the tip of a police officer’s finger found guilty of four charges

Hong Kong protests: man who bit off the tip of a police officer’s finger found guilty of four charges
South China Morning Post

A paralegal who bit off a policeman’s fingertip during a chaotic anti-government protest in ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:25:26 +0800

China forex regulator calls for greater oversight of overseas entities, but avoid ‘US-style financial hegemony’

China forex regulator calls for greater oversight of overseas entities, but avoid ‘US-style financial hegemony’
South China Morning Post

China should prepare itself to take regulatory action overseas to protect its financial interests, ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:15:09 +0800

German court convicts radical imam of membership in IS

German court convicts radical imam of membership in IS
ABC News

A former imam at a radical mosque in Germany has been Wednesday of being ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:13:36 -0500

In the days leading up to his crash, Tiger Woods had been teaching golf to movie and sports stars

In the days leading up to his crash, Tiger Woods had been teaching golf to movie and sports stars
CNN

In the days leading up to the crash that authorities say he was lucky ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:12:35 GMT

Woman with Covid should be allowed to die weeks after giving birth, judge rules

Woman with Covid should be allowed to die weeks after giving birth, judge rules
The Guardian

Court says doctors can stop life support for woman in her 30s in a ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:12:34 GMT

Former Syrian secret policeman convicted of aiding torture

Former Syrian secret policeman convicted of aiding torture
ABC News

A German court has convicted a former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:11:47 -0500

New Zealand: Rescuers save 28 whales from stranding spot

New Zealand: Rescuers save 28 whales from stranding spot
BBC

Rescuers have successfully refloated 28 pilot whales on a notorious New Zealand beach, Farewell Spit.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:10:56 GMT

Germany convicts Syria ex-intelligence agent in landmark torture trial

Germany convicts Syria ex-intelligence agent in landmark torture trial
South China Morning Post

A German court on Wednesday convicted a former Syrian intelligence service agent for complicity ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:03:51 +0800

Haaland faces second day of confirmation hearing questions over Interior nomination

Haaland faces second day of confirmation hearing questions over Interior nomination
CNN

President Joe Biden's Interior Secretary nominee, Deb Haaland, will face a fresh round of ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:03:27 GMT

Russian fugitive nabbed in Bali after dramatic escape

Russian fugitive nabbed in Bali after dramatic escape
CNA

A Russian fugitive whose dramatic sprint out of an Indonesian immigration office was captured ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:02:29 +0800

Biden to order review on cracks in critical supply chains

Biden to order review on cracks in critical supply chains
CNN

President Joe Biden wants his administration to identify and fix potential cracks in supply ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:02:27 GMT

Germany convicts former Assad regime agent in historic Syria torture verdict

Germany convicts former Assad regime agent in historic Syria torture verdict
The Guardian

Eyad al-Gharib found guilty of aiding and abetting a crime against humanityA court in ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:01:57 GMT

How 2 teenagers discovered 4 scientifically valuable exoplanets

How 2 teenagers discovered 4 scientifically valuable exoplanets
CNN

Kartik Pinglé and Jasmine Wright haven't graduated from high school yet. But they've already ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:38 GMT

Travel Quarantines: Enduring the Mundane, One Day at a Time

Travel Quarantines: Enduring the Mundane, One Day at a Time
The New York Times

Running a half-marathon in your hotel room. Hearing the sea, but not seeing it. ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:29 +0000

Covid committee condemns 'secretive' Morrison government for withholding key information

Covid committee condemns 'secretive' Morrison government for withholding key information
The Guardian

Report lays out ‘multiple instances’ where the Coalition used public interest immunity to block ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:26 GMT

Kate Humble on walking – and how to improve it: ‘The rhythm is really good for your brain’

Kate Humble on walking – and how to improve it: ‘The rhythm is really good for your brain’
The Guardian

The TV presenter thinks our newfound love of walking will persist after lockdown. She ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:15 GMT

Medal of dishonour: why do so many people cheat in online video games?

Medal of dishonour: why do so many people cheat in online video games?
The Guardian

Online cheating has become an infestation – but the idea of bending the rules ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:14 GMT

Her New Life Started With a Robbery on a First Date

Her New Life Started With a Robbery on a First Date
The New York Times

Nine months after she fled Syria, Maisam met Marvin in Germany. Their relationship gave ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:00:11 +0000

China’s fight against Covid-19 cut deaths from other illnesses – study

China’s fight against Covid-19 cut deaths from other illnesses – study
RT

A study conducted by Oxford University and China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:53:23 +0000

German Court Convicts Former Syrian Official of Crimes Against Humanity

German Court Convicts Former Syrian Official of Crimes Against Humanity
The New York Times

Eyad al-Gharib, a former security officer, was sentenced to four and a half years ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:40:10 +0000

PM says Craig Kelly 'long' knew he wanted staffer subject to complaints removed

PM says Craig Kelly 'long' knew he wanted staffer subject to complaints removed
The Guardian

Scott Morrison has been pressed about his knowledge of allegations of inappropriate behaviour against ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:38:03 GMT

Malaysia’s king says parliament can sit despite national emergency to tackle coronavirus pandemic

Malaysia’s king says parliament can sit despite national emergency to tackle coronavirus pandemic
South China Morning Post

Malaysia’s king on Wednesday said the country’s parliament, suspended since January following the declaration ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:38:00 +0800

Venezuelan lawmakers back expulsion of EU ambassador after Brussels slaps sanctions on Caracas officials

Venezuelan lawmakers back expulsion of EU ambassador after Brussels slaps sanctions on Caracas officials
RT

Venezuela’s National Assembly has backed a move to kick the EU’s ambassador to Caracas ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:34:20 +0000

Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines to Ghana

Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines to Ghana
BBC

It is a milestone for the WHO scheme, which wants ensure the fair distribution ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:30:38 GMT

US seeks to return to UN human rights body

US seeks to return to UN human rights body
CNA

GENEVA: The United States will seek election to the United Nations Human Rights Council later ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:29:52 +0800

Syria's ex-intelligence officer convicted in landmark Germany case

Syria's ex-intelligence officer convicted in landmark Germany case
BBC

Eyad al-Gharib gets four-and-a-half years in prison for complicity in crimes against humanity.

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:24:56 GMT

Disabled Apartment Owners Fear Fire Traps in Aftermath of Grenfell Disaster

Disabled Apartment Owners Fear Fire Traps in Aftermath of Grenfell Disaster
The New York Times

Years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed 72 people, disabled residents of ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:19:33 +0000

Media bargaining code passes Senate – as it happened

Media bargaining code passes Senate – as it happened
The Guardian

Eleventh-hour amendments made to bill to address Facebook’s concerns; Queensland ends quarantine-free travel with ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:00:59 GMT

Beijing is exploring digital yuan cross-border payments by joining with Hong Kong, Thailand, UAE and the Bank of International Settlements

Beijing is exploring digital yuan cross-border payments by joining with Hong Kong, Thailand, UAE and the Bank of International Settlements
South China Morning Post

Beijing has joined Hong Kong, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:00:22 +0800

Hong Kong’s January lived-in home prices rise, reversing three months of declines as property buyers return to the market

Hong Kong’s January lived-in home prices rise, reversing three months of declines as property buyers return to the market
South China Morning Post

The prices of used homes rose last month in Hong Kong, ending three straight ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:00:18 +0800

German economy grew 0.3% in Q4, better than thought

German economy grew 0.3% in Q4, better than thought
ABC News

Official statistics show that the German economy grew 0.3% in last year’s fourth quarter ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:57:45 -0500

Deaths Fell in Japan Last Year. How?

Deaths Fell in Japan Last Year. How?
The New York Times

The decline indicated that methods for fighting the coronavirus have also been effective at ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:55:56 +0000

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis
ABC News

Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis have gathered pace, as protests continued ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:51:53 -0500

Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no officers will be charged in Daniel Prude's death

Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no officers will be charged in Daniel Prude's death
CNN

Dozens of protesters marched in Rochester on Tuesday night, just hours after New York ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:46:14 GMT

Australia news live: media bargaining code passes Senate

Australia news live: media bargaining code passes Senate
The Guardian

Eleventh-hour amendments made to bill to address Facebook’s concerns; Queensland ends quarantine-free travel with ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:43:04 GMT

Heathrow hit by £2bn loss as airport calls for more Covid support

Heathrow hit by £2bn loss as airport calls for more Covid support
The Guardian

Passenger numbers slumped to 22.1m in 2020, the smallest annual total since 1975 Heathrow ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:38:02 GMT

Will Tiger Woods ever play golf again?

Will Tiger Woods ever play golf again?
CNN

Tiger Woods' career has suffered yet another significant setback after a car accident on ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:37:20 GMT

Poland to announce tougher coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday

Poland to announce tougher coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday
CNA

Poland will announce tougher coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, especially in some regions hit particularly ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:34:56 +0800

What is the Quad, and how will it impact US-China relations under the Biden administration?

What is the Quad, and how will it impact US-China relations under the Biden administration?
South China Morning Post

The United States, India, Australia and Japan have held their first meeting of the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:29:58 +0800

Family rifts seem on the rise. Here's why they happen and how to cope

Family rifts seem on the rise. Here's why they happen and how to cope
CNN

Each week, Sheri McGregor gets hundreds of emails from parents shut out of their ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:23:35 GMT

At least 75 dead amid wave of riots in Ecuador prisons attributed to gang war

At least 75 dead amid wave of riots in Ecuador prisons attributed to gang war
RT

A series of concerted riots in several prisons in Ecuador claimed at least 75 ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 08:21:43 +0000

Singapore discusses coronavirus vaccine certification; Malaysian PM receives first dose

Singapore discusses coronavirus vaccine certification; Malaysian PM receives first dose
South China Morning Post

Singapore is discussing the mutual recognition of vaccine certificates with other countries, Prime Minister ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:18:30 +0800

Hong Kong to spend $15.4B to stabilize virus-ravaged economy

Hong Kong to spend $15.4B to stabilize virus-ravaged economy
ABC News

Hong Kong will introduce pandemic relief measures worth $15.4 billion to help businesses and ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 03:00:18 -0500

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife $7,700 for housework in landmark divorce case

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife $7,700 for housework in landmark divorce case
CNN

A court in China has ordered a man to pay thousands of dollars in ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:50:41 GMT

Malaysia deports Myanmar nationals despite court order

Malaysia deports Myanmar nationals despite court order
BBC

Human rights groups have raised concerns about their safety in Myanmar after the military ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:47:26 GMT

Golf legend required the insertion of a rod, screws and pins to stabilize his leg following his crash

Golf legend required the insertion of a rod, screws and pins to stabilize his leg following his crash
CNN

Golf legend Tiger Woods' lengthy emergency surgery following his one-vehicle rollover crash required the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:40:40 GMT

Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change, in warm first 'meeting'

Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change, in warm first 'meeting'
CNA

WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:38:18 +0800

Sri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President to be prosecuted

Sri Lanka Easter bombings investigation calls for former President to be prosecuted
CNN

An investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has called for ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:38:05 GMT

What we know about Tiger Woods' crash

What we know about Tiger Woods' crash
CNN

The world held its breath Tuesday awaiting news of Tiger Woods' condition after the ...

  • Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:34:31 GMT