Shirley Williams, Breakaway Political Force in Britain, Dies at 90

She was one of the “Gang of Four” who left Labour to start the ...

Shirley Williams, Breakaway Political Force in Britain, Dies at 90
The New York Times

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:50:57 +0000

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Russia retaliates against Biden's sanctions by announcing it will expel 10 US diplomats

Russia retaliates against Biden's sanctions by announcing it will expel 10 US diplomats
CNN

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia will expel 10 US ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:42:15 GMT

Rome undertakers protest over coffin backlog as city battles to find enough burial plots for Covid dead

Rome undertakers protest over coffin backlog as city battles to find enough burial plots for Covid dead
RT

Italy’s federation of funeral workers held a protest in Rome on Friday demonstrating against ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:40:28 +0000

'Harry Potter' and 'Peaky Blinders' star Helen McCrory dead at 52

'Harry Potter' and 'Peaky Blinders' star Helen McCrory dead at 52
CNN

Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for her roles in the 'Harry Potter' ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:35:42 GMT

Russia expels 10 US diplomats as part of retaliation for sanctions

Russia expels 10 US diplomats as part of retaliation for sanctions
The Guardian

Moscow will also restrict activities of US NGOsMove was expected after Biden administration action ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:33:04 GMT

Heavy metal guitarist is first US Capitol rioter to plead guilty

Heavy metal guitarist is first US Capitol rioter to plead guilty
CNN

A heavy metal guitarist with ties to the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty Friday to ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:32:47 GMT

White House Details Almost $2B Plan to Track Variants

White House Details Almost $2B Plan to Track Variants
The New York Times

Public health experts have said the move is desperately needed to help forestall another ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:26:15 +0000

Hunger-striking Navalny describes threats to force-feed him

Hunger-striking Navalny describes threats to force-feed him
ABC News

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has described threats to end his hunger strike ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:24:44 -0400

Gun violence ‘pierces the very soul of our nation’, Biden says after Indianapolis shooting – live

Gun violence ‘pierces the very soul of our nation’, Biden says after Indianapolis shooting – live
The Guardian

President: FedEx facility attack is ‘just the latest in a string of tragedies’Harris meets ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:22:24 GMT

FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 for first time since Covid crash

FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 for first time since Covid crash
The Guardian

Shares rise by more than 30 points as China reports record economic growthBusiness live ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:22:13 GMT

Helen McCrory, star of Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders, dies aged 52

Helen McCrory, star of Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders, dies aged 52
The Guardian

McCrory was also known for her roles in the films The Queen and The ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:21:54 GMT

A stunning visualization of America's mass shooting problem

A stunning visualization of America's mass shooting problem
CNN

On Thursday night, a man killed eight people at a FedEx facility near the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:18:32 GMT

France, Germany, Ukraine call for Russian troops withdrawal

France, Germany, Ukraine call for Russian troops withdrawal
ABC News

The leaders of France and Germany are demanding the withdrawal of Russian troop reinforcements ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:17:07 -0400

Israel says it will 'definitely' stop Iran from getting bomb

Israel says it will 'definitely' stop Iran from getting bomb
ABC News

Israel’s foreign minister says his country is determined to stop Iran from building a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:11:42 -0400

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai and his media empire face uncertain future

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai and his media empire face uncertain future
The Guardian

Analysis: Tycoon and pro-democracy activist’s 14-month jail sentence is only the start of his ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:11:11 GMT

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington
ABC News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow will order 10 U.S. diplomats to leave ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:08:31 -0400

A future without Castro: Leadership change in Cuba

A future without Castro: Leadership change in Cuba
CNA

The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) opened an historic four-day congress Friday to rubber-stamp ...

  • Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:06:49 +0800

Indianapolis shooting: authorities investigate motive after eight killed

Indianapolis shooting: authorities investigate motive after eight killed
The Guardian

Police said they were working to identify the victims of the attack at a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:05:02 GMT

Actor Helen McCrory dies aged 52

Actor Helen McCrory dies aged 52
The Guardian

McCrory was known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:04:49 GMT

Four Indonesian domestic workers arrested in Hong Kong after they set up dental practice, despite having no training

Four Indonesian domestic workers arrested in Hong Kong after they set up dental practice, despite having no training
South China Morning Post

Four foreign domestic workers from Indonesia have been arrested in Hong Kong after they ...

  • Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:01:43 +0800

Prince Philip designed his own hearse, a modified Land Rover

Prince Philip designed his own hearse, a modified Land Rover
ABC News

Prince Philip, who liked Land Rovers and drove them for much of his life, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:59:03 -0400

Kremlin to expel 10 US diplomats in response to US sanctions

Kremlin to expel 10 US diplomats in response to US sanctions
ABC News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow will order 10 U.S. diplomats to leave ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:58:16 -0400

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever
ABC News

Iran says it has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:57:31 -0400

$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams
The New York Times

The organizers of at least five British awards received emails asking them to transfer ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:55:10 +0000

Here's why this river turned white

Here's why this river turned white
CNN

Photos and videos of the River Dulais in Wales show its water turned white ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:54:24 GMT

Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters

Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters
The New York Times

Pfizer’s chief executive said a third dose of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was “likely” ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:54:09 +0000

Coronavirus live news: Latvia offers mass vaccinations to clear AstraZeneca backlog; Germany removes UK from risk list

Coronavirus live news: Latvia offers mass vaccinations to clear AstraZeneca backlog; Germany removes UK from risk list
The Guardian

Long queues form after Latvia offers jab following refusals by many on priority list; ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:53:54 GMT

Derek Chauvin takes the Fifth, the defense rests, and closings next in trial of George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin takes the Fifth, the defense rests, and closings next in trial of George Floyd's death
CNN

When closing arguments are delivered Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:52:01 GMT

Biden to host Japanese PM at White House in president’s first visit from foreign leader – live

Biden to host Japanese PM at White House in president’s first visit from foreign leader – live
The Guardian

Yoshihide Suga and Biden will participate in expanded bilateral meetingNorth Korea and China will ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:50:20 GMT

China will keep its word on climate agreements, Xi tells Merkel and Macron

China will keep its word on climate agreements, Xi tells Merkel and Macron
South China Morning Post

China is committed to building a “green and low-carbon” economy and will keep its ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:47:02 +0800

Pentagon confirms leaked photos and video of UFOs are legitimate

Pentagon confirms leaked photos and video of UFOs are legitimate
The Guardian

US defense department says images of blinking triangular object in the sky and other ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:41:54 GMT

Chicago braced for more protests after video of Adam Toledo shooting

Chicago braced for more protests after video of Adam Toledo shooting
The Guardian

Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls footage ‘incredibly difficult to watch’Rally planned for largely Latino Little ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:41:42 GMT

AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China
ABC News

A top Chinese diplomat has called U.S. policy on China “too negative,” saying it ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:41:16 -0400

Facebook panel's Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in

Facebook panel's Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in
ABC News

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will take longer than expected to decide on ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:32:52 -0400

Montenegro tries to cool EU row over US$1 billion China road

Montenegro tries to cool EU row over US$1 billion China road
CNA

PODGORICA, Montenegro: Montenegro's finance minister on Friday (Apr 16) tried to ease concern over ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:29:42 +0800

Germany facing ‘very serious’ third wave, Merkel warns in push for wider Covid powers

Germany facing ‘very serious’ third wave, Merkel warns in push for wider Covid powers
RT

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on MPs to pass legislation giving the federal government ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:19:59 +0000

Putin residence has cryo chamber and stables, Navalny team alleges

Putin residence has cryo chamber and stables, Navalny team alleges
The Guardian

Investigators have released floor plans and photos of expanded residence they say is Putin’s ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:18:23 GMT

Kremlin welcomes Biden call for dialogue, criticises sanctions

Kremlin welcomes Biden call for dialogue, criticises sanctions
CNA

MOSCOW: The Kremlin said on Friday (Apr 16) it was "good" that US President ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:16:54 +0800

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally
ABC News

Pakistan briefly blocked access to all social media after days of anti-French protests by ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:16:20 -0400

Merkel says she’s ‘happy’ after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as blood clot concerns persist

Merkel says she’s ‘happy’ after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as blood clot concerns persist
RT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:10:55 +0000

Chinese vaccine 67% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19, says Chilean govt

Chinese vaccine 67% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19, says Chilean govt
RT

The Chilean Ministry of Health has released real-world data from its use of the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:10:05 +0000

Afghanistan war: US spies doubt reports of Russian 'bounties' for troops

Afghanistan war: US spies doubt reports of Russian 'bounties' for troops
BBC

US spies have "low to moderate confidence" that Russia offered cash for American deaths, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:09:41 GMT

France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

France outlaws sex with children aged under 15
CNN

The French parliament on Thursday adopted legislation that characterizes sex with a child under ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:09:21 GMT

France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

France outlaws sex with children aged under 15
CNN

The French parliament on Thursday adopted legislation that characterizes sex with a child under ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:09:21 GMT

Report: Human smugglers increasingly use Facebook to advertise services on the US-Mexico border

Report: Human smugglers increasingly use Facebook to advertise services on the US-Mexico border
CNN

Human smugglers are increasingly utilizing Facebook to advertise services to migrants seeking to cross ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:07:42 GMT

Chile says China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine 67 per cent effective against symptomatic infection

Chile says China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine 67 per cent effective against symptomatic infection
South China Morning Post

A Chilean study said Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine is 67 per cent effective in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:07:11 +0800

John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’

John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’
The New York Times

A careful pragmatist, he regretted the way his term, aimed at developing countries, was ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:04:04 +0000

Northern Ireland hospital staff face prosecution over alleged abuse

Northern Ireland hospital staff face prosecution over alleged abuse
The Guardian

Seven staff at Muckamore Abbey psychiatric hospital will be charged with alleged ill-treatment and ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:58:44 GMT

China's Xi slams EU carbon tax plan in call with Macron, Merkel

China's Xi slams EU carbon tax plan in call with Macron, Merkel
CNA

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union's plan for a carbon tax ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:54:38 +0800

French officials perplexed by gold bars and coins found stashed in old house

French officials perplexed by gold bars and coins found stashed in old house
The Guardian

Mayor of Morez in the Jura says find of five gold bars and 1,000 ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:51:35 GMT

US puts visa restrictions on Uganda, saying vote was flawed

US puts visa restrictions on Uganda, saying vote was flawed
ABC News

The United States says it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:49:00 -0400

Bank of America CEO calls for bipartisan push to study restrictive voting laws

Bank of America CEO calls for bipartisan push to study restrictive voting laws
CNN

Bank of America's chief executive is the latest business leader to speak out about ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:42:20 GMT

Bank of America CEO calls for bipartisan push to study restrictive voting laws

Bank of America CEO calls for bipartisan push to study restrictive voting laws
CNN

Bank of America's chief executive is the latest business leader to speak out about ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:42:20 GMT

How George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town

How George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town
BBC

Issues of race were rarely discussed in Decorah, until a death 160 miles away ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:39:01 GMT

South Africa takes first step to offer jabs to the elderly

South Africa takes first step to offer jabs to the elderly
ABC News

South Africa took the first step in its mass vaccination campaign on Friday by ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:37:59 -0400

The Russia 2016 election story you probably missed

The Russia 2016 election story you probably missed
CNN

On Thursday, the Biden administration imposed new sanctions on Russia for its role in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:36:21 GMT

Facebook says it has reached net zero emissions

Facebook says it has reached net zero emissions
The Guardian

Emissions cut by 94% in three years, and company is aiming for net zero ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:35:34 GMT

Australia records first death from blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Australia records first death from blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine
The Guardian

NSW woman, 48, died this week after receiving vaccine on 8 April, federal health ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:26:54 GMT

New US Treasury report does not label China as a currency manipulator

New US Treasury report does not label China as a currency manipulator
South China Morning Post

The United States did not designate China as a currency manipulator on Friday, as ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:24:39 +0800

This ultra-white paint could cool buildings, cutting the need for air conditioning

This ultra-white paint could cool buildings, cutting the need for air conditioning
CNN

Scientists have developed a light-reflecting "ultra-white" paint, which they say could negate the need ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:23:24 GMT

California fast-food workers rally behind labor bill with major protests

California fast-food workers rally behind labor bill with major protests
The Guardian

Fast Recovery Act would create a council to set new standards and require corporations ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:07:57 GMT

Aidan Shaw will be back in the 'Sex and the City' reboot

Aidan Shaw will be back in the 'Sex and the City' reboot
CNN

We just may be seeing Aidan Shaw's face again.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:05:21 GMT

More than half of passports Cyprus issued to rich foreigners were illegal, says inquiry chief

More than half of passports Cyprus issued to rich foreigners were illegal, says inquiry chief
RT

The head of an inquiry into the now-defunct Cypriot citizenship by investment program has ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:04:47 +0000

Inquiry finds half of Cyprus passports given to rich foreigners in cash scheme were illegal

Inquiry finds half of Cyprus passports given to rich foreigners in cash scheme were illegal
South China Morning Post

More than half the passports Cyprus issued to rich foreigners in an investment scheme ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:57:58 +0800

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown
ABC News

A Hong Kong court has sentenced five leading pro-democracy advocates to up to 18 ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:57:29 -0400

Australian medicines regulator reports first blood clot death 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

Australian medicines regulator reports first blood clot death 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine
RT

Blood clots in a woman who died after being injected with AstraZeneca's Vaxzevria vaccine ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:51:15 +0000

Iran's Push to Enrich Uranium Amid Nuclear Talks: What to Know

Iran's Push to Enrich Uranium Amid Nuclear Talks: What to Know
The New York Times

A highly purified form of uranium is needed to make an atomic bomb, but ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:51:07 +0000

India aiming to produce 100 million doses of home-grown Covaxin Covid-19 jab per month by September

India aiming to produce 100 million doses of home-grown Covaxin Covid-19 jab per month by September
RT

India is pushing to greatly expand production of its home-grown Covaxin jab and expects ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:50:49 +0000

Arizona and Tennessee are one step away from making it harder for students to learn about sexual and gender identity in school

Arizona and Tennessee are one step away from making it harder for students to learn about sexual and gender identity in school
CNN

Arizona and Tennessee are one step away from restricting students' access to lessons on ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:39:40 GMT

US reported at least 45 mass shootings in the last month

US reported at least 45 mass shootings in the last month
CNN

When eight people died in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:36:38 GMT

Can any fool read the news? Tim Dowling finds out

Can any fool read the news? Tim Dowling finds out
The Guardian

The Autocue is loaded up to see if Jeremy Paxman was right to dismiss ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:33:50 GMT

Money saving tips for meals at Haidilao hotpot chain trend on Chinese social media, but not all are impressed

Money saving tips for meals at Haidilao hotpot chain trend on Chinese social media, but not all are impressed
South China Morning Post

For just seven yuan (US$1), you can have a reasonably satisfying meal at a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:30:17 +0800

Spanish firefighter jailed after starting a fire to ‘satisfy his ego’

Spanish firefighter jailed after starting a fire to ‘satisfy his ego’
The Guardian

Volunteer firefighter Luis Trueba found guilty of using petrol to start forest fire in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:29:19 GMT

Hong Kong children unhappiest they have been in five years, with nearly 10 per cent planning to leave city over fears for future, new survey finds

Hong Kong children unhappiest they have been in five years, with nearly 10 per cent planning to leave city over fears for future, new survey finds
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s children are the unhappiest they have been in at least five years, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:25:47 +0800

Hear CNN correspondent's heartfelt message to late son

Hear CNN correspondent's heartfelt message to late son
CNN

CNN's Rene Marsh leaves a tribute to her son Blake on social media after ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:24:47 GMT

Indonesia arrests two hackers over $60-million fraud that targeted US jobless during Covid pandemic

Indonesia arrests two hackers over $60-million fraud that targeted US jobless during Covid pandemic
RT

Indonesia has charged two hackers over a $60-million scam targeting Americans who lost their ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:22:37 +0000

Surge in violence rattles Haiti as poverty, fear deepens

Surge in violence rattles Haiti as poverty, fear deepens
ABC News

A surge in violence is rattling Haiti and forcing families deeper into poverty to ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:19:41 -0400

Polish civic groups oppose 'takeover' of human rights office

Polish civic groups oppose 'takeover' of human rights office
ABC News

More than 120 organizations in Poland have voiced opposition to what they call “the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:19:22 -0400

Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic
The Guardian

Pictures of pubs and haircuts as UK Covid restrictions eased highlight how our digital ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:11:54 GMT

India battles record COVID surge as rallies, Hindu festival draw huge crowds

India battles record COVID surge as rallies, Hindu festival draw huge crowds
CNA

India reported a record daily increase of 217,353 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:10:09 +0800

India Covid variant found in UK specimens taken in February

India Covid variant found in UK specimens taken in February
The Guardian

Researchers worry that ‘variant under investigation’ contains mutations that could help it evade immune ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:09:47 GMT

Taiwan train crash: truck driver charged with negligent homicide

Taiwan train crash: truck driver charged with negligent homicide
The Guardian

Forty-nine people died when train hit a railway maintenance vehicle that slid down an ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:06:48 GMT

Two men grilled over case of 30 pets thrown from Hong Kong building did not surrender themselves to police, justice department official reveals

Two men grilled over case of 30 pets thrown from Hong Kong building did not surrender themselves to police, justice department official reveals
South China Morning Post

Two men accused of throwing 30 animals from a building on Valentine’s Day last ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:03:25 +0800

Matthew McConaughey on Austin FC and his love of sport

Matthew McConaughey on Austin FC and his love of sport
CNN

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey loves sport and is a minority owner of new MLS ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:26 GMT

Chinese fishermen find drone ship ‘used for spying by a foreign country’

Chinese fishermen find drone ship ‘used for spying by a foreign country’
South China Morning Post

A drone ship used for intelligence gathering “by a foreign country” has been found ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:00:26 +0800

Johnson & Johnson asked rival Covid-19 vaccine makers to study blood clotting risks: report

Johnson & Johnson asked rival Covid-19 vaccine makers to study blood clotting risks: report
South China Morning Post

Johnson & Johnson had reached out to rival Covid-19 vaccine makers to join in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:59:45 +0800

China-US scientists grow first human-monkey embryo, but is it ethical?

China-US scientists grow first human-monkey embryo, but is it ethical?
South China Morning Post

A joint research team from China and the US have created the first part-human, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:59:04 +0800

Muslims mark 1st Ramadan Friday prayers in Jerusalem

Muslims mark 1st Ramadan Friday prayers in Jerusalem
ABC News

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers have gathered at a sacred Jerusalem plaza for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:57:46 -0400

The Apache war against copper mining: 'this is an act of desecration' — video

The Apache war against copper mining: 'this is an act of desecration' — video
The Guardian

Chí’chil Biłdagoteel - otherwise known as Oak Flat, Arizona – is regarded as sacred ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:55:21 GMT

Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems
The New York Times

Many cannot produce enough infection-fighting cells to fend off the coronavirus. But researchers are ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:45:59 +0000

Australia reports first death from blood clots 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Australia reports first death from blood clots 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
CNA

SYDNEY: Australia on Friday (Apr 16) reported its first death from blood clots linked ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:45:45 +0800

'Medical marvel' Mom got pregnant while already pregnant

'Medical marvel' Mom got pregnant while already pregnant
CNN

British mom Rebecca Roberts shares her story of giving birth to twins she conceived ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:41:07 GMT

The Toronto Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for the Homeless

The Toronto Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for the Homeless
The New York Times

Khaleel Seivwright built himself a wooden shanty while living on a West Coast commune. ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:39:19 +0000

‘Highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca or J&J Covid-19 vaccine contract, French minister says

‘Highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca or J&J Covid-19 vaccine contract, French minister says
RT

France’s minister for industry has said she thinks it will be highly unlikely that ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:37:06 +0000

Avlon: Here's what we know 100 days since the Capitol riot

Avlon: Here's what we know 100 days since the Capitol riot
CNN

It's been 100 days since the US Capitol was attacked by a violent mob ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:32:59 GMT

EU drops plans to punish China over Hong Kong electoral reform

EU drops plans to punish China over Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post

The European Union’s plans to take new measures against Beijing’s roll-out of sweeping electoral ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:32:01 +0800

China’s carbon-neutrality plans now in the hands of central bank, which will ramp up green financing and establish carbon-trading market

China’s carbon-neutrality plans now in the hands of central bank, which will ramp up green financing and establish carbon-trading market
South China Morning Post

China’s central bank is now spearheading the country’s carbon-neutrality initiative, with plans to provide ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:30:11 +0800

Russia hits out at UK support for US sanctions over hacking

Russia hits out at UK support for US sanctions over hacking
The Guardian

UK’s release of details on Russian cyber-espionage ‘nothing more than an attempt to play ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:23:02 GMT

‘What is wrong with Indonesia?’: trolls flood Thai couple’s gay wedding photos with death threats, ‘videos of slaughter’ in cross-cultural flame war

‘What is wrong with Indonesia?’: trolls flood Thai couple’s gay wedding photos with death threats, ‘videos of slaughter’ in cross-cultural flame war
South China Morning Post

When Suriya Koedsang uploaded photos of his wedding to Facebook on April 4, the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:20:42 +0800

COVID-19 vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US raw materials 'embargo'

COVID-19 vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US raw materials 'embargo'
CNA

MUMBAI: The head of the world's largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:19:25 +0800

Leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany holding security talks

Leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany holding security talks
ABC News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:15:45 -0400

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim
BBC

TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:09:23 GMT

Kremlin says Vladimir Putin to decide on retaliatory sanctions against US

Kremlin says Vladimir Putin to decide on retaliatory sanctions against US
South China Morning Post

The Kremlin said on Friday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin would decide what counter ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:08:40 +0800

Hong Kong police arrest three after victim loses HK$69 million in city’s biggest-ever phone scam

Hong Kong police arrest three after victim loses HK$69 million in city’s biggest-ever phone scam
South China Morning Post

A 65-year-old retiree suffered the biggest phone scam loss in Hong Kong history when ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:56:44 +0800

Taiwan Train Crash: Prosecutors Charge Crane Truck Driver

Taiwan Train Crash: Prosecutors Charge Crane Truck Driver
The New York Times

The driver of a crane truck that slid down an embankment — into the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:55:01 +0000

Prince Philip funeral: all eyes on William and Harry and the Queen

Prince Philip funeral: all eyes on William and Harry and the Queen
The Guardian

Body language experts will aim to dissect estranged princes’ movements and the Queen will ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:52:21 GMT

It’s not fair to call us Wolf Warriors when we’re reacting to US acts such as Donald Trump’s consulate closure, says Chinese diplomat

It’s not fair to call us Wolf Warriors when we’re reacting to US acts such as Donald Trump’s consulate closure, says Chinese diplomat
South China Morning Post

A Chinese diplomat has said it is unfair to label them and their colleagues ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:50:01 +0800

Hong Kong billionaire and newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 12 months in prison for role in anti-Beijing protests

Hong Kong billionaire and newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 12 months in prison for role in anti-Beijing protests
RT

A prominent businessman and media tycoon has been jailed for one year by Chinese ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:47:46 +0000

Brood X is almost here. Billions of cicadas to emerge in eastern US

Brood X is almost here. Billions of cicadas to emerge in eastern US
CNN

Love is in the air this spring in the eastern United States, where billions ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:44:13 GMT

The stock market is throwing a global party

The stock market is throwing a global party
CNN

Spurred on by renewed optimism about the post-pandemic recovery and a strong fear of ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:40:16 GMT

Conservation legend Roy Dennis: ‘We’re facing an ecological crisis, but it’s exciting too’

Conservation legend Roy Dennis: ‘We’re facing an ecological crisis, but it’s exciting too’
The Guardian

Eighty-year-old Dennis has devoted his life to returning eagles, osprey, red kites and red ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:38:17 GMT

How the UK government sidestepped the data on coronavirus – video explainer

How the UK government sidestepped the data on coronavirus – video explainer
The Guardian

This time last year, NHS bosses asked doctors and nurses to ‘wear aprons’ and work ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:37:52 GMT

Sweden eases lockdown measures, but only for people who’ve had a Covid jab

Sweden eases lockdown measures, but only for people who’ve had a Covid jab
RT

Sweden’s Public Health Agency announced on Friday that the country will begin to ease ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:36:14 +0000

New home prices in China’s big cities lose momentum as cooling measures bite, paving way for tougher restrictions in smaller ones

New home prices in China’s big cities lose momentum as cooling measures bite, paving way for tougher restrictions in smaller ones
South China Morning Post

The growth of new home prices in China’s biggest cities slowed amid tighter regulation, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:29:58 +0800

Iran successfully produces 60%-enriched uranium days after ‘act of sabotage’ at Natanz nuclear facility

Iran successfully produces 60%-enriched uranium days after ‘act of sabotage’ at Natanz nuclear facility
RT

Iran has produced 60%-enriched uranium at its Natanz nuclear facility, country’s senior officials have ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:29:53 +0000

This vacation hotspot is offering vaccinations to visitors

This vacation hotspot is offering vaccinations to visitors
CNN

It was one of the first countries to fully reopen to travelers, and now ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:22:50 GMT

‘Covid-free’ trains start operating between Rome and Milan

‘Covid-free’ trains start operating between Rome and Milan
RT

Italy’s state-run railway has begun operating “Covid-free” high-speed trains between Rome and Milan, with ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:15:54 +0000

China renews appetite for gold with US$8.5 billion set to arrive as central bank relaxes quotas

China renews appetite for gold with US$8.5 billion set to arrive as central bank relaxes quotas
South China Morning Post

China has given domestic and international banks permission to import large amounts of gold ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:08:40 +0800

Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge retires suddenly because of irregular heartbeat

Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge retires suddenly because of irregular heartbeat
CNN

Seven-time All-Star NBA LaMarcus Aldridge has retired from basketball abruptly after he suffered an ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:04:39 GMT

Indonesian hackers arrested over US$60 million US COVID-19 scam

Indonesian hackers arrested over US$60 million US COVID-19 scam
CNA

SURABAYA: Two Indonesian hackers have been arrested over an international scam in which US$60 ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:03:18 +0800

Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison
The New York Times

The punishments for Mr. Lai, a media tycoon, and other leaders over an unauthorized ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:02:19 +0000

Why is India, the world’s No 1 vaccine maker, struggling to inoculate its own people against the coronavirus?

Why is India, the world’s No 1 vaccine maker, struggling to inoculate its own people against the coronavirus?
South China Morning Post

India, the world’s vaccine capital, produces some 60 per cent of the inoculations used ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:00:07 +0800

Jeff VanderMeer: ‘Success changes who I can reach with an environmental message’

Jeff VanderMeer: ‘Success changes who I can reach with an environmental message’
The Guardian

The author of the bestselling Southern Reach trilogy talks about taking notes on leaves, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:04 GMT

Myanmar coup foes tout minority-backed shadow government

Myanmar coup foes tout minority-backed shadow government
ABC News

Opponents of Myanmar’s ruling junta have declared they have formed an interim national unity ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:58:40 -0400

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim
BBC

TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:54:15 GMT

Salmonella outbreak in Denmark linked to popular herbal digestive supplements claimed three lives, Danish health watchdog says

Salmonella outbreak in Denmark linked to popular herbal digestive supplements claimed three lives, Danish health watchdog says
RT

A months-long outbreak of salmonella in Denmark that has resulted in three deaths and ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:51:05 +0000

Chicago mayor urges calm as police release footage of Adam Toledo's killing – video

Chicago mayor urges calm as police release footage of Adam Toledo's killing – video
The Guardian

At a press conference before the release of footage – which appears to show ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:51:05 GMT

Beijing says US return to Paris Agreement is not ‘return of the king’ but ‘return of the student who skipped school’

Beijing says US return to Paris Agreement is not ‘return of the king’ but ‘return of the student who skipped school’
RT

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has rubbished US suggestions that Beijing isn’t doing enough to ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:48:38 +0000

The postcard that came home after 60 years

The postcard that came home after 60 years
CNN

It was 2003, and Leora Krygier was rummaging around a thrift store near her ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:47:05 GMT

Australia records first fatality from blood clots linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Australia records first fatality from blood clots linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine
The Guardian

The 48-year-old NSW woman died on Wednesday after receiving the vaccine on 8 April, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:43:08 GMT

FTSE 100 breaks above 7,000 for first time since Covid crash

FTSE 100 breaks above 7,000 for first time since Covid crash
The Guardian

Shares rise by more than 30 points as China reports record economic growthThe FTSE ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:42:37 GMT

Indianapolis mass shooting: 'Emotions are very high' after shooting at FedEx facility

Indianapolis mass shooting: 'Emotions are very high' after shooting at FedEx facility
BBC

A police spokesperson said "emotions are very high" following the late night shooting.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:40:22 GMT

One and done? Study suggests recovered Covid-19 patients may only need single vaccine dose

One and done? Study suggests recovered Covid-19 patients may only need single vaccine dose
RT

Recovered Covid-19 patients showed significant antibody responses after just a single mRNA vaccine dose ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:40:02 +0000

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai slapped with extra national security law charge, and also accused of perverting justice over fugitive’s escape to Taiwan

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai slapped with extra national security law charge, and also accused of perverting justice over fugitive’s escape to Taiwan
South China Morning Post

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has been charged with an additional national security ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:35:35 +0800

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally
ABC News

Pakistan briefly blocked access to all social media, after days of anti-French protests across ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:35:31 -0400

The Success of Top-Down Simplicity

The Success of Top-Down Simplicity
The New York Times

Blue states have pulled far ahead of red states in vaccinations. Why?

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:33:46 +0000

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula
CNN

The hauntingly beautiful Crab Nebula, located 6,500 light-years away in the Taurus constellation, is ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:27:49 GMT

Dogecoin price soars more than 100% to new record after Elon Musk tweets

Dogecoin price soars more than 100% to new record after Elon Musk tweets
CNN

For the second time this week, Dogecoin has hit a milestone. And this time ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:26:26 GMT

Google faces ‘millions’ in fines after Australian court rules in 'world-first' case that it misled users about data collection

Google faces ‘millions’ in fines after Australian court rules in 'world-first' case that it misled users about data collection
RT

Google could be forced to pay millions in compensation after an Australian court ruled ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:24:51 +0000

US-made guns are ripping Central America apart and driving migration north | Ioan Grillo

US-made guns are ripping Central America apart and driving migration north | Ioan Grillo
The Guardian

An iron river of illegal guns flows from the US to Mexico, Central America, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:23:02 GMT

Kyra Sedgwick says she isn't invited back to Tom Cruise's house

Kyra Sedgwick says she isn't invited back to Tom Cruise's house
CNN

Kyra Sedgwick once had a nosy moment as a house guest.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:20:58 GMT

TB Joshua: YouTube deletes Nigerian preacher's account over gay cure claim

TB Joshua: YouTube deletes Nigerian preacher's account over gay cure claim
BBC

TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:19:38 GMT

Deposed Myanmar officials and pro-democracy protesters form national unity government amid military coup

Deposed Myanmar officials and pro-democracy protesters form national unity government amid military coup
RT

A committee composed of ex-lawmakers, ethnic groups and anti-coup activists has unveiled a new ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:17:45 +0000

Spain’s power company, Endesa, sued over electrocution of birds

Spain’s power company, Endesa, sued over electrocution of birds
The Guardian

Landmark case says thousands of birds including endangered eagles die needlessly each yearIn Leonard ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:14:13 GMT

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed
ABC News

Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:05:43 -0400

US-China tech war: calls for more tech bans on China get louder in Washington

US-China tech war: calls for more tech bans on China get louder in Washington
South China Morning Post

Voices in Washington calling on the Biden administration to tighten technology restrictions on China ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:05:14 +0800

How to watch Prince Philip's funeral

How to watch Prince Philip's funeral
CNN

Millions of people around the world are expected to tune into Prince Philip's funeral ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:03:58 GMT

At least eight dead in Fedex shooting | First Thing

At least eight dead in Fedex shooting | First Thing
The Guardian

At least eight people have been killed and several others injured in a mass ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:47 GMT

Ride or Die – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller

Ride or Die – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller
The Guardian

A young woman hits the road with the killer of her abusive husband in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:03 GMT

Germany firmly in the grip of third coronavirus wave, Merkel says

Germany firmly in the grip of third coronavirus wave, Merkel says
South China Morning Post

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged lawmakers on Friday to approve new powers that would allow ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:56:50 +0800

Coronavirus live news: India extends record daily run of new infections; Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures

Coronavirus live news: India extends record daily run of new infections; Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures
The Guardian

Spike in Indian cases spurred by hundreds of positive tests at major religious gathering; ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:56:49 GMT

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year for pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year for pro-democracy protests
BBC

Jimmy Lai, the owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, is a fierce critic ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:56:03 GMT

Hong Kong court jails Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists for 8 to 18 months over 2019 protest

Hong Kong court jails Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists for 8 to 18 months over 2019 protest
CNN

A Hong Kong court has sentenced several of the city's leading pro-democracy campaigners to ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:55:10 GMT

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is recovering after contracting malaria on international duty

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is recovering after contracting malaria on international duty
CNN

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been recovering in hospital after catching malaria while on ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:54:16 GMT

EU-UK talks over Brexit fail to reach breakthrough

EU-UK talks over Brexit fail to reach breakthrough
ABC News

Top European Union and British officials failed to get a breakthrough at talks on ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:52:24 -0400

Novak Djokovic's clay-court campaign is up and running -- but not in the way he wanted

Novak Djokovic's clay-court campaign is up and running -- but not in the way he wanted
CNN

Novak Djokovic had been on an unbeaten 10-match run to start 2021 in which ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:48:52 GMT

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown
ABC News

A Hong Kong court has sent five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:48:03 -0400

Coronavirus: sacking Hong Kong staff for not getting vaccinated may break the law, warns equality chief

Coronavirus: sacking Hong Kong staff for not getting vaccinated may break the law, warns equality chief
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s equality watchdog has told employers they risk breaching discrimination laws by firing ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:43:52 +0800

8 people killed after shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say

8 people killed after shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say
CNN

Eight people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds were pronounced dead after a mass ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:40:15 GMT

‘I won’t give up’: four of the politicians and activists sentenced in Hong Kong

‘I won’t give up’: four of the politicians and activists sentenced in Hong Kong
The Guardian

Martin Lee, Margaret Ng, Lee Cheuk-yan and Jimmy Lai have been jailed for up ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:39:51 GMT

‘They capture history’: the projects saving Spain and Portugal’s shop signs

‘They capture history’: the projects saving Spain and Portugal’s shop signs
The Guardian

A collective of projects across Iberia is protecting commercial signs to create a living ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:38:32 GMT

Pakistan shuts down social media for hours, after days of violent anti-France protests

Pakistan shuts down social media for hours, after days of violent anti-France protests
RT

The Pakistani government has blocked access to social media and instant messaging platforms, after ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:38:20 +0000

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever
ABC News

Iran says it has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:32:35 -0400

South Korea’s president replaces PM and reshuffles cabinet in aftermath of crushing local elections defeat

South Korea’s president replaces PM and reshuffles cabinet in aftermath of crushing local elections defeat
RT

President Moon Jae-in has undertaken sweeping changes to his cabinet, replacing the country’s PM ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:31:49 +0000

Beijing warns US, Japan against collusion vs China

Beijing warns US, Japan against collusion vs China
ABC News

China says it has expressed serious concerns to the United States and Japan over ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:31:19 -0400

Simon & Schuster refuses to distribute book by officer who shot Breonna Taylor

Simon & Schuster refuses to distribute book by officer who shot Breonna Taylor
The Guardian

US publishing giant was due to distribute Jonathan Mattingly’s The Fight for Truth for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:27:28 GMT

Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison
The New York Times

The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:25:04 +0000

A brief history of Britain's royal mourning dress codes

A brief history of Britain's royal mourning dress codes
CNN

The Queen has eschewed her normally colorful outfits for somber, all-black apparel during the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:18:30 GMT

Scott Morrison and health authorities warn Australians not to ‘jump to conclusions’ over blood clots

Scott Morrison and health authorities warn Australians not to ‘jump to conclusions’ over blood clots
The Guardian

The prime minister says a 48-year-old NSW woman who died after receiving the Covid ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:11:53 GMT

Ukraine, France and Germany hold security talks

Ukraine, France and Germany hold security talks
ABC News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is holding talks with his French and German counterparts amid ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:05:46 -0400

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms of up to 18 months
The Guardian

Media mogul Jimmy Lai and veteran activist Lee Cheuk Yan each sentenced to 12 ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:04:43 GMT

Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters

Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters
The New York Times

“There are vaccines like polio where one dose is enough, and there are vaccines ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:03:13 +0000

EU and UK hold ‘productive’ talks on Northern Ireland crisis

EU and UK hold ‘productive’ talks on Northern Ireland crisis
The Guardian

Brexit minister David Frost says momentum has been established in efforts to ease tensionsTalks ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:03:08 GMT

Gauging the Prospects for International Travel

Gauging the Prospects for International Travel
The New York Times

Roadblocks abound, but airlines, hotels and tour companies are trying to balance optimism with ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:22 +0000

US-China relations: career diplomat Nicholas Burns tipped to be next American ambassador

US-China relations: career diplomat Nicholas Burns tipped to be next American ambassador
South China Morning Post

Nicholas Burns, a career diplomat and Harvard professor, is the front-runner to become the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:00:10 +0800

Experience: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

Experience: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years
The Guardian

I have two pieces of fish, an onion, an egg, baked beans and biscuits. ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:02 GMT

At last, printed menus and a chance to wear smoky eyeshadow again | Grace Dent on restaurants

At last, printed menus and a chance to wear smoky eyeshadow again | Grace Dent on restaurants
The Guardian

‘Restaurants are back, back, back, so I booked breakfast to see off the misery ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:02 GMT

Why so many lobbyists are courting Senate Democrat Joe Manchin

Why so many lobbyists are courting Senate Democrat Joe Manchin
The Guardian

The most conservative Democrat can decide whether bills are signed or left to meander ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:02 GMT

Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young Brazilians are dying of Covid

Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young Brazilians are dying of Covid
The Guardian

Highly transmissible variant and behavioural factors blamed as intensive care units fill with younger ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:01 GMT

Hong Kong protests: student sent to rehabilitation centre for trashing Chinese teahouse last year

Hong Kong protests: student sent to rehabilitation centre for trashing Chinese teahouse last year
South China Morning Post

A Hong Kong student has been sent to a rehabilitation centre for trashing a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:56:49 +0800

Fyre festival attendees to receive $7,000 each in settlement

Fyre festival attendees to receive $7,000 each in settlement
The Guardian

New York bankruptcy court rules in favour of payout to 277 people who travelled ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:49:56 GMT

New Zealand wants to ban cigarette sales to anyone born after 2004 as part of plan to make nation ‘smoke free’ by 2025

New Zealand wants to ban cigarette sales to anyone born after 2004 as part of plan to make nation ‘smoke free’ by 2025
RT

New Zealand is currently mulling a series of proposals aimed at eliminating smoking in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:43:55 +0000

China's massed drills near Taiwan take aim at Washington audience

China's massed drills near Taiwan take aim at Washington audience
CNA

TAIPEI: Chinese carrier drills and stepped-up incursions into Taiwan's air defence zone in recent ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:40:37 +0800

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire's last interview as a free man

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire's last interview as a free man
BBC

The media tycoon says prison is his "redemption" ahead of 12-month sentence.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:37:37 GMT

Hong Kong protests: Jimmy Lai, four ex-lawmakers jailed over 2019 march from Victoria Park

Hong Kong protests: Jimmy Lai, four ex-lawmakers jailed over 2019 march from Victoria Park
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has been jailed for one year for his role in an unauthorised assembly that ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:32:58 +0800

Eyewitness describes scene at Indianapolis shooting

Eyewitness describes scene at Indianapolis shooting
CNN

At least eight people were killed in shooting at an FedEx facility in Indianapolis, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:32:02 GMT

Police hold press conference as multiple shot in Indianapolis

Police hold press conference as multiple shot in Indianapolis
CNN

Officer Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department holds a press conference following ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:31:42 GMT

Cruise ships head back to Venice despite ban

Cruise ships head back to Venice despite ban
CNN

It's set to be one of the first cruises to take to the waters ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:31:41 GMT

China administers 183.55 million Covid-19 vaccines in the fight against the pandemic

China administers 183.55 million Covid-19 vaccines in the fight against the pandemic
RT

Amid some concerns over the efficacy of the vaccines in use, Beijing has put ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:31:09 +0000

Beijing’s ‘combat drills’ near Taiwan seen as a message to US military

Beijing’s ‘combat drills’ near Taiwan seen as a message to US military
South China Morning Post

Chinese carrier drills and stepped-up incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone in recent weeks ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:24:34 +0800

Martin Braithwaite spent time in a wheelchair as a child; now he's Lionel Messi's wingman at Barcelona

Martin Braithwaite spent time in a wheelchair as a child; now he's Lionel Messi's wingman at Barcelona
CNN

It's a memory that Martin Braithwaite has pushed to the back of his mind ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:24:21 GMT

Gunman kills eight, takes his own life at FedEx site in Indianapolis: Police

Gunman kills eight, takes his own life at FedEx site in Indianapolis: Police
CNA

WASHINGTON: A gunman shot eight people dead and injured several others at a FedEx facility ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:15:42 +0800

Paraguay’s ‘Life and Death’ Covid Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening

Paraguay’s ‘Life and Death’ Covid Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening
The New York Times

Paraguay desperately needs Covid-19 vaccines, which China could supply. That has led the South ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:13:55 +0000

Argentine artist channels 'hand of God' with Maradona portrait

Argentine artist channels 'hand of God' with Maradona portrait
CNN

Maxi Bagnasco says he knows Diego Maradona's features by heart after painting portraits of ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:08:18 GMT

What civilians in Afghanistan are saying about America's withdrawal

What civilians in Afghanistan are saying about America's withdrawal
CNN

• Analysis: Joe Biden is taking a calculated risk in Afghanistan • 6 key takeaways ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:06:40 GMT

From Beethoven’s Ninth to Theme from Shaft: the best exercise anthems

From Beethoven’s Ninth to Theme from Shaft: the best exercise anthems
The Guardian

Soul classics, German film soundtracks and chugging rap – here’s a workout of bangers ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:05 GMT

Hong Kong police, security chief issue ‘fake news’ warnings over media coverage of national security events

Hong Kong police, security chief issue ‘fake news’ warnings over media coverage of national security events
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s security chiefs have ramped up warnings against the spread of “pro-independence propaganda” ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:58:37 +0800

Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facility, police say – video

Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facility, police say – video
The Guardian

At least eight people have been shot and killed at a FedEx facility in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:57:44 GMT

Polls support Bavarian governor to run for German chancellor

Polls support Bavarian governor to run for German chancellor
ABC News

New polls bolster Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder’s bid to be the candidate of Chancellor ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:41:59 -0400

Pakistan blocks social media access amid anti-France rallies

Pakistan blocks social media access amid anti-France rallies
ABC News

Pakistan has blocked access to all social media, after days of anti-French protests across ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:40:29 -0400

Gunman kills 8, takes own life at Indianapolis FedEx facility

Gunman kills 8, takes own life at Indianapolis FedEx facility
South China Morning Post

At least eight people were killed in a shooting in the US city of ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:29:33 +0800

Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facility

Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facility
The Guardian

Multiple other people injured before suspected gunman killed himself, say policeAt least eight people ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:27:15 GMT

Witnesses to Bago killings describe relentless military onslaught against Myanmar civilian population

Witnesses to Bago killings describe relentless military onslaught against Myanmar civilian population
CNN

The shooting started in the city of Bago, Myanmar at 5 a.m. on April 9.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:25:46 GMT

These animals went extinct in the wild. Scientists brought them back

These animals went extinct in the wild. Scientists brought them back
CNN

What do North Carolina's red wolves, the Eurasian beaver and Przewalski's horse have in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:23:25 GMT

Adam Toledo did not have a gun in his hand, says family lawyer – video

Adam Toledo did not have a gun in his hand, says family lawyer – video
The Guardian

Adam Toledo, a 13-year old boy shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, was ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:13:24 GMT

Denmark: Three die of salmonella poisoning linked to herbal remedy

Denmark: Three die of salmonella poisoning linked to herbal remedy
BBC

Thirty-three people fall ill in an outbreak traced to a herbal remedy in Denmark.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:04:43 GMT

China’s desperate saved by ‘Angel of Nanjing’ at noted suicide bridge

China’s desperate saved by ‘Angel of Nanjing’ at noted suicide bridge
South China Morning Post

On a grey and rainy morning, Chen Si patrols the Nanjing bridge soaring above ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:00:37 +0800

Pentagon team reveals Covid-19-detecting chip that can be implanted in the body

Pentagon team reveals Covid-19-detecting chip that can be implanted in the body
South China Morning Post

A team of US scientists working under the US Department of Defense has unveiled ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:00:16 +0800

Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water

Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water
The Guardian

New stations at health clinics improve hygiene in locations where warm water seen as ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:00:03 GMT

Xinjiang cotton: BCI attacked for removing statement on forced labour

Xinjiang cotton: BCI attacked for removing statement on forced labour
South China Morning Post

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has come under fire again in China for removing ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:49:52 +0800

Singapore activist Roy Ngerng crowdfunds US$108,000 to pay defamation damages to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore activist Roy Ngerng crowdfunds US$108,000 to pay defamation damages to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
South China Morning Post

A Singaporean activist who for years had been paying small instalments of the S$150,000 ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:41:54 +0800

Simon & Schuster won't distribute book by a Louisville police officer involved in the Breonna Taylor raid

Simon & Schuster won't distribute book by a Louisville police officer involved in the Breonna Taylor raid
CNN

Simon & Schuster said it won't distribute a book written by the Louisville police ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:40:32 GMT

Malaysian farmers have finally discovered how to grow prized Japanese muskmelons, regarded as ‘art pieces’

Malaysian farmers have finally discovered how to grow prized Japanese muskmelons, regarded as ‘art pieces’
South China Morning Post

After more than a decade of experimenting, a trio of Malaysian farmers say they ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:38:01 +0800

NFT prices are plummeting. What could this mean for the art world?

NFT prices are plummeting. What could this mean for the art world?
CNN

Scam, pyramid scheme and tech speculation bubble -- such have been the more cynical ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:36:09 GMT

The police shooting of Daunte Wright has sparked nights of protests and days of fast-moving case developments

The police shooting of Daunte Wright has sparked nights of protests and days of fast-moving case developments
CNN

For five nights in a row, protesters have gathered -- often with snow falling ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:29:03 GMT

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shuffles cabinet following local election defeats

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shuffles cabinet following local election defeats
South China Morning Post

In a sweeping reshuffle, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday replaced the prime ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:19:41 +0800

The ‘doctor’ keeps watch: Assad posters loom over shattered Syria – in pictures

The ‘doctor’ keeps watch: Assad posters loom over shattered Syria – in pictures
The Guardian

On cars, restaurant walls and buildings reduced to rubble, Bashar al-Assad’s face is plastered ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:15:02 GMT

Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing

Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing
The New York Times

Readers reflect on the country’s many different accents.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:04:18 +0000

Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors

Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors
BBC

When the Titanic sank, six Chinese men were rescued - but their ordeal didn't ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:33 GMT

Macron and Merkel hope climate talks with Xi can help take sting out of China-EU tensions

Macron and Merkel hope climate talks with Xi can help take sting out of China-EU tensions
South China Morning Post

Friday’s trilateral climate meeting involving Chinese leader Xi Jinping is seen as an attempt ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:00:29 +0800

Bisket Jatra celebrations in Nepal – in pictures

Bisket Jatra celebrations in Nepal – in pictures
The Guardian

Thousands of Nepalese gathered to celebrate the Bisket Jatra festival in the town of ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:03 GMT

From the coronation to The Crown: how Prince Philip fell out of love with TV

From the coronation to The Crown: how Prince Philip fell out of love with TV
The Guardian

The duke was instrumental in getting the royals on screen, but his reduced funeral ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:02 GMT

These countries simply don't have enough other options to drop vaccines like AstraZeneca and J&J

These countries simply don't have enough other options to drop vaccines like AstraZeneca and J&J
CNN

• Covid-19 latest: India sees record new cases • New Zealand was celebrated for its ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:48:42 GMT

France finally outlaws sex with children under 15 after Duhamel-Kouchner incest scandal reignites age-of-consent debate

France finally outlaws sex with children under 15 after Duhamel-Kouchner incest scandal reignites age-of-consent debate
RT

French lawmakers have adopted a law cracking down on sex with children and incest, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:36:34 +0000

Will Russia invade Ukraine? ‘Low to medium’ risk in next few weeks, US general says

Will Russia invade Ukraine? ‘Low to medium’ risk in next few weeks, US general says
South China Morning Post

There was a “low to medium” risk that Russia would invade Ukraine over the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:33:18 +0800

A political scandal is swirling in Britain. But Boris Johnson is unlikely to drain the swamp

A political scandal is swirling in Britain. But Boris Johnson is unlikely to drain the swamp
CNN

Much of Donald Trump's success early in his political career came from his promises ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:18:51 GMT

SKorean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military

SKorean steelmaker to end partnership with Myanmar military
ABC News

A South Korean steelmaker on Friday said it plans to end a joint venture ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:17:38 -0400

Search operations continue overnight for the 12 people still missing from capsized ship off Louisiana coast

Search operations continue overnight for the 12 people still missing from capsized ship off Louisiana coast
CNN

Rescue crews will keep searching overnight for the 12 people still missing after a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:16:27 GMT

Sanctions on Russian Debt Are Called a ‘First Salvo’ That Sends a Message

Sanctions on Russian Debt Are Called a ‘First Salvo’ That Sends a Message
The New York Times

The curbs on U.S. banks’ purchases of some bonds apply to a small portion ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:15:15 +0000

Malawi to bin 16,000 AstraZeneca doses amid fears of rise in vaccine hesitancy

Malawi to bin 16,000 AstraZeneca doses amid fears of rise in vaccine hesitancy
The Guardian

Authorities act to counter rumours out-of-date shots are being used as people drag their ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:15:01 GMT

‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt

‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt
The Guardian

The mysterious world under our feet is under threat. Protecting it is as vital ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:00:01 GMT

Australian court hits Google over collection of user location data

Australian court hits Google over collection of user location data
CNA

SYDNEY: An Australian court ruled on Friday (Apr 16) that Google misled consumers about collecting ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:40:37 +0800

Coronavirus live news: Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures; Brazil ‘running out of sedatives’

Coronavirus live news: Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures; Brazil ‘running out of sedatives’
The Guardian

Covid cases continue to surge in Cambodia, Thailand and India; reports emerge of Brazilian ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:27:23 GMT

Citigroup to hire up to 500 people for Hong Kong wealth management as it trims consumer banking in 13 Europe, Asia markets

Citigroup to hire up to 500 people for Hong Kong wealth management as it trims consumer banking in 13 Europe, Asia markets
South China Morning Post

Citigroup plans to hire up to 500 people in its wealth management business in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:16:19 +0800

As Australia slams China’s Xinjiang policies, Uygur activists hope for ‘concrete action’

As Australia slams China’s Xinjiang policies, Uygur activists hope for ‘concrete action’
South China Morning Post

When Fatimah Abdulghafur began speaking out about the treatment of Uygur Muslims in China’s ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:15:10 +0800

Newsrooms confront the 'police say' problem

Newsrooms confront the 'police say' problem
CNN

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:14:17 GMT

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent
The Guardian

Veteran activists and politicians including Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee were prosecuted over their ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:12:44 GMT

Hong Kong coronavirus: local medical facilities can handle BioNTech jabs once vaccination centres close in September, top official says

Hong Kong coronavirus: local medical facilities can handle BioNTech jabs once vaccination centres close in September, top official says
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong will still be able to vaccinate residents with BioNTech jabs, albeit on ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:08:03 +0800

Rich nations had vaccine options after AstraZeneca and J&J faced clot reports. Others may not have that luxury

Rich nations had vaccine options after AstraZeneca and J&J faced clot reports. Others may not have that luxury
CNN

It was nothing short of a miracle when it became clear that scientists had ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:04:11 GMT

Analysis: A political scandal is swirling in Britain. But Boris Johnson is unlikely to drain the swamp

Analysis: A political scandal is swirling in Britain. But Boris Johnson is unlikely to drain the swamp
CNN

Much of Donald Trump's success early in his political career came from his promises ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:02:38 GMT

Australia news live: Morrison stirs debate over international travel, Google may appeal against location data ruling

Australia news live: Morrison stirs debate over international travel, Google may appeal against location data ruling
The Guardian

PM says ‘first goal’ is to allow vaccinated Australians to travel and quarantine at ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:53:14 GMT

Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of 13-year-old boy

Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of 13-year-old boy
CNA

Body camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:52:35 +0800

Hong Kong marks National Security Education Day with goose-stepping police and souvenirs

Hong Kong marks National Security Education Day with goose-stepping police and souvenirs
CNN

Riot police, heavily armored, their faces concealed behind masks, holding signs reading "Disperse or ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:52:34 GMT

Chicago releases shocking video of police shooting 13-year-old boy Adam Toledo dead

Chicago releases shocking video of police shooting 13-year-old boy Adam Toledo dead
South China Morning Post

Chicago officials on Thursday released to the public a graphic body-camera video showing a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:44:31 +0800

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket
ABC News

Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:36:01 -0400

China's growth surges to 18.3% but rebound leveling off

China's growth surges to 18.3% but rebound leveling off
ABC News

China’s economic growth surged to 18.3% over a year earlier in the first quarter ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:35:46 -0400

Adam Toledo: Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

Adam Toledo: Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy
BBC

Bodycam footage shows an officer shouting "Drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:30:44 GMT

Snake salad: Australian man ‘freaked out’ after finding 20cm reptile in lettuce bought at supermarket

Snake salad: Australian man ‘freaked out’ after finding 20cm reptile in lettuce bought at supermarket
South China Morning Post

Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:29:05 +0800

7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown
ABC News

Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates face sentencing for organizing and participating in ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:15:53 -0400

China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback

China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback
BBC

The record figures for the first quarter of the year are skewed due to ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:15:27 GMT

Top health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated, but barely address the J. & J. pause.

Top health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated, but barely address the J. & J. pause.
The New York Times

Injections of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine came to a sudden halt this ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:11:53 +0000

Apple announces US$200 million forestry fund to reduce carbon

Apple announces US$200 million forestry fund to reduce carbon
CNA

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Thursday (Apr 15) announced a US$200 million fund to invest in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:10:37 +0800

Political scientist: US-Russia relations are in the toilet

Political scientist: US-Russia relations are in the toilet
CNN

CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks to Eurasia group founder Ian Bremmer about President Joe Biden's ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:06:36 GMT

China's economy grows by a record 18.3% in the first quarter

China's economy grows by a record 18.3% in the first quarter
CNN

China just reported its strongest quarterly growth in nearly three decades.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:04:14 GMT

Wild video catches SUV jumping drawbridge

Wild video catches SUV jumping drawbridge
CNN

Surveillance video shows a driver crashing through two traffic arms and jumping a rising ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:02:10 GMT

China’s digital currency won’t topple US dollar ‘so easily’, senior Bank of Japan official says

China’s digital currency won’t topple US dollar ‘so easily’, senior Bank of Japan official says
South China Morning Post

A senior Bank of Japan (BOJ) official downplayed the potential for China’s digital yuan ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:01:08 +0800

Coronavirus: restrictions tightened in Japan, Thailand; Duterte considers using hotels as hospitals

Coronavirus: restrictions tightened in Japan, Thailand; Duterte considers using hotels as hospitals
South China Morning Post

Japan is set to expand quasi-emergency measures to 10 regions on Friday as a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0800

China may send peacekeeping force to Afghanistan after US troops leave, observers say

China may send peacekeeping force to Afghanistan after US troops leave, observers say
South China Morning Post

Beijing may consider sending a peacekeeping force to Afghanistan if the security situation in ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:12 +0800

New Zealand and Australia were Covid success stories. Why are they behind on innoculating their populations?

New Zealand and Australia were Covid success stories. Why are they behind on innoculating their populations?
CNN

Over the past year, New Zealand has been celebrated for its handling of the ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:50:26 GMT

No royal military uniforms at Prince Philip’s funeral, queen rules, to avoid embarrassment for Prince Harry

No royal military uniforms at Prince Philip’s funeral, queen rules, to avoid embarrassment for Prince Harry
South China Morning Post

Members of Britain’s royal family at Prince Philip’s funeral will wear civilian clothing, Buckingham ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:48:34 +0800

An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation

An end to cigarettes? New Zealand aims to create smoke-free generation
The Guardian

Proposals include making sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegalNew Zealand has ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:27:13 GMT

Chicago police release body camera footage in fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

Chicago police release body camera footage in fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy
CNN

The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability will release body camera footage on Thursday ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:16:48 GMT

Vaccination leader sees a spike in Covid cases

Vaccination leader sees a spike in Covid cases
CNN

It was supposed to be Latin America's bright spot in the fight against Covid-19.

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:01:34 GMT

Deadly blaze at Hong Kong public housing estate kills three women and 2-year-old girl; one man in critical condition

Deadly blaze at Hong Kong public housing estate kills three women and 2-year-old girl; one man in critical condition
South China Morning Post

A deadly Friday morning fire at a public housing estate in Hong Kong’s Kwun ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:51 +0800

China GDP: economy surged record 18.3 per cent in first quarter compared to a year earlier, but slowed versus fourth quarter

China GDP: economy surged record 18.3 per cent in first quarter compared to a year earlier, but slowed versus fourth quarter
South China Morning Post

China’s economy grew by 18.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 compared ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:15 +0800

Japan PM Suga arrives in US for China-focused talks with Biden

Japan PM Suga arrives in US for China-focused talks with Biden
CNA

WASHINGTON: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived in Washington on Thursday (Apr 15) for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:52:18 +0800

Sara Duterte insists she won’t run for Philippines presidency but that hasn’t dimmed her support

Sara Duterte insists she won’t run for Philippines presidency but that hasn’t dimmed her support
South China Morning Post

The daughter of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte says there’s no chance she’ll run for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:47:32 +0800

US House committee approves plan to rein in the likes of Facebook and Amazon

US House committee approves plan to rein in the likes of Facebook and Amazon
South China Morning Post

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:47:26 +0800

Britain has no plans to halt rapid COVID-19 testing: Health ministry

Britain has no plans to halt rapid COVID-19 testing: Health ministry
CNA

Britain's health ministry said on Thursday there were no plans to halt rapid coronavirus ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:38:37 +0800

Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks

Beijing hit by third sandstorm in five weeks
The Guardian

Dust blown in from drought-hit areas to the north sends pollution soaring to twice ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:36:42 GMT

Florida passes ‘anti-riot’ bill as civil rights groups warn it will stifle dissent

Florida passes ‘anti-riot’ bill as civil rights groups warn it will stifle dissent
The Guardian

The bill includes harsher punishments for protesters and would make it a second-degree felony ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:23:22 GMT

Lego blocks, cream donut coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

Lego blocks, cream donut coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals
CNA

WELLINGTON: When the pallbearers brought Phil McLean's coffin into the chapel, there were gasps ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:21:58 +0800

UN to maintain Afghanistan mission after US, NATO withdrawal

UN to maintain Afghanistan mission after US, NATO withdrawal
CNA

UNITED NATIONS: The UN said on Thursday (Apr 15) it will maintain its political ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:10:37 +0800

Video appears to show Chicago police shooting Adam Toledo, 13, as he raised his hands

Video appears to show Chicago police shooting Adam Toledo, 13, as he raised his hands
The Guardian

Chicago mayor urges calm in the city as body-cam footage of fatal shooting of ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:06:22 GMT

Why are Indonesian women being targeted for recruitment by Isis-linked extremist groups?

Why are Indonesian women being targeted for recruitment by Isis-linked extremist groups?
South China Morning Post

In January, a 21-year-old Indonesian woman quietly flew into Semarang, the capital of Central ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:17 +0800

Yayoi Kusama shows usually draw millions of visitors. Will the pandemic limit appeal and numbers?

Yayoi Kusama shows usually draw millions of visitors. Will the pandemic limit appeal and numbers?
CNN

A Yayoi Kusama exhibition that opened on April 10 at the New York Botanical ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:58:32 GMT

Ghislaine Maxwell wants trial delay, blames prosecutors

Ghislaine Maxwell wants trial delay, blames prosecutors
CNA

NEW YORK: A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell has asked a US judge to delay ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:40:37 +0800

Spies vs. scientists on the origin of Covid

Spies vs. scientists on the origin of Covid
CNN

The science: Scientists are coalescing around the idea that Covid-19 probably spread to people ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:34:59 GMT

Brazil high court confirms annulment of Lula graft convictions

Brazil high court confirms annulment of Lula graft convictions
CNA

Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling Thursday annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:17:49 +0800

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings
CNA

Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:14:41 +0800

China to be in focus at summit between Joe Biden, Japan’s Yoshihide Suga

China to be in focus at summit between Joe Biden, Japan’s Yoshihide Suga
South China Morning Post

China will feature prominently in Friday’s summit between US President Joe Biden and Japanese ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:42 +0800

Biden to use meeting with Japan's prime minister to send 'clear signal' to China

Biden to use meeting with Japan's prime minister to send 'clear signal' to China
CNN

President Joe Biden plans to use his meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:19 GMT

Hong Kong electoral overhaul: corporate voters’ mainland China ties raise concerns over Beijing’s influence on city polls

Hong Kong electoral overhaul: corporate voters’ mainland China ties raise concerns over Beijing’s influence on city polls
South China Morning Post

At least four bodies handed corporate votes to elect members of an influential committee ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:14 +0800

Covid booster shot could be needed after nine to 12 months, White House says

Covid booster shot could be needed after nine to 12 months, White House says
The Guardian

Pfizer CEO has also said it is ‘likely’ people will need a third coronavirus ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:54:44 GMT

How many T. rex were there? Billions, it turns out

How many T. rex were there? Billions, it turns out
CNN

Billions of Tyrannosaurus rex roamed North America during their fascinating reign as top predators, ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:54:16 GMT

How sex surrogates are helping injured Israeli soldiers

How sex surrogates are helping injured Israeli soldiers
BBC

Therapy with surrogate sexual partners is used in Israel to rehabilitate badly injured soldiers.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:53:41 GMT

How George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town

How George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town
BBC

Issues of race were rarely discussed in Decorah, until a death 160 miles away ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:50:48 GMT

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro promises Joe Biden to end deforestation, seeks financial help

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro promises Joe Biden to end deforestation, seeks financial help
South China Morning Post

President Jair Bolsonaro has written a letter to his US counterpart Joe Biden pledging ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:46:10 +0800

India's desperate Covid-19 patients turn to black market for drugs

India's desperate Covid-19 patients turn to black market for drugs
BBC

Amid a punishing second wave, people across India are finding drugs, oxygen and beds ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:37:45 GMT

Zuckerberg urged to ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram

Zuckerberg urged to ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram
CNA

Advocates for children from around the world urged Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:36:19 +0800

Former police officer Derek Chauvin chooses not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Former police officer Derek Chauvin chooses not to testify at George Floyd murder trial
CNA

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said on Thursday (Apr 15) he would not ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:34:35 +0800

Israeli jets & helicopters strike Gaza Strip in reprisal for rocket attack

Israeli jets & helicopters strike Gaza Strip in reprisal for rocket attack
RT

Explosions lit up the night sky over Gaza as Israeli fighter jets and attack ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:29:45 +0000

What civilians in Afghanistan are saying about America's withdrawal

What civilians in Afghanistan are saying about America's withdrawal
CNN

America plans to "close the book" on its 20-year war in Afghanistan -- but ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:26:05 GMT

Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success

Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success
BBC

The country's vaccination rollout is one of the fastest in the world, so why ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:23:34 GMT

How the G.O.P. Lost Its Clear Voice on Foreign Policy

How the G.O.P. Lost Its Clear Voice on Foreign Policy
The New York Times

After four years of Donald J. Trump’s America-first mantra, Republican views on foreign intervention, ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:15:34 +0000

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire risking it all by speaking out

Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire risking it all by speaking out
BBC

Opposition newspaper owner Jimmy Lai was arrested under Hong Kong's new national security law.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:14:30 GMT

Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds

Workers in insecure jobs twice as likely to die of Covid, TUC research finds
The Guardian

Those with no sick pay and fewer rights, such as many care workers and ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:01:48 GMT

Xinjiang: will the West’s sanctions on China force the issue or unravel?

Xinjiang: will the West’s sanctions on China force the issue or unravel?
South China Morning Post

Since 2019, dozens of Chinese officials and companies have been sanctioned or blacklisted by ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:00:13 +0800

Merkel will receive AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened

Merkel will receive AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened
The Guardian

This blog is now closed. For up to date coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:49:28 GMT

About 2.5 billion T-Rex roamed Earth but not at once: Study

About 2.5 billion T-Rex roamed Earth but not at once: Study
CNA

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:41:57 +0800

Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data

Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data
The New York Times

A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:27:50 +0000

US preparing for 1-year COVID-19 booster shots; Pfizer chief sees need

US preparing for 1-year COVID-19 booster shots; Pfizer chief sees need
CNA

The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:23:50 +0800

Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of boy, 13

Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of boy, 13
CNA

Body camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:20:14 +0800

Australian defence chief says war between China and Taiwan would be ‘disastrous’

Australian defence chief says war between China and Taiwan would be ‘disastrous’
The Guardian

General Angus Campbell says future of China and Taiwan must be resolved peacefullyThe outbreak ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:17:20 GMT

Camels get traffic light to help tourists who are hoofing it through Chinese tourist destination

Camels get traffic light to help tourists who are hoofing it through Chinese tourist destination
South China Morning Post

In most places a traffic signal in the middle of the desert, especially one for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:15:14 +0800

After Russia sanctions, Biden says ‘time to de-escalate’

After Russia sanctions, Biden says ‘time to de-escalate’
South China Morning Post

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday after announcing sanctions against Russia that for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:14:25 +0800

Commentary: Could defecting soldiers in Myanmar bring down the military?

Commentary: Could defecting soldiers in Myanmar bring down the military?
CNA

The worst-case scenario for Myanmar is if some of the military defects, but not ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:02:53 +0800

Commentary: Sitting way too much can affect your moods too

Commentary: Sitting way too much can affect your moods too
CNA

With travel closed and many social activities curtailed, our lifestyles have become much more ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:02:39 +0800

Commentary: Deliveroo’s IPO is a lesson to not underestimate investors

Commentary: Deliveroo’s IPO is a lesson to not underestimate investors
CNA

The Deliveroo IPO debacle should not be seen as a barometer of future stock ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:02:22 +0800

What civilians in Afghanistan say about America's withdrawal

What civilians in Afghanistan say about America's withdrawal
CNN

America plans to "close the book" on its 20-year war in Afghanistan -- but ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:50:40 GMT

Cuba's Raul Castro prepares to step down, ending the era of his famous clan at the country's helm

Cuba's Raul Castro prepares to step down, ending the era of his famous clan at the country's helm
CNN

When Raul Castro announced three years ago that he would step down in 2021 ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:50:08 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Merkel will receive AstraZeneca vaccine; Northern Ireland lockdown easing to be unveiled

Coronavirus live news: Merkel will receive AstraZeneca vaccine; Northern Ireland lockdown easing to be unveiled
The Guardian

German chancellor will be vaccinated on Friday; NI executive to outline reopening dates; Cambodia ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:45:13 GMT

UN warns COVID-19 is `roaring back' as Yemen faces famine

UN warns COVID-19 is `roaring back' as Yemen faces famine
CNA

The UN humanitarian chief warned on Thursday (Apr 15) that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:45:00 +0800

Sexual violence being used as weapon of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray, says UN

Sexual violence being used as weapon of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray, says UN
South China Morning Post

Sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:44:49 +0800

Australia news live: Scott Morrison says reopening international borders risks 1,000 Covid cases a week

Australia news live: Scott Morrison says reopening international borders risks 1,000 Covid cases a week
The Guardian

PM says ‘first goal’ is to allow vaccinated Australians to travel and quarantine at ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:42:01 GMT

Top health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated but barely address the J.&J. dose pause.

Top health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated but barely address the J.&J. dose pause.
The New York Times

Injections of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine came to a sudden halt this ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:40:18 +0000

Biden warns of further action ‘if Russia continues to interfere with our democracy’ – live

Biden warns of further action ‘if Russia continues to interfere with our democracy’ – live
The Guardian

President proposes summer summit with Putin after sanctionsBiden says conversation with Russian leader ‘candid ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:31:39 GMT

'Justice isn't even a word to me': Daunte Wright's parents speak out after shooting – video

'Justice isn't even a word to me': Daunte Wright's parents speak out after shooting – video
The Guardian

The family of Daunte Wright expressed their grief and shock after he was shot ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:29:18 GMT

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector
ABC News

Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:28:53 -0400

Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?
The New York Times

Pakistan’s military stayed allied to both the Americans and Taliban. But now the country ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:21:45 +0000

John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’

John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’
The New York Times

A careful pragmatist, he regretted the way his term, aimed at developing countries, was ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:21:26 +0000

First high-level Greek-Turkish diplomatic talks in a year descend into verbal spat during news conference

First high-level Greek-Turkish diplomatic talks in a year descend into verbal spat during news conference
RT

A press conference by the Turkish and Greek foreign ministers after a key meeting ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:03:17 +0000

Joe Biden and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to meet at White House in May

Joe Biden and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to meet at White House in May
South China Morning Post

US President Joe Biden will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington next ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:03:10 +0800

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says
The New York Times

Despite a promise to leave, Eritrea’s troops remain in northern Ethiopia, aiding the Ethiopian ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:00:00 +0000

Prince Philip’s Funeral Will Include a Call to Battle

Prince Philip’s Funeral Will Include a Call to Battle
The New York Times

The prince approved plans for his own funeral and, despite coronavirus restrictions, the ceremony ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:57:51 +0000

Chicago mayor calls for calm as video shows police fatally shooting boy, 13

Chicago mayor calls for calm as video shows police fatally shooting boy, 13
The Guardian

Adam Toledo was shot to death last month following a foot pursuit by officers ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:55:24 GMT

In fight against COVID-19, Portugal continues to cautiously ease lockdown

In fight against COVID-19, Portugal continues to cautiously ease lockdown
CNA

Most Portuguese regions will enter the third phase of easing the COVID-19 lockdown next ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:54:39 +0800

US judge turns up heat on Mexican drug baron wanted by FBI

US judge turns up heat on Mexican drug baron wanted by FBI
CNA

A US judge authorized the seizure Thursday of five properties belonging to one of ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:48:00 +0800

Meet Bearsun, the real-life teddy bear on a journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Meet Bearsun, the real-life teddy bear on a journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco
CNN

Bearsun is walking over 400 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco, in just ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:41:48 GMT

Argentina ICU staff bracing for next wave of COVID-19 admissions

Argentina ICU staff bracing for next wave of COVID-19 admissions
CNA

At an ICU unit in a low-income Buenos Aires suburb, exhausted staff are bracing ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:39:58 +0800

This Chinese-Canadian scientist helped cure Ebola. Now she’s at the centre of a viral security drama

This Chinese-Canadian scientist helped cure Ebola. Now she’s at the centre of a viral security drama
South China Morning Post

She has been hailed as a groundbreaking researcher who helped cure Ebola, bringing accolades ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:30:06 +0800

Biden Sanctions on Russian Debt Called a ‘First Salvo’ That Send a Message

Biden Sanctions on Russian Debt Called a ‘First Salvo’ That Send a Message
The New York Times

The curbs on U.S. banks’ purchases of some bonds apply to a small portion ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:28:15 +0000

WATCH: Police and demonstrators scuffle in Berlin as thousands protest court ruling overturning city's rent cap

WATCH: Police and demonstrators scuffle in Berlin as thousands protest court ruling overturning city's rent cap
RT

Riot police and protesters have clashed in Berlin following a ruling by Germany's constitutional ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:26:41 +0000

White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions

White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions
The New York Times

The available evidence supporting a stunning C.I.A. assessment — which President Donald J. Trump’s ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:23:53 +0000

France toughens age of consent laws to define sex with under-15s as rape

France toughens age of consent laws to define sex with under-15s as rape
The Guardian

The country’s prosecutors had to previously prove that sex was non-consensual for a rape ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:20:10 GMT

Brazil's COVID-19 response cost thousands of lives, says humanitarian group

Brazil's COVID-19 response cost thousands of lives, says humanitarian group
CNA

The Brazilian government's "failed response" to the pandemic led to thousands of otherwise avoidable ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:14:38 +0800

France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers

France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers
The New York Times

The legislation was criticized by civil rights groups and political opponents, who intend to ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:06:54 +0000

‘That’s a lot of teeth’: 2.5 billion T rex walked the earth, researchers find

‘That’s a lot of teeth’: 2.5 billion T rex walked the earth, researchers find
The Guardian

Experts calculate the total number of the dinosaurs that lived over 127,000 generationsOne Tyrannosaurus ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:55:43 GMT

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate
BBC

Scientists confirm they have made "chimera" embryos from long-tailed macaques and humans.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:54:12 GMT

EU allows Lesotho's MG Health to export cannabis flower for medicinal use

EU allows Lesotho's MG Health to export cannabis flower for medicinal use
CNA

Lesotho start-up MG Health has become the first African cannabis-grower to win European Union ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:52:28 +0800

Chicago police release body camera footage in fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

Chicago police release body camera footage in fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy
CNN

The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability will release body camera footage on Thursday ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:50:40 GMT

US administers 198.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

US administers 198.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
CNA

The United States had administered 198,317,040 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:47:18 +0800

Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems
The New York Times

Many cannot produce enough infection-fighting cells to fend off the coronavirus. But researchers are ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:41:56 +0000

About 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth but not at once: Study

About 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth but not at once: Study
CNA

One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:33:24 +0800

Denmark: Three die of salmonella poisoning from herbal remedy

Denmark: Three die of salmonella poisoning from herbal remedy
BBC

Thirty-three people fall ill in an outbreak traced to psyllium husk capsules in Denmark.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:32:37 GMT

Maxine Waters tells Jim Jordan to 'shut your mouth' after GOP congressman feuds with Fauci

Maxine Waters tells Jim Jordan to 'shut your mouth' after GOP congressman feuds with Fauci
CNN

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and the nation's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:29:06 GMT

Fauci fires back at Rep. Jim Jordan during heated exchange

Fauci fires back at Rep. Jim Jordan during heated exchange
CNN

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) challenges Dr. Anthony Fauci on when states can end coronavirus ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:22:05 GMT

Iran’s security needs major overhaul after sabotage at Natanz nuclear site, top Tehran official admits

Iran’s security needs major overhaul after sabotage at Natanz nuclear site, top Tehran official admits
RT

An act of sabotage at the Natanz nuclear facility and earlier incidents reveal Iran’s ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:17:37 +0000

Washington seeks to expose Russian intelligence activity

Washington seeks to expose Russian intelligence activity
BBC

The US has published a vast trove of amount of information about Russian intelligence ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:17:10 GMT

Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’

Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’
The Guardian

Children’s health advocates urged Mark Zuckerberg to abandon the plan citing the negative effects ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:12:06 GMT

Greek, Turkish ministers clash at press conference

Greek, Turkish ministers clash at press conference
CNA

The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Thursday (Apr 15) clashed on a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:11:48 +0800

Covid variant first detected in India is found in the UK

Covid variant first detected in India is found in the UK
The Guardian

Seventy-seven cases of B.1.617, which has potentially worrying mutations, reported in England and Scotland ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:09:59 GMT

Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff Bezos

Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff Bezos
The Guardian

But company’s founder pushes back against criticism of its work practices in letter to ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:59:50 GMT

Northern Ireland set to ease Covid restrictions from 23 April

Northern Ireland set to ease Covid restrictions from 23 April
The Guardian

Hairdressers and beauty salons will be first to reopen in phased easing of lockdown ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:56:18 GMT

4 men found burned alive and 2 others hanged in South Africa, police say

4 men found burned alive and 2 others hanged in South Africa, police say
CNN

Four young men were found burned to death and two others were found hanged ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:53:29 GMT

Latin American pandemic recovery lagging: IMF

Latin American pandemic recovery lagging: IMF
CNA

Latin America's recovery from the pandemic crisis is lagging the rest of the world ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:53:04 +0800

Thermo Fisher expands pharma service business with US$17.4 billion PPD acquisition

Thermo Fisher expands pharma service business with US$17.4 billion PPD acquisition
CNA

Medical device maker Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday (Apr 15) it would acquire ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:45:43 +0800

St Vincent volcano: 'We don't know if we can go home'

St Vincent volcano: 'We don't know if we can go home'
BBC

Volcanic eruptions force residents from their homes and leave much of the island blanketed ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:45:26 GMT

Chile has the world's third highest vaccination rate, but a surge that began in December continues unabated

Chile has the world's third highest vaccination rate, but a surge that began in December continues unabated
CNN

It was supposed to be Latin America's bright spot in the fight against Covid-19.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:43:48 GMT

Protests after Germany's top court nixes Berlin rent cap

Protests after Germany's top court nixes Berlin rent cap
ABC News

Thousands of Berliners have taken to the streets to protest a ruling by Germany’s ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:41:07 -0400

Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla

Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla
CNA

Daimler AG on Thursday (Apr 15) unveiled a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes-Benz luxury ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:31:46 +0800

Slant-eyed gestures, Chinese accent: Italian TV sketch launches racism debate

Slant-eyed gestures, Chinese accent: Italian TV sketch launches racism debate
South China Morning Post

A sketch on a popular Italian television show mocking Chinese people has launched a ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:29:08 +0800

Greek, Turkish FMs meet to mend ties, trade barbs instead

Greek, Turkish FMs meet to mend ties, trade barbs instead
ABC News

A meeting aimed to improve fraught ties between NATO allies Greece and Turkey quickly ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:28:17 -0400

French citizens advised to leave Pakistan as protests worsen

French citizens advised to leave Pakistan as protests worsen
The Guardian

Pakistani government bans religious leader as row over satirical cartoons simmersFrench nationals and companies ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:17:20 GMT

Rebuilding Notre-Dame cathedral... with 1,000 oak trees

Rebuilding Notre-Dame cathedral... with 1,000 oak trees
BBC

Two years since the fire, workers are preparing for the reconstruction phase of the ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:15:24 GMT

China’s aviation capabilities stuck at ‘low-end’ as military-civil fusion weighs on innovation: official report

China’s aviation capabilities stuck at ‘low-end’ as military-civil fusion weighs on innovation: official report
South China Morning Post

China’s commercial aviation industry is lagging behind international competitors, with the country’s military-civil fusion ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:15:14 +0800

Mosul landmark mosque to be rebuilt by Egyptian architects

Mosul landmark mosque to be rebuilt by Egyptian architects
BBC

Egyptian architects will rebuild the landmark al-Nuri Mosque in the northern Iraqi city.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:07:22 GMT

Declare yourself a Hongkonger, not simply Chinese, Canadian census campaign urges

Declare yourself a Hongkonger, not simply Chinese, Canadian census campaign urges
South China Morning Post

People of Hong Kong origin in Canada have been urged to declare themselves as ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:02:10 +0800

Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows

Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows
The Guardian

New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:00:42 GMT

The main US sanctions against Russia

The main US sanctions against Russia
CNA

The United States announced a salvo of sanctions Thursday against Russia in retaliation for ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:00:27 +0800

Princes William and Harry won’t walk side-by-side at Prince Philip’s funeral

Princes William and Harry won’t walk side-by-side at Prince Philip’s funeral
South China Morning Post

Prince William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side on Saturday as they follow their ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:55:18 +0800

‘He’s telling a story of his time’: how Bill Traylor, born into slavery, became an art titan

‘He’s telling a story of his time’: how Bill Traylor, born into slavery, became an art titan
The Guardian

Referred to as ‘the greatest artist you’ve never heard of’, Bill Traylor’s compelling life ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:45:27 GMT

Cruise ships are heading back to Venice this year

Cruise ships are heading back to Venice this year
CNN

It's set to be one of the first cruises to take to the waters ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:45:08 GMT

Booster shots may be needed within a year after COVID-19 vaccinations: US official

Booster shots may be needed within a year after COVID-19 vaccinations: US official
CNA

The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:44:29 +0800

Finland seeking talks with Russia over Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine: Health minister

Finland seeking talks with Russia over Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine: Health minister
CNA

Finland's health minister said on Thursday (Apr 15) the Nordic country was initiating talks ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:36:09 +0800

As French COVID-19 toll hits grim milestone, a bereaved family mourns

As French COVID-19 toll hits grim milestone, a bereaved family mourns
CNA

Patrick Grasset is one of 100,000 people in France to have died of COVID-19, ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:33:36 +0800

South African youth project pays tribute to Prince Philip

South African youth project pays tribute to Prince Philip
ABC News

Young South Africans enthusiastically performed Zulu dancing and traditional African music as part of ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:33:09 -0400

Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say

Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say
The Guardian

Axing of four subjects in 2021 a ‘crisis’ that will disadvantage businesses in the ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:30:44 GMT

Daunte Wright: 'One of those kids everybody looked up to'

Daunte Wright: 'One of those kids everybody looked up to'
BBC

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father, was killed during a traffic stop in a suburb ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:30:09 GMT

Japan approves plan to release radioactive water into sea

Japan approves plan to release radioactive water into sea
BBC

Most experts say the plan is safe but locals, environmentalists and neighbouring countries are ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:28:25 GMT

Prosecution and defense rest in Chauvin trial after judge threatens mistrial

Prosecution and defense rest in Chauvin trial after judge threatens mistrial
CNN

Derek Chauvin's defense is expected to call another expert witness to testify on Thursday, ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:24:32 GMT

Mercedes' new electric car has a nap mode

Mercedes' new electric car has a nap mode
CNN

Mercedes has unveiled its largest and most luxurious electric car yet. The Mercedes EQS ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:08:19 GMT

Slovak PM sees Sputnik V jabs by May despite rows with Russia, regulators

Slovak PM sees Sputnik V jabs by May despite rows with Russia, regulators
CNA

Slovakia may start using Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in early May, Prime Minister ...

  • Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:04:54 +0800

Canada: calls to investigate photo leak of MP captured naked on Zoom

Canada: calls to investigate photo leak of MP captured naked on Zoom
The Guardian

Will Amos pictured nude in meeting while changing clothesQuestions raised over dissemination of photos ...

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:56:20 GMT