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G7 countries endorse infrastructure plan to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative G7 countries endorse infrastructure plan to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative
- June 13, 2021

The official who briefed reporters was not authorized to publicly discuss the private meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was coy on Saturday when addressing China, saying the European Union needs "everyone in the world" in order to "work together, especially in the areas of climate protection and biodiversity". (more...)
Gunman opens fire in Austin, Texas, wounds 13 before escaping Gunman opens fire in Austin, Texas, wounds 13 before escaping
- June 13, 2021

The shooter escaped and is still at large, according to a statement released by the Austin Police Department . It comes as disturbing footage emerged showing crowds of revellers calmly queuing outside a bar while officers were still giving first aid to the injured. (more...)
India Reports World's Highest Daily COVID Deaths After Bihar Revises Numbers India Reports World's Highest Daily COVID Deaths After Bihar Revises Numbers
- June 10, 2021

The cumulative caseload has reached 2,90,89,069. Till Tuesday, the health department had stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500. The country also witnessed 1,62,664 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, which took the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in India to 2.75 crores. (more...)
Number of confirmed Delta variant cases in Bedford revealed Number of confirmed Delta variant cases in Bedford revealed
- June 07, 2021

A mutated virus has been spotted in Nepal and elsewhere. Of these, 10,797 (87 per cent) were in England , 1,511 (12 per cent) in Scotland , 97 in Wales and 26 in Northern Ireland . - Will vaccines work against the Indian variant? Professor Hunter says: "What we can be confident about with available data is that if you have had one or preferably two doses of vaccine you are rather less likely to catch either Alpha or Delta variants and even if you do become infected you are less ... (more...)
Plane carrying Kamala Harris lands safely after ‘technical issue’ Plane carrying Kamala Harris lands safely after ‘technical issue’
- June 07, 2021

Harris' worldwide trip comes amid the U.S. border crisis, alongside Mexico and Guatemala. Passengers later boarded the back-up C32 plane, "which is an Air Force Boeing modified 757", Harris' spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters. The plane landed safely and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off. "There are no major safety concerns", she said. Harris will visit Guatemala and Mexico this week, bringing a message of hope to a region hammered by Covid-19 and which is the source of most ... (more...)
Two trains collide in southern Pakistan; 30 killed, several injured Two trains collide in southern Pakistan; 30 killed, several injured
- June 07, 2021

The chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh have expressed their condolences on the loss of precious lives. Wagho said a relief train has also reached the nearby station to shift the injured people to hospitals and help other unhurt passengers to go to another railway station to continue their journey. (more...)
Trudeau Trudeau "disappointed" Catholic Church refuses to release residential school records
- June 06, 2021

The school was Canada's largest such facility and was operated by the Catholic church between 1890 and 1969. The former indigenous boarding school in Canada was run by the Catholic Church. "As we ring our bells, perhaps as many as 215 times in honour of each child, we do so with our advocacy and prayers for truth, justice, healing and reconciliation", said the Church of the Epiphany on its Facebook page. (more...)
Watch how this woman takes on a giant bear to save dogs! Watch how this woman takes on a giant bear to save dogs!
- June 02, 2021

My cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs. Surveillance video captured the bear and her two cubs ambling along when the dogs got wind of them and approached, barking, causing the cubs to run and their mother to start swiping at the dogs in an effort to keep them away from her little ones. (more...)
Iranian Warship Sinks in Gulf of Oman Iranian Warship Sinks in Gulf of Oman
- June 02, 2021

All of its crew members disembarked safely, following rescue operations that went on for hours. Kharg - an auxiliary ship with fuel tanks and dry cargo that can supply both fuel and dry stores at sea - was ordered by Iran from the United Kingdom in 1974 and launched in 1977. (more...)
Netanyahu hosts Egyptian spymaster for talks on Gaza ceasefire Netanyahu hosts Egyptian spymaster for talks on Gaza ceasefire
- May 31, 2021

In an apparent allusion to tactics of Hamas, she said it was a violation of worldwide humanitarian law to locate military assess in densely populated civilian areas, or to launch attacks from them. Israeli strikes on Gaza killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, and have wounded more than 1,900 people, the Gaza health ministry says. Hamas has pledged not to touch "a single cent" of global aid to rebuild Gaza. (more...)
Republicans in U.S. Senate block probe of Capitol riot Republicans in U.S. Senate block probe of Capitol riot
- May 29, 2021

In comments this week, Murray blasted Republicans who have shrugged off the events of January 6, when a mob roamed the Capitol trying to halt certification of the 2020 presidential election. But Republicans are also concerned that a commission, modeled on one that probed the September 11, 2001, attacks, would focus attention on the violence and on Trump's persistent false claims about the 2020 election well into next year's midterm congressional election campaigns. (more...)
G7 Calls for 'Immediate and Unconditional' Release of Belarus Journalist G7 Calls for 'Immediate and Unconditional' Release of Belarus Journalist
- May 28, 2021

He faced up to 15 years of jail on charges of organising mass unrest. Many protest leaders - including now-exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya who claimed victory in the August vote - fled the country, and the demonstrations have dwindled. (more...)
Ontario reports almost 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths Ontario reports almost 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths
- May 27, 2021

The latest provincial numbers confirm 1,227 new cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, 39 new cases of the P.1 variant and four new cases of B.1.351. Tuesday's death count is the highest since May 9 when 47 virus-related deaths were reported in the province. (more...)
B.C.'s restart begins immediately, most restrictions loosened by Canada Day B.C.'s restart begins immediately, most restrictions loosened by Canada Day
- May 27, 2021

Currently, 296 individuals are in hospital, 97 of whom are in intensive care. Wednesday's update, which came in the form of a written statement from public health officer Dr. Roughly 53 per cent of eligible British Columbians now have at least one dose of vaccine. By June 15 at the earliest, the province plans to move into a second phase which would see a maximum of 50 people for outdoor social gatherings and 50 people for formal events indoors such as at banquet halls and movie theatres. (more...)
UK’s Johnson failed ‘disastrously’ in Covid-19 crisis, ex-chief adviser says UK’s Johnson failed ‘disastrously’ in Covid-19 crisis, ex-chief adviser says
- May 26, 2021

He quoted Helen MacNamara, deputy cabinet secretary, as saying "I've come through here to the prime minister's office to tell you, quote, I think we are absolutely fucked". In a ferocious attack on the competence and honesty of Johnson's administration, Dominic Cummings claimed the arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020 plunged the government into chaos. (more...)
New ACT health direction in place following Victorian cluster
- May 26, 2021

While COVID-19 restrictions were ramped up in Melbourne on Tuesday, more could be on the way as authorities struggle to rein in the outbreak, which started at Whittlesea in the city's north. Victoria authorities have made face masks mandatory at indoor venues and restricted home gatherings but have so far held off banning spectators at sports events. (more...)
How to watch Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse online How to watch Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse online
- May 26, 2021

During a total lunar eclipse, the whole of the lunar disc enters the Earth's umbra, so lucky Moon gazers will be able to see a full, reddish Moon. On November 19, there will be a partial lunar eclipse that's just about visible, low in the sky, with barely any of the Moon in the Earth's penumbra. (more...)
Pfizer Praises Punjab's Pfizer Praises Punjab's "Extraordinary Efforts", Says No To Sending Jabs
- May 25, 2021

Many health experts have said that India should have, during the second half of 2020, invested in vaccine procurement through advance purchase pacts just as other major countries - the USA, the UK, Brazil, among others - had done. However, vaccination drives for 45 and above age groups which were already operational at hospitals and other healthcare centres though have been extended with the idea of "walk-in vaccination" at government-run schools. (more...)
"You Have Bomb On Board", Belarus Told Pilot Of Diverted Ryanair Plane
- May 25, 2021

European Union leaders on Monday warned they would adopt further "targeted economic sanctions" against the Belarusian authorities to add to the 88 regime figures and seven companies already on a blacklist over a crackdown on opposition. A senior official from Belarus' transport ministry on Monday sought to make the implausible claim the hoax bomb threat had been sent by the Palestinian militant group, Hamas. (more...)
Pfizer, Moderna Won’t Sell Vax To Us: CM Pfizer, Moderna Won’t Sell Vax To Us: CM
- May 25, 2021

Stressing that vaccination is the need of the hour to protect people against the coronavirus , Sisodia said they have spoken to Moderna , Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson for vaccines. Bidders can quote their offers to supply the vaccine in part too, provided that monthly supply shall not be less than 15 lakh doses. After Moderna conveyed to Punjab last week it won't sell directly to states, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said both Pfizer and Moderna have made it known to ... (more...)

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