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Queen Elizabeth enjoys scaled-down Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle Queen Elizabeth enjoys scaled-down Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle
- June 14, 2021

Biden's first time meeting the queen came in November 1982, when as a U.S. senator he travelled to the United Kingdom for a meeting of the British-American Parliamentary Group, the White House said Sunday. She also hosted a state dinner for President Trump in 2019 a year after welcoming him to Windsor Castle for a short ceremony. The visit comes after a hard year for the monarch and just three days after what would have been her husband's 100th birthday. (more...)
Netanyahu ousted following Knesset vote Netanyahu ousted following Knesset vote
- June 14, 2021

Promising to try to heal a divided nation, Mr Bennett will preside over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences. The improbable alliance emerged two weeks after an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, and following inter-communal violence in Israeli cities with significant Arab-Palestinian populations. (more...)
Florida shooting leaves three dead, six injured Florida shooting leaves three dead, six injured
- June 08, 2021

Taylor had worked at Dade Correctional Institution since January 2020. She was rushed to a local hospital where she died, according to the report. One of the victims who was shot and died in hospital was a female corrections officer. "We all have to band together. This violence has to stop", Ramirez said. He added: "And this is extremely frustrating". Ramirez expressed his frustration, saying, "Every weekend, it's the same thing". (more...)
USA lawmakers, industry welcome global distribution of Covid vaccines USA lawmakers, industry welcome global distribution of Covid vaccines
- June 05, 2021

COVAX, or COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, is a World Health Organization-backed global vaccine program helping with the distribution, but Sullivan added at the briefing that the USA will have a final say on where the doses go and its effort is focused on countries dealing with "urgent" needs. (more...)
Florida becomes 8th state to enact anti-trans sports ban this year Florida becomes 8th state to enact anti-trans sports ban this year
- June 02, 2021

Florida's Republican governor signed a bill Tuesday barring transgender females from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, plunging the state into the national culture war over transgender rights. DeSantis, noting that college coaches have told recruiters of the benefit, said that another bill he will sign will move up the date of the NIL legislation to July 1, 2021. (more...)
Children's remains found at Canadian school Children's remains found at Canadian school
- May 29, 2021

A truth and reconciliation commission identified the names of, or information about, at least 3,200 children who died from abuse or neglect while attending a residential school. The federal minister of Crown Indigenous Relations calls the discovery "heartbreaking". The Kamloops residential school operated between 1890 and 1969. (more...)
Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine likely to arrive in Dhaka Sunday night Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine likely to arrive in Dhaka Sunday night
- May 27, 2021

India has become the second country after the U.S. to have crossed 20 crores cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. "Recent data points confirm the high effectiveness of BNT612b2 2-dose regimen against SARS-CoV-2 variants, and among individuals of Indian ethnicity", Pfizer has said. (more...)
Australia's Victoria state to return to lockdown Australia's Victoria state to return to lockdown
- May 27, 2021

He said "the time between catching the virus and passing it on is faster than ever", being only one day-compared to a five-day period previously seen previously. Most of those cases are linked to a man in his 60s who fell sick on May 17. Masks must be worn outside the home. Gatherings are not permitted, but visiting an intimate partner will continue to be OK, he said. (more...)
Melbourne lockdown leaves Supercars teams in limbo Melbourne lockdown leaves Supercars teams in limbo
- May 27, 2021

Merlino said Victorians will only be able to leave home for five reasons: shopping for necessary goods and services, authorised work or permitted education, exercise (a two-hour limit with one other person), care giving, and to get vaccinated. (more...)
Victoria to begin 7 days lockdown from midnight fijivillage.com Victoria to begin 7 days lockdown from midnight fijivillage.com
- May 27, 2021

Supermarkets, food stores, petrol stations, banks, bottle shops and pharmacies are considered essential, while other retail stores can provide click and collect. The number of Victorian exposure sites has exploded to more than 150, including the Docklands stadium and MCG, as well as locations in Cohuna, Bendigo and Axedale . (more...)
Australia's Victoria state says next 24 hours critical as COVID cluster grows Australia's Victoria state says next 24 hours critical as COVID cluster grows
- May 27, 2021

The AFL is yet to finalise its re-jigged plans for the match. Port Adelaide players and staff that travelled to Melbourne last weekend have returned negative COVID-19 tests and were cleared to return to training, the club confirmed on Thursday. (more...)
WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Media Rules WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Media Rules
- May 26, 2021

WhatsApp also said its update did not change the privacy of peoples' personal messages. "We will maintain this approach until at least the forthcoming PDP law comes into effect". " We have consistently joined civil society and experts around the world in opposing requirements that would violate the privacy of our users ". Noting that many Indian users depend on WhatsApp for communicating on a daily basis, the ministry had said in the notice that it is irresponsible for WhatsApp to leverage ... (more...)
Grand Jury Reportedly Convened to Hear Evidence in Trump Criminal Probe Grand Jury Reportedly Convened to Hear Evidence in Trump Criminal Probe
- May 26, 2021

The panel was convened recently and will sit three days a week for six months, according to the Post . The development reported late on Tuesday signals that the Manhattan district attorney's office was moving toward seeking charges as a result of its two-year investigation, which included a lengthy legal battle to obtain Trump's tax records. (more...)
Passengers reveal journalist's panic during plane 'hijacking' Passengers reveal journalist's panic during plane 'hijacking'
- May 25, 2021

A Greek national who was among the five passengers on board Sunday's Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius that did not reach its planned destination after the airliner was intercepted by a Belarusian warplane and forced to land in Minsk has told Kathimerini that he made a decision to get off the plane as the Belarus capital was the end destination of his journey. (more...)
Four new COVID cases connected to outbreak Four new COVID cases connected to outbreak
- May 25, 2021

Victoria has recorded one new coronavirus case as health authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak in Melbourne ahead of the imposition of new restrictions. Anyone who has attended a tier two exposure site to get tested urgently and isolate until you have a negative result. The latest outbreak could impact this weekend's round of the AFL with Western Bulldogs players and staff now isolating after an employee visited an exposure site. (more...)
EU Recommends Airlines Stop Flying Over Belarus After Forced Landing EU Recommends Airlines Stop Flying Over Belarus After Forced Landing
- May 25, 2021

Lukashenko's brazen interception and forced landing of a Ryanair passenger jet, in order to arrest an opposition activist on board, highlighted his utter disregard for the European Union and its member countries, and his confidence in the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
DeWine announces OH pandemic orders will end June 2 DeWine announces OH pandemic orders will end June 2
- May 13, 2021

Mike DeWine announced in a live address Wednesday evening. Since the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines, children have consistently made up as much as 22% of cases nationwide, according to DeWine. Governor DeWine hailed the vaccines developed by Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna as crucial tools in lowering the case and fatality counts in the Buckeye state. (more...)
At Least 8 Dead In School Shooting In Russia At Least 8 Dead In School Shooting In Russia
- May 11, 2021

They gave no immediate details on a motive. Footage released by Russian media showed students dressed in black and white running out of the building. "Other accomplices haven't been established. An investigation is underway", Minnikhanov said. Minnikhanov added that 18 students and three adults have been hospitalized with injuries of varying severity. (more...)
U.S. fires warning shots at Iranian boats in Gulf U.S. fires warning shots at Iranian boats in Gulf
- May 11, 2021

President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018, prompting Iran to begin violating its terms about a year later. After the second volley, the Revolutionary Guard vessels left, Kirby said. A day earlier, the Monterey had intercepted an arms shipment aboard a dhow in the Arabian Sea apparently headed for Yemen, whose Houthi rebels are supported by Iran. (more...)
White House to shift COVID-19 vaccine to states with more need White House to shift COVID-19 vaccine to states with more need
- May 05, 2021

Biden's speech comes as the White House announced a shift away from a strict by-population allocation of vaccines . US officials are gearing up to administer vaccines to adolescents once approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (more...)