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‘Crowds’ take to the streets to protest at COVID-19 lockdowns

‘Crowds’ take to the streets to protest at COVID-19 lockdowns

More than 100,000 people protested in Australia, France, Italy and Greece on Saturday, sparking clashes with police as they railed against COVID-19 measures and government sanctions against the unvaccinated...

July 26, 2021, Monday


UK minister sorry over ‘cower’ tweet

UK minister sorry over ‘cower’ tweet

British health minister Sajid Javid apologized for and deleted a tweet urging people to take a COVID-19 vaccine and not to “cower” from the virus, saying yesterday he had made “a poor choice of word....

July 26, 2021, Monday


Greece’s first underwater museum: dive into the past

Greece’s first underwater museum: dive into the past

Emerging from the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, Hans-Juergen Fercher has just returned from his fourth dive to where mounds of 2,500-year-old wine pots mark the site of an ancient shipwreck...

July 26, 2021, Monday


Director of Tokyo opening ceremony fired

Director of Tokyo opening ceremony fired

Tokyo Olympics organizers have fired the opening ceremony director on the eve of the event after reports emerged of a past joke he had made about the Holocaust....

July 23, 2021, Friday


Delta ‘to be major COVID variant soon’

Delta ‘to be major COVID variant soon’

The highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is expected to become the dominant strain of the virus over the coming months, the World Health Organization said yesterday....

July 22, 2021, Thursday


Pups of real-life Paw Patrol keeping Tokyo safe

Pups of real-life Paw Patrol keeping Tokyo safe

It’s a neighborhood watch with a difference. A clean-nosed crew, sniffing out trouble and keeping the streets safe for school kids: meet the pups of Tokyo’s real-life Paw Patrol....

July 21, 2021, Wednesday


India’s excess deaths ‘as high as 4.9m’

India’s excess deaths ‘as high as 4.9m’

India’s excess deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic could be as high as 4.9 million, a new study shows, providing further evidence that millions more may have died from coronavirus than the official ta...

July 21, 2021, Wednesday


Haiti agrees on an interim govt to hold elections

Haiti agrees on an interim govt to hold elections

The interim prime minister who has run Haiti since the assassination of president Jovenel Moise agreed on Monday to step aside and make way for an inclusive government that will hold elections, raising...

July 21, 2021, Wednesday


Zuma wins delay in corruption trial

Zuma wins delay in corruption trial

A SOUTH African court granted former President Jacob Zuma’s request for a delay in his arms deal corruption trial yesterday, and adjourned proceedings for three weeks....

July 21, 2021, Wednesday


Germany hit by worst flooding in memory

Germany hit by worst flooding in memory

The German government yesterday pledged to improve the country’s under-fire warning systems as emergency services continued to search for victims of the worst flooding in living memory, with at least 190...

July 20, 2021, Tuesday




 

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