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Largest 13 story residential building in Gaza collapses after Israeli airstrikesubmitted by /u/kashmiriboi [link] [comments]
13 hAnimals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in UK lawsubmitted by /u/Illustrious_Welder94 [link] [comments]
6 hIsrael calls on Biden administration to stay out of Jerusalem crisissubmitted by /u/gerundwizard [link] [comments]
11 hUS officials believe Russia may be behind the suspected directed-energy attacks that are getting government employees sick around the world, report sayssubmitted by /u/Speedster202 [link] [comments]
18 hNetanyahu declares state of emergency in Lod due to widespread and violent rioting. This is the first use of emergency powers over an Arab community in Israel since the end of the military administration over the Arabs of Israel in 1966.submitted by /u/1MorePint [link] [comments]
13 hIsraeli energy pipeline hit as Iron Dome fails to intercept missilesubmitted by /u/pi3141592653589 [link] [comments]
15 hIndian government says 5G doesn’t cause COVID-19. Also points out India has no 5G networkssubmitted by /u/Kuchbhilikhlo [link] [comments]
21 hHundreds of South Africans rallied on Tuesday against Israeli attacks on Palestinians after at least 28 people were killed following clashes over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalemsubmitted by /u/DoremusJessup [link] [comments]
18 hUS Halts Statement By UN Security Council On Escalation In Israel-Palestinian Tensions - The draft statement would call on Israel to “cease settlement activities, demolitions and evictions” including in east Jerusalemsubmitted by /u/mod_89 [link] [comments]
18 hEleven more Palestinian civilians are killed after other airstrikes are executed by Israel in Gaza, bringing the death toll to 43; Among the victims there are a 5-year-old child and their parents who died as a residential building collapsed after being bombed.submitted by /u/HappyFill7413 [link] [comments]
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Israel-Gaza: Fears of war as violence escalatesThe barrage of Palestinian militant rockets and Israeli air strikes grows, in the worst violence in years.
1 hIsrael-Gaza: Locals scramble for cover, some hiding in wardrobesLocals in Israel and Gaza terrified amid the worst flare-up in the conflict for years.
18 hCoronavirus in India: 'My city is under siege from Covid-19'The BBC's Vikas Pandey has called Delhi home for more than a decade - but Covid has changed everything.
12 hTaliban capture Afghan district ahead of Eid ceasefireThe Taliban have stepped up attacks on government forces, with US troops set to withdraw.
1 hAir France crash: Trial ordered for Airbus and airline over 2009 disasterThe Paris court ruling comes 12 years after flight AF447 crashed into the Atlantic killing 228 people.
2 hHong Kong: Top cop caught in unlicensed massage parlour raidThe officer involved is allegedly the director of Hong Kong's National Security Department.
6 hSpooky 'Finding Nemo' fish washes up on California beachAnglerfish, which are known to lurk deep down on the seabed, very rarely wash up on land.
1 hHow did a cyber-attack lead to long queues for petrol in the US?How did a cyber attack lead to a shortage of petrol in the US?
9 hLiz Cheney faces vote to remove her from Republican leadershipIn an impassioned speech on the eve of the vote, Ms Cheney trained her fire again on "liar" Mr Trump.
9 hNature: Throwing money at biodiversity schemes is ineffectiveMany internationally funded conservation schemes are underfunded and ineffective, researchers conclude.
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The State of the PandemicWe look at the state of the virus, through three charts.
1 hI.C.C. Is Watching Israeli-Palestinian Violence for War CrimesThe International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor said she was watching the escalation of violence in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza with “great concern.”
1 hExperts Call for Sweeping Reforms to Prevent the Next PandemicSwift mask mandates and travel restrictions, an international treaty and the creation of new bureaucracies are among the recommendations presented to the W.H.O.
1 hNepal to Use Oxygen Tanks From Everest to Treat Covid PatientsWith hundreds reportedly dying because of a shortage, relief groups are attempting to repurpose tanks used by climbers in the Himalayas.
1 hEverything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.
1 hYour Wednesday BriefingThe Israeli-Gaza conflict intensifies.
8 hHas Anyone Really Summited the World’s 14 Highest Mountains?Only 44 people are said to have reached the summit of all 14 of the world’s highest mountains. Now, researchers are questioning whether any of them have really done it.
2 hViolence Escalates Between Israelis and PalestiniansFighting between Israelis and Palestinians intensified on Tuesday to the highest levels seen in seven years, as militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes in Gaza.
9 hThese Three Feminists Are Changing Argentina From the InsidePaying women for unpaid work at home. Delivering food to transgender people. Building day care centers. Bit by bit, these women, appointed by the president to high-ranking positions, are restructuring society.
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Horrifying Photographs Capture The Deadly Israeli–Palestinian ViolenceScores of people have been killed in some of the worst fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza war.
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12 May 2021 at 3:25pmAt Least Nine People Died In A School Shooting In RussiaSeven of the victims — four boys and three girls — were students in eighth grade, according to reports.
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10 hThe DOJ Will Waive The Death Penalty For The American Who Fought With Extremists In Ukraine And Allegedly Killed A Florida CoupleWaiving the death penalty for Craig Lang could speed up his extradition from Kyiv, where capital punishment has been off the books for 20 years.
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1 jA Train Line In Mexico City Collapsed, Killing At Least 20 People“There are unfortunately children among the dead,” the city's mayor said.
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7 jThese Horrifying Photos Show How Dire The Coronavirus Surge In India IsAs cases in India surge faster than anywhere in the world, Indians struggle to care for their family members who have COVID and mourn lost loved ones.
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8 jCOVID-19 Is Devastating India. Its Government Is Trying To Censor Social Media.As thousands of people die each day, the Modi government is cracking down on people criticizing it online.
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5 jAs Indians Face A COVID-19 Crisis, Facebook Temporarily Hid Posts With #ResignModiOn Wednesday, the world’s largest social network hid posts with the text #ResignModi for a few hours, before restoring them.
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12 jThe US Will Send COVID-19 Vaccines Worldwide As India Struggles With Thousands Of DeathsThe AstraZeneca vaccines are authorized in India but still awaiting an FDA go-ahead in the US. Up to 60 million doses will be shared with India amid a catastrophic surge in cases there.
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14 jTwitter Is Blocking Tweets That Criticize How The Indian Government Has Handled The PandemicMore than 50 tweets are now blocked in India.
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16 jCOVID Is Ravaging India Harder Than Ever, And The Situation Is Only Getting WorseAbout 1 in every 3 cases of COVID-19 recorded each day in the world is now in India, where the rate of new infections is growing faster than in any other nation.
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Healthy Eating: What to do about meat and dairy?We explore ways to break our addiction to meat and dairy and eat dishes that are healthy for both people and the planet.
34 mWorld could have prevented COVID-19 catastrophe: Expert panelReport by IPPPR says 'toxic cocktail' of dithering and poor coordination means warning signs went unheeded.
1 hThe UK is hurtling towards a constitutional crisisThe election showed that the Union's future will be decided by Scotland - either in the ballot box or the courts.
1 hWhere will Israel’s assault on Palestinians end?Israeli raids in Gaza and occupied East Jerusalem put Palestinian communities on edge.
1 hIsraeli army kills Palestinian teen in occupied West BankRashid Abu Arreh, 16, shot dead in Tubas, after killing of Hussein al-Titi, 26, during protests in al-Fawwar camp.
2 hGlobal stocks see longest losing streak in two monthsThe sell-off was driven by inflation fears and some investors cutting their exposure to overstretched stocks or sectors.
2 h‘True hero’: Indian police officer helping with COVID cremationsRakesh Kumar has gone beyond call of duty to help perform last rites of as many as 1,300 coronavirus victims in Delhi.
2 hInside Mumbai’s 2,000-bed ‘jumbo’ COVID hospitalPop-up mega hospital in India's financial capital is mounted with tents and metal partitions and looks like a war room.
2 hHamas leader says group ‘ready’ for Israeli escalationIsmail Haniya says Israel bears all responsibility for the consequences after 'igniting fire in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa'.
2 hWhy is it so difficult to hold a census in North Macedonia?How shadows of past tensions between Macedonian majority and ethnic Albanian minority impede population registration.
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South Korea unveils design for future military transport aircraft
South Korea’s Korea Aerospace Industries, commonly known as KAI, has released a short promo video of its proposed design for the future military transport aircraft. The released video doesn’t reveal much other than a shape that resembles pretty much every other aircraft in the class, as the Japanese C-2 or Ukrainian An-178. At the same […]The post South Korea unveils design for future military transport aircraft first appeared on Defence Blog.
19 hCobham wins $7.1 million U.S. Navy contract for water activated parachute release systems
Cobham Mission Systems, the U.S.-based world leading design and manufacturer of innovative aerospace safety and survival systems, announced today it has been awarded a new $7.1 million prime contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support. This contract is for production and delivery of Universal Water Activated Release System (UWARS) components to […]The post Cobham wins $7.1 million U.S. Navy contract for water activated parachute release systems first appeared on Defence Blog.
23 hU.S. Navy releases footage of incident in Strait of Hormuz with Iranian Navy Forces
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command has released footage of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) on 10 May. On Monday, IRGCN’s fast in-shore attack craft (FIAC), a type of speedboat armed with machine guns, conducted unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers and failed to exercise due regard […]The post U.S. Navy releases footage of incident in Strait of Hormuz with Iranian Navy Forces first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jKongsberg gets $499M contract modification for CROWS systems
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, part of Norwegian defense company Kongsberg, has received a $499 million contract modification for the Protector Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station system, also known as CROWS. The CROWS system is a weapon-mounted turret that adapts to four standard weapons – the M2, MK19, M240, and the M249. The weapons system […]The post Kongsberg gets $499M contract modification for CROWS systems first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jSale of Aegis Combat System to Canada approved
The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Canada of more than $1.7 billion worth of integrated naval weapons system produced by Lockheed Martin, according to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The possible deal covers four Shipsets of the AEGIS Combat System (ACS); one AEGIS Combat System Computer Program; four Shipsets of […]The post Sale of Aegis Combat System to Canada approved first appeared on Defence Blog.
1 jRussian Navy shadows U.S. Coast Guard cutter in the Black Sea
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has released a photo showing the Russian Navy’s latest patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin (363) shadowing the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Black Sea. According to the plan of joint exercises, the warships of the U.S. Coast Guard and […]The post Russian Navy shadows U.S. Coast Guard cutter in the Black Sea first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jU.S. Navy seized enough weapons to equip ‘small army’
The U.S. Navy was able to seize thousands of Russian and Chinese-made illicit weapons from a stateless dhow — enough to equip a small army. On Saturday, the service press release said that the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in the international water of […]The post U.S. Navy seized enough weapons to equip ‘small army’ first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jU.S. Navy commissions its newest Expeditionary Sea Base ship
On Saturday, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base ship USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), May 8, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California. Due to COVID-19 limitations, 50 guests were able to attend the ceremony for the ship named in honor of Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Lance Cpl. Miguel […]The post U.S. Navy commissions its newest Expeditionary Sea Base ship first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jUkrainian Army tests new aerial target system that replicates cruise missile
The Ukrainian Army is testing an integrated aerial target system that developed to support the training requirement of the armed forces. According to the Army Inform news agency, the Ukrainian Army is experimenting with the Flying Target-1 (FT-1) low-flying air target system during the training phase of combat firing of air defense units at the […]The post Ukrainian Army tests new aerial target system that replicates cruise missile first appeared on Defence Blog.
3 jU.S. Air Force’s new F-15EX fighters join Alaska training exercise
The U.S. Air Force’s latest fighter jet, the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II, participating in a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, according to 53rd Wing Public Affairs Advisor. The 53rd Wing said in a statement that the first two F-15EX fighters – both 001 and 002 – have taken to the Alaska […]The post U.S. Air Force’s new F-15EX fighters join Alaska training exercise first appeared on Defence Blog.
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Homocolonialism: Sexual Governance, Gender, Race and the Nation-StateThe consequence of homocolonialism can obstruct the radical queer politics that have challenged the oppressive forces of the gendered and heterosexed nation-state.
13 hReview – Embattled Dreamlands: The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish MemoryLeupold deals with the complex relationships between Armenians, Kurds and Turks, uncovering the nuances of memory, nationalism and conflict.
17 hOur Fragile Bodies: Economic Change, the Nation-State and the Coronavirus PandemicAlthough it is not feasible to assess the ultimate implications of COVID-19 currently, the pandemic has already revealed multiple long-term dynamics in our societies.
18 hBroken Threads: Reshaping Multilateralism with COVID-19 under WayEven though COVID-19 developments set states and economies further apart, a new push from the Biden administration can partially restore confidence in multilateral endeavours.
1 jInterview – Victor Khodayar-PardoVictor Khodayar-Pardo discusses his work for the United Nations, including the organisation's response to Covid-19, environmental issues and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
1 jRojava’s Patriarchal Liberation: Solving the Feminist Anti-Militarism Problem?Kurdish women and feminism constitute a force of resistance against patriarchy and domination through the conjunction of democratic confederalism and military resistance.
1 jUnderstanding Syria’s Sectarian WaveThe first condition for de-sectarianization is the end to external competitive intervention in Syria’s conflict. Much will depend on what dominant national identity is constructed to replace (or restore) Arabism.
2 jWhat English Language Teachers Can Teach IR about PedagogyAt their core, English language teachers (and their IR active learning compatriots) believe that more people should be empowered to speak, and should help others find their voice.
2 jOpinion – The Viability of Iran Nuclear Talks Without the Gulf Cooperation CouncilThe world powers who are currently negotiating with Iran need to explore the prospects of drawing in the GCC to explore wider solutions.
4 jClimate Debt: A Model for Indigenous Latin American Self-determination?Latin America provides relevant context for the implications of a climate debt scheme given its high levels of foreign debt and significant export of natural resources.
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India Under Siege From Covid-19: The Worst Yet to Come
NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) - The Coronavirus infections and deaths in India recorded a daily high on Monday, 10 May, with 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths as reported by the Indian health ministry, taking India's total tally to 22.66 million with 246,116 deaths. Experts have raised a flag stating India's actual figures could be far higher than what is currently being reported.
Read the full story, “India Under Siege From Covid-19: The Worst Yet to Come”, on globalissues.org →
12 hBiogas in Argentina: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Solution
BUENOS AIRES, May 11 (IPS) - "Until five years ago, we didn't know about the circular economy, but today our waste generates environmentally neutral products that also offer a return,” says José Luis Barrinat, manager of a cooperative that brings together some 550 small farmers in Monje, Argentina.
Read the full story, “Biogas in Argentina: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Solution”, on globalissues.org →
13 hOne Health Approach Key to Tackling Africas Challenges
IBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions.
Read the full story, “One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africas Challenges”, on globalissues.org →
15 hIslamic social financing initiative aims to help economic recovery, pandemic response
As the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank teamed up on Tuesday to help the most vulnerable.
Read the full story, “Islamic social financing initiative aims to help economic recovery, pandemic response”, on globalissues.org →
15 hCredible elections can help propel Iraq towards ‘safe and prosperous future’
A trusted electoral process with “free and wide-ranging participation” can steer Iraq towards a “safe and prosperous future”, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday.
Read the full story, “Credible elections can help propel Iraq towards ‘safe and prosperous future’”, on globalissues.org →
17 hUN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an ‘act of senseless violence’
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children.
Read the full story, “UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an ‘act of senseless violence’”, on globalissues.org →
17 hVaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report
Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published on Tuesday.
Read the full story, “Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report”, on globalissues.org →
19 hUN chief 'gravely concerned' as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel
The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" at escalating violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Tuesday, while the UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for “a redoubling of efforts to restore calm”, after airstrikes and days of clashes between protesters and Israeli police.
Read the full story, “UN chief 'gravely concerned' as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel”, on globalissues.org →
20 hPakistanis in Italy: Against All Odds
ROME, May 11 (IPS) - We met 22-year old Ali B. in a park in Rome’s city center on a rather cold and windy April evening. We could not share a meal, or even a coffee, as all restaurants were shut due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions. He had travelled down from Cerveteri (a small town about 50km north of Rome) where he works for an old couple. They provide boarding and lodging as well as a decent salary and social security benefits. In return, he has to cook for them and look after the kitchen.
Read the full story, “Pakistanis in Italy: Against All Odds”, on globalissues.org →
20 hKenyas Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate
MAKUENI, Kenya, May 11 (IPS) - It is an uncommon occurrence to see farms with flourishing healthy crops in Kenya’s semi-arid Makueni County. But in Kithiani village, Justus Kimeu’s two-acre piece of land stands out from the rest. After embracing the regenerative agriculture (RA) technique, the 52-year-old farmer is looking forward to a bumper harvest of maize as all his neighbours count their losses following this year’s failed season.
Read the full story, “Kenyas Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate”, on globalissues.org →
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NATO exercises sweep Europe amid Russian escalation, rising tensions between Moscow and USLit only by an orange floodlight, a single file of camouflaged men crept along the wall of a small, dark Romanian port on the Black Sea. Suddenly, they opened fire on the two men guarding a darkened warehouse with broken windows.
1 hColombian protest leader Lucas Villa, who was shot eight times, diesColombian student activist Lucas Villa was declared brain dead Monday night, nearly a week after he was shot eight times at a peaceful protest against President Ivan Duque's government, CNN Espanol reported, citing a statement from San Jorge de Pereira University Hospital where he was being treated.
14 hCNN anchor presses leader on corruption claimsCNN's Zain Asher speaks to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio about how he's performing against his campaign promises to root out corruption in the country.
12 hIndia's Covid catastrophe could make global shortages even worseA terrifying and record-breaking wave of Covid-19 in India threatens to stall the country's economic recovery and send shockwaves through several important global industries.
1 jJeff Bezos' superyacht is so big it needs its own yachtToday in ultra-billionaire news, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has purchased a modest 100-foot schooner as he looks forward to a quieter life and hours of reflection on the open seas ... LOL, just kidding.
1 jVictoria's Secret is becoming a publicly traded companyL Brands has officially given up on seeking a buyer for Victoria's Secret and is spinning off the struggling underwear brand to become its own publicly traded company instead.
21 hIBM CEO: America needs a NASA-like agency to prevent future pipeline attacksIBM is on a tear under the leadership of new CEO Arvind Krishna: It created the world's smallest microchip and Tuesday it announced new AI capabilities at its annual Think event.
3 hChickens are in short supply. Blame Tyson's roostersChickens are in short supply. Part of the blame goes to Tyson's roosters.
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German vaccine seekers getting aggressive, doctors saySome people are demanding their second shot early so they can go on holiday or profit from advantages such as shopping without needing a Covid-19 test. Older patients who have been assigned AstraZeneca are also demanding a different vaccine.
12 May 2021 at 3:14pmFears of 'full-scale war' as Israel-Palestinian clashes kill 50
12 May 2021 at 2:35pmUS halts consular services in Russia after diplomatic rowIn a statement posted earlier on its website, the embassy said it would from May 12 stop offering routine services to US citizens including passport renewals "for the forseeable future" and only process new visa applications in "life-or-death emergencies".
12 May 2021 at 2:01pmTrump slams Biden 'weakness' as Israel violence swellsDonald Trump took a solidly pro-Israel stance Tuesday amid an escalation of deadly Mideast violence, as the former US president accused successor Joe Biden of "weakness" and lack of support for the Jewish state. Hailing his administration as "the Peace Presidency," Trump said Israel's adversaries knew there would be "swift retribution if Israel was attacked" when he was prez.
1 hIran state TV says Ahmadinejad will run in presidential raceIran's state television has reported that former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is registering as a candidate to return to the same office in upcoming elections.
2 hFrench MPs back Macron's Covid 'pass' after changesMacron wants the pass to help speed up the lifting of coronavirus restrictions as his Covid vaccination programme gathers pace.
17 m35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalatesIsrael carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
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Covid pandemic was preventable, says WHO-commissioned report
Independent high-level panel castigates global leaders and calls for major changes to ensure it cannot happen again
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The Covid pandemic was a preventable disaster that need not have cost millions of lives if the world had reacted more quickly, according to an independent high-level panel, which castigates global leaders and calls for major changes to bring it to an end and ensure it cannot happen again.
The report of the panel, chaired by Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, found “weak links at every point in the chain”.Continue reading...
1 hLiz Cheney expected to be removed from House leadership over Trump criticism
The Republican caucus will vote on Wednesday on whether to oust the Wyoming congresswoman
Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming is facing removal from her leadership position in the Republican caucus of the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning in an internal battle seen as a bellwether of the future direction of the party.
Cheney’s ouster is widely expected after she found herself at odds with other members of Republican leadership over her refusal to stop blaming Donald Trump for inciting the mob attack on the United States Capitol on 6 January.Continue reading...
2 hIsrael-Gaza violence: death toll rises as UN envoy warns over escalation
Further airstrikes and rocket fire reported in worst violence since 2014 war between Israel and Hamas
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Israeli jets and Palestinian militants have traded fresh airstrikes and rocket fire as the UN’s Middle East envoy warned of an escalation towards a full-scale war.
One person was killed and two injured after an anti-tank guided missile struck a jeep patrolling near the border between Israel and Gaza on Wednesday morning. Mortar shells fired across the border hampered efforts by medical teams to reach the scene.Continue reading...
2 hBoris Johnson served with court judgment over £535 unpaid debt
County court judgment puts prime minister at potential risk of bad credit rating and action by bailiffs
Boris Johnson has had a county court judgment issued against him for a debt that has not been repaid, official records show, placing the prime minister at risk of not only a bad credit rating but potential enforcement action by bailiffs arriving at Downing Street.
The official register of county court judgments for England and Wales shows that Johnson had a judgment against him in October last year over an unpaid debt of £535. The register does not give details of to whom the debt is owed.Continue reading...
1 hBritish troops were twice as likely to be killed in Afghanistan as US forces
Exclusive: Costs of War study looked at losses suffered by Nato allies over 2001-17, finding UK lost 455 lives
British and Canadian troops were more than twice as likely to get killed in Afghanistan as their US counterparts, according to a study that looks at the scale of the sacrifice made by Nato allies over the course of the 20-year war.
The UK also gave more to Afghanistan than the US in the form of economic and humanitarian assistance as a percentage of GDP, the study published on Wednesday by the Costs of War project at Brown University found.Continue reading...
7 hChemical giants hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging
DuPont and Daikin, manufacturers of ‘short chain’ PFAS, did not inform regulator the FDA negative results of tests on animals
Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin knew the dangers of a PFAS compound widely used in food packaging since 2010, but hid them from the public and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), company studies obtained by the Guardian reveal.
The chemicals, called 6:2 FTOH, are now linked to a range of serious health issues, and Americans are still being exposed to them in greaseproof pizza boxes, carryout containers, fast-food wrappers, and paperboard packaging.Continue reading...
46 mUK to require social media to protect ‘democratically important’ content
Additions to online safety bill would also ban sites from discriminating against political viewpoints
Social networks will be banned from discriminating against particular political viewpoints and required to protect “democratically important” content, the UK government has announced, as its landmark online safety bill finally heads to parliament.
The additions to the bill, based on a white paper first drafted by Theresa May’s government in 2019, would make the UK one of the first nations in the west to require social networks to take active steps to moderate their impact on the democratic process. But there are fears that the requirement could lead to social networks refusing to take action against harmful content in case it is decreed to...
45 mOne in four cities cannot afford climate crisis protection measures – study
Survey of 800 cities around world finds almost 43% do not even have plan to adapt to impacts of global heating
One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more than 90% are facing serious risks, according to research.
Cities are facing problems with flooding, overheating, water shortages, and damage to their infrastructure from extreme weather, which is growing more frequent as the climate changes. A survey of 800 cities, carried out by the Carbon Disclosure Project, found that last year about 43% of them, representing a combined population of 400 million people, did not have a plan to adapt to the climate crisis.Continue reading...
7 hYemen envoy Martin Griffiths to take on top UN humanitarian job
Diplomat to stay in post in Yemen until successor is found to avoid vacuum in war-ravaged country
The Yemen special envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to take on the role of UN humanitarian relief coordinator, succeeding another British diplomat, Mark Lowcock, in a move that may mark a reset in the stalled peace process in Yemen.
Griffiths was not the official British candidate but his confirmation in the role means the UK will have kept hold of a posting that has gone to British figures for more than a decade.Continue reading...
1 hMāori party co-leader ejected from parliament after performing haka in racism row
Rawiri Waititi had accused the opposition of racism and was asked to sit down by the speaker, but instead performed the ceremonial dance
Māori party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has been thrown out of New Zealand’s parliament after denouncing rhetoric from the opposition as racist and performing a haka.
Waititi said the opposition was inciting racism across New Zealand through its stance on Māori healthcare. The haka is a ceremonial dance for Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand – it can represent a challenge, and is sometimes performed in moments of conflict.Continue reading...
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Amazon wins court appeal as it battles the EU over a $300 million tax billAmazon won its appeal against the European Commission on Wednesday, who had ordered the tech giant to pay back 250 million euros ($303 million) in taxes to Luxembourg.
1 hThe global chip shortage could last until 2023Glenn O'Donnell, a vice president research director at advisory firm Forrester, believes the shortage could last until 2023.
4 hTesla's China sales tumble 27% in April from MarchTesla's sales decline came amid an overall drop for new energy passenger cars in China, and increased scrutiny from regulators on the electric car company.
5 hIndia hits another grim record as WHO says it accounted for half of last week's reported casesThe World Health Organization said India accounted for half of all cases reported globally last week as well as 30% of global deaths.
5 hDow futures slip more than 100 points, after its worst day since FebruaryTechnology stocks fell Tuesday but eventually recovered, spurring selling in the broader market
1 h'A huge moment': U.S. gives go-ahead for its first major offshore wind farmVineyard Wind 1 project will be located in waters off the coast of Massachusetts.
2 hAll eyes are on this inflation number, which could have the biggest gain in nearly a decadeConsumer inflation data for April will be released on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. ET, and it's expected to show a significant bump.
13 hChinese smartphone giant Xiaomi shares rally over 6% after U.S. agrees to remove it from blacklistThe U.S. has agreed to remove Xiaomi from a blacklist that would have barred Americans from investing in the Chinese smartphone maker.
3 hLebanon is on a 'train to hell' and 'about to reach the last station,' former government advisor saysLebanon is facing its worst crisis since its bloody civil war of 1975-1990.
5 hGoogle is helping the England soccer manager pick his squad. Here’s howEngland Manager Gareth Southgate has been using a piece of player performance software that has been developed by the Football Association and Google Cloud.
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Austria’s Chancellor Kurz confirms he’s under investigation by anti-corruption prosecutors over parliamentary testimonyAustria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he is under investigation by the country’s anti-corruption prosecutors over alleged false statements given during parliamentary hearings. Kurz denies any wrongdoing. Read Full Article at RT.com
46 m‘We’re still more populated than US & Europe combined’: China dismisses Western media claim that nation faces ‘demographic crisis’The Chinese Foreign Ministry has hit out at claims by Western media that the country’s latest census results are a sign that China is a nation in decline, both economically and in terms of its population size. Read Full Article at RT.com
46 mInstagram will now let users choose pronouns, reportedly from more than 40 options – but some think the list is too restrictiveInstagram has announced that users will now be able to display up to four pronouns on their profile in a dedicated section. They will also have the option to make them public or only viewable to friends. Read Full Article at RT.com
1 hAir France and Airbus to stand trial over deadly 2009 crash in the Atlantic Ocean that killed 228A Paris court has ruled that Air France and Airbus will stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter over the 2009 crash of flight AF447, killing all 228 people on board, the deadliest crash in the airline’s history. Read Full Article at RT.com
1 hWar crimes court 'monitoring developments' in West Bank: ICC prosecutor registers 'great concern'The International Criminal Court's top prosecutor says she is keeping a close eye on developments in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, as Israeli forces and Palestinians engage in deadly clashes and retaliatory strikes. Read Full Article at RT.com
2 hSwedish pop star Zara Larsson labeled anti-Semite after calling on ‘apartheid’ Israel to stop killing Palestinian civiliansSwedish pop sensation Zara Larsson is facing a backlash on social media after criticizing Israel’s treatment of Palestians, amid a flare-up of violence in the region. The controversial Instagram post was later removed. Read Full Article at RT.com
2 hTaiwan considers coronavirus lockdown as island registers record 16 domestic transmissionsTaiwan is tightening its coronavirus restrictions after 16 new domestically transmitted Covid-19 cases were detected, marking the highest-ever daily increase on the island, which has largely kept the pandemic under control. Read Full Article at RT.com
3 hJapan’s booking platform for Covid vaccine appointment crashes as Tokyo struggles to kick-start inoculation programJapan’s platform for booking Covid-19 vaccinations has crashed in parts of the country because of a technical issue with US cloud computing vendor Salesforce, compounding frustration with the government’s handling of the pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com
3 hWATCH: Maori Party co-leader kicked out of New Zealand parliament after performing HAKA in protest over ‘racist propaganda’Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi was ejected from New Zealand’s parliamentary chambers after accusing a fellow MP of engaging in racist rhetoric, and then performing a ceremonial dance to express his displeasure. Read Full Article at RT.com
4 h‘Our intel was better’: IDF brags about killing top Hamas spies, as retaliatory strikes blamed for deaths of Arab woman & 7yo girlThe Israeli military has claimed to have “neutralized” two high-level Hamas intelligence officials during air raids in Gaza, as local officials claim Palestinian rocket fire killed two Arab-Israelis, a woman and a child. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK Government Unveils Action Plan Recognising Animals as Sentient BeingsLONDON (Sputnik) - The UK government launched on Wednesday an action plan seeking to recognise animals as sentient beings in law and introduce welfare measures to protect pets, livestock and wild animals at home and abroad.
46 mDonald Trump Touts UK Voter ID Reform, Says US Should Adopt One TooUS Democrats repeatedly slammed similar suggestions by the former president and the Republican Party. Since the inauguration of Joe Biden, they have been peddling the opposite, called the HR 1 Bill, which seeks to relax the voter identification process and expand the scope of mail-in voting, which the GOP claims is prone to fraud.
47 mIndia's Congress Appoints Member Critical of Party Leadership to Head COVID TaskforceGhulam Nabi Azad had led a group of senior Congress leaders, known as G-23, to write a letter demanding free and fair organisational election in the party. The G-23 had blamed the Congress leadership for the continued organisational weakness of the party evident in electoral losses in state after state and parliamentary polls.
59 mWill Batley be Starmer’s Waterloo? Looming By-Election in Town Where Muslims Threatened TeacherThe parliamentary constituency of Batley and Spen has been held by Labour since 1997 but in 2015 local MP Jo Cox was murdered by a British nationalist. Now Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer faces a by-election, knowing defeat could spell the end of his reign.
1 hBonn Police Boost Security at Synagogue After Several Arrested for VandalismBERLIN (Sputnik) - Police in Bonn, Germany, told Sputnik on Wednesday that they had stepped up security at a local synagogue after several suspects were arrested for vandalising it.
1 hOn a Tight Leash: White House Edits Its Own Quotes Before Press Allowed to Publish Them, Report SaysMembers of the White House press corps used to confront the previous administration, but it seems that under the new president, the rules for journalists have become much tighter than they were before.
1 hUK Foreign Secretary Calls for Wider Cooperation to Deal With 'States Involved in Cyber Crimes'The foreign secretary has addressed the National Cyber Security Centre’s CYBERUK conference in his first major speech on cybersecurity-related issues.
1 hFemale Members of Trump Family Were 'Dangerously Close' to Secret Service Agents, Author ClaimsIn her book titled "The Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service", Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig mentioned Donald Trump's youngest daughter, Tiffany, who allegedly started spending "an unusual amount of time alone" with a security agent after breaking up with her boyfriend.
2 hPentagon to Remove Chinese Tech Giant Xiaomi From Government BlacklistThe Trump administration designated Xiaomi as a company with ties to the Chinese military. The tech firm dismissed the allegations, saying the Chinese military designation was unconstitutional and hit back with a lawsuit against the US government.
3 hUK Economy Shrinks by 1.5% in First Quarter of 2021LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK's gross domestic product slumped by 1.5 percent from January to March 2021, a quarter when most of the country was under its third COVID-19 lockdown, the Office for National Statistics reported on Wednesday.
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Airbus and Air France should stand trial over 2009 Atlantic crash, court rulesBoth the aircraft manufacturer and the airline have stated that they will appeal the decision.
43 mElection candidate's headscarf sows division within Macron's partyThe head of La République En Marche! has criticised one of its own candidates, Sara Zemmahi, after she was pictured wearing a headscarf in a campaign poster.
1 hKazan school shooting: Tatarstan Republic holds day or mourning to honour victimsMany local residents have left candles, flowers and toys at a makeshift memorial set up outside the school gates after Tuesday's horrific incident.
2 hIndia's COVID-19 death toll passes 250,000 after new daily recordIndia confirmed 4,205 more coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, a daily record for the country.
4 hDead bodies found floating in India's Ganges RiverScores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India amid a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections in the country.
16 hBallymurphy massacre verdict finds British soldiers killed innocent civiliansTen people, including a priest and a mother of eight children, were killed at the height of "The Troubles", a sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland which raged over three decades until 1998
16 hFake accounts helping boost China's reach on Twitter, study findsChina's ruling Communist Party (CPC) has been using fake fans to boost profiles on Twitter, a study has found.
16 hHungary is not a semi-dictatorship, Klubrádió didn't comply with the rules | ViewKlubrádió's owner omitted a few important facts, writes Zoltán Kovács, Hungary's Secretary of State for International Communication and Relations.
17 hItaly's navy accuses Turkish fishing boats of aggression in the MediterraneanThe Italian navy has accused Turkish fishing boats of throwing stones and smoke bombs at two Italian vessels north of Cyprus.
18 hAustrian man convicted of deliberately infecting his ex-wife with COVID-19The man had tried to infect his former partner while they shared a home as their divorce proceedings were being completed.
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BioNTech, Curevac and Co.: Patent Suspensions Threaten Germany's Booming Biotech IndustryWith their next-generation mRNA vaccines, the German companies BioNTech and CureVac are at the forefront of pharmaceutical innovation. But U.S. President Joe Biden's plan to suspend patent protections is threatening that position.
18 hInterview with U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan: "We Will Not Abandon Afghanistan"Zalmay Khalilzad is the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan. DER SPIEGEL speaks with him about rising violence in the country, the danger of another civil war and what the U.S. is doing to prevent it.
1 jTerror in Mozambique: The Curse of Natural GasFollowers of Islamic State are on the advance in southern Africa, with dreams of natural gas riches fueling the conflagration. Issa Taramade is doing what he can to maintain order in the face of brutal violence.
4 jA Dangerous Divide: The Growing Debate over the Suspension of Vaccine PatentsThe U.S. no longer want to enforce patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines, but critics argue that this will do little to improve the lack of access in the developing world. Some are calling for much more ambitious solutions.
4 jCorona-Truthers: Herd Immunity Unlikely in U.S. as Vaccine Skepticism Slows CampaignThe U.S. has been a success story when it comes to vaccinating its population against COVID-19. But the pace is beginning to slow as Republican voters shy away from getting the injection. The story could be similar in Europe.
4 jThe U.S.-China Confrontation: "We Need To Avoid Stumbling into a Major War"Admiral James Stavridis has commanded U.S. warships in the South China Sea. In his new novel, he writes about a war between China and America – a scenario he considers to be extremely realistic.
5 jA Fateful Election in Scotland: After Brexit Could Come ScexitScottish voters are electing a new parliament this week, and again the pro-independence party SNP is expected to win. The vote could lead the way to the disintegration of the United Kingdom.
7 jA Country in Flames: Complacency and Government Failures Fueled India’s COVID DisasterIndia’s health care system and hospitals are on the verge of collapse and crematoriums are overloaded. The country got through the first wave of the coronavirus relatively unscathed, but the second has been a catastrophe, the product of inconceivable mistakes by the government.
11 jBioNTech CEO Confirms “Encouraging” Study: COVID Vaccine Could Be Approved for Older Children By SummerIf all goes well, the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 could be approved for ages 12 and older by June, and for kids above the age of six months by the fall. But the development would raise new moral and practical questions.
11 jLibya: How Frontex Helps Haul Migrants Back To Libyan Torture CampsRefugees are being detained, tortured and killed at camps in Libya. Investigative reporting by DER SPIEGEL and its partners has uncovered how close the European Union’s border agency Frontex works together with the Libyan coast guard.
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What to glean from attempt to turf establishment Republican who's made an enemy of Trump
Donald Trump is on the cusp of cementing his stranglehold on the U.S. Republican Party, which is voting Wednesday on purging a rare member of its leadership who is critical of the former president. Liz Cheney and her defenders call this a defining moment for democracy.
3 hEscalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war
Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight.
1 hU.S. pipeline problems expose Canada's vulnerability to having the taps turned off
Problems with two major oil and gasoline pipelines in the U.S. underscore how fragile the North American energy infrastructure grid is and how vulnerable Canadians are to supply disruption.
3 h3 Georgia men plead not guilty to hate crime charges in shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery
Three Georgia men pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who authorities say was chased and shot while jogging.
15 hU.S. border guards regularly engage in racial profiling, 3 Black officers allege in lawsuit
Allegations of racial profiling at the U.S. border are nothing new. What's more unusual is how they are now coming from inside the agency that oversees the U.S. border. They're contained in a lawsuit against the U.S. government from three officers stationed at a Michigan-Ontario border crossing.
1 jProsecutor to seek death penalty for man charged in Atlanta-area killings
A man accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was indicted Tuesday on murder charges. A prosecutor filed notice that she'll also seek hate-crime charges and the death penalty.
17 hSchool shooting in Russia leaves 9 dead, 21 wounded, officials say
Nine people, including seven children, were killed on Tuesday and many more badly wounded after a lone teenage gunman opened fire in a school in the Russian city of Kazan, local authorities said, prompting a Kremlin call for tighter gun controls.
1 jNBC cancels 2022 Golden Globes after outcry against lack of diversity
U.S. television network NBC said on Monday it will not air Hollywood's Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 following complaints about ethical lapses and lack of diversity among the group that hands out the annual awards for film and television.
1 jWhat Canada can learn from U.S., U.K. about COVID-19 vaccinations and reopening
Both the U.S. and the U.K. have vaccinated millions of people, but only the U.S. is still reporting tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases a day. Emma Paling looks at some potential lessons for parts of Canada when it comes to managing vaccination rollouts and reopening.
1 jWHO classifies B1617 variant, first identified in India, as global variant of concern
The coronavirus variant first identified in India last year is now being classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily, the World Health Organziation said on Monday.