Thursday, Aug 18, 2022
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Two cases of new variant of Covid detected in UK
BBC, 27 Nov 2021
Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary has said.
Sajid Javid said the UK Health Security Agency had detected cases in Chelmsford, Essex, and in Nottingham.
He said the cases were linked and the two people were self-isolating alongside their households while more tests and contact tracing take place.
The new variant has also been identified in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.
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Ancient Indian sport builds bridges across cultures in Hong Kong
AFP, 18 Aug 2022
Overlooked by high-rises on the outskirts of Hong Kong, a group of students practise body-slam tackles and vicious ankle-wrenches at weekly training for an unlikely sport: the a...
How does this NFL legend find purpose in his life?
FOX, 18 Aug 2022
NFL legend Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, discuss how faith
‘The world lets Israel get away with murder’ | AJ OPINION
Al Jazeera, 18 Aug 2022
After 100 days without justice for Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing,
Several dead in Russian strike on Kharkiv dormitory
AP, 18 Aug 2022
A Russian strike on a dormitory in Kharkiv late Wednesday killed at least seven people and injured 16.
Escaped wolves trigger province-wide search by Vancouver Zoo
CA, 18 Aug 2022
Escaped wolves prompted the unexpected closure of the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Canada this week, with the search for at least one escaped wolf continuing throughout the B.C.
Bible among challenged books school district is reviewing for removal
CNN, 18 Aug 2022
Officials in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have directed school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books challenged through the district's formal complaint p...
Meet The Monkey That Called 911 On A Stolen Zoo Cell Phone
NBC, 18 Aug 2022
Staffers at Zoo to You in Paso Robles, California discovered a monkey named Route had swiped a phone and called 911 when deputies arrived at their door.
8/17: CBS News Prime Time
CBS, 18 Aug 2022
Lana Zak reports on possible Pence testimony in the Jan. 6 investigation, Giuliani's court appearance and deadly gun violence in Philadelphia.
Stocks fall, but indexes volatile after Fed minutes
Reuters, 18 Aug 2022
U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with indexes volatile after minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting in July suggested policymakers may be less aggressive than previous...
Live: Summer escape – a look at the refreshing Baotu Spring – Ep. 9
CGTN, 18 Aug 2022
It's said that Jinan, the capital city of east China's Shandong Province, is home to 72 springs scattered across the city.
Ernesto Cedeño: contralor está en deuda con la ciudadanía | En Contexto
ECO, 18 Aug 2022
En la Asamblea Nacional hay al menos 7 proyectos de ley destinados a la lucha contra la corrupción que se encuentran congelados en la Asamblea Nacional, a pesar que este es uno ...
Balance of Power Full Show (08/17/2022)
Bloomberg, 18 Aug 2022
On Bloomberg's 'Balance of Power' with David Westin: Rep. Hailey
Press Preview: Thursday's papers
Sky, 18 Aug 2022
Jayne Secker previews Thursday's papers, with Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail and Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror.
Southport Silo controversy continues
WMBB, 18 Aug 2022
Southport Silo controversy continues.
Scholz reaction to Abbas' Holocaust remarks draws criticism
DW, 18 Aug 2022
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday expressed his disgust over remarks made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Liz Cheney loses primary but vows to keep fighting Trump
ITV, 18 Aug 2022
Liz Cheney's resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era
Heatwave forces canals to close across the UK
BBC, 18 Aug 2022
Canals across the UK have been forced to close, with the heatwave and a lack of rain said to be to blame.
Mali demands emergency UN meeting over French “acts of aggression” • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 18 Aug 2022
Mali calls for an emergency UN security Council Meeting over alleged French “acts of aggression”.
Moment a police officer is hit by car during drug deal sting operation
Telegraph, 18 Aug 2022
Warwickshire police have released footage of the moment one of their officers was knocked against a bollard by a drug dealer during an undercover operation.
Jóvenes Brillantes: Andrés Hernández, creador de cómics al estilo japonés
Telemetro, 18 Aug 2022
En esta edición de Jóvenes Brillantes te contamos la historia de Andrés Hernández, un mangaka panameño, es decir un creador de cómics al estilo japonés.