Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
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COVID-19: More police patrols to target rule breakers
Sky, 13 Jan 2021
Anyone thinking of breaking the lockdown rules have been warned that police 'won't linger on encouragement' when they are caught.
Martin Hewitt, the chair of the national police chief's council joined Home Secretary Priti Patel in urging people to stick to the rules.
He said the lockdown would be more vigorously enforced by police forces across England.
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Cuomo: NY will sue Feds if virus aid doesn't come
AP, 20 Jan 2021
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed two state budgets. One if the state gets what Cuomo calls New York's "fair share" of federal aid, and one if it doesn't.
How big a problem is white supremacy in US police forces? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 20 Jan 2021
White supremacist groups have been infiltrating US law enforcement agencies for at least 20 years, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice.
Microsoft joins GM, Cruise self-driving partnership
Reuters, 20 Jan 2021
Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors Co said on Tuesday they would partner with Microsoft Corp to commercialize driverless autonomous vehicles.
Mitch McConnell addresses Capitol riots on Senate floor
FOX, 20 Jan 2021
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the Capitol riots and Biden's inauguration during Senate address.
Biden bids emotional farewell to Delaware before leaving for inauguration
CBS, 20 Jan 2021
A visibly emotional President-elect Joe Biden bid goodbye to his home state of Delaware at a National Guard center named for his late son, the day before he is sworn in as the 4...
Coronavirus: Quebec premier urges feds to ban non-essential international flights| FULL
CA, 20 Jan 2021
During a coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, Quebec Premier Francois Legault issued a demand to the federal government to ban non-essential international flights, saying he was "ve...
Live: Biden Delivers Remarks Before Departing For Washington | NBC News
NBC, 20 Jan 2021
Watch live coverage as President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks before departing for Washington, D.C.
Taiwan scraps new year festival after rare coronavirus outbreak
AFP, 20 Jan 2021
Taiwan has called off its largest Lunar New Year lantern festival for the first time, as authorities rush to stem a Covid-19 cluster in one of the few places to survive the pand...
Nepalese climbers make first K2 winter summit – BBC News
BBC, 20 Jan 2021
A team of Nepalese climbers have become the first ever to summit the world’s second highest mountain in winter.
How the coronavirus pandemic sparks innovations | COVID-19 Special
DW, 19 Jan 2021
Innovation has been key in battling the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists developed vaccines at breakneck speed, putting governments on offense.
How this Covid-19 variant differs from the others
CNN, 19 Jan 2021
Researchers warn South Africa's new coronavirus variant is highly contagious and spreads fast.
Michigan state Capitol on high alert amid threat of armed protests
FRANCE24, 19 Jan 2021
Michigan has stepped up security at the Capitol in Lansing ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday amid fears the deadly riots in Washington could be followed by armed pr...
Live: China’s widest waterfall – Ep. 4 九寨诺日朗瀑布如银河飞泻
CGTN, 19 Jan 2021
Nuorilang #Waterfall is located in Jiuzhaigou County, southwest #China's Sichuan Province.
Lord Coe: Tokyo Olympics will take place but 'look different'
Sky, 19 Jan 2021
Lord Coe tells Sky News that he thinks the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this year.
Washington resembles a warzone ahead of Biden’s inauguration
RT, 19 Jan 2021
Barriers, checkpoints and troops are visible in Washington, DC ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Matt Hancock to self-isolate after receiving alert via NHS Covid-19 app
Guardian, 19 Jan 2021
The UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said he is self-isolating after receiving an alert through the NHS Covid-19 app.
US presidential inaugurations throughout history: a look back as Joe Biden is set to take his oath
SCMP, 19 Jan 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube As US president-elect Joe Biden prepares to take his oath of office on Washington on January 20, ...
'Field of Flags' set up in Washington DC to replace inauguration audience
Telegraph, 19 Jan 2021
A "Field of Flags" display has been set up on the National Mall in Washington DC.
Asset Management Will One Day Be App Based: Revolut’s Gilbert
Bloomberg, 19 Jan 2021
Jan.19 -- Martin Gilbert, founder of Aberdeen Asset Management
DNI nominee: No room for politics in intel agencies
AP, 20 Jan 2021
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to “speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies t...