Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
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New York City reports 2 cases of UK virus variant
AP, 14 Jan 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says two cases of coronavirus with the United Kingdom variant have been reported in New York City, along with 10 other cases in the state. (Jan. 13)
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Bill Gates surprised by coronavirus conspiracy theories
Reuters, 28 Jan 2021
Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates said Wednesday he has been taken aback by the volume of “crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories about him spreading on socia...
Kamala Harris administers oath to top U.S. diplomat
AP, 28 Jan 2021
Antony Blinken, America's new top diplomat took the helm of the State Department after being sworn in ceremonially by Vice President Kamala Harris.
Putin says Russia wants better ties with Europe
AFP, 28 Jan 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin urges better ties between Moscow and the European Union, declaring the Kremlin "ready" for an improved relationship.
Picking the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2021
CBS, 28 Jan 2021
More than a dozen former NFL players are up for the chance to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.
An End To Trump’s ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Migrant Family Separation Policy | NBC News NOW
NBC, 28 Jan 2021
President Biden’s Justice Department has rescinded a controversial policy which led to the separation of over 3,000 migrant families.
YouTube extends Trump's ban indefinitely
FOX, 28 Jan 2021
Former President Donald Trump's YouTube channel will "remain suspended," the company said Wednesday, pointing to an "ongoing potential for violence" in the wake of the Capitol r...
Panda cub Fu Bao clings on to zookeeper's leg
BBC, 28 Jan 2021
Six-month-old giant panda cub Fu Bao clings on to her zookeeper's leg in Everland Zoo, South Korea.
Coronavirus: Amsterdam residents frustrated after days of nationwide riots
CA, 28 Jan 2021
Shops in Amsterdam barricaded their windows on Wednesday after rioting and looting spread across the Netherlands earlier this week, prompted by a night-time curfew to curb the s...
Are the measures against COVID-19 failing? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 28 Jan 2021
There have been running battles between rioters and police across cities in the Netherlands for several days.
Holocaust Memorial Day: Survivor sounds alarm over 'echoes of the Holocaust'
CNN, 28 Jan 2021
Born in Berlin in 1930, Irene Butter endured the horrors of the Holocaust as a Jewish child coming of age in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Russian police raid Alexei Navalny's home and offices
DW, 27 Jan 2021
Police in Moscow raided apartments and offices belonging to Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his associates on Wednesday.
French NGOs threaten class-action suit over racial profiling by police
FRANCE24, 27 Jan 2021
A group of #NGOs on Wednesday threatened the French state with a class-action #lawsuit over racial profiling by the #police during ID checks, a longstanding complaint among Fren...
Building a more sustainable food system with AI Food Revolution
FT, 27 Jan 2021
A host of new innovations using artificial intelligence are boosting our potential to create a healthier, more sustainable food system.
Live: Crescent-shaped lake surrounded by desert in NW China – Ep. 9
CGTN, 27 Jan 2021
Crescent Lake, also known as Yueya Spring, is a crescent-shaped lake surrounded by desert, six kilometers south of #Dunhuang in Gansu Province, northwestern China.
Russian President Putin speaks at virtual WEF Davos Agenda week [PART 2]
RT, 27 Jan 2021
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Indonesia’s coronavirus cases surpass 1 million as country continues mass Covid-19 vaccinations
SCMP, 27 Jan 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Indonesia’s coronavirus case toll surpassed 1 million on January 26, 2021, after the country repo...
HS2 protesters dig 100ft tunnel under London park
Guardian, 27 Jan 2021
HS2 Rebellion say they are ready to occupy space under Euston Square Gardens to stop it being sold off.
Majid Al Futtaim's Bejjani Pledges Sustainability
Bloomberg, 27 Jan 2021
Jan.27 -- Majid Al Futtaim Chief Executive Officer Alain Bejjani discusses the company's pledge to sustainability.
Live: Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer face off at PMQs
ITV, 27 Jan 2021
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer go head-to-head, a day after the UK passed the grim milestone of 100000 coronavirus deaths.
Holocaust Memorial Day: Remembering the victims of all genocides
Sky, 27 Jan 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day is dedicated to the millions of people, including six million Jews, who were murdered under Nazi rule during the Second World War and this year, its scope...