Saturday, Apr 17, 2021
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Ash from Mount Etna covers the town of Milo
AFP, 03 Mar 2021
Ash covers the streets of the town of Milo at the foot of Mount Etna, which is continuing to spew smoke, ash and lapilli.
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Hail pelts parts of Texas, Louisiana during stormy weather
CA, 17 Apr 2021
Hail fell in Ponchatoula, La. on April 14 amid continued stormy weather across the state, while a line of thunderstorms brought hail and gusty winds to the Houston, Texas, area ...
Jimmy Lai among five Hong Kong democracy activists jailed
AFP, 17 Apr 2021
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai is jailed for 14 months along with four other veteran democracy activists for their roles in protests that helped trigger a sweeping crackdown o...
Canada steps up as Toronto struggles with COVID-19
Reuters, 17 Apr 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will ‘do whatever it takes to help’ Toronto cope with a rapidly worsening wave of COVID-19, where experts have warned ...
Hong Kong billionaire's last interview as a free man
BBC, 17 Apr 2021
Jimmy Lai is the billionaire owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, Apple Daily, and an outspoken critic of Beijing.
Georgia governor gets challenge from former Dem
AP, 17 Apr 2021
Former Democrat Vernon Jones looks to piggyback on Donald Trump supporters' discontent and challenge Georgia Gov.
NASA Engineers On The Mars Mission Reflect On Their American Dream | Nightly News Films
NBC, 17 Apr 2021
NASA engineers Elio Morillo and Roxana González Burgos share their interplanetary journey from Puerto Rico to Mars.
McEnany torches liberal media's 'heinous' coverage of Russia bounty story
FOX, 17 Apr 2021
The 'Outnumbered' panel reacts to U.S. Intel backtracking on Russian bounty reports.
Former police officer Cariol Horne on reinstated pension, her police reform law and the state of …
CBS, 17 Apr 2021
Former Buffalo, New York police officer Cariol Horne, who was fired more than a decade ago, has won a lawsuit this week to reinstate her pension.
Will U.S. sanctions work against Russia? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 17 Apr 2021
The White House says the measures are a retaliation against a major Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, election interference and other hostile acts.
How Anthony Hopkins Inhabits ‘The Father’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 17 Apr 2021
A corridor. A cupboard. A caregiver. These may seem like innocuous elements in the domestic drama “The Father,” but when they change from one scene to another, they throw both t...
Chicago police release footage of shooting of unarmed 13-year-old
DW, 16 Apr 2021
Chicago police release a much-debated video. It contains footage from a police officer's body camera that appears to show a 13-year-old boy dropping a handgun, then raising his ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are handed suspended sentences
Guardian, 16 Apr 2021
A group of high-profile activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending 'unauthorised assemblies'.
From grassland to the stage: Erjanat's dream of dancing
CGTN, 16 Apr 2021
As a college student in Ili, Xinjiang, Erjanat Nurkidir's biggest aspiration is to become a dancer and spread Xinjiang's traditional culture.
Russian MiG-31 escorts US reconnaissance aircraft off Kamchatka coast
RT, 16 Apr 2021
A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet has escorted an American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean along the southeastern coast of Kamchatka.
At least 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility
CNN, 16 Apr 2021
A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis' main airport killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses running before takin...
Police tear-smoke warning souvenirs offered at Hong Kong National Security Education Day
SCMP, 16 Apr 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Riot police souvenirs were on display at Hong Kong’s National Security Education Day on April 15,...
Alex Salmond refuses to apologise after trial as Alba Party seeks election success
Sky, 16 Apr 2021
The newly launched Alba Party is hoping for lots of seats in the forthcoming Scottish election however during an interview with Sky's Adam Boulton, their leader Alex Salmond ref...
Ukraine-Russia tensions: Zelensky, Macron and Merkel hold security talks
FRANCE24, 16 Apr 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelenskyy is holding talks on Friday with French President Emmanuel #Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with #Russia...
Joe Biden announces tough new sanctions on Russia
Telegraph, 16 Apr 2021
Joe Biden imposed tough new economic sanctions on Moscow, and expelled 10 Russian diplomats, over the same SolarWinds hack that caused chaos to US government computer systems la...
JPMorgan's $13 Billion Bonds Offering Is Largest Bank Deal Ever
Bloomberg, 16 Apr 2021
Apr.16 -- April Larusse, fixed-income product specialist at Insight