Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021
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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 pandemic largely unscathed.
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Astronauts discuss upcoming Crew-2 mission to ISS
AP, 02 Mar 2021
The four astronauts launching to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon next month say they are 'excited' for the upcoming mission.
Prince Philip moved to St Bart’s Hospital for heart tests
BBC, 02 Mar 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to St Bart's Hospital in London for tests on a pre-existing heart condition.
Former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Biden's actions after Khashoggi report's release
CBS, 02 Mar 2021
The White House is defending growing criticism over President Biden's decision not to take a more forceful stance against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a U.S.
'Moral imperative' to reunite migrant families, says Mayorkas
Reuters, 02 Mar 2021
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said it was a ‘moral imperative’ to reunite families separated under former President Donald Trump's ‘zero tolerance’ border strategy.
US stocks jump in bullish start to March, Nasdaq ends up 3.0%
AFP, 02 Mar 2021
The closing bell rings at the New York Stock Exchange as stocks finish sharply higher, shrugging off last week's worries over inflation and rallying on optimism over coronavirus...
The Peace Corps Turns 60 | Nightly News Films
NBC, 02 Mar 2021
On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order creating the Peace Corps, an army of American volunteers sent to help local communities in developing count...
John Ratcliffe responds to Iranian claim the have a drone similar to US drones
FOX, 02 Mar 2021
Former DNI John Ratcliffe joins 'The Story' with Martha MacCallum to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal and the crisis at the border.
Coronavirus: BC rolls out COVID-19 vaccination plan for those over 80 |LIVE
CA, 02 Mar 2021
B.C. provincial health officials have decided to spread the doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to 16 weeks.
Man-made famine set to overrun Yemen, United Nations warns
CNN, 02 Mar 2021
The United Nations is warning that the situation in Yemen is so bad that it is on the verge of sliding into a famine not see anywhere in the world in decades.
School abduction: Hundreds of girls missing in Nigeria's Zamfara
DW, 02 Mar 2021
Hundreds of girls from the Nigerian town of Jangebe are still missing after gunmen attacked a school and took 317 hostages.
Kashmir students return to school after one year of closure
Al Jazeera, 02 Mar 2021
Students in Indian-administered Kashmir are returning to the classroom nearly one year after the pandemic forced schools to close.
47 Hong Kong opposition activists charged with subversion under national security law
SCMP, 01 Mar 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Hong Kong police have charged 47 activists and former opposition lawmakers with conspiring to sub...
Amanat Buys Cambridge Medical Center From TVM Capital
Bloomberg, 01 Mar 2021
Mar.01 -- Mohamad Hamade, chief executive officer of Amanat, discusses the purchase of Cambridge Medical Center.
Live: Natural beauty – China's widest waterfall – Ep. 2
CGTN, 01 Mar 2021
Nuorilang Waterfall is located in Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province.
'COVigilance' in Israel | Electronic bracelets for those coming from abroad prompt concerns
RT, 01 Mar 2021
The Israeli government's proposal to introduce electronic bracelets to ensure people self-isolate on returning from abroad has prompted debates and mixed reaction from citizens.
France's Sarkozy faces jail sentence, denies corruption pact
FRANCE24, 01 Mar 2021
The verdict is expected on Monday in a landmark #corruption and influence-peddling #trial that has put French former President Nicolas #Sarkozy at risk of a prison sentence if h...
Golden Globes: The Crown cleans up as Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor win awards
Telegraph, 01 Mar 2021
The Crown stars Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor were the toast of the virtual Golden Globes as British actors dominated the virtual ceremony.
Voices of long Covid: ‘We are the people that never recovered’
Guardian, 01 Mar 2021
From struggling to breathe and move – to aches and fevers that never went away – there are thousands of people who say they are experiencing symptoms months after first contract...
IN FULL: Former US president Donald Trump hints at 2024 run in first speech since losing Presidency
Sky, 01 Mar 2021
Watch live: Donald Trump makes his first public appearance since
Deal reached to get Calif. kids back in classrooms
AP, 02 Mar 2021
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement aimed at getting most public school children back in classrooms by the end of March.