Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021
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Floridians rally in support of Cuban protesters
BBC, 17 Jul 2021
Across Florida, Cuban-Americans have been participating in rallies showing their support for protests in Cuba.
Cubans have been protesting the communist government for their handling of the coronavirus and the economy in a rare sign of defiance.
Protests are not often seen on the Caribbean island, where opposition to the government is stifled.
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LIVE: UK health authorities hold a briefing on the vaccination of children and young people
Reuters, 04 Aug 2021
Britain's health authorities hold a briefing to provide an update on recommendations for the vaccination of children and young people.
Beirut blast: What has changed during this year?
DW, 04 Aug 2021
Lebanon is marking the first anniversary of a massive explosion that ripped through the port of the capital Beirut.
CDC Announces Targeted Eviction Moratorium After Protests
NBC, 04 Aug 2021
The CDC has announced a new targeted eviction moratorium after the previous moratorium expired, leaving more than 10 million Americans at risk of losing their homes.
Democrats join calls for Cuomo's immediate resignation: 'It's over'
FOX, 04 Aug 2021
James Skoufis, a New York State senator, says Cuomo should be removed from office if he doesn't resign in the coming days.
Lebanese march towards Beirut port one year after explosion
AFP, 04 Aug 2021
Lebanese march towards Beirut port to mark a year since a cataclysmic explosion ravaged the city, protesting impunity over the country's worst peacetime disaster at a time when ...
Independent investigators say Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women
CBS, 04 Aug 2021
A new report from independent investigators found New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.
Tokyo Olympics: Canada's Andre de Grasse wins gold in 200-metre race, sets Canadian record
CA, 04 Aug 2021
Canada's Andre de Grasse of Markham, Ont. won gold on Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics in the Men's 200-metre final, setting a Canadian record with his time of 19.62, breaking th...
Victims of Beirut explosion remember ‘day our city exploded’
BBC, 04 Aug 2021
On 4 August 2020 the city of Beirut was rocked by an enormous blast as hundreds of tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate exploded.
Duchess of Sussex launches '40 x 40' initiative on her 40th birthday, with the help of Melissa McCar
AP, 04 Aug 2021
Duchess of Sussex launches '40 x 40' initiative on her 40th birthday,
Beirut Blast: A Year On | Between Us
Al Jazeera, 04 Aug 2021
A year after the port explosion ripped through Beirut, Senior Correspondent Zeina Khodr explains why the situation has only gotten worse.
French President Emmanuel Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for Lebanon
FRANCE24, 04 Aug 2021
French President Emmanuel #Macron aims to raise at least $350 million in emergency aid for #Lebanon on Wednesday at a donor conference held on the first anniversary of a massive...
CrossTalk | Return of Trump?
RT, 04 Aug 2021
There are growing indications Donald Trump will indeed make a third run for the presidency in 2024.
Belarus Olympic athlete changes flight route to Poland due to security fears
Telegraph, 04 Aug 2021
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo for Austria, adding another dramatic twist to a diplomatic saga in which she had sought refuge at the Polish embassy.
Afghanistan: Fears for women's rights after Taliban resurgence
Sky, 04 Aug 2021
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, member of the UN High Council for National Reconciliation, warns women will suffer the most if the Taliban takes over Afghanistan.
Personal Tales of Aiding Xinjiang: The story of Emran Tursun
CGTN, 04 Aug 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-04/Personal-Tales-of-Aiding-Xinjiang-The-story-of-Emran-Tursun-12scWJRNWH6/index.html
Virtual reality technology brings Olympic Games to Tokyo’s disabled children
SCMP, 04 Aug 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube The Tokyo Olympic Games has come alive to scores of the host city’s disabled children, thanks to ...
Legal & General CEO on 1H Earnings, Investment Opportunities
Bloomberg, 04 Aug 2021
Aug.04 -- Nigel Wilson, Legal & General chief executive officer, discusses first half earnings, investment opportunities, and the future of work.
Greece: Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens forcing thousands of residents to flee
Guardian, 04 Aug 2021
Thousands of residents in the northern outskirts of Athens have been forced to leave their homes as a forest wildfire reached residential areas.
How to build an artificial tree Energy Source
FT, 04 Aug 2021
Can you build the equivalent of 39,000 trees into a suitcase? A tiny start-up founded by three Stanford graduates believes its lab holds the secret to reducing climate change.
DeSantis downplays Delta threat as Florida sets new hospitalization record
CD, 04 Aug 2021
While the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads across the