Thursday, Aug 05, 2021
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Angela Merkel shocked by 'surreal' floods devastation in Germany
BBC, 19 Jul 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed shock at what she described as surreal destruction caused by last week's flooding.
At least 188 people in Germany and Belgium are now known to have died in the floods.
Heavy rain is continuing to wreak havoc, with attention now shifting to parts of Austria and southern Germany.
European leaders have blamed climate change for the floods, which have also affected Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
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Florida Gov. DeSantis mocks Biden as Covid-19 rages in his state
CNN, 05 Aug 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is facing increased calls for him to take action to address the state's surging number of cases and hospitalizations from the coronavirus.
Family watches Ryan Crouser win gold
AP, 05 Aug 2021
The family of shot putter Ryan Crouser erupted into cheers at their house when he clinched the gold medal in Tokyo.
Iran swears in new President Ebrahim Raisi
Al Jazeera, 05 Aug 2021
Ebrahim Raisi, who has been inaugurated as Iran’s eighth president on Thursday, faces a complicated set of political, economic and societal challenges upon assuming office.
Killer receives life in prison for college student's death
FOX, 05 Aug 2021
Seymour Josephson, whose daughter Samantha was abducted and murdered
Tokyo reports record high of over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases as Olympics near end
CBS, 05 Aug 2021
The Olympics host city of Tokyo reported over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, its highest daily increase since the pandemic began.
Are some chronic illness influencers faking it?
BBC, 05 Aug 2021
Over the last few years the chronically ill community has exploded online as people open up about their conditions, and chronic illness influencers are attracting huge social me...
Disgraced Louis C.K. announces tour
Reuters, 05 Aug 2021
Louis C.K. announces first tour since sexual misconduct scandal. #LouisCK #standuptour #News #Reuters Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the lates...
Health Experts Warn Of Covid ‘Perfect Storm’ As Schools Prepare To Reopen
NBC, 05 Aug 2021
As kids across the country prepare to go back to school, health experts are warning of a “perfect storm” if masks are not required in the classroom while the delta variant spreads.
Tokyo Olympics: Damian Warner wins gold for Canada in decathlon
CA, 05 Aug 2021
Canada's Damian Warner has won the Olympic gold in the decathlon after polishing off his competition through the 10 events, ending with the 1,500-metre race.
Ceremony held to celebrate peace at Hiroshima memorial ahead of anniversary
AFP, 05 Aug 2021
People hold the "Kagaribi" ceremony at the foot of the dome of Hiroshima during which fires are lit in the middle of the river to celebrate peace on the eve of the 76th annivers...
Health pass system legal? French constitutional council to decide
RT, 05 Aug 2021
Amid calls for new strikes against mandatory COVID jabs for healthcare workers, France's constitutional council is expected to decide on the legality of the new vaccination system.
Grant Shapps: France 'normalised' for holidays after move from amber-plus list | Covid-19
Telegraph, 05 Aug 2021
The transport secretary has said that France will be “normalised” after moving from the amber-plus list to amber on Sunday for UK travellers.
China's Sinovac to invest $60 mln for vaccine facility in Chile
CGTN, 05 Aug 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-05/China-s-Sinovac-to-invest-60-mln-for-vaccine-facility-in-Chile-12tYpGu3JHq/index.html Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech...
Vaccinated Brits can travel 'without looking over their shoulder' says Shapps – video
Guardian, 05 Aug 2021
Fully vaccinated Brits will not have to quarantine on return
Novo Nordisk Raises Forecasts on New Obesity Drug
Bloomberg, 05 Aug 2021
Aug.05 -- Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, Novo Nordisk chief executive officer, discusses first half earnings results.
The French constitutional council is set to rule on the health crisis law • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 05 Aug 2021
The #French Constitutional Council is expected to rule on special #COVID-19 virus passes for all #restaurants and domestic travel, while also mandating #vaccinations for all #he...
Greece wildfires: Families left devastated after losing their homes
Sky, 05 Aug 2021
Wildfires continue to rage on across Greece, including in the northern suburbs of Athens, and the Greek island of Evia to the east.
Revisiting and revitalising Georgia’s abandoned Soviet Union buildings
ITV, 05 Aug 2021
Tskaltubo, in west Georgia, used to be one of the Soviet Union's
Indonesia’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 100,000 as global infections rise above 200 million
SCMP, 05 Aug 2021
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Turkish power plant overtaken by wildfires
DW, 05 Aug 2021
A thermal power plant on Turkey's Aegean coast was evacuated Wednesday as it was overtaken by wildfires.