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NY Senator Gillibrand reintroduces gun bill
AP, 20 Jul 2021
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Monday she will reintroduce legislation making gun trafficking a federal crime. (July 19)
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EU scientists say last month was world's third-hottest July on record
Reuters, 05 Aug 2021
Last month was one of the world's hottest Julys on record, behind only 2019 and 2016, with unusually high temperatures seen in regions from Finland to the United States, EU scie...
Rand Paul: Nothing more authoritarian than no-fly list for unvaccinated
FOX, 05 Aug 2021
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joins ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the impact of politics on coronavirus guidelines.
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...
First Responders Scramble To Keep Up With Surging Covid Patients
NBC, 05 Aug 2021
First responders in Missouri are struggling to keep up with a surge of new Covid patients as the delta variant continues to spread.
What a Trump-endorsed candidate's primary win means for the Republican Party
CBS, 05 Aug 2021
A Republican endorsed by former President Trump won a special election primary in Ohio.
ShowBiz Minute: Watts, Grammys, Meghan
AP, 05 Aug 2021
Drummer Charlie Watts likely to miss Rolling Stones' tour; Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show; Duchess of Sussex launches mentoring project on her 40th.
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...
Fires threaten historic sites in Greece
CNN, 05 Aug 2021
While Greece is battling blazes across the country, Turkey is fighting devastating fires caused by extreme heat.
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...
Can anything be done to stop our phones from spying on us? | The Bottom Line
Al Jazeera, 05 Aug 2021
Dissidents, politicians, journalists, business leaders - all have been targeted by intelligence agencies using Pegasus, Israeli spyware that can extract all data from phones wit...
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.
Why Chinese people no longer care only about gold medals
CD, 05 Aug 2021
Labeling Chinese athletes as mere "sports machines" is reductive