Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021
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Merkel Tours Flood Damage in Germany
Bloomberg, 19 Jul 2021
Jul.19 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has toured areas of Western Germany that have suffered devastating floods over the past week. Her visit also came ...
WorldView: Deadly train collision in Czech Republic; Taliban claims responsibility for attack
CBS, 04 Aug 2021
At least three people were killed and dozens injured after two trains collided in the Czech Republic.
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...
Nigerian kidnappers demand one million naira for 80 kids
Reuters, 04 Aug 2021
Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million naira each to release around 80 children snatched from a boarding school in northern Nigeria last month, according to a pastor i...
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,
Victims Of Beirut Explosion Demand Justice One Year Later
NBC, 04 Aug 2021
One year after the deadly explosion that rocked Beirut, Lebanon, killing more than 200 people and leaving thousands homeless, victims are still waiting for answers and demanding...
McEnany: Biden 'tiptoeing' toward vaccine mandates
FOX, 04 Aug 2021
The ‘Outnumbered’ co-host reacts to record numbers of unaccompanied
WHO calls for moratorium on Covid vaccine booster shots
AFP, 04 Aug 2021
The WHO calls for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September to address the drastic inequity in dose distribution between rich and poor n...
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.
Belarussian Olympic athlete seeks refuge in Poland, opposition activist found hanged
DW, 04 Aug 2021
The body of a Belarusian activist was discovered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv a day after he was reported missing, police there said on Tuesday.
DeSantis downplays Delta threat as Florida sets new hospitalization record
CD, 04 Aug 2021
While the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads across the