Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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NASA celebrates as tiny Ingenuity helicopter successfully flown on Mars
AFP, 20 Apr 2021
"We can now say that human beings have flown a rotorcraft on another planet!" says lead engineer MiMi Aung to her team as NASA successfully flew the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.
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WorldView: Deadly school shooting in Russia; Warning shots fired in Strait of Hormuz
CBS, 11 May 2021
A school shooting in Russia has killed at least eight people. Meanwhile, the U.S.
China releases population census with enormous implications for the country's future
DW, 11 May 2021
China's population is growing at the slowest pace in decades. That's according to the latest census data out this morning.
Tom Homan reacts to 'unbelievable' Fox News video of border crossings
FOX, 11 May 2021
Retired Acting ICE Director Tom Homan sounds off on Biden's 'open
Could dogecoin fly you to the moon?
Reuters, 11 May 2021
SpaceX will launch the 'DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon' in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk's commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency doge...
Children killed in shooting at Russian school
BBC, 11 May 2021
Children and a teacher have been killed in a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan.
Tokyo holds Paralympics athletics test event without spectators
AFP, 11 May 2021
A Paralympic athletics test event with no spectators is underway at Tokyo’s National Stadium.
See Aftermath Of Palestinian, Israeli Jerusalem Day Violence | NBC News
NBC, 11 May 2021
Rubble littered some Gaza City streets early Tuesday after a series of Israeli airstrikes followed militant rocket attacks, one of which struck an apartment in Ashkelon, injurin...
Scientist hopes to aid in vaccine hesitancy
AP, 11 May 2021
Government Scientist Kizzmekia Corbett is answering questions from the public about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100
FRANCE24, 11 May 2021
Several hundred more #migrants reached #Lampedusa before dawn on Monday, swelling to past 2,100 the number of arrivals in around 24 hours and fueling calls from across the polit...
RT discusses Kazan school tragedy with former UK intelligence and security officer Philip Ingram
RT, 11 May 2021
Following the deadly shooting in a Russian school, RT speaks to former senior UK military intelligence and security officer Philip Ingram about whether it's possible to make sch...
China-U.S. relations: An Olympic competition?
CGTN, 11 May 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-11/China-U-S-relations-An-Olympic-competition--10bfFQsG2Ck/index.html Professor Graham Allison said China and U.S.
Jared Leto talks process of transforming into Paolo Gucci: "It was about 5 hours of prosthetics"
CA, 11 May 2021
Actor Jared Leto described the process of transforming into Paolo Gucci for his film “House of Gucci,” alongside Adam Driver and Lady Gaga.
Queen carries out first major public engagement since Prince Philip's death at Parliament opening
Telegraph, 11 May 2021
The Queen has carried out her first major public engagement since Prince Philip's funeral at the State Opening of Parliament.
COVID restrictions eased in Scotland - Nicola Sturgeon allows hugs once again
Sky, 11 May 2021
The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon sets out a relaxation of some COVID restrictions in large parts of the country - including hugging to be allowed once again from n...
China birth rate at 60-year low as new census shows population grew slightly to 1.412 billion
SCMP, 11 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Mainland China’s population continued to grow, but at an increasingly slower rate, according to n...
Queen Elizabeth delivers speech at state opening of parliament – watch live
Guardian, 11 May 2021
The Queen will deliver a speech today setting out the government’s legislative agenda for the next year, as parliament returns for another session.
Several children killed in Russia school shooting
Al Jazeera, 11 May 2021
At least eight children and a teacher were killed in a shooting at a Russian school in the southwestern city of Kazan, local officials said.
How the tourism industry can recover post pandemic
FT, 11 May 2021
Three chief executives, representing the tourism, airline and luxury hotel sectors, discuss the future of travel in a post-Covid-19 world, and how they will meet pent-up demand.
Palestinians fight eviction from homes in East Jerusalem
CNN, 11 May 2021
Israeli police have clashed with Palestinians in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, as well as other locations, for several weeks.
Senate rules committee takes up bill on voting access and elections
CBS, 11 May 2021
The Senate Rules Committee meets today to consider amendments to S.1, the For the People Act, a massive voting and elections bill that Democrats claim is necessary to counter ne...