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Greece reopens restaurant, cafe terraces after six months of Covid-19 lockdown
FRANCE24, 03 May 2021
Greek restaurants and cafes reopened their terraces on Monday after six months of pandemic shutdown, with customers flocking to soak up the sunshine and a return to "normal life".
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Deadly clashes between Israelis and Hamas as fears of major military conflict grow
CBS, 12 May 2021
The latest wave of violence erupting across Israel and Gaza has reignited growing fears of a major military conflict in the region.
Why Americans are panic buying fuel
BBC, 12 May 2021
Across the eastern US, Americans are queuing up for petrol after a cyber-attack shut down operations for the country's biggest energy pipeline.
LIVE: International Olympic Committee's spokesperson holds a virtual briefing
Reuters, 12 May 2021
With just over 10 weeks to go until the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the IOC's spokesperson Mark Adams holds a virtual briefing following an executive board meeting.
Democratic Del Rio mayor blasts Biden admin as migrants surge into Texas
FOX, 12 May 2021
Democratic mayor of Del Rio, Tex., Bruno Lozano, says the Biden administration has told him the situation at the border is under control.
Liz Cheney reacts after being ousted from Republican leadership: “we cannot be dragged backward”
CA, 12 May 2021
Rep. Liz Cheney, who was the third-ranking member in the Republican Party, reacted on Wednesday after members voted to remove her from her position as Republican Conference Chai...
India’s COVID deaths rise by record 4,205 to cross 250,000 mark
Al Jazeera, 12 May 2021
India has announced a new record daily number of coronavirus deaths - 4,205 - taking its overall death toll to more than 250,000.
Ceremonial Shrunken Head Returning To The Amazon From U.S.
NBC, 12 May 2021
Researchers at Mercer University are sending a shrunken head back to Ecuador after discovering the head, called a “tsantsa” in Amazonian languages, is genuine.
Trump official defends Jan. 6 military response
AP, 12 May 2021
President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots will defend the Pentagon's response to the chaos of the day before Congress by rebutting broad ...
Why is Germany losing the fight against pedophiles on the internet? | DW Analysis
DW, 12 May 2021
Why are German authorities overwhelmed by child sexual abuse images flooding the internet and what the country could do to catch up.
8 killed in Tajikistan mudslides
AFP, 12 May 2021
Tajikistan's government says that eight people have died and many properties were devastated in landslides in various parts of the country following heavy rainfall.
Live: Boris Johnson updates MPs on Covid pandemic developments
ITV, 12 May 2021
Live: Boris Johnson updates MPs on Covid pandemic developments.
BREAKING: Public inquiry into handling of COVID to begin 2022 - PM
Sky, 12 May 2021
The Prime Minister has told the Commons an independent public inquiry into the Government's handling of the pandemic will begin in spring 2022.
Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Cross-border bombardment leaves 35 Palestinians & 5 Israelis dead
RT, 12 May 2021
The UN's Middle East peace envoy has described the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation as escalating into a full-scale war, as the situation continues to spiral out of control, wi...
Covid-19 catastrophe could have been prevented, says independent probe
FRANCE24, 12 May 2021
The catastrophic scale of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been prevented, an independent global panel concluded Wednesday, but a "toxic cocktail" of dithering and poor coordina...
Myanmar marks 100 days since military coup with pop-up protests across major cities
SCMP, 12 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Demonstrations erupted across major cities in Myanmar on May 11, 2021, to mark 100 days since the...
Māori party co-leader ejected from New Zealand parliament after performing haka
Guardian, 12 May 2021
An Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker was thrown out of New Zealand's parliament for performing a Māori haka in protest against what he said were racist arguments.
Fatal Russia school shooting: Day of mourning after 9 killed, 20 wounded in Kazan
CGTN, 12 May 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Russian authorities have declared a day of mourning following a school shooting that killed nine people, seven of whom were school children.
Israel: Rioting in Lod leads to Netanyahu calling state of emergency
Telegraph, 12 May 2021
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod as an Arab protest against Israeli military action descended into a ...
Will the Fed Signal Tapering Anytime Soon?
Bloomberg, 12 May 2021
May.12 -- Johanna Chua, chief Asia Pacific economist at Citigroup
Fmr model grew up in Kakuma camp discusses potential closure
CNN, 12 May 2021
The Kenyan government wants the United Nations to close the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps.