Saturday, Apr 17, 2021
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Trains across Taiwan sound horns to pay tribute to rail crash victims
AFP, 08 Apr 2021
Train drivers across Taiwan sound their horns to mourn the deceased in the Hualien train crash, the island's worst railway accident in decades, which killed 50 people and left more than 200 injured.
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Astronauts arrive in Cape Canaveral
AP, 17 Apr 2021
Crew arrives at cape canaveral ahead of flight to International Space Station; It's the first crew flight using SpaceX's recycled Falcon rocket and Dragon capsul.
Dow, S&P 500 again end at records as Wall Street rally continues
AFP, 17 Apr 2021
The closing bell rings at the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street saw no reason to stop rallying as the US economy pulls out of its downturn, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to the...
Police look for motive after FedEx shooting
Reuters, 17 Apr 2021
Authorities in Indianapolis said that it was still too early to know what motivated a gunman who killed eight employees at a FedEx facility and wounded several others before tak...
Doug Ford provides update as Ontario cabinet considers more COVID-19 restrictions | LIVE
CA, 17 Apr 2021
Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be making an announcement Friday following a cabinet discussion on tightening health measures, including considering a curfew, travel restrictions...
Gun safety groups call for federal background check legislation
CBS, 17 Apr 2021
As the U.S. grapples with a growing number of mass shootings nationwide, several gun safety activist groups are fighting to stop the upward trend.
Brooke Baldwin says goodbye after final CNN show
CNN, 17 Apr 2021
Brooke Baldwin bids farewell to the "Newsroom" audience and her CNN family after being with company for more than 10 years.
’Biden Inc.’: GOP senator says Biden-China ties still unknown
FOX, 17 Apr 2021
Sen. Ron Johnson weighs in on U.S. relations with China ahead of the White House awaiting the arrival of Japan’s prime minister.
Hong Kong billionaire's last interview as a free man
BBC, 17 Apr 2021
Jimmy Lai is the billionaire owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, Apple Daily, and an outspoken critic of Beijing.
NASA Engineers On The Mars Mission Reflect On Their American Dream | Nightly News Films
NBC, 17 Apr 2021
NASA engineers Elio Morillo and Roxana González Burgos share their interplanetary journey from Puerto Rico to Mars.
Will U.S. sanctions work against Russia? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 17 Apr 2021
The White House says the measures are a retaliation against a major Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, election interference and other hostile acts.
How Anthony Hopkins Inhabits ‘The Father’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 17 Apr 2021
A corridor. A cupboard. A caregiver. These may seem like innocuous elements in the domestic drama “The Father,” but when they change from one scene to another, they throw both t...
Chicago police release footage of shooting of unarmed 13-year-old
DW, 16 Apr 2021
Chicago police release a much-debated video. It contains footage from a police officer's body camera that appears to show a 13-year-old boy dropping a handgun, then raising his ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are handed suspended sentences
Guardian, 16 Apr 2021
A group of high-profile activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending 'unauthorised assemblies'.
From grassland to the stage: Erjanat's dream of dancing
CGTN, 16 Apr 2021
As a college student in Ili, Xinjiang, Erjanat Nurkidir's biggest aspiration is to become a dancer and spread Xinjiang's traditional culture.
Russian MiG-31 escorts US reconnaissance aircraft off Kamchatka coast
RT, 16 Apr 2021
A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet has escorted an American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean along the southeastern coast of Kamchatka.
Police tear-smoke warning souvenirs offered at Hong Kong National Security Education Day
SCMP, 16 Apr 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Riot police souvenirs were on display at Hong Kong’s National Security Education Day on April 15,...
Alex Salmond refuses to apologise after trial as Alba Party seeks election success
Sky, 16 Apr 2021
The newly launched Alba Party is hoping for lots of seats in the forthcoming Scottish election however during an interview with Sky's Adam Boulton, their leader Alex Salmond ref...
Ukraine-Russia tensions: Zelensky, Macron and Merkel hold security talks
FRANCE24, 16 Apr 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelenskyy is holding talks on Friday with French President Emmanuel #Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with #Russia...
Joe Biden announces tough new sanctions on Russia
Telegraph, 16 Apr 2021
Joe Biden imposed tough new economic sanctions on Moscow, and expelled 10 Russian diplomats, over the same SolarWinds hack that caused chaos to US government computer systems la...
JPMorgan's $13 Billion Bonds Offering Is Largest Bank Deal Ever
Bloomberg, 16 Apr 2021
Apr.16 -- April Larusse, fixed-income product specialist at Insight