Thursday, Aug 05, 2021
Focus on the big picture
Benjamin Netanyahu forced from power after 12 years by new Israeli coalition
BBC, 14 Jun 2021
The Israeli parliament has approved a new coalition government, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister after twelve years in power.
The new government will be led by the right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett for the first two years, as part of a power sharing deal.
He will then hand power over to the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, for a further two years.
MIshal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman.
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Tristes, furiosos, libaneses marcan aniversario de explosión
AP, 05 Aug 2021
Unidos por el dolor y la furia, familiares de las víctimas y
WHO calls for global pause on COVID-19 vaccine boosters
CA, 05 Aug 2021
The World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September.
'The Five' criticize Chris Cuomo for failing to cover brother's latest scandal
FOX, 05 Aug 2021
CNN anchor remained silent on the state attorney general's report;
Belgium swoops on counterfeit cigarette gang
AFP, 05 Aug 2021
Belgian customs officers have mounted their biggest-ever operation against counterfeit cigarette production, swooping on 10 illegal sites and making at least 40 arrests.
Pediatric COVID surge raises concerns for teachers and parents ahead of new school year
CBS, 05 Aug 2021
Children across America are getting ready to begin another pandemic school year, but alarming new numbers from the American Academy of Pediatrics are raising concerns.
Robinhood shares surge in meta-meme stock frenzy
Reuters, 05 Aug 2021
Shares of Robinhood soared 81% before paring gains, helped by a surge of interest from retail traders who piled into the stock after its underwhelming markets debut last week.
Trump-Backed Mike Carey Projected To Win GOP Primary For Ohio House Seat
NBC, 05 Aug 2021
The AP projects that Mike Carey wins the Republican primary for Ohio's 15th congressional district.
Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks out in interview with CNN
CNN, 05 Aug 2021
Karen Hinton, one of the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate conduct, reacts to the findings in the New York attorney general's investigation report.
🇲🇬 Why has climate change caused famine in Madagascar? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 05 Aug 2021
Madagascar, the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, is currently facing its worst drought in 40 years.
Belarus sprinter who refused orders to fly home lands in Austria
BBC, 05 Aug 2021
A Belarusian athlete who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics has safely arrived in Vienna, Austria's foreign ministry has confirmed.
Alleged rape and murder of 9-year-old girl spark protest
DW, 05 Aug 2021
Protests have broken out in Delhi over the alleged gang rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl.
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.
Ocho muertos en ataque al ministro de Defensa en Afganistán
AP, 05 Aug 2021
Al menos ocho muertos y 20 heridos en un ataque en un barrio