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"Desperately Needed": Biden Hails Passage Of $1.9 Trillion Covid Package

03/07/21 5:32 AM

The US Senate on Saturday voted to approve a $1.9 trillion relief package that President Joe Biden vows will revive the country's pandemic-stricken economy, capping hours of debate, frenzied...

"One Of The Most Kind People You Would Ever Meet": She Escaped The Holocaust But Not The Pandemic

01/06/21 12:24 PM

Malvina Shabes escaped Poland during World War II and found refuge in Canada. A COVID-19 outbreak in a retirement home killed her.View Entire Post ›

"That's A Dictator": Foreign Election Experts Say Trump Is Engaging In Voter Suppression And Intimidation

10/07/20 12:25 AM

“I’ve never thought in my eight years of working in this industry, that I would be worried about election violence in the US in this day and age,” one former election observer said, “but now I wouldn’t put it past us.”View Entire Post ›

'Hong Kong is crumbling': seven days that crushed city's last resistance

03/05/21 10:30 AM

Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists have been rounded up, charged and denied bail in fresh crackdown on opposition to ChinaThe phones rang on Friday, one month earlier than expected. More than 50 pro-democracy politicians and activists across Hong Kong received a call from the authorities: they were to report to police on Sunday.Expecting to be charged and held for lengthy jail terms, many spent the weekend making last-minute preparations. They picked out books to take into custody, arranged for pets to be taken care of, said goodbye to their loved ones. Tiffany Yuen, 27, spent the day at home, where she was photographed cuddling a Buzz Lightyear toy, before visiting constituents in Tin Wan. Continue reading...

'I don't know what prime minister meant': Israel's virus czar shoots down Netanyahu's suggestion country is through pandemic

03/05/21 9:07 PM

Israeli coronavirus response chief, Nachman Ash, doesn't share PM Benjamin Netanyahu's optimism regarding the Covid situation in the country, warning that it could well go into a fourth lockdown due to a rising transmission rate. Read Full Article at

'It Didn’t Hurt At All': Queen Urges Vaccine-Hesitant People To Get COVID-19 Shot

02/26/21 4:45 AM

Buckingham Palace said in January the 94-year-old head of state and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, had been inoculated.

'Magic happens, often': Christine and the Queens, Haim, Nile Rodgers and more on the joy of live music

03/07/21 6:44 AM

Musicians recall the thrill of playing live – and what we can expect when gigs returnThe stage is an outlet for me, emotionally, physically – it’s a catharsis I need. I picture the live performance right away: it’s in the writing of the record itself. Before I was a musician I wanted to be a stage director, and the main thing in theatre is sharing a present moment with people gathered in a room. The audience is the last writer of the show – they finish it with their imagination. Continue reading...

'So much trauma': Mozambique conflict sparks mental health crisis

03/06/21 8:00 AM

Aid groups warn of collapsed health system as traumatised people displaced by Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado seek helpThe insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is causing a mental health crisis, with a quarter of the region’s population now displaced.People are struggling with untreated trauma after witnessing extreme violence, including mass beheadings, said humanitarian groups concerned about the strain on those who have sheltered dozens of displaced people in their homes. Continue reading...

10 Million Vaccine Doses From India Won't Hurt Poor Nations: UK Minister

03/06/21 4:58 PM

UK Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi has defended a shipment of 10 million doses of Covishield en route from India amid some concerns that it would impact supplies of COVID-19 vaccines for...

10 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

02/27/21 10:27 PM

Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.View Entire Post ›

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