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Cabinet minister defends scheme allowing PM to skip isolation
Sky, 18 Jul 2021
Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick defends Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak not having to isolate, despite being a contact of a COVID case.
"You're right to say the PM and Chancellor were contacted by NHS track and trace overnight, which shows the system is working," he says.
Mr Jenrick says the pilot daily testing scheme, which Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak will be taking part in, is available "to a range of organisations, not just to politicians".
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GOP mayoral candidate shreds Bill de Blasio in press conference following shooting
FOX, 02 Aug 2021
New York City Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa give reaction to mass shooting at laundry mat. #FoxNews #Breaking
Why MyPillow CEO decided to pull his ads from Fox News
CNN, 02 Aug 2021
After Fox News rejected a promo from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for a live streamed event that seeks to prove that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Lindell ha...
Sky turns orange as Turkey’s wildfires continue for 5th day
CA, 02 Aug 2021
Plumes of orange smoke filled the skyline of Turkey's popular holiday resort area of Bodrum on Sunday, Aug.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he expects no new U.S. lockdowns
Reuters, 02 Aug 2021
The U.S. will not lock down again to curb COVID-19, but ‘things are going to get worse’ as the Delta variant fuels a surge in cases, mostly among the unvaccinated, top U.S.
10 shot in Queens by 2 men who fled on mopeds
AP, 02 Aug 2021
Two men strode up to a crowd outside a barbershop in the New York City borough of Queens and opened fire, wounding 10 people before fleeing on mopeds, police said Sunday.
Afghan forces bomb Taliban in bid to halt advance on cities
Al Jazeera, 02 Aug 2021
Afghan forces fought fierce street battles and bombed Taliban positions as the group’s fighters swarmed major cities amid an intensifying nationwide offensive.
Berlin police take on anti-COVID-lockdown protesters
DW, 02 Aug 2021
Police in the German capital Berlin have come up against anti-lockdown protesters.
Tokyo Olympics: Belarus sprinter refuses to board flight home
BBC, 02 Aug 2021
A Belarusian sprinter voiced fears for her safety as she refused an order to fly home early from the Olympics for criticising her coaches.
Workers at world's biggest copper mine in Chile agree to strike
AFP, 01 Aug 2021
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP.
Personal Tales of Aiding Xinjiang: The story of border patrolman Dolkun Latihuja
CGTN, 01 Aug 2021
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Why do US politicians say China's success threatens Western democracy?
CD, 01 Aug 2021
Why do US #politicians say #China's success threatens Western #democracy? Watch this episode of To The Point.
US, Australia dominate in pool at Tokyo Olympics, as Hong Kong fencers miss out on fairytale ending
SCMP, 01 Aug 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Australia and the US have swept up in the pool on the final day of swimming in Tokyo, with China ...
Olympics 2020: Team GB win gold and bronze medals in BMX, silver medal in men’s relay swimming
Telegraph, 01 Aug 2021
Team GB won three more medals overnight in Tokyo. Charlotte Worthington took home gold in the women’s BMX freestyle with a “sensational’ backflip 360 – a feat never before achie...
COVID-19: 'Cabs for jabs' drive launched
Sky, 01 Aug 2021
Discounted pizzas and taxi rides will be offered to young people in an attempt to drive up vaccine uptake rates in the under-30s in England.
Six months after coup, Myanmar's military ruler promises elections by August 2023 • FRANCE 24
FRANCE24, 01 Aug 2021
Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday again promised new multi-party elections and said his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the Associat...
NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - July 31st, 2021
NBC, 01 Aug 2021
More restrictions to come with delta variant surge, first dose vaccination rates rising, and eviction moratorium ending.
PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode, July 31
PBS, 01 Aug 2021
On this edition for Saturday, July 31, surge in the Delta variant across the U.S., fuels renewed calls to reinstate mask mandates even for the vaccinated, and millions face evic...
Americans' relationship with masks: It's complicated
RT, 01 Aug 2021
It's an on-and-off affair with mask mandates in the US, as the population finds itself confused about their efficacy.
Lawmakers call on congressional colleagues to extend eviction moratorium
CBS, 01 Aug 2021
The federal eviction moratorium is expiring on Saturday, putting millions of people at risk of losing their homes.
Could The Stock Market Switch To 4-Days A Week?
CNBC, 31 Jul 2021
The idea of a 4-day workweek has been pulled back into the spotlight thanks to the pandemic shifting America's perspective on work.