Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
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DRC releases men convicted for killing of Kabila
AFP, 08 Jan 2021
More than twenty people sentenced to death for the assassination of former Congolese president Laurent-Désiré Kabila leave Kinshasa's Makala prison after a pardon by Presidential Félix Tshisekedi.
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Global National: Jan. 25, 2021 | Canada considering tougher measures to discourage travel
CA, 26 Jan 2021
In our top story: The federal government of Canada is considering imposing new measures to restrict who can come into the country and to discourage non-essential travel.
Dr. Fauci discusses threats against wife and children
CNN, 26 Jan 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about being threatened, getting a letter with powder in the mail and the difficulty of combating the coronavirus while working with...
Vietnam’s 13th Communist Party Congress opening ceremony
AFP, 26 Jan 2021
Vietnam's secretive, twice-a-decade political transition begins, with the Communist Party poised to select its future leaders who will have to contend with an increasingly asser...
Tucker fights back as Biden admin & Dems plan to change the country at a record pace
FOX, 26 Jan 2021
Tucker Carlson warns of H.R.1.'s danger to democracy. #FoxNews
White House addresses confusion over coronavirus vaccine supply
CBS, 26 Jan 2021
The White House is pointing a finger at the Trump administration amid growing confusion over the nation's coronavirus vaccine supply.
Major Brands Sideline Traditional Super Bowl Ads
NBC, 26 Jan 2021
Budweiser says it is skipping its traditional Super Bowl ad and will instead support vaccine awareness campaigns.
Los Angeles preps as state lifts stay home rule
AP, 26 Jan 2021
California lifted regional stay-at-home orders Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions.
U.S. will resume effort to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill
Reuters, 26 Jan 2021
The U.S. Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said o...
In Miami, making live theater work during the pandemic
PBS, 26 Jan 2021
Miami, one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., has been hit hard by COVID and the travel shutdown.
South Korean Economy Seen at Good Position for Recovery: ANZ
Bloomberg, 26 Jan 2021
Jan.25 -- Krystal Tan, economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, discusses the outlook for the South Korean economy and policies.
What’s lockdown like for secondary school pupils? night
BBC, 26 Jan 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government will tell teachers and parents when schools in England can reopen "as soon as we can”.
BN(O) passport holders flee Hong Kong for new life in the UK, fearing Beijing’s tightening control
SCMP, 26 Jan 2021
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Tight Manoeuvres | Hauliers carry 67m rotor blade through tiny village roads
RT, 26 Jan 2021
Skilled hauliers manoeuvre a 25-tonne 67m (220ft) wind turbine blade around narrow country roads.
COVID- 19: Reporting from inside an intensive care ward
Sky, 26 Jan 2021
Sky's Home Editor Jason Farrell gives a description of the time he spent in a COVID ward in one London hospital.
Covid: Boris Johnson says he cannot guarantee pupils would return before Easter
ITV, 26 Jan 2021
There were some hopeful signs today that the lockdown is starting to work. The number of cases fell to their lowest since ten days before Christmas.
Vaccine nationalism could cost global economy $9 trillion (ICC report)
FRANCE24, 26 Jan 2021
The risk of vaccine nationalism is a moral quandry - that could also have huge economic consequences.
Humberto: Phoenix's First Hispanic Postmaster | Cause of Life - NYT Opinion
NYT, 26 Jan 2021
A hard-working bricklayer from the projects, Humberto Trujillo helped build the main Phoenix post office — and rose to become his city’s first Hispanic postmaster.
What happens if a healthcare worker refuses the COVID vaccine? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 26 Jan 2021
A small but significant number of healthcare workers in several countries including the US, Germany and India are refusing to take a Covid-19 vaccine despite being at high risk ...
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge send Burns Night message and haggis lunch to NHS staff in Dundee
Telegraph, 26 Jan 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a traditional Burns Night lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties to 200 NHS staff treating coronavirus patients in Dundee.
Matt Hancock says it is too early to give a timeline for easing Covid lockdown
Guardian, 26 Jan 2021
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, pointed out that hospital cases were almost double the April peak.