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Harris: Going into Wednesday 'ready to work'
AP, 19 Jan 2021
Vice-President elect Kamala Harris says she is "going into Wednesday knowing that we're getting ready to do the work and we've got a lot of work to do." (Jan. 18)
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Big fire burns commercial yard, buses in LA County
AP, 26 Feb 2021
A huge fire is burning in a commercial area of south Los Angeles County. The fire erupted in Compton before dawn Friday, consuming what appears to be stacks of pallets and sprea...
U.N. human rights boss decries violations in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, 26 Feb 2021
U.N. Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet said that China is restricting basic civil and political freedoms in the name of national security and COVID-19 measures.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
NBC, 26 Feb 2021
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine ...
WorldView: Netherlands accuses China of Uighur genocide; Armenia leader faces possible coup
CBS, 26 Feb 2021
The Dutch Parliament has declared China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority a genocide, making the Netherlands the first European country to do so.
How Olivia Rodrigo Wrote ‘Drivers License,’ the Biggest Song of the Year So Far | Diary of a Song
NYT, 26 Feb 2021
In the latest Diary of a Song, the singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo, 18, explains how she wrote her first-ever single — after a good cry, with TikTok in mind — befor...
K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message
BBC, 26 Feb 2021
K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.
US Capitol Police chief warns militia groups want to "blow up the Capitol"
CA, 26 Feb 2021
The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman, on Thursday warned that militia groups that were present during the Jan.
US airstrikes on Iranian-backed forces a 'good move': National security analyst
FOX, 26 Feb 2021
The airstrikes in Syria come 2 weeks after an attack against American personnel in Iraq.
Hundreds of schoolchildren kidnapped in Nigeria's Zamfara state
DW, 26 Feb 2021
Gunmen in Nigeria have abducted several hundred schoolgirls, in what is the latest mass kidnapping in the region.
Armenia opposition supporters gather outside parliament (2)
AFP, 26 Feb 2021
Several hundred opposition supporters gather outside Armenia's parliament demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over his handling of last year's war with Azerba...
Hong Kong: Public scepticism over Sinovac COVID jab
Al Jazeera, 26 Feb 2021
Thousands of people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong on the first day of a mass roll-out.
Live: Celebrate Lantern Festival with poem
CGTN, 26 Feb 2021
Today is Lantern Festival, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.
Shamima Begum cannot return to UK to fight for citizenship, supreme court rules
Guardian, 26 Feb 2021
Shamima Begum, who fled Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria, lost her case before the supreme court on Friday.
Haute couture, summer 2021: A fashion laboratory
FRANCE24, 26 Feb 2021
Haute couture at its best is a dazzling array of possibilities. It's also increasingly an artform being expressed through the medium of film, with in-person fashion shows still ...
Japan embraces robot ‘pets’ as companions to ease pandemic isolation
SCMP, 26 Feb 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Whenever Nami Hamaura feels lonely, all she has to do is talk to her singing companion: a robot n...
Biden orders airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in Syria
CNN, 26 Feb 2021
The US military struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks.
CrossTalk | Quarantine Edition | End The Duopoly
RT, 26 Feb 2021
According to a new Gallop poll, over 60% of those asked are dissatisfied with the two major political parties.
Supreme Court rules that Shamima Begum should not be allowed to return to the UK
Telegraph, 26 Feb 2021
Shamima Begum, the London schoolgirl who fled to join Isil, has lost her legal bid to return to the UK to appeal against the removal of her British citizenship.
Yields Could Move a Little Bit Higher: JPMorgan’s Stealey
Bloomberg, 26 Feb 2021
Feb.26 -- Iain Stealey, international fixed income chief investment
Our royal team on Prince Philip's hospitalisation and what's next for Meghan and Harry
ITV, 26 Feb 2021
In this episode, Chris and Lizzie discuss updates on the Duke of Edinburgh, who remains in hospital as he receives treatment for an infection.