Monday, Jun 21, 2021
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Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza despite calls for restraint from UN and United States
BBC, 12 May 2021
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told militants in the Gaza Strip they will "pay a very heavy price" after another day of escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians.
Despite appeals for restraint from the UN and the United States, an Israeli air strike destroyed an apartment block in Gaza City after residents were warned to leave.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza responded by firing a large number of rockets towards the Israeli city of Tel Aviv and its suburbs. A woman was killed in the attacks.
The latest round of violence began around the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem which is sacred for both Muslims and Jews.
During Ramadan there have been clashes there between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces who imposed tight restrictions on the site.
Tensions in east Jerusalem, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967, are also running high over plans to evict dozens of Palestinians from a neighbourhood claimed by Jewish settlers.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by middle east correspondent Tom Bateman.
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Bitcoin slumps after China crackdown
Reuters, 21 Jun 2021
Bitcoin tumbled as recent volatility in the cryptocurrency market showed no signs of dampening down.
US star Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp in Burkina Faso
AFP, 21 Jun 2021
Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a refugee camp in Burkina Faso sheltering thousands of Malians who have fled jihadist violence in the region.
Brazil kicks off mass COVID vaccination drives on Paqueta Island
Al Jazeera, 21 Jun 2021
A small Brazilian island off Rio de Janeiro has just started a mass vaccination drive as part of an experiment.
ShowBiz Minute: Smith, Jolie, Foo Fighters
AP, 21 Jun 2021
Will Smith releasing memoir "Will" in November; Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp in Burkina Faso; Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden with first event after pandemic clo...
Ex-Kamala Harris aide gives interesting excuse for immigration interview
FOX, 21 Jun 2021
Rep. Nancy Mace weighs in on the vice president's border crisis
Wariness and welcome for Ebrahim Raisi after Iranian election
BBC, 21 Jun 2021
Ebrahim Raisi, the hardline former head of the country’s judiciary, has won Iran’s presidential election as expected, with a landslide 62% of the vote.
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper faces closure
DW, 21 Jun 2021
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has said it may be forced to stop publication within days, after the government froze its assets.
The Charleston Church Shooting: Six Years Later
CBS, 21 Jun 2021
The CBSN Special ""The Charleston Church Shooting: Six Years later"" marks six years since the fatal shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Sweet sustainability: How plastic could be used for ice cream flavoring
CA, 21 Jun 2021
Much of the world is still heavily reliant on plastic bottles, despite its huge toll on the environment and constant calls for people to take recycling seriously.
Earth emerges from shadow in Nasa time lapse of astronauts installing solar panels
Guardian, 21 Jun 2021
French and American astronauts have completed a six-hour spacewalk as they installed new solar panels to boost power supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).
What Does the Future of Work Look Like? | The Overview
NBC, 21 Jun 2021
Gadi Schwartz on how mixed reality could be the next conference room; Simone Boyce talks women and work.
Swedish fans take over St. Petersburg at Euro 2020
RT, 21 Jun 2021
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Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 at Euro 2020
FRANCE24, 21 Jun 2021
Xherdan Shaqiri scored two superb goals as #Switzerland secured third place in Group A at #Euro2020 with the win against #Turkey, but they now face an anxious wait to see if the...
PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode June 20, 2021
PBS, 21 Jun 2021
On this edition for Sunday, June 20, lawmakers continue their push for a comprehensive voting rights bill; for Father’s Day, an Indigenous father’s letter to his son; and in our...
'Incredibly grateful' to be alive on Father's Day, says dad saved from stroke
ITV, 21 Jun 2021
A dad who survived a stroke thanks to the quick thinking of a passerby said he feels "incredibly grateful" to be alive and with his family on Father's Day.
Stelter: Why isn't Fox News fact-checking Carlson's January 6 claim?
CNN, 21 Jun 2021
CNN's Brian Stelter emailed Fox News a number of questions about host Tucker Carlson's claim that the FBI was behind the January 6 Capitol insurrection and why their team of jou...
Nicola Sturgeon must pay compensation for 'hypocritical' travel ban, Andy Burnham says
Telegraph, 20 Jun 2021
Andy Burnham is demanding that Nicola Sturgeon agrees to pay compensation to Manchester businesses and residents hit by her "hypocritical" travel ban between Scotland and parts ...
Xiangshan Global Studios: Ningbo cultural tourism industry's shinning star
CGTN, 20 Jun 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-06-20/Xiangshan-Global-Studios-famous-in-Ningbo-cultural-tourism-industry-11fLXhIQjMk/index.html In 2019, the Chinese TV series "The Lo...
In Full: Trevor Phillips on Sunday
Sky, 20 Jun 2021
Trevor Phillips speaks to Justice Secretary Robert Buckland on the low conviction rates for rape cases in England and Wales and the by-election loss in Chesham.
German union calls for Amazon workers to strike
Reuters, 21 Jun 2021
A German trade union called on workers at seven Amazon warehouses to go on strike for several days to coincide with the global Prime Day promotion.