Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021
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‘It breaks my heart’: New York funeral director on being ‘last responders’ in coronavirus pandemic
SCMP, 06 Apr 2021
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Funeral director Jesus Pujols said he hardly slept as Covid-19 deaths piled up in New York last year. The funeral home where the 24-year-old works had nearly 500 people in its care at one point.
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India orders lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge, country added to Britain’s travel red-list
CA, 20 Apr 2021
People in New Delhi were seen lining up outside shops after India’s capital region ordered a six-day lockdown on Monday due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Biden: 'Prepared to compromise' on infrastructure
AP, 20 Apr 2021
President Joe Biden met at the White House Monday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push his $2 trillion dollar jobs and infrastructure plan.
Prison hospital where Russia transferred Navalny under Western pressure
AFP, 20 Apr 2021
Images of the exterior of the IK-3 penal colony, which houses a hospital where jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was transferred.
'I Am Prepared To Compromise': Biden Holds Bipartisan Meeting On Infrastructure | NBC News NOW
NBC, 20 Apr 2021
President Biden held an infrastructure meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers who had all previously been mayors of governors.
How the Biden administration plans to combat hunger in America
CBS, 20 Apr 2021
Approximately 22 million American adults struggled to obtain the food they needed in the last week, according to the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities — 11% of the entire U.S.
'He betrayed the badge', says prosecutor at Chauvin trial
Reuters, 20 Apr 2021
In closing arguments at the murder trial of former police officer
China flexes muscles over Taiwan
DW, 20 Apr 2021
Chinese military aircraft have entered Taiwan's air defense zone multiple times in recent weeks - raising tensions in the region and increasing pressure on Taiwan to respond.
WATCH LIVE: Biden meets with lawmakers to discuss infrastructure in American Jobs Plan
PBS, 20 Apr 2021
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Biden discusses American Jobs Plan with members of Congress
FOX, 20 Apr 2021
President Joe Biden meets with a bipartisan group of members
UK's Labour leader thrown out of pub in lockdown row
BBC, 20 Apr 2021
The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has been thrown out of a pub in Bath, in England, after he was confronted by the landlord over lockdown restrictions.
Marjorie Taylor Greene scraps launch of 'America First' caucus after GOP blowback
CNN, 20 Apr 2021
Conservative Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is scrapping the planned launch of her "America First" caucus after receiving blowback from leaders in her own party, despite co...
Living With the Daunte Wright Protests at the Front Door
NYT, 20 Apr 2021
For the past several nights, Ebonie McMillan and her children watched in real time as protests over the death of Daunte Wright turned violent.
The Silent Revolution: Submarines in the 21st Century | Project Force
Al Jazeera, 19 Apr 2021
Submarines, crucial to the nuclear powers of the Cold War, are having a silent revolution, as new designs centered around underwater combat are developed by militaries around th...
San Marino is back to pre-COVID normality – thanks to Russia's Sputnik V
RT, 19 Apr 2021
The European state of San Marino is enjoying a return to normal
Highlight: Visit to the 2021 Asian Youth Games stadium in S China
CGTN, 19 Apr 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Young athletes aged between 14 and 17 from 45 countries and regions are gearing up for the 2021 Asian Youth Games in Shantou City, south Chi...
Video of Nasa Mars Ingenuity helicopter's successful first flight on Red Planet
Telegraph, 19 Apr 2021
Nasa has made history in achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet in a feat expected to revolutionise space exploration.
Massage and music: Malaysian farmers crack the code for growing luxe Japanese muskmelons
SCMP, 19 Apr 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube After a decade of experimentation, three farmers in Malaysia say they have cracked the code for g...
European Super League would have multi-billion euro business model
FRANCE24, 19 Apr 2021
Offering a shared pot of €3.5 billion to start with, the newly-proposed #football competition known as the European #SuperLeague would divvy up revenue among a smaller group of ...
Table Mountain fire erupts in Cape Town, forces evacuation at nearby campus
Guardian, 19 Apr 2021
A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain forced University of Cape Town students to evacuate, as runaway flames set several campus buildings ablaze and firefigh...
Porsche China Is Confident of Results of 2021: CEO
Bloomberg, 19 Apr 2021
Apr.19 -- Jens Puttfarcken, chief executive officer at Porsche