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Italy's government plunged into crisis as former PM Renzi pulls support
FRANCE24, 14 Jan 2021
Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday he was pulling his party's ministers from the cabinet, effectively leaving the ruling coalition without a majority in parliament.
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New COVID-19 variant discovered in California as U.S. death toll nears 400,000
CBS, 19 Jan 2021
Efforts to administer the coronavirus vaccine are ramping up in the U.S., but the nation is nearing the horrifying milestone of 400,000 deaths from COVID-19.
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.
FBI vetting all 25,000 National Guard troops in D.C.
FOX, 19 Jan 2021
Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor discusses ensuring a peaceful transition for the Biden administration and the migrant caravan headed to the souther...
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Urges Protesters To Take To Streets Against Government | NBC News
NBC, 19 Jan 2021
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a video online urging Russians to take to the streets to protest against the government.
Italian government win confidence vote in the lower house
AFP, 19 Jan 2021
Italian Prime minister Giuseppe Conte wins the first confidence vote in the lower chamber of the parliament with 321 votes, while 259 lawmakers voted against him.
Coronavirus: Germans brace for tougher COVID-19 restrictions out of fear for virus variants
CA, 19 Jan 2021
Although measures to contain the coronavirus appear to have started to have an effect in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's 16 state premiers are discussing more re...
The Somali lawmaker fighting for her seat - News
Reuters, 19 Jan 2021
Amina Mohamed Abdi was just 24 when she first stood for Somalia’s parliament in 2012, defying elders from her clan.
WATCH: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs COVID tribute
PBS, 19 Jan 2021
Beginning with a single B flat, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” is a piece of music often associated with mourning.
Is governance across Africa in crisis? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 19 Jan 2021
The quality of governance in Africa worsened for the first time in a decade, according to a report from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which sounded the alarm on a deteriorating hum...
Vaccination rates highlight divide between Israelis and Palestinians
CNN, 18 Jan 2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on track to meet his claim of inoculating Israel's entire 9 million population by the end of March.
Which treatments are most effective against COVID-19? | COVID-19 Special
DW, 18 Jan 2021
While everyone's focused on COVID-19 vaccines, what about a cure or treatment for those infected with coronavirus or those of us who could still catch it? Especially as a second...
Guatemala blocks thousands of people bound for US
BBC, 18 Jan 2021
A group of US-bound Central American migrants has been met with truncheons and tear gas in Guatemala as they attempt to travel on to Mexico, and then the US border.
Manaus residents wash Brazilian city's streets to fight COVID-19
CGTN, 18 Jan 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-01-18/Manaus-residents-wash-Brazilian-city-s-streets-to-fight-COVID-19-X9Jzf50iJy/index.html On January 17, residents of the city of Ma...
Miners in China trapped by explosion send note to rescuers
Guardian, 18 Jan 2021
Workers trapped in a gold mine after an explosion at the site in eastern China on 10 January have sent a written note to the surface saying that 12 of the miners trapped undergr...
Jab gap | Second COVID jab wait in UK may exceed 12 weeks
RT, 18 Jan 2021
The UK's Dominic Raab has sparked outrage, after hinting that a previously announced 12-week wait for the second COVID vaccine may be even longer.
The deplatforming phenomenon
FRANCE24, 18 Jan 2021
In this edition, we look more closely at the digital insurrection
'A sense of impending doom': NHS doctors on what it's like to be on the Covid-19 frontline
Telegraph, 18 Jan 2021
"We are used to dealing with illness and death", Dr Sonia Adesara says, "what we're not used to dealing with is so much of it".
Explaining China's five Covid vaccines, test results and global distribution plans
SCMP, 18 Jan 2021
Analysis and comparison of China's five Covid-19 vaccines now in the final phase of testing, and where they are being distributed around the world.
What next for the Republican Party after Trump's presidency?
Sky, 18 Jan 2021
Donald Trump has not only divided much of America, he also split opinion within the Republican Party.
China’s Growth Beats Estimates
Bloomberg, 18 Jan 2021
Jan.18 -- The latest data out of China confirms that the country's