Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
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Japan's Princess Mako finally marries commoner boyfriend
BBC, 27 Oct 2021
Japan's Princess Mako has married her college sweetheart Kei Komuro - thus losing her royal status.
Under Japanese law, female imperial family members forfeit their status upon marriage to a "commoner" although male members do not.
She also skipped the usual rites of a royal wedding and turned down a payment offered to royal females upon their departure from the family.
She is the first female member of the royal family to decline both.
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Sydney lights up in Christmas splendour
Reuters, 09 Dec 2021
Sydney lit up with Christmas light installations across the city centre, encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the festive season, after a year that saw an extended health ...
Virus turns Indonesia holiday islands into tourist desert
AFP, 09 Dec 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered almost all the resorts and restaurants across Indonesia's small Gili Islands, famed for their turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and diverse...
United States: A two-day virtual Summit for Democracy
Al Jazeera, 09 Dec 2021
The United States is hosting a two-day democracy summit with about 110 countries to discuss the decline of global democracy.
BLM: We believe Jussie Smollett, not police | Guy Benson Show
FOX, 09 Dec 2021
Guy Benson sounds off on the Jussie Smollett trial and BLM's
Scientists look at evolution to save coral reefs
AP, 09 Dec 2021
With coral reefs threatened by rising ocean temperatures, scientists are working to breed "super corals" that can better withstand climate change.
Driver Found Dead While Stuck Just Feet From Niagara Falls
NBC, 09 Dec 2021
Officials in New York state say first responders attempted to rescue a 60-year-old woman who was trapped in her car just feet away from Niagara Falls.
Boris Johnson faces grilling amid Christmas party scandal
CNN, 09 Dec 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to investigate after some of his aides were caught on video joking about holding a Christmas party during Covid-19 lockdown las...
'My windows all shook': Bright light streaks across Alberta night sky with loud boom
CA, 09 Dec 2021
Albertans got a surprise light show after a bright object streaked across the night sky, accompanied by a loud boom.
PBS NewsHour West live episode, Dec. 8, 2021
PBS, 09 Dec 2021
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London Calling: Deadly windstorm pummels U.K. with rain and snow
CBS, 09 Dec 2021
In the latest installment of London Calling, CBS News contributor Simon Bates explains why recent power outages caused by a massive windstorm are being made worse by climate cha...
PM introduces Covid rules whilst under fire for lockdown Christmas party night
BBC, 09 Dec 2021
Plan B restrictions for England are announced as Boris Johnson comes under fire for a Christmas party held in lockdown last year.
Jefferies Asks Staff to Work From Home Again
Bloomberg, 09 Dec 2021
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. asked staffers to work from home as the Wall Street firm grapples with a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Mind your wokeism: 40% of Hispanic voters offended by gender-neutral ‘Latinx’
RT, 09 Dec 2021
Sooner or later, wokies would have to choose between which social group they want to offend to a lesser extent.
Press preview: Thursday's newspaper reviewed
Sky, 09 Dec 2021
Anna Botting takes a first look at Thursday's papers, with the Daily Mirror's associate editor Kevin Maguire, and the columnist for The Article, Ali Miraj.
‘This country is angry’: British MP makes powerful speech about No 10 Christmas party
Guardian, 09 Dec 2021
Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has given a powerful and emotional
Burkina Faso Prime Minister Dabire and government dismissed • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 09 Dec 2021
In tonight’s edition: Burkina’s President dismissed Prime Minister Christophe Dabiré; more than 900 artefacts stolen from Mali are returned during a ceremony in Bamako; and we t...
Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz sworn in – What’s to expect?
DW, 09 Dec 2021
Germany has a new Chancellor. Today, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz took the oath of office and the reins of power from Angela Merkel.
Japanese fashion retail billionaire Yusaku Maezawa rockets to International Space Station
SCMP, 09 Dec 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa set off towards the International Space Station (ISS) on a Ru...
Indonesia's Mount Semeru: Drone footage shows village covered by volcano ash
Telegraph, 09 Dec 2021
Drone footage taken on Wednesday December 8 captured an Indonesian village and its surrounding areas, affected by the recent eruptions of Mount Semeru, covered in mud and ash.
MPs' anger as Downing Street staff seen in leaked video joking about Christmas party
ITV, 09 Dec 2021
Many Conservative MPs are furious after ITV News published a