Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
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Kyrgyz presidential frontrunner claims victory in post-vote speech
AFP, 11 Jan 2021
Populist Sadyr Japarov claims victory in Kyrgyzstan's presidential elections, and pledges to weed out graft in the Central Asian country after a political crisis put him on the path to power.
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U.S. new COVID cases down 21% in past week
Reuters, 26 Jan 2021
The United States reported a 21% drop in new cases of COVID-19 last week, and deaths fell from their peak.
In Miami, making live theater work during the pandemic
PBS, 26 Jan 2021
Miami, one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., has been hit hard by COVID and the travel shutdown.
Senate receives impeachment article
FOX, 26 Jan 2021
Senate Democrats are looking to impeach President Trump after his term with very little support from the GOP.
Coronavirus: BC records 1,344 new cases as province marks one year since first case this week | FULL
CA, 26 Jan 2021
B.C. has recorded another 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 over a three-day period. From Friday to Saturday there were 527 cases, from Saturday to Sunday there were 471 cases and fro...
Live: House Delivers Trump Article Of Impeachment To Senate | NBC News
NBC, 26 Jan 2021
Watch live coverage as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the article of impeachment charging former President Donald Trump with "incitement of insurrection" to the ...
South Korean Economy Seen at Good Position for Recovery: ANZ
Bloomberg, 26 Jan 2021
Jan.25 -- Krystal Tan, economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, discusses the outlook for the South Korean economy and policies.
What’s lockdown like for secondary school pupils? night
BBC, 26 Jan 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government will tell teachers and parents when schools in England can reopen "as soon as we can”.
Yellen confirmed as first woman Treasury secretary
AP, 26 Jan 2021
Janet Yellen made history Monday as the first woman secretary of the Treasury when the Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 84-15.
Biden: Senators don't want to give up COVID relief negotiating positions yet
CBS, 26 Jan 2021
Biden administration officials are meeting with a bipartisan group of senators on the president's $1.9 trillion pandemic economic relief proposal.
BN(O) passport holders flee Hong Kong for new life in the UK, fearing Beijing’s tightening control
SCMP, 26 Jan 2021
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Tight Manoeuvres | Hauliers carry 67m rotor blade through tiny village roads
RT, 26 Jan 2021
Skilled hauliers manoeuvre a 25-tonne 67m (220ft) wind turbine blade around narrow country roads.
COVID- 19: Reporting from inside an intensive care ward
Sky, 26 Jan 2021
Sky's Home Editor Jason Farrell gives a description of the time he spent in a COVID ward in one London hospital.
Covid: Boris Johnson says he cannot guarantee pupils would return before Easter
ITV, 26 Jan 2021
There were some hopeful signs today that the lockdown is starting to work. The number of cases fell to their lowest since ten days before Christmas.
Moderna says its Covid vaccine is effective against UK and South Africa variants
AFP, 26 Jan 2021
American biotechnology company Moderna firm says its Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the UK and South Africa variants.
Vaccine nationalism could cost global economy $9 trillion (ICC report)
FRANCE24, 26 Jan 2021
The risk of vaccine nationalism is a moral quandry - that could also have huge economic consequences.
Keilar calls out Dr. Birx's post-Trump reputation rehab tour
CNN, 26 Jan 2021
Dr. Deborah Birx, former President Donald Trump's coronavirus task for coordinator, is making the rounds on television revealing the dysfunction in the Trump White House.
Humberto: Phoenix's First Hispanic Postmaster | Cause of Life - NYT Opinion
NYT, 26 Jan 2021
A hard-working bricklayer from the projects, Humberto Trujillo helped build the main Phoenix post office — and rose to become his city’s first Hispanic postmaster.
What happens if a healthcare worker refuses the COVID vaccine? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 26 Jan 2021
A small but significant number of healthcare workers in several countries including the US, Germany and India are refusing to take a Covid-19 vaccine despite being at high risk ...
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge send Burns Night message and haggis lunch to NHS staff in Dundee
Telegraph, 26 Jan 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a traditional Burns Night lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties to 200 NHS staff treating coronavirus patients in Dundee.
Matt Hancock says it is too early to give a timeline for easing Covid lockdown
Guardian, 26 Jan 2021
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, pointed out that hospital cases were almost double the April peak.