Friday, Apr 16, 2021
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Maid in Lebanon: 'My employer treats me like a slave'
BBC, 28 Feb 2021
Hundreds of foreign domestic maids were dumped outside their embassies last summer in Lebanon after the families they worked for could no longer afford their wages.
The horrific scenes were a symptom of the country’s economic meltdown but also Lebanon’s use of foreign workers – a system which human rights groups say amounts to “modern-day slavery".
The BBC's Martin Patience has been speaking to domestic maids about their experiences and looking into whether their situation has changed.
Producers: Nour Matraji, Umaru Fofana and Rachael Thorn
Filmed by: Daniel Banguru, Lee Durant and Rachael Thorn
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Oscars keep ‘Collective’ tragedy in people's minds
Reuters, 16 Apr 2021
Romanian director Alexander Nanau says a double Oscar nomination for his documentary “Collective” means a tragic 2015 nightclub fire and subsequent healthcare scandal at the hea...
Stars hit Latin American Music Awards white carpet in Florida
AFP, 16 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
Tensions rise between Ukraine and Russia as forces gather along border
CBS, 16 Apr 2021
Russia is increasing its military forces along its border with Ukraine as tensions in the region continue to rise.
New Details Of Capitol Security Breakdown Emerge 100 Days After January 6 Riots | NBC News NOW
NBC, 16 Apr 2021
100 days after the deadly Capitol riots, a new police report is detailing what caused security to breakdown and allowed rioters to enter the Capitol building.
WH: We 'can't afford to wait' on gun safety
AP, 16 Apr 2021
The White House says President Joe Biden has been briefed on the deadly overnight shooting at a Fedex facility in Indianapolis.
Jen Psaki holds White House press briefing | 4/16/21
FOX, 16 Apr 2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks to press. #FoxNews
COVID therapies and the long way to recovery | COVID-19 Special
DW, 16 Apr 2021
The long-term health effects of the coronavirus are still poorly understood. Some people bounce back quickly.
Chicago police release video of officer shooting Adam Toledo
BBC, 16 Apr 2021
Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead 13-year-old Adam Toldeno.
WATCH LIVE: Police give update on Indianapolis FedEx facility shooting
PBS, 16 Apr 2021
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Indianapolis shooting: Authorities provide update on mass casualty incident at FedEx facility | LIVE
CA, 16 Apr 2021
Indianapolis authorities are expected to provide an update on a mass shooting that occurred at a FedEx facility which began late Thursday and left at least nine people dead.
China posts record economic growth after plunge 12 months ago
Al Jazeera, 16 Apr 2021
China has released record growth figures, as it rebounds from the pandemic. Its economy grew by 18.3% in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are handed suspended sentences
Guardian, 16 Apr 2021
A group of high-profile activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending 'unauthorised assemblies'.
From grassland to the stage: Erjanat's dream of dancing
CGTN, 16 Apr 2021
As a college student in Ili, Xinjiang, Erjanat Nurkidir's biggest aspiration is to become a dancer and spread Xinjiang's traditional culture.
Russian MiG-31 escorts US reconnaissance aircraft off Kamchatka coast
RT, 16 Apr 2021
A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet has escorted an American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean along the southeastern coast of Kamchatka.
At least 8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility
CNN, 16 Apr 2021
A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx facility near Indianapolis' main airport killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses running before takin...
Police tear-smoke warning souvenirs offered at Hong Kong National Security Education Day
SCMP, 16 Apr 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Riot police souvenirs were on display at Hong Kong’s National Security Education Day on April 15,...
Alex Salmond refuses to apologise after trial as Alba Party seeks election success
Sky, 16 Apr 2021
The newly launched Alba Party is hoping for lots of seats in the forthcoming Scottish election however during an interview with Sky's Adam Boulton, their leader Alex Salmond ref...
Ukraine-Russia tensions: Zelensky, Macron and Merkel hold security talks
FRANCE24, 16 Apr 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelenskyy is holding talks on Friday with French President Emmanuel #Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with #Russia...
Joe Biden announces tough new sanctions on Russia
Telegraph, 16 Apr 2021
Joe Biden imposed tough new economic sanctions on Moscow, and expelled 10 Russian diplomats, over the same SolarWinds hack that caused chaos to US government computer systems la...
JPMorgan's $13 Billion Bonds Offering Is Largest Bank Deal Ever
Bloomberg, 16 Apr 2021
Apr.16 -- April Larusse, fixed-income product specialist at Insight