Friday, Aug 07, 2020
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Mass anti-Kremlin rallies grip Russia's far east
AFP, 01 Aug 2020
Thousands rally in the far eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk where the arrest of a popular governor has unleashed massive protests, in a rare show of defiance against the Kremlin.
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Trump says vaccine could be ready before Election Day
Reuters, 07 Aug 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it is possible the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine before the Nov.
Michelle Obama Opens Up About Dealing With ‘Low-Grade Depression’
NBC, 07 Aug 2020
In her new podcast, former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed how deeply America’s racial reckoning since George Floyd’s death has been weighing on her.
In Japan, young people rush to document Hiroshima survivors' memories
PBS, 07 Aug 2020
It has been 75 years since the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, leveling the city and killing some 150,000 people.
Jim Jordan: I would 'bet my house' Trump wins Ohio
FOX, 07 Aug 2020
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan says people were 'lining the highway' to greet the president and believe Trump will win the state in the 2020 election.
Ivory Coast's Ouattara to run for third term in October election
FRANCE24, 07 Aug 2020
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's nomination to be its candidate and defying o...
Bill Gates Suggests Different School Reopening Solutions
Bloomberg, 07 Aug 2020
Aug.06 -- Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates discusses his thoughts on reopening schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sex abuse claim flied against Girl Scouts
AP, 07 Aug 2020
A woman alleging abuse by one of her troop leaders in the 1980s detailed the ordeal in a lawsuit filed against Girl Scouts of the USA, part of a flurry of child sex-abuse cases ...
Coronavirus: B.C. health officials to provide COVID-19 update | LIVE
CA, 07 Aug 2020
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix are expected to provide an update on the response to COVID-19 on Thursday.
Goalies Have the Loneliest Job in Soccer, Here's Why | Op-Docs
NYT, 07 Aug 2020
In Andre Andreev's Op-Doc "The Lonely Goalkeeper," the legendary goalkeeper Bob Wilson reflects on the “desperate courage” required to serve as the last resort against an onslau...
UK government spent £150 million on “unsafe” face masks for NHS
BBC, 07 Aug 2020
The British government spent £150 million on 50 million face masks that can't be used by the NHS because of concerns that they don't fit properly and won’t protect staff from th...
Ukraine kicks off 'big sale' of old prisons
AFP, 07 Aug 2020
Ukraine's justice ministry begins a drive to sell off its prisons, an ambitious project meant to help finance new jails for the country's ageing penitentiary system.
'I'm sick of this crap': SE Cupp blasts Trump's first term
CNN, 07 Aug 2020
In this week's edition of 'Unfiltered from Home,' host SE Cupp discusses presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick for vice president, which has yet to be ann...
Beirut explosion worsens political and economic crisis in Lebanon
CBS, 07 Aug 2020
Lebanon is no stranger to turmoil and devastation. The country saw a bloody 15-year civil war that ended in 1990, but the massive explosion that devastated downtown Beirut may h...
Nintendo reports wild 428% jump in profits, thanks to pandemic gaming: CNBC After Hours
CNBC, 07 Aug 2020
CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, the After Hours team dives into Nintendo's eye-popping profits, and explores the ...
Are there any survivors in Beirut's rubble?
Sky, 07 Aug 2020
Alex Crawford joins rescuers as they begin the search for survivors in and around Beirut's blast site.
Ground zero | The epicenter of Beirut port explosion
RT, 07 Aug 2020
What had been a busy port in Beirut just a few days ago was reduced to ruins in a matter of seconds, after an immense explosion forever changed Lebanon’s capital, leaving only d...
Beirut explosion: protesters demand political change as Macron tours city
Guardian, 07 Aug 2020
Angry crowds in Beirut have urged Emmanuel Macron to help bring political change to Lebanon as the French president toured the city’s blasted port and the shattered surrounding ...
Guernsey Police recruitment video removed due to online backlash
ITV, 07 Aug 2020
A Guernsey Police recruitment video which featured fire arms,
Macron hugs distraught woman in Beirut who begs for justice
Telegraph, 07 Aug 2020
On a tour of the destruction, Macron got a first-hand glimpse
Saudi crown prince sued over alleged hand in murder plot
Al Jazeera, 07 Aug 2020
The Saudi crown prince is accused of dispatching a group of hitmen to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official - Saad al-Jabari - who is in exile in Canada.