Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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May day march kicks off in Paris, but is quickly blocked
AFP, 01 May 2021
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris for the traditional May Day parade, escorted by a large number of police officers. A few clashes quickly broke out in the Voltaire district.
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Ohio governor explains Vax-a-Million lottery
AP, 18 May 2021
Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he picked the state's new vaccine lottery prize of $1 million because it's a "magical" number that captures people's attention.
Biden announces US will share more vaccines globally
CNN, 18 May 2021
President Joe Biden announced that his administration will share millions more doses of Covid-19 vaccines with other countries in addition to the 60 million doses of the AstraZe...
Cyclone batters parts of India's Gujarat state as storm moves north
CA, 18 May 2021
India is evacuating thousands of people from low-lying areas along its western coast as a powerful cyclone, Cyclone Tauktae, killed at least six people is expected to make landf...
New York governor outlines new COVID mask guidance and more reopening plans
CBS, 18 May 2021
Vaccinated New Yorkers can ditch their masks, even indoors, the New York City Marathon is coming back and Radio City Music Hall will reopen to vaccinated audiences, Governor And...
Ben Carson warns of 'consequences' of Biden's big spending plans
FOX, 18 May 2021
The former HUD secretary suggests the massive spending could push the national debt high enough that Democrats can justify raising taxes.
New York lifts COVID-19 mask requirements for vaccinated people
Reuters, 18 May 2021
New York state will no longer require masks in most public spaces
Joe Biden announces extra 20 million vaccine doses to be sent abroad
AFP, 18 May 2021
"Our nation is going to be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world," US President Joe Biden tells reporters as he announces the country will release an additional 20 m...
🇵🇸 Are social platforms deliberately silencing Palestinians? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 18 May 2021
Palestinians are not only besieged in Gaza but, increasingly, on social media, too.
Biden Announces Monthly Payments As Part Of Child Tax Credit
NBC, 18 May 2021
President Biden announced that families will begin receiving direct payments once a month for the remainder of the year as part of his administration's child tax credit starting...
South Africa struggles to get vaccine while others have more than they need
DW, 18 May 2021
South Africa has begun vaccinating citizens over the age of 60 against the corobnavirus - the second group to be prioritized, after healthcare workers.
Live Q&A: 2021 Cicada emergence
PBS, 18 May 2021
From Georgia to New York and west to the Mississippi River, billions of cicadas are beginning to emerge from the ground.
What will end the Israel-Palestinian violence?
BBC, 17 May 2021
The US has urged both sides to avoid civilian casualties as Israel-Palestinian violence continues.
COVID-19: Business Secretary says giving jab to young in Indian variant hotspots is wrong approach
Sky, 17 May 2021
Kwasi Kwarteng says he doesn't approve of moves to break from government guidelines on the rollout of COVID vaccines in areas where the Indian variant has been found.
India’s West Bengal in two-week lockdown amid Covid-19 surge after big election rallies
SCMP, 17 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube The Indian state of West Bengal began a two-week lockdown on May 16, 2021, to halt the rapid spre...
China supports developing countries' calls to waive COVID-19 vaccine IP rights
CGTN, 17 May 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-17/China-supports-waiving-COVID-19-vaccine-IP-rights-10lbP6HdcgE/index.html Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said o...
Pakistani protesters burn US and Israeli flags at pro-Palestine rally
RT, 17 May 2021
Karachi protesters burn US and Israeli flags during a rally in
Five Guys Opens for Indoor Dining in U.K.
Bloomberg, 17 May 2021
May.17 -- John Eckbert, Five Guys U.K. CEO, says the company is ready for a big jump in customer numbers.
'Get me on that plane': Brits board the first flight to Portugal as Covid travel restrictions ease
Telegraph, 17 May 2021
International travel resumes for people in England today, with a new ‘traffic light’ system enabling quarantine-free holidays to a select number of destinations.
"The US has Israel's back", FRANCE 24's Douglas Herbert says
FRANCE24, 17 May 2021
The violence between #Hamas and Israel is the worst since 2014, when #Israel launched a military operation on the Gaza Strip with the stated aim of ending rocket fire and destro...
India's cyclone Tauktae: 150,000 people evacuated from the west coast
Guardian, 17 May 2021
Cyclone Tauktae has left at least 12 people dead and destroyed homes as it battered the Indian coastal states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.