Friday, Feb 26, 2021
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10-metre-high ‘ice tower’ in China created after water spraying out of well freezes
SCMP, 23 Feb 2021
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A 10-metre-tall (33-ft-tall) ‘ice tower’ was formed in a village in the northern Chinese city of Jixi, after water suddenly burst out and froze due to the low temperature.
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Amnesty says Eritrean troops killed Ethiopian civilians
Reuters, 26 Feb 2021
Eritrean soldiers killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s ancient town of Axum between November 28 and 29, rights group Amnesty International said.
Brazil: 'Tsunami of trash' washes up on Rio de Janeiro shores
Al Jazeera, 26 Feb 2021
Waves of waste have washed up on the shores of Rio de Janeiro, leaving beaches choked with plastic bottles, bags and toys.
EU leaders agree to introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports
DW, 26 Feb 2021
The European Union has agreed to develop a COVID-19 vaccine passport that could ease border crossings, and allow people more freedom to travel again.
Opposition parties stage protest march in Tbilisi
AFP, 26 Feb 2021
Supporters of opposition political parties gather near Tbilisi Concert Hall holding banners and Georgian national flags to march along Rustaveli avenue down to the parliament bu...
On This Day: 26 February 1962
AP, 26 Feb 2021
In 1962, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret attended the starry premiere of "West Side Story" in London.
Ingraham: World leaders must challenge China, boycott Beijing Olympics
FOX, 26 Feb 2021
Laura Ingraham calls out world leaders for lax response to China's crimes against humanity.
India vaccine trial under fire
CNN, 26 Feb 2021
More than a dozen participants in an Indian Covid-19 vaccine trial say they didn't know they were being tested on.
NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - February 25th, 2021
NBC, 26 Feb 2021
FDA panel will review Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Friday, exclusive interview with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and U.S.
WATCH LIVE: Groups announce George Floyd protest as Minneapolis officer trial nears
PBS, 26 Feb 2021
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Virginia Senator Mark Warner on Biden's supply chain executive order
CBS, 26 Feb 2021
Senator Mark Warner joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss President Biden's latest executive order to strengthen American supply chains.
New Canadian chief of the defence staff steps aside amid investigation
CA, 26 Feb 2021
Admiral Art McDonald, Canada's new top soldier, has stepped aside from his post. In January, McDonald took over the chief of the defence staff job from Gen.
Arkansas police: 91-year-old one of oldest officers in US
BBC, 26 Feb 2021
After working in law enforcement for nearly 56 years, LC "Buckshot" Smith is one of the oldest police officers in the US.
How to celebrate Lantern Festival the traditional way
CGTN, 26 Feb 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-25/How-to-celebrate-Lantern-Festival-the-traditional-way--YaTkwDMeXe/index.html The festive season in China is about to end, but not...
Press Preview - A first look inside Friday's newspapers
Sky, 26 Feb 2021
See what's making Friday morning's newspaper headlines with columnist Carole Malone and David Clegg, editor of The Courier.
Queen urges people to get Covid vaccine
ITV, 26 Feb 2021
The Queen has made an unusually direct intervention in the nationwide drive to vaccinate the adult population.
How Strong Is the Recovery in Manufacturing?
Bloomberg, 26 Feb 2021
Orders for durable goods jumped 3.4% in January, triple what economists expected.
'Think about others': the Queen encourages people to get Covid vaccine jab
Guardian, 26 Feb 2021
The Queen said her Covid-19 jab 'didn’t hurt at all' in a video call with health officials leading vaccine deployment across the UK.
The Queen urges vaccine uptake: people ‘ought to think about other people’ | Covid-19
Telegraph, 26 Feb 2021
While speaking to health officials who are leading the deployment
Niger post election violence kills two, hundreds arrested
FRANCE24, 26 Feb 2021
In tonight's edition: Two people in Niger have died in post-election violence and hundreds have been arrested, according to the government accusing a prominent opposition figure...
Disunited Europe | EU threatens legal action if member nations don't reopen their borders
RT, 26 Feb 2021
The EU Commission has told six nations that their Covid border restrictions have “gone too far” and must be relaxed after a German minister defended the country’s measures aimed...