Saturday, Apr 17, 2021
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Myanmar's UN ambassador defies junta, calls for global action to overturn coup
FRANCE24, 27 Feb 2021
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned plea Friday for the international community to take the "strongest possible action" to end the junta's rule in the country.
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Mother gives powerful speech against Texas bill that would classify supporting transgender childr…
CBS, 17 Apr 2021
Amber Briggle, the mother of a transgender son, gave a tearful speech in front of Texas lawmakers this week, urging them not to pass bill that would classify supporting transgen...
Rep. Tom Cotton: Russia bounty intel 'selectively leaked' to help Biden campaign
FOX, 17 Apr 2021
U.S. intelligence backpedaled on reports of Russia placing bounties on the heads of U.S.
U.S. housing starts jump to 15-year high
Reuters, 17 Apr 2021
U.S. homebuilding surged to nearly a 15-year high in March, but soaring lumber prices amid supply constraints could limit builders’ capacity to boost production and ease a short...
Police chief: Indianapolis shaken by mass shooting
AP, 17 Apr 2021
Police are trying to determine a gunman's motive for killing eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
Trudeau says new agreement with Pfizer to double COVID-19 vaccine doses in coming months | LIVE
CA, 17 Apr 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alongside health officials will be providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday.
How Anthony Hopkins Inhabits ‘The Father’ | Anatomy of a Scene
NYT, 17 Apr 2021
A corridor. A cupboard. A caregiver. These may seem like innocuous elements in the domestic drama “The Father,” but when they change from one scene to another, they throw both t...
‘Good To Know’ Headlines: Instagram Likes & Vaccination Card Safety | NBC News NOW
NBC, 16 Apr 2021
From saying goodbye to Instagram likes to Domino’s Pizza robot
French fire brigade releases footage of major warehouse fire near Paris
AFP, 16 Apr 2021
A video released by the Paris fire brigade shows firemen putting out a fire in a 4,000 sq m warehouse in Aubervilliers, on the outskirts of Paris, used to store antiques and fab...
Chicago police release footage of shooting of unarmed 13-year-old
DW, 16 Apr 2021
Chicago police release a much-debated video. It contains footage from a police officer's body camera that appears to show a 13-year-old boy dropping a handgun, then raising his ...
Russia imposes US sanctions: Move in retaliation for action against Moscow
Al Jazeera, 16 Apr 2021
Russia announces sanctions against the US in retaliation for action against Moscow.
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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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...