Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Focus on the big picture
This city in India is gasping for oxygen amid Covid-19 surge
CNN, 01 May 2021
CNN’s Sam Kiley reports on the worsening coronavirus surge in India as hospitals and crematoriums are overrun with a record number of cases.
Portugal greets first UK tourists as travel curbs lifted
AFP, 18 May 2021
British holidaymakers return to the sun-soaked beaches of Portugal, as the country seeks to revive its battered tourism industry after lifting travel restrictions that had been ...
Questions remain over mask guidance as many businesses drop requirement
CBS, 18 May 2021
Many Americans are left with questions about the CDC's mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people as a number of major businesses drop their mask mandates.
#SaveSheikhJarrah: Palestinians' viral moment
Reuters, 18 May 2021
Scores of young people in Sheikh Jarrah, the flashpoint of the turmoil sweeping Israel and the Palestinian territories, are seen recording every moment on their cellphone camera...
Biden, senior US officials condemn destruction of media office in Gaza, reiterate support for Israel
CA, 18 May 2021
Speaking to the media today in Washington, DC on Monday, U.S.
Chile picks new Constitutional Convention after widespread unrest
DW, 18 May 2021
The South American country Chile is about to get a new constitution. Political independents and left-wing parties look set to dominate construction of the first draft after this...
'The Five' react to reports Biden is 'panicked' as economic fears grow
FOX, 18 May 2021
'The Five' discuss fears of inflation as gas shortages continue.
Mask guidance confusion makes Chicago mom nervous
AP, 18 May 2021
Many are confused by the CDC's newest guidance on mask wearing. A Chicago mother of two worries that her unvaccinated children will be exposed to the virus.
US commander warns of worse violence in Afghanistan when American troops leave
BBC, 18 May 2021
America's longest-serving commander in Afghanistan says he expects Taliban violence to get worse, as US-led forces withdraw from the country over the coming months.
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...
🇵🇸 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...
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.
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.