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by | May 07, 2021 | 22:01

The grand jury also indicted Chauvin in a separate case stemming from a 2017 incident where he allegedly pinned a 14-year-old boy during an arrest. Floyd's death prompted protests against racism and police brutality previous year in many cities across the United States and around the world.

by | May 07, 2021 | 16:31

In a linked editorial, United Kingdom scientist Professor Paul Hunter from the University of East Anglia, said the findings showed countries were wrong to pause using the Oxford jab. The release said, "This second delivery of vaccines from the Covax facility and the remaining doses of vaccines donated by the Government of India will now be held to guarantee the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those who received the first dose".

by | May 04, 2021 | 15:31

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr has issued a blunt message to China . China has repeatedly complained about American Navy ships getting close to islands it occupies in the South China Sea , where Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan all also have competing claims.

by | May 03, 2021 | 20:26

Ontario's auditor general released a scathing report Wednesday on the COVID-19 response in the province's long-term care homes, but the findings were no surprise to many. The commission, headed by High Court Associate Chief Justice Frank Morocco, asked long-term care residents, staff and management. In all, the report said, the commission heard from more than 700 people.

by | May 03, 2021 | 15:31

I feel terribly for the Indian community'. The government will reconsider the travel ban on May 15 following advice from Australia's chief medical officer. "Australia has obligations to our citizens, to people who are Australians - not just to abandon them overseas but then to threaten them is quite an extraordinary action", Albanese was quoted by media reports here on Sunday.

by | May 03, 2021 | 13:08

Even after an initial American denial, an anchorwoman on Iranian state TV still repeated the announcement. A senior White House official on Sunday denied reports from Tehran that an agreement had been reached with Iran for the release of four Americans detained there.

by | April 30, 2021 | 10:37

On Sept. 12, Fox and Croft, also a so-called Three Percenter, inspected the underside of the highway bridge for a place to mount explosives followed the next day by the pair with Harris detonating an improvised explosive device containing shrapnel near targets in the shape of humans as part of field training, the prosecutors said.

by | April 27, 2021 | 23:33

The New York Times has reported extensively on problems at the plant, which had to throw out millions of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine between October and January, and later discarded up to 15 million doses of the vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, also because of concern about possible contamination.

by | April 25, 2021 | 09:08

Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for the creation of an ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar to engage with all parties in the crisis-torn country during a gathering Saturday of Southeast Asian leaders in Jakarta. Saturday's meeting follows mass protests which have been met by a brutal crackdown that has left blood on the streets. In Myanmar, protesters took to the streets again on Saturday, including in northern Kachin state, where demonstrators wore blue shirts to symbolise detainees.

by | April 23, 2021 | 03:55

Hospitals are facing a severe shortage of beds and oxygen, with some private hospitals in Delhi warning they have less than two hours' supply of the gas. Relatives told local media that the oxygen supply was cut off. The government-run hospital at Burari, an industrial hub in the capitals' outskirts, only had oxygen for two days Monday, and found that most vendors in the city had run out, said Ramesh Verma, who coordinates the COVID-19 response there.

by | April 21, 2021 | 00:49

Representative Waters has threatened a jury if they do not find a guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin . He saved his harshest words for elected officials that he felt were speaking about the case "in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch".

by | April 21, 2021 | 00:25

As New Zealand gets through its second day of travel with the transtasman bubble, a border worker at Auckland Airport has returned a positive test for Covid-19. Passengers have been warned that quarantine-free travel could be suspended at any time in case of COVID-19 outbreaks. Both countries closed their borders in March 2020 and introduced quarantine for returning nationals.

by | April 20, 2021 | 02:09

The chief medical examiner, Francisco Diaz, said Monday that an autopsy of Sicknick found no evidence the 42-year-old suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants. He said that "when white supremacists attacked our nation's capital, they took the life of one of our officers". Police said that Sicknick, who joined the Capitol Police in 2008, collapsed after he had returned to his office following the riot and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

by | April 20, 2021 | 01:49

The Austin Police Department (APD) has issued a picture of the alleged gunman, who was identified as 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick. Broderick, who is at large, is described as having a medium build and 5 foot, 7 inches. Chacon said the danger remains high and authorities asked area residents to shelter in place as authorities search for the suspect . According to Acting Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon, Broderick is "armed and dangerous".

by | April 19, 2021 | 08:21

Mr Navalny was ordered to serve two-ad-a-half years in prison on the grounds that his long recovery in Germany violated a suspended sentence he had been given for a fraud conviction in a case that he says was politically motivated. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the relations with the European Union were at a low point even before the new sanctions were introduced.

by | April 18, 2021 | 07:54

Vladimir Putin 's most prominent rival, 44, was imprisoned in February and is serving two-and-a-half years on old embezzlement charges in the town of Pokrov, around 60 miles east of Moscow. She said he should be moved into an intensive care station, adding "fatal arrhythmia can develop any minute". "If you don't give up the hunger strike, then we are ready to switch to force-feeding now", he quoted the unnamed prison administrator as saying to him.

by | April 18, 2021 | 04:32

But the Islamic Republic now has no such ships in its navy. Iran and global powers are meeting in Vienna to try to rescue the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington three years ago . Natanz houses thousands of fast-spinning centrifuges, the machines at the core of the uranium enrichment process. "We are, though, nonetheless, pleased that Iran has continued to agree to engage in discussions, indirect discussions with us and with our partners on how we move forward, and what is needed to ...

by | April 17, 2021 | 09:39

Boris Johnson's failure to act on the new variant has been branded a "total shambles". This is the B.1.617 variant that was recently identified in India, and now it has been detected for the first time in Israel. "Having two of these mutations which have been seen in other variants around the world are concerning, because there's a similarity in these mutations that confer increased transmissibility, and some of these mutations also result in reduced neutralization, which may have an ...

by | April 16, 2021 | 07:57

Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back on the aggressive approach Rep. Jim Jordan took towards the NIAID Director during a Thursday House hearing on the federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic . "When do Americans get their first amendment liberties back?" "When it comes down, what number do we get our liberties back? That's what we're talking about".

by | April 16, 2021 | 00:42

The sovereign debt action, which will specifically cite the Russian central bank, national wealth fund, and finance ministry, extends a step the United States took in 2019, when it barred US financial institutions from buying non-rouble-denominated debt directly from Russia in the primary market.

by | April 14, 2021 | 03:37

That doesn't mean the Biden administration should slip the estimated 3 ,500 remaining USA troops out while Americans are distracted, but that the lack of clear options suggests the president would encounter little significant political opposition from a nation exhausted of war.

by | April 14, 2021 | 01:48

On Thursday, the ship's technical managers, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, said in an email that the ship's crew was cooperating with authorities in their investigation into what led to the vessel running aground. Litigation could be complex, since the vessel is owned by a Japanese firm, operated by a Taiwanese shipper, and flagged in Panama. A container ship passes through Suez Canal in Egypt as freight movements return to normal after the blockage and backlog of vessels are cleared.

by | April 13, 2021 | 08:38

It includes water used to cool the plant, as well as rain and groundwater that seeps in daily. The water has been accumulated and stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since its 2011 meltdown after a massive quake and tsunami, causing cooling water to leak from the damaged reactors.

by | April 11, 2021 | 05:57

In what experts are lauding as one of the most significant Egyptian archaeological finds of the past century, a team has uncovered the country's largest known ancient city: So'oud Atun , or the "Rise of Aten ". The kitchen is large, so it likely catered to a large clientele, according to the statement. A zigzag fence - an architectural design used toward the end of the 18th Dynasty - walled off the area, allowing only one access point that led to the residential areas and internal ...

by | April 10, 2021 | 20:43

On the first day of the United Kingdom campaign for COVID-19 vaccination, there were reports of two cases of anaphylaxis - a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction - within minutes of administration of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine.

by | April 08, 2021 | 19:15

Youths threw projectiles and petrol bombs at police on Wednesday night in the Protestant Shankill Road area, while rioters hurled objects in both directions over the concrete "peace wall" separating the Shankill Road from a neighboring Irish nationalist area.

by | April 08, 2021 | 10:32

Vaccination programs have been disrupted after a small number of reports that recipients of the AstraZeneca inoculation suffered extremely rare blood clots, leading some countries worldwide to suspend its use out of caution . The EMA had no immediate comment when asked about mixing and matching vaccines. But the European regulator has said that may be because countries like Germany began by vaccinating communities like health-care workers, which include more women.

by | April 07, 2021 | 01:30

With its much higher proposed rate for USA companies, Washington will be eager to ensure that the rate agreed internationally is as close as possible to its 21 per cent rate. As part of the increased global leadership role for the US, Ms Yellen outlined the case for a harmonised corporate tax rate across the world's major economies.

by | April 06, 2021 | 02:02

After a major leak at a large pond at the old Piney Point phosphate mine threatened to burst a facility that stores water contaminated with hazardous materials, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed a state of emergency on Saturday . He added though, that "we are not out of the critical area yet". Environmental groups urged the U.S. federal government to step in. "So, again this is not water we want to see leaving the site".

by | April 05, 2021 | 04:35

Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, on Sunday. The new cases come from 11,200 tests, keeping the province's positivity rate at about 8 per cent. The last full update on Thursday saw 292 patients in hospital being treated for the disease, including 59 in intensive care beds. There were also no details provided regarding if any deaths from COVID-19 had occurred.

by | April 05, 2021 | 02:41

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday the new guidance is based on studies showing the "real-world" effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines on transmission. The study will test several dosing options, including different dose strengths. More than 300 cases of the South African variant have been detected in more than 25 USA states and jurisdictions, according to federal data.

by | April 05, 2021 | 03:34

DeSantis on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Manatee, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties against the possibility as state and local officials oversaw evacuations. However, as a precaution, hundreds of bottles of water have been shipped to the area. After the threat is mitigated, the wall will not be repaired, and all of the holding ponds on the property will be drained of water and likely filled, Hopes said during the press conference on Sunday.

by | April 05, 2021 | 01:13

In an exclusive interview, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud declined to speculate about which foreign parties were involved in the alleged plot , though he warned that any outside interference in the affairs of Jordan was "unacceptable". "We are confident the global community will work hard to ensure that the deficiencies in the [2015 nuclear accord] are eventually addressed and they will also address the regional instability that is caused by Iran's activities", he said.

by | April 05, 2021 | 01:57

The guidance states: "An expert team of our peers have recently been involved in diagnosing and managing a rare syndrome of thrombosis associated with low platelets which have been reported in a few cases". Professor Robin Shattock, an infections specialist and vaccinologist at Imperial College London, told Sky News: "It's really important to recognise that now there's no link to having the vaccine and having these very rare blood clots".

by | April 04, 2021 | 02:37

Biden warned that the economic progress could be undone if Congress did not act on his jobs and infrastructure proposal and if Americans stopped following coronavirus guidelines too soon. Objecting specifically to the plan's call for a corporate tax increase, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that no members of his caucus will support President Joe Biden's newly released infrastructure package.