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Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s new Covid-19 epicenter

The island nation — home to about 270 million people — is now reporting more cases a day than hard-hit India, making Indonesia the new epicenter for the pandemic in Asia. If the spread continues unabated, experts say it could push Indonesia’s health care system to the brink of disaster. Some fear the situation may… Continue reading Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s new Covid-19 epicenter

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‘State terror’: Report backs ICC probe of Duterte’s drug war | Human Rights News

Choking back her tears, Llore Pasco still wonders if she did enough to protect her sons, Crisanto, a father of four and a security guard, and Juan Carlos, a bachelor and part-time electric bill collector and former janitor. It has been more than four years since the brothers went missing from their village in Metro… Continue reading ‘State terror’: Report backs ICC probe of Duterte’s drug war | Human Rights News

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New book: Joint Chiefs chairman Milley feared a Trump coup after election

The book, from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, describes how Milley and the other Joint Chiefs discussed a plan to resign, one-by-one, rather than carry out orders from Trump that they considered to be illegal, dangerous or ill-advised. The book recounts how for the first time in modern US history… Continue reading New book: Joint Chiefs chairman Milley feared a Trump coup after election

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Sydney may extend COVID lockdown amid Delta outbreak | Coronavirus pandemic News

Restrictions in the nation’s biggest city fails to stop rising coronavirus cases. The prospect of an extended lockdown looms over Sydney as Australian health officials reported yet another record daily rise in COVID-19 cases for the year, fuelled by the highly infectious Delta variant. On Monday, the state of New South Wales, where Sydney is… Continue reading Sydney may extend COVID lockdown amid Delta outbreak | Coronavirus pandemic News

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Critical race theory battles are driving frustrated, exhausted educators out of their jobs

When Rydell Harrison started a new job as a school superintendent in southwestern Connecticut last August, he was excited to join a community that seemed committed to diversity and equity. The Easton, Redding and Region 9 district, which covers two small, mostly white towns, had recently established a task force and allocated money to address… Continue reading Critical race theory battles are driving frustrated, exhausted educators out of their jobs

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As Thailand hit by its worst COVID outbreak, economic risks rise | Business and Economy News

Thailand risks fueling its decade-high unemployment rate and household debt with the imposition of lockdown-like measures to contain the deadliest Covid outbreak to hit the nation. The greater Bangkok area, accounting for about 50% of Thailand’s gross domestic product, will shutter shopping malls, spas, massage and beauty clinics for at least two weeks starting Monday.… Continue reading As Thailand hit by its worst COVID outbreak, economic risks rise | Business and Economy News

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Virgin Galactic sent Richard Branson to edge of space: Rewatch the livestream

The VSS Unity during the Unity 21 mission to the edge of space. Virgin Galactic Update: Richard Branson successfully launched to space. Read about it here.  Now playing: Watch this: Watch Virgin Galactic launch Richard Branson to space… 11:36 Richard Branson, the 70-year-old billionaire behind space tourism company Virgin Galactic, is no stranger to making headlines… Continue reading Virgin Galactic sent Richard Branson to edge of space: Rewatch the livestream

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Euro 2020: Italy crowned European champions, again | Euro2020 News

Italy seal second Euro triumph after beating England 3-2 in the final on penalties. Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two England penalties en route to a 3-2 shoot-out win. Both sides had fought out a 1-1 extra-time draw at a raucous Wembley on Sunday.… Continue reading Euro 2020: Italy crowned European champions, again | Euro2020 News

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Thousands rally in Georgia after death of TV cameraman | Georgia News

Alexander Lashkarava was one of dozens of journalists beaten up while covering attacks on LGBTQ activists last week. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Georgia’s capital after a cameraman, one of dozens of journalists beaten during attacks on LGBTQ activists in Tbilisi this week, died. LGBTQ campaigners in the South Caucasus country… Continue reading Thousands rally in Georgia after death of TV cameraman | Georgia News

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Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell Come out of Hiding at ESPY Awards

You can definitely call it a comeback — Matt James, the first Black ‘Bachelor,’ and Rachel Kirkconnell making their public debut as a couple … after the racism controversy that broke them up, and blew up the TV franchise. The duo was all smiles as they showed up for the ESPYs Saturday night in NYC… Continue reading Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell Come out of Hiding at ESPY Awards

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