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Sharp decline in Covid cases; 3,876 deaths in 24 hrs

Sharp decline in Covid cases; 3,876 deaths in 24 hrs

The Union government is in discussion with states to contain the spread of COVID-19, said Health Ministry spokesperson Lav Agarwal. The number of positive cases has come down as the capital entered ...

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World Health Organization classifies India variant as being of global concern

World Health Organization classifies India variant as being of global concern

These variants are seen as more risky than the original version of the virus, being either more transmissible, deadlier or not as susceptible to vaccines . It was therefore added to the list containi...

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Scottish government sets stage for another independence vote

Scottish government sets stage for another independence vote

Referring to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's threat to stop any such moves, Sturgeon on Saturday said, "there is simply no democratic justification whatsoever for Boris Johnson , or indeed for ...

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Vancouver Island adds 19 new COVID-19 cases

Vancouver Island adds 19 new COVID-19 cases

Northern Health announced a COVID-19 school exposure for Anne Roberts Young Elementary on April 28th and 29th. There were also 15 more deaths over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 1,596. resi...

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Opposition chief calls for lockdown as India’s coronavirus cases cross 20 million

Opposition chief calls for lockdown as India’s coronavirus cases cross 20 million

The number of new COVID infections in India has officially passed 20 million cases, even as the government says that infection rates are coming down. Experts believe both figures are an undercount. Th...

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FBI agents open fire on gunman trying to enter CIA headquarters

The bureau is famously tight-lipped about releasing information when its agents are involved in shootings, and because FBI agents generally don't do street patrols or respond to regular service calls,...

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United States senators urge Pfizer, J&J, Moderna to help India in Covid crisis

United States senators urge Pfizer, J&J, Moderna to help India in Covid crisis

That's despite Moderna being forced to dial back deliveries of its vaccine . By the end of March, AstraZeneca had delivered only a quarter of what it had committed to the EU. Peter English, a spe...

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Dozens injured in stampede at big Israeli religious festival

Dozens injured in stampede at big Israeli religious festival

The Mount Meron tomb is considered to be one of the holiest sites in the Jewish world and it is an annual pilgrimage site. The Magen David Adom, Israel's rescue service, reported dozens of dead ...

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3 white men charged with hate crimes in death of Ahmaud Arbery

3 white men charged with hate crimes in death of Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory , and a third man, William "Roddie" Bryan , are all charged with one count of interference with civil rights and attempted kidnapping. In this May 17, 2020, p...

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Arlene Foster to step down as NI first minister

Arlene Foster to step down as NI first minister

It is unclear how many have signed, and the DUP said it would not comment on internal party matters. In her statement , Arlene Foster confirmed that she will step down as leader of the DUP on 28 Ma...

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Federal agents execute search warrant on Rudy Giuliani's apartment

Federal agents execute search warrant on Rudy Giuliani's apartment

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor once celebrated for his leadership in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, has been under federal scrutiny for several years over his ties to Ukraine. Giuliani...

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Pink supermoon to light up the night sky

Pink supermoon to light up the night sky

A super moon can either be a full or new moon that occurs during perigee, which is when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. Despite what the last picture from Punta Gorda...

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Utah grows more than any state; fails to add congressional district

Utah grows more than any state; fails to add congressional district

The shift in seats reflects broader population trends that have seen the South and West grow more rapidly than the Northeast and Midwest for decades. Others likely to lose are Illinois, Michigan, Minn...

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UK: Boris Johnson paid for London flat renovation, minister insists

UK: Boris Johnson paid for London flat renovation, minister insists

Labour called for a full investigation. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced questions on Saturday over the costly refurbishment of his apartment on London's Downing Street following a serie...

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PM Modi: Challenge for govt to prevent COVID-19 reach villages

PM Modi: Challenge for govt to prevent COVID-19 reach villages

This will be the fourth edition of the radio programme in the year 2021. India reported 3.46 lakh COVID-19 cases on Saturday (April 24). He also spoke to a nurse from the BR Ambedkar Medical College R...

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COVID patients die in India due to lack of O2

COVID patients die in India due to lack of O2

The 349,691 confirmed cases over the past day took India's total to more than 16.9 million, behind only the United States. The Health Ministry reported another 2,767 deaths in the past 24 hours, pus...

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Fears Mount Over Missing Indonesian Submarine As Oxygen Runs Low

Fears Mount Over Missing Indonesian Submarine As Oxygen Runs Low

A total of 20 vessels and four aircraft are being deployed by the Indonesian authorities on Saturday, while one Australian frigate and an American Poseidon P8 aircraft are also on the scene. Margono, ...

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Russian troop numbers near Ukraine's borders not sufficient for large-scale offensive - ICG

Russian troop numbers near Ukraine's borders not sufficient for large-scale offensive - ICG

The move could end weeks of tension caused by a buildup of troops and weaponry at the Ukraine border . "I believe that the goals of the snap check have been fully achieved". Kyiv and Moscow hav...

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NZ airport worker tests positive day after bubble BBC News

NZ airport worker tests positive day after bubble BBC News

She reiterated people who are vaccinated can still get Covid-19 "but they won't get sick and they won't die". Planes started flying freely between New Zealand and Australia for the first time in...

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US warns not to travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

US warns not to travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

There are now around three dozen countries with the State Department's Level 4: Do Not Travel alert - the highest of the travel advisory levels. Cyprus had previously been at "Level 3: Risky for Tra...

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Five key moments from the Derek Chauvin trial — George Floyd death

First to testify were the eyewitnesses who found themselves outside the Cup Foods store in Minneapolis on the evening of May 25th, 2020. 18-year-old Darnella Frazier, whose video from the scene wa...

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces resolution to expel Maxine Waters from Congress

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces resolution to expel Maxine Waters from Congress

In a tweet on Sunday, Greene said Waters was inciting violence when she spoke with demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota , on Saturday. "Very soon I'll be introducing a resolution to expel...

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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Makes First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Makes First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet

NASA is about to find out what happened. The mission team has received altimetry data confirming it flew this morning at 6:46 ET. Nasa has already approved a helicopter mission to Titan, the big ...

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Three killed in Kenosha shooting

Three killed in Kenosha shooting

No one has yet been arrested and the suspect is still at large, but police believe it was a targeted attack and that the public are not in any danger. city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed ...

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Raul Castro Confirms He's Resigning, Ending Long Era in Cuba

Raul Castro Confirms He's Resigning, Ending Long Era in Cuba

This year's meeting was always been described as "the Congress of Continuity" by Jose Ramon Machado, the second secretary of the Central Committee of PCC, who said the congress will realize a "gradual...

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Indianapolis shooting leaves 4 Sikhs dead, Twitter calls it a racist attack

Indianapolis shooting leaves 4 Sikhs dead, Twitter calls it a racist attack

As employees' relatives, friends and colleagues gathered at a nearby hotel afterward, some expressed frustration at being unable to reach workers at the site, where company policy bars many employees ...

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Coronavirus variant first detected in India found in the UK

Coronavirus variant first detected in India found in the UK

Seventy-seven cases of a really nasty India variant that affects younger people already here? Among the variants of concern are those first detected in Kent, South Africa, and Brazil. "We don't yet ...

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Biden backtracks on keeping Trump cap on refugees

Biden backtracks on keeping Trump cap on refugees

Upholding the xenophobic and racist policies of the Trump admin, incl the historically low + plummeted refugee cap, is flat out wrong. He will set the annual global refugee admissions cap to 125,000, ...

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Gunman Kills 8 At FedEx Warehouse In Indianapolis

Gunman Kills 8 At FedEx Warehouse In Indianapolis

Police said multiple people had been shot but did not confirm the number or their status. Liberals also chafed at one right wing commentators' description of the boy who was shot dead by police a Ch...

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Russian Federation studies ‘reciprocity’ action against USA after latest sanctions

Russian Federation studies ‘reciprocity’ action against USA after latest sanctions

Biden said there were "critical global challenges that require Russian Federation and the United States to work together, including reining in nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea, ending this ...

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United States imposes wide array of sanctions on Russian Federation for 'malign' actions

United States imposes wide array of sanctions on Russian Federation for 'malign' actions

Treasury Department . Among the actions, President Joe Biden issued an executive order authorising the U.S. government to sanction any sector of the Russian economy and used it to restrict Russ...

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Unnamed Officer Involved in January 6 Shooting Death Won’t Be Charged

Unnamed Officer Involved in January 6 Shooting Death Won’t Be Charged

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division closed the case after a "thorough investigation", a release from the department said. Accordi...

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Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Daunte Wright

Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott had said he hoped Potter's resignation would "bring some calm to the community", but that he would keep working toward "full accountability under the law". Riot po...

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Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents

Joe Biden's dog Major to get private training after two biting incidents

And, to help him, he'll have a few weeks of training in the Washington D.C. area. Shortly before that incident, Major caused what the White House said was a minor injury to a Secret Service em...

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UK To Follow US Pullout From Afghanistan By September

UK To Follow US Pullout From Afghanistan By September

According to sources close to the Biden administration who have spoken to the USA media channels, the United States forces withdrawal from Afghanistan will be completed by 9/11, 2021 which will be o...

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