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May 2, 2021

India – records highest daily COVID-19 death toll

(STL.News) India has recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began – a day after it became the first country to register more than 400,000 new cases. Its health ministry said 3,689 people had died within the past 24 hours. Hospitals are battling to treat patients amid...

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March 30, 2021

More work needed to rule out COVID lab leak theory says WHO

(STL.News) The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says further investigation is needed to conclusively rule out a theory that Covid-19 emerged from a laboratory in China. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that although a laboratory leak is the least likely cause, more extensive research is needed. The...

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March 29, 2021

Egypt: Suez Canal reopens

EGYPT (STL.News) Traffic has resumed in the Suez Canal after a giant, stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews. Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as the 400m-long (1,300ft) Ever Given was dislodged on Monday with the help of dredgers and...

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March 28, 2021

US-Mexico Border: President Biden facing challenges

(STL.News) United States President Joe Biden has promised to address the migrant surge at the US-Mexico border. In a change to Donald Trump’s policy, unaccompanied children are now not turned back at the border. Some are being temporarily housed in cramped conditions. But are Biden’s policies responsible? The BBC’s Ros...

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March 2, 2021

New evidence of China moving Uighur minority workers

New evidence of China moving Uighur minority workers to uproot communities (STL.News) A BBC investigation has found evidence that China’s policy of transferring hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities from north-west Xinjiang to factory jobs far from home is being used to uproot and assimilate the population....

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February 23, 2021

UK considers “vaccine passports” to prove COVID protection

(STL.News) Boris Johnson has said that the UK government is considering whether to introduce so-called “vaccine passports.” The document could take the form of a vaccine certificate, providing evidence of Covid protection, and the NHS mobile app could be modified to carry the information. But the prime minister was keen...

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February 21, 2021

Myanmar: respects paid to teenager shot during military coup

(STL.News) In Myanmar, thousands of people have lined the streets for the funeral of a young woman, shot during protests against the recent military coup.  Mya Thwet Thwet Khine died on Friday, two days before her 20th birthday. There have been more mass protests against the generals after the military...

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February 17, 2021

Mars landings that did and didn’t go as planned

(STL.News) There will be two attempts to land on Mars in 2021 – by NASA and the China National Space Administration. Nasa’s Perseverance is scheduled to touch down on the Martian surface on 18 February. If successful, it will be the biggest and most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to land...

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