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Grants of $25,000 offered to home builders

Grants of $25,000 offered to home builders Work has to be done by a licensed builder, so owner-builders and DIY renovators miss out. In order to support the jobs in the residential construction sector, the Government announced new HomeBuilder program that shall offer a grant of $25,000 to all eligible owner-occupiers (not only first home buyers) to build a new home or significantly renovate a current home. [Full Article...]

Outrage after pregnant elephant dies eating 'firecracker fruit'

Outrage after pregnant elephant dies eating 'firecracker fruit' The elephant's death turned into a political controversy after right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers made factually incorrect remarks, while their supporters tried to blame Muslims for the incident on social media. "@RahulGandhi is not MP from there", Mr Tharoor tweeted. After it reached an adjoining village, it allegedly bit into a fruit stuffed with firecrackers - a snare usually u... [Full Article...]

Reddit co-founder quits board and asks for black replacement — George Floyd

Reddit co-founder quits board and asks for black replacement — George Floyd Ohanian, who co-founded the company in 2005, said that it was "long overdue to do the right thing ". "I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country", he wrote. Ohanian's move continues what has been a week of turmoil at Reddit. In a lengthy statement later on Friday, Steve Huffman , Reddit's chief executive, said that the company would "honour" the request by Mr Ohanian that his s... [Full Article...]

Iran hacking team accused of targeting U.S. election campaign

Iran hacking team accused of targeting U.S. election campaign Biden served for eight years as vice president under former US President Barack Obama . If a president talks about equality without lecturing and has an administration that looks like the rest of the country, it changes attitudes. I think I understand, but I can't feel it. "To a black man walking down the street be arrested, be a black man walking down the street and God forbid something worse ... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization reverses position on face masks as coronavirus cases climb

World Health Organization reverses position on face masks as coronavirus cases climb World Health Organization announced that non-medical fabric masks must have at least three layers of different materials. "WHO recommends that persons with any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should: Wear a medical mask, self-isolate, and seek medical advice as soon as they start to feel unwell with potential symptoms of COVID-19, even if symptoms are mild". [Full Article...]

Global report: India's Covid-19 case total surpasses Italy's

Global report: India's Covid-19 case total surpasses Italy's It added that the over 200,000 current coronavirus cases in India , a country of over 1.3 billion people, "look big but for a country of this size, it's still modest". In terms of fatalities, the United Kingdom recorded the most number of COVID-19 deaths after the US. The Latin American nation has now registered 35,026 total coronavirus deaths and 645,771 confirmed cases. [Full Article...]

USA media:Trump orders 9,500 troop cut in Germany

USA media:Trump orders 9,500 troop cut in Germany Trump's idea of inviting the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin; she did not want to be seen as interfering in American domestic politics", the official was quoted as saying, adding the chancellor was shocked by Trump's unilateral decision to pull out of the World Health Organization. [Full Article...]

French forces kill al Qaeda's North Africa chief in Mali, ministry says

French forces kill al Qaeda's North Africa chief in Mali, ministry says She said the operations dealt a "severe blow" to terrorist groups in the region that have been operating for years despite the presence of thousands of French, U.N. A source told AFP that some 500 jihadist fighters had been killed or captured by French troops in the region in recent months, among them several leading figures including commanders and recruiters. [Full Article...]


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