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David Dinkins, New York City's 1st Black mayor, dead at 93

David Dinkins, New York City's 1st Black mayor, dead at 93 I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Mayor David Dinkins , and to the many New Yorkers who loved and supported him. "I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Mayor David Dinkins , and to the many New Yorkers who loved and supported him", tweeted Giuliani, who was mayor of NY from 1994 to 2001 and is now President Donald Trump's personal attorney. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong records 73 COVID-19 cases, govt warns situation 'worsening rapidly'

Hong Kong records 73 COVID-19 cases, govt warns situation 'worsening rapidly' The head of Health, Sophia Chan, later pointed out in a press conference that the unusual measure is because the city is facing an increasing number of cases , and said that mass test campaigns are key to curb the transmission of covid. Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung called on the public to strengthen self-discipline and self-protection, reduce unnecessary trips and g... [Full Article...]

Two new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation today, none in community

Two new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation today, none in community One person had arrived from India via the United Arab Emirates last Tuesday and the other had arrived from the USA last Thursday. Both tested positive for Covid-19 as part of the regular day-three testing and have been moved to the Auckland quarantine facility. [Full Article...]

Travel bosses welcome testing plan to cut quarantine period to five days

Passengers arriving in England will be able to reduce their self-isolation period to as little as five days under a new testing strategy. Arriving passengers will quarantine initially but can end this if they test negative. "Tourism will be able to significantly aid the economic recovery but right now businesses are struggling to survive and until a more rigorous system is in place, worldwide ... [Full Article...]

Russia's Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine will cost approximately US$10 a dose

Russia's Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine will cost approximately US$10 a dose The second interim analysis of the Sputnik V vaccine efficacy was carried out on the basis of 39 confirmed cases identified in the placebo group (31 cases) and in the vaccine group (8 cases). Alexander Gintsburg, the Gamaleya Center's director, said the interim results showed that the volunteers' "bodies have partially reacted to both doses". [Full Article...]

Pope Francis hosts National Basketball Association players at the Vatican to discuss ending racism

Pope Francis hosts National Basketball Association players at the Vatican to discuss ending racism During the meeting, the players discussed social efforts they are involved in related to the Black Lives Matter Movement and also offered the pope a book that outlines many of their community and social initiatives as well as an Orlando Magic jersey and a Black Lives Matter T-shirt. [Full Article...]

2 dead after shooting at Nebraska Sonic Drive

2 dead after shooting at Nebraska Sonic Drive The Omaha man was being held without bond ahead of his first scheduled court appearance Tuesday. Multiple people have been injured and one person has been arrested following an active shooting and explosion at a Sonic restaurant in Nebraska as flames engulfed a vehicle outside. [Full Article...]

Monolith Discovered in Utah Desert Has Everyone Buzzing Over ‘2001

Monolith Discovered in Utah Desert Has Everyone Buzzing Over ‘2001 They were counting sheep from a helicopter when the event occurred, The Guardian reported. KSL-TV. 'He said, ' Ah, ah, ah, turn, turn! The wildlife crew noticed the monolith sticking up out of a rock and landed the helicopter to investigate. [Full Article...]


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