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Former Spy Pollard Arrives in Israel, Reports Say

Former Spy Pollard Arrives in Israel, Reports Say Due to Esther's medical condition, the Pollards chose to fly by private plane directly from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Tel Aviv. Pollard was a US Navy intelligence analyst in the mid-1980s when he made contact with an Israeli colonel in NY and began sending US secrets to Israel in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars. [Full Article...]

Iran begins human trials for its own Covid-19 vaccine

Iran begins human trials for its own Covid-19 vaccine The state TV report said the three volunteers were the daughter of the president of EIKO and two high-ranking officials of the conglomerate. "The first vaccine against the coronavirus, developed by Iranian researchers, has been unveiled by injecting three people", the public broadcaster said. [Full Article...]

DOJ declines to press charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

DOJ declines to press charges against officers in Tamir Rice case Rice was playing with a replica pellet gun with the orange safety barrel cap removed when Loehmann, a rookie officer, fatally shot him. Prosecutors "found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback ", the Justice Department said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Strong 6.3 magnitude natural disaster hits Croatia

Strong 6.3 magnitude natural disaster hits Croatia Tuesday's quake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, an order of magnitude larger than the trembler on Monday, which damaged buildings in the capital Zagreb. Health officials said a baby was delivered in a tent in front of the hospital in the aftermath of the quake. A woman was found alive some four hours after the quake, rescuers said. [Full Article...]

U.S. condemns ‘sham’ conviction of Chinese citizen journalist

U.S. condemns ‘sham’ conviction of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang , who formerly practiced law before turning to journalism, had reported on the coronavirus outbreak during its early stages. Citizen-journalist Zhang was among a handful of people whose firsthand accounts from crowded hospitals and empty streets painted a more dire picture of the pandemic epicentre than the official narrative . [Full Article...]

Trump signs Tibet policy to preempt Chinese move on Dalai Lama's succession

Trump signs Tibet policy to preempt Chinese move on Dalai Lama's succession The Chinese foreign ministry on Monday said it firmly rejected new USA legislation on Tibet signed into law by President Donald Trump over the weekend. Given House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's long standing ties to the Tibetan cause, the incoming Biden administration is also expected to hew to the new policies outlined in the legislation. [Full Article...]

USA congressman dies from Covid-19 days before being sworn in

USA congressman dies from Covid-19 days before being sworn in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a statement , praised his dedication to public service and said "as the House grieves Congressman-elect Letlow's passing, our sorrow is compounded by the grief of so many other families who have also suffered lives cut short by this bad virus". [Full Article...]

More Rohingya refugees moved to flood-prone island

More Rohingya refugees moved to flood-prone island The island's facilities are created to accommodate 1,00,000 people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are now living in crowded, squalid refugee camps in Cox's Bazar district. [Full Article...]


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