Friday, 14 May 2021

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Governor of Georgia suspends gas taxes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Amis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that temporarily suspends gas taxes in the state to prevent a hike in fuel prices in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. “Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to temporarily suspend gas ...

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Spain 100 days away from reaching herd immunity, Pedro Sanchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (AP) GREECE – Spanish prime minister Monday said Spain is “just 100 days away from reaching herd immunity” to COVID-19. Pedro Sanchez asserted once 70% of the population is vaccinated, the country will have achieved that goal. “The data invite optimism. One-third of the adult ...

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Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound and fire on worshippers

Palestinians run away from Israeli border police during a demonstration in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from their homes at Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in the Damascus gate in Jerusalem. EPA Israeli police arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from ...

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Vax Live concert raises $302m for vaccine

Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organisation’s campaign. Global Citizen announced Saturday that the funds raised helped procure more than 26 million doses at the “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the ...

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Hosting IPL not a mistake, insists Sourav Ganguly

Image Source : AP India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country’s coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake. The IPL was only called off because the number of cases “has just gone through the roof”, the Board of ...

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Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills at least 23

PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images MEXICO CITY – An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. Rescuers found four bodies inside a rail car that ...

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Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years

Elaine Thompson/AP New Delhi: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates on Tuesday (May 4, 2021) announced to split after 27 years of marriage and said that they no longer believe that they can grow together.  A joint statement released by Bill Gates read, “After a great deal ...

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