Friday, 14 May 2021

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At least 8 killed in Russian school shooting

Relatives of students of school No 175 where two attackers opened fire; at least one teacher and eight students are reported dead. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor Aleyev\TASS via Getty Images) MOSCOW – At least seven school children and one teacher were killed and many more wounded after a lone ...

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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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‘No doubt’ US has undercounted Covid deaths: Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Credit: AFP Photo WASHINGTON – The United States, which has reported the world’s worst overall Covid-19 death toll, has “no doubt” been undercounting fatal cases, top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said. The country has officially lost over 581,000 people to the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus ...

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Civilians killed in Gaza, rockets fired

(Mahmud Hams/AFP) JERUSALEM – Loud explosions were heard shortly after air raid sirens sounded over Jerusalem on Monday evening just after 6pm local time. The explosions were heard after Hamas, the armed group that rules Gaza, issued an ultimatum. Rocket fire was also reported near Gaza, with images uploaded to ...

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New protests called after Jerusalem clashes wound over 200

© Mohamad Torokman © Reuters JERUSALEM – Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and regional powers urged calm after days of escalating violence. In the unrest following prayers on Friday, Israeli riot police ...

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia signed several deals

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (right) receives Imran Khan in Jeddah. AFP Saudi Arabia and longstanding ally Pakistan signed several agreements on Saturday and vowed to strengthen bilateral relations. On his seventh visit to the kingdom since his 2018 election, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a warm welcome by ...

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New Zealanders stranded in India

AFP Photo New Zealanders are desperate to leave as Covid-19 infections soar, but have not been able to because of a lack of commercial flights. New Zealand’s cricketers are today flying back home on two private jets, paid for by the Indian Cricket Board. Multicultural New Zealand, an umbrella organisation ...

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25 killed in police raid on Rio slum

Photo: AFP RIO DE JANEIRO – A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela left 25 people dead, turning the impoverished Rio de Janeiro neighborhood into a battlefield and drawing condemnation from rights groups. A policeman was among those killed in the early morning raid on Jacarezinho, ...

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