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  Story 1416 -   Tuesday January 26, 2021
Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in huge tractor rally
NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesting farmers drove long lines of tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades, defying tear gas and storming the historic Red Fort as the nation celebrated Republic Day. They waved farm union and religious flags from the ramparts of the fort, where prime ministers annually hoist the national flag to mark the country’s independence. Thousands more farmers marched on ...
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  Story 1415 -   Sunday January 24, 2021
Japan and IOC determined to hold Tokyo Olympics despite cancellation rumors
Tokyo (CNN) Reports of this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games being canceled due to Covid-19 are "categorically untrue", the International Olympic Committee said in a statement to CNN on Friday. The Japanese government also said on Friday that it is determined the Games will go ahead following an unconfirmed report that a cancellation might be imminent. On Friday, the Times of London, citing an unnamed senior member of the ruling coalition, repo ...
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  Story 1414 -   Sunday January 24, 2021
She was murdered for catching an Indian priest and nun in a sex act. Three decades later, justice is served
(CNN)The dead nun's slippers were scattered on the convent kitchen floor -- one near the entrance, the other by the fridge. Her white veil was found snagged on the door. An open bottle of water was leaking onto the tiles. In the corner of the room was an ax. Officers discovered the crime scene, described in court documents seen by CNN, at St. Pius X Convent Hostel in southern India on March 27, 1992. Later that day, they found Sister ...
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  Story 1413 -   Sunday January 24, 2021
As pandemic surges, where do 'front-liners’ business owners find hope?
SACRAMENTO, CALIF - A public defender in San Diego marvels at the resolve of her clients. A doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, draws strength from the stamina of her emergency room colleagues. A bookstore owner in Minneapolis gives thanks for the loyalty of his customers. A middle school teacher in Los Angeles cherishes the enthusiasm of her students. Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of cases soars, the economy sputter ...
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  Story 1412 -   Sunday January 24, 2021
Third stimulus check: When might Americans receive $1,400 payments?
WASHINGTON — Before being sworn into office, President Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan which included $1,400 stimulus checks to struggling Americans. The “American Rescue Plan” would deliver another round of aid to stabilize the economy while the public health effort seeks the upper hand on the pandemic. It would also meet Biden's goal of administering 100 million vaccines by the 100th day of his administration, while adva ...
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  Story 1411 -   Sunday January 24, 2021
With a third stimulus check likely on the way, is the money helping stimulate the economy?
Following the first stimulus payment, a study done by the University of California, Davis looked deeper into where the money was going and its impact on the economy. “In the study, they found that individuals with bank accounts below $500, 45% of the stimulus checks did make it back into the economy. But the problem is, the money isn’t necessarily going to products or services that are going to stimulate it," McDonald said. "It went more towar ...
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  Story 1410 -   Sunday January 24, 2021
Third stimulus check: When could you get a $1,400 check?
President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan proposes a third round of stimulus checks of $1,400 for most Americans. Yet while that could extend a helping hand to millions of households still suffering from the pandemic's economic fallout, it could be months until the payments arrive, analysts say. The price tag for the relief package, called the American Rescue Plan, is likely to face pushback from Republican lawmakers, who ...
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  Story 1409 -   Thursday January 21, 2021
Biden faces a more confident China after US chaos
BEIJING (AP) — As a new U.S. president takes office, he faces a determined Chinese leadership that could be further emboldened by America’s troubles at home. The disarray in America, from the rampant COVID-19 pandemic to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, gives China’s ruling Communist Party a boost as it pursues its long-running quest for national “rejuvenation” — a bid to return the country to what it sees as its rightful place as a major natio ...
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  Story 1408 -   Thursday January 21, 2021
World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden
MEXICO CITY (AP) — World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Biden would right U.S. democracy two weeks after rioters stormed the Capitol, shaking the faith of those fighting for democracy in their own countries. Gove ...
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  Story 1407 -   Wednesday January 20, 2021
Thailand demonstrates its inhumanity sentencing a woman to 43 years in prison for insulting  the Thai monarchy
Bangkok - On Tuesday, 65-year-old Anchan Preelert has been sentenced to 43-years in prison by a Thai court for insulting the monarchy. This sentence means she will die in prison and the sentence can be seen as a "warning shot" to protesters demanding reform in the kingdom. The sentence is believed to be the harshest ever given under Thailand's lese majeste laws and comes after months of youth-led protests last year openly calling for reform of ...
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  Story 1406 -   Saturday January 16, 2021
Global covid-19 deaths now more than 2 million
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a far-off dream. The numbing figure was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The number of dead, compiled ...
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  Story 1405 -   Saturday January 16, 2021
Cambodia says China donates 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that China will provide a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be used for inoculating 500,000 people. After 15 new cases on Friday, Hun Sen said the Chinese shots were needed despite his previous position that Cambodia would only use vaccines recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Many countries are already using vaccines, including those of the People’s R ...
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  Story 1404 -   Saturday January 16, 2021
China says latest COVID-19 outbreak caused by imported cases
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the northeast have come from travelers entering the country or contaminated frozen food imports, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Saturday NHC Minister Ma Xiaowei made the comments at a government meeting, where he also said the virus was spreading to rural areas and that the handling of the recent situation had exposed how prevention and control measures had been relaxed. ...
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Speeding driver kills woman and left another woman disabled for live Lyndsey Green died and her friend Nicola Worrall so badly injured she needed to learn to walk again after they were hit be speeding driver Jason Lawlor in Liverpool A carer was killed and her disabled friend left "fighting to walk again" for the second time in her life after the pair were hit by a speeding driver. Tragic Lyndsey Green, 30, was sent spinning into the air after Jason Lawlor "lost concentration" and hit speeds of 50mph as he d ...

  Story 1402 -   Friday January 15, 2021
End of Merkel era begins as German CDU picks new party leader
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Christian Democrats elect a new chairman on Saturday, aiming to unite their conservative party behind a new leader who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September. At stake is the leadership of Europe’s biggest economy in the era after Merkel, who has vowed not to run again after becoming Europe’s predominant leader since taking office in 2005 and pro ...
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  Story 1401 -   Friday January 15, 2021
Canada's Couche-Tard drops $20 billion Carrefour takeover plan after French government opposition, say sources
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard has dropped its 16.2 billion euro ($19.6 billion) bid to acquire European retailer Carrefour SA after the takeover plan ran into stiff opposition from the French government, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. The decision to end merger talks came after a meeting on Friday between French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Couche-Tard’s founder and chairman, Al ...
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  Story 1400 -   Friday January 15, 2021
Injury-hit India rally to restrict Australia to 369
(Reuters) - India’s makeshift attack bowled Australia out for 369 to leave the fourth test decider in Brisbane delicately poised at lunch on day two on Saturday. Australia resumed on 274 for five at the Gabba, having finished day one in a promising position courtesy of Marnus Labuschagne’s 108, his fifth test century. Their hopes of building a big total were thwarted, however, as India’s bowlers rallied superbly to remove captain Tim Paine ...
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  Story 1399 -   Wednesday January 13, 2021
TikTok Users Under Age 16 account set to Private
TikTok users aged under 16 will have their accounts automatically set to private, as the app introduces a series of measures to improve child safety. Approved followers only can comment on videos from these accounts. Users will also be prevented from downloading any videos created by under-16s. TikTok said it hoped the changes would encourage young users to “actively engage in their online privacy journey”. “We hope to inspire them to ...
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  Story 1398 -   Wednesday January 13, 2021
Photos of victims of the Indonesia Sriwijaya Air crash
Family members wait in anguish as search for crash victims continues 02:21 Pontianak, Indonesia (CNN)Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency team was continuing a search operation for the 62 people aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff Saturday. The Boeing 737-500 plane was heading from Jakarta to the city of Pontianak, on the Indonesian side of Borneo, when it lost contact at 2:40 p.m. loca ...
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  Story 1397 -   Wednesday January 13, 2021
New episodes of TV Series 'DEXTER' to return on Showtime
Showtime just ordered a new one serie revival which will see protagonist once again Michael C. Hall for 10 episodes. Showrunner Clyde Phillips will also return aboard this sort of ninth season whose production will begin next winter with a release scheduled for fall 2021. Filming for the revival will begin in Massachusetts next month with Dexter's original executive producer Clyde Phillips back as showrunner. Michael C. Hall is also returnin ...
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