Nearly 100 people missing as oceanfront Miami-area building collapses

Nearly 100 people missing as oceanfront Miami-area building collapses

Miami, United States ● Fri, June 25, 2021 On Thursday, rescue personnel combed through tons of wreckage in search of survivors after a portion of an oceanfront apartment complex collapsed overnight near Miami, leaving at least one person dead and about 100 people missing. Hours after a big chunk of the Champlain Towers South condominium …

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Malaysia decides against lockdown despite surge in COVID-19 cases

Malaysia decides against lockdown despite surge in COVID-19 cases

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | mon, May 24, 2021 Despite daily COVID-19 cases reaching over 6,000 this week, Malaysia decided against a nationwide lockdown on Saturday. Other steps will be introduced, including reduced business hours and requiring millions of people to work from home, according to Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who coordinates the implementation of …

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CEO Hiroshi Mikitani said Olympics this summer will be a "suicide mission.

Japan e-commerce CEO calls Olympics ‘suicide mission’

Tokyo, Japan | Sat, May 15, 2021 Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, the head of Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten has cautioned that holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer will be a “suicide mission.” In an interview with CNN, CEO Hiroshi Mikitani said, “It’s risky to host the major international event …

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Philippines Foreign Minister sends an expletive-laced tweet over the China Sea Dispute

Manila, Philippines | Mon, May 3, 2021 | 8.57 pm The Philippine foreign minister on Monday requested in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over its activities in the South China Sea. The comments by Teodoro Locsin, …

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Senators urge Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

Senators urge Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

Washington, United States | Wed, April 28, 2021 In reaction to the military junta’s coup and brutal crackdown on demonstrators, a bipartisan group of US senators urged the Biden administration to slap further sanctions on Myanmar’s military junta, including choking revenues to a state energy corporation. In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken …

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Australia says two citizens released from Myanmar detention

Australia says two citizens released from Myanmar detention

Yangon, Myanmar | Mon, April 5, 2021 | 8:25 pm According to Canberra’s foreign affairs department, two Australians who were detained in Myanmar late last month have been released and have left Yangon. After attempting to flee the country on a relief flight in March, business consultants Matthew O’Kane and Christa Avery, a dual Canadian-Australian …

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WHO experts say countries should keep using AstraZeneca jab

WHO experts say countries should keep using AstraZeneca jab

Geneva | Thu, March 18, 2021 | 07:31 pm World Health Organization experts on Wednesday recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine, but said they were looking into the jab’s safety after a slew of countries suspended its use over health fears. After many countries expressed concerns of blood clots or brain haemorrhages, the …

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Protests against coup continue for fifth day in Myanmar

Protests against coup continue for fifth day in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar | Wed, February 10, 2021 | 08:55 pm Protests against last week’s military coup continued in Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, while the United States, the European Union and others condemned violence against demonstrators the previous day. As demonstrators defied a ban on large gatherings and their numbers grew into the …

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