New York mayoral election: What voters want from a new mayor

BBC News - World - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 02:08
Learn what's at stake as voters head to the polls to choose a new leader for New York City.
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A fake wedding, and a $250,000 scam

BBC News - World - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 00:06
How a British man's dreams of a future with his Ukrainian fiancee ended in financial disaster.
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Covid sweeps India's Buddhist monasteries

BBC News - World - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 00:00
Monasteries in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim have been especially vulnerable to Covid-19.
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Wildfires burn across US West threatening Flagstaff, Arizona

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 23:20
Officials are warning rural residents near an Arizona wildfire to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.
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AMLO to investigate US-Mexico border killings of innocents

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:40
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says 15 bystanders were killed in weekend violence.
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Israel allows limited Gaza exports, one month after truce

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:15
Hamas leader says easing of restrictions did nothing to change the situation in Gaza and did not affect fuel deliveries.
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Covid: Vaccines running out in poorer nations, WHO says

BBC News - World - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:12
There are chronic shortages in some nations where Covid infections are surging, a key official says.
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China fails to meet promises on missing Xinjiang children

BBC News - World - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:01
China made a public pledge to help find Kalbinur Tursan's children but she may never see them again.
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Why is Stonewall Inn banning some beers during NYC Pride?

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 21:50
The birthplace of US gay rights movement won't sell Anheuser-Busch beers during June 25-27's NYC Pride weekend.
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White House’s global COVID jab distribution plan hits a snag

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 21:50
The remaining 55 million COVID vaccine doses will be distributed, but not in time to meet President Biden's deadline.
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Nicaragua political arrests lead Argentina and Mexico to recall envoys

BBC News - World - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 21:45
Argentina and Mexico recall ambassadors for talks after a fifth presidential hopeful is detained.
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Trump wanted to send COVID-infected Americans to Guantanamo: Book

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 21:30
New book by Washington Post reporters claims Trump asked if detainment camp could be used to house infected.
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Violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’: UN

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 21:12
UN says COVID pandemic increasing vulnerability of children in conflict zones to grave violations.
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In Pictures: Powerful tornado sweeps through Chicago suburbs

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 21:00
The storm whipped through at least three communities knocking down trees and power lines, destroying at least 22 homes.
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US Supreme Court sides with college athletes against NCAA

BBC News - World - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 20:06
The country's top court examined whether caps on benefits to student athletes violated federal law.
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Argentina, Mexico withdraw envoys over Nicaragua crackdown

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:59
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government has arrested 17 opposition figures this month.
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WHO to set up mRNA COVID vaccine hub in South Africa

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:53
South African leader says initiative aimed at boosting vaccine access 'will put Africa on a path to self-determination'.
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Will democracy in Ethiopia be established?

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:37
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expected to win election overshadowed by questions over its credibility and the Tigray war.
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US, EU, Canada and UK slap sanctions on Belarus

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:33
Western allies urge Belarusian government to cooperate with probe into the forced landing of a Ryanair jet last month.
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Poorer nations bear brunt of global development fund dry up: UN

Al Jazeera - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 19:18
The COVID-19 crisis caused global FDI to plummet by a third, threatening sustainable development goals.
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