Third COVID wave to hit India by October: Reuters poll of experts

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 10:08
Reuters snap survey of 40 medical experts from around the world also says the next wave will be better controlled.
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Diarrhoea kills at least 4 Rohingya on remote Bangladesh island

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 10:01
Officials claim to have contained outbreak which infected 1,500 refugees - nearly 10 percent of Bhashan Char residents.
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As India switches COVID vaccine policy, shortage of jabs remains

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:45
A look at the changes to vaccine policy which should enable every Indian adult to get vaccinated for free.
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Attack on Muslim man: India police charge journalists for tweets

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:32
Widespread condemnation of action against Muslim journalists for speaking out over assault on elderly man in Ghaziabad.
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Alarming Covid surge cools Russia’s football fever

BBC News - World - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:10
Despite being one of the first countries to develop a jab, Covid cases are sharply rising in Russia.
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Iran votes for next president – and its future direction

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:09
Iranians are choosing a new president with the ballot offering four candidates, including frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi.
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Gaza fire balloons draw renewed Israel air strikes

BBC News - World - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:01
Arson attacks and retaliatory air strikes put further strain on a fragile ceasefire.
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Fast Fashion

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 08:05
We explore the low-cost, disposable fashion industry, and the high price paid by people and the planet.
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Iran’s election: By the numbers

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 07:46
Zero women out of the 40 who registered as candidates were approved to run for the presidency.
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Why Ethiopia’s elections should be postponed

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 07:44
The country is not currently in a position to hold free, fair and credible elections.
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Iranians vote to elect new president

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:56
Nearly 60 million eligible voters in Iran will decide the fate of four candidates to succeed Hassan Rouhani.
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Record number of displaced people despite Covid: UN refugee agency

BBC News - World - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:42
Some 82 million people have been forcibly displaced, more than 1% of the world's population.
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TikTok owner ByteDance sees its earnings double in 2020

BBC News - World - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:07
China's biggest technology companies have been coming under increasing scrutiny both at home and abroad.
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Forced displacement reaches new high amid COVID: UN

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:01
More than 82 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced by the end of 2020, more than double compared with 2012.
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Kim says N Korea ready for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 05:31
North Korean leader stresses preparedness in responding to US in his first direct statement since Biden's inauguration.
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Giant rhino fossils in China show new species was 'taller than giraffe'

BBC News - World - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 05:08
The Paraceratherium linxiaense was taller than a giraffe and weighed as much as four large African elephants.
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UN Assembly to vote on resolution condemning Myanmar military

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 04:44
Myanmar's UN envoy, Kyaw Moe Tun, calls for 'effective collective measures' including arms embargo against the country.
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‘It will get very bad’: Experts warn on Indonesia COVID surge

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 04:24
Government is blaming the Delta variant for latest jump in cases, but experts say policy failures are to blame.
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US Supreme Court blocks child slavery lawsuit against chocolate firms

BBC News - World - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 02:50
In their lawsuit, a group of men say they were forced to work on cocoa firms in Ivory Coast.
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Seoul courts risk after ‘no shackles’ missile development deal

Al Jazeera - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 02:33
South Korea can now develop missiles of whatever range and payload it wants, but analysts worry it could stoke tension.
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