Gaza lockdown eased as economy crumbles amid pandemic | News

Lockdown rules across Gaza have been relaxed after a two-week curfew was lifted. Most people are allowed to go out during the day, but certain areas remain off-limits. The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on communities already suffering from widespread poverty. Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reports. Source link

US military officials considered using ‘heat ray’ at DC protest | News

A US military whistle-blower has said federal officials sought to use a controversial crowd control device called a “heat ray” to deal with protesters outside the White House on June 1 when law enforcement forcibly cleared Lafayette Square. In written responses to questions from a House committee, National Guard Major Adam DeMarco said the Defense […]

US election live news: Trump and Biden back to the battlegrounds | USA News

US President Donald Trump will fly to Mosinee, Wisconsin for a campaign rally 47 days before the election day. Joe Biden will take part in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, town hall on Thursday night. Attorney General William Barr says potential pandemic lockdowns are akin to slavery. 12:45 ET – FBI Director tells Congress […]

US census overshadowed by legal disputes | News

Every 10 years, when the US government conducts a census, it is typically a routine affair. But this year, it has been marred by court challenges and allegations of politicisation. The census determines billions of dollars in federal funding for states as well as seats in the House of Representatives. As Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim […]

US census marred by legal disputes, alleged politicisation | USA News

Every 10 years, when the US government conducts a census, it is typically a routine affair. But this year, it has been marred by court challenges and allegations of politicisation. The census determines billions of dollars in federal funding for states as well as seats in the House of Representatives. As Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim […]

A T. Rex Skeleton Arrives in Rockefeller Center Ahead of Auction

The tourists have not yet returned to Rockefeller Center, but the dinosaurs are making a comeback. Unsuspecting visitors exploring Midtown will encounter the imperious glare of a Tyrannosaurus rex from the windows of Christie’s flagship location on 49th Street, where it will remain on view from Wednesday through Oct. 21. His nickname is Stan, he […]

Unholy alliance: Trump, evangelicals and QAnon | Religion

Jeff Sharlet, executive producer of the Netflix docudrama, The Family, talks to Steve Clemons about the “born again” movement – the biggest voting bloc in the United States. About one in three Americans consider themselves to be evangelicals, and despite the differences between them, they agree that the US should be a Christian nation. President […]

China: COVID-19 vaccine will be available by November | China News

China’s government says it may have a coronavirus vaccine available publicly by November. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have already been injected with experimental vaccines, with at least three companies there in the final stages of clinical trials. But some people are accusing the government of using a potential vaccine to expand its influence globally. […]

Chronicles of a Pandemic | World Health Organization

When, on March 11, 2020, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, formally announced that the pathogen known as COVID-19 had developed into a pandemic, it came as little surprise to anyone. By then, from its origins in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus had been spreading internationally for at least two months – already […]

Opposition leader Soro warns Ivory Coast ‘on brink’ ahead of poll | News

Former rebel leader Guillaume Soro has warned that Ivory Coast is teetering on the edge after a court invalidated his candidacy amid rising tensions over incumbent President Alassane Ouattara’s contested bid for re-election next month. Ivory Coast’s top court this week rejected 40 presidential candidates, leaving only four in contention in the highly anticipated October 31 election. […]

Still Here by AJ Contrast wins prestigious Kaleidoscope Award | News

Still Here by AJ Contrast wins prestigious Kaleidoscope Award | News https://www.duzline.com

AJ Contrast’s immersive multimedia experience, Still Here, has won Digital Project of the Year in the prestigious RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards. The Virtual Reality (VR) meeting Augmented Reality (AR) interactive explores the impact of incarceration and gentrification on Black women in the United States – one of the segments of the population most affected by disproportionate […]

Clashes after woman, suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting | Kashmir News News

Clashes after woman, suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting | Kashmir News News https://www.duzline.com

Hundreds of angry residents clashed with government forces on Thursday in the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir after three suspected rebels and a woman were killed in a gunfight, police and witnesses said. Counterinsurgency police and federal paramilitary forces surrounded the Batamaloo neighbourhood of Srinagar after midnight following a tip-off that rebel fighters were hiding in […]

Arrests of narcotics police highlight Sri Lanka’s drug menace | News

Arrests of narcotics police highlight Sri Lanka’s drug menace | News https://www.duzline.com

For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs, even attempting to lift a decades-old moratorium on the death penalty to be able to execute drug offenders. But a drug ring allegedly including more than a dozen officers from a key national narcotics unit has exposed […]

Covid-19 News: Live Updates – The New York Times

For many businesses, remaining open means a renegotiating rent. Across the nation, Main Street businesses — especially music clubs, gyms, restaurants, bars and others that were forced to close because of the pandemic — are trying to figure out how, or if, they can dig themselves out of debt. For many, it won’t be possible […]

Facebook does not profit from hate speech, says India chief | News

Facebook bias spurs violence in India, US rights groups say | News https://www.duzline.com

Facebook does not profit from hate speech, the tech giant’s India chief said on Wednesday, rejecting allegations the social media giant failed to act on the issue over business concerns. India is the biggest market for the US-based company and its messaging service WhatsApp in terms of users, and the firm is under pressure worldwide […]

‘End of the road’ for pro-India politicians in Kashmir | India News

‘End of the road’ for pro-India politicians in Kashmir | India News https://www.duzline.com

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Sakina Itoo used to motivate Kashmiris to believe that India is better for their future. But the 48-year-old pro-India politician says New Delhi’s decision to strip the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy last August has made her lose face and vulnerable. “We don’t know how to go to people again. We have no […]

Mesut Ozil: Charges dropped after security guard threat claims

Mesut Ozil: Charges dropped after security guard threat claims https://www.duzline.com

image copyrightPA Media image captionTwo men who were accused of threatening security guards outside Mesut Ozil’s London home Two men who were accused of threatening security guards outside Mesut Ozil’s house have had their charges dropped. Ferhat Ercun and Salaman Ekinci, both 28, were charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner outside the […]

Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Free for Americans, Warp Speed Officials Say

Federal officials outlined details Wednesday of their preparations to administer a future coronavirus vaccine to Americans, saying they would begin distribution within 24 hours of any approval or emergency authorization, and that their goal was that no American “has to pay a single dime” out of their own pocket. The officials, who are part of […]

Ipswich Town 0-1 Fulham: Aleksandar Mitrovic header sends Premier League side through

Ipswich Town 0-1 Fulham: Aleksandar Mitrovic header sends Premier League side through https://www.duzline.com

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his 50th goal for Fulham in his 102nd appearance for the club Captain Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his 50th goal for Fulham as the Premier League side overcame League One Ipswich in their Carabao Cup second-round tie. Serbia international Mitrovic headed the game’s only goal from Kenny Tete’s cross after 38 minutes to […]

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward on verge of agreeing Tottenham return

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward on verge of agreeing Tottenham return https://www.duzline.com

Bale scored on his last Tottenham appearance, giving him 26 goals for 2012-13 – and 55 in 203 games in total for Spurs Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Tottenham Hotspur, seven years after leaving the Premier League club. Bale, 31, moved from Spurs to Real for […]

Southampton 0-2 Brentford: Championship side spring Carabao Cup shock

Southampton 0-2 Brentford: Championship side spring Carabao Cup shock https://www.duzline.com

Christian Norgaard made his debut for Denmark against England this month Championship side Brentford produced a fine display to see off a near-full-strength Southampton side and book a Carabao Cup trip to West Brom. Ralph Hasenhuttl named 10 of the side that started the Premier League season at the weekend but they were outplayed by […]

Rare species found at London Olympic Park

Rare species found at London Olympic Park https://www.duzline.com

image copyrightQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park image captionOne of the wildflowers the meadows in the park support is the common knapweed – a bright purple flower that blooms between June and September Ten rare species have been found for the first time at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. A survey discovered the park, opened […]