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Several People Wounded In Tennessee School Shooting

  Several people were shot on Monday at a school in Knoxville, Tennessee, including a police officer, police said. “Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area,” the Knoxville Police Department said on Twitter. It said the shooting occurred at Austin-East Magnet High School, … Continue reading Several People Wounded In Tennessee School Shooting Read Full Story

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‘No Justification’ For Violent Protest, Biden Warns After Police Shooting

  US President Joe Biden on Monday called the shooting of a Black motorist by police “tragic” but warned that violent protests were unjustifiable. The incident in a Minneapolis suburb was a “really tragic thing that happened but I think we have to wait and see what the investigation shows,” Biden told reporters. “In the … Continue reading ‘No Justification’ For Violent Protest, Biden Warns After Police Shooting Read Full Story

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Saudi Announces Start Of Ramadan On Tuesday

  Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest shrines, announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start on Tuesday, as Muslims worldwide face coronavirus curbs. “Tomorrow, Tuesday… is the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan this year,” the kingdom’s supreme court said in a royal court statement. Other Muslim countries, including Sunni-majority Egypt … Continue reading Saudi Announces Start Of Ramadan On Tuesday Read Full Story

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Taiwan Grounds Military Jets After Pilot Dies In Suspected Mid-Air Crash

    Taiwan grounded all military aircraft for training and exercises after a pilot was killed and another went missing on Monday when their fighter jets had a suspected mid-air collision. The air force made the announcement after two single-seater F-5E aircraft disappeared from radar at around 3 pm (0700 GMT) some 2.6 kilometres (1.6 … Continue reading Taiwan Grounds Military Jets After Pilot Dies In Suspected Mid-Air Crash Read Full Story

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EU Sanctions Myanmar Junta Chief Over Coup

  The EU sanctioned Myanmar’s top junta chief and 10 other officials on Monday, after demonstrators took to the streets for fresh anti-coup protests against the military. Myanmar’s junta has unleashed deadly violence on protesters who have risen against the military’s ousting of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi last month. The crackdown has drawn … Continue reading EU Sanctions Myanmar Junta Chief Over Coup Read Full Story

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Putin Slams Vaccine Criticism, To Get Jab On Tuesday

  President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed foreign criticism of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and said he would get the jab himself on Tuesday. Speaking at a televised meeting with health officials, the 68-year-old Russian leader described recent remarks in Europe questioning the need for the Russian vaccine as “strange”. “We are not imposing … Continue reading Putin Slams Vaccine Criticism, To Get Jab On Tuesday Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Taiwan Starts Vaccination Drive With AstraZeneca

    Taiwan kicked off its coronavirus inoculation drive Monday with two top officials getting AstraZeneca shots in a bid to boost public confidence in a vaccine that has had a troubled rollout. Premier Su Tseng-chang and health minister Chen Shih-Chung sat for jabs at a Taipei hospital after local authorities cleared the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical … Continue reading COVID-19: Taiwan Starts Vaccination Drive With AstraZeneca Read Full Story

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EU Approves Sanctions Over China, Myanmar Abuses

  EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday approved sanctions over abuses in China, Myanmar, and Russia, as the bloc expands measures targeting global rights breaches. The 27 nations are due to place four Chinese officials and one state-run entity on a blacklist over Beijing’s crackdown on the Uighur minority after ambassadors gave the … Continue reading EU Approves Sanctions Over China, Myanmar Abuses Read Full Story

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Thousands Evacuated In Australia As ‘Scary’ Flooding Escalates

  Torrential downpours lashed Australia’s east Monday, forcing thousands to flee the worst flooding in decades and pushing communities already battling drought, bushfires, and the coronavirus pandemic to “breaking point”. Around 18,000 residents were told to evacuate their homes, as days of relentless rainfall caused rivers in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, to … Continue reading Thousands Evacuated In Australia As ‘Scary’ Flooding Escalates Read Full Story

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‘Organisations Of Sin’: Pope Francis Launches Fresh Attack On Mafia

  Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on the mafia Sunday, Italy’s day of remembrance for victims of the mob, describing them as “organisations of sin” who have exploited the coronavirus pandemic. “Mafias are present in various parts of the world and, exploiting the pandemic, have enriched themselves through corruption,” the pontiff said after his … Continue reading ‘Organisations Of Sin’: Pope Francis Launches Fresh Attack On Mafia Read Full Story

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North Koreans Leave Malaysia After Ties Cut Over US Extradition Row

  North Korea’s diplomats in Malaysia shuttered their embassy and flew out of the country Sunday, after Pyongyang severed diplomatic ties over the extradition of a citizen to the United States. Pyongyang announced the shock move Friday, labelling Malaysia’s extradition of a North Korean man an “unpardonable crime” carried out under “blind obedience” to American … Continue reading North Koreans Leave Malaysia After Ties Cut Over US Extradition Row Read Full Story