Tag: Coronavirus Pandemic

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Aung San Suu Kyi charged after Myanmar coup

Authorities in Myanmar on Wednesday filed charges against civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing and using walkie-talkies found in her home, just days after she was detained by the military.Driving the news: The Biden administration has designated…

/ February 3, 2021
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Muslim families hope to reunite following Biden’s travel ban repeal

Muslim Americans across the U.S. are celebrating President Biden's day-1 reversal of former President Trump's travel ban that targeted several Muslim-majority countries.The big picture: The repeal of what many critics called the "Muslim ban" renews hope for thousands of families…

/ January 23, 2021
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Biden’s economic centrism isn’t exciting, but right for these divisive times

In an age of hyperpartisan politics, the Biden presidency offers a welcome centrism that might help bridge the divides. But it is also Biden’s economic centrism that offers a chance to cut through what has become an increasingly polarised approach…

/ January 21, 2021
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The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…

/ January 18, 2021
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How to be intimate during the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjQ4qUzRHhoSex is one of the most basic human needs: sex. But when coronavirus has made something as simple as a kiss or a hug taboo - it's become tricky. So how we can get the physical intimacy we need? Subscribe:…

/ January 15, 2021
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Surreal Photos Show DC In Lockdown As Inauguration Day Approaches

As Washington, DC, still reels from the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the coronavirus…

/ January 15, 2021
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All eyes on Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell as interest rates creep higher

With long-term U.S. interest rates creeping higher and the stock market rally looking increasingly bubblicious, market participants will have a keen eye on remarks by Fed chair Jerome Powell today at Princeton University.Why it matters: The uncertainty created by the…

/ January 14, 2021
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Will we have a debt crisis following the coronavirus crisis? | COVID-19 Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4X-7fEA_cDuring the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns have halted the flow of cash to workers and companies, forcing governments to step in. Countries, rich and poor, are burning through vast amounts of money. But it's all on loan.They're taking on debt like…

/ January 13, 2021
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What do the current mutations mean for the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXQ_RME5cPkAs it spreads, it's mutating, taking on new characteristics, that can make it harder to fight. New variants found in South Africa and the UK are more contageous - straining health services. Japan is trying to isolate a new variant…

/ January 12, 2021
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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCX5SiGU1k4Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer - outside what's been negotiated by the…

/ January 9, 2021
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Lockdown catch-22: Weight gain can increase Covid severity | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_oSvE1-osStaying at home during a lockdown - with lots of time to eat and not move at the same time. No wonder many people all over the world have gained weight during the pandemic. And while it's a stretch from…

/ January 6, 2021
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Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020
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Boeing 737 MAX flies U.S. passengers for first time after 20-month halt

American Airlines on Tuesday flew Boeing's 737 MAX for the first time in nearly two years, having been grounded since March 2019 after a pair of crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people just months apart, the New York…

/ December 29, 2020