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‘Don’t sully her memory,’ says Biden as BLM protests spark anew over Breonna Taylor verdict

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged that protests be peaceful after prosecutors on Wednesday cleared police officers of criminal charges in the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker killed in March in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment. Two white policemen who fired into the apartment will not be prosecuted for her death because […]...Read More

Sniffer dogs at work in Helsinki airport, sweat samples to trace corona among flyers

Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport. The dogs’ efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested and are suspected as carrying the […]...Read More

24th September in history

India won the first ever T20 international Cricket World Cup on this day in 2007, beating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final in Johannesburg, South Africa. Did you know that: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission made it the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first country in the world to do so […]...Read More

Rising allegations against China, ‘Xinjiang-style’ programs forced on Tibetan workers

China is forcing Tibetan farmers and herders into labour programmes similar to those used in troubled Xinjiang, a US research institute alleged Tuesday. The moves risk a “loss of cultural heritage” in the politically sensitive region, the group’s report warned. Authorities in Tibet, a predominantly Buddhist area in China’s far west, have touted the scheme […]...Read More

UN’s 75th summit off to a hushed, virtual start, world leaders doubtful of results

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual extravaganza of world leaders’ speeches and round-the-clock diplomacy, opens Tuesday in a quiet hall as a virtual summit addresses the global crisis of Covid-19. For once, Midtown Manhattan will not be bunkered down in a frenzy of motorcades, and there will be no speculation of breakthrough meetings. Leaders […]...Read More

Disney ‘ready,’ says ‘it’s time’ for California to issue measures, reopen park

Walt Disney Co urged California officials on Tuesday to let the company reopen the Disneyland theme park, which remains shuttered six months after closing down to help curb the spread of coronavirus. With approval from local authorities, Disney has reopened its parks in Shanghai, Paris and Florida with limited attendance, face mask requirements and other […]...Read More