Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa

(AP) Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks on Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last … Read more Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa

California Rolls Back Reopening Plan as Coronavirus Cases Rise

California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered partial lockdowns in most parts of the state, to minimize coronavirus spread during July 4 celebrations. The Democratic governor’s order comes amid a troubling increase of California COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The order applies to 19 counties covering 72% of the state’s population, including Los Angeles County. Many of … Read more California Rolls Back Reopening Plan as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Egypt’s World-famous tourist sites and pyramids begin to reopen

Egypt reopened its airports, museums and its much famous pyramids for the first time in three months. The country depends heavily on tourism, as it accounts for around 12% of its GDP, but few showed up, as the coronavirus pandemic is still active in some areas of the World. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Egypt’s World-famous tourist sites and pyramids begin to reopen

Tunisian blogger’s trial for blasphemy to open, raises free speech questions

Concerns over freedom of speech rise in Tunisia, as the trial of a 27-year old blogger gets underway. Emna Chargui could get up to 3 years of prison for sharing an image on social media that mocks the Quran, as France 24’s Fadil Aliriza reports from Tunis. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more Tunisian blogger’s trial for blasphemy to open, raises free speech questions

Guy Sebastian’s former manager charged after allegedly defrauding him | ABC News

Australian singer Guy Sebastian says he’s “absolutely devastated” by allegations his former manager Titus Day had kept more than $1 million from him. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-01/guy-sebastians-manager-arrested-after-allegedly-defrauding-him/12413654 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our … Read more Guy Sebastian’s former manager charged after allegedly defrauding him | ABC News

Leicester lockdown: Business owners ‘depressed’ at new emergency

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks up the economy, business owners in Leicester say they are depressed. The English city is the first to impose a local lockdown for at least two weeks because of a resurgence in coronavirus infections. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Leicester, UK. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Leicester lockdown: Business owners ‘depressed’ at new emergency

Supermarket on fire | Dozens evacuated after massive explosions in western France

A series of powerful explosions at a supermarket in Plancoet, in northwestern France, forced evacuations. No injuries or fatalities reported. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/akto Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us … Read more Supermarket on fire | Dozens evacuated after massive explosions in western France

India opens first plasma bank for COVID-19 treatment

India’s first plasma bank has opened in the national capital, New Delhi. Meanwhile, the country’s worst-affected state Maharashtra has started what it calls the world’s largest plasma therapy trial. Doctors say treating infected patients with plasma from recovered people could reduce the number of coronavirus deaths. Nearly 18,000 Indians have died and more than 600,000 … Read more India opens first plasma bank for COVID-19 treatment

Landslide Kills At Least 113 in Myanmar’s Jade Mining Hub

A landslide at a jade mining site in Myanmar has left more than 100 people dead with heavy rains forcing the authorities to pause their search and rescue efforts, the fire department said. The 113 dead were mostly small-time miners collecting stones at old mining sites in Hpakant town in northern Kachin state. They were … Read more Landslide Kills At Least 113 in Myanmar’s Jade Mining Hub

Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a pile of mine waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried scores of workers. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking … Read more Death toll in Myanmar landslide surges past 100

Ancient Aboriginal underwater archaeological sites discovered off Pilbara coast | ABC News

Scientists have discovered Australia’s first ever ancient Aboriginal underwater archaeological sites, settled on the sea bed for thousands of years. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/aboriginal-underwater-site-discovered-off-burrup-peninsula/12391858 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth … Read more Ancient Aboriginal underwater archaeological sites discovered off Pilbara coast | ABC News

U.S. House passes China sanctions bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing’s new national security law imposed on the former British colony of Hong Kong. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more U.S. House passes China sanctions bill

Chile: Pinochet’s Legacy | People and Power

In late 2019, widespread and sometimes violent protests against economic inequality in Chile forced the government to promise a national plebiscite on changes to a constitution that dates back to the Pinochet era of the 1970s and 80s. That process was put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic hit. The vote, originally set for April, … Read more Chile: Pinochet’s Legacy | People and Power

Ethiopia: popular singer’s killing sparks deadly protests

Troops were deployed in parts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, ahead of the funeral of popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa who was killed earlier this week. His death sparked deadly protests that have spread from Addis Ababa to the surrounding Oromiya region. The singer’s killing tapped into grievances fuelled by decades of government repression and what … Read more Ethiopia: popular singer’s killing sparks deadly protests

The Australian share market rises strongly as Afterpay shares hit a fresh record | Finance Report

The local share market produced its third solid rise in a row today and the Australian dollar powered through to 69 US cents. Alan Kohler has today’s finance report. Read more of the ABC’s business coverage here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/business/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more The Australian share market rises strongly as Afterpay shares hit a fresh record | Finance Report