Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

One of the world’s biggest contributors to plastic pollution, Indonesia, has banned single-use plastic bags. Increased online shopping and takeaway food during the pandemic have added to the mountain of waste. And as Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports, landfills are now almost full. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution – BBC News

All week, millions of Russians have been voting to reform their constitution, many using polling stations set up on tree stumps, park benches and even car boots. Giant prize draws have helped entice them to the ballot, with the chance of winning everything from shopping vouchers to a car or flat. Opposition figures have dismissed … Read more Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution – BBC News

First Hong Kong arrests as China’s national security laws enforced

Wednesday was the first day of Hong Kong’s security law that promises stiff penalties for protests. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Oliver Farry reports, that did not deter thousands from turning out to the Causeway Bay shopping district for the annual July 1 march, which was banned this year. A man brandishing a Hong Kong independence … Read more First Hong Kong arrests as China’s national security laws enforced

Hearing impaired anchors in silent livestreams

According to the Sixth National Census conducted in 2010, there were nearly 21 million hearing-impaired people in China. Apart from inconveniences in their daily lives, it’s also difficult for them to communicate with sellers when shopping online. In July 2019, the first deaf anchors started livestreaming in Hangzhou. Ziwei is one of those with hearing … Read more Hearing impaired anchors in silent livestreams

Britain’s biggest shopping centre owner Intu collapses

Britain’s biggest shopping centre owner Intu has fallen into administration but says its sites will remain open and continue to trade. The collapse of the group, which owns the Trafford Centre in Manchester, the Metrocentre in Gateshead and Lakeside in Essex, will arguably be the most significant corporate casualty of the coronavirus pandemic so far. … Read more Britain’s biggest shopping centre owner Intu collapses

New Yorkers rejoice over phase two of lockdown re-opening

New York City residents, gradually emerging from more than 100 days of coronavirus lockdown, celebrated an easing of social-distancing restrictions on Monday by shopping at reopened stores, dining at outdoor cafes and getting their first haircuts in months. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more New Yorkers rejoice over phase two of lockdown re-opening

Coronavirus claims more American lives than First World War – BBC News

More Americans have now died from coronavirus than were killed in the First World War. The latest official figure is 120,000 deaths in the United States. Hundreds of new deaths are still being recorded every day. But in New York, until recently the global epicentre of the pandemic, life is starting to emerge from lockdown. … Read more Coronavirus claims more American lives than First World War – BBC News

Matt Hancock: England’s 2.2 million coronavirus shielders to be allowed ‘support bubbles’ | ITV News

Those shielding from coronavirus in England will be allowed to meet other people outdoors in groups of up to six from July 6, the health secretary has announced. Shielders who live alone or are single parents with children will also be able to create a “support bubble” with one other household of any size – … Read more Matt Hancock: England’s 2.2 million coronavirus shielders to be allowed ‘support bubbles’ | ITV News

Here’s What You Need to Know as New York City Enters Phase Two Reopening

New York City takes another step forward in reopening on Monday, and with it, come a few simple pleasures that many in the city have longed for: restaurants, haircuts and in-store shopping. Still, things won’t quite be back to normal, despite the fact that many New Yorkers have already started to bend the rules. Shoppers … Read more Here’s What You Need to Know as New York City Enters Phase Two Reopening

De Blasio: Phase Two ‘Is a Giant Step’ for New York City

New York City takes another step forward in reopening on Monday, and with it, come a few simple pleasures that many in the city have longed for: restaurants, haircuts and in-store shopping. Still, things won’t quite be back to normal, despite the fact that many New Yorkers have already started to bend the rules. Shoppers … Read more De Blasio: Phase Two ‘Is a Giant Step’ for New York City

Riots erupt in Stuttgart after police drug checks

Police in the German city of Stuttgart have said that 20 people were arrested and four police officers injured after a drugs check in the city centre sparked attacks on officers and police vehicles and widespread vandalism of stores. The disturbance started as an apparent reaction to the police’s search for drugs, as groups of … Read more Riots erupt in Stuttgart after police drug checks

Coronavirus-infected boy feeling fine in hospital

Tong Tong is a COVID-19 patient with mild symptoms. His father was infected when he was shopping for groceries at Xinfadi market and the child got infected afterward. He feels fine so far and talks about his experience at the hospital with a positive attitude. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more Coronavirus-infected boy feeling fine in hospital

Live: Put on your party shoes, Shanghai’s nightlife festival is here! 探访首届上海夜生活节

If you happen to be in Shanghai during a weekend in June, you are in for a real treat. Brace yourself for sizzling nights of food tasting, shopping frenzy, live concerts and nighttime reading clubs. Shanghai has launched a month-long nightlife festival to boost the city’s nighttime economy which has taken a hit from the … Read more Live: Put on your party shoes, Shanghai’s nightlife festival is here! 探访首届上海夜生活节

Aldi, Lidl eye move into home deliveries

Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl are looking into home deliveries to satisfy demand for online grocery shopping 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 is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow … Read more Aldi, Lidl eye move into home deliveries