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Australian authorities were preparing to evacuate thousands of more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs on the western fringes of Sydney, the country’s biggest city, with another day of heavy rain triggering the worst floods in 60 years. Rivers across the state of New South Wales (NSW) have burst their banks amid three days of…
New analysis released by anti-poverty group reveals that more than half the world’s 10-year-olds could be unable to read by the end of this year.More than half of the world’s 10-year-olds could be unable to read and understand a sentence by the end of the year, according to a new analysis by the ONE campaign.…
Tokyo, Japan – Cherry blossom viewing, called “hanami” in the Japanese language, is one of the most iconic and beloved traditions of the East Asian nation, but this year the continuing COVID-19 pandemic is putting a damper on this year’s festivities. The custom is believed to have taken root in Japan about 1,200 years ago,…
US legislator calls for ‘deeper investigation’ into deadly spa shootings that she says appear ‘racially motivated’.A United States legislator has called for a “deeper investigation” into whether anti-Asian racism spurred three shootings in the Atlanta area that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s comments on Sunday came after FBI…
Brazil is in talks with the United States to import excess COVID-19 vaccines, the Brazilian foreign ministry said on Saturday, as the South American nation struggles to stem rising coronavirus infections and deaths. The ministry tweeted that, along with Brazil’s embassy in Washington, it has been in discussions with the US government since March 13…
Medics criticise move by government to offer jabs to all diplomats even though country has not completed inoculating health workers.Kenya has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to all diplomats based there, including thousands of United Nations staff, even though it has not completed inoculating its own health workers, other front-line staff or elderly, drawing criticism from…
With the United States racing towards its goal of having enough coronavirus vaccines available for all adults in the country by May 1, the debate over what it should do with excess supplies is intensifying. The US is projected to have a hefty surplus of coronavirus vaccines in the second half of 2021, estimated at…
Eva Garcia’s nerves were frayed after she heard false rumours that COVID-19 vaccines were dangerous. But the 35-year-old California farmworker, who had tested positive for and recovered from the virus herself earlier this year, decided that getting the vaccine was the right thing to do. The jab, she reasoned, would protect her, her husband and…
From: Inside StoryCalls for hate-crime charges after women of Asian descent killed in gun attack.RelatedSuspect arrested, says killings were not racially motivated; police say it is too early to declare this a hate crime.The shootings appear to be at ‘intersection of gender-based violence, misogyny and xenophobia,’ says US politician.Six of the eight victims were women…
Despite all the talk about how the media landscape is ‘evolving’, few of us could have imagined a development as rapid as Facebook’s decision last week to pull all news content from Australian users.  Millions of Australians get their news from Facebook. However, for business, the impact is going to extend beyond losing the convenience of…