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Peruvians Take to Digging Unpermitted Graves as COVID Leads Cemeteries to Run Out of Space

Monday  19:25,   17 may 2021

The demand for burial space coincides with the country's worst wave of the coronavirus. © Martin Mejia/AP Photo Retired merchant Victor Coba takes measurements of the tombs he's building for his family at San Lazaro cemetery on the outskirts of... >>>

Mexican president apologizes for 1911 massacre of Chinese

Monday  19:25,   17 may 2021

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president presented an apology Monday for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón. The apology is the latest in a series of ceremonies in... >>>

Covid crisis reaches Nepal with a surge in cases and hospitalizations

Monday  19:02,   17 may 2021

Thousands of new daily cases are overloading an already fragile health care system that lacks enough ventilators, oxygen and doctors to care for the sick.Cases have been exploding in the country over the last few weeks. On Friday, the World Health... >>>

J&J cuts vaccine deliveries to EU by half this week - EU source

Monday  19:02,   17 may 2021

J&J cuts vaccine deliveries to EU by half this week - EU sourceBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson has cut by half expected deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union this week, an EU official told Reuters on Monday, compounding supply >>>

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue lights up for vaccine equality

Monday  19:02,   17 may 2021

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue lights up for vaccine equalityThe message "Vaccine saves, United for vaccines" was projected on Saturday onto the 98-foot (30-meter) statue by Unidos Pela Vacina (United by the Vaccine), in partnership with... >>>

Lead 1-London asks the EU to spread the controls with Northern Ireland - BBC

Monday  18:30,   17 may 2021

GB-EU / (Lead 1): Lead 1-London asks the EU to spread controls with L 'Northern Ireland - BBC (updated with statements by Boris Johnson and Micheál Martin, Details) London, May 17 (Reuters) - The British Government has asked the European Union to... >>>

Near East. During a conversation with the Pope, Erdogan calls for sanctions against Israel

Monday  18:30,   17 may 2021

© ADEM Altan / AFP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, April 21, 2021. During a telephone interview with Pope François, Recep Tayyip Erdogan believed that the international community sanctions Israel, which the Turkish leader accuses... >>>

Gaza-France and Egypt continue to coordinate to get a rapid truce - Elysee

Monday  18:25,   17 may 2021

Israel-Palestinians / France-Egypt (Urgent): Gaza-France and Egypt continue to coordinate to get a rapid truce - Elysee Paris, 17 May (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al Sissi have discussed... >>>

Gaza's Lone Power Station Could Run Out of Fuel in Coming Days as Conflict With Israel Continues

Monday  18:10,   17 may 2021

"If the aggression continues, we expect conditions to become worse," Gaza Mayor Yahya Sarraj told Al-Jazeera TV. The United Nations also warned that Gaza's only power station is at risk of running out of fuel.Gaza's electricity distribution company... >>>

'Really moving' to perform first post-lockdown gig

Monday  18:10,   17 may 2021

Comedian Barry Ferns put on a show as soon as lockdown rules were eased at one minute past midnight.Barry Ferns, who co-founded the Angel Comedy club at The Bill Murray pub in Islington, London, said it was "such a relief" to get back on... >>>

EU vows to boost efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian fighting

Monday  18:05,   17 may 2021

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will redouble its efforts to end the upsurge in violence between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants, and seek progress during a special meeting of its foreign ministers Tuesday, the bloc said. The EU... >>>

Watchdog Asks International Court to Investigate Bombing of Gaza Building Housing Media Offices

Monday  18:05,   17 may 2021

"We think it's appropriate at this point for there to be an independent look at what happened yesterday—an independent investigation," Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee said.Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders asked the... >>>

Israel-Palestinian conflict goes into second week with airstrikes over Gaza

Monday  18:05,   17 may 2021

Israeli warplanes launched a fresh round of massive airstrikes in Gaza on Monday as the most serious conflict in years entered a second week and international calls for a ceasefire mounted. Dozens of Israeli jets bombed more than nine miles of... >>>

'Aunt Pikachu' Triumphs in Chile Election to Draft New Constitution

Monday  18:00,   17 may 2021

Voters in Chile elected independents and left-wing candidates to draft a new constitution for the country.Giovanna Grandon, more widely known as Aunt Pikachu, was elected as one of the representatives for District 12 in southeast Santiago, the... >>>

Miss Universe contestant from Myanmar: "Our people are dying"

Monday  17:45,   17 may 2021

Miss Universe Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin​, unveiled a scroll during the "national costume" segment reading "Pray for Myanmar."Wearing a traditional costume, Miss Universe Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin, unveiled a scroll during the "national costume"... >>>