Deaths outpace births in some Brazilian cities, as Covid-19 resurges

Brazil’s second most populous city, Rio de Janeiro registered 36,437 deaths in March — 16% more than the month’s 32,060 new births, according to the national Civil Register. It wasn’t alone; at least 10 other Brazilian cities with populations over half a million people also registered more deaths than births last month. Cities across the […]

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Volcanic eruption leaves ‘entire population’ of Saint Vincent without clean water 

Citing reports from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Stéphane Dujarric added that about 20,000 evacuees on the Caribbean island are currently in need of shelter.  🇻🇨 85 shelters have been activated in Saint Vincent & Grenadines as many people have evacuated the red zone around the La Soufrière volcano. More […]

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US government may try to block German plans to buy Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, citing Western anti-Russia sanctions – Bild

Berlin could spark a diplomatic crisis with the US if it goes ahead with potential plans to order doses of a Russian-made coronavirus vaccine as part of efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Germany’s leading tabloid has reported. Bild claimed on Monday that the idea had ruffled feathers in Washington, with unnamed diplomatic sources saying […]

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A Black family’s Manhattan Beach property was taken during the Jim Crow era. The county is now giving it back, and it’s worth millions

But the music and good times would not last due to the strict racial segregation that dominated American life then. Harassment from White neighbors and the Ku Klux Klan tore away at the dreams of owners Charles and Willa Bruce. The final blow came in 1924 when the city took the property through eminent domain […]

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‘Are we at war?’ Police fire tear gas and flashbangs amid BLM protests in Minnesota (VIDEOS)

Police launched volleys of tear gas and used stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where people were outraged by the shooting of a black man during an attempted arrest. A video from the scene shows a crowd of protesters standing near clouds of tear gas. A woman is heard […]

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Kremlin Says Not Moving Toward War With Ukraine – The Moscow Times

The Kremlin on Sunday said it was not moving toward war with Ukraine as Russia increased its military presence on the border with Ukraine’s eastern breakaway territories.  In recent weeks fighting has intensified between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists controlling two regions in the country’s east, raising concerns of major escalation in the long-running conflict.  […]

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New Hampshire and Oklahoma are the latest states to open vaccinations to outside residents.

New Hampshire and Oklahoma announced plans this week to open up vaccine eligibility to outside residents as supply grows and more states expand eligibility. Gov. Chris Sununu, Republican of New Hampshire, said officials were confident that there would be enough shots to vaccinate outside residents by April 19, the same day that President Biden has […]

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His Fence Says ‘Black Lives Matter.’ His City Says Paint Over It.

The colorful mural, adorned with hearts, a portrait of a local activist and the words “Black Lives Matter,” stands out at a busy intersection in West St. Paul, a community nestled against the Twin Cities. It is a cherished symbol for many Black residents, a site of reflection and pride. But the city says it […]

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No breakthrough in India-China military dialogue on disengagement in eastern Ladakh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: There was no breakthrough yet again in the marathon military talks between India and China on Friday, with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) digging in its heels on even completing the stalled troop disengagement process in eastern Ladakh as a step towards the proposed de-escalation along the frontier. The sheer lack of any […]

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IMF, World Bank urged to ensure timely delivery of safe & effective Covid vaccines across nations – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Asserting that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will be felt for years, a joint ministerial committee of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has urged the two global financial bodies to ensure timely delivery of safe and effective vaccines across all countries. “Timely delivery of safe and effective vaccines across all […]

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