City of London representatives vote on Thursday on whether to remove from its Guildhall medieval ceremonial home statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector's historic role in slavery . The Square Mile financial district set up a task force on tackling racism in June last year following the death of George Floyd in the United States that led to widespread Black Lives Matter protests. The task force has recommended removing statues of William Beckford and John Cass from the Guildhall, with City councillors voting on Thursday afternoon.
Three villagers in northern Mali told Human Rights Watch (HRW) that a French air strike this month hit a wedding party attended by civilians, disputing French claims that only Islamist militants were hit. Different sides have offered contradictory accounts of the Jan. 3 strike outside the village of Bounti. The French military said it killed about 30 Islamist fighters - a version backed by Malian authorities.
The 26-year-old Italian, who has made three league appearances this season, will initially move on loan before making the move permanent at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. “Parma Calcio are delighted to announce that Andrea Conti has joined the club on a loan deal from AC Milan, which lasts until 30 June 2021,” read a club statement.
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Kamala Harris's Indian uncle plans to visit the United States to congratulate her once he receives a COVID-19 vaccine, he said on Thursday, after his niece became the first woman, Black American and Asian American to hold the office of vice president. The political success of Harris, the daughter of an Indian cancer researcher and a Jamaican father, has been widely celebrated in India. Her maternal uncle, Gopalan Balachandran, is a senior defence scholar who lives in Delhi.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today clarified that Covid-19 swab tests are not compulsory for students returning to school, despite reports of pupils in...
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Snow was seen falling in Manchester on the night of January 20 amid flood warnings across parts of the UK in the wake of Storm Christoph.Four severe flood warnings were in place on January 21, posing a potential danger to life, forecasters said.Local media reported hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes.The UK’s flood information service said that those evacuating were permitted to stay with family or friends and would not be in breach of coronavirus regulations. Credit: Mark Gregory via Storyful
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From keeping coronavirus vaccines cold in tropical temperatures to ensuring they reach remote islands, a top drug distributor is gearing up for major challenges in shipping shots across Asia.
Lebanon said on Thursday that a 24-hour lockdown imposed earlier this month to combat COVID-19 infections overwhelming its medical systems would be extended by two weeks. The tight restrictions on movement across the country, which had been due to run until Monday, will stay in place until Feb. 8, the cabinet said in a statement. It said the decision was taken in response to a continued increase in COVID-19 infections and a relentless rise in the number of patients needing intensive care.
Former Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton recorded a video message at the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater as their contribution to the Celebrating America inauguration concert.In the video, George Bush, addressing Joe Biden as “Mr President”, says “Your success is our country’s success. God bless you.”Bill Clinton echoes this, saying: “You have spoken for us today. Now you will lead for us. And we’re ready to march with you. Good luck. God bless you.”Barack Obama, concluding the message, said: “I’m proud of you. You and Kamala need to know that you’ve got all of us here rooting for your success.” Credit: Biden Inaugural Committee via Storyful
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Indonesian authorities said on Thursday the search for victims of a plane crash that killed all 62 people on board had been halted, but the hunt would continue for the Sriwijaya Air jet's cockpit voice recorder (CVR). "Search operations have been closed, but we will continue to search for the CVR," said Bagus Puruhito, who heads the country's search and rescue agency. Divers last week retrieved from the seabed the other so-called black box, the flight data recorder, of the 26-year-old Boeing Co 737-500 jet.
Malaysia on Thursday extended restrictions on movement in the capital Kuala Lumpur and five states until Feb. 4 as part of a lockdown to combat a surge in coronavirus infections. The Health Ministry has confirmed that COVID-19 cases are accelerating within the community in many states, Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement. This week, the government placed six other states under a two-week lockdown.
Rather than playing house or building blocks, a few dozen Swiss preschoolers line up to cast their ballots in a vote that will shape lives in the make-believe village where they call the shots.
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