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Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine

The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved. “I’m going to reveal something undercover: I am injected with one of the vaccines,” Gao ... Read More »

Virus exacts a heavy toll in Queens neighborhood of Corona

Damiana Reyes is back at work at a busy Manhattan hair salon, making highlights, blowouts and extensions. The pandemic has changed Reyes’ life and those of many in Corona, a Latino neighborhood in Queens that was among the hardest hit places in the world. Many people haven’t paid rent in ... Read More »

Mayors want US agents blocked from Portland, other cities

The mayors of Portland, Oregon, and five other major U.S. cities appealed Monday to Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to deploy militarized agents to cities that don’t want them. “This administration’s egregious use of federal force on cities over the objections of local authorities should never ... Read More »

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis lies in state at Capitol

In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Lewis the ... Read More »

Here's how Trump's opposition to mail voting hurts the GOP

Republicans once dominated voting by mail in Florida. After months of hearing Trump denigrate mail-in balloting, Republicans in the critical battleground state now find themselves far behind Democrats in the perennial push to urge their voters to cast ballots remotely. While Democrats have doubled the number of their voters who ... Read More »

The coronavirus blame game begins

with help from Sarah Ferris BLAME GAME — Congress is on track to let the beefed up unemployment benefits expire at the end of this week — and the preemptive finger-pointing on Capitol Hill has already begun. Heading into the weekend, Democratic leaders hammered Republicans for waiting until this month ... Read More »

Palestinians: Settler vandals firebomb West Bank mosque

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority said Monday that a group of Israeli settlers has tried to burn down a mosque near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Hussam Abu al-Rub, the Palestinian deputy minister for religious affairs, said settlers attacked the mosque after midnight, spray painting anti-Palestinian ... Read More »

Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for downsized hajj amid pandemic

In this July 26, 2020 photo, a Saudi security officer motions to an ambulance at a checkpoint in the Mecca region ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage. The Islamic pilgrimage has been dramatically downsized this year with only a few thousand residents of Saudi Arabia permitted to take part due ... Read More »

UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 13% this year

FILE – In this March 6, 2020, filer photo, an Afghan security personnel stand guard after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. he U.N. mission in Afghanistan report released on Monday, July 27, 2020, has noted a drop in the number of civilians killed in violence in the first six months ... Read More »

North Korea's Kim marks war anniversary amid virus concerns

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited a national cemetery and handed out commemorative pistols to army officers, state media reported Monday, as he pushes to muster public support for efforts to contain a potential coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, North Korea said that Kim ... Read More »

How the global climate fight could be lost if Trump is re-elected

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Photograph: Noah Berger/AP” src=”http://blife.news/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/how-the-global-climate-fight-could-be-lost-if-trump-is-re-elected.jpg” data-src=”http://blife.news/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/how-the-global-climate-fight-could-be-lost-if-trump-is-re-elected.jpg”> Photograph: Noah Berger/AP It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the only comprehensive global pact to tackle the ... Read More »

AP PHOTOS: Young Israelis play leading role in new protests

An Israeli family pose for a photo during a protest against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, outside his residence in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Hebrew on sign reads “. The wave of colorful and combative demonstrations against Netanyahu and his perceived failure to handle the country’s deepening economic crisis ... Read More »

Bus driver surprises boy who kept her company with a new bike

When Shamika Anderson’s bus broke down earlier this month in 92 degree weather, 10-year-old D.J. Fromme wasn’t going to let her wait all alone. D.J. told WISN he could see Anderson, a bus driver with the Milwaukee County Transit System, was sitting with her head down and “was disappointed,” so ... Read More »

Sudan to send more troops to Darfur after deadly attacks

About 300,00 people died and two million were displaced during the conflict in Darfur, the UN says The Sudanese government is sending more troops to the restive Darfur region, following a spike in violence there. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the forces would protect people during the farming season. Unidentified ... Read More »

Rep. Nunes On Steele’s Sub-Source For Dossier: ‘We’ve Expanded Our Investigation Into The Brookings Institute”

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) told anchor Maria Bartirono during Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that “we’ve now expanded our investigation, full-blown investigation, into the Brookings Institute.” Nunes made the comment one day after the primary source for Christopher Steel’s unverified dossier had been revealed as a United States resident who ... Read More »

Senior UN official skips Pakistan visit, citing flight issue

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly announced Sunday that he was postponing a scheduled visit to Pakistan “due to some technical flight problems.” Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir was elected president of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly last month and was ... Read More »

N. Korea reports first suspected infection as global cases top 16m

The pandemic’s spread is still accelerating (AFP Photo/Dibyangshu SARKAR) Seoul (AFP) – North Korea declared its first suspected coronavirus case on Sunday, becoming one of the last countries to do so as the number of people infected worldwide passed 16 million. The isolated, impoverished state had until now insisted it ... Read More »

Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Police said Sunday they arrested more than a dozen Israelis in country-wide protests the previous night that drew thousands of people in a growing and persistent show of force against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of people demonstrated ... Read More »

North Korea declares emergency over suspected virus case

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency politburo meeting on Saturday to implement a ‘maximum emergency system and issue a top-class alert’ to contain the virus, official news agency KCNA said (AFP Photo/STR) More Seoul (AFP) – North Korean authorities have imposed a lockdown on the border city ... Read More »

South Africa warns COVID-19 corruption puts 'lives at risk'

FILE — In this May 20, 2020 file photo, people affected by the coronavirus economic downturn line up to receive food parcels in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa’s COVID-19 response has been marred by corruption allegations around its historic dollars 26 billion economic relief package, as the country with the ... Read More »

Hanna's rain remains biggest threat to virus hot spot Texas

This Saturday, July 25, 2020 satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Hanna approaching Texas at 10:20 CDT. (NOAA via AP) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — South Texas braced for flooding Sunday after Hanna roared ashore as a hurricane the day before, bringing winds ... Read More »

Portland protesters breach fence around federal courthouse

A federal officer is hit by water during late night protests in Downtown Portland, Oregon. early Saturday, July, 24, 2020. (Beth Nakamura /The Oregonian via AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities declared a riot early Sunday in Portland, Oregon, where protesters breached a fence surrounding the city’s federal courthouse building ... Read More »

Hunger organization pushes out Yoho after Capitol incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan Christian organization that seeks to end hunger said Saturday it asked for and received the resignation of Rep. Ted Yoho from its board of directors following what it called his “verbal attack” on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., accused Yoho, R-Fla., of using a vulgar ... Read More »

Poor Countries Are Running Out of Time to Get Rich

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The United Nations currently predicts that by 2027, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country. Estimates suggest India and Nigeria will together add 470 million people in the next three decades — almost a quarter of the world’s population increase to 2050. According to ... Read More »

Massive protest against governor's arrest challenges Kremlin

People hold various posters supporting Khabarovsk region’s governor Sergei Furgal, during an unsanctioned protest in support of Sergei Furgal, who was interrogated and ordered to be held in jail for two months, in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2020. Many thousands marched across ... Read More »

Berkeley Nuke Prof’s Side Gig: Far-Right Serbian Activist

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty A prominent nuclear engineering professor in California with influence over millions of dollars in federal research funds is also a prominent player in Dveri, a far right-wing party in Serbia that publicly supports a convicted war criminal, among other extremist stances. Jasmina Vujic has ... Read More »