ISRAELI FORCES ANNOUNCE AIR AND GROUND TROOPS ARE ATTACKING GAZA

Fri 14 May 2021: In a statement on Twitter, the Israel Defense Forces said military forces are attacking Gaza. IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 13, 2021 Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from southern Israel, described sounds of artillery being fired into Gaza and machine-gun fire […]

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CHINA SUPPORTS WTO’S PROPOSAL TO WAIVE COVID-19 VACCINE PATENTS

Thu 13 May 2021: China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that Beijing supports a proposal by the World Trade Organization for an intellectual property protection waiver on COVID-19 vaccines to enter the consultation stage. British and European Union officials have been skeptical about the usefulness of a US proposal to waive patent […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: PUBLIC TO COMMENT ON BILL PROPOSING TIGHTER GUN CONTROLS

Thu 13 May 2021: The public will soon comment on the Firearms Amendment Bill of 2021, which proposes tighter controls and management of firearms as well as the establishment of the National Firearms Register. In a Cabinet statement released on Thursday, Cabinet said it had approved the publication of the Bill for public comment. “The […]

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GREENSILL LOBBYING SCANDAL: DAVID CAMERON ADMITS BEING PAID ‘GENEROUS AMOUNT’ AS LOBBYIST FOR FINANCIAL FIRM

Thu 13 May 2021: Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Thursday that he was paid a “generous amount” of money to lobby for the now collapsed financial firm Greensill Capital, but refused to put a figure on his annual salary. “I was paid an annual amount, a generous annual amount, far more than […]

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FORMER MALDIVES PRESIDENT FLOWN TO GERMANY FOR TREATMENT AFTER SURVIVING ATTACK

Thu 13 May 2021: Mohamed Nasheed, ex-president of the Maldives and current parliamentary speaker, left for Germany to continue treatment for injuries caused by an assassination attempt, Maldivian news website Raajje.mv reported on Thursday. Nasheed was wounded on May 6 in an explosion near his house in the city of Male, the country’s capital. His […]

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MUMBAI COURT ISSUES SHOW CAUSE NOTICE TO FUGITIVE NIRAV MODI IN PNB SCAM

Thu 13 May 2021: A special court in Mumbai has issued a public notice to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India for alleged fraud and money laundering in the PNB scam case, asking why his properties should not be confiscated under the Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) Act. Special Judge VC Barde has also asked […]

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OVER A QUARTER OF EUROPEAN UNION ADULTS WOULD REFUSE COVID SHOT: SURVEY

Thu 13 May 2021: More than a quarter of adults in the European Union would be unlikely to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it was offered to them, a survey published on Thursday showed. The results also suggested a strong link between vaccine hesitancy and the use of social media, particularly where social media is […]

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