I respect EC's decision, but why break-up the districts. South 24 Parganas is our stronghold, voting there will be held in 3 different phases. Has this been done as per Modi and Shah's convenience?: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on poll schedule
Gunmen abduct 317 schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria as security collapses
Bitcoin set for worst week since March as riskier assets sold off
British Airways parent IAG posts a $9 billion operating loss in 2020 and says it can’t provide an outlook
Google's Street View images are usually fairly old, but the ones out of Myanmar are bang up to date. "WE DON'T WANT MILITARY COUP," reads the sign at Yangon's Hledan intersection, where police fired at pro-democracy protesters earlier today.
House poised to pass Equality Act, prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
NEW: it’s a while since I’ve done a big international Covid thread, but this one feels important. The first six weeks of 2021 have gone rather well in terms of humanity’s fight against Covid. As well as the rollout of vaccines, global cases halved(!) between Jan 11 and Feb 18
UN Secretary General: “I call on the Myanmar military to stop the repression immediately. Release the prisoners. End the violence. Respect human rights & the will of the people expressed in recent elections. Coups have no place in our modern world.”
Dr. Fauci says it's possible Americans will need to wear masks in 2022 even as the US may reach "a significant degree of normality" by year's end
NEW: There are some disastrous aspects of what went wrong with security on Jan. 6, but it all seemed to culminate in this 2:28 p.m. conference call, when the Pentagon heard pleas for help — and didn't respond for hours. Per Sund:
BACK IN THE WATER: Thousands of previously cold-stunned sea turtles are being returned to the Gulf of Mexico after volunteers in Texas rescued them from freezing temperatures amid two historic winter storms.
A #California program intended to improve #COVID_19 #vaccine availability to people in hard-hit communities of color is being misused by outsiders who are grabbing appointments reserved for residents of underserved Black and Latino areas.
“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Watch end of video to see courage and beauty of a remarkable physics teacher
A wild and ailing sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing more than 35 kilograms - nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo - after being shorn for the first time in years