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Labour's Andy Burnham has been re-elected as the mayor of Greater Manchester - he won 67.3% of the vote share

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Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour elected to Holyrood The SNP candidate for Glasgow Kelvin says it has taken too long - 'Whilst I may be the first, I will not be the last' #SP21  #BBCElections  Follow updates ➡️

Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghanistan capital

At least 136 people have been injured during clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Get the latest on this story:

No Prime Minister in India's history has done as much for the poor of this country in 7 years as PM Modi has done: @TVMohandasPai , ChairmanAarin Capital Partners, tells Rahul Shivshankar on Converse India. | #ModiVsCovidDebate 

Paul Dennett, the newly re-elected Labour mayor of Salford, didn't hold back in his criticism of Keir Starmer and the national party in his victory speech

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A growing number of U.S. colleges will require students to get Covid-19 vaccinations before returning to campus, sparking debate over whether schools can make vaccines a condition of attendance #WSJWhatsNow 

#BREAKING 25 killed, 52 wounded in blast near Afghan school: interior ministry

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Chief Secretary and West Bengal DGP called on me at Raj Bhawan today. Unfortunately, both came without any paper or reports sought. Directed them to send the same without delay: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Scoops of the Day

Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem are protesting an Israeli court decision to forcibly displace families from their homes in #SheikhJarrah  to make way for Israeli settlers. The UN has urged Israel to halt all forced evictions, saying they “may amount to war crimes.”

"They have guns but we have people." That sums up the current state of affairs in Myanmar as a broad popular revolt resists the junta's dictatorship. In Yangon, a musician and his sister have been filming this standoff for the past two months:

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$1,000 bonuses will be given to police and first responders from Ron DeSantis

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Half of Uttarakhand’s Covid deaths were post-Kumbh

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Josh Hawley claims he doesn’t know whether the people he egged on at the Capitol on Jan. 6 “participated in the criminal riot.” He must be so frustrated to have that question hanging out there! So @ArthurDelaneyHP ⁩ and I solved the mystery for him.

The British Royal Navy and Royal Marines have tested out a jet suit developed by the company Gravity Industries. Gravity says its suit can fly up to 80 mph and climb to 12,000 feet in the air.

"India Surviving Because Of Nehru-Gandhi" Family: Sena To Modi Government

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NEW: Exclusive polling for @Channel4News  by @JLPartnersPolls  shows the top reason given for not voting Labour in elections in England yesterday was Sir Keir Starmer's leadership. More in @GaryGibbonBlog 's report @Channel4n  a @All4d  tonight at 7pm.

The WHO just updated its page on how COVID-19 transmits. Those few sentences on aerosols represent one of the most crucial scientific advances of the pandemic. My NYT piece on the century-long history of the error, the year of delay—and what it means now.

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Scoops of the Week

MISSING APPEAL: Michelle O’Riain, 36, is missing from the Sandymount area of Dublin since Thursday 29 April. She is 1.65m (5’5”) of slim build with shoulder length blonde hair. When last seen she was wearing a beige coat. Contact Irishtown Garda station on 01 666 9600.

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CO#Colombia : We are deeply alarmed at developments in Cali overnight, where police opened fire on demonstrators, and a number of people were killed & injured. ⏩ States have a responsibility to protect #HumanRights  and facilitate peaceful assembly. 👉

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@JoyAnnReid  takes a look at every which way Tucker Carlson is ‘making America worse’: “People like you, and your friends at the BS factory are keeping us steeped in covid sickness, and rage, and paranoia.” #TheReidOut 

“No government should sell a single bullet to the junta" while the Myanmar generals uses them to shoot demonstrators, say 200 NGOs. But the Chinese government is blocking the UN Security Council from imposing the requested "global arms embargo" on Myanmar.

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Situation is very serious. I've been in politics for a long time. Such an atmosphere was created in 2001 when CPI(M) was making an exit. At that time Mamata Banerjee got 60 seats. There was political violence in some areas: Suvendu Adhikari, BJP on post-poll violence in WB

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K-Pop Band Enhypen Doubles Their Number Of Charting Hits In The U.S. In Just One Week

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“We have parallel realities in India,” says @RanaAyyub : “A reality that’s shown by our domestic media, which is basically prostrating to Narendra Modi, and then there are journalists who work with international media, who have been speaking truth to power.”

Pfizer, Biontech, Novavax, Moderna shares plunge to session lows after U.S. backs waiving patent protections on Covid vaccines

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Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced

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