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Japan declares coronavirus emergency in Tokyo as Olympics near

Turkey launches international hunt for cryptocurrency boss

At its peak, 'Orgasmic Meditation' group OneTaste was making millions and endorsed by the 'high priestess of the vagina', Gwyneth Paltrow. Now, the defunct 'cult' faces sex-trafficking and prostitution allegations Here's the bizarre story 👇 Thread 🧵

The number of ethnic minorities involved in watching or making US films increased in 2020, according to report

British companies who've provided our PPE for years "will go out of business" because of "Tory cronies" who set up firms days into the pandemic, this surgeon told James O'Brien. @mrjamesob 

A glacier has burst near Uttarakhand's Joshimath on India-China border: Colonel Manish Kapil, Commander, Border Road Task Force

Virginia police shot a Black man 10X after giving him a ride home when his car broke down, say family. The deputy allegedly shot Isaiah Brown after returning to the home over a 911 call — family think Brown called for a ride to get his car. Police didn’t released bodycam video.

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Wales football manager Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting two women

NC Lt Governor Mark Robinson talking sense to all who will listen—but national media ignores his every word!

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UK House of Commons declares state genocide is taking place in China against Uyghurs

Subpostmasters have their names cleared at High Court after incredible and awful Horizon IT scandal...

British companies who've provided our PPE for years "will go out of business" because of "Tory cronies" who set up firms days into the pandemic, this surgeon told James O'Brien. @mrjamesob 

"We hope gymnasts uncomfortable in the usual outfits will feel emboldened to follow our example" Why German gymnast Sarah Voss defied convention by ditching her leotard for a full body suit at a recent European Championships

Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years

One Covid vaccine cuts infection risk in all age groups

India facing a rising wave of coronavirus, record case numbers, and some hospitals are running out of oxygen

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NEW: a deep-dive into the situation in India, where a devastating second wave is overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums, eclipsing global records as it goes 250,000 new cases every day, and test positivity is soaring suggesting many are still missed

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Essentially, none of those numbers are correct; all are vast undercounts. I collated local news reports (HT @muradbanaji  ) across seven districts, finding that overall, numbers of Covid victims who have been cremated are 10x larger than official Covid death counts in same areas.

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Two men killed in Tesla car crash "without driver" in seat

Roman Abramovich standing against global elites and for the people's game 👏👏👏

To put this into a global context, much has been made of the resurgences in Europe and North America over recent weeks, but India’s wave has accelerated straight past all of them. The situation there really is beyond what we’re seeing anywhere else worldwide.

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Read our full story here with @b_parkyn  @jyots43  @SJFindlay  @AnnaSophieGross  for more, including the debate over the role of the new variant B.1.617 in driving the surge

BREAKING: The jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty of all murder and manslaughter charges for the police killing of #GeorgeFloyd . He faces a maximum 75 years in prison.

Now, everyone call it “the murder of George Floyd.”

Reminder to all journalists... This is how Minneapolis initially reported the death of #GeorgeFloyd 

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