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As we move onto Step Three of the roadmap, the Government officially announces the return of indoor entertainment

Four months into the vaccination drive, India would ideally be expected to ramp up capacity to inoculate everyone. But shortages are forcing several states to close down vaccination sites. #Covid19  #CoronavirusIndia  Read the #MintNewsletter  here:

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Workforce challenges an obstacle to Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

BREAKING: Police in Rhode Island's capital say nine people have been wounded in a shooting. Providence police tell reporters that three of the nine were critically wounded.

Israel air and ground forces hit targets in Gaza Strip as death toll climbs

Bulls 66, Raptors 47 at the half Which means there's a half to go

The Indian Army has established a 50-bed Covid Care Centre with an Oxygen facility for locals in Joshimath in Uttarakhand yesterday. 📷: ANI @adgpi  #IndiaFightsCoronaVirus  #COVIDIndia 

In an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the coronavirus pandemic eases, U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay.

The world’s largest commercial airlines plummeted in the ranks of the 2021 Forbes#Global2000  list as they grappled with massive losses and tens of thousands of furloughs and layoffs by @TheOtherSarahH 

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Scoops of the Day

Derby to scrap negotiations with Erik Alonso over proposed takeover. American consortium now back in the frame and in talks. Quite a dull week for #dcfc  really.

V rough rule of thumb calculations. UK GDP is £2 trillion. 2.1% growth in March £42bn. Vaccine programme cost £12bn. Obviously you can't credit it for the full rebound, but it's starting to look like the best investment UK govt ever made.

A very simple suggestion for NHS reform. When the hospital cancels your referral for a scan because your GP didn't fill in the form properly, maybe they should actually tell your GP this rather than leaving it for the patient to have to play detective after weeks of silence.

Cameron seemed to have two tactics: plead guilty to minor offences; & plead exceptional circumstances

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Estate agents have said the number of properties for sale on the market "isn't nearly enough" to meet the demand, according to @RICSnews . The imbalance has prompted predictions that prices will continue to rise over the next year 👇 @Rachel_Add  reports

There’s stuff here you really need to know. New @spectator  Holy Smoke with @Paul_ADFIntl : Why the legal harassment of today's Christians is the last legacy of the Soviet Union via @spectator 

We were just recalling what kids at school were called if they dared to get good grades or show too much interest in lessons. (Which, of course, applied to both of us.) 1980s Bedfordshire: “boff”. 1990s Sussex: “keeno”. Any more to add to the pot?

Some excellent reporting on this recently from @janemerrick23  . .

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Scoops of the Week

'People will assume there are things said in parliament that turn out not to be true.' @susannareid100 , @campbellclaret  and former speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow debate the allegations that Boris Johnson lied to parliament.

“Nobody wants to deal with the problem itself, which is called the occupation. The simple truth is if the international community is serious about a political solution, then the occupation has to end,” argues Jordan's fmr. Foreign Minister@MarwanMuasher . “I’m very pessimistic.”

On voter ID, why do govt ministers persist with this line that you need passport or driving licence to pick up a parcel? You only need a bank card.

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RAW FOOTAGE: This is the moment the Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rockets over Tel Aviv and central Israel.

BREAKING: DOH confirms that COVID-19 B.1.617 variant, which was first detected in India, is now in the Philippines. | via @_katrinadomingo 

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“Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar,” says GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, defiant on the eve of a vote that may determine her political future. “I will not sit back and watch in silence while others...join the former President’s campaign to undermine our democracy."

Opinion: The biggest threat to America is the Republican break with reality

BTS Member RM Has Now Charted 10 Hits On His Own On The World Songs Chart

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BTS’s RM Breaks His Tie With Psy And Blackpink’s Rosé With Another Hit On Billboard’s Sales Chart

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