Al-Aqsa Mosque / Israel-Hamas / Palestinians / Witnesses Palestinians / Friday

Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque hours after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at Palestinians. Witnesses say some Palestinians stayed after Friday prayers to celebrate the ceasefire. Police claim there were "riots."

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At the Tokyo 2020 Games, strict COVID-19 countermeasures are in place for the media, athletes and other Olympics-related personnel, from testing to movement restrictions. Here is a look at what it’s like inside the COVID-19 bubble

NEW: people worry when they hear "40% of hospitalisations are fully vaxxed", but this chart shows that's actually good news. The more people you vaccinate, the higher their share of hospitalisations, but the *total* number in hospital is a fraction of what it would otherwise be

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Weakened by pro-Iran factions at home, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi will meet with President Joe Biden on Monday to discuss a possible full U.S. troop withdrawal from his country.

But back to charts: All the data we have suggests vaccines are working remarkably well. Far beyond what had been hoped for a year ago. For example, a fully-vaxxed 80-year-old now has the same risk of dying from Covid as an unvaxxxed 50-year-old. That's an enormous drop in risk!

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I wrote about Delta and why we should not surrender to our dysfunction. There's much to be done, from vaccine mandates (yes, yes, it's time) to strong mitigations in schools (the "unvaccinated" include ~50 million children under 12) to response to surges.

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We’ll have already used up all the resources Earth can naturally reproduce for this year by July 29, researchers say (with @MrAlexAlba )

#FOUND Missing 11 year-old Fatuma Kadir has been found safe and well. A GMP spokesman said: "A missing child is every parent's worst nightmare, so I know they will agree with me when I say a huge thank you to everyone who has shared our appeal. Your help's been invaluable."

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It may not be a good idea to tune in on an empty stomach. The CNN Original Series, Stanley Tucci#SearchingForItaly  is mouthwateringly good. Visit Sicily this Sunday on CNN International.

Dinner has been served. Chicken, Mayonnaise OnigiriFried noodles, bonito and sauce Edamame chips because I love them And Pocari Sweat because I’m dehydrated. The Olympic 7/11 diet of champions.

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