Monthly Archives: March 2021

France’s Macron announces stricter national Covid-19 measures as hospitalizations soar

The measures will start Saturday and last for at least a month, Macron said in a televised national address. Under the “limited lockdown,” curfews will remain in place, domestic travel will be limited and people will be asked to work from home. Nurseries and primary and secondary schools will be …

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Mozambique northern town of Palma still held by insurgents after attack says private military contractor to CNN – CNN Video

In his first on-camera interview, Lionel Dyck, the head of private military contractor Dyck Advisory Group, told CNN’s David McKenzie that insurgents in northern Mozambique effectively hold the strategic town of Palma after they staged a complex attack last week. Source: CNN Source link

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The UAE’s tiny lunar rover will face big challenges on the moon

The vehicle will be another regional first — and it is smaller than any rover to have landed on the moon. To date, China’s 310-pound (140-kilogram) Yutu rovers are the lightest to have made lunar landings, in 2013 and 2019. But the UAE’s will weigh less than a tenth of …

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Children among the dead in Myanmar military airstrikes, say activists

Many of the villages targeted are controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU), an ethnic armed group that holds large swathes of territory in the borderlands. A 5-year-old boy died in a bombing on Sunday, and a 12-year-old girl was hit in the face by bomb shrapnel, according to relief …

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Bolsonaro will replace top military commanders after cabinet reshuffle

Tuesday’s announcement continues a period of tumult in the highest ranks of Brazilian leadership, coming just one day after President Jair Bolsonaro replaced six government ministers in a sudden reshuffle that appeared designed to secure greater loyalty, as the country’s Covid-19 crisis balloons. Now Generals Edson Pujul of the Army, …

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A superfood could help save Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

But the juçara berry, which grows on a palm tree of the same name, is offering a lot more than antioxidants — it’s helping to restore Brazil’s devastated Atlantic Forest. A lush tropical forest that stretched more than 2,500 miles along Brazil’s coastline, and inland to Paraguay and Argentina, the …

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The brutal attacks in Mozambique are a ‘game-changer’ and imperil a whole country’s financial future

People who escaped the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province speak of dozens of bodies scattered on the streets — some beheaded, of buildings burned to the ground, banks raided and the local army barracks ransacked. The group that carried out the attack is known locally as Shabaab — …

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Beijing passes new ‘patriot’ election law for Hong Kong

In a unanimous and unsurprising decision Tuesday, the standing committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament, endorsed proposed changes to how Hong Kong lawmakers and the city’s leader are chosen. Prior to these changes, Hong Kong’s 70-seat legislature was more or less split between directly elected seats and …

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76 all-cash offers on one home. The housing madness shows no signs of slowing

She listed a fixer-upper in suburban Washington, DC for $275,000 on a Thursday. By Sunday evening, she had 88 offers. “The offers just kept coming,” she said. “I felt like Lucy with the chocolates. I’m thinking, ‘This is just out of control.'” Of those 88 offers, 76 were all-cash, said …

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