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Joe Biden Goes To Church Day After Challenge From Bishops On Abortion

Joe Biden Goes To Church Day After Challenge From Bishops On Abortion

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Wilmington

President Joe Biden went to church Saturday in his hometown a day after US Roman Catholic bishops issued a challenge to him over his support for abortion rights.

Joe Biden To Host Israel President Reuven Rivlin On June 28: White House

Joe Biden To Host Israel President Reuven Rivlin On June 28: White House

Reuters | Sunday June 20, 2021, Washington

US President Joe Biden plans to host Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, at the White House on June 28, the White House said on Saturday.

Iranians Denied "Free And Fair" Election: US As Iran Elects New President

Iranians Denied "Free And Fair" Election: US As Iran Elects New President

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Washington

The United States said Saturday it regretted Iranians were not able to participate in a "free and fair electoral process" in the country's presidential election.

Brazil, Grappling With Third Covid Wave, Crosses Half Million Deaths

Brazil, Grappling With Third Covid Wave, Crosses Half Million Deaths

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil on Saturday crossed the grim threshold of 500,000 coronavirus deaths, the country's health minister said, trailing only the United States in lives lost to COVID-19.

Israel Raises Alarm On Iran's New President's Views On Nuclear Programme

Israel Raises Alarm On Iran's New President's Views On Nuclear Programme

Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 20, 2021, Tel Aviv

Israel said Saturday the international community should be alarmed by hardliner Ebrahim Raisi's election as Iranian president because of his commitment to a "rapidly advancing military nuclear program".

Footprints Of Last Dinosaurs To Walk On UK Soil 110 Million Years Ago Found: Report

Footprints Of Last Dinosaurs To Walk On UK Soil 110 Million Years Ago Found: Report

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 19, 2021, London

Footprints from at least six different species of dinosaur - the very last dinosaurs to walk on UK soil 110 million years ago - have been found in Kent, a new report by researchers has claimed.

Joe Biden's Dog Champ, "Cherished Companion" For 13 Years, Dies

Joe Biden's Dog Champ, "Cherished Companion" For 13 Years, Dies

Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Saturday June 19, 2021

Champ, one of the two family dogs of Joe Biden, has died, the US President announced on Saturday. "We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always," the US president and first lady remembered their companion for 13 years on Twitter.

Third Wave Of COVID-19 Definitely Underway In UK, Says Vaccine Expert

Third Wave Of COVID-19 Definitely Underway In UK, Says Vaccine Expert

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 19, 2021, London

The UK is undergoing a third wave of coronavirus infections as a result of the highly transmissible Delta variant, an expert who advises the government on its vaccination programme said on Saturday.

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Hails Vote As Victory Over "Enemy Propaganda"

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Hails Vote As Victory Over "Enemy Propaganda"

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 19, 2021, Tehran

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Saturday hailed a presidential election won by an ultraconservative as a victory for the nation over "enemy propaganda".

Two Indo-Canadians Join Cabinet In Canada's Ontario Province

Two Indo-Canadians Join Cabinet In Canada's Ontario Province

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 19, 2021, Toronto

Two more Indo-Canadian politicians have been appointed as ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province, taking the representation of the community members in the Executive Council to three.

Four Killed, Four Badly Injured In Plane Crash In Siberia

Four Killed, Four Badly Injured In Plane Crash In Siberia

Reuters | Saturday June 19, 2021, Moscow

Four people were killed and four badly injured on Saturday when a small plane crashed in Russia's Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia, the local emergency medical service said.

Winston Churchill "Superyacht" Painting To Auction In New York

Winston Churchill "Superyacht" Painting To Auction In New York

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 19, 2021, New York, United States

A piece of art weaving together one of the great statesmen of the 20th century, an icon of the jet set and the world's first "superyacht" will go under the hammer at New York auction house Phillips on June 23.

Apple Daily Editor Ryan Law, CEO Cheung Kim-hung Denied Bail In Hong Kong

Apple Daily Editor Ryan Law, CEO Cheung Kim-hung Denied Bail In Hong Kong

Reuters | Saturday June 19, 2021

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub.

Iran Ultraconservative Cleric Ebrahim Raisi Named Presidential Election Winner

Iran Ultraconservative Cleric Ebrahim Raisi Named Presidential Election Winner

Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 19, 2021

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was elected president with just under 62 percent of the vote, according to figures released Saturday by Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

16 Dead, 22 Missing In A Week After Heavy Rain Batters Nepal

16 Dead, 22 Missing In A Week After Heavy Rain Batters Nepal

Asian News International | Saturday June 19, 2021, Kathmandu

At least 16 people have died, while 22 are still missing due to flooding and landslide incidents in Nepal since Sunday, as monsoon rain battered the Himalayan nation.