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20 Pilgrims Die, 10 Critically Injured In Pakistan Bus Crash

20 Pilgrims Die, 10 Critically Injured In Pakistan Bus Crash

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Quetta (Pakistan)

A bus crammed with pilgrims coming back from a religious festival crashed in southwest Pakistan on Friday killing at least 20 and leaving 10 others critically injured, officials and a hospital doctor said.

Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny "In Much Better Condition": Ally

Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny "In Much Better Condition": Ally

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Moscow

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's health has improved, and he is keeping in touch with measures being taken against his campaigning group, his ally Ivan Zhdanov said on Friday.

Rover 'Zhurong' Leaves "China's Imprint" On Mars

Rover 'Zhurong' Leaves "China's Imprint" On Mars

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 11, 2021, Beijing

Solar panel "wings" spread out and two camera "eyes" pointing ahead, China's Mars rover Zhurong struck a birdlike pose as it explored the red planet in photos released by the country's space agency Friday.

Joe Biden, Boris Johnson Discussed US-UK Travel Corridor: Official

Joe Biden, Boris Johnson Discussed US-UK Travel Corridor: Official

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, London

US President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed opening a transatlantic travel corridor at their bilateral meeting on Thursday, but no announcement was imminent, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

Philippines Offers Vaccinated Elderly Relief From Stay-At-Home Orders

Philippines Offers Vaccinated Elderly Relief From Stay-At-Home Orders

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Manila

The Philippines will exempt elderly people who have been fully vaccinated from stay-at-home orders to encourage more to get inoculated and help authorities meet COVID-19 immunisation targets, officials said on Friday.

Boris Johnson Hails UK's "Indestructible" Relationship With US

Boris Johnson Hails UK's "Indestructible" Relationship With US

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 11, 2021, London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the UK-US relationship as "indestructible" after his first meeting with President Joe Biden ahead of the G7 leaders' summit which opens on Friday.

US Delays Use Of India-Made COVID-19 Vaccine Covaxin. What It Recommended

US Delays Use Of India-Made COVID-19 Vaccine Covaxin. What It Recommended

Press Trust of India | Friday June 11, 2021, Hyderabad

In a setback to Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, the US Food and Drug Administration has "recommended" Ocugen Inc, the US partner of the Indian vaccine maker, to go for Biologics Licence Application (BLA) route with additional data.

Tsunami Lessons Help Push Vaccination Drive In Japan City

Tsunami Lessons Help Push Vaccination Drive In Japan City

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Soma (Japan)

Soma, a rural city 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Tokyo that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, has surged ahead of most of the country in vaccinations by heeding lessons learned from the catastrophe of a decade ago.

US Returns 27 Stolen Antiquities, Valued At $3.8 Million, To Cambodia

US Returns 27 Stolen Antiquities, Valued At $3.8 Million, To Cambodia

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Phnom Penh

The United States has repatriated 27 antiquities to Cambodia, including Hindu and Buddhist statues, after years of work by New York investigators to recover the smuggled artefacts.

China Used Hong Kong Security Law to "Drastically Curtail Freedom": UK Report

China Used Hong Kong Security Law to "Drastically Curtail Freedom": UK Report

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Hong Kong

Beijing has broken its legal obligations by undermining Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and used a national security law to "drastically curtail freedoms" in the global financial hub, according to a report by Britain on its former colony.

Russia To Supply Advanced Satellite To Iran: Report

Russia To Supply Advanced Satellite To Iran: Report

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Washington

Russia is preparing to provide Iran with an advanced satellite that would enable it to track potential military targets across the Middle East, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Antibody Tests Get A Questionable Second Life

Antibody Tests Get A Questionable Second Life

Kristen V Brown and Emma Court, Bloomberg | Friday June 11, 2021

Commerical antibody tests were developed to measure recent infection from the virus, rather than the vaccine response. They cant reliably establish whether a person is immune to COVID-19.

Brazil Plans To Allow Vaccinated People To Not Wear Masks: Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil Plans To Allow Vaccinated People To Not Wear Masks: Jair Bolsonaro

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Brasilia

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the health minister was preparing a measure to no longer require face masks for people who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus or previously infected.

Flying Taxis Put Future Of Passenger Planes At Risk: Aircraft Lessor Avolon

Flying Taxis Put Future Of Passenger Planes At Risk: Aircraft Lessor Avolon

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Paris

Airbus and Boeing watch out - one of the world's largest aircraft owners says passenger planes could see their wings clipped by the rapid spread of flying taxi startups.

Boris Johnson Gifts Joe Biden Mural Photo With A Nod To Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson Gifts Joe Biden Mural Photo With A Nod To Black Lives Matter

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Carbis Bay, England

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave US President Joe Biden a framed photograph of a British mural depicting Black 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the British leader's office said on Thursday.