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Australian Teen Dies After Box Jellyfish Sting

Australian Teen Dies After Box Jellyfish Sting

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 04, 2021, Brisbane, Australia

An Australian teenager has died after a suspected box jellyfish sting, authorities said Thursday, in a rare case believed to be the country's first such death in 15 years.

China Releases High-Resolution Mars Images From Its Tianwen-1 Probe

China Releases High-Resolution Mars Images From Its Tianwen-1 Probe

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Beijing

China's national space agency on Thursday published high-resolution images of Mars captured by the country's Tianwen-1 probe, which is currently orbiting the Red planet.

US House Passes Police Reforms, Voting Rights Bill

US House Passes Police Reforms, Voting Rights Bill

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 04, 2021, Washington, United States

A sweeping police reform package that bans choke holds and combats racial profiling cleared the US House of Representatives Wednesday, five days before the trial of a white officer charged with murdering African-American George Floyd.

SpaceX Starship Rocket Prototype Nails Landing... Then Blows Up

SpaceX Starship Rocket Prototype Nails Landing... Then Blows Up

Reuters | Thursday March 04, 2021

The third time appeared to be the charm for Elon Musk's Starship rocket - until it wasn't.

Buckingham Palace To Investigate If Meghan Markle Bullied Her Staff

Buckingham Palace To Investigate If Meghan Markle Bullied Her Staff

William Booth, The Washington Post | Thursday March 04, 2021, London

In a sign of further tensions and tussles between Queen Elizabeth II and Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Buckingham Palace on Wednesday evening announced that its human resources department would investigate accusations by former employees that Meghan bullied her staff.

Indian-Origin US Lawmaker Named Vice Chair Of Key Congressional Subcommittee

Indian-Origin US Lawmaker Named Vice Chair Of Key Congressional Subcommittee

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Washington

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has been named vice chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.

Meghan Markle Accuses Buckingham Palace Of "Perpetuating Falsehoods"

Meghan Markle Accuses Buckingham Palace Of "Perpetuating Falsehoods"

Reuters | Thursday March 04, 2021, London

Prince Harry's wife Meghan has accused Buckingham Palace of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and her spouse, saying the royal couple would not be silent in telling their story.

Will Ensure That America Not China Sets The International Agenda: White House

Will Ensure That America Not China Sets The International Agenda: White House

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Washington

The Biden Administration has said that by restoring US credibility and reasserting forward-looking global leadership, it will ensure that America, not a more assertive and authoritarian China, sets the international agenda, working alongside countries like India to shape new norms and agreements globally that advance its interests and reflect its values.

Watch: Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship Lands, Then Explodes

Watch: Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship Lands, Then Explodes

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg | Thursday March 04, 2021

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s newest and biggest rocket pulled off its first successful landing, then exploded a brief time later and was engulfed by fire.

US "Concerned" About Possible Disruption Of 5G Networks By China

US "Concerned" About Possible Disruption Of 5G Networks By China

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Washington

Observing that the Biden administration views 5G as a high priority, the US on Wednesday expressed concern about the dangers of installing networks with equipment that can be manipulated, disrupted, or even controlled by China which it alleged has no regard for human rights or privacy.

SpaceX Rocket Explodes On Ground After Seemingly Successful Flight

SpaceX Rocket Explodes On Ground After Seemingly Successful Flight

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 04, 2021, Washington

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded on the ground Wednesday after carrying out what had seemed to be a successful flight and landing.

Welcome Steps To Return J&K To Full Economic, Political Normalcy: US

Welcome Steps To Return J&K To Full Economic, Political Normalcy: US

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Washington

The United States on Wednesday welcomed the steps taken by New Delhi to return the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to full economic and political normalcy consistent with India's democratic values.

Germany To Gradually Ease Virus Curbs From March 8: Angela Merkel

Germany To Gradually Ease Virus Curbs From March 8: Angela Merkel

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 04, 2021, Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday unveiled plans to gradually ease virus curbs in Europe's top economy, caving to pressure from regional leaders and the public for more freedom after months of shutdowns.

Germany To Recommend Oxford Covid Vaccine For Over 65s: Angela Merkel

Germany To Recommend Oxford Covid Vaccine For Over 65s: Angela Merkel

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 04, 2021, Berlin

Germany will soon authorise the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine against Covid for people over the age of 65, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

Rare 15th Century Chinese Bowl Worth $500,000 Found At US Yard Sale

Rare 15th Century Chinese Bowl Worth $500,000 Found At US Yard Sale

Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 04, 2021, New York

How about this for bargain-hunting? A small bowl bought for $35 in a yard sale in the US turned out to be a rare 15th century Chinese artifact possibly worth $500,000.