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Australia opposes UN report recommending Great Barrier Reef be listed as “in danger”

The Great Barrier Reef should be included in a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger” from climate change, a United Nations committee…

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Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster denied legal recognition in Australia

In the mid-oughts, Boing Boing evangelized the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), a fine example of a religion pretending to be a joke…

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Covid live: Brazil passes 500,000 deaths; 70% of England’s adults ‘should be fully vaccinated by 19 July’

Protests in Brazil as confirmed death toll soars past half a million; most adults should be double-vaccinated by England lockdown lifting date Under-18s could be…

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Metal Fans Mosh At The U.K.’s First Full Live Music Festival Since The Pandemic Hit

The three-day Download Festival in central England is one of a series of test events to see whether mass gatherings can resume without triggering outbreaks…

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Mapped: The countries where China’s influence has surpassed the U.S.

Data: Atlantic Council; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios As of 1980, China was the most influential player in just one country: Albania. Now, China is the leading…

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A Columnist’s Reaction To England Men’s Soccer Team Taking A Knee

NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with writer Nels Abbey about his recent column surrounding fans booing the English men’s national soccer team for taking a knee…

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Nuclear energy: Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in UK

Canadian company General Fusion is set to build a $400m fusion demonstrator near Oxford. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57512229 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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Immigration’s role in America’s labor shortage

America’s labor shortage crisis has been exacerbated by immigration restrictions that have reduced the number of both skilled and unskilled workers. Between the lines: Most…

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World Bank rejects El Salvador’s request to help implement bitcoin

The World Bank has rejected the government of El Salvador’s request to help the country implement Bitcoin as legal tender, Reuters first reported late Wednesday….

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: Royal Caribbean delays cruise launch after 8 positive COVID cases —How prior coronavirus infections factor into herd immunity — How prior coronavirus infections factor…

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Biden administration buys 200 million additional doses of Moderna’s COVID vaccine

The Biden administration has purchased an additional 200 million doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, the biotech company announced Wednesday. Why it matters: Moderna says the…

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Gay And Bisexual Men Are Now Allowed To Donate Blood In England, Scotland And Wales

The shift in health policy in most of the U.K. reverses a decades-old rule that limited donor eligibility on perceived risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: Some Americans were infected with COVID in December 2019 — Study: Nearly a quarter of COVID-19 patients developed new or long-term conditions — U.S….

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: Some Americans were infected with COVID in December 2019 — The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on young Hispanic Americans. Vaccines: Vermont becomes first state…

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U.S. and EU suspend 16-year Airbus-Boeing feud, agreeing to work together to counter China

The United States and the European Union reached a deal to end a 16-year-old dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, the White House announced…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Health: The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on young Hispanic Americans — Emergency room visits of all kinds dropped amid the pandemic — NY smart-thermometer network…

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5 takeaways from Britain’s G-7 summit

Biden gave them a boost but did the leaders deliver on the big issues like climate, coronavirus and China? Source: https://www.politico.eu/article/5-takeaways-from-britain-g7-summit-cornwall-boris-johnson-coronavirus-china-trade-coal-brexit/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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G-7 Ends, Leaders Release Joint Statement

On the final day of the G-7 summit in England, world leaders released a joint statement on the coronavirus, the environment and human rights. Source:…

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Australian Paleontologists Discover Giant New Dinosaur and Name It Cooper

Vlad Konstantinov and Scott Hocknull/Eromanga Natural History Museum Finding dinosaur bones in the flat plaints of Australia is a difficult task. But paleontologists have just…

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In photos: Biden meets Queen Elizabeth

President Biden and the first lady met on Sunday with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. The state of play: The meeting comes on the heels…

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The queen meets her 13th U.S. president: Joe from Scranton

ST. IVES, England — President Joe Biden built his political brand on being part of a working class family from a former coal town in…

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Macron at G7: “It’s great to have the U.S. president part of the club”

U.S. President Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were all smiles and handshakes during their first formal, in-person meeting on Saturday, with Macron telling…

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