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US, Canada Respond to China’s “Baseless” Sanctions as Xinjiang feud escalates | Uyghurs

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned that China’s tit-for-state sanctions against two Americans in the growing dispute over Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs were “baseless” and would only shine the spotlight on the “genocide” in Xinjiang. “Beijing’s attempts to intimidate and silence those who defend human rights and fundamental freedoms only contribute to the […]

ABC Checks Presenter Well-Being After Curses Cried During Adelaide Newscast | Media

An ABC radio presenter twice shouted a curse on a late-night newscast in Adelaide before being abruptly taken off the air. The national broadcaster said it was investigating the incident and making sure the staff member was okay. The presenter of the 10 p.m. bulletin on Saturday did not appear to be following a script […]

NFL won’t mandate COVID vaccine for outlook projects

NFL won’t impose vaccines on players entering this year’s draft, according to NFL.com Ian Rapoport and Tom pelissero. Although the league encourages vaccinations against COVID-19, the league will not prevent players, coaches or team staff from attending if they have not received their vaccines. According to a note from the league office, up to 10 […]

Coronavirus live: Germany “risks losing control” of Covid; Deaths in Brazil exceed 3,000 for second day | World news

Germany must reduce coronavirus infections in the coming weeks or risk new vaccine-resistant viral mutations, and should impose night-time curfews in high-workload areas, a high-level Chancellor aide said. Angela Merkel according to Reuters. “We are in the most dangerous phase of the pandemic,” Merkel’s chief of staff Helge Braun told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. […]

Police meet man accused of sexual assault mistakenly released from prison | UK News

Police are looking for a man who was mistakenly released from prison. William Fernandez, 24, was in pre-trial detention at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in west London awaiting trial. Metropolitan Police said he was arrested and charged with sexual assault, indecent exposure and possession of a Class B drug in April 2020. Police were told by […]

LaMarcus Aldridge signs with Nets

The Nets will be the next stop for the big free man LaMarcus Aldridge, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Aldridge’s agent Jeff Schwartz confirmed the signing, adds Woj (Twitter link). This will be a veteran’s minimum deal for the rest of the season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania (Twitter link). Aldridge just canceled waivers after […]

Race to contain Brisbane Covid outbreak after infected man throws party while awaiting test results | Australia News

Queensland health officials are scrambling to trace all contacts of two friends from Brisbane who have tested positive for the coronavirus, amid new concerns over the growing epidemic. One week before Easter, Queensland Health revealed on Saturday evening that one of the men, 26, had hosted a house party while awaiting his test results, despite […]

Arians promise to make training camp ‘hell’ for Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t happy after winning Super Bowl LV. They want another title, and head coach Bruce Arians promises his players training camp won’t be a walk in the park just because the franchise won a championship in 2020. Arians said “The Loose Cannons” Display Friday that he’ll get back to basics during […]

Liberal MP Andrew Laming calls for privacy as he steps down from all parliamentary roles | Liberal Party

Liberal MP Andrew Laming has said he will step down from all his parliamentary roles and face advice after playing down the apology for allegedly bullying two voters in Brisbane. Laming released a statement late Saturday after Prime Minister Scott Morrison ordered him to take a private lesson to help him understand and be aware […]