Trials of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine suggest it is 94% effective againstCovid-19, and it has now been approved for UK use. Furthermore, no person whowas vaccinated with the jab, known as mRNA-1273, developed severe coronavirus.US firm Moderna has said its trial results indicate the jab is generally welltolerated with no serious safety concerns.
As Britain grieves his death, so do some Pacific tribespeople who revere him as a spiritual figure.
Hideki Matsuyama took home $2.1 million after becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters, and that is just the beginning.
Even with social distancing there was plenty of humour, glamour and surprises at the virtual event.
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Boehner slams Trump's conduct during the 2020 election, says the former president 'abused' his loyalists
"He stepped all over their loyalty to him by continuing to say things that just weren't true," Boehner told USA Today about Trump and his followers.
"Damn, this driving s--- isn't all fun and games," the "Deja Vu" singer said about receiving a parking violation from the City of Los Angeles.
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A 28-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting of one person and the wounding of three more at a convenience store in a small southern Missouri town. Christopher Lindley of Thayer, Missouri, was charged with first-degree murder and criminal action in the shooting at the Snappy Mart store in Koshkonong, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release late Saturday. Authorities said Lindley walked into the convenience store around 5:15 a.m. Saturday and started firing with a handgun.
Bhutan has inoculated 62% of its total 800,000 people, putting the country behind only Seychelles, which has vaccinated 66% of its nearly 100,000 people.
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Gov. Mike Parson has said he won’t require vaccines to travel in Missouri but said he was “fine with” private sector vaccine requirements.
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Paul George scored 32 points in a win Sunday, his third consecutive game with at least 30. It helped earn him Western Conference player of the week.
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MPs and peers could personally finance a permanent memorial to Prince Philip on the parliamentary estate, with Conservative MPs rallying support for the proposal. One idea being discussed is for a memorial to be placed in the cavernous Westminster Hall, which dates back to the 11th century and is the oldest part of the estate. Another is for part of the Palace of Westminster to be renamed after the Duke, such as St Stephen's Entrance, which for many years was the arrival point for visitors. The early backing for a permanent memorial and one that is funded by parliamentarians reflects the high-esteem the Duke was held in by scores of MPs. It is understood Lindsay Hoyle, the House of Commons speaker, is open to proposals and will be monitoring the views of MPs over the coming weeks.
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McMaster’s order comes as Republicans continue to criticize the Biden administration’s response to undocumented immigration along the southern border.
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State media showed on Sunday (April 11) the monarch and other members of the royal family laying wreaths at the memorial to the unknown soldier and tombs of royalty in the Raghdan palace in Amman.Hamza pledged allegiance to King Abdullah late on Monday following mediation by the royal family, two days after the military warned him over actions that it said were undermining Jordan’s security and stability.On Wednesday, in the first statement since the affair came to light, King Jordan said sedition had been quashed and Hamza was “under my care” with his family at his palace.The monarch said the crisis was "the most painful" because it came from both inside the royal family and outside it.Hamza's absence after he appeared in a video on April 3 saying he had been ordered to stay at home and accused the country's rulers of corruption and authoritarian rule led to speculation about his whereabouts.In announcing last week that the military had warned Hamza over his actions, the government said that Hamza had liaised with people linked to foreign parties seeking to destabilize Jordan and that he had been under investigation for some time.Hamza had been widely expected to succeed Abdullah as Jordan’s next king, until the monarch made his own son, Prince Hussein, heir instead in 2004, in line with family tradition.While Hamza and Abdullah have publicly buried the hatchet, the dramatic events of the last week exposed faultlines within a royal family that has helped shield Jordan from the turmoil that has consumed neighbouring Syria and Iraq.The rift within the monarchy has shaken the country's reputation as a stable country in a volatile region.
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As part of eight days of national mourning, people gathered at royal palaces to leave flowers.While religious and political leaders expressed support for the 94-year-old queen, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch.Her husband Prince Philip, who was officially known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died at Windsor Castle on Friday. He was 99. At Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday (April 11), Justin Welby, leader of the global Anglican Communion, said the fact the prince had lived to within two months of his 100th birthday - did not soften the blow for those who had loved him. “Loss is loss. For each person it is felt individually and reaches into the heart variously. We cannot ever know how others feel, nor do two people feel the same. It is simply lost. Some bear it apparently easily, for others it is crushing."Buckingham Palace have said the funeral would be held on Saturday April 17.Marked with long-established plans redrawn and scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions.There will be no public processions, and it will be held entirely within the grounds of Windsor Castle and limited to 30 mourners.Prince Harry will return from the US but his wife Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child, will not, on her doctor's advice.A topic of much discussion among mourners in Windsor."Harry should come back. Meghan, I think, okay, she's got her own issues with the monarchy, but you know Harry I think should be there for his grandfather.” “I think Meghan should come with him to support him, try and show some unity. Part of me understands why she's not coming back, but I think that's a mistake.”It will be Harry's first trip back to the UK since an explosive interview last month given by the couple to Oprah Winfrey.Officials say they hope the occasion will help reunite the family and rebuild ties.
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Nomadland's Chloé Zhao on Sunday became only the second women — and first woman of color — to win the best director prize at the annual British Academy Film and Television Arts awards. The first woman to win the award was Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 for The Hurt Locker. Nomadland won three additional awards, including best picture, best actress for Frances McDormand, and best cinematography. Nomadland follows a woman named Fern, played by McDormand, who travels across the United States taking different jobs to survive, meeting interesting characters along the way. While accepting her award virtually, Zhao — who also won the top prize Saturday at the Directors Guild of America Awards — thanked "the nomadic community who so generously welcomed us into their lives," adding, "How we treat our elders says a lot about who we are as a society, and we need to do better." Other winners included Promising Young Women for best British film; The Father's Anthony Hopkins for best actor; Judas and the Black Messiah's Daniel Kaluuya for best supporting actor; and Minari's Yuh-Jung Youn for best supporting actress. The ceremony opened with a tribute to Prince Philip, who died on Friday. He was the first president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and his grandson Prince William is its current president. More stories from theweek.comTrump finally jumps the shark7 brutally funny cartoons about Mitch McConnell's corporate hypocrisyBiden gets positive GOP reviews after infrastructure meeting, a hard no on corporate tax hike
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Body camera footage was released at a news briefing Monday of the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright - a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb - which, according to police, appeared to be an "accidental discharge" by an officer who drew her gun instead of her Taser during a struggle...FROM BODY CAM: "Taser, Taser, Taser... Holy s***. I just shot him."Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon:"You can hear the officer, while struggling with Mr. Wright, shouts 'Taser, Taser' several times. That is part of the officer's training prior to deploying a Taser... However, the officer drew their handgun instead of their Taser... This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officers' reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright."The shooting on Sunday triggered unrest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse angry protesters who kept to the streets into the early Monday morning hours. The botched arrest of Wright, who police say was stopped due to an expired car registration, occurred not far from where the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, is taking place.Brooklyn Center Police Chief said the routine traffic stop escalated into a deadly shooting when officers ran a check on Wright and found an outstanding warrant for him. Video footage presented at the briefing showed an officer trying to handcuff Wright next to the car, before he breaks free and gets back inside the car. Then he is shot.At the news conference, Brooklyn Park Mayor Mike Elliott said the officer, who has been placed on administrative leave and whose identity has not been disclosed, should be fired. "My position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession.”Biden called the killing tragic but said there was no justification for violence and called on the protesters to be peaceful.
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Garrett Cooper had three RBIs and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning off Jacob Webb, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. The 10th began with placement runner Jon Berti advancing from second to third when Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies ran backward to try to catch Starling Marte’s shallow fly, but had the ball bounce off his glove for a single. Berti gave the Marlins their first lead when Cooper’s single landed in center field to make it 4-3.
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Nicolas Batum was playing well as a starter for the Clippers, but a move to the bench did not derail him. It helped Marcus Morris and the team.
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And who's behind efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
TikTok star Justine Paradise accuses YouTuber Jake Paul of sexual assault, says he did not ask for consent
TikTok personality Paradise, 24, accused Jake Paul of forcing her to perform oral sex on him, despite her saying "no" multiple times.
Black Army officer pepper-sprayed by police said he thought he could be murdered as officers gave quickly changing commands
Lt. Caron Nazario was shocked at the "possibility that the Defendants may murder him because he could not comply with their inconsistent demands."