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Months of tension over Covid and the economy culminate in the sacking of the prime minister.
The former U.N. secretary-general talks about his fight against climate change.
- Associated Press
The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting conflict-ridden and impoverished countries much worse this year than in 2020, with many facing higher caseloads and rising deaths, the U.N.’s deputy humanitarian chief warned Monday. Ramesh Rajasingham said in a closed briefing to the U.N. Security Council that these surges are being fueled by a lack of access to vaccines, an easing of public health measures, increased social mixing, and the spread of the delta variant to at least 124 countries, including 17 fragile and conflict-affected nations. “This pandemic is far from over,” he said.
- Business Insider
The US could see daily COVID-19 cases quadruple next month as vaccinations hit a wall, former CDC director says
Dr. Tom Frieden warned the US could see around 200,000 new cases a day in the next four to six weeks.
Sedna banks $34M for a platform that parses large volumes of email and chat to automatically action items within them
Many have tried to do away with it, but email refuses to die … although in the process it might be (figuratively speaking) killing some of us with the workload it brings on to triage and use it. A startup called Sedna has built a system to help with that -- specifically for enterprise and other business customers -- by "reading" the text of emails and chats, and automatically actioning items within them so that you don't have to. The funding, a Series B, is being led by Insight Partners, with Stride.VC, Chalfen Ventures and the SAP.iO fund (part of SAP) also participating.
"Hundreds of houses are submerged in water and only their roofs can be seen," Pyae Sone, a social worker in Hlaingbwe in Kayin State said by telephone. There are so many people who have lost their sense of smell and many who are sick, it's not clear if it's COVID or seasonal flu. Volunteers and medical workers trundled bedridden patients, still hooked up to oxygen tanks, over murky flood waters in the Kayin town of Myawaddy, Facebook photographs posted by the Karen Information Center (KIC) media group showed.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Reuters) -Lawyers for a West Virginia city and county hard hit by the opioid crisis began wrapping up their case in a $2.5 billion trial on Tuesday arguing major drug distributors flooded the region with the addictive pills, while a defense lawyer put the blame on doctors. In closing arguments at the end of a landmark three-month trial, the lawyers for Huntington and Cabell County told U.S. District Judge David Faber in Charleston that evidence showed the region's crisis was caused by McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc.
- Reuters Videos
It comes as daily reported cases in the capital continue to generally trend upwards, according to government data, placing a strain on medical facilities.Fifteen train cars will initially be converted to take in patients while they wait for space in hospitals, Aswin said in a statement, adding that he hopes the center will be up and running by Friday (July 30).Thailand recorded 14,150 new virus cases and 118 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 526,828, with 4,264 deaths so far.
- Associated Press
Sebastian Coe wants to ensure what happened this month to American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson won’t knock another athlete out of the Olympics in the future. Richardson, who won the 100 meters at the U.S. trials last month, didn’t travel to Japan for the Tokyo Games after being caught smoking marijuana. Coe, the president of international track body World Athletics, said Tuesday the absence of the 21-year-old Richardson is “a loss to the competition” and added he supports a review of marijuana’s status as a doping substance in light of her case.
Dusty Hill, the longtime bassist for rock band ZZ Top, died today in his sleep at home in Houston. He was 72. His death was announced by bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, […]
She's killing this entire look.
- The Week
The 'frightening' phenomenon Simone Biles experienced before her Olympics withdrawal
- NBC Sports Chicago
Simone Biles surprised everyone when she pulled out of the gymnastics team final after struggling to land a vault, but for a short time, the world only knew her departure was due to a medical issue.
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In an exclusive excerpt from Mena Suvari’s memoir, ‘The Great Peace,’ the ‘American Pie’ actor battles a meth addiction after finding fame at a young age.
- Yahoo Canada Style
"There's literally nothing wrong with this outfit."
- Rolling Stone
Watch: Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz Get Heckled off the Stage While Defending Capitol Rioters
Greene has been publicly harassing people she opposes for years. On Tuesday, the tables were turned
- The Independent
Fans accused couple of being ‘obsessed’ with pop star
- Business Insider
CDC: Color-coded map shows where Americans need to wear masks again, and where you can go maskless, outside of schools
Vaccinated people can still spread the Delta variant, which is one of the biggest reasons masks are being recommended indoors again.
- LA Times
The Times TV team discusses watching an often deflating, thoroughly chaotic Olympics — and why NBC's approach to televising it is part of the problem.