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Rep. Liz Cheney has said this week that she wants to lead the Republican Party away from former President Donald Trump, but a new poll indicates she has little support within the GOP. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that only 17 percent of Republicans thought Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, should have stayed in a leadership position in the House GOP, which stripped her of the post this week. Cheney's demotion in the conference resulted from her frequent sparring with Trump and her refusal to embrace his meritless claims that the November election was stolen.
The global production of solar panels is using forced labour from China's Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province, an investigation has found. Xinjiang produces about 45% of the world's supply of the key component, polysilicon, the research by the UK's Sheffield Hallam University says. It says the material is obtained under a massive system of coercion, a claim denied by the Chinese authorities.
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel pummelled Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket barrages at Israel on Saturday, with no sign yet of an end to the worst escalation in years after six days of conflict and amid a rising death toll. U.S. and Arab diplomats were seeking to calm the situation after a night of violence that saw militants fire about 200 rockets at cities in Israel, whose planes struck what it said were targets used by Hamas, the Islamist group that runs Gaza. At least 136 people have been killed in Gaza since hostilities erupted on Monday, including 34 children and 21 women, with 950 others wounded, Palestinian medics said.
Two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the pilot of the other to deploy a parachute attached to the plane to land safely. Remarkably, no one was injured, officials said.
A passenger on board an El Al flight captured Israel's missile-defense system in action. The clip shows rockets, fired from Gaza, being intercepted mid-air. Over 2000 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israel since Monday, the IDF said.
The hard-line cleric in charge of Iran's judiciary who also took part in a panel involved in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988 registered Saturday to run for the country's presidency. Ebrahim Raisi has been named as a possible successor to Iran's 82-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leading some to suggest he wouldn't run in the race. A crush of journalists followed Raisi through the Interior Ministry as he registered, the 60-year-old cleric waving to staffers as he passed.
Welcome to your early-morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Saturday. Boris Johnson on Friday warned that the Indian variant could “seriously disrupt” plans to lift the final Covid restrictions on June 21. The Duke of Sussex's broadside about the Prince of Wales has left senior royals bemused over his “woeful lack of compassion” for his own family, The Telegraph understands.
A U.S. Navy sailor from Shelley, Idaho, who was killed at Pearl Harbor can now be listed as “accounted for,” and his remains will be buried in his hometown. Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl M. Bradley, was 19 and on board the battleship USS Oklahoma moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7, 1941, when his ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft — the surprise attack that launched the United States into World War II. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to capsize quickly.
Early Friday, just after midnight, the Israeli military put out an ominous statement to the media: “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip. The vaguely worded statement set off frenzied speculation that Israel had launched a ground invasion of Gaza — a much-feared scenario that would mark a bloody escalation of this week's operation against Hamas militants. Some reporters were even told outright the incursion had begun.
Professor Anthony Harnden told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: The vaccines may be less effective against mild disease but we don't think they're less effective against severe disease. "But in combination with being less effective against mild disease, they're almost certainly less effective against transmission." However, "all the evidence so far suggests there is no evidence of increased severity of illness or that [the Indian variant] evades the vaccine," he added.
China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday. The six-wheeled Zhurong robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet's northern hemisphere. The vehicle used a combination of a protective capsule, a parachute and a rocket platform to make the descent.
In the 1980s, Rabbi Meir Kahane's violent anti-Arab ideology was considered so repugnant that Israel banned him from parliament and the U.S. listed his party as a terrorist group. Today, his disciples march through the streets by the hundreds, chanting “Death to Arabs” and assaulting any they come across. This week, they took part in a wave of communal violence in Jerusalem and mixed cities across Israel in which Arabs and Jews viciously attacked people and torched cars.
Director Joss Whedon's Canadian wife could be deported because he's gone by the name "Joss" for so long, instead of his legal birth name "Joseph," The Toronto Sun reports. Whedon married Heather Horton in February, and is required to provide his birth certificate to prove his U.S. citizenship for her green card process. But Whedon has been using his nickname, "Joss," on his documents for "decades," including on his driver's license and his passport, meaning he can't get a copy of his birth certificate, where his name is still "Joseph," very easily.
China's commerce ministry on Thursday welcomed the removal of Xiaomi Corp. from a U.S. government blacklist, a day after the U.S. reversed a ban on U.S. investments in the smartphone maker that was imposed under former President Donald Trump. “China has always believed that removing sanctions and restrictions and stopping suppression of Chinese companies will benefit China, the United States, and the world,” Gao Feng, spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce, said at a news briefing Thursday.
A 'local planning dispute' turned nasty In a land where blood has long been spilled over property rights, the tree-lined streets of East Jerusalem's tiny Sheikh Jarrah district are a case in point. The district is at the centre of a decades-long legal dispute involving Palestinian families who face eviction orders from Jewish settlers. Originally refugees, the families were rehoused in Sheikh Jarrah in the 1950s as part of a UN-backed offer from Jordan, which at that time controlled East Jerusalem.
The island of Taiwan, which has had enviable success in containing COVID-19, imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began. Authorities raised the alert level for Taipei, the capital, and the surrounding area of New Taipei city. The level 3 alert, which remains in effect for two weeks, requires people to wear a mask outdoors and limits indoor gatherings to five people and outdoor gatherings to 10 people.
Matt Gaetz reportedly snorted cocaine with a female escort at a hotel party in 2019, The Daily Beast reported. Gaetz faces a Justice Department investigation into whether he violated federal sex-trafficking laws. Witnesses said Rep. Matt Gaetz snorted cocaine and had sex with an escort who was paid with campaign money, The Daily Beast reported Friday.
In a New York Times essay, US Sen. Bernie Sanders called for an "evenhanded approach" to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Sanders said the debate over Israel's "right to defend itself" lacks context. Sen. Bernie Sanders does not question Israel's "right to defend itself."
After playing host to a chaotic spring break, Miami Beach is once again bracing for large crowds as Memorial Day Weekend approaches, with hoteliers optimistic about a spike in business even as the mayor promises to crack down on misbehavior. Just like during spring break, cops will work on 12-hour rotating shifts during the long party weekend beginning May 27, call in reinforcements from outside agencies and set up a traffic loop in South Beach to limit overcrowding. About 200 civilian ambassadors from Miami-Dade County will educate visitors about city rules and work with police to de-escalate situations.
The mayor of a small town in Washington is getting a lot of reaction from the community after photos of him wearing a controversial T-shirt circulated online. Sequim Mayor William Armacost was seen in the photo wearing a black T-shirt with a skull, two guns and the words, “This is the USA – We Eat Meat – We Drink Beer – We Own Guns – We Speak English – We Love Freedom – If you do not like that get the ---- out.” The photo, taken in Costco May 2, appears in a May 3 Facebook post from Laurey Hansen-Carl.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield won't be hosting his show for the remainder of the week. Stinchfield described Israel as the "home country" of Jewish Americans. Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced he will fill in on Thursday and Friday nights.
The son of Rudy Guiliani has claimed that Americans no longer want to live in the US after the two FBI raids on the former New York mayor's residence and office on 28 April. Speaking to state-owned Russia Today, Andrew Guiliani claimed that he has heard from people on both sides of the political aisle that the Department of Justice treatment of his father is making them rethink their country of residence. So it's been people who have been very strong Trump supporters and some who have not been Trump supporters.
A chartered boat trip off Anna Maria Island received a few friendly visitors for the boat's captain and customers on Wednesday. Three whale sharks swam up to Capt. David White's stationary boat about 30 miles off the island, according to WTVT-Fox 13 Tampa Bay. Video from the experience, which is a boat with Anna Maria Charters, was posted to Facebook.
When a Georgia airport expanded a runway during World War II, it paved over a family burial site. Two graves remain at the edge of runway 10 and 28, while two more are off to the side. While runway 10 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia may not be a particularly difficult or scary landing, it does involve touching down near a pair of graves.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”