1 April 2021 News

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As air travel picks up, United says it is hiring pilots

United Airlines announced Thursday it will immediately start hiring pilots, beginning with a group of 300, to be ready to meet growing demand...

World powers, Iran to hold virtual nuclear talks Friday

World powers and Iran will meet by videoconference to discuss the possible return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, the EU announced...

Cuba erects giant concrete flag in front of US embassy

Cuba has erected a giant concrete flag in front of the US embassy in the capital Havana as hopes of an improvement in bilateral relations under...

Ukraine says Russia massing troops on border, US warns Moscow

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday accused Moscow of building up troops on his country's border as the United States warned Russia...

Police charge Brussels April Fool’s Day ‘party’ crowd

Police on horseback and using water cannon charged a crowd of up to 2,000 people gathered in a Brussels park on Thursday for a fake concert announced...

Chile, Bolivia, close borders, Peru locks down in Covid battle

Chile closed all its borders for the month of April, Bolivia shuttered its frontier with Brazil and Peru went into Easter lockdown Thursday as...

Europe’s heat and drought crop losses tripled in 50 years : study

The severity of crop losses driven by heat waves and drought have tripled in the last fifty years in Europe, according to a study that highlights...

Paramedic says Floyd was ‘deceased’ when he arrived

A paramedic testified on Thursday that George Floyd was already dead when he arrived at the scene and Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin,...

In Mali, ICC prosecutor savours ruling to punish Timbuktu destruction

Wearing a green head-dress matching her African robes, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, visited...

Black adviser to UK leader quits amid race report outcry

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most senior black adviser has quit, Downing Street said Thursday, a day after a government-commissioned report...

Allies raise alarm over health of hunger-striking Navalny

Supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny are raising concerns about his decision to launch a hunger strike, saying they fear more damage...

Millions face Easter under virus curbs

Millions of Christians around the world on Saturday faced another Easter weekend under restrictions because of coronavirus surges, but the hard-hit...

France says no place for Turkish group which spurned charter

An influential Turkish religious association founded by the mentor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has no place in France as it goes against...

China defies boycott calls with Beijing 2022 Olympic tests

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics launched a series of test events on Thursday as China ploughs on with preparations despite calls for a boycott...

Myanmar ‘traitors’ hounded in online anti-coup campaign

As Myanmar descends into chaos, smartphone warriors in the anti-coup movement are seeking revenge online against the junta, hounding people with...

Two dead as violence mars election in Indian battleground state

Two people died as an Indian state notorious for political violence went to the polls Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi battling to...

Exit from women’s treaty splits Turkey’s activists

Turkey's contentious withdrawal from a treaty combating gender-based violence has had a sympathetic response from at least one quarter: a top...

Facebook virus lies ‘biggest challenge’ to PNG vaccine drive : minister

Papua New Guinea's health minister on Thursday called disinformation spread on Facebook the "biggest challenge" to efforts to curb the rampant...

Diplomatic allies Taiwan and Palau begin coronavirus travel bubble

Taiwan and Palau launched a rare holiday travel bubble on Thursday as the two diplomatic allies try to kickstart their battered tourist industries...

Junta says Suu Kyi broke secrets law, international pressure rises

Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, her lawyer said, as Britain...

Four people, including child, shot and killed in California

Four people, including a child, were shot and killed Wednesday evening at an office building in Southern California, police said.

Veteran Hong Kong activists convicted over huge democracy rally

Nine veteran Hong Kong activists face jail after they were convicted Thursday for their roles in organising one of the biggest democracy protests...

Diplomatic allies Taiwan and Palau begin coronavirus travel bubble

Taiwan and Palau launched what is being billed as Asia's first coronavirus travel bubble on Thursday as the two diplomatic allies try to kickstart...

Big companies feel heat as US voting rights debate intensifies

Facing boycott threats over their earlier public neutrality on a new voting rights law in Georgia, Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola on Wednesday...

Immortal protection : Covid-themed offerings for Malaysia ‘Tomb Sweeping Day’

Paper masks and goggles are among offerings that ethnic Chinese in Malaysia will burn to mark "Tomb Sweeping Day", hoping their ancestors can...

Palestinians fathering children from inside prison walls

Cradling her newborn son in a thick white blanket on the patio of her Gaza home, Iman al-Qudra knows it will be years before her baby boy, Mujahid,...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro names three new military chiefs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday appointed new army, navy and air force chiefs one day after announcing their predecessors' departures,...

Australia’s Brisbane lifts snap virus lockdown ahead of Easter

Stay-at-home orders for more than two million people in Australia's third-biggest city Brisbane were lifted Thursday, ending a snap coronavirus...

Suspect arrested in brutal New York assault of Asian woman

New York police on Wednesday charged a suspect in a brutal, videotaped assault of a 65-year-old Asian-American woman that sparked outrage amid...

US plant ruins 15 mn J&J coronavirus vaccine doses : report

About 15 million doses of the single-shot coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson were ruined in a factory error in the United States,...