10 May 2021 News

Military, United States, France, India, China were the most important topics in the news of the Monday 10 May 2021, but also: Britain, Germany, Iran, The European Union, Crime.

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News from 10/05/2021

‘Where are our children?’ demand mothers of Mexico’s missing

Thousands of mothers of people missing in Mexico protested Monday to demand the authorities find their children, victims of the violence and...

US authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years...

China demands cancellation of UN meeting on Uyghurs

China on Monday urged the United States, Germany and Britain to cancel an upcoming video conference on Beijing's crackdown on the Uyghur Muslim...

US says ‘Russia-based’ group DarkSide behind pipeline hack

President Joe Biden said Monday that a Russia-based group was behind the ransomware attack that forced the shutdown of the largest oil pipeline...

US ship fires warning shots at Iranian boats in Strait of Hormuz : Pentagon

A US vessel fired warning shots at more than a dozen Iranian fast attack boats which buzzed close to a US Navy submarine and escort ships in...

Families denied justice as French serial killer dies at 79

French serial killer Michel Fourniret, the "Ogre of the Ardennes" who confessed to killing 11 people, died Monday aged 79, taking his final secrets...

Pfizer shot gets US drug regulator nod for 12-15 year olds as India outbreak rages

The United States drug regulator authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12-15 as the country aims to speed up its Covid-19...

Anger in France over ‘civil war’ warning

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron reacted with fury on Monday after a group of serving French soldiers published an open letter...

Colombia president increasingly under fire as protests persist

Faced with angry street protests and international criticism over his security forces' response, Colombia President Ivan Duque is coming across...

EU’s Covid health pass to be operational in June

The EU is "fully on track" to ensure all its citizens and residents are able to have a free Covid health pass next month to ease travel, a spokesman...

Georgia frees jailed opposition leader after EU posts bail

Georgia on Monday released jailed opposition leader Nika Melia on bail posted by the European Union, in a move expected to defuse a political...

UN Security Council meets on Jerusalem but holds off on statement

The UN Security Council held an urgent meeting Monday on the unrest in Jerusalem but issued no immediate statement, with diplomats saying the...

‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ : Serial killer who sickened France

He was a bespectacled, chess-playing lover of literature who lived in a sprawling chateau.

India doctors warn of deadly fungal infection in Covid-19 patients

A growing number of current and recovered Covid-19 patients in India are contracting a deadly and rare fungal infection, doctors told AFP Monday...

New military letter warns Macron over ‘survival’ of France

A group of serving French soldiers has published an open letter warning President Emmanuel Macron that the survival of France is at stake after...

Embattled Nepal PM loses vote of confidence

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost a confidence vote on Monday, triggering fresh political uncertainty just as the Himalayan nation reels...

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court May 24, lawyer says

A judge on Monday ordered Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in person in court for the first time on May 24, her lawyer said,...

French court dismisses case over Agent Orange use in Vietnam War

An elderly French-Vietnamese woman failed Monday in her bid to sue Monsanto and other makers of the toxic chemical Agent Orange over its use...

Olympic chief’s Japan visit postponed over virus as Games loom

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has been forced to postpone a visit to Japan, organisers said Monday, after a coronavirus state...

Canadian deported from Bali for offering ‘orgasmic’ yoga class

A Canadian man has been expelled from Bali for offering an "orgasmic" yoga class after Indonesian authorities said he disrespected local traditions...

Olympic chief’s Japan visit postponed over virus

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has been forced to postpone a visit to Japan, the Games' organising committee said Monday,...

Australian court rejects challenge to India travel ban

An emergency legal challenge to Australia's contentious ban on citizens returning from Covid-struck India failed Monday, dashing stranded travellers'...

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court May 24, lawyer says

A judge on Monday ordered Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in person in court for the first time on May 24, her lawyer said,...

In China’s ‘Red Holy Land’, tourists mark Communist Party centenary

Tourists pose for photos on Chairman Mao's bed as the Chinese Communist Party -- much-criticised overseas -- marks its centenary year at home...

Europe eases Covid-19 curbs as huge India outbreak persists

Schools and stores reopened in several parts of Europe on Monday as the continent eased out of months of Covid-19 lockdowns, but India remained...

China safari park hid leopard escapes for three weeks : police

A safari park in eastern China concealed the escape of three leopards -- one of which was still at large -- for nearly three weeks to prevent...

Myanmar 100 days : three female activists

They have given up everything and are working in the shadows to overthrow the junta.

Myanmar coup : 100 days of turmoil

Myanmar's military seized power on February 1, ousting the civilian government and arresting its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar counts cost of coup, 100 days on

One hundred days after the military seized power in Myanmar, the nun who pleaded for protesters on her knees in the street says the coup has...

China to set up separation line on Mount Everest over Covid-19 fears

China will set up a "separation line" on the peak of Mount Everest to avoid possible Covid-19 infections by climbers from virus-hit Nepal, state...

List of military candidates stirs unease over Iran vote

A string of military figures on the list of Iranian presidential hopefuls is stirring unease over a possible militarisation of the Islamic republic's...

Fear of execution, faulting the government : Haiti kidnap victims tell of ordeal

Living in squalid conditions, fearing execution and constantly being shuffled to new locations -- a nun who was among a group of 10 people captured...

What a buzz : saving Malaysia’s bees, one nest at a time

Placing his bare hands into a swarm of thousands of bees, a Malaysian man uses his fingers to gently guide some of them into a rattan basket.

Famed German-US architect Helmut Jahn dies in bike accident

German-born American architect Helmut Jahn, known for his postmodern steel-and-glass structures, has died aged 81 in Illinois after being hit...