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Hong Kong to enter city’s 1st Covid-19 lockdown, as China deploys 1,700 officers to enforce new rules - rt

Hong Kong to enter city’s 1st Covid-19 lockdown, as China deploys 1,700 officers to enforce new rules

Hong Kong has ordered thousands of residents to remain in their homes ahead of the city’s first Covid-19 lockdown, with China deploying 1,700 officers to enforce the restrictions in hopes of containing the outbreak.
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School ‘horrified’ after 400 celebrate wedding on premises despite lockdown - metro

School ‘horrified’ after 400 celebrate wedding on premises despite lockdown

The school hall had been rented out to an external organisation.
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Facebook Finally Admits Its ‘Pivot to Privacy’ Will Help Child Abusers - vice

Facebook Finally Admits Its ‘Pivot to Privacy’ Will Help Child Abusers

Facebook currently accounts for 94% of all online child abuse reports.
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Getting Parler Back Online Is Not Going Great - vice

Getting Parler Back Online Is Not Going Great

A federal judge just dismissed Parler's attempt to make Amazon Web Services take it back.
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No homemade face coverings: German airlines mandating passengers to wear higher grade FFP2 or N95 masks - rt

No homemade face coverings: German airlines mandating passengers to wear higher grade FFP2 or N95 masks

Passengers will be mandated to wear higher-grade masks against Covid-19 when flying German airlines and their subsidiaries, starting next month. Tougher mask rules have also been introduced in malls and on public transport.
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£76,000,000 worth of cocaine found in shipment of bananas in UK port - metro

£76,000,000 worth of cocaine found in shipment of bananas in UK port

Border Force officers seized nearly a tonne of cocaine at the Port of Southampton.
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EU says it will seek

EU says it will seek 'clarification' from Pfizer after further Covid-19 vaccine delays

The European Union has said further contact is needed with Pfizer after it was reported that the pharmaceutical giant will be reducing deliveries for the second week running as the company upgrades its manufacturing plant.
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Iranian minister boasts about significant rise in oil exports despite US sanctions - rt

Iranian minister boasts about significant rise in oil exports despite US sanctions

Iran’s petroleum minister has bragged about the country’s rising oil exports in the face of US sanctions, as the nation claims that its international petroleum sales have hit record highs.
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York Uni pulls image of three wise monkeys it deemed ‘racist’ - metro

York Uni pulls image of three wise monkeys it deemed ‘racist’

Academics thought the symbol was offensive in the context of a call for research 'that represented black, indigenous and people of colour'.
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More than 1,000,000 people had Covid last week - metro

More than 1,000,000 people had Covid last week

One in 35 people had the deadly disease in London, amounting to 300,000 infections.
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£20 pulse oximeter gadget could save lives from Covid-19 - metro

£20 pulse oximeter gadget could save lives from Covid-19

The home gadgets clip to the fingertip and measure the percentage of oxygen in the blood
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Chinese authorities find Covid-19 cluster at major chicken processing plant in Harbin as Beijing introduces new curbs - rt

Chinese authorities find Covid-19 cluster at major chicken processing plant in Harbin as Beijing introduces new curbs

A new cluster of Covid-19 has been detected in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, with authorities registering 10 symptomatic Covid-19 cases and 31 asymptomatic infections.
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Modi praises India’s ‘self-reliance’ in Covid-19 vaccine production as the country administers millionth jab - rt

Modi praises India’s ‘self-reliance’ in Covid-19 vaccine production as the country administers millionth jab

The Indian prime minister has talked up his country’s capacity to overcome the coronavirus pandemic using indigenous vaccines and those manufactured in the world’s second most populous nation.
rt - 4 hours ago
Series 6, Episode 23: Russell T Davies - channel 4

Series 6, Episode 23: Russell T Davies

Russell talks to Krishnan about how he believes the impact of coronavirus will transpire in dramas and plays for years to come and his view on whether gay roles should only be played by gay actors.
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Hungary to build plant for manufacturing own vaccine, says PM Orban, after criticizing EU immunization program - rt

Hungary to build plant for manufacturing own vaccine, says PM Orban, after criticizing EU immunization program

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the country needs a new facility to ensure steady domestic vaccine production and to manufacture its own Covid-19 jab.
rt - 5 hours ago
Poland threatens Pfizer with legal action after Covid-19 vaccine delay as Italy’s government backs action against the pharma giant - rt

Poland threatens Pfizer with legal action after Covid-19 vaccine delay as Italy’s government backs action against the pharma giant

The Polish government has warned it will take legal action against drugmaker Pfizer, after the company only delivered half the expected doses of Covid-19 vaccine this week, jeopardizing the country’s inoculation program.
rt - 5 hours ago
Was Donald Trump destined to join the one-term president club? - channel 4

Was Donald Trump destined to join the one-term president club?

Donald Trump has become something he never wanted to be: a loser. He joins a list of US presidents who asked the American people for another chance, another term - and failed.
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Google threatens to REMOVE search engine in Australia if legislators force it to share profits with news content creators - rt

Google threatens to REMOVE search engine in Australia if legislators force it to share profits with news content creators

Australians could soon be deprived of Google’s ubiquitous search engine, with the web behemoth threatening to cut off service should lawmakers pass a hot-button measure forcing tech firms to cough up revenue to media outlets.
rt - 10 hours ago
200 lorries turned back at UK crossings every day due to new paperwork - channel 4

200 lorries turned back at UK crossings every day due to new paperwork

Officials have admitted that up to 200 lorries a day are being turned back at UK crossings into the European Union because they do not have the right paperwork, but they insist the vast majority are getting through. However, traffic through the UK’s second largest port, Holyhead, has slumped since the start of this year…
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Amy Coney Barrett Casts Swing Vote to Block New York

Amy Coney Barrett Casts Swing Vote to Block New York's Pandemic Restrictions on Religious Services

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It didn’t take long for the newest Supreme Court Justice to confirm that the balance of the court has shifted radically to the right.

With Justice Amy Coney Barrett providing the decisive vote, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Wednesday to grant stays to the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and an Orthodox Jewish group and two synagogues in their challenges to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s occupancy limits on religious services. 

The groups are challenging Cuomo’s public health orders limiting services to 25 people in areas hard-hit by the pandemic (“orange zones”) and 10 people in areas with the most severe outbreaks (“red zones”). In its unsigned decision, the Court indicated it would ultimately strike down the public health measures for good. New York has since eased restrictions on the affected areas since the challenges were filed. 

“The applicants have clearly established their entitlement to relief pending appellate review,” the ruling said. “They have shown that their First Amendment claims are likely to prevail, that denying them relief would lead to irreparable injury, and that granting relief would not harm the public interest.”

Earlier this year, when the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on the Court, it ruled twice against challenges by churches in California (in May) and Nevada (in July) to public health orders limiting attendance. But with Ginsburg’s death and her replacement by Barrett, a conservative Catholic, the decision this time went the other way.

In concurrences, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh argued that the restrictions in New York were more discriminatory than those in Nevada and California, which they also voted against. 

“New York’s restrictions on houses of worship are much more severe than the California and Nevada restrictions at issue in South Bay and Calvary, and much more severe than the restrictions that most other states are imposing on attendance at religious services,” Kavanaugh wrote. “And New York’s restrictions discriminate against religion by treating houses of worship significantly worse than some secular businesses.” 

“It is time—past time—to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges,” Gorsuch wrote, “there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques.” 

Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative who provided the deciding vote in the earlier two cases, wrote a dissent, as did liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer. In Roberts’ dissent, the chief justice argued that Cuomo taking the areas out of the zones in question meant there was “simply no need” for the court to grant a stay against the orders.

Sotomayor argued that the Court was infringing on the rights of state and local officials to protect their citizens. 

“The Constitution does not forbid states from responding to public health crises through regulations that treat religious institutions equally or more favorably than comparable secular institutions, particularly when those regulations save lives,” she wrote. “Because New York’s COVID-19 restrictions do just that, I respectfully dissent.”

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