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India’s Covid-19 infections surge past 2mn after record daily spike - rt

India’s Covid-19 infections surge past 2mn after record daily spike

India has become the third country in the world after the US and Brazil to pass the 2 million mark in the total number of identified Covid-19 cases. Its death toll from the disease stands at over 41,500.
rt - 3 hours ago
Macron says ‘Lebanon is not alone’ as he visits devastated Beirut, gets quickly blasted for hypocrisy - rt

Macron says ‘Lebanon is not alone’ as he visits devastated Beirut, gets quickly blasted for hypocrisy

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in solidarity with people of Lebanon following the massive explosion in its capital. It did not go over well and just reminded critics of the troubled history the two countries share.
rt - 11 hours ago
Trips to Botswana, Yachts, and Golf Outings: How Wayne LaPierre Allegedly Grifted the NRA - vice

Trips to Botswana, Yachts, and Golf Outings: How Wayne LaPierre Allegedly Grifted the NRA

“It’s clear that the NRA has been failing to carry out its stated mission for many, many years,” New York State Attorney General Letitia James said in a press conference Thursday.
vice - 11 hours ago
Israel strikes ‘underground terror infrastructure’ in Gaza in retaliation for ‘explosive balloons’ (VIDEOS) - rt

Israel strikes ‘underground terror infrastructure’ in Gaza in retaliation for ‘explosive balloons’ (VIDEOS)

The Israel Defense Forces have announced they had targeted multiple “underground terror infrastructure” installations in the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for several “explosive balloons” launched into Israel earlier in the day.
rt - 12 hours ago
Hostage taker who demanded ‘freedom for Palestinians’ surrenders to police in France’s Le Havre - rt

Hostage taker who demanded ‘freedom for Palestinians’ surrenders to police in France’s Le Havre

The 34-year-old armed assailant who kidnapped six people inside a La Havre bank in France’s Normandy and demanded freedom for Palestinians has surrendered to police and is now in custody after an hours-long standoff with police.
rt - 12 hours ago
Donald Trump calls Thailand ‘Thighland’ during speech about washing machines - metro

Donald Trump calls Thailand ‘Thighland’ during speech about washing machines

President Trump made the gaffe while visiting a Whirlpool washing machine factory in Clyde, Ohio, on Thursday
metro - 13 hours ago
Coroner finds Caroline Flack took her own life after learning of prosecution - channel 4

Coroner finds Caroline Flack took her own life after learning of prosecution

A coroner has found the television presenter Caroline Flack took her own life after learning she would be prosecuted for assaulting her boyfriend.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
Britain’s seaside towns struggle after coronavirus – despite boost in tourism - channel 4

Britain’s seaside towns struggle after coronavirus – despite boost in tourism

Britain's beaches have been packed recently, as coronavirus prompts millions to swap foreign holidays for a staycation. But there has been precious little benefit for our struggling seaside towns. 
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
Bank of England governor: Coronavirus is ‘bigger immediate shock to the economy’ - channel 4

Bank of England governor: Coronavirus is ‘bigger immediate shock to the economy’

The relaxation of the planning rules is meant to give the economy a boost - and it certainly needs it if the Bank of England is correct.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
Automatic permission for new homes in ‘growth’ areas part of England’s planning laws overhaul - channel 4

Automatic permission for new homes in ‘growth’ areas part of England’s planning laws overhaul

The government has revealed plans for sweeping changes to planning laws in England.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
Fifty million face masks will not be used in NHS due to safety concerns - channel 4

Fifty million face masks will not be used in NHS due to safety concerns

They were bought to protect people on the frontline. But 50 million face masks, purchased by the government in England as part of a £252 million contract, will not be used in the NHS due to safety concerns.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
‘Total scandal’ children have been out of education in the state sector for months – Dr Anthony Costello - channel 4

‘Total scandal’ children have been out of education in the state sector for months – Dr Anthony Costello

We spoke to Anthony Costello, a former director of the World Health Organization.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
Lebanon in crisis after explosion, as hunt for survivors continues - channel 4

Lebanon in crisis after explosion, as hunt for survivors continues

Today was a day of national mourning in Lebanon, but the hunt for survivors of Tuesday's explosion continues. As do the bitter recriminations.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
‘Drafting error’ in NHS report likens LGBT+ staff to disabled workers - metro

‘Drafting error’ in NHS report likens LGBT+ staff to disabled workers

The NHS People Plan has now been amended after critics voiced their anger online.
metro - 14 hours ago
Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra added to UK quarantine list - metro

Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra added to UK quarantine list

The three countries have been removed from the 'safe list' following a spike in coronavirus cases.
metro - 14 hours ago
New Video and Documents Show How Police Fired 55 Shots at a Black Rapper in Less than 4 Seconds - vice

New Video and Documents Show How Police Fired 55 Shots at a Black Rapper in Less than 4 Seconds

Willie McCoy was passed out in his car in a Taco Bell drive-thru. His February 2019 killing sparked national outrage.
vice - 14 hours ago
Belarus president claims he was INTENTIONALLY infected with Covid-19 - rt

Belarus president claims he was INTENTIONALLY infected with Covid-19

Days after the puzzling announcement that he’s been fighting Covid-19 without leaving his post, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told a Ukrainian journalist that someone had intentionally infected him with the virus.
rt - 15 hours ago
Woman ‘had to slash cop boyfriend’s bicep with a knife to stop him raping her’ - metro

Woman ‘had to slash cop boyfriend’s bicep with a knife to stop him raping her’

Humberto Zuniga allegedly ignored his girlfriend's pleas to stop until she hacked at him with the blade
metro - 15 hours ago
Armed man holds 6 people hostage in France’s Le Havre, reports claim he demands ‘free passage to Al Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians’ - rt

Armed man holds 6 people hostage in France’s Le Havre, reports claim he demands ‘free passage to Al Aqsa Mosque for Palestinians’

rt - 16 hours ago
FactCheck: a Lord’s daily expenses could be higher than a month of Universal Credit  - channel 4

FactCheck: a Lord’s daily expenses could be higher than a month of Universal Credit 

Members of the House of Lords are not paid a salary, but they can claim a daily attendance rate of £323.
channel 4 - 16 hours ago
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Why ICE’s coronavirus response is so dangerous

Why ICE’s coronavirus response is so dangerous

quartz - 4 months ago

In the midst of a global pandemic, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to imprison tens of thousands of people in a labyrinthine system of immigration jails and prisons across the country. Described by its own whistleblower doctors as a tinderbox, these immigration jails and prisons have already become hotspots for outbreaks of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.

Yesterday, ICE reported the first confirmed case of a person in its custody testing positive for Covid-19 in Bergen County Jail in New Jersey, soon after a corrections officer tested positive there last week. This follows reports of a medical staffer testing positive at a private immigration prison in Elizabeth, New Jersey, along with two people held in criminal custody at Hudson County Jail, which also holds a contract with ICE. At least 10 people were held in isolation in Aurora Contract Detention Facility in Colorado last week based on concerns of a Covid-19 outbreak, even as Denver area ICE agents continued to arrest parents, one on her way to pick up her children from school.

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