February 24, 2021

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Why the conviction of a low-ranking Syrian official in Germany matters

It was one of the many peaceful political protests that erupted in 2011 against the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar Assad, this time in the Damascus suburb of Douma. Syrian General Intelligence Directorate officer Eyad al-Gharib was there, and he told German authorities he was stunned when a superior demanded he and other security officials open […]

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Rangers Covid rule-breakers return to squad after Steven Gerrard dressing down

Steven Gerrard says Rangers’ Covid rule-breakers have been left in “no uncertain terms” about what is expected of them after they were allowed to rejoin his squad. First-team trio Bongani Zungu, Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey, plus academy youngsters Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude, were subject of an internal investigation after attending an illegal house […]

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Senate postpones vote on Neera Tanden’s confirmation amid opposition – live

The frigid winter storm and power failure that left millions of people in Texas shivering in darkness has been used to stoke what is becoming a growing front in America’s culture wars – renewable energy. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (Ercot), which oversees the Texas grid, has been clear that outages of solar and […]

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Gary Halpin: Former Ireland prop, who also played for Leinster, Harlequins and London Irish, dies aged 55

Gary Halpin played for Ireland in both the 1991 and 1995 World Cups and scored a try against the All Blacks in the latter tournament; the prop played for Leinster, Harlequins and London Irish during his club career By PA Media Last Updated: 24/02/21 3:33pm Former Ireland and Leinster prop Gary Halpin has died aged […]

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Ghana Receives First COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery from COVAX

(ACCRA, Ghana) — Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday—the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots were given quickly to the world’s most vulnerable people. The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca […]

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‘They’re trying to win a championship right now’: Utah’s place among the West elite

ONE MONTH INTO the NBA season, Steve Kerr had seen enough to make a rather grand declaration about the Utah Jazz. The Jazz had just dismissed Kerr’s Golden State Warriors, leading by 36 points after three quarters and cruising to a 127-108 victory on Jan. 23. It was Utah’s eighth straight win, and questions began […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s One-Shot Covid Vaccine Effective, Safe: US Drug Regulator

J&J had not previously released details of its clinical trial data beyond efficacy rates. Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way for its approval for emergency use. The FDA’s panel of independent experts meets […]

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Amateurs will sit out Cheltenham Festival

Amateur riders will be missing from next month’s Cheltenham Festival. A ruling was made in January that amateurs would be temporarily prevented from competing under rules because of an ongoing rise in Covid-19 infections in Britain. The move was made by the racing industry’s Covid-19 steering group, which constantly reviews coronavirus protocols to determine how […]

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Shorn the sheep: Wild animal sheds 35kg fleece after first haircut in years

For anyone who has endured months of lockdown without a haircut, spare a thought for Baarack the sheep. His fleece had become so overgrown and matted that he could barely see when he was rescued by an animal charity in Australia. Baarack, whose thick coat weighed more than 35kg, was living wild in the state […]

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