MINNEAPOLIS -- As the trial approaches for a white Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, prosecutors are putting the time Derek Chauvin's knee was on the Black man's neck at about nine minutes ... A support group for victims of police violence says the discrepancies won't have any impact ... Floyd died May 25 ... .
A re-analysis of data from the Israeli Health Ministry concluded Pfizer’s COVID vaccine killed “about 40 times more (elderly) people than the disease itself would have killed” during a recent five-week vaccination period, and 260 times more younger people than would have died from the virus ....Continue. .
The United States intends to deploy the mobile short-range AN/TWQ-1 Avenger air defence missile system in Syria and Iraq to protect ground troops against the growing threat of drone attacks, a new report said ... ....
We may understand more about our planet's history now that scientists have discovered a new layer in Earth's core. Led by researchers at the (ANU), the team confirmed the existence of the Earth's "innermost inner core." ... "It's very exciting - and might mean we have to re-write the textbooks!" she said ... However, the "data was very unclear," .
“In Germany, care homeoperator BeneVit Group surveyed staff in November and found only 30% wanted to get vaccinated,” writes Reuters ... “Peter Burri, head of ProSenectute, Switzerland’s biggest advocacy group for seniors, said at most half of nursing staff in the medical sector were willing to get inoculated.” ... Note to readers.
China will give itself power to veto any candidate for Hong Kong’s legislature, according to a draft proposal described on Friday by a top Chinese lawmaker that represents a significant blow to the city’s already limited democracy ... Hong Kong has never been a democracy ... – AFP ....
Henrique and VivianeFerreira were happily standing in line to become part of the very small group of 30- and 40-year-olds in Brazil to get the vaccine. Elsewhere in the country, shots are available only to health-care professionals and those 75 or older, plus priority groups including the indigenous population.