COVID Positive Groom Gets Married in India

An Indian man who tested positive for the coronavirus got married in full PPE with permission from the government, Monday, April 26, as India grapples with a massive coronavirus surge.
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READ MORE: India set new records again Thursday in COVID-19 deaths and infections as its new vaccination registration program stumbled while millions of voters nonetheless turned out for an election in the state of West Bengal.

Under the weight of a disastrous second surge of the disease, India’s efforts to begin registering its 1.4 billion people for inoculations didn’t go well Wednesday when the government launched a website for all Indians 18 and older to sign up for a vaccination drive that is set to begin Saturday.

Many people flooded social media with complaints, however, that either the website had crashed or they were unable to make an appointment.

The problems with the website come as the health ministry reported a record 379,257 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, including 3,645 fatalities, marking yet another one-day record for fatalities. The new figures have pushed India’s coronavirus casualty numbers well past 18.3 million total confirmed cases and 204,832 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
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Jury Deliberations Begin in Chauvin Murder Trial

Jury Deliberations Begin in Chauvin Murder Trial

It is now up to a jury to decide the outcome of the trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd #DerekChauvin

US Cities Brace for Unrest as Chauvin Trial Nears End.

US Cities Brace for Unrest as Chauvin Trial Nears End.

Minneapolis and other US cities are bracing for possible unrest as the trial of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black man enters its final phase.  Mike O’Sullivan reports

FACT CHECK: To Slam U.S., China Grossly Distorts Risks of Fukushima Wastewater Dump

FACT CHECK: To Slam U.S., China Grossly Distorts Risks of Fukushima Wastewater Dump

On April 13, Japan’s government said it would begin releasing millions of tons of treated radioactive water from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. Fisherman, environmentalists and neighboring states reacted...

Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field in Bid to Improve Relations.

Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field in Bid to Improve Relations.

The no-nonsense military police feared by both the public and media cheered loudly as the match between military generals and the heads of several media outlets kicked off

Cape Town Wildfire Spreads to University

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A fire broke out in the foothills of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday. At least one firefighter has been injured while battling the fire and a restraint has been destroyed. University of Cape Town students evacuated as strong wind...