Australian news is back on Facebook after new media law is passed in the Senate

Facebook issues chilling warning to Australia as it returns news back to its website just eight days after the social media juggernaut sensationally tore down millions of pages By Daily Mail Australia Reporter Published: 19:00 GMT, 25 February 2021 | Updated: 19:43 GMT, 25 February 2021 Facebook has reversed its controversial ban on Australian news … Read more

‘No evidence’ NYC coronavirus variant impacts vaccines, causes severe illness: official

A New York City health official on Thursday said there is no evidence showing the newly reported coronavirus variant, B.1.526, is driving trajectory of infections, reduces vaccine efficacy or results in more severe illness. “We don’t have any evidence at this point [that] this New York variant, the B.1.526, is what is contributing to the trajectory of cases, … Read more

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

Police say Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press February 25, 2021, 7:30 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two … Read more

Manitoba health officials report 1 coronavirus-related death, 70 new cases – Winnipeg

Another Manitoban with COVID-19 has died and health officials say 70 new infections have been identified across the province. The latest victim reported Thursday, a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg Health region, brings the province’s COVID-19 death toll to 888. Read more: Manitoba’s top doctor to discuss coronavirus public health orders The new … Read more

New York prosecutors digging into Trump’s tax, financial records

Article content After a lengthy court battle, the Manhattan District Attorney is in possession of Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation into the former president and his family-run Trump Organization, a spokesman for the office confirmed on Thursday. The New York prosecutor’s office obtained the voluminous records … Read more

Cricket news 2021: India thrash England in two days, third Test result, world stunned, reaction, scores, Joe Root bowling

England has produced one of its all-time worst performances in cricket history to suffer an embarrassment unlike anything we’ve seen. India crushed England by 10 wickets in a rare two-day Test triumph that winning captain Virat Kohli said had been “bizarre”. Spinner Axar Patel took 11 wickets over two innings as India outplayed their rivals … Read more

ASX set for sharp losses; $A hits US80c before falling

“The bond market is reacting to the positive economic growth,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. “It means there’s some hope on the horizon.” Loading Shares of several companies embraced by online retail investors earlier this year were sharply higher, including GameStop, which surged 88 per cent. Technology stocks, which … Read more

Gary Lineker, 60, gets first ‘quick and painless’ coronavirus jab

BBC presenter Gary Lineker today revealed he had received his first coronavirus vaccination in yet another example of Britain’s postcode lottery – with Shirley Ballas also receiving hers.  The 60-year-old Match of the Day host got his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab and tweeted a picture of his confirmation card, saying: ‘Well played, NHS.’ … Read more

Man Utd vs Real Sociedad LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news as Martial STARTS

GOOD EVENING And welcome to the live blog for Manchester United vs Real Sociedad! Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils blasted four past tonight’s opponents in the first leg of their Europa League knockout tie in Turin. And tonight, United are back on home turf at Old Trafford! They’ll fancy their chances of progressing into the … Read more

India imposes new rules on Facebook, WhatsApp

They will require big social media companies to set up a grievance redressal mechanism and within three months appoint new executives to coordinate with law enforcement. Social media firms should be “more responsible and accountable”, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister for information technology, told reporters in outlining the rules. A roadside SIM card vendor takes … Read more

Canada Child Benefit program sees hiccups around outdated info, ‘female presumption’: AG

OTTAWA — The Canada Child Benefit is running smoothly, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan, aside from a few administrative deficiencies that impact eligibility for the support. The auditor general also took note of a provision in the program that automatically awards the female provider in a household allocated payments. The audit focused on whether … Read more

Criminal investigator says he’s finally got his hands on Donald Trump’s tax returns

Manhattan Prosecutor Cyrus Vance, left, has finally gotten his hands on Donald Trump’s tax records as part of a probe into possible criminal behavior (Pictures: AP)Manhattan’s most senior prosecutor says he has finally obtained Donald Trump’s tax returns after the ex-president spent 18 months trying to block their release. Cyrus Vance announced he’d obtained the … Read more

2 workers critical after electrical ‘explosion’ in L.A.

At least two men were critically injured Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles in what witnesses described as an explosion involving electrical equipment, authorities said. The Los Angeles Fire Department received reports of a multi-patient electrical injury at 9:12 a.m. Two adult male contractors working near a loading dock at 360 S. Flower St. were … Read more

Snow forecast: Chart turns blue as big freeze returns to Europe before icy air grips UK | Weather | News

UK Weather: Chart forecasts snow as temperatures drop The bitterly cold air could head towards the UK at the start of March triggering a sharp drop in temperatures with -4C expected in central Scotland, weather maps suggest. According to a forecast chart by the Weather Outlook, the colder air – represented by darker blue shades on … Read more

Yates to spearhead BikeExchange Giro bid

Australian cycling’s Team BikeExchange has confirmed that its spearhead rider Simon Yates will return to the Giro d’Italia for a fourth successive year in a bid to finally win the elusive grand tour. Following the unveiling of what looks an ideal route for the Briton in the great Italian challenge, with its six mountain-top finishes … Read more

Answer to fossil record puzzle may lie with teenage T rexes, study finds | Science

Teenage T rexes and other carnivorous dinosaurs the size of lions or bears may have crowded out smaller species, explaining why there are so few of them preserved in the fossil record, research suggests. Despite dominating the land for more than 150 million years, dinosaurs were not particularly diverse, and most known species were giants … Read more

Large jump in number of places where Covid cases are rising in England – full list

The number of towns and cities in England where Covid rates are rising is creeping up – amid warnings over “lockdown fatigue”. Latest Public Health England data reveals week-on-week rises in infections in 69 of the country’s 315 local authority areas. This is despite a huge drop in new cases nationally, with the number of … Read more

Six Nations thrown into chaos as France’s clash with Scotland postponed over fresh Covid positive test

The Six Nations has been thrown into chaos with France’s game against Scotland set to be postponed until after the tournament was due to finish and both teams facing the prospect of fielding weakened sides.  A positive Covid test in the French camp on Thursday morning – the 11th positive over the past week – saw Sunday’s … Read more

3% of polytechnic graduates placed on the SGUnited Traineeships Programme dropped out, says Gan Siow Huang

A total of 23 polytechnic graduates, or 3 percent, who have been placed on the SGUnited Traineeships Programme have dropped out of it for various reasons, said Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang in Parliament on Thursday (25 February). She explained that these 23 students were part of the 720 polytechnic graduates who … Read more

Hope as Professor Philip Nolan confirms ‘strong early evidence’ of vaccines working in Ireland

There are early signs that Covid-19 vaccines are working across Ireland, one of the country’s leading experts has said. Professor Philip Nolan explained that there was “evidence of a protective impact” on those who have already received a jab. This message was reiterated by Dr Lucy Jessop, who cited a major drop in infection rates … Read more

33 Communities Pledge To End Poppy Plantation In Manipur’s War On Drugs

Manipur CM N Biren Singh led the convention that pledged to destroy poppy cultivation Guwahati: For first time in Manipur, 33 communities have pledged to end poppy plantations as part of Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s war against drugs campiang. Mr Singh led the leaders and representatives of 33 different communities in taking a collective … Read more

Car driver and motorcyclist killed in collision

Two men have been killed following a collision between a car and a motorcycle, Gardai have confirmed. he crash happened on the N20, Rathgoggin North, Charleville, in Co Cork, on Thursday afternoon, at approximately 2pm. The driver of the car, a man aged in his early 70s, and the driver of the motorcycle, a man … Read more

What will Bauer’s purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?

WITH THE PURCHASE of Communicorp by Bauer Media, the consensus is that Irissh radio is about to go through a major transformation. Industry experts have reacted positively to the news and believe the German media giant is ideally placed to grow the business — which includes Today FM, Newstalk and 98FM — after a major … Read more

JUST IN | Mkhize backs SIU probe into R82m health tender allegedly given to his ‘associates’

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. Darren Stewart/Gallo Images Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says he supports an investigation into the Department of Health’s contract with Digital Vibes. It is alleged that two paid consultants at the company have personal ties to him. The Auditor-General flagged the R82 million contract as irregular. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the … Read more

Federal Conservatives call for suspension of hotel quarantine policy following reports of sexual assault

Some Conservative MPs are asking the federal government to suspend the mandatory hotel quarantine policy in the wake of two reports of sexual violence. Montreal police have arrested a Windsor, Ont. man alleged to have assaulted a woman at a quarantine hotel in Laval, Que. The woman in question told La Presse that a fellow traveller forced his … Read more

Oltre 2.500.000 morti di Covid nel mondo – Nord America

(ANSA) – ROMA, 25 FEB – Sono oltre 2.500.000 i morti nel mondo per la pandemia di Covid-19. Secondo gli ultimi dati diffusi dalla Johns Hopkins University i decessi sono 2.500.770.    Sempre secondo la Johns Hopkins University, i contagi nel mondo sono in totale 112 milioni 737 mila e 085. Gli Stati Uniti mantengono il … Read more

UK Lowers COVID-19 Alert Level

The UK has administered a first dose of coronavirus vaccine to more than 18 million people. (File) London, United Kingdom: Britain on Thursday lowered the country’s virus alert level down one notch from the highest possible, saying a fall in cases had reduced the threat to the state-run National Health Service. Since January, the country … Read more

Punjab Housewife Renu Chauhan Wins Rs 1 Crore From Lottery Ticket That Cost Rs 100

A housewife from Amritsar has bagged Rs 1 crore in a lottery (Representative Image) A housewife from Amritsar has won the first prize in a lottery worth Rs 1 crore from a ticket that cost her Rs 100. As per a statement from the state government, the lucky winner, Renu Chauhan, on Thursday submitted the … Read more

WATCH: The latest on Uzalo, Thursday 25 February 2021

On tonight’s episode of Uzalo: Gabisile’s body emerges. Mageba admits that he needs Nkunzi. Qhabanga wants Sibonelo investigated for murder. Tonight on: Episode 254, Season 6 The latest episode will appear here when it becomes available. Next on Uzalo Mageba starts to suspect there could be a snitch from within his own clique. Qhabanga takes … Read more

Founder of LGBTQI center shut down in Ghana says he fears for his safety

Alex Kofi Donkor, who heads the center named ‘LGBT+ Rights Ghana’ in the country’s capital, Accra, told CNN Thursday that he is now concerned for his safety after the raid. “I just contacted our lawyers, there is an unsafe situation right now, and I need to go offline,” Donkor told CNN. The community center — … Read more

Ukraine Names Ex-Finance Minister as Ambassador to U.S., to Upgrade Ties Post-Trump | World News

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine named a former finance minister as ambassador to the United States on Thursday, a sign of its push to upgrade ties with Washington under President Joe Biden after it was sucked into an awkward role in Donald Trump’s first impeachment. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said he had appointed Oksana Markarova to … Read more