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Israeli–Palestinian conflict
At least 178 Palestinians are injured in clashes with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and elsewhere in occupied East Jerusalem. (Al Jazeera)
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A tower block at New Providence Wharf, London, United Kingdom, catches fire. The block is clad in the same material as that which was on Grenfell Tower, which caught fire in 2017. More than 100 firefighters and 20 fire engines were sent to the scene. (Metro)
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France–Lebanon relations, Lebanese liquidity crisis
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian threatens to step up pressure against Lebanese politicians he accuses of committing "collective suicide" by failing to pull the country out of its economic meltdown. During his visit to Beirut, Le Drian said that punitive actions could be taken by France and the European Union. (Reuters)
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A whole-genome study confirms the existence of four distinct species of giraffes, corroborating the conclusions of a 2016 DNA study; previously, it was believed that all giraffes were members of a single species. The study also supports the existence of seven subspecies of giraffes. (Sci-News)
May 6, 2021 (Thursday)edithistorywatch
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Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Latvia's Saeima votes to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I as a genocide. (RFERL)
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May 5, 2021 (Wednesday)edithistorywatch
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Hattiesburg plane crash
A plane crashes into a house in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States, killing four people. (Fox News)
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May 4, 2021 (Tuesday)edithistorywatch
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2021 Madrilenian regional election
The Assembly of Madrid holds a snap election after the ruling coalition of the People's Party and Ciudadanos breaks down. The People's Party, led by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, receives a landslide win in the election, doubling their number of seats, though falling four seats short of an absolute majority. (The Guardian)(BBC)
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2021 Indian Premier League, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cricket
The Board of Control for Cricket in India halts the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League indefinitely following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, which several players tested positive. (The Guardian)
May 3, 2021 (Monday)edithistorywatch
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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and cultural heritage, COVID-19 pandemic in Germany
Bavarian minister-president Markus Söder announces that the annual Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, scheduled for late September to October, will be cancelled for a second consecutive year due to the pandemic. (ABS-CBN News)
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Iran–United States relations, Iran–United Kingdom relations
Iran denies yesterday's reports of an agreement to exchange prisoners with the United States and the United Kingdom. (PressTV)
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2021 Indian Premier League, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cricket
A match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is postponed amidst a breach of the IPL's biosecure bubble as Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, as well as a senior coach, all tested positive for COVID-19. (The Guardian)
May 2, 2021 (Sunday)edithistorywatch
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2021 Kyrgyzstan–Tajikistan conflict
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Iran–United States relations, Iran–United Kingdom relations
Iranian state media report a deal to release $7 billion of frozen Iranian funds has been reached between Iran, the United States, and the United Kingdom for the release of prisoners with Western-links, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in which the British government has agreed to pay a £400 million debt for her release. (Sky News)
The United States denies the claim that it had agreed to exchange either prisoners or money with Iran. The United Kingdom likewise denies that any definitive decision has been made in the case of Zaghari-Ratcliffe's repatriation. (AP)
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