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The World remembers singer Amy Winehouse on the 10th anniversary of her death
The World July 23, 2021
British jazz and soul singer Amy Winehouse died 10 years ago on Friday. Host Marco Werman reflects on her talents.
Fury cross the Mersey: Liverpool loses world heritage status
Associated Press July 21, 2021
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee voted in a secret ballot to remove Liverpool's World Heritage designation over developments in the city center and on its historic River Mersey waterfront.
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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in central China
The World July 21, 2021
Top of The World: At least a dozen people in Zhengzhou, China, died trapped in a flooded underground subway. And, former Trump adviser Tom Barrack has been arrested and charged with foreign lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Also, the UK says it will permanently deploy two warships in the Asia Pacific after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier sails off to Asian waters in September.
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US and allies accuse China of hacking campaign
The World July 19, 2021
Top of The World: The US on Monday accused China of a global hacking campaign that included a massive hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server software earlier this year. And, more than 100,000 people took to the streets across France over the weekend to protest the government’s new COVID-19 vaccination strategy. Also, the UK on Monday lifted nearly all coronavirus restrictions, in what has been dubbed “Freedom Day,” despite the country facing a growing number of infections.
Virus surge fears, UK leader's quarantine, mar 'Freedom Day'
Associated Press July 19, 2021
As of Monday, face masks were no longer legally required in England, work-from-home guidance ended and, with social distancing rules shelved, no limits existed on the number of people attending theater performances or big events.
Do lobsters feel pain? The British Parliament wants to know.
The World July 14, 2021
The British parliament is currently considering whether to include invertebrates, like lobsters, in a new animal welfare bill that would mean the end of live-lobster boiling.
Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal
Associated Press July 13, 2021
Although AstraZeneca vaccine produced in Europe has been authorized by the continent's drug regulatory agency, the same shot manufactured in India hasn't been given the green light.
Police investigate racist abuse of three England players
Associated Press July 12, 2021
British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who missed penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final.
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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in overnight attack
The World July 07, 2021
Haiti's president Jovenel Moïse is assassinated in an overnight attack on his residence, while the first lady remains in the hospital. And, Iran sees widespread blackouts that disrupt communications and transportation. Plus, the British parliament proposes transferring asylum-seekers to a third country while their cases are processed, in what rights groups call a violation fo international law.
Podcast host Roger Bennett on the joys of soccer
The World June 29, 2021
Co-host of the soccer podcast "Men in Blazers," Roger Bennett talks about moving to the United States from the UK and sharing the joys of soccer with the public.
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