U.K. Police Charge Suspect in Killing of Lawmaker
by Megan Specia on 2021-10-21 in Politics and Government, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Terrorism, Amess, David (1952-2021), Great Britain
Ali Harbi Ali, 25, was accused of murder and preparation of terrorist acts in the killing of David Amess, who was fatally stabbed last week.
As Chinese Women Seek to Crack Male Professions, Schools Stand in the Way
by Joy Dong on 2021-10-21 in Women and Girls, Admissions Standards, Discrimination, Colleges and Universities, Gender, Communist Party of China, China
In China, some academic programs accept only men or cap the number of female applicants, who often must test higher than their male counterparts.
Celtics Games Are Pulled in China After Enes Kanter’s Pro-Tibet Posts
by Raymond Zhong on 2021-10-21 in Basketball, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, National Basketball Assn, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Kanter, Enes, Morey, Daryl, Dalai Lama, China, Tibet
The Boston center called China’s leader, Xi Jinping, a “brutal dictator” on social media, igniting an online backlash in the country. The N.B.A.’s online partner stopped streaming the team’s games.
South Korea’s First Homemade Rocket Launch Declared a Partial Success
by Choe Sang-Hun on 2021-10-21 in Satellites, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Moon Jae-in, South Korea, North Korea, Space and Astronomy
The country, which aspires to be a leader in space technology, says it has plans to land an uncrewed craft on the moon by 2030.
The Full Truth
by David Leonhardt on 2021-10-21
What happens when health officials tell it?
India’s Covid Vaccine Campaign Hits 1 Billion Doses
by Hari Kumar on 2021-10-21 in Politics and Government, Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Factories and Manufacturing, Serum Institute of India, Modi, Narendra, India
Covid vaccination in has accelerated in India in recent weeks, with more than 70 percent of the adult population having received at least one dose of a vaccine.
Why Australia Won’t Commit to Slashing Carbon Emissions
by Damien Cave on 2021-10-21 in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coal, Mines and Mining, Global Warming, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Morrison, Scott (1968- ), Australia, Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The country has fallen behind other developed nations in its commitment to slashing carbon emissions. Neither fires nor international pressure has pushed it away from coal and other fossil fuels.
Your Thursday Briefing
by Natasha Frost on 2021-10-21
Plans to extract more fossil fuels.
Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Former Venezuela Spy Chief to U.S.
by Raphael Minder on 2021-10-21 in Politics and Government, Suits and Litigation (Civil), Drug Abuse and Traffic, United States International Relations, Fugitives, Extradition, Carvajal, Hugo, Maduro, Nicolas, Madrid (Spain), United States, Spain, Venezuela
Hugo Carvajal, once a prominent figure in the government of the Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, faces drug-trafficking charges in the United States.
Transgender Woman Flees Malaysia After Wearing Hijab
by Hannah Beech and Hadi Azmi on 2021-10-21 in Malaysia, Discrimination, Muslims and Islam, Asylum, Right of, Transgender and Transsexuals, Shariah (Islamic Law), Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Extradition, Politics and Government, Social Media, Australia, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Thailand
The Islamic authorities want to imprison her for wearing female clothing at a religious event and threatened to put her in a rehabilitation camp where she could “return to the right path.”
Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis
by Sui-Lee Wee on 2021-10-21 in Refugees and Displaced Persons, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Defense and Military Forces, Myanmar, Tatmadaw (Myanmar), People’s Defense Force (Myanmar), India
For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow.
U.S.-Venezuela Tensions Heat Up Again After Extradition of Maduro Ally
by Lara Jakes and Julie Turkewitz on 2021-10-21 in Maduro, Nicolas, Saab, Alex, Biden, Joseph R Jr, Embargoes and Sanctions, Venezuela, European Union, Blinken, Antony J, United States International Relations, Politics and Government, United States Politics and Government, State Department
As Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to the region, the window of opportunity for a political resolution has slammed shut. At least for now.
Blinken Cites ‘Democratic Reckoning’ in South America
by Lara Jakes on 2021-10-21 in United States International Relations, Democracy (Theory and Philosophy), Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Blinken, Antony J, Duque, Ivan, Lasso, Guillermo, Colombia, Quito (Ecuador), Ecuador
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of an eroding trust in democracy in the Western Hemisphere and described challenges posed to open government by authoritarian leaders.
The Webb Telescope’s Latest Stumbling Block: Its Name
by Dennis Overbye on 2021-10-20 in Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Hubble Space Telescope, Names, Organizational, Telescopes and Observatories, James Webb Space Telescope, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nelson, Bill (1942- ), Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda, Walkowicz, Lucianne, Tubman, Harriet, Webb, James H Jr, your-feed-science
The long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in December. But the NASA official for whom it is named has been accused of homophobia.
Brazil Senate’s Pandemic Panel, in Last-Minute Shift, Softened Criminal Recommendations on Bolsonaro
by Jack Nicas on 2021-10-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ), Calheiros, Renan, Brazil, Politics and Government
Senators on the 11-member panel had second thoughts about the provability of homicide and genocide charges. Instead, they accused the president of “crimes against humanity.”
Mix-and-Match Covid Boosters: Why They Just Might Work
by Carl Zimmer on 2021-10-20 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Clinical Trials, Immune System, Antibodies, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc, Food and Drug Administration, United States
The F.D.A. may authorize booster shots of vaccines different from the ones that Americans originally received. The science behind the move is promising.
Navalny, Putin’s Imprisoned Foe, Wins E.U.’s Top Human Rights Award
by Andrew E. Kramer and Aina J. Khan on 2021-10-20 in Politics and Government, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Political Prisoners, European Parliament, European Union, Navalny, Aleksei A
Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who survived an assassination attempt only to be jailed, received the Sakharov Prize.
Heavy Rains in India and Nepal Kill Dozens
by Emily Schmall on 2021-10-20 in Landslides and Mudslides, Floods, Deaths (Fatalities), Rain, Global Warming, Third World and Developing Countries, India, Nepal
The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday as landslides and flooding damaged homes and stranded thousands of people.
Your Thursday Briefing
by Melina Delkic on 2021-10-20
Russia’s ‘non-working’ week.
Glass Ceiling Cracks in Egypt, but Would-Be Judges Still Hear: ‘No Girls’
by Mona El-Naggar on 2021-10-20 in Egypt, Courts and the Judiciary, Women and Girls, Discrimination, Suits and Litigation (Civil)
On paper, women are free to apply for seats on Egyptian benches. In practice, they say, it is near impossible.
Gates Foundation Pledges $120 Million to Help Get Merck Covid Pills to Poor Countries
by Stephanie Nolen on 2021-10-20 in Molnupiravir (Drug), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation, International Trade and World Market, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Merck & Company Inc
Regulatory hurdles and supply chain issues could slow efforts to produce generic versions of Merck’s antiviral molnupiravir for developing nations, despite licensing agreements.
Iran Plans to Abandon One of Its Homegrown Covid Shots
by Farnaz Fassihi on 2021-10-20 in Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Clinical Trials, Defense and Military Forces, Iran, Fakhravac, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Factories and Manufacturing
The defense ministry said there was too little demand for its Fakhravac vaccine to justify producing it, and blamed the health ministry for reneging on promised orders.
Those Gifts You Want for the Holidays? Don’t Wait Too Long.
by Ellen Rosen on 2021-10-20 in International Trade and World Market, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Shortages, Ships and Shipping, Small Business, businesstransformation
The supply chain disruption is shorthand for problems from factory closures to workers who are not working anymore.
Ancient-DNA Researchers Set Ethics Guidelines for Their Work
by Sabrina Imbler on 2021-10-20 in your-feed-science, Genetics and Heredity, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Archaeology and Anthropology, Paleontology, Reich, David E (1974- ), Research, Indigenous People
New, international standards for handling ancient genetic material draw support from many scientists, criticism from others.
Egypt imposes a vaccine mandate for all government workers and university students.
by Nada Rashwan on 2021-10-20 in Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Egypt, Politics and Government, Government Employees, Disease Rates, Colleges and Universities
Officials expect major deliveries of doses by the end of the month to speed up the country’s vaccination efforts.