As Russia begins final stage of coronavirus vaccine trial, volunteers are confirmed to have immunity – and no side effects

Volunteers who received a Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine have developed immunity to the virus, according to the country’s Ministry of Defense. Clinical trials for the drug are now in their final stage. … Read More >As Russia begins final stage of coronavirus vaccine trial, volunteers are confirmed to have immunity – and no side effects

No blasts occurred outside Tehran overnight & brief blackout linked to local hospital – governor

The governor of Tehran province dispelled speculation of explosions that reportedly rocked the neighboring cities of Qods and Garmdareh, adding to a growing mystery over incidents that have hit Iran’s key sites in recent weeks. … Read More >No blasts occurred outside Tehran overnight & brief blackout linked to local hospital – governor

‘Do they care?’ Minneapolis business owner left with nothing after riots calls out city officials for failing to help

A salon owner in Minneapolis has been left with “nothing” after her business was “burned to the ground” in riots after the killing of George Floyd, and she says the city has done nothing to help with her predicament. … Read More >‘Do they care?’ Minneapolis business owner left with nothing after riots calls out city officials for failing to help

‘Choosing between eating & watching TV’: BBC under fire for making over-75s pay TV licence from August 1

Critics have lashed out at the BBC for announcing it is scrapping its free licence fee for over-75s from August. The public broadcaster will means test old age pensioners to see if they will be entitled to a free TV licence. … Read More >‘Choosing between eating & watching TV’: BBC under fire for making over-75s pay TV licence from August 1

While ‘Fighting Terror’, the US Hides Its Own Terrorism

While the US war in Afghanistan is reaching its end after almost two decades of fighting, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the US ‘war on terror’, while it fought the Taliban, did produce its own peculiar form of terrorism in the shape of war crimes and virtually unaccountable use of force on hundreds and thousands of innocent Afghan citizens. … Read More >While ‘Fighting Terror’, the US Hides Its Own Terrorism