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Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Council chamber

World6 minutes ago (Oct 19, 2021 11:30AM ET) By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - U.S. President Thomas Jefferson's statue, a presence for more than a century in the New York City Council chamber, is coming down following a public commission reassessment of the legacy of the founding father who was also a slaveholder. The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously on Monday to...

Tradition vs credibility: Inside the SE Asian meet that snubbed Myanmar

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides at an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer//File Photo By Rozanna Latiff, Tom Allard and Poppy McPherson (Reuters) -Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore pushed for a harder stance against Myanmar junta leader Min...

Children fuel English COVID case rise after slow vaccine start

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Students attend a lesson at Weaverham High School, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown begins to ease, in Cheshire, England, March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) -The spread of COVID-19 among children in England is fuelling a rise in cases nationally and causing concern among some scientists that vaccines are being rolled out in schools too slowly,...

‘Water’s Soul’: Massive white sculpture makes a statement in New York harbor

2/2 (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The statue 2/2 By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) - A towering statue of a woman's head with her index finger pressing on her lips now faces lower Manhattan along the Hudson (NYSE:HUD) River, inviting the chaotic metropolis to stop and listen. "The water, when it moves, makes a special sound, very special," Barcelona-based artist Jaume Plensa said. The message of...

India delays COVID-19 vaccine supplies to WHO-backed COVAX, sources say

World12 minutes ago (Oct 19, 2021 06:22AM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi, India By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has delayed committing supplies of vaccine to the COVAX...

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