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Labour's Sadiq Khan re-elected as London mayor

8 May 2021 at 21:45
Labour politician Sadiq Khan won re-election as London mayor on Saturday in a narrower than expected victory over Conservative rival Shaun Bailey. He won a second term with just over 1.2 million votes, who gained 977,601 votes in Thursday's poll. Turnout was lower than at the previous election, at 42 percent.

Gates: β€˜I thought we would kill each other’

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Telling details from inside the private lives of Bill and Melinda Gates have revealed signs of a marriage under strain, with the pair reportedly clashing over the handling of the Gates Foundation and facing struggles through the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Harry among star-studded cast hosting β€˜Vax Live’ concert

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Prince Harry, Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez are among a star-studded cast who will appear on stage today at a pre-recorded concert launched to raise money for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The event has been labelled 'Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World' and was organised by advocacy group Global Citizen. The concert was pre-recorded in Los Angeles on May 2 in front of a fully-vaccinated crowd and will feature musical performances by Jennifer Lopez and the Foo Fighters.

Hard-hit French tourist destinations struggle under travel ban

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Popular holiday destinations in France have been hard hit by travel bans and COVID-19 related lockdowns.

UK rail suffers major disruptions after cracks identified on high-speed trains

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Rail passengers across the United Kingdom are facing major disruptions after cracks were found on a number of high-speed trains.

Out of control Chinese rocket to re-enter earth’s atmosphere

8 May 2021 at 18:47
The US Space Command is tracking the trajectory of a large, out of control Chinese rocket which will re-enter earth’s atmosphere this weekend. The Long March 5B rocket is around 100 feet tall and weighs 22 tons. The exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until within hours of re-entry.

Australia to remain shut indefinitely

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Australians dreaming of international travel or reuniting with family members overseas have a long wait on their hands.

India confirms record-breaking daily death toll of 4,000

8 May 2021 at 18:47
India's daily COVID-19 death toll has hit a record high with more than 4,000 people succumbing to the virus in a single day. A total of 4,187 deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours and more than 400,000 new infections for a third consecutive day. More than 21,238,000 million cases and 238,000 COVID-related deaths have been confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic.

US predicted to hit 185 million jabs by September

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Coronavirus infection rates in the United States have fallen to their lowest level in seven months with experts predicting 185 million Americans will be vaccinated by September. Pfizer has announced it is seeking full approval for its coronavirus vaccine for people 16 years and older - a label which would upgrade the two-jab treatment from it's current emergency use FDA authorisation.

Two women, toddler shot in Times Square

8 May 2021 at 18:47
Three innocent bystanders – including a toddler – were shot Saturday in Times Square when a man arguing with three other people whipped out a gun and wildly fired into the evening crowd, according to police and sources.

2 women, 1 child shot in Times Square, New York City

8 May 2021 at 18:46

The gunman remains at large, and an NYPD manhunt has been launched.

DeChambeau jets home and back again after thinking he missed cut at Wells Fargo

Bryson DeChambeau was so sure he wouldn’t make the 36-hole cut at two over par in North Carolina, he boarded a private jet and flew home. Wrong move.

Specky the paranormal dog, who could see into our lives

Two weeks after we got Specky, my dear sister-in-law Becky passed away – it happened exactly one year ago today.

COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney extended in bid to avoid β€˜superspreading event’

Social restrictions imposed in greater Sydney in the wake of two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 will be extended by a week.

Slow vaccine rollout bursts β€˜biotech boom’ bubble

The boss of billion-dollar research company Telix, Christian Behrenbruch, is well aware that Australia’s promised β€˜biotech boom’ will require more than government announcements.

Consolation for Labour as Sadiq Khan re-elected London mayor

Sadiq Khan has been re-elected London mayor as had been widely expected, providing some joy to the opposition Labour Party which has suffered a series of disappointing results in other local elections.

Three Amherst Students Suspended for Taking Picture without Masks Off Campus

8 May 2021 at 18:23

Three Amherst students were suspended after they took a photo off campus on the weekend without masks.
Someone turned them in.

The chance of these three healthy young women dying of COVID is zero percent.

The school decided to keep their tuition money.

The parents were outraged especially after the school allowed hockey players to celebrate their championship at a parade without masks.

The girls were cutoff from their virtual learning last week.


Wild story.

Three UMass-Amherst students were sent packing- losing credits and tuition- for taking a picture outdoors without a mask.

Parents are furious and wonder why same rules didn't apply to hockey players celebrating on campus after nat'l championship.#WBZ storyπŸ‘‡

β€” David Wade (@davidwade) May 7, 2021

The post Three Amherst Students Suspended for Taking Picture without Masks Off Campus appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Sadiq Khan elected London mayor for a second term

In victory speech, Khan promises to 'build bridges' and create jobs as UK capital emerges from pandemic.

Akala: Why we need more black, working class period drama

8 May 2021 at 18:19
Akala speaks to Radio 1 Newsbeat about filling the gaps in historical fiction.

β€˜Clearly the best side in it’: High praise for undefeated Dees

John Longmire’s men have played three of last year’s top four so and this year’s only undefeated side so he is as well qualified as any to make an assessment of this season’s leading contenders.

'I thought strokes only happened to elderly people'

8 May 2021 at 18:17
Three young stroke survivors share their stories to help raise awareness.

A Chinese rocket is crashing back to Earth. Where will it land?

The rocket has been losing altitude since last month and will soon make what is called β€œuncontrolled re-entry” back to Earth.

Sunday, May 9, 2021: Epoch Sudoku

Hard Some benefits of playing Sudoku may include reducing anxiety and stress, and improving concentration, problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and memory.

States Turn Down Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccine Doses as Demand Dips

8 May 2021 at 18:02
As the campaign to vaccinate the world flounders, experts warn it will take more to reverse the trend. Get the latest pandemic news.

Port wear prison bar guernsey to sing the song after Showdown win

Ken Hinkley described the decision to wear the forbidden black-and-white heritage jumpers as β€œa show of respect” and not a statement against the AFL or Collingwood.

Bo, the former β€˜first dog’ of the Obamas, dies

Bo, the Portuguese water dog who became the first presidential pet in the Obama White House, romping in the halls of power, has died.

NATO Allies "Take Over" Black Sea For Military Exercises

8 May 2021 at 18:00
NATO Allies "Take Over" Black Sea For Military Exercises

Authored by Rick Rozoff via,

The title is courtesy of the Hungary-basedΒ Transylvania NowΒ news site.Β The Pentagon’s Special Operations Command Europe kicked off the Trojan Footprint 21 exercise on May 3; what is identified as its premier special operations forces drills.

The war games will be held until May 14 in five Black Sea and Balkans nations: Bulgaria, Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Romania. Special forces from the U.S. – all branches of the armed forces including Green Berets – the five host nations, Britain, Germany, Spain and Ukraine are involved. With the exception of Turkey, all Black Sea littoral states but Russia are participating.

Prior Black Sea naval maneuvers, file image

The exercise is designed forΒ "enhancing interoperability between NATO allies"Β to prepare for β€œcounter[ing] myriad threats.” Though there aren’t a thousand... only oneΒ threat. Russia.

Just as it is all-service so it is "all-domain"Β with air, land and sea forces engaged in combating an unnamed adversary in the Black Sea. One which has a fleet based in Sevastopol in Crimea.

"While the exercise is focused on improving the ability of SOF to counter a myriad of threats, it also increases integration with conventional forces and enhances interoperability with our NATO allies and European partners," Col. Marc V. LaRoche, Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Europe described in a statement. "Most importantly, Trojan Footprint fortifies military readiness, cultivates trust, and develops lasting relationships which promote peace and stability throughout Europe."

Follow the exercise through May 14th with #TrojanFootprint and #SOFinEurope

β€” U.S. Embassy Tbilisi (@usingeo) May 4, 2021

Trojan Footprint 21 is occurring simultaneously with the massiveΒ DEFENDER-Europe 21Β war games in the same area and ahead of theΒ Steadfast DefenderΒ exercise, also to be held in the Black Sea region.

Tyler Durden Sat, 05/08/2021 - 21:00