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Roundup: Lockdown raises Israeli unemployment rate to 15.9 pct; Iran records 5,806 new COVID-19 cases, 1,336,217 in total

Video PlayerCloseCAIRO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — The number of unemployed in Israel surpassed 657,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 15.9 percent on Monday as the ongoing national lockdown leaves deeper dents on the country’s economy. Meanwhile, Iran added 5,806 new COVID-19 cases for the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 1,336,217.The Israeli Employment…

Asia Today: China sees virus outbreaks across its northeast

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus wait at an intersection during a snowy morning in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A Chinese province near Beijing grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family…

Shields to fight Dicaire in all-women’s PPV card

11:56 AM ETThree-division titlist Claressa Shields will be returning to the ring for the first time in over a year to fight IBF super welterweight champion Marie-Eve Dicaire in a bout to unify the super welterweight division March 5.The fight will be the headliner of an all-women pay-per-view card on FITE TV, taking place at…

Joe Biden is planning to unwind Donald Trump’s ‘regressive’ policies on reproductive rights

US pro-choice organisations say they have high hopes that President-elect Joe Biden will advance reproductive rights in the country and “undo the damage” of his predecessor Donald Trump.Mr Biden has already flagged an intention to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, protect a woman’s right to choose and rescind some of the Trump administration’s more controversial…

Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

Twenty-three Special Rapporteurs and members of Working Groups – unpaid volunteers who are not UN staff – put their names to the statement, in which they strongly affirmed and expressed their “solidarity with the American people who stand for democracy, equality and the rule of law at this critical moment”. De-escalate and unifyThe group announced that…

Kristy Swanson wants to be cut from John Hughes films to support Trump amid calls for ‘Home Alone’ removal

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionPres. Donald Trump teases Justin Trudeau on ‘Home Alone 2’ editPresident Donald Trump responded to the ‘Home Alone 2″ controversy.GeoBeatsAfter calls for President Donald Trump to be digitally removed from his brief cameo in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” actress Kristy Swanson said she would like to be “officially…

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Saudi women making their mark in science

Saudi women making their mark in science /node/1794791/saudi-arabiaShort Urlhttps://arab.news/b92etUpdated 19 January 2021Rawan RadwanJanuary 19, 2021 00:14Visitors hail ‘haunting beauty’ of ancient caves in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Baha /node/1795371/saudi-arabiaSplit into high and low segments, the mountain is intricate and has withstood the test of time; its vast caverns have been used to house civilizations, and retain carvings…

2020 in Review: The Year of Headlines

2020 was the year of headlines. The Hustler is looking back on the tumultuous events of the past year before we push forward into the new year. JANUARY:The year kicked off with a bang as the Vanderbilt football team announced Todd Fitch and Ted Roof as offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively.Caviar & Bananas permanently shut its…