196 headlines from February 2021

  1. Military takes control of Myanmar; Suu Kyi reported detained
  2. Somali forces and jihadist siege of Mogadishu hotel, 5 dead
  3. Trump Gets New Legal Team A Week Ahead of Senate Trial
  4. WHO team in China’s Wuhan visits provincial CDC
  5. India’s ‘get well soon’ budget boosts healthcare spending 135%, opens up insurance
  6. Thailand Targets Pro-Democracy Protestors in Sweeping Legal Dragnet
  7. India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police
  8. Hundreds of Myanmar lawmakers under house arrest after coup
  9. WHO team visits animal disease center in Wuhan, China
  10. Tanzania says no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines
  11. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trial
  12. Tesla to recall 135,951 U.S. vehicles under pressure from auto safety regulators
  13. Three killed in wave of bomb attacks in Afghanistan
  14. Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of Winter
  15. Myanmar Military Charges Aung San Suu Kyi With Obscure Infraction
  16. Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO
  17. Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in South Florida during child pornography raid
  18. WHO team visits Wuhan virus lab at center of speculation
  19. Apaches’ fight over Arizona copper mine goes before US court
  20. Health workers in virus-hit Myanmar start anti-coup protests
  21. Biden, Harris pay respects to Capitol officer killed in riot
  22. ICC convicts Ugandan rebel commander of war crimes
  23. Woman who tried to fake death gets extra year in prison
  24. Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup
  25. Merck loses $2.1B in Q4; longtime CEO Frazier to retire
  26. Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid
  27. Denmark to build North Sea island to serve as wind power hub
  28. WHO team in Wuhan says discussion open, meetings frank
  29. UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy
  30. Canada blocks cruise ships for a year, ending Alaska trips
  31. Russia expels EU diplomats over Navalny as tensions rise
  32. Myanmar politicians defy coup, say they are true government
  33. Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle
  34. UN: Situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray now ‘extremely alarming’
  35. U.S. trade deficit rises to 12-year high $67 billion
  36. Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand
  37. India restores 4G internet in Kashmir after 550 days
  38. U.S. to drop Houthi terrorist designation due to Yemen crisis
  39. Indonesian village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub
  40. California can’t ban indoor worship as Covid precaution, Supreme Court rules
  41. Protesting India farmers blockade highways for several hours
  42. Turkish president takes action at protest-racked university
  43. Himalayan glacier breaks in India, up to 150 feared dead in floods
  44. Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist after four years in detention
  45. Nearly all victims of Mexican massacre confirmed as Guatemalans
  46. Pope appoints first woman to senior Synod post with voting rights
  47. Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow
  48. Work resumes as disputed Russian-German undersea pipeline
  49. Wyoming GOP Censures Liz Cheney For Voting To Impeach Trump
  50. 24 garment workers killed in flooded factory in Morocco
  51. Congo working to stop new Ebola outbreak in country’s east
  52. Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon
  53. Somalia’s opposition cease recognizing president as election row escalates
  54. British boy wakes from nearly year-long coma unaware of COVID pandemic
  55. S Africa seeks new vaccine plan after halting AstraZeneca
  56. China arrests Australian TV host on suspicion of spying
  57. In Florida city, hackers try to poison the drinking water
  58. China blocks Clubhouse, app used for political discussion
  59. Two U.S. carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea
  60. Five killed in Kabul as attacks increasingly target civilians
  61. W.H.O. Team in Wuhan Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab
  62. Colombia to grant legal status to Venezuelan migrants
  63. China Sees 15% Decline in Registered Newborn Babies in 2020
  64. China spacecraft enters Mars orbit, 2nd in 2 days after UAE
  65. Turkey says 2-state solution only option for divided Cyprus
  66. 8 sentenced to death in Bangladesh for killing publisher
  67. Saudi TV: Yemen rebels attack on airport sets plane on fire
  68. Twenty U.N. peacekeepers injured in central Mali attack
  69. Mavs owner Cuban stops playing national anthem at home games
  70. WHO’s Wuhan probe ends, U.S.-China bickering over COVID continues
  71. Chicago begins return to classroom after bitter union fight
  72. India, China agree to pull back troops from disputed Himalayan lake
  73. The Dallas Mavericks will resume playing the national anthem before games
  74. Congo officials confirm 2nd death from Ebola in the east
  75. China bans BBC News broadcasting in apparent retaliatory move
  76. U.N. convoy in Afghanistan attacked by gunmen, five Afghan security force members killed
  77. Indigenous leaders warn of missionaries turning Amazon villages against vaccines
  78. US gun maker Colt bought by Czech company
  79. Danish, German police arrest 14 over alleged terrorist attack plan
  80. Kim lays blame at officials for N. Korea’s economic failures
  81. Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologises again over sexist remarks
  82. Ethiopia confirms widespread rape in conflict-hit north
  83. Alabama cancels execution after court requires pastor
  84. Russia ‘Ready To Cut Ties’ With EU If Sanctions Threat Carried Out
  85. Trump’s speedy impeachment trial heads toward Senate vote
  86. Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister
  87. Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit
  88. Fire destroys part of Paul Newman’s camp for ill children
  89. Saudi-led coalition intercepts drones targeting airport: Al Arabiya
  90. China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says
  91. Beijing smog casts gloom over China’s Lunar New Year holiday
  92. Senate Acquits Trump in His Second Impeachment Trial
  93. White House aide resigns after threatening reporter
  94. Catalans vote in tests of separatist movement
  95. Kosovo votes in election that could complicate dialogue with Serbia
  96. Russia moves to extinguish pro-Navalny ‘flashlight’ protests
  97. Japan formally approves its first COVID-19 vaccine
  98. Biden administration has “deep concerns” about WHO’s COVID-19 probe
  99. Guinea declares Ebola epidemic, neighboring countries act
  100. Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protestors
  101. Zimbabwe receives first vaccines from Sinopharm in China
  102. UN approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
  103. Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman, African to lead WTO
  104. Suspected Islamists kill 16 in eastern Congo attack
  105. Kurdish opposition swept up in Turkish arrests after Iraq killings
  106. Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for the first time
  107. Dubai princess claims she is being held ‘hostage’ in secrete video recordings
  108. Myanmar promises new election; Suu Kyi faces additional charges
  109. North Korea Hacked Pfizer for COVID-19 Vaccine, South Says
  110. French Assembly passes bill aiming to curb Islamism
  111. Rolling outages underway across Texas amid winter storm
  112. N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot
  113. Gunmen Abduct Students, Staff From School in Central Nigeria
  114. Taiwan Says BioNTech Vaccine Deal on Hold, Cites Potential Chinese Pressure
  115. US Navy seizes large cadre of smuggled weapons off Somalia
  116. Oakland Chinatown turns to private, armed security
  117. Krispy Kreme to offer ‘Mars Doughnut’ in honor of Perseverance Rover landing
  118. ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Paul Rusesabagina’s Terrorism Trial Begins
  119. Vegas airport name change to honor former Sen. Harry Reid
  120. US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII
  121. 2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest
  122. One-Third of U.S. Troops Have Declined Covid Vaccine, Pentagon Says
  123. Wife of North Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in a year
  124. Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families
  125. Free speech protests erupt in Spain after rapper’s arrest
  126. NASA rover lands on Mars to look for sign of ancient life
  127. 1st clone of US endangered species, a ferret, announced
  128. United Nations asks UAE for proof that Princess Latifa is alive
  129. Woman shot during protests against Myanmar coup dies
  130. Somali security forces fire on protests over delayed election
  131. Vatican projects nearly 50M-euro deficit due to COVID losses
  132. Tanzania’s COVID-denying leader urges prayer as cases climb
  133. Serbian Orthodox Church enthrones its new Patriarch
  134. Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows
  135. Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal
  136. Nevada brothel owners seek state’s OK to reopen
  137. Boy Scouts celebrate the first group of female Eagle Scouts
  138. Two killed in Mandalay city in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests
  139. Russia Reports First Case of H5N8 Bird Flu in Humans
  140. Conservative African cardinal who clashed with pope leaves post
  141. Customers, staff fired back in gun store shooting; 3 dead
  142. Sudan devalues currency to meet key condition for debt relief
  143. Niger votes in presidential runoff to usher in first democratic transition
  144. Facebook takes down main pay of Myanmar military
  145. WHO says still has no details from Tanzania COVID-19 response
  146. India’s Serum Institute says prioritizing domestic vaccine needs, asks for patience
  147. Israel Secretly Agrees to Fund Vaccines for Syria as Part of Prisoner Swap
  148. US Covid-19 Death Toll Surpass 500,000
  149. Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack in Congo
  150. Police say militants kill 4 women activists in NW Pakistan
  151. Chinese spyware code was copied form America’s NSA: researchers
  152. Boeing recommends airlines suspend use of some 777s after United incident
  153. Chinese Official Signals Overhaul of Hong Kong’s Election System
  154. Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes, Financial Records
  155. World Bank might suspend financing of vaccines to Lebanon
  156. Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo arrest on US drug charges
  157. Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force
  158. Egg supply tightens in Poland as EU bird flu crisis hits industry
  159. Michigan woman dies after receiving COVID-infected lungs in transplant
  160. Capitol defenders blame bad intelligence for deadly breach
  161. Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries after California car crash
  162. Ghana is First Nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines
  163. Gang Warfare in Ecuador’s Prisons Kills Dozens
  164. Germany convicts former Assad regime agent in historic Syria torture verdict
  165. Board Members Resigns From Texas Electric Grid Operator After Mass Power Outages
  166. Fry’s Electronics permanently closing all stores nationwide
  167. Germany finds huge cocaine shipment; Dutch discover 2nd one
  168. Venomous spiders prompt temporary Michigan library shutdown
  169. China celebrate official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi
  170. Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign, talks of coup
  171. Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protestors
  172. China approves two more domestic COVID-19 vaccines for public use
  173. India and Pakistan Agree to Cease-Fire Along Their Disputed Border in Kashmir
  174. House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people
  175. China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests
  176. Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
  177. US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
  178. Eritrean troops massacre hundreds of civilians in Axum, Ethiopia
  179. Russian diplomats exit North Korea by hand-pushed trolley
  180. Navy reports 2 ships in Middle East facing coronavirus outbreaks
  181. Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan
  182. Saudi Prince Approved Khashoggi’s Death, U.S. Report Says
  183. House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote
  184. Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely after theft, shooting
  185. Bangladeshi Write, Detained Over Social Media Posts, Dies in Jail
  186. Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says
  187. Pro-Russian Separatists Have Used Banned Weapons, Ukraine Says
  188. Myanmar Military Fires U.N. Envoy Who Spoke Against Its Coup
  189. Johnson & Johnson’s shot authorized by F.D.A.
  190. Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges
  191. Internet disruption reported in southeast Iran amid unrest
  192. Arrival of “sticky bombs” in Indian Kashmir sets off alarm bells
  193. At least 11 dead on bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup
  194. Truck-borne gunmen kill 11 in Mexico’s state of Jalisco
  195. Dozens detained at Kazakh opposition rallies
  196. After More Than A Week, Dozens Of Kidnapped Nigerian Students Have Been Rescued