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'Terrible double blow' as powerful cyclone lashes parts of India already hit hard by COVID-19
News/World: A powerful cyclone that emerged in the Arabian Sea made landfall on India's western coast on Monday, hours after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people and suspended COVID-19 vaccinations in one state.
Biden expresses support for ceasefire between Israel, Palestinian militants as conflict continues
News/World: The White House said U.S. President Joe Biden expressed "support" for a ceasefire in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the eighth day of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Controversial Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit barred from Belmont over banned substance
Sports: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will not contend in next month's Belmont Stakes after the New York Racing Association temporarily suspended the horse and its famed trainer, Bob Baffert, on Monday following a failed drug test.
Microsoft probed relationship between Bill Gates and female employee
News/Business: Microsoft conducted a probe into co-founder Bill Gates's involvement with an employee almost 20 years ago after it was told in 2019 that he had tried to start a romantic relationship with the person, the company said on Monday.
Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline set to start Phase 3 trials for COVID-19 vaccine after earlier setback
News/Health: A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline showed a robust immune response in early-stage clinical trial results, enabling them to move to a late-stage study, the companies announced on Monday.
Groups call for full boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics
Sports/Olympics: Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the International Olympic Committee, athletes, sponsors and sports federations.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
News/World: Pubs and restaurants across much of the U.K. opened for indoor service for the first time since early January on Monday, even as the prime minister urged people to be cautious amid the spread of a more contagious COVID-19 variant.
Israel's Canadian supporters rally, more pro-Palestinian demonstrations held Sunday as conflict continues
News/Canada: A prominent Canadian Jewish advocacy group hosted a virtual event in solidarity with Israel on Sunday, and pro-Palestinian demonstrations continued in Canadian cities, amid ongoing violence between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Gaza.
Israeli airstrikes kill 42 as Hamas continues to fire rockets from Gaza
News/World: Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people on Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas nearly a week ago.
Demonstrations held across Canada on Saturday amid conflict between Israel and Palestinians
News/Canada: Demonstrations were held across Canada on Saturday amid escalating violence in the Middle East, with pro-Palestinian supporters gathering in cities from coast to coast and a pro-Israel virtual event planned for Sunday.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
News/World: India's two biggest cities have reported a drop in daily infections, but the government is warning that the devastating surge is spreading in rural areas, where nearly two-thirds of India's 1.4 billion people live.
Canadians with loved ones in Gaza, Israel watch with heartbreak as violence unfolds
News/Canada/Toronto: As another day of violence unfolds in Gaza and Israel, many with loved ones in the region watch with anxiety and heartbreak, unable to look away as the threat of a ground war looms.
Popularity crumbles for Indian PM Modi as devastating COVID-19 surge continues
News/World: A leader whose popularity has seemed virtually unassailable is now dealing with deep anger over his COVID-19 response, with scenes of the country's health system failing, crematoriums overwhelmed, and Indians pleading for basic medical supplies.