Houston bar patrons get a taste of post-pandemic life
13 April 2021 | 8:20 am
Patrons at Truck Yard Houston mingle without masks a month after Texas, the second most populous state in the United States, lifted a maks mandate and no longer requires businesses to enforce Covid-19 restrictions. "It's great to be able to see people's faces," says Tom Williams, who is visiting Houston from Steilacoom, in Washington state. "You don't see them smile underneath their masks."
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Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala has been found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government by an Istanbul court. The rights activist was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
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India's job market is tightening, and skilled workers are finding it harder to enter the workforce. Government job drives and the informal economy have been unable to make up the difference.
The World Health Organization said more than twice as many people died as a result of the COVID pandemic than official data shows, if including deaths of other causes that might not have occurred in more typical times.
Compared to other industrialised countries, French people tend to live relatively long lives. Currently the oldest person alive in the world is a French woman: a Catholic nun living in the South of France. So what’s the secret? Do long lunch breaks and red wine have something to do with it? What’s the economic impact of an aging population and what can the country do to improve care for a growing number of dependent people?
Most Germans recognize that racism exists in their society, affecting not only minorities but everybody who lives here. The country's first National Discrimination and Racism report has found some surprising results.
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