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April 23, 2021 | Via Sky News

Indonesia Submarine: Race Against Time to Find Vessel

Rescue teams from several countries are battling against time to find a missing Indonesian navy submarine that lost contact with land two days ago with 53 crew on board. The country’s navy has been searching for the vessel ever since it went missing during a training exercise in waters north of the island of Bali. Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the US have sent specialized ships or aircraft in response to Indonesian requests for assistance.

April 23, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Oxford Malaria Vaccine Proves Highly Effective

A vaccine against malaria has been shown to be highly effective in trials in Africa, holding out the real possibility of slashing the death toll of a disease that kills 400,000 mostly small children every year. The vaccine, developed by scientists at the Jenner Institute of Oxford University, showed up to 77% efficacy in a trial of 450 children in Burkina Faso over 12 months.

April 23, 2021 | Via ABC News

Japan Declares 3rd State of Emergency for Tokyo Ahead of Summer Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three other urban prefectures in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the already-delayed Summer Olympics. During a national address Friday night, Suga announced that a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures will begin Sunday and last through May 11.

April 23, 2021 | Via Reuters

Scores Injured in Jerusalem Clashes; Israeli Nationalists Shout ‘Death to Arabs”

After a night of violence in Jerusalem, Israeli police made over 50 arrests and Palestinian medics said 100 were injured during Ramadan clashes in the contested city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From late Thursday night into early Friday, police in riot gear and on horseback fought to keep apart two groups of protesters – Palestinian youth hurling firecrackers and setting fire to garbage bins, and ultra-nationalist Israelis chanting anti-Arab slogans.

April 23, 2021 | Via BBC

Black Ballet Dancer Wins Berlin Racism Case

A black ballet dancer who complained of racism at the Berlin State Ballet has been awarded €16,000 (£14,000; $19,000) in compensation and had her contract renewed, in an out-of-court settlement. Chloé Lopes Gomes, a 29-year-old French dancer, was the first black ballerina to be hired by the company, in 2018. She said she had been refused a white veil and told to wear white make-up.

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