Friday, 18 Jun 2021

Netanyahu Says Israel in Emergency Due to Coronavirus

Divisions in Iraqi forces over crackdown on Iran-backed group

Al Jazeera gains exclusive access to base of Kataib Hezbollah, which has been accused of attacking US forces in Iraq and raided by Baghdad government.

On June 25, the Iraqi government carried out a raid on Kataib Hezbollah, a group with close links to Iran that has been accused of attacking United States forces. It was a test for new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has promised to crack down on groups that operate outside the law. But days later, those detained had walked free.

Al Jazeera gained exclusive access to the Kataib Hezbollah base that was raided. Simona Foltyn reports.

UK scientists: Llamas may provide COVID-19 treatment

In Reading, scientists have turned to a herd of llamas – to provide very small antibodies, which they believe could neutralise the virus.

In the United Kingdom, as elsewhere, the search is on for effective treatments to combat the novel coronavirus.

And in Reading, scientists have turned to a herd of llamas to provide very small antibodies, which they believe could neutralise the virus.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull has more.

Lifting of lockdown in England: how do you feel reopening has gone?

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in England are some of the businesses that were able to reopen from 4 July. Other venues include cinemas, hairdressers and campsites. Weddings will also be able to go ahead and two households of any size will be able to meet indoors.

We want to hear from business owners and customers on how they feel the easing of lockdown rules has been this weekend.

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Man dead after overnight shooting in Aurora – The Denver Post

A man is dead after an overnight shooting in Aurora, police said early Sunday.

Aurora police officers responded to the shooting near Colfax Avenue and Beeler Street, according to a tweet posted on the department’s official Twitter account just before 3 a.m.

Police said the man was transported to a local hospital but died from his injuries.

No suspect information was immediately available, but police planned to release more information shortly.

Prominent Republicans promise to back Biden in election

As the US election approaches, President Donald Trump is not just fending off attacks by members of the opposing party, but also from his own.

As the United States election approaches, a new dynamic is playing out. President Donald Trump is not just fending off attacks by members of the opposing party, but also from his own.

Some prominent Republicans have publicly stated they will vote for former Vice President Joe Biden and are working to help get him elected.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane has that story.

Fox News Virtual Auto Show: YOUR American cars

America’s most powerful convertibles

Take a look at the most powerful convertibles ever produced by American automakers.

Not everyone can get together these days, so Fox News is holding a series of virtual car shows where you can share and discuss your cool cars, trucks and motorcycles with the rest of the Fox News Autos audience.


It's America's birthday, so we asked the Fox News audience to show us their American cars and trucks for this week's Virtual Auto Show – and we'd love to take a spin in any of them.

We've posted a few of our favorites below so you can comment on them, but don't forget to check out more of the submissions on Twitter and add your own.


Netanyahu Says Israel in Emergency Due to Coronavirus

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Israel is in a state of emergency due to a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, and additional steps are needed to try to stem the spread, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

The cabinet will reconvene within the coming day to decide on new restrictions and will present a plan within the next few days to address the economic challenges the pandemic is posing, he said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting.

Parliament “cannot behave as though it’s business as usual,” Netanyahu said.

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The number of coronavirus cases in the country has surged since the government started easing strict lockdown measures in late April.

There are currently 29,366 confirmed cases in Israel, including 330 fatalities, with as many as 1,100 new cases reported daily in the past week. This compares with some 13,000 cases and 164 fatalities in mid-April. There are currently 11,200 active cases, compared with less than 10,000 during the first wave of the pandemic, according to Health Ministry figures.

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