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Golden Parade: Mummified pharaohs moved to new Cairo home Deutsche Welle Malaysian resort island Langkawi can avoid environmental disaster by making the most of flying lemur and other wildlife’s comeback during Covid-19 travel ban, scientist says South China Morning Post How my uncle dodged death and escaped from East Pakistan to India (with a little help from a hen) Scroll The Ethiopian who saved an Italian goat cheese BBC Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge Project Syndicate. Adair Turner. ‘Imminent’ collapse of Florida reservoir wall will flood Tampa Bay with 20ft wall of polluted water, officials warn: Gov. DeSantis tells residents to evacuate NOW Daily Mail Dozens dead as torrential rain leads to floods and landslides in Indonesia and Timor-Leste ABC News As endangered

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Golden Parade: Mummified pharaohs moved to new Cairo home Deutsche Welle

Malaysian resort island Langkawi can avoid environmental disaster by making the most of flying lemur and other wildlife’s comeback during Covid-19 travel ban, scientist says South China Morning Post

How my uncle dodged death and escaped from East Pakistan to India (with a little help from a hen) Scroll

The Ethiopian who saved an Italian goat cheese BBC

Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge Project Syndicate. Adair Turner.

‘Imminent’ collapse of Florida reservoir wall will flood Tampa Bay with 20ft wall of polluted water, officials warn: Gov. DeSantis tells residents to evacuate NOW Daily Mail

Dozens dead as torrential rain leads to floods and landslides in Indonesia and Timor-Leste ABC News

As endangered birds lose their songs, they can’t find mates Phys.org

A doctor and medical ethicist argues life after 75 is not worth living MIT Technology Review. From 2019; still germane.

Sleeping octopuses might experience fleeting dreams – new study The Conversation

#COVID-19

Are we entering a ‘fourth wave’ of the pandemic? Experts disagree. WaPo

04 April 2021 Coronavirus Charts and News: First Confirmed Case Of Indian COVID Variant Found In California. Immunization Reducing ‘Eek’ Variant Found In Most Tokyo Hospital COVID Cases. Econintersect

Pharmacies score customer data in vaccine effort. Some are crying foul. Politico

Should College Students Be Prioritized for Covid-19 Vaccines Now? Chronicle of Higher Education

An apparent fourth wave of COVID-19 is centered in the East. Will it hit California? LA Times

Europe’s third wave: ‘It’s spreading fast and it’s spreading everywhere’ FT

Weekend Lockdown In Maharashtra, 8 PM-7 AM Curfew Amid Covid Surge NDTV

100,000 New COVID-19 Cases and Bad Governance Push India to Cusp of Disaster The Wire

‘What you’re saying is wrong!’: Florida Governor DeSantis angrily denies cutting ‘pay-to-play’ deal with Publix to distribute COVID vaccines after the grocery chain donated $100K to his PAC war chest Daily Mail

Everyone in England to be offered twice-weekly Covid tests, PM to say Guardian

An HIV lab’s pivot to develop a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine wins STAT Madness ‘Editors’ Pick’ Stat

Why some Republicans think vaccine passports will backfire on Democrats The Hill

UK eyes testing COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings AP

Backed by Millions in Public and Private Cash, Rapid Covid Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You Kaiser Health News

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

All the data Google’s apps collect about you and how to stop it Wired

Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free Gizmodo

Class Warfare

MLK Was a Radical Who Hated Not Only Racial Subordination But Class Exploitation Jacobin

The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King’s Final Year Consortium News

Homes selling faster than ever even as prices rise to all-time highs Fox 5

Guillotine Watch

Covid: Paris police probe ‘secret luxury dinner parties’ BBC

Our Famously Free Press

Tankie, Conspiracy Theorist, And Other Pejorative Tools of Narrative Control Caitlin Johnstone

The Enduring Terror of Violent Crime Victimhood Glenn Greenwald

Sports Desk

As Republicans Fume, Georgia Dems Have Mixed Reactions to MLB’s All-Star Game Relocation Common Dreams

Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law NYT

Biden Administration

GOP Unites in Opposition to Biden’s Popular Infrastructure Plan TruthOut

Why Biden won’t likely leave Afghanistan Asia Times

As Biden Ramps Up Detention Capacity, Group Warns Contaminated Military Bases ‘Are No Place’ for Kids Common Dreams

Turkish ex-admirals arrested over criticism of Erdoğan’s ‘crazy’ canal scheme Guardian

Turkey arrests 10 retired admirals over government criticism Al Jazeera

Netanyahu in court as Israel’s lawmakers mull over his political fate Guardian

Syraqistan

Saudi Arabia’s scramble for an exit strategy in Yemen Al Jazeera

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah vows to defy ‘house arrest’ orders BBC

Old Blighty

The government’s race report has fuelled the controversy it was supposed to lay to rest Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

‘Kill the bill’: More than 100 arrests at London protest Al Jazeera

Waste Watch

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act reintroduced, plastics industry ramps up opposition Waste Dive

China?

China warns US against taking a superior position in global affairs South China Morning Post


Myanmar

Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch ‘Easter egg strike’ AP

Bangladesh’s Bloggers Under Siege Diplomat

India

CCTV cameras switched off in EVM strongroom, alleges Congress candidate in West Bengal Scroll

‘Mind Game’: How a Perception War Is Dominating the Bengal Election Campaign The Wire

When Modi invokes Gandhi, he should also recall the Mahatma’s criticism of the sedition law Scroll

Excerpts: US State Dept Report Records Increasing Use of UAPA by Indian Government The Wire

India has key first-mover edge on China in Iran Asia Times

Pre-Columbian transregional captive rearing of Amazonian parrots in the Atacama Desert Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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