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The 5 things you should know this May 25: New revelations stir up debate about the origin of covid-19


They accuse Belarus of “state kidnapping” as fury grows over the diversion of a Ryanair flight. Biden and Harris condemn the recent attacks on the Jewish community in the US and abroad. Guillermo Lasso became president in Ecuador and said that the “era of caudillos” is over. This is what you need to know to start the day. Truth first.


New information on Wuhan researchers fuels debate about the origins of the pandemic

A US intelligence report found that several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China fell ill in November 2019 and they had to be hospitalized, a new detail about the severity of their symptoms that could fuel the debate about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, according to two people with knowledge of the intelligence report.


They accuse Belarus of “state kidnapping” and anger grows over the diversion of a Ryanair flight

International condemnation grows after Belarus’ authoritarian leader diverted a Ryanair flight to Minsk to arrest a dissident journalist, in what the airline chief described as a “state hijacking.” Some European leaders called for airlines to bypass Belarusian airspace, for their citizens to leave the country, and for opposition activist Roman Protasevich to be released.


Biden and Harris condemn attacks on the Jewish community in the US and abroad

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris condemned recent attacks on the Jewish community in US cities and abroad, as tensions grow over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad, it is up to all of us not to give way to hatred,” said the president.

Blinken travels to the Middle East after ceasefire 3:51


One year after George Floyd’s death: how to deal with trauma?

A year has passed since George Floyd died and many additional details of the agonizing moments surrounding his murder have been released. What can be done to manage the trauma in the face of what happened? We spoke with four experts and here we present their advice.

Black Lives Matter is a historical process, specialist 1:38


Toxic algae in Florida threaten again

Not only tourists invade Florida in summer: the red tide and cyanobacteria, very annoying and sometimes deadly microorganisms, also take advantage of the change in temperature to proliferate. And they create big problems. Here’s what we know so far about the season ahead.

The Dangers of Toxic Algae (2019) 1:13

At coffee time

The last season of “The paper house” on Netflix already has a date

“La casa de papel” announced the dates of its fifth and final season, which will have a new modality: it will be divided into two volumes, each with five episodes. Your Creator He explained that the finale to the popular series was written during the pandemic and gave previews of what we can expect.

How to create lasting habits for a better life?

Many of us know what kinds of habits could make us healthier, more successful, and probably happier. However, that is not enough to adopt and maintain them over time. Katy Milkman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be”, gives us some advice.

In pandemic confinement, a trigger for depression 28:47

United Airlines offers vaccinated customers the chance to win a year of free flights

In an effort to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, United Airlines offers members of its MileagePlus loyalty program that they are vaccinated the chance to win a year of free travel and flights.

Get vaccinated against covid-19 and fly free for a year 0:47

How Crime TV Shows Can Help You Stay Safe

The story of an 11-year-old girl who said she used something she learned from watching the show “Law & Order: SVU” to fight and identify a suspected kidnapper is an example of how television crime dramas influence real life and can help you if you pay attention. Lisa Respers France analysis.

Video captures a girl’s struggle not to be kidnapped 0:44

The number of the day

US $ 200 million

The Biden Administration announced that will allocate US $ 200 million from the American Rescue Plan for services that support victims of domestic violence, after an increase in cases during confinement.

The drama of living with abusers in a pandemic 3:13

Quote of the day

“The era of the caudillos ends”

The new president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, said in his inauguration speech that in his government “the era of caudillos ends”. And he added: “Today we vindicate this glorious day and begin the fight to recover the democratic soul of our country.”

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And to finish…

Mount Nyiragongo volcano: the most shocking images of the eruption

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo Saturday has left a balance of destruction and death in Goma. At least 8,000 people fled the city for refuge and have crossed the border into Rwanda.

At least 8,000 evacuated by eruption 1:23



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