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Prince Philip laid to rest
On Saturday, the funeral of Prince Philip was a simple ceremony at Windsor Castle, following social distancing norms. The queen dressed in black and wearing a face mask sat alone, with her four children and eight grandchildren sitting nearby.
 
Covid-19 deaths pass 3 million
The world's Covid-19 death toll exceeded 3 million on Saturday. The Covid-19 crisis is deepening in Brazil, India, and France.
 
Raul ends Castro regime in Cuba
Raul Castro said he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party. This signals the end of an era of formal leadership he and his brother Fidel Castro began with the 1959 revolution.
 
US imposes sanctions on Russia actions
President Biden on Thursday announced retaliatory measures against Russia over election interference and SolarWinds breach. The Biden administration is expelling ten Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions.
 
Biden plans end to military presence in Afghanistan
In his speech from the White House Treaty Room, Biden said "it is time to end America's longest war"; ending 20 years of US military involvement in Afghanistan. Biden added the US will continue to offer its support to Afghanistan, but not "militarily".
 
Volcanic eruptions in Saint Vincent
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, located in the southern Caribbean, consist of more than 30 islands and cays. The volcano La Soufriere which erupted on Friday had been silent since 1979 but began rumbling and emitting smoke in December.
 
Biden set to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The Trump administration had previously set May 1 as the deadline for a complete withdrawal.
 
Iranian nuke facility damaged
An Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson stated that the IR-1 centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility had been damaged as a result of an electrical blackout. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had sent a letter to the UN indicating Israel could be responsible for the attack.
 
Chinese vaccines not very effective
Gao Fu, Director CDC China said at a conference in Chengdu that Chinese vaccines do not have very high protection rates. Gao said the option of using vaccines from different technical lines is under consideration.
 
Egypt’s Lost City
A "Lost Golden City" in Egypt dating back 3,400 years has been discovered under the city of Luxor, Egypt. The city, buried for three millennia, was uncovered in September 2020 by a team led by Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass.