National Geographic
National Geographic 30 Aug 2020

Princess Diana's Funeral


Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family prepare for the funeral of Princess Diana, who died after a tragic car accident on August 31, 1997.

GSA informs President-elect Biden that the administration is ready to begin the transition, AstraZeneca says its Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective, and many Americans traveling for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning.

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00:00 Intro
01:47 GSA Informs President-elect Biden The Administration Is Ready To Begin Transition
03:05 President-elect Biden Picks Adviser Tony Blinken As Secy. Of State.
03:38 Biden Taps Fmr. Secy. Of State John Kerry To Be Clinate Czar
04:35 Biden Plans To Nominate Janet Yellen, Fmr. Fed Chair, As Treasury Secy.
04:47 Astrazeneca: Vaccine Up To 90% Effective; 3rd With Promising Results
06:35 Massive Effort Underway To Shore Up Vaccine Trust
08:20 How Will Astrazeneca Get Vaccine To The World?
09:25 Millions Pack Airports & Roads Despite Thanksgiving Stay-Home Warning
11:05 Record Hospitalization, U.S. Expected To Hit 200,000 Cases A Day
11:50 New Restrictions In Several States
12:17 COVID Deaths Up 50% In Nearly Half Of The Country
12:57 Can Regular Testing Help Keep Kids In School?
15:00 GM To Recall 6 Million Trucks & SUVs To Replace Takata Airbags
16:15 High Demand For Small Turkeys As Americans Scale Down Thanksgiving
11:37 Princess Diana's Brother Speaks Out About 'The Crown', Calling It 'Fiction'
18:18 New Investigation Launched Into Princess Diana's Controversial BBC Interview
Tens of thousands of mourners attended the funeral Saturday of a hardline Pakistani cleric in the eastern city of Lahore, defying a government ban on large public gatherings in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

Khadim Hussain Rizvi, 54, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, just days after leading a violent protest march to the capital, Islamabad, against the publication in France of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Daily coronavirus infections have risen in Pakistan this month, and the government banned big events and meetings as it declared the country was witnessing a "second wave" after a three-month lull in cases.

Official data released on Saturday showed 2,843 people had tested positive for the virus and 42 had died during the last 24 hours - both figures the highest for a day since July.

Despite the coronavirus curbs, tens of thousands turned out to mourn Rizvi, and organizers of the funeral said the government had not told them to limit the gathering.

Government officials did not respond to a request for comment about the funeral, which wreaked havoc in Lahore as cellphone services were shut down and major roads blocked for security reasons.

Iran held a funeral service Monday for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the scientist who founded its military nuclear program two decades ago, with the Islamic Republic's defense minister vowing to "hunt down" those responsible.
Funeral homes across the country are scrambling to keep up with the soaring coronavirus death toll. In El Paso, Texas, the city's largest funeral home, Sunset Funeral Homes, has far exceeded its average annual number of services. CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks with manager Jose Amezcua about how the pandemic changed their operations.

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