Monthly Archives: December 2020

Boris Johnson announces Brexit deal: We have completed the biggest trade deal yet – CNN Video

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that a long-awaited post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union has been reached, just days ahead of the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020. Source link

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Forced out of school during the pandemic, now she’s pregnant. She’s one of millions of girls who won’t return to the classroom

She had no idea that the 19-year-old had begun exchanging sex for cash in order to help pay for food for her three younger siblings and two cousins, who live together in a one-room house in a waterfront slum community in Mombasa, Kenya. When Bella came home with rice and …

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Japan’s top court gives retrial hope for man who spent almost 50 years on death row

Former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada — declared the world’s longest-serving death row inmate by Guinness World Records in 2014 — was accused of robbery, arson and the murder of his boss, his boss’ wife and their two children in 1966. The family was found stabbed to death in their incinerated …

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‘I have $4 to my name.’ An extended eviction ban isn’t enough for some struggling renters

Should the package go through, neither of the measures will likely be enough to keep the most at-risk renters in their homes past January. “While extending the CDC eviction moratorium for just one month is insufficient to keep people housed for the duration of the pandemic, the extension provides essential …

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Nikola and Republic Services scrap their electric garbage truck

In August, the company had announced plans to produce as many as 5,000 trucks for Republic Services, which has sought to build a more sustainable fleet of garbage trucks to better meet emissions standards. Nikola’s (NKLA) stock shot up 22% after the deal was originally announced. But Nikola’s stock price …

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Three French police officers shot dead responding to domestic violence incident

Three gendarmes were shot dead and a fourth injured after they responded to a domestic violence incident in Puy-de-Dôme, west of Lyon, in the early hours of Wednesday. The alleged shooter left the scene, sparking a manhunt. On Wednesday morning, Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin tweeted that “the madman …

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Every country has vaccine skeptics. In Russia, doctors are in their ranks

Since then, only 15,000 people have been vaccinated, according to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. It means that on average, each clinic inoculated about 15 people a day, a fraction of the at least 271,000 people from priority groups vaccinated in the US in the first week.  Online sign-up forms for nine Moscow clinics reviewed by CNN showed plenty of free slots — even when …

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Nepali airline Buddha Air flies passengers to the wrong airport

(CNN) — Nepali airline Buddha Air made a blunder recently when it flew passengers to the wrong airport. The domestic airline departed from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on December 18. From there it flew northwest to the country’s second-biggest city of Pokhara, instead of going southeast to the flight’s intended …

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Pakistani human rights activist found dead in Canada

Karima Mehrab, a refugee from the Balochistan region of western Pakistan who was also known as Karima Baloch, went missing on Sunday in Toronto’s downtown waterfront area. Police said her body was found on Monday. Mehrab was a prominent student organizer who campaigned for Balochistan’s separation from Pakistan, and later …

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