Monthly Archives: February 2021

Myanmar police and military kill at least 18 people after opening fire on protesters, UN says

The reported casualties make Sunday the deadliest day since the military seized power on February 1. As demonstrations against the military coup which ousted the democratically elected government of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered their fourth week on Saturday, security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters in …

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Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades and Moscow is seeking to develop the energy-rich region, investing in the Northern Sea Route for shipping across its long northern flank as ice melts. The satellite successfully reached its intended orbit …

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Coronavirus update: Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

State and local officials got draft plans for how the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will distribute Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine Friday, once it gets emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration. They can start ordering vaccines as soon as Sunday, said an official who has seen the …

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The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone

“This is my way to debrief and tell everybody what’s going on,” she told CNN Business. “It’s not like it used to be where I would wait until I was going to see my friends over the course of the next week for drinks or for brunch.” For years, Apple …

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The worldwide web as we know it may be ending

In its announcement of the deal, however, Facebook hinted at the possibility of similar clashes in the future. “We’ll continue to invest in news globally and resist efforts by media conglomerates to advance regulatory frameworks that do not take account of the true value exchange between publishers and platforms like …

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Analysis: The court of international public opinion long ago found MBS guilty over Khashoggi murder. The US has just caught up

A Turkish intelligence audio recording captured the moments inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that Saudi government agents drugged, suffocated and dismembered the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist. In the 879 days since, the only geopolitical question of consequence is what role Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known by …

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Read: Declassified report on Saudi role in killing of Jamal Khashoggi

(CNN)The Biden administration on Friday released a long-awaited declassified intelligence report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The intelligence report says that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman approved the operation to capture or kill the Saudi journalist. Read the complete report below: Source link

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42 people including students abducted last week in Nigeria released

The released group included 27 students, teachers and family members, the state government said in a statement at the time of the kidnapping. The gunmen, wearing military fatigues according to witnesses, stormed the Government Science Secondary School Kagara on February 17. A student who died during the attack was named …

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Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series …

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British Gymnastics faces legal action over alleged ‘systemic physical and psychological abuse’

“This is a landmark moment in our campaign for justice,” Claire Heafford, a former elite gymnast and one of the 17 claimants, said in the statement. “This is not and has never been about a few bad apples, this is about decades of systemic abuse, encouraged and covered up by …

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