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Japan’s Elects Fumio Kishida To Be Their 100th Prime Minister

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fumio Kishida Replaces Yoshihide Suga after only 1 year as Japan’s Prime Minister By: Almunthir Alghamdi Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Prime Minister’s sudden resignation from his role was partly due to his struggles to meet the public expectations for containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Another reason was the Prime Minister’s decision to hold the Olympics in Tokyo Read More…

Why Is Soft Power Important to Japan?
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Why Is Soft Power Important to Japan?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japanese animes have strengthened japan’s economy and international relationship By: Maha Altamim Japan is a country that has a unique culture that is distinct from any other country. However, Japan nowadays is well-known for its worldwide loved “Anime“, which is derived from the English word “Animation” and “Manga” which are graphic comics. Besides the entertainment Read More…

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China, Canada Relationship In Need Of Repairing

Reading Time: < 1 minute China’s detention of the Two Michaels has put a strain on its relationship with Canada. By: Maha Altamimi After more than 1,000 days of being imprisoned in a Chinese cell on charges of stealing state secrets, Michael Kovrig, and Michael Spavor, were finally released.  Korvig and Spavor, were arrested in December 2018 shortly after Meng Read More…

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Spavor & Korvig Remain Jubilant In Their Return To Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute The release of the Spavor and Kovrig, puts an end to a three year imprisonment. By: Rawan Alshehri After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday the return of the two Canadian citizens imprisoned by the Chinese government back in 2018, their safe landing on Canadian soil remains jubilant. Although the Chinese government denies any Read More…

Asia Elections

If Pacquiao Becomes The Next Philippine President, Will He Retire From Boxing?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pacquiao says he is ready to retire, but is he? By: Maha Altamimi One of the greatest boxing stars of all time, Manny (Pac Man) Pacquiao, is well known for winning boxing titles in more weight classes than any other boxer in history, and for his charitable work in the Filipino community. Pacquiao has recently Read More…

They're Coming Home, Michael's Spavor & Korvig Released From Chinese Prison
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They’re Coming Home, Michael’s Spavor & Korvig Released From Chinese Prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes US Government drops charges against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou After nearly three years of detention in a Chinese prison, Michael Spavor and Michael Korvig are on their way home to Canada. Both men were being arbitrarily detained as retaliation for Huawei’s CFO’d detention at the request of the Trump administration. The US government has been Read More…

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Taliban Official Take Over Afghanistan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mass exodus at Kabul airport in Afghanistan leave 7 dead as civilians try to flee the country now controlled by the Taliban.  By Maryam Razzaq Reports came over the weekend of the Taliban successfully taking over the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul after the President, Ashraf Ghani fled the country.  Ghani, a man who once promised Read More…

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Taliban Takes Control Of 18 Provincial Capitals Across Afghanistan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Only three major Afghanistan cities, – Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif and the country’s capital, Kabul continue to be under the control of the Afghan government. By Maryam Razzaq The Taliban have been steadily taking control over more provincial capitals in Afghanistan. On Friday, it has been confirmed that they have taken over more provincial capitals across the Read More…

Asia

Prime Suspect In A Murder Case, Zahir Jaffer’s Parents Arrested For Concealing Evidence

Reading Time: 4 minutes The murder of a former Pakistan diplomat’s daughter, Noor Mukadam has been taking the country by storm as calls for urgent reform to protect women are made. By Maryam Razzaq Noor Mukadam, 27, was allegedly murdered after being tortured and killed by a close acquittance – Zahir Jaffer, a 30-year-old of dual Pakistan-US nationality, belonging Read More…

Climate Change Asia

Turkey Is Burning As Over A Hundred Fires Make Their Way Across The Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkey is experiencing devastating wildfires which are making their way through villages and forests By Maryam Razzaq The southern coastline of Turkey is burning as fires continue to make their way through the Antalya Manavgat district. Thick smoke can be visibly seen in the sky as Turkish firefighters and authorities attempt to bring the fires Read More…

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Nine Tourists Dead In A Landslide Incident in India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nine tourists have lost their lives in a landslide in a northern Indian state, Himanchal Pradesh.  By Maryam Razzaq Boulders fell and hit the vehicle in which the tourists were travelling in. Nine of the eleven tourists in the vehicle lost their lives, with 2 survivors.  Members of the National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) conducted Read More…

33 Dead In Massive Chinese Deluge
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33 Dead In Massive Chinese Deluge

Reading Time: 2 minutes After torrential rains torment Henan province, 33 people are confirmed dead due to massive deluge. By Donovan Martin Jr. It is confirmed that over 33 people have died in the recent deluge in Henan, China’s central province. Around 617 millimetres of water fell on the province, nearly equaling Henan’s yearly average of 641 millimetres of Read More…

India Issues 15 Million Vaccines Doses Within 24 Hours
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India Issues 15 Million Vaccines Doses Within 24 Hours

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just a few months ago, India recorded over 350,000 new COVID-19 cases per day India has reported less than 40,000 (39,796) daily new cases in the last 24 hours. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active Read More…

Canada Begins Negotiations With Indonesia On a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
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Canada Begins Negotiations With Indonesia On a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada looks to expand trading partners post COVID-19 The Government of Canada is committed to building back from COVID-19 and deepening trade and investment ties with fast-growing markets around the world will generate growth, create jobs, and ensure a strong, resilient economic recovery. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and Read More…

COVID-19 Daily Records Puts India In Grave Peril
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COVID-19 Daily Records Puts India In Grave Peril

Reading Time: < 1 minute India in desperate need of oxygen as record levels of COVID-19 cases increase daily The worlds second-largest population is in grave peril. India’s population sits at just over 1.4 billion people and is setting daily COVID-19 records for infections. Today India recorded over 350,000 new cases in one day, shattering its previous daily records. India Read More…

UK Announces Sanctions On Myanmar Military-Linked Companies
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UK Announces Sanctions On Myanmar Military-Linked Companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanctions target the Myanmar regime and a boost to funding for evidence gathering of violations The sanctions against MEC will be enforced immediately for its involvement in serious human rights violations by making funds available to the military, as well as its association with senior military figures. Designating MEC will prohibit funds and economic resources Read More…

Major Global Tech Company HCL Expanding To Ontario
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Major Global Tech Company HCL Expanding To Ontario

Reading Time: 3 minutes Strengthened relationship with India leads to a significant investment from HCL Technologies that will bring hundreds of good jobs to Mississauga TDS News – The Ford government welcomed the decision by HCL Technologies to expand its Canadian operations with a new global delivery centre in Mississauga. The company is making a significant  investment to build Read More…

CBSA Convicts GTA Jewels Smuggler
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CBSA Convicts GTA Jewels Smuggler

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA investigation leads to conviction of jewellery smuggler TDS News – Today the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the results of a two-year long investigation leading to the conviction of a Toronto area man, and corporation, for smuggling gold jewellery into Canada.  In early 2018, border services officers working at Toronto Pearson International Airport Read More…

75% Of Women In Bangladeshi Are Victims Of Domestic Abuse
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75% Of Women In Bangladeshi Are Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Reading Time: 2 minutes IOM Opens First  Women and Girls Safe Space for Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar TDS News – Nearly three-quarters of married Bangladeshi women have experienced domestic violence in their lives, according to a 2015 study, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the risk. A recent report highlights the rise in gender-based violence (GBV), particularly intimate partner violence, and child protection issues including child labour and child marriage in Read More…

Prime Minister Modi Inaugurates The India Toy Fair 2021
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Prime Minister Modi Inaugurates India’s 2021 Toy Fair

Reading Time: 3 minutes Modi wants to see India global manufacturing for toys increased in the next decade TDS News – India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the India Toy Fair 2021 today through video conference. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Textiles Smt Read More…

Florida Attorney Charged With Sexually Abusing Children In Cambodia
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Florida Attorney Charged With Sexually Abusing Children In Cambodia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ex attorney Rugh James Cline currently serving time in a Cambodian prison cell for sexual assault of a minor TDS News – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Rugh James Cline (40, Tampa) with five counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one Read More…

Health Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine
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Canada Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada joins the United Kingdom and the United States in countries to apply sanctions to Myanmar Today Marc Garneau Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that in response to the coup d’état in Myanmar, Canada is imposing sanctions against 9 Myanmar military officials, under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations. “Canada stands with the people of Myanmar Read More…