Temporary foreign workers will finally get the protection they need
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Temporary foreign workers will finally get the protection they need

Reading Time: 3 minutes Protecting B.C foreign workers will now how great protection under provincial jurisdictions Temporary foreign workers who come to B.C. to work will be better protected now that the employers who want to hire these workers will be required to register with the Province as of Dec. 15, 2020. Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals Read More…

UN to hold first virtual General Assembly in its 75 years
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UN to hold first virtual General Assembly in its 75 years

Reading Time: 2 minutes COVID-19: World leaders to stay at home, in first ‘virtual’ UN General Assembly The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization’s three quarters of a century of existence This year each Member State, Observer Read More…

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136,141 cases of COVID-19 in Canada as of Sunday

Reading Time: 3 minutes Latest update from Canada’s Chief medical doctor, Theresa Tam “There have been 136,141 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,170 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada tested an average of 47,806 people daily over the past week with 1.1% testing positive. Over the past week, an average of 633 cases are now being reported daily Read More…

September 10, 2020 marks World Suicide Prevention Day
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September 10, 2020 marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 40 countries now celebrate World Suicide Day World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.  The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) Read More…

Worst oil ever recorded in Mauritius water, over 1 million litres dumped into Indian Ocean
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Worst oil spill catastrophe ever in Mauritius history, WAKASHIO tanker dumped over 1 million litres into Indian Ocean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan to dispatch disaster recovery experts to assist with the WAKASHIO oil spill clean up Japan has dispatched the third Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team, which consists of 6 members, to the Republic of Mauritius to deal with the oil spill from the bulk carrier “WAKASHIO” which has been stranded off the coast of Read More…

Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope
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Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over $750 million worldwide have been donate to fight cancer in the Name of Terry Fox Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed Read More…

Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet are grounded worldwide
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Transport Canada will not re-certify Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet are grounded worldwide In the aftermath of two fatal accidents, Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, the Boeing 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March 2019. Boeing implemented several changes to its flight control system and pilot training and was expecting to have the planes in the air mid 2020. The crashes Read More…

Black Ribbon Day: 81 years ago Nazism and Stalinism rose to power
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Black Ribbon Day: 81 years ago Nazism and Stalinism rose to power

Reading Time: 2 minutes Black Ribbon Day is Day of remembrance for the lives lost from Nazism and Stalinism Black Ribbon Day, officially known in the European Union as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, is an international day of remembrance for victims of totalitarian regimes, specifically Stalinist, communist, Nazi and fascist regimes. It is observed on 23 August to coincide with the date of Read More…

International Day Honouring the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion
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International Day Honouring the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year, millions of people are forced to conceal their religious beliefs out of fear of violence On the International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives, who are attacked, threatened or persecuted due to their religion or belief. Read More…

How dangerous are burning electric cars?
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How dangerous are burning electric cars?

Reading Time: < 1 minute What happens if an electric car burns in a road tunnel or an underground car park? In the Hagerbach test tunnel in Switzerland, Empa researchers and tunnel safety expert Lars Derek Mellert set fire to battery cells of electric cars, analyzed the distribution of soot and smoke gases and the chemical residues in the extinguishing Read More…

Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19
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Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The risk of death from COVID-19 for those who are obese is higher for men and young people In a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente research shows that obesity was associated with a substantial increased risk of death from COVID-19. However, it also found that the risk of death from COVID-19 Read More…

1st Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act
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1st Anniversary of the Elimination of Sex-based Inequities in the Indian Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous women have worked for decades to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act. Today Canada marks the the one year anniversary of the the elimination of sex based inequities in the India Act. Under Bill S-3, advancing gender equality and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, removed the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act registration provisions, Read More…

Canada Celebrates 2020 International Youth Day
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Canada Celebrates 2020 International Youth Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2020 Theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12th be declared International Youth Day. “International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their Read More…

COVID-19 Fuels Growth Of Telemedicine Scams
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COVID-19 Fuels Growth Of Telemedicine Scams

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each year the insurance industry loses billions to scams COVID-19 is spurring more consumers to seek the safety and convenience of distance healing by telemedicine, yet consumers must stay alert for costly insurance scams, warns the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Telemedicine by remote is widely available for consumers sheltering at home throughout the U.S. So to Read More…

Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide
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Video Exposing Pornhub Goes Viral With Over 25 Million Views Worldwide

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pornhub allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children In the last couple of weeks the #Traffickinghub movement’s viral short animated video exposing Pornhub for allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children reached over 25 million views across all social media. What proof do we have that Pornhub Read More…

37th Anniversary of Black July, Sri Lanka's Deadliest Civil War
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37th Anniversary of Black July, Sri Lanka’s Deadliest Civil War

Reading Time: 2 minutes 150,000 people became homeless in Black July Black July is the common name used to refer to the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983. The riots began as a response to a deadly ambush on 23 July 1983 by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), one of the many Tamil militant groups of that time. The LTTE had killed 13 Sri Read More…

Canada enacts new measures to help international students
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Canada enacts new measures to help international students

Reading Time: 2 minutes International students can now work longer hours with penalty Canada has implemented a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students, learning institutions and other stakeholders in Canada’s education sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit Read More…

Africa call for health policy shift in post COVID-19 era
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Africa call for health policy shift in post COVID-19 era

Reading Time: 3 minutes Urgent need for inclusive health policy in Africa Countries must strengthen and reform their health policy research institutions to focus on Africa-led inclusive solutions Global health experts and practitioners at a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) called for a “Marshall Plan on Inclusive Health in Africa.”   There is an urgent Read More…

Trump Far Right Rally Gets pranked by Borat Creator
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Trump Far Right Rally Gets pranked by Borat Creator

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump Far Right Rally Gets pranked by Borat Creator. Sacha Baron Cohen’s epic invasion of US politics “Obama, what we gonna do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu,” The Borat star sings on stage referencing Donald Trump’s racist name referring to the virus also as the Chinese virus. “Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? Lock Read More…

700 Small Business In Guatemala Affected Fruit Smugglers
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700 Businesses In Guatemala Affected By Fruit Smugglers

Reading Time: 2 minutes 700 Business In Guatemala Affected By Fruit Smugglers. Mexican farmers are hurting Guatemala’s economy The Minister of Economy, Antonio Malouf, addresses banana producers in the municipality of La Blanca, San Marcos. To support banana producers in the municipalities of La Blanca, Ocós and Ayutla to combat smuggling of fruit from Mexico, the Minister of Economy, Read More…

Turkey: Criminal Case For Opposing Homophobic Speech
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Turkey: Criminal Case For Opposing Homophobic Speech

Reading Time: 3 minutes Criminal Case for Opposing Homophobic Speech. Turkey’s Directorate Blames HIV On Homosexuality End Stigmatization of LGBT People, Investigation of Bar Associations Hundreds of people gathered for the campus Pride March at Middle East Technical University on May 11, 2018 defying the Ankara governor’s ban on all LBGTI public events.  © 2018 Yıldız Tar, Kaos GL (Istanbul) Read More…

El Salvador Inhumane COVID-19 Prison Lockdown Treatment
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El Salvador Inhumane COVID-19 Prison Lockdown Treatment

Reading Time: 4 minutes El Salvador Inhumane COVID-19 Prison Lockdown Treatment. 77 people were murdered between April 24 & 27, 2020 Inmates are lined up during a security operation under the watch of police at Izalco prison in San Salvador, El Salvador, on April 25, 2020. © 2020 El Salvador presidential press office via AP (Washington, DC) – El Salvador’s President Read More…

Chag Pesach Sameach, Passover 2020, Begins at Sundown Today
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Chag Pesach Sameach, Passover 2020, Begins at Sundown Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chag Pesach Sameach, Passover 2020, Begins at Sundown Today. Officially Marking The Start Of The Jewish Holiday Tonight at sundown, Jewish communities across Canada and around the world will begin the eight-day celebration of Passover commemorating the Exodus, the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.  “Usually, families and friends celebrate Passover by Read More…

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Russia Has Created A Drug For The Treatment Of Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The FMBA of Russia presented the antimalarial drug “Mefloquine” for the treatment of coronavirus infection. “The research and production center of the FMBA of Russia, taking into account the Chinese and French experience, has developed a treatment regimen for coronavirus infection based on the antimalarial drug mefloquine,” the press service noted. “The drug with high Read More…

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The Head Of The IMF Announced The Beginning Of A global Recession

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global economy has plunged into a recession, at least no less than in 2009, said Kristalina Georgieva, managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).“The downturn for 2020 is expected to be quite deep,” the IMF chief said at a briefing, warning that recovery in 2021 can only begin if the spread of COVID-19 Read More…

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China Closes Borders To Foreigners

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chinese authorities will temporarily ban foreign citizens with valid visas and residence permits from entering the country from March 28. This is stated in a statement published on Thursday by the state administration for the migration of the People’s Republic of China. “The Chinese side has decided to temporarily ban the entry of foreign citizens Read More…

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Quadriplegic Teen Left Home Alone To Die

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the outbreak in China a teenage boy suffering from cerebral palsy was found dead at home in Hubei province six days after his father and younger brother were quarantined for suspected infection with a novel coronavirus. Seventeen-year-old Yan Cheng, his 11-year-old brother and their father Yan Xiaowen, 49, who had been working in Hubei’s capital Read More…

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Covid-19 Marks Italy’s Deadliest Day Battling The Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Italy, an increase in deaths due to coronavirus was again recorded. Over the past day, 743 people died from COVID-19. This was stated at a press conference by the head of the Department of civil defense Angelo Borelli, reports the Italian TV channel Rai News. According to the Italian Ministry of Health, the total Read More…

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Labour Shortage Causes Norway To Extend Foreign Workers Permit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is working on an amendment to the Immigration Regulations Act to allow foreign workers already in Norway to receive a residence permit extension. This amendment is of great importance to agriculture. The coronavirus situation is causing major agricultural challenges as closed borders and quarantine restrictions lead to a Read More…

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China Playing Major Role In Assisting Countries Fight The Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute To help Cambodia and Serbia fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has decided to send a team of medical experts to the infected countries. The teams, organized by the National Health Commission, consists of experts selected by the Health Commission of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. According to the latest figures from the NHC, more Read More…

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Text “Hi” In WhatsApp For Immediate Covid-19 Help

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, WHO (www.WHO.int) is launched a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from the Coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and Read More…

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UK Supermarkets Join Forces To Feed A Nation In Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK government has temporarily relaxed elements of its competition law as part of its Covid-19 stimulus package to allow supermarkets to work together to feed the nation. In these extraordinary and challenging times it is important that we remove barriers to our supermarkets working together to serve customers, particularly those who are elderly, ill Read More…

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Uhuru Torch Race Cancelled

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Uhuru Torch race takes place every year starting from different places President John Magufuli on Tuesday suspended Uhuru Torch race for 2020, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which is wreaking havoc across the globe. Speaking to residents of Dar es Salaam while inspecting the on-going Ubungo Interchange Read More…

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UK Introduces Emergency Bill To Strengthen (COVID-19) Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes New laws will be introduced to protect public health, increase NHS capacity, strengthen social care and support the public to take the right action at the right time. Emergency measures to give ministers powers to take the right action at the right time to respond effectively to the progress of the coronavirus outbreak will be Read More…

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Norway Guarantees 100 Billion In Business Loans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Norway government has proposed two new loan measures, providing support of a total of NOK 100 billion. The package will improve Norwegian businesses’ access to the necessary liquidity in the challenging situation they are now facing. “The Norwegian economy is currently facing a very challenging situation. The government will do what is needed and Read More…

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The Netherlands Announced The Discovery Of Antibodies That Block Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Antibodies to the SARS virus, which caused an outbreak of SARS in 2002-2003, are also effective against SARS-CoV-2, scientists in Rotterdam say. Scientists in the Netherlands claim to be the first in the world to find an antibody that effectively blocks the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A preprint of their research is posted on the BioRxiv source, a brief conversation Read More…

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G7 Nations Show Of Solidarity To Fight Covid-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven, acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy and a global health crisis, which also poses major risks for the world economy.  We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response through closer cooperation and enhanced coordination of our efforts.  While Read More…

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Sixth Anniversary Of Russia’s Illegal Annexation Of Crimea

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today marks six years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea. Canada unequivocally condemns this violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and of international law. For six years, the international community has witnessed grave human rights violations in Crimea committed by state agents of Russia. These have included arbitrary arrests and detentions, disappearances, torture and the Read More…

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UK Launches Massive (COVID-19) PR Campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Launch of the next stage of the public information campaign including TV adverts featuring CMO Professor Chris Whitty. People are being urged to stay at home for seven days if they develop a high temperature or new continuous cough as part of an expanded public awareness campaign in the fight against COVID-19, Health Secretary Matt Read More…

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UK Postpones Local Election Due To Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Local, mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections that were due to take place in May this year will be postponed until May 2021, the Government has confirmed today. The Government will also work with the devolved administrations to ensure that they have the necessary powers to take the same approach. The decision was taken Read More…

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A Woman Became President Of Greece For The First Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new President of Greece, Ekaterina Sakellaropoulou, has been sworn in and assumed the office of the head of state. The ceremony was held on Friday at a special session of the country’s Parliament. Sakellaropoulo became the first woman President of the Greek state. After a brief prayer in Parliament Sakellaropoulo took the oath on Read More…

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Who’s Making Money From The Coronavirus? Did You Also Get Scammed?

Reading Time: 2 minutes As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread globally, be on the lookout for associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Examples of COVID-19 fraud Consumers in other countries have shared these scenarios: Private companies offering fast COVID-19 tests for sale Only hospitals can perform the tests No other tests are genuine Read More…

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Mozambicans Still Struggling From Deadly Cyclone

Reading Time: 2 minutes World Food Programme (WFP) needs US$91 million to be able to fully implement rehabilitation projects for Idai victims this year. A year after Cyclone Idai devastated much of central Mozambique, limited funding for essential reconstruction is preventing many of the hardest-hit people from getting back on their feet, according to the United Nations World Food Read More…

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Coronavirus In Italy: 196 People Died In A day, 2076 Were Infected

Reading Time: < 1 minute In Italy, fresh data was provided on the number of people infected with COVID-19 and who died from the disease caused by the coronavirus. During the day, the number of infected people in the country increased by more than two thousand, and the number of deaths- by almost 200 people, according to La Repubblica. The Read More…

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Will Terrorism Ever Stop In Afghanistan?

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Ashraf Ghani met today with a number of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan elders and influential figures at the Presidential Palace. Aftab Ahmad Sherpao, Farhatullah Babar, Afrasiab Khattak, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Mohsin Dawar and Bushra Gohar who had visited Kabul to attend the President Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony, extended their congratulations to the Read More…

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WHO: The Threat Of A Coronavirus Pandemic Has Become Very Real

Reading Time: < 1 minute The threat of a coronavirus pandemic has become very real. But this will be the first pandemic in history that can be controlled. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the organization’s website, announced this on March 9. More than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more Read More…

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Prime Minister Trudeau Celebrates International Woman’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the accomplishments and leadership of women in Canada and around the world, and recommit ourselves to moving forward to a future in which everyone has an equal chance to succeed. We all have women in our lives who inspire us every day. This year’s theme, Because Of You, honours those who Read More…

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Health Declaration MANDATORY For All Incoming Travelers To Viet Nam

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has decided that health declaration shall be mandatory for all incoming travelers to Viet Nam effective immediately. The decision was made at the Committee’s meeting on Friday morning amid ongoing spikes of COVID-19 infections and fatalities across the world. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is Read More…

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Those Infected With The Coronavirus Will Be Shipped To The Isolated Galang Desert

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indonesian authorities plan to place those infected with the coronavirus on the uninhabited island of Galang. The Jakarta Post newspaper with reference to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Hadi Tjahjanto, reports this. According to the commander-in-chief, Galang Island was chosen as the site for the hospital, as several buildings that were used in Read More…

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20,000 Migrants Have Now Died In The Mediterranean Sea

Reading Time: 2 minutes International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reiterates that improved and expanded safe, legal pathways for migrants and refugees are urgently needed. A tragic shipwreck off the coast of Libya last month and more than a dozen other recent fatalities elsewhere have pushed the death toll in the Mediterranean Sea to 20,014 since 2014, according to IOM’s Missing Read More…

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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Turns 50

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fifty years ago today, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [NPT] entered into force. As a critical part of the rules-based international order, the NPT continues to promote international peace and security by limiting the spread of the world’s most destructive weapons. The NPT was opened for signature on July 1, 1968, and Read More…

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Trump Administration Tries To Block China From Leading The UN Global IP Efforts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Secretary to vigorously oppose China’s leadership in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), given China’s persistent violations of intellectual property protections, including Read More…

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The Democratic Republic Of Congo’s Last Ebola Patient Discharged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the patient has been allowed to leave, 46 people who had come in contact with her are still being monitored. GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, The last Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was discharged today from a treatment centre in the north-eastern town of Beni. With no more confirmed cases, Read More…

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Iranian Army Produces Unique Equipment To Intensify Coronavirus Fight

Reading Time: < 1 minute TEHRAN – Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy Army chief for coordination affairs, has announced that the Army designated three of its well-equipped hospitals for the treatment of coronavirus patients.  “The armed forces, including the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army, are at the forefront… in the battle against the coronavirus,” Said Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari In Read More…

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Pope Francis Forms Child Protection Task Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following up on a plan announced at last year’s Meeting for the Protection of Minors in the Church, Pope Francis has launched a task force to help Bishops’ Conferences prepare and update child protection guidelines. Pope Francis has established a task force “in order to assist the Episcopal Conferences in the preparation and updating of Read More…

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Trump Administration Agrees To Peace Deal With Taliban

Reading Time: < 1 minute After almost two decades of fighting, a signed declaration with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the United States’ and with the Taliban, paves the way for a meaningful peace process and an end to the bloody conflict in Afghanistan. Thanks to the efforts of coalition forces, Afghanistan is no longer a safe haven for international Read More…

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United States To Provide $30.4 Million To Support Democratic Elections In Ethiopia

Reading Time: < 1 minute USAID will strengthen the capacity of Ethiopian civil society organizations and political parties to respond to the needs of all Ethiopians more effectively. The United States and the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed a memorandum of understanding for a new $30.4 million program to support the upcoming national elections. United States Agency for Read More…

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COVID-19 Hurting Tourism, Is A Full-Scale Travel Ban Pending?

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 Read More…

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U.S. Provides Defender Patrol Boats To Djiboutian Navy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Defender patrol boats combine an unmatched ability to conduct high-speed maneuvers in a compact deployable package. Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. They are used extensively by the Read More…

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$2Bn Nigerian Fertilizer Plant Is The Biggest In The World

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum, the plant has been classified as the biggest project in the entire fertilizer industry history in the world. LAGOS, Nigeria, Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun the countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex located in the Dangote Free Zone. With a capacity Read More…

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Prime Minister Johnson Redefines Britain’s Place In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom will overhaul its approach to foreign policy through a new government-wide review set out by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has committed to holding the largest review of the UK’s foreign, defence, security and development policy since the end of the Cold War. The Integrated Review will cover all aspects of Read More…

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Coronavirus Outbreak In Italy Shuts Down Mass Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the Veneto and Lombardia regions, the number of people infected with the coronavirus has exceeded 50. Mass events are banned in 10 cities, and schools and shops are closed. The President of Lombardia Attilio Fontana, ANSA reports, announced this at a press conference. There are currently 12 cases of coronavirus in Veneto. One of Read More…

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Crisis In Childhood HIV Treatment In Western And Central Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Too few children are being diagnosed in the region with only 27% of infants exposed to HIV being tested for HIV infection within eight weeks of birth in 2018 In 2018, coverage of antiretroviral therapy among children living with HIV in western and central Africa was just 28%, far lower than the global average, which Read More…

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UK Spends £1.2 Billion For The World’s Most Powerful Weather And Climate Supercomputer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before. Predicting severe weather and the impacts of climate change will be faster and more accurate than ever before, thanks to confirmation of £1.2 billion government funding to develop a state-of-the-art supercomputer, Business and Energy Secretary and COP26 Read More…

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U.S. Embassy Graduates English Language Program In Tanga And Unguja

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the graduation ceremony, Regional English Language Officer, George M. Chinnery commended the Access Program students for their dedication DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania awarded graduation certificates to the 47 students of the U.S. Embassy’s English ‘Access’ Microscholarship Program in Tanga (13 female and 12 male) and Unguja – Zanzibar Read More…

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Norway Supports Efforts To Combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes Norway is supporting the urgent global response to the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, and is providing NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for humanitarian efforts and NOK 36 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for vaccine development. Norway is also working hard to encourage other countries to step up Read More…

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Heavy Rain Increases Chance Of Major Flooding In The Uk

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Environment Agency is warning communities that persistent heavy rain could lead to an increased risk of flooding across South East England over the next few days. The forecast heavy rain could cause surface water flooding in local communities, and see a rise in river levels, and travel disruption as roads and rail lines may Read More…

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UNHCR Welcomes Ethiopia’s Ratification Of Kampala Convention

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Ethiopia’s ratification yesterday of the African Union (AU) Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa, known as the Kampala Convention. The Convention, a key regional legal instrument aimed at protecting, assisting and resolving the plight of IDPs, was unanimously passed by Ethiopia’s parliament. Read More…

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Prime Minister Concludes A Super Productive Visit To Senegal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful visit to Senegal. The visit focused on deepening the two countries’ already strong ties through trade and investment and advancing shared priorities like democracy and governance, gender equality, and fighting climate change. Both Canada and Senegal will benefit from a stronger relationship. Senegal’s young and growing population, Read More…

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60,000 Cameroonian Refugees Flee To Nigeria For Safety

Reading Time: 2 minutes This latest influx took place just before Cameroon’s general elections last weekend as people fled ongoing violence between security forces and armed groups. Almost 8,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria’s eastern and southern states of Taraba and Cross Rivers over the past fortnight, bringing the total Cameroonian refugee population in the country to nearly Read More…

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Trudeau Wraps Meeting With African Leaders Then Heads To Kuwait To Meet Troops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trudeau called for cooperation among international partners and governments to create economic opportunity and prosperity that is broadly shared ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace Read More…

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Merkel’s Successor Refused To Put forward Her Candidacy For The Post Of German Chancellor

Reading Time: < 1 minute Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, President of the Christian Democratic Union, has refused to run for the German Chancellor. This was reported by German news agencies on Monday, February 10, concerning unnamed interlocutors in party circles familiar with the situation. According to them, Kramp-Karrenbauer intends to organize the election of a CDU candidate for the post of German Read More…

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UK Government Wants Long Term Storage Facility For Sperm And Embryos

Reading Time: 2 minutes The government is seeking views on reviewing the current 10-year storage limit for eggs, sperm and embryos, to give more people the opportunity to start a family. People could have their frozen eggs, sperm and embryos stored for longer, as the government today launches a call for views on whether the current law to store Read More…

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Decade Of Development vs Decade Of Troubles

Reading Time: 2 minutes His Excellency President David Granger on Sunday said Guyanese must make a choice between the Decade of Development his government has in store for the country of the and the decade of troubles brought upon the country by the previous administration during its tenure. Between 2000 and 2010, under the previous administration, some 1,431 homicides Read More…

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Financial Inclusion In West Africa Gets A Boost With New $10m Raise By Aella Fintech

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aella has made a visible impact on the lives of more than 300k borrowers across its Employer Backed and Direct to Consumer Verticals, who now have access to simple financial products LAGOS, Nigeria, Focused on improving financial inclusion for West Africa’s low-income segment, a Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella (AellaCredit.com) has raised a $10m debt financing Read More…

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UK Establishes Major Trade Investment Relationship With Japan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Foreign Secretary to shape new trade and investment relationship between Japan and the UK on first Asia-Pacific visit. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab travels to Tokyo on Saturday 8 February to meet Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to discuss how the UK and Japan can work more closely as partners on the world stage now that Read More…

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Norway Steps Up 2030 Climate Goal To At Least 50 % towards 55 %

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Paris Agreement, each country has to submit new or updated Nationally determined contributions or NDCs every 5 years. 2020 will be the first time countries submit new or updated emission goals, and the deadline is February 9. The Paris Agreement also clarifies that NDC will represent a progression, and reflect the country’s Read More…

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German Government Pledges €1 million To Algeria Refugees In Need Of Basic Food Necessities

Reading Time: 2 minutes The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a multi-year pledge for 2020 and 2021 from the Government of Germany of €1 million (US$1.1 million) each year for its assistance to refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. ALGIERS, Algeria, The German Federal Foreign Office’s contribution will allow WFP to cover the basic food needs of the most Read More…

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Japan Invest $2.7 Million Into Harare Children’s Hospital

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan’s assistance to Harare Children’s Hospital dates back to 1998, when the hospital was constructed and equipped through grant aid provided by Japan and Canada HARARE, Zimbabwe, Japan will be assisting Harare Children’s Hospital with a comprehensive range of medical and hospital equipment to ensure a high standard of health service delivery for both children Read More…

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Iran Does Not Intend To Conduct Bilateral Negotiations With The United States

Reading Time: < 1 minute In addition, Tehran said that it does not consider the Swiss humanitarian aid supply channel a sign of goodwill on the part of Washington. DUBAI-Tehran will not hold bilateral talks with America, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “Iran does not and will not conduct any bilateral negotiations with the American side, and this Read More…

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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. conduct Airstrike Against Al-Shabaab Terrorist

Reading Time: < 1 minute In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia STUTTGART, Germany, In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, Feb. 2. Continuous pressure on Read More…

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143 In Africa On The Verge Of Losing Their Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2020/APO Group/ —  As climate change intensifies, extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, bushfires and heatwaves are forcing millions from their homes each year. In 2018, disasters displaced 17.2 million people from their homes, 90 percent fled weather and climate-related hazards. There were 1,600 recorded disaster events over the course Read More…

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In London, An Unknown Person Attacked Passers-By With A Knife

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two people were stabbed in the Stretham area of London, the British Metropolitan police said on Twitter. The report says that law enforcement officers shot the attacker. “The circumstances are being investigated, the incident is recognized as related to terrorism,” the Agency said. According to a Sky News reporter, the attacker injured three people. This Read More…

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UK Space Agency Partners With Singapore To Explore Trip To Outspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes A large UK space sector delegation touches down in Singapore this week to explore new partnerships and seek valuable opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, supported by the UK Space Agency. More than 30 representatives from the UK space industry, universities and government will visit GeoWorks, ST Engineering, the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Read More…

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Australia Bands Chinese Nationals From Entering The Country

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Security Committee of Cabinet met again today to consider new and urgent information regarding the novel coronavirus situation. Based on updated health advice from the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the increased risk posed by the spread of novel coronavirus, we have decided to introduce strict Read More…