Myanmar coup increases atrocities
in Rohingya genocide
By Hansil Mehta The implications of Myanmar coup are worrying for Rohingya living in Myanmar as they are at a heightened risk of repression, says a human rights expert. The director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, John Packer says, “There is... Read more
Mixed race “Blindian” couples speak on the struggle to unite and fit in
By Saloni Bhugra Interracial couples and children talk to Skedline about how they are fighting racism, anti-blackness, colourism and stigma every day. Humber journalism student Cassondra Daley talks about her experience growing up as a Black and Indian person. Daley said it’s tough to fit in and “mixing” races... Read more
Wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested
(Reuters) A United States judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be detained on charges she helped run his multibillion drug enterprise while he was in jail. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is charged. Guzman was convicted in February 2019 in a high-profile... Read more
Facebook to invest $1B in news industry after standoff with Australian government

The tech giant commits to a 10-figure investment into the news industry

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Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s prisoner of conscience status

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stripped of his prisoner of conscience status by Amnesty International for his past comments that were described as “advocacy of hatred.”

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Portugal to send some  COVID-19 vaccines to former African colonies
Portugal will contribute five per cent of COVID-19 vaccines to its former African colonies. “Supporting international vaccination is essential for the eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said during an online event. “No country in the world will be safe until everyone is safe.” The... Read more
Tiger Woods injured in serious crash
in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods is being treated for a serious leg injury after a single-car rollover on his way to Rolling Hills Country Club in Los Angeles.

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New one-shot Covid vaccine appears safe and effective, company says

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 had a successful trial, according to the FDA. Experts will meet on Friday to decide whether or not to approve the shot.

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Mexico demands UN look at inequity of  low COVID-vaccine rates

Mexican government officials are asking the United Nations Security Council to assess the unequal distribution of vaccines.

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Korean film Minari makes Hollywood buzz
as award season begins

Reuters journalist Jill Serjeant reports on Minari, the new South-Korean film that is garnering worldwide attention. Minari is quite different than Parasite, which won Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. The film stars The Walking Dead actor Steven Yeun and has been nominated for Best Foreign Picture at the Golden Globes.

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