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WHO urges EU not to panic after massive rejection of AstraZeneca vaccine
(Reuters) – Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and some other European countries have refused to vaccinate citizens with the AstraZeneca vaccine, fearing the possible severe side-effects associated with the blood clots formation. World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there is no evidence... Read more
Enbridge asks government to support pipeline battle with Michigan
CALGARY, Alta. (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc. has asked the government on to help protect the oil pipeline in dispute with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut the pipeline down, fearing a leakage into the Great Lakes. The conflict between Enbridge Inc. and Michigan has aggravated due... Read more
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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