Category Archives: World News

Horn of Africa on track for 5th failed rainy season

GENEVA, Switzerland – The worst drought in the Horn of Africa in more than 40 years looks almost certain to persist after the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, August 26, that forecasts for October-December show a high chance of drier-than-average conditions.     The latest outlook confirms the fears of aid agencies which…

Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that shook New Mexico’s Islamic community

ALBUQUERQUE, USA – A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as the prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that rattled the Islamic community of New Mexico’s largest city, police said on Tuesday, August 9.     After days bolstering security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of a shooter…

Mother and Daughter Facebook Chats Leaked For Illegal Abortion in Nebraska

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A mother and daughter from Nebraska are facing criminal charges in connection to an alleged self-managed abortion after Facebook turned over the pair’s messages to authorities. Police began the investigation after receiving a tip from a lady who identified herself as the daughter’s friend and claimed to have witnessed the girl taking a pill in…

Ukraine accuses Russia of using power plant as ‘nuclear shield’ after rocket attack it says killed 13

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine on Wednesday, August 10, accused Russia of exploiting its position in a nuclear power plant it had seized to target a nearby town in a rocket attack that killed at least 13 people and left many others seriously wounded.   The town Ukraine says Russia targeted – Marhanets – is one…

China withdraws promise not to send troops to Taiwan after unification

BEIJING, China – China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan after taking it back, an official document showed on Wednesday, August 10, signaling a decision by President Xi Jinping to grant less autonomy than previously suggested.   China’s white paper on its position on self-ruled Taiwan follows days of…

Bangladesh garment export growth seen slowing to ‘normal’ 15% in 2022

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Growth in Bangladesh’s garment exports could drop to about 15% this year after an unusually strong expansion of more than 30% in 2021, two industry leaders told Reuters on Wednesday, August 10, as US and European customers grapple with cost of living pressures.   The garment industry accounts for more than 80%…

Colorado to Stop Taxing Sales Tax on Diapers and Menstruation

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Beginning on August 10, Colorado will stop collecting sales tax on diapers and menstruation products. About two months after Democratic governor of Colorado Jared Polis first approved a measure outlining the change, the policy is already in force. The Women’s Foundation of Colorado found that the average family spends $15 per person per month on…

The New U.S. The “Remain in Mexico” policy

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The U.S. The “Remain in Mexico” policy, which has affected the lives of thousands of migrants, will formally expire, according to a Monday announcement from the Department of Homeland Security. The Trump administration first put the policy into effect in 2019, forcing many asylum seekers at the border to wait in Mexico for hearings in…

After fighting during the previous weekend, Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad maintained a ceasefire through the night

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According to different claims from the Israeli government and Islamic Jihad, the strike started around 9:30 p.m. BST (11:30 p.m. local time). Egypt received praise from Israel for its “efforts” in mediating the cease-fire. The State of Israel retains the right to take decisive action if the truce is broken, it continued. “We will not…

US Senate Democrats battle to pass $430-billion climate, drug bill

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The US Senate began debating a Democratic bill on Saturday, August 6, to address key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda, including addressing climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly, and increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy.   The debate began after the Senate voted 51-50 to…

Brazil police to arrest 5 more in murders of journalist, Amazon expert

BRASILIA – Brazil’s federal police on Saturday, Augsut 6, arrested five more men in an investigation into the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rain forest in June.   Police said in a statement that seven arrest warrants were issued for illegal fishing in the Vale do…

Melanie Joly Looks Into Claims That Canada Disregarded Warnings About Safety

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Melanie Joly, the minister of foreign affairs, is recommending that the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians look into claims that Canada disregarded warnings about the safety of its locally employed workers at its embassy in Ukraine before the Russian incursion. Joly brought up the study’s potential during a hearing of the House of…

Montreal Receives Funding Relief For Street Gang and Gun Crime Prevention and Intervention Programmes

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The federal public safety minister visited Montreal hours after police shot and killed a man they believe was involved in a killing spree to make an announcement about increased money for the battle against gun violence in Quebec. The Building Safer Communities Fund will receive $41.8 million from the Canadian government, Minister Marco Mendicino revealed…

The Orange Stained Streams in Ohio

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Countless streams in Ohio are currently tinted orange from iron oxide pollution that has seeped in from defunct coal mines. Acid mine drainage (AMD), which is produced when water comes into touch with exposed mining rocks, causes extremely acidic wastewater from underground mines to overflow and contaminate these streams. AMD is one of the most…

United States deploys ships and planes near Taiwan as Pelosi eyes visit

The U.S. military is moving assets, such as aircraft carriers and big planes, closer to Taiwan in anticipation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s anticipated but unconfirmed visit to the island. Although the military initially opposed the speaker’s visit, it now appears that they are setting up a safe haven for her plane in case she…

Speaker of the US House Pelosi arrives in Taiwan

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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday on a trip she claimed was meant to show American solidarity with the island that China claims as its own. This was Pelosi’s first visit to Taiwan in 25 years, and it has the potential to further deteriorate ties between…