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Asylum seekers stuck on Diego Garcia start hunger strike
Dozens of Tamil asylum-seekers have launched a hunger strike after eight months stranded on a secretive military base in the Indian Ocean, demanding that the government of the United Kingdom allow them to claim asylum in a safe third country. “My husband contacted me today and informed me that seven...
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Pro-Russian hackers spread hoaxes to divide Ukraine, allies
As Ukrainians flooded into Poland earlier this year to flee Russian invaders, a hacking group aligned with the Kremlin sought to spread rumors that criminal gangs were waiting to harvest the organs of child refugees. The network, known to cybersecurity experts as Ghostwriter, seemingly aimed to sow...
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'Hell' in Ukraine's Donbas as Russia piles on pressure, warns Zelenskiy
KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine - Ukraine's industrial Donbas region, the focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said as some of the world's richest countries pledged to bolster Kyiv with billions of dollars. Since turning away from Ukraine's capital, Russia is...
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Kamala Harris stands up for ‘personal decisions’
With high court poised to strike down abortion as constitutional right, VP warns of government interference in private matters After a year of finding no fault with Covid-19 vaccine mandates, Vice President Kamala Harris is warning that the government will infringe on personal liberties if the US...
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Timeline of Canada's decision to bar Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks
OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Thursday Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE will be prohibited from parts of Canada's telecommunications networks. Here are some key dates to come on this prohibition: Sept. 1, 2022: Service providers are asked to stop buying new 4G or 5G...
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The shaming of Whitehall: how the Partygate scandal unfolded
When the first Mirror front page dropped with a story about two illicit parties in No 10, most MPs and aides were willing to shrug it off. After all, the serious suits working behind the famous black door are not perceived as a party-mad crowd. Most in Westminster blithely assumed it was a glass of...
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$20M in marijuana plants destroyed as police raid suspected grow-op north of Simcoe
SIMCOE – Thousands of marijuana plants valued at $20 million were destroyed prior to police executing a search warrant at a property north of Simcoe. Advertisement 2 “The plants were destroyed before police arrived,” acting OPP...
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PM Johnson escapes further fines as London police end ‘partygate’ inquiry
By Michael Holden and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) -British police ended their investigation on Thursday into COVID-19 lockdown parties held at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office, having handed out 126 fines in a scandal that had called into question his leadership....
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Germany school shooting injures one, suspect arrested
FRANKFURT, GermanyShots were fired in a school in Germany on Thursday, injuring one person in the northern city of Bremerhaven, police said, adding that they had arrested the suspected gunman. The incident happened at the Lloyd Gymnasium, a secondary school in the centre of Bremerhaven,...
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Droughts, fires and floods: Could climate change decide Australia’s election?
Australia, a major coal exporter and one of the worst per capita emitters, goes to the polls Saturday. The result could be decisive for global climate goals, as voters demand lawmakers do more to cut emissions.The results of the Australian election this Saturday will set the climate agenda for one...
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