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  • Yes, Colin Powell Was Fully Vaccinated. He Was Also Seriously Immunocompromised.
    Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. The news of Powell’s death only broke a few hours ago, but anti-vaccine groups are already having a field day. Instead of mourning the passing of an accomplished soldier and leader, they’re ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-18
  • Colin Powell Dies of COVID
    Colin Powell, the highly decorated Army general who was the former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, national security adviser, and secretary of state, died Monday at Walter Reed Medical Center from complications of COVID-19. His family reported that he was fully vaccinated but he suffered from blood ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-18
  • A Jim Crow–Era Murder. A Family Secret. Decades Later, What Does Justice Look Like?
    Joyce Faye Nelson-Crockett was 13 years old in 1955, dancing to a jukebox in the Hughes Cafe on a Saturday night in East Texas with her sister and her 16-year-old cousin, John Earl Reese. The boy had come home to the nearby town of Mayflower earlier that day after ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-18
  • Why Are Successful Black Men Assumed to Be Athletes or Entertainers?
    During a trip to Las Vegas, I arranged to interview a wealthy source in his fancy hotel suite. At the resort in question (and probably at all of them), there was a separate entrance to the area where the suites are located, with its own elevators that are off-limits ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-18
  • Hollywood Producers and Union Leaders Reach Deal They Hope Will Avert a Strike on Monday
    Union leaders and Hollywood producers have reached an agreement that they hope will avert a strike that was set to begin Monday. The tentative agreement provides a number of improvements in wages and benefits for the costume designers, editors, set builders, and other craftspeople who work behind the scenes ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-17
  • Utah Protesters Claim Hospitals Are Killing People Who Have COVID
    Greg Johnson is standing on the corner of State Street in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, holding a neatly stenciled sign that says, “COVID-19 Protocols Killed My Uncle.” Behind him looms the Intermountain Medical Center, the largest hospital in the region. Johnson is one of about 30 people who’ve come ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-17
  • Watch Pete Buttigieg Eviscerate Tucker Carlson for Attacking Him About Parental Leave
    Thursday night on his Fox News broadcast, Tucker Carlson attacked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking parental leave to care for his and his husband Chasten’s infant twins. “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child,” Carlson ranted. “Paternity leave, they call ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-17
  • Top Facebook Exec Refuses to Say Whether Company Amplified Insurrectionists Ahead of January 6
    After a long, very bad week for Facebook, the company sent one of its top executives, Nick Clegg, to make the rounds on the Sunday shows. Though, he didn’t make things better for the company. Notably, he couldn’t—or wouldn’t—even answer a simple but crucial question: Did Facebook amplify violent ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-10
  • Sicilian Family’s Silver Lining Amid Climate Crisis: Homegrown Coffee
    This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For more than 30 years the Morettino family had been trying to produce their own coffee on a small piece of land in Sicily. And for 30 years they had failed. But last ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-10
  • Alabama Will Spend Nearly 20 Percent of its Federal COVID Relief Money to Build Human Cages
    After years of searching for a way to finance a massive prison-building scheme, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has found her cash cow: Federal coronavirus aid. Under legislation signed by Ivey at the end of a special session a little over a week ago, Alabama will spend $400 million in ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-09
  • The Texas Abortion Ban Was Just Reinstated. What Happens Next?
    Earlier this week, when a federal district court judge paused enforcement of Texas’ new law banning nearly all abortions, a handful of abortion clinics in the state reopened their doors to patients who had been pregnant longer than six weeks. But now, just two days later, the strict ban ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-09
  • Bowing to Investors, Microsoft Will Make Its Devices Easier to Fix
    This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In a first-of-its-kind victory for the right-to-repair movement, Microsoft has agreed to take concrete steps to facilitate the independent repair of its devices following pressure from its shareholders. On Monday, Microsoft and the investor advocacy ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-09
  • 25 Years After “The Score,” the Fugees Reunite to Raise Funds for Global Poverty Relief
    It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the Fugees released The Score and 15 years since they last toured together, remaking the realms of rap, reggae, funk, and rock. It’s even harder to believe, if you’re steeped in Fugee fandom, that they’re playing again, crisscrossing the United States, ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-08
  • Progressives Just Wrote a Letter to Biden Insisting He Make a Decision on Student Debt
    As the end of pandemic relief for student debt looms, progressives are pushing the White House for clarity on its plans for cancelling some student debt. The administration has delayed movement on student debt cancellation while waiting for the Education Department’s review of presidential authority to cancel debt, which ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-08
  • These Corporate Giants Claim They Support Climate Action. Their Behavior Suggests Otherwise.
    This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Some of America’s most prominent companies, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Disney, are backing business groups that are fighting landmark climate legislation, despite their own promises to combat the climate crisis, a new analysis has ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-10-02
  • Mastermind of deadly 2016 Baghdad bombing caught, Iraq says
    Ghazwan al-Zawbaee is allegedly behind a 2016 attack on a shopping centre that killed 300 people. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-18
  • China denies testing nuclear-capable hypersonic missile
    The report in the Financial Times newspaper reportedly caught US intelligence by surprise. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-18
  • Russia to suspend Nato diplomatic mission amid tension
    Nato expelled eight Russian diplomats earlier this month, saying they were intelligence officers. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-18
  • Myanmar to release 5,000 prisoners held over coup
    The leader of the military junta says they are being freed for humanitarian reasons. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-18
  • Israel: Hundreds strip naked by the Dead Sea
    Hundreds of people stripped naked by the Dead Sea in Israel to highlight environmental changes. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-17
  • Iran’s Covid ‘orphans’: ‘She keeps asking where daddy is’
    Around 51,000 children in Iran have lost a parent to Covid, according to officials. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-17
  • The Nigerians who want Israel to accept them as Jews
    A small Nigerian community claims Jewish ancestry dating hundreds of years but Israel does not recognise them. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-17
  • Covid: Thousands of children left without parents in Iran
    Thousands of children in Iran have been left without parents, and many people blame the leadership. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-17
  • The Chinese film beating Bond and Marvel at the box office
    The success of The Battle at Lake Changjin is bad news for Hollywood which wants to grow in China. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-16
  • Why China’s climate policy matters to us all
    The global battle against climate change is likely to be won or lost in China. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-14
  • Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim’s North Korea
    A former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-10
  • Iraqis vote in first parliamentary election since 2019 mass protests
    The election was brought forward by six months in response to unprecedented nationwide unrest. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-10
  • China-Taiwan tensions: We will not bow to Beijing pressure, says leader
    Tsai Ing-wen's speech comes a day after China's President Xi vowed to complete "reunification". ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-10
  • Covid-19 vaccines: Has China made more than other countries combined?
    China says it's provided more than half of all vaccines administered around the world so far. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-09
  • Newcastle United takeover: What is PIF, the main owner of the club?
    Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund owns 80% of Newcastle after a high-profile takeover. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-10-09
  • EU denies nuclear talks with Iran in Brussels, contradicting Tehran
    The EU will not hold talks in Brussels on Thursday with Iran on restarting negotiations over the nuclear deal, a spokeswoman for the bloc said, contradicting a declaration by Tehran. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-18
  • Colin Powell, America’s first Black secretary of state, dies at 84
    Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state who saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, died Monday from complications from Covid-19. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-18
  • Pentagon chief to hold military talks in Georgia on first stop of Black Sea visit
    US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Georgia Monday on the first leg of a visit to three allies on the Black Sea, aiming to deliver a message of support against threats from Russia. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-18
  • China’s economy slows as Covid, energy crisis and property woes take toll
    China's economic growth tumbled more than expected in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, as the property sector struggled with tighter policy measures and an energy crisis loomed. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-17
  • Floods and landslides leave dozens dead in southwest India
    At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-17
  • China slams US, Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait
    The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-17
  • At least 16 killed as plane carrying parachutists crashes in Russia
    A plane carrying a group of parachute jumpers crashed after takeoff in the Russian region of Tatarstan early on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry said. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-10
  • Iraq’s general election is a ‘test for their democratic system’
    "For this year's election, there are a number of anti-fraud measures which have been introduced. For example, no mobile phones are allowed inside the building in case voters might take photos of their ballots to then send to a party member who might have paid them to vote in a ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-10
  • ‘Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb’ A. Q. Khan dies aged 85
    Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme who was accused of smuggling technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya, has died at 85, authorities said Sunday.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-10
  • Unnamed Myanmar photographer, veteran reporters win Bayeux Award
    The prestigious Bayeux War Correspondents' Awards on Saturday honoured work by a range of international journalists including several veteran reporters and - for the first time - an unnamed Myanmar photographer. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-10
  • Iraqis vote in polls triggered by mass protests
    Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-10
  • Taiwan president says island will not bow to pressure to accept China’s rule
    Taiwan will keep bolstering its defences to ensure nobody can force them to accept the path China has laid down that offers neither freedom nor democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday, in a riposte to Beijing that its government denounced. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-10
  • Militia-backed candidates aim to consolidate power in Iraq polls
    Iraqis vote in parliamentary polls on Sunday, two years after anger at the war-scarred country’s political class came surging out in mass protests. The largely Shia militias created to fight the Islamic State (IS) group in 2014 are hoping the elections will consolidate their growing political power. FRANCE 24 reports on ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-09
  • Bayeux exhibition celebrates war photographer Manoocher Deghati
    The 28th annual Bayeux War Correspondents' Awards get underway in Normandy this weekend, honouring journalists who have put their life on the line to tell important stories from war zones. This year’s president of the jury is Franco-Iranian photojournalist Manoocher Deghati, whose 45-year career is being celebrated with an exhibition ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-09
  • Taliban warns US not to ‘destabilise’ new Afghan regime in face-to-face talks
    The Taliban warned the United States not to "destabilise" the regime on Saturday during their first face-to-face talks since the US withdrawal, as a deadly sectarian bombing raised further questions about their grip on power. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-10-09
  • Colin Powell knew that history would judge him harshly
    Alongside accolades and tributes for the former U.S. secretary of state, reports of his death resulted in the term “war criminal” trending on Twitter for hours, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-18
  • ‘He lied’: Iraqis still blame Powell for role in Iraq war
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-18
  • Small U.S. businesses navigate ever-changing COVID-19 reality
    ‘We’ve engineered this great low-labour restaurant, and the government is making us go backward,’ says the operator of a dumpling shop in response to new rules. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-10
  • Doctors claim Brazil hospitals gave dodgy COVID-19 care
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-10
  • For Joe Biden, a tense few hours has turned into a bitter few weeks
    A crisis may have been averted, but it isn’t going away, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-10
  • The Two Michaels: Friends and relatives reveal how they coped behind bars — exercise, books, and determination ‘to not be broken’
    Nothing has been revealed about how the two Michaels, Kovrig and Spavor, were arrested in China. More than 1,000 days later, we know a bit about how they endured. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-02
  • Russia counting on antibody tests; West notes tool’s limits
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-10-02
  • House OKs $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-09-23
  • Leaders to UN: A warmer world is a more violent one, too
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-09-23
  • France’s Macron visits Iraq’s Mosul destroyed by IS war
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-08-29
  • Russia launches Mediterranean drills amid rift with Britain
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-06-25
  • Tens of thousands attend Pride parade in Israel’s Tel Aviv
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-06-25
  • Kremlin says Russia will respond to new Western sanctions
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-03-03
  • Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-03-03
  • ‘Dr. Oz’ aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-03-03
  • Can the US wrestle back influence in Latin America from China?
    After ceding diplomatic and economic ground to Beijing, Washington hopes to win back its neighbours with new investment. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-16
  • No invitation for Myanmar military leader at ASEAN summit
    Min Aung Hlaing snubbed as concerns rise over military government's commitment to defusing bloody crisis. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-16
  • Russia exceeds 1,000 daily COVID deaths for first time
    An official tally also showed 33,208 new infections, a high for fatalities and cases for the third day in a row. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-16
  • What this year’s Nobel Prize says about the global media climate
    Who are the journalists who won the Nobel Peace Prize and what's their message? Plus, the US military-gaming complex. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-16
  • Israeli judge upholds ban on Jewish prayer at Al-Aqsa compound
    An Israeli rabbi's prayer at holy site was 'overt', Israeli court rules, overturning lower court's decision. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-08
  • US, Pakistani officials hold talks over Afghanistan
    US and Pakistani officials discuss bilateral ties, regional peace and the way forward in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-08
  • Iran says Saudi talks on ‘right track’ but more dialogue needed
    Discussions to restore bilateral ties between the regional rivals will take more time, Iran's foreign minister says. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-08
  • Taiwan scrambles jets after largest ever incursion by China
    At least 38 aircraft flying in two waves crossed Taiwan air defence zone prompting the deployment of its fighters jets. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-01
  • UK government clears army to begin petrol deliveries from Monday
    Almost 200 military personnel, including 100 drivers, will be deployed to distribute fuel, the government said Friday. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-10-01
  • Russia: Navalny slams Apple, Google over voting app removal
    US tech giants acted as gov't accomplices by removing tactical voting app from stores, jailed opposition leader alleges. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-09-23
  • US House approves $1bn for Israel’s Iron Dome after uproar
    US House lawmakers overwhelmingly approve bill that would provide additional funding for Israeli missile defence system. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-09-23
  • African leaders highlight vaccine inequity in UNGA speeches
    Wide disparity in accessing COVID-19 vaccines featured prominently in speeches at the United Nations General Assembly. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-09-23
  • Tigray mothers share shocking accounts of dire famine conditions
    Testimonies and footage from Ethiopia's war-hit region suggest dramatic worsening of humanitarian situation. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-09-23
  • US envoy to Haiti quits over ‘inhumane’ deportations of Haitians
    Ambassador warns in resignation letter Haiti 'has collapsed' and cannot provide basics for returning refugees. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-09-23
  • China tells Evergrande to avoid near-term dollar bond defaults
    Chinese policymakers are trying to learn more about who holds Evergrande's bonds, sources tell Bloomberg. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-09-23