23 Feb 2021

Nika Melia, Georgian opposition leader, is arrested at party HQ

Georgia’s main opposition leader, Nika Melia, has been arrested by police in a violent raid at his party’s headquarters. Melia’s supporters were dispersed with tear gas, and Mr Melia was brought out of the building in Tbilisi by riot police. The case against Melia is accusing him of inciting violent

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23 Feb 2021

Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia

On Monday, Facebook said that it would restore sharing and viewing of news links in Australia. This restoration comes after Facebook was given more time to negotiate a proposed law that would require it to pay for news content on the site. After this proposed law neared passage last week,

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23 Feb 2021

Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’

The source of a suspected oil spill is trying to be located by Israeli authorities. The oil spill has been described as one of the worst ecological disasters to hit the country. The spill has threatened wildlife, forced beaches to close and prompted a large-scale cleanup. Tar began washing up

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22 Feb 2021

Myanmar grinds to a halt as hundreds of thousands strike against military coup

Hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar answered a call for a general strike on Monday. This strike is to protest the military coup and is bringing cities to a standstill, despite fears of violent repercussions. This strike is the most coordinated and largest sine the coup began on February

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22 Feb 2021

Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in UN convoy attack

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country. Luca Attanasio died in a hospital on Monday at 43 years old after the United Nations convoy he was travelling in was fired upon near Goma. The UN convoy belonged

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22 Feb 2021

Britain’s leader outlines a cautious plan to reopen England.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Britain, is expected to confirm on Monday that March 8 will see the reopening of schools and people will be allowed to socialize outdoors on March 29. These reopening plans come after a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus prompted a nationwide lockdown. A successful

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19 Feb 2021

Man sentenced over French tourist’s killing

Terrorist Abdelmalek Hamzaoui has been sentenced to death in an Algerian court for his role in the kidnap and murder of French tourist Hervé Gourdel. Mr. Gourdel, a mountaineer, was exploring Djurdjura National Park in 2014 when he was abducted and later killed. The Jund al-Khilafa terrorist group released a

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19 Feb 2021

In Hunt for Covid-19 Origin, WHO Team Focuses on Two Animal Types in China

The World Health Organization investigators are currently searching for animals that could have spread the Covid-19 virus and effectively started a global pandemic. The researchers are currently looking into whether the virus was caused by ferret badgers or rabbits that can carry the virus, pass it to humans, and were

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19 Feb 2021

4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody India border clash last year, China reveals

Earlier today, China revealed that four of its People’s Liberation Army soldiers died during a bloody battle with Indian troops on the heavily disputed Himalayan border. The incident occurred in June of 2020 and consisted of hand-to-hand combat between the two countries, with each blaming the other for the casualties.

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18 Feb 2021

Belarus jails Belsat TV journalists for filming protest

A Belarus court has ruled to jail two TV journalists for documenting protests against the country’s leader, Alexander Lukashenko. The two journalists, Daria Chultsova and Katerina Andreyeva, were arrested in a Minsk apartment block in November for live streaming an unauthorized protest. The women previously worked for the Poland-based Belsat

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