Peru's President Boluarte calls for truce as protests flare in Lima

BBC World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 04:44
Dina Boluarte says ongoing unrest has caused $1.3b (£1.56b) in damages to infrastructure and output.
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Rwanda-DR Congo tension: Shooting of plane an ‘act of war’

BBC World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 04:22
In a sign of growing tensions, Rwanda says it took "defensive action" against a plane in its airspace.
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Half Moon Bay: Gunman targeted farm worker colleagues - police

BBC World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 04:04
Seven people were killed in Half Moon Bay on a farm where the suspect, who was arrested, was an employee.
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Confidence in London's police force crumbles as sex crime cases against officers pile up

CNN World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 03:32
In a distinguished 30-year career with London's Metropolitan Police, Dal Babu has seen his fair share of shocking behavior.
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From China to Japan, extreme cold is gripping East Asia. Experts say it's the 'new norm'

CNN World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 03:28
Tens of millions of people across East Asia braved a severe cold snap Wednesday as subzero temperatures and heavy snow brought travel chaos during the Lunar New Year holiday, with climate experts warning that such extreme weather events had become the "new norm."
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Andrew Tate claims case against him 'empty'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 02:07
Tate says there is "no justice in Romania" as he is taken for police questioning at a special unit.
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JNU: India students angry after screening of BBC Modi documentary blocked

BBC World News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 00:27
Students say power was cut to prevent them showing the film which has riled India's government.
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Michelle Yeoh: Chinese fans rejoice at Oscar nomination

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 22:42
If she wins, Yeoh will become the first Asian woman to win Best Actress.
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India and Pakistan came close to nuclear war - Pompeo

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 22:15
US officials helped avert a "nuclear conflagration" in 2019, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
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Peruvian families demand reparations for protester deaths amid reminders of a painful past

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 21:07
"If something happens to me, don't cry," Leonardo Hancco told his wife, Ruth Barcena, the morning of December 15 in Peru's southern city of Ayacucho.
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Jacinda Ardern bids emotional farewell as Chris Hipkins becomes New Zealand prime minister

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 20:25
New Zealand welcomed a new prime minister on Wednesday, six days after Jacinda Ardern's shock resignation ahead of an upcoming election.
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Cargo ship capsizes off Japan's coast with 22 aboard

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 19:55
Five crew members have been rescued and efforts are underway to save 17 others after a cargo ship capsized off Japan's Nagasaki prefecture on Wednesday, the Japan Coast Guard told CNN.
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Extreme cold kills more than 150 people in Afghanistan, Taliban says

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 19:17
At least 157 people have died in Afghanistan's harsh winter, a Taliban official said Tuesday, with the death toll doubling in less than a week as millions face bitter temperatures with minimal humanitarian aid.
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Eating chicken without killing chicken?

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 16:56
A US firm has regulatory approval for lab-grown meat and is aiming to sell it to restaurants soon.
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China Covid: Coffins sell out as losses mount

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 16:10
In rural Shanxi province, the BBC found evidence of a considerable death toll from the virus.
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Justin Bieber sells rights to songs for $200m

BBC World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:02
The pop star joins a growing group of artists who have cashed out on their catalogues.
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Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70 as Life Expectancy Is Falling

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:19

In a time when life expectancy in the U.S. is declining for the first time in decades and Americans can expect on average to enjoy even fewer years of retirement, Republicans are considering a radical plan to shrink the retirement window. House Republicans have been working out the details of their deeply unpopular plan to cut Social Security and Medicare in order to deepen poverty and shackle...

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Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in UK, government admits

CNN World News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:15
Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing since the British government started housing minors in hotels due to a strain on the country's asylum accommodation system, British Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday, amid calls for an investigation into the matter.
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Florida Teachers Cover Books in Classrooms Over Fear of Anti-“WOKE” Laws

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 12:29

Several teachers in a school district in Florida are putting covers over books in their classroom libraries due to a vague but far-reaching law that restricts what kind of content they can share with students. Several social media posts from teachers in the Manatee County School District show coverings over classroom libraries, accompanied by commentaries from the educators themselves expressing...

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House Coalition of Conservative Democrats Falls to Half Its Size

TruthOut - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:56

The Democratic Party’s conservative Blue Dog Coalition has been slashed in half due partially to a disagreement within its ranks over efforts to attract more members, Politico reported on Tuesday, with a number of corporate lawmakers insisting on preserving the Blue Dogs’ “longstanding legacy” and name despite its reputation as a “Southern ‘boys’ club’.” U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.)...

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