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Outcry as Charlie Hebdo depicts Meghan Markle as George Floyd

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The French satirical magazine’s new cover shows Queen Elizabeth pressing her knee against Meghan Markle’s neck.The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has come under fire after publishing a controversial cover, which several social media users have slammed as racist and distasteful. The cover shows the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth pressing her knee against Meghan Markle’s…

US surpasses 100 million COVID vaccinations

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President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to speed up vaccinations as new COVID-19 infections decrease nationally.More than 100 million people in the United States have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine jab, the national public health agency reported, as the Biden administration works to speed up vaccinations countrywide. The US Centers for Disease Control and…

What neutral would possibly vaccine passports play in the pandemic?

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After months of costly shutdowns, closed borders and curtailed personal freedoms, the concept of vaccine passports is gaining traction with governments eager to plot their path through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of countries, including Bahrain and China, have already rolled out their own forms of certification ostensibly intended to ease…

Canada promised to cease solitary confinement, file reveals it has now...

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Montreal, Canada – More than a quarter of inmates held in specialised units of Canadian federal prisons are subject to conditions akin to solitary confinement, a recent report found, while one in 10 have been kept in conditions that constitute torture under United Nations standards. The revelations come less than two years after Canada passed legislation…

Ethiopia rejects US allegations of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tigray

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Government in Addis Ababa calls accusation ‘unfounded’, days after top US diplomat decried ‘unacceptable’ situation in embattled region.Ethiopia has rejected United States allegations of acts of ethnic cleansing in its embattled Tigray region, calling them a “completely unfounded and spurious verdict” against the government in Addis Ababa. Testifying before Congress on Wednesday, US Secretary of…

Space: The glossy frontier for US-China contention

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Mangya, China – In an uninhabited area of China’s Qinghai province, two people step out of a tent into a landscape that resembles a planet in outer space under a sometimes sepia sky. Wearing bulky and worn-out space suits, they start to wobble across the barren field. Behind them is a sign that says “Mars…