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Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought

You ever notice how oligarchs like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are cast as these uber-wealthy saviors who are singlehandedly raising the world out of poverty? That doesn’t happen by accident. In this week’s episode, we’re taking a look at the insidious philanthropy scheme billionaires use to make sure their reputation remains squeaky clean. HopeContinue reading “Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought”

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More than 100 people killed in Yemen’s prison – WION

More than 100 people have been killed in Yemen’s prison due to an airstrike. In the latest, the Saudi-led coalition has denied targeting the prison.

Thousands in India gather for Magh Mela festival amid COVID surge – DW News

In northern India, tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered for a festival, despite a huge jump in COVID-19 infections. The Magh Mela festival, which includes bathing in the Ganges river, is one of the holiest pilgrimages in the Hindu faither. Last year’s festival was described as a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’ event. How are pilgrimsContinue reading “Thousands in India gather for Magh Mela festival amid COVID surge – DW News”

Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people

An air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Prime Minister AbiyContinue reading “Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people”

Gravitas: China deploys “Robot Soldiers” along the border with India – WION

China is deploying robots equipped with machine guns along the border with India. A report claims that China is replacing soldiers with these machines – as the Chinese troops are unable to cope with the high altitudes. Palki Sharma tells you more.

Turkey Urges Russia to Drop ‘One-Sided’ NATO Demands

Turkey urged Russia on Monday to drop “one-sided” demands and adopt a more constructive approach in its standoff with Western powers and NATO over Ukraine. NATO member Turkey has irritated Moscow by supplying combat drones to Ukraine that Russia fears could be used by Kiev in its conflict with separatists in two eastern regions. ButContinue reading “Turkey Urges Russia to Drop ‘One-Sided’ NATO Demands”

Tigrayan forces announce retreat to Ethiopia’s Tigray region – Al Jazeera

Forces from northern Tigray region announce withdrawal from neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar. Tigrayan forces fighting the central government say they have withdrawn from neighbouring regions in northern Ethiopia, a step towards a possible ceasefire after 13 months of brutal war. “We trust that our bold act of withdrawal will be a decisive openingContinue reading “Tigrayan forces announce retreat to Ethiopia’s Tigray region – Al Jazeera”

‘Pool of blood’: US drone strike hits Syria family

Ahmad Qassum was driving home with his family when a US drone targeting an Al-Qaeda-linked militant in Syria struck and left all six of them wounded. “We came across a motorbike that was driving in front of us, and when I tried to overtake it, I felt a strike hit us,” the 52-year-old displaced SyrianContinue reading “‘Pool of blood’: US drone strike hits Syria family”

Armenian troops killed in Azerbaijan border clash

A number of Armenian soldiers have been killed and captured in a flare-up of violence on the border with Azerbaijan. Armenia said some of its troops had been killed and two combat positions had been lost, while Azerbaijan said two of its soldiers were wounded. Azerbaijan made big gains in a six-week war fought lastContinue reading “Armenian troops killed in Azerbaijan border clash”

China took control of an Italian military drone maker without authorities knowing it, report says

Two Chinese state firms took control of an Italian military drone maker in 2018 via an offshore company — without the knowledge of authorities in Italy and Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported. Italian police traced the purchase of 75% stake in Alpi Aviation to China Railway Rolling Stock Corp — a state-owned rail companyContinue reading “China took control of an Italian military drone maker without authorities knowing it, report says”