Ukraine defies Russian demand to lay down arms in Mariupol

‘Lay down your arms’ before dawn, Russian general said Ukraine replies: ‘No question of surrender’ in Mariupol Hundreds of thousands of civilian trapped under siege Shelling wrecks Kyiv shopping centre, at least eight dead EU begins talks on possible energy embargo against Russia Ukraine defied a Russian demand that its forces lay down arms beforeContinue reading “Ukraine defies Russian demand to lay down arms in Mariupol”

Russia Sees Record Population Decline As Excess Deaths Hit 1M

Russia experienced its largest population decline in 2021 since the end of the Soviet Union. Russia recorded almost one million excess deaths between the start of the pandemic and the end of 2021, as the country also reported its sharpest annual fall in population since the end of the Soviet Union. Pushed down by recordContinue reading “Russia Sees Record Population Decline As Excess Deaths Hit 1M”

‘I’ve never missed a vote’: 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied twice due to new requirements

A Harris County man fears new voting laws may prevent him from voting by absentee ballot for the first time in his lifetime. Kenneth Thompson, 95, has been checking his mail daily in hopes his mail-in ballot is among the pile. Thompson has been voting since he was 21-years-old, and he even recalls paying aContinue reading “‘I’ve never missed a vote’: 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied twice due to new requirements”

US homeless crisis escalates as rent prices rise – Al Jazeera

In the United States, and in California, there is increasing alarm over the number of over-fifties who find themselves living on the streets. They make up most of the more than half a million people there who are homeless. Many have been forced from their homes because they are unable to pay large increases inContinue reading “US homeless crisis escalates as rent prices rise – Al Jazeera”

US: COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Omicron variant spreads

Omicron’s rapid spread is fueling a wave of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States. More children are also being admitted to hospitals, according to CDC data. CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian reports from Houston. Then Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, joins CBSN’s Lilia Luciano toContinue reading “US: COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Omicron variant spreads”

Tortured to death: Myanmar mass killings revealed

The Myanmar military carried out a series of mass killings of civilians in July that resulted in the deaths of at least 40 men, a BBC investigation has found. Eyewitnesses and survivors said that soldiers, some as young as 17, rounded up villagers before separating the men and killing them. Video footage and images fromContinue reading “Tortured to death: Myanmar mass killings revealed”

Leftist Gabriel Boric, a millennial president for a new Chile

Leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric, 35, on Sunday became Chile’s youngest-ever president on promises of installing a “welfare state” in one of the world’s most unequal countries. The former student activist only just met the required minimum age to run in the presidential race, seven years after being elected to his first political job as aContinue reading “Leftist Gabriel Boric, a millennial president for a new Chile”

U.N. rights forum agrees to investigate abuses in Ethiopia

EU resolution sets up international monitoring Ethiopian envoy rejects ‘politically-motivated’ text U.N. says up to 7,000 detained including nine U.N. staff The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to establish an independent investigation into abuses in the Ethiopian conflict, after a senior U.N. official said there had been violations on all sides and massContinue reading “U.N. rights forum agrees to investigate abuses in Ethiopia”

UK PM Johnson warns of Omicron ‘tidal wave’ raising alarm in Europe – DW

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK needs to prepare for a ‘tidal wave’ of omicron cases. Concerns are growing across Europe, as a number of countries bring in measures to combat a rise in infections. However, rules in Austria will be relaxed for the fully vaccinated, after the country imposed Europe’s first fullContinue reading “UK PM Johnson warns of Omicron ‘tidal wave’ raising alarm in Europe – DW”

Fact check: Why are there so many COVID vaccination breakthroughs? – DW News

The number of vaccination breakthroughs is increasing in many places — and this trend is likely to continue with the omicron variant. These factors have been pushed by anti-vaccine campaigns online. But do vaccination breakthroughs really mean that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work? DW looks at the science.

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