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Hackers Release Data Trove From Belarus in Bid to Overthrow Lukashenko Regime

Pilfered data includes lists of alleged police informants and information on government spies. Opponents of the Belarus government said they have pulled off an audacious hack that has compromised dozens of police and interior ministry databases as part of a broad effort to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. The Belarusian Cyber Partisans, as the hackers call themselves,Continue reading “Hackers Release Data Trove From Belarus in Bid to Overthrow Lukashenko Regime”

Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave

People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable people when temperatures soared to 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius). In a “worst-case scenario,” the temperature could reach as high as 111 F (44 C) inContinue reading “Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave”

Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid

Dainik Bhaskar accuses government of pursuing it on trumped-up charges in response to its reporting Tax raids have been carried out on the offices of one of India’s most popular newspapers, after months of critical coverage of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, more than 100 tax inspectors descended on theContinue reading “Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid”

Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: Not Government’s Job to ‘Protect Anybody’ From COVID

Defending people who don’t want to get vaccinated amid rising coronavirus cases, the Fox News star argued that the government has no role in protecting its population. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade stepped all over his colleague’s pro-vaccine message on Monday morning, declaring that it’s Americans’ “choice” to die from COVID-19 while insisting that it isn’tContinue reading “Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: Not Government’s Job to ‘Protect Anybody’ From COVID”

Extreme temperatures kill 5 million people a year with heat-related deaths rising, study finds

More people died of cold than heat in past 20 years but climate change is shifting the balance More than 5 million people die each year globally because of excessively hot or cold conditions, a 20-year study has found – and heat-related deaths are on the rise. The study involving dozens of scientists around theContinue reading “Extreme temperatures kill 5 million people a year with heat-related deaths rising, study finds”

More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia since Friday as a historic heat wave brought record-high temperatures, officials said Tuesday. The province’s chief coroner called it an “unprecedented time.” “Since the onset of the heat wave late last week, the BC Coroners Service has experienced a significant increase in deaths reported whereContinue reading “More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave”

A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid

Strained and underfunded health systems, economics and misinformation have all led to a surge in deaths The cold, tired and desperate relatives camped outside the Barrio Obrero general hospital in Asunción don’t need charts or datasets to confirm what they can see with their own eyes. As Paraguay records the world’s highest daily proportion of Covid deaths,Continue reading “A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid”

California’s stricter COVID rules did not hurt the economy: report

Silicon Valley has seen faster job growth since December than the US Regulations aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 did not come at the expense of California’s economy, according to a new report that found states that took a more hands-off approach to the pandemic did not see an economic boost from their limitedContinue reading “California’s stricter COVID rules did not hurt the economy: report”

Russia Raises 2020 Covid-19 Death Toll By 38% in Grim Admission

Statistics service reports 144,691 coronavirus deaths in 2020 People who recovered from Covid were also more likely to die Russia’s statistics agency raised the number of deaths directly attributed to Covid-19 last year by 38%, showing the pandemic’s toll has been worse than acknowledged. There were 144,691 deaths last year attributed to the coronavirus, upContinue reading “Russia Raises 2020 Covid-19 Death Toll By 38% in Grim Admission”

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