China, Asean foreign ministers begin emergency meeting on coronavirus in Vientiane

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The event is the first major multilateral meeting seeking a coordinated effort to combat the public health crisis A day before, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met his Philippine and Singapore counterparts and thanked them for supporting China ‘in difficult … Read More

How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

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Members of India’s Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at a rally near Hyderabad. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi’s BJP … Read More

‘Tens of thousands of victims’: Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse cases

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The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection following hundreds of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse within the organization. The Chapter 11 petition filed in Delaware early Tuesday put a pause on the lawsuits that have plagued the 110-year-old organization for several years. The … Read More

Warren, Markey demand Border Patrol ‘reverse course’ on deploying SWAT teams to sanctuary cities

Massachusetts Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey demanded over the weekend that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “reverse course” on its decision to send specially trained agents to sanctuary cities to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) capture illegal immigrants in those locales. CBP announced Friday … Read More

Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown

More than 10 percent of the country’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes. Here’s what you need to know: –Half of China’s population is facing new travel restrictions. –Japan says 500 people will be released … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 14 February 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, First the good news.  NASA predicts the large asteroid they’ve been watching will miss the earth. On the other hand, the locust plague in East Africa is being described in Biblical terms.   Billions of locusts have swarmed … Read More

Orbán tells Pellegrini: ‘It’s forbidden to say so in Europe, but migration is an organized invasion’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini inspected the Hungarian-Serbian border on Thursday, one of the main obstacles for migrants attempting to enter Europe via the Balkans immigration route to Europe, with Slovakia renewing its commitment … Read More

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

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Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi – Reuters Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The … Read More

A refugee camp grows on the US-Mexico border

In Mexico’s Matamoros, thousands of asylum seekers wait in an encampment for their asylum cases to be heard in the US. Matamoros, Mexico – Preparing for lunch hour, Maria* adds firewood to her wide mud stove shaded by a tarp shelter amid … Read More

Coronavirus cases rise to more than 64,000 globally

What we’re covering here Infections top 64,000: Mainland China has recorded 5,090 more cases of the novel coronavirus, under its new broader definition, bringing the global total to 64,435. The death toll from the coronavirus has now risen to at least 1,383. Death toll … Read More

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