Monthly Archives: February 2022

Valve Postpones Dota Pro Eastern Europe Spring Tour Indefinitely

Amid current world events related to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Valve has decided to indefinitely postpone the upcoming 2022 dota Pro Circuit Spring Tour for Eastern European teams. This news comes from the region’s DPC organizer, EPICENTER, who confirmed that Valve had made the decision internally ahead of …

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Demoralized Russian invaders suffer heavy casualties

The Russian invaders are demoralized and suffer heavy losses. Russian troops have slowed down the offensive but are still trying to succeed in some areas in the assault on Ukraine. “During the air offensive, the enemy continued to fire on military and civilian airfields, troop (force) command points, air defense …

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Even Switzerland is getting tough with Russia: EU sanctions will apply there

GENEVA – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has tested Switzerland’s vaunted neutrality – and with it, the country’s traditional role as an international broker and reputation as a haven for the assets of richest and most powerful in Russia. The Swiss executive refrained from announcing unilateral sanctions against Russian interests after …

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Bethenny Frankel sends $10 million in aid to Ukraine attack victims

Bethenny Frankel is sending $10 million in aid to Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian invasion through her disaster relief initiative, B Strong. BStrong is a global initiative in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission. Over the past two days, the former ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ has been sharing …

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RECAP: Tech rally fails against Long Beach State

History links Next game: against the northwest 02/27/2022 | 10:45 a.m. February 27 (Sunday) / 10:45 a.m. vs. North West CATHEDRAL CITY, California – The Texas Tech softball team (4-10) missed a seventh-inning rally as the Red Raiders …

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Guatemala: Population movement – Operation DREF N° MDRGT017 – Final report – Guatemala

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster On July 23, 2021, the Guatemalan Migration Institute (IGM for its acronym in Spanish) shared information about an alert issued on a possible mass movement (“Caravan”) of 12,000 people arriving from Honduras at the end of July 2021. D ‘following the alert, the …

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Middlesex Hospital Wins $1.3M FEMA Grant for Pandemic Efforts

MIDDLETOWN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will send nearly $1.3 million to the State of Connecticut to repay Middlesex Hospital for additional costs related to operating safely and managing the increased number of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital will receive a total of $1,255,797 in federal funding …

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Women’s high school basketball: 6A/5A playoff roundup from Thursday

Playoffs 6A Westlake 41, Mountain Ridge 29 Tessa Chaney recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds as Westlake played stifling defense for four quarters to methodically pull away from Mountain Ridge for the second-round 6A victory. “It was a great win led by our defensive effort, especially Paige Payne and second …

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Statement Condemning Killing of 8 Polio Health Workers in Afghanistan – Afghanistan

By Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean February 24, 2022, Cairo, Egypt – I am shocked and deeply outraged by the killing of 8 polio health workers, including 4 women, in Afghanistan today. I offer my most sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of …

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From Clara Barton at International Christian Concern: Carrying on the traditions of Christian missionaries

December 25, 2021 marked the 200and birthday of “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton. Among her many notable accomplishments in her lifetime, one was her trip to the Ottoman Empire of Turkey in 1896. At 75, Clara Barton left New York for Istanbul …

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DVIDS – News – The C2IMERA of Kessel Run used during a multinational exercise

The Air Force recently used a Kessel Run application during Cope North 22, a multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR), large employment of force and training exercise at the aerial combat from February 2 to 18. The exercise consisted of fighter jets from the US Air Force, Japanese Air …

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Astrix Security Exits Stealth With $15M Round to Secure Enterprises’ Expanding Web of Third-Party Apps

TEL AVIV, Israel, February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Astrix Security, the industry’s first application-integrated access management solution, launched today inconspicuously to modernize the way enterprises monitor and control their ever-expanding network of interconnected third-party applications. The company is supported by $15 million seed funding from lead investors Bessemer Venture Partners …

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16 new pieces of digital art added to the NFT Charity Collection

The series was “inspired by the enigma of these letter combinations like a hidden code that continues to elude us”. Tweet that The 16 new digital artworks depict the “Huroof e Muqatta’ah” – The Disconnected Letters of the Holy Quran. According to Jaffrey, the series was “inspired by the enigma …

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Catholic Charities Bring Hope to Oklahoma Families

Most of us have heard of Catholic charities and some of the work they do. But this organization does so much more for Oklahomans that many of us don’t hear about. “So we meet people where they are and we try to help them through those situations in life,” said …

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Unhappy herders face a bleak future as drought decimates their livestock – Kenya

During good times, Ngao Chome of Msamviani village, Kwale County, did not think much of his goats. The navigators were easy to maintain as there were many shrubs and water was not far away for them to drink. Whenever he needed to earn money to meet other needs, traders from …

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Gordon calls for upholding human rights of detained doctor

PHILIPPINES, February 20 – Press release February 20, 2022 Gordon calls for upholding human rights of detained doctor Senator Richard J. Gordon has expressed deep concern and deep concern over the continued disappearance of Dr. Maria Natividad Castro. Castro, a cum laude graduate of the University …

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Russia and Belarus extend major military exercises near Ukraine

Band Polina Devitt and Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW/DONETSK, Ukraine, February 20 (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus are extending military exercises that were due to end on Sunday, the Belarusian defense minister said, in a step that is further intensifying pressure on Ukraine as Western leaders warn of an imminent Russian invasion. …

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Pacquiao wants an end to 5-6 and excessive interest on loans

Neil Jayson Servallos – The Filipino Star February 20, 2022 | 00:00 MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao said yesterday that he wants to criminalize loan sharking and other loan sharking practices that have plagued cash-strapped Filipinos over the years. At a press conference at the town hall …

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Comprehensive Strategy for Providing Loans for Chalk Houses: Farrukh Habib

FAISALABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib, said on Sunday that the government had drawn up a comprehensive strategy to provide loans to every low-income family to enable them to obtain their own accommodation thanks to the various policies announced by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). He was addressing …

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Kermit Gardner Hammond | Obituary

KINGSPORT – Kermit Gardner Hammond, 87, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 16, 2022. Gardner was born in Kingsport on January 26, 1935, the son of the late Emma Belle Gardner Hammond and Glen Kermit Hammond. Aside from the 6 years he was at university, he has lived …

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Loudoun County site could be new processing center for Afghan refugees – NBC4 Washington

A new processing center for the next wave of Afghan refugees may be opening in Loudoun County, Virginia. No contract has yet been signed, but the Department of Homeland Security has informed local officials of the possibility of using the Lansdowne National Conference Center as a first stop in this …

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NRL 2022: Australian Red Cross, Tonga Relief

First came the massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano; then the ensuing tsunami and now Tonga is in lockdown after COVID-19 finally reached the shores of the island kingdom. It’s been a triple whammy since a series of eruptions from the undersea volcano 65km north of the main …

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Kansas Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared a major disaster exists in the state of Kansas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds on December 15. , 2021. Federal funding is available to eligible state, …

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As COVID-19 gains a foothold in the Pacific, countries, WHO and partners work together to save lives – Cook Islands

At the end of 2021, the Pacific was home to some of the last countries in the world to remain entirely COVID-free. However, several Pacific Island Countries and Areas (PICs) are now facing their first community transmission, while the few PICs still free of COVID are stepping up their preparedness. …

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The United States is punishing the Afghan people

February 17, 2022 ISLAMABAD- PRESIDENT Biden’s decision to divert half of frozen Afghan central bank funds held in the United States to the families of 9/11 victims is intended to punish the Afghan people who have been devastated by two decades of US-led war. United. Nothing could be more brutal …

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Solomon Islands: Vaccines are vital as COVID overburdens health system

Kuala Lumpur/Honiara/Suva, February 17, 2022 – Scaling up vaccinations is critical in Solomon Islands as COVID-19 plummets across the country, overburdening the country’s fragile health system, from the capital Honiara to remote islands and villages. Free of COVID-19 in the community a month ago, the Solomon Islands reported nearly 5,000 …

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Hopkins Co. disaster recovery center to close on Friday

HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) – The Hopkins County Disaster Recovery Center will permanently close at 6 p.m. Friday. This is Mike’s Old Pharmacy recovery center in Earlington. However, officials say residents affected by the December tornadoes can still get help with questions about their FEMA disaster assistance. Officials say three …

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13-hour standoff ends with man and 2 women in custody, Lincoln County deputies say – WSOC TV

LINCOLN COUNTY, North Carolina — A standoff that began before 11 a.m. Tuesday ended just after midnight early Wednesday morning, Lincoln County deputies said. The Lincoln County Sheriff told Channel 9’s Ken Lemon on Tuesday that deputies went to a house on Woodland Hill Trail to serve someone with a …

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Future Fund forced to hand over $5 million to sanctioned Chinese arms company | China

The Future Fund was forced to hand over approximately $5 million of taxpayers’ money to a Chinese state-controlled arms manufacturer sanctioned for selling weapons to Myanmar’s genocidal army. Last year, the Guardian revealed that Australia’s sovereign wealth fund had invested $4.9 million in five subsidiaries of Chinese arms conglomerate Aviation …

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QRCS helps families affected by floods in Sudan [EN/AR] – Sudan

February 15, 2022 ― Doha: As part of its multiple humanitarian operations in Sudan, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) continues the activities of the flood relief campaign. Recently, QRCS completed the distribution of food and non-food items to flood-affected people in the White Nile, River Nile and Khartoum. A …

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FEMA winter storm assistance insufficient for thousands of Texans – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

HILLSBORO, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – In the aftermath of the devastating February 2021 winter storm that affected the entire state, the federal government told Texans that in cases where insurance doesn’t pay to repair storm damage, FEMA will help. The federal agency provided financial assistance to nearly 60,000 Texans affected by …

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Kanye West says he’ll be ‘back together’ with Kim Kardashian after sharing text from Pete Davidson

“THERE’S A SKETE STANDS IN EVERY DIRTY ASS ALLEY WAITING TO HELP YOU DESTROY YOUR FAMILY.” Job 2 hours ago Over the weekend, Kanye West (who legally changed his name to Ye) shared a series of posts aimed at Pete Davidson, boyfriend of ex-wife Kim Kardashian. Victor Boyko/Getty Images for …

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New partnership between UNICEF and the Government of Japan to support thousands of Tongan families affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami – Tonga

SUVA, FIJI February 14, 2022 – UNICEF and the Government of Japan announce a new $1,250,000 partnership to help the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga ensure that approximately 19,250 people, including 10,000 children, are affected by the recent volcanic eruption and tsunami have sufficient access to drinking water, the …

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Count to continue in the NSW by-elections

NSW Labor appears to have secured a surprise extra seat in the state’s lower house as the vote count resumes from four by-elections across the state. The final results of Saturday’s poll will not be known for weeks, with mail-in votes being processed from Wednesday and tallying of those votes …

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The Coke Foundation helps the victims of Typhoon “Odette”

Funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Inc., the World Wildlife Fund Philippines and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation are distributing bags of rice and relief goods to support residents of Anajawan Island in Surigao del Norte. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO RESPONDING to the call for help, following the devastation caused by Typhoon …

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Getzville and Ellicott Creek Fire Departments Partner for Ice and Cold Water Rescue Training

AMHERST, NY (WIVB) – Amherst firefighters are taking advantage of slightly warmer weather conditions and recent rains to conduct ice and cold water rescue training. Three stations were set up along the semi-frozen Muir Lake pond in Amherst. The first was a diving station, where Getzville and Ellicott Creek firefighters …

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Azerbaijan continues its criminal acts against Armenian prisoners of war

12:07, February 12, 2022 YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 12, ARMENPRESS. More than a year has passed since the 44-day war, but Azerbaijan’s horrific war crimes cases continue to come to light, said Taguhi Tovmasyan, a member of the Armenian Parliament and chair of the Standing Committee of the protection of human rights …

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Estonia recommends avoiding travel to Ukraine and allocates funds for Ukraine’s aid

The Estonian Foreign Ministry recommends avoiding non-essential travel to Ukraine due to the threat of Russian war against the country; it also allocated €351,700 to help people living near the contact line in eastern Ukraine. “Due to an increased risk of military action by Russia, we recommend avoiding non-essential travel …

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Don’t just blame climate change for weather disasters

Published on: 02/11/2022 – 15:42 Paris (AFP)- As a pioneer of so-called attribution science – linking extreme weather to climate change – Friederike Otto is adamant that the increasing number of heatwaves and hurricanes cannot be explained solely by global warming. AFP spoke to Otto, a physicist at Imperial College …

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Prospect Park teams up with security partners to distribute free smoke detectors

Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, City Council, Prospect Park Emergency Management (OEM) Office, Prospect Park Police Department, Prospect Park Volunteer Fire Department, and Prospect Park Fire Prevention Office borough of Prospect Park are pleased to announce that in conjunction with community partners, the American Red Cross, the Prospect Park …

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Southern Africa: Cyclone Season Flash Update #5 (Tropical Cyclone Batsirai) (February 10, 2022) – Madagascar

STRONG POINTS At least 92 people have died and nearly 61,500 people remain displaced, according to the latest update received from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNGRC). Thousands of homes have been destroyed, damaged or flooded. Schools and health facilities were damaged by the wind in and around the town …

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FEMA deadline for Kentucky disaster relief fast approaching | News

MAYFIELD, KY — As the deadline for Kentucky tornado victims to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency approaches, some people say they applied but were turned down. Although the deadline to apply is February 11, this does not affect the appeal phase of the process. The Graves County …

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What’s going on | The Stokes News

Editor’s Note: Events listed in the calendar must be submitted in writing; you can email the information to [email protected] the the deadline is 3 p.m. Monday. The calendar is reserved for non-profit organizations, school and community events. Current calendar items published as space permits. (If you are legally required to …

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$2 Million AfDB Grant to Support Relief from Typhoon Odette in the Philippines – Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (February 9, 2022) – The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $2 million grant to support the Government of the Philippines’ emergency response to the devastation in the central and southern provinces caused by Typhoon Odette (international name Rai), the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the …

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The Taliban in Geneva for diplomatic and humanitarian talks

The Taliban feel they are getting closer to international recognition, the regime’s foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, told AFP last week. GENEVA – A Taliban delegation was in Geneva on Tuesday for a week of NGO-organized talks on humanitarian access and human rights, as the new leaders of crisis-beleaguered Afghanistan …

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EU assists flood victims in Iran

In response to widespread flooding that ravaged most parts of Iran last month, the EU is providing €100,000 (over 4.75 billion Iranian Rials) in humanitarian funding to help the most affected communities. The aid will benefit more than 22,000 people in some of the hardest hit areas of Hormozgan, Kerman, …

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Expensive loans force women to flee their homes

A 42-year-old woman from Birbas in Gulmi Durbar-3 Rural Municipality left her village a year ago. Her family say she left home because she could not repay the loan she had taken out with a microfinance company. Global IME Microfinance Company Limited, the lender, enlisted her as a “deserter”. Juli …

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American Red Cross of SC asks Sumter residents to volunteer

The American Red Cross of South Carolina is asking residents of Sumter to add “become a volunteer” to their New Year’s resolutions. The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to prevent and alleviate human suffering in emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity …

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Make it easier for overseas job seekers to get loans: PM

TBS Report 07 February 2022, 17:20 Last modification: 07 February 2022, 21:47 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. TBS Sketch. “> Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. TBS Sketch. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment to make the overseas employment process highly transparent and to carry …

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Teenage detainees in Syria lack food and medicine, aid group says

QAMISHLI, Syria – Children detained in a northeastern Syrian prison that was attacked by ISIS two weeks ago are injured, hungry and thirsty, according to the first international aid worker to see them from headquarters . “They just managed to say a few words: that they are hungry, that they …

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Francesco Rocca, an Italian at the top of international support and solidarity activities

People less known and even less quoted in the media – rather than those who are known for “environmental” reasons and by the will of political parties – honor and serve Italy and the world. The latter often have no skills or even qualifications for their role, thus reducing themselves …

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Red Cross provides relief services to 2,000 Apiate victims

An aerial view of Apiate after the explosion The Ghana Red Cross is providing relief services to 2,000 victims of the Appiatse blast through its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The victims, from 400 households, would be offered first aid services, shelter, hygiene promotion, health awareness and psychosocial first aid. …

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Everything you need to know about Georgia state taxes

JThe state of Georgia requires you to pay taxes whether you are a resident or a nonresident who receives income from a Georgian source. State income tax rates range from 1% to 5.75%, and the general sales tax rate is 4%. Jurisdictions within the state may charge additional sales taxes. …

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UN mourns 13 civilian casualties in al-Qurayshi killing

ALEPPO: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern about civilian casualties in a US raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. Asked about the secretary-general’s comment on the US operation in Syria against al-Qurayshi, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for Guterres, said: “We …

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QRCS and KRCS provide emergency medical aid to the people of Afghanistan [EN/AR] -Afghanistan

February 5, 2022 ― Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) have co-launched a response to the emergency and health needs of the Afghan people, as part of of a bilateral cooperation agreement aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Afghan people. communities …

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Deadline for Kentuckians to apply for FEMA assistance in just one week | News

FEMA, Twitter The deadline for Kentuckians affected by the Dec. 10-11 tornado outbreak is just a week away. People can apply for help online or over the phone, but disaster recovery centers are available in some counties to provide in-person assistance through the application process. The DRCs had to closed …

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COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on February 4

This daily roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. Top news: South African lab makes continent’s first COVID-19 vaccine; Australia plans to deploy military to help care homes; …

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DR Congo: More peacekeepers deployed following deadly camp attack – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have stepped up their presence in the area around a camp for displaced people in Ituri province following a deadly attack this week, the United Nations said on Thursday. . UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly condemned Tuesday’s assault by militias of the …

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The remains of 629 soldiers missing from the Iran-Iraq war have been found

Representative picture The Iraqi Red Crescent Organization has announced that the remains of 629 soldiers who went missing during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war have been found. In a statement released on Tuesday, the organization demanded that families receive the remains of 629 soldiers killed in the eight-year armed conflict between …

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Gardai issues new scam warning targeting loan seekers and ‘red flags’ to watch out for

Gardai is urging the Irish public to be vigilant after observing an increased prevalence of one type of scam attempt. “Advance fee fraud” sees scammers try to separate people from their money by asking them to pay a fee for a loan that is never granted. Members of the force …

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SA turns to Fed aid for flood recovery

Prime Minister Steven Marshall visited flooded areas in northern South Australia. -AAP Picture Repairs and reopening of the Stuart Highway, still flooded after a backcountry deluge, remains ‘the number one priority’ as South Australia turns to the Federal Government for disaster relief funding disaster. Premier Steven Marshall visited some of …

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List of Team USA athletes for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The U.S. Olympic team for the 2022 Winter Games, which open Feb. 4, has 224 athletes now that each national governing body has announced its roster. The oldest athlete on Team USA is a 40-year-old snowboarder Nick Baumgartnerwho has a 17 year old son, Land onwho is older than the …

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WFP needs $2.6 billion to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

The World Food Program (WFP) announced on Tuesday that it needs urgent funding of $2.6 billion to scale up operations for 8.7 million starving Afghans as the freezing winter deteriorates the situation. WFP communications officer in Afghanistan Shelley Thakral said it was a race against time and she feared …

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We have received 24,000 applications from missing Nigerians

From Okwe obi, Abuja The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) revealed yesterday that it has received 24,000 applications from Nigerians reported missing by family members. ICRC Vice-President Gilles Carbonnier revealed this in Abuja during his visit to Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar …

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Fire in East Lyme Square reaches third alarm response

February 1, 2022 EAST LYME — A three-alarm structure fire in the city’s Niantic neighborhood on Monday closed Flanders Road for several hours, officials say. Firefighters responded to Flanders Road between Society and Industrial Park roads around 4:45 p.m. for a structure fire at Midway Plaza. Officials said the call …

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COVID endangers fragile health systems in Pacific countries: Report | News on the coronavirus pandemic

A record rise in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals and fragile health systems across the Pacific, from the Solomon Islands to Palau, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which calls for immediate action to curb the spread of the virus. “Every effort …

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