Monday, January 30, 2023

Covid Surges in China After Restrictions are Lifted

On December 7th, after three years of zero-Covid lockdown policies, China lifted its restrictions on the country. Unfortunately, as a result of the citizens’ newfound freedoms of travel, cases are spiking due to lax regulations combined with the annual winter surge.

Iran Expelled From UN Women’s Rights Council

Iran marks the first time a country has been removed from the U.N. women’s body after the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) dismissed them from the Commission on the Status of Women.

High School Afghan Girls Now Permitted to Take Graduation Exams

The Taliban government announced that Afghan girls will be allowed to take their graduation exams, but many young girls are confused as to how they could possibly take the exam with the expectation to do well, when they have been locked out of classrooms and have had no access to textbooks and the curriculum required.

Volodymyr Zelensky Named Time’s Person of the Year

TIME Magazine's person of the year was given to Volodymyr Zelenksy, president of Ukraine.

Anti-Monarchist Eggs King Charles

King Charles III and Queen Camilla were walking through York on November 9th when an angry protester attempted--and failed--to egg King Charles.

Iranian Protests Continue Amidst Death Threats

After the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022, the same day that Irainian protests started, the Iranian government has been trying to maintain these protests by killing protestors and striking fear into anyone else who wishes to speak out. Protestors’ lives have been lost to the hands of their corrupt government just for trying to speak out. However, the people of Iran are still speaking out and against their regime, as protests continue regardless of the death threats.

Airbus and Air France Face Manslaughter Charges Over 2009 Crash

Airbus SE and Air France-KLM will face charges of involuntary manslaughter, on trial, over the events of the deadly crash in June 2009 in the mid-Atlantic en route from Brazil to Paris.

North Korea Continues Weapon Testing, Fires a Missile Over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew over Japan on Tuesday--which caused Japanese authorities to instruct its citizens to seek shelter--in a startling move that US, Japanese, and South Korean authorities believe was provocative in nature.

Devastating Floods in Pakistan

Pakistan has a current population of over 230 million people, and over 33 million of those people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan. Not only is this affecting the people of Pakistan, but also the infrastructure.

Putin Orders Mobilization of Reserves

With the war in Ukraine having turned in favor of the Ukrainians, Russian President Vladimir Putin took an extreme step on Wednesday, ordering a partial call-up of the military reserves and forcing 300,000 troops back into active service.

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