Sunday 17th January 2021

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    • M5.1 earthquake jolts waters off Taitung County, China’s Taiwan 5.0 earthquake hits Hualien County in Taiwan

      A magnitude-5.1 earthquake jolted coastal waters off Taitung County, China’s Taiwan, at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter, with a depth of 20 kilometers, was located at 22.44 degrees north latitude and 121.44 degrees east longitude, said the CENC.

    • Stricter lockdown restrictions might be on the way: UK PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday tougher lockdown restrictions were probably on the way as COVID-19 cases keep rising, but that schools were safe and children should continue to attend where permitted. COVID-19 cases in Britain are at record levels and the increase in numbers is fuelled by a new and more transmissible variant of the virus. The government has cancelled the planned reopening of schools in and around London but teaching unions want wider closures. Much of England is already living under the toughest level of restriction under a four-tier system of regional regulations designed to...

    • U.S. Vice President-elect Harris receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, December

      U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine live on television on Tuesday. “I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless. It happens really quickly. It is safe,” Harris said shortly after being administered the Moderna vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, DC. “So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated.” The vice president-elect’s vaccination came just over a week after that of President-elect Joe Biden, who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. In addition to Biden and Harris, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence, as...

    • Thailand to test thousands after shrimp market COVID-19 outbreak A train station in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020.

      Thailand on Sunday began testing tens of thousands of people for coronavirus and extended curbs on movement, a day after locking down a province following the country’s worst outbreak yet. The outbreak began at a shrimp market in Samut Sakhon, a province southwest of Bangkok and a center of the seafood industry that is home to thousands of migrant workers. Just four cases were reported on Friday, but the number had jumped to 689 by Sunday, according to the Public Health Ministry. Thailand had previously kept the epidemic in check, recording little more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases. “Today is...

    • Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

      An audio message from a man identifying himself as the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram has claimed that the armed group was responsible for the abduction of hundreds of students from an all-boys school in the northwestern state of Katsina. The number of missing students remains unclear. Military spokesman General John Enenche told Channels TV on Monday that 333 pupils were unaccounted for after heavily armed gunmen raided the all-boys Government Science Secondary School in the town of Kankara. “I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,” said the man in Tuesday’s voice message....

    • Farmers vow to step up protests, reject government appeal to lift blockade protest in delhi by farmers

      NEW DELHI – Thousands of protesting Indian farmers refused to comply with a government appeal to stop blockading major highways into New Delhi on Sunday and vowed to intensify their action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s liberalising reforms. Farmers from states around the capital have been demonstrating for three straight days against reforms that deregulate the sector and allow farmers to sell produce to buyers beyond government-regulated wholesale markets, where growers are assured of a minimum price. Small growers fear the changes will make them vulnerable to competition from big business, and that they could eventually lose price supports...

    • Xi Jinping congratulates Biden on election as U.S. president us china relation

      Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message to Joe Biden to congratulate him on his election as U.S. president. Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-U.S. relations not only serves the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, but also meets the common expectation of the international community, Xi said. Xi said he hopes that the two sides will uphold the spirit of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, focus on cooperation, manage differences, advance the healthy and stable development of China-U.S. ties, and join hands with other countries and the international community to...

    • General: Australian troops suspected of 39 unlawful killings in Afghanistan Chief of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) General Angus Campbell delivers the findings from the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry, in Canberra, Australia, November 19, 2020. /Reuters

      Australia’s top military officer on Thursday admitted there was credible evidence that his special forces unlawfully killed at least 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners. Chief of the Defense Force General Angus Campbell made the remarks when he released the result of a four-year-long investigation into the military’s behavior in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016. It’s reported that 57 incidents were investigated and hundreds of witnessed were heard. “Some patrols took the law into their own hands, rules were broken, stories concocted, lies told and prisoners killed,” said Campbell. Campbell “sincerely and unreservedly” apologized to the people of Afghanistan and...

    • Thailand’s hybrid protest-festivals a popular attraction protest in thailand

      There’s something uniquely Thai about attempting to bring down a government with concerts, performances and fashion shows. Despite the real threat of indiscriminate violence, the past few months of relentless street protests proceeded with a carnival, festive atmosphere. Occupying major intersections and blockading government ministries, protesters succeeded in grinding the capital to a halt. “Monarchy” has undoubtedly become the word of the year as protesters aired their grievances in colorful and exuberant fashion. Shielded by one of the world’s strictest anti-defamation laws, the Thai monarchy has in a matter of months gone from an untouchable institution, whispered about behind...

    • UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 to net zero emissions UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 to net zero emissions

      Britain will move up a ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030 and is eyeing 250,000 new jobs as part of a green industrial revolution, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he tries to meet Britain’s net zero emissions climate target. “Now is the time to plan for a green recovery with high-skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make the country cleaner, greener and more beautiful,” Johnson said in a column published in the Financial Times on Tuesday. Britain last year became the first G7 country to set...