UK Home Office Tests Web Surveillance Tool

The UK Home Office and National Crime Agency (NCA) with the cooperation of two local internet providers have reportedly started testing a tool that tracks the websites visited by customers. An article written by Wired claimed that the tools are …

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Music Producers Arrested in Iran Over Controversial Video

Iranian authorities have arrested the music producers of a controversial music video of US-based Iranian pop singer Sasy, on Wednesday.  A music video titled Tehran Tokyo by Sasan Heidari Yafteh, known as Sasy, released recently has caused the arrests of …

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IOC to Source Chinese Vaccines for Tokyo, Beijing Olympic Competitors

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach, announced Thursday that China has offered to provide COVID-19 vaccines for any participant of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and next year’s Beijing’s Winter Games. Bach also revealed the Olympic committee will cover the …

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UN: Millions of People Around the World at Risk From Conflict Famine

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warns the Security Council of impending conflict-driven famines exacerbated by climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. “The world is facing multiple, conflict-driven famines aggravated by climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, and without immediate action, millions …

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World Bank Approves $500-million loan for Philippine Vaccination Program

The World Bank approved a $500 million loan program to support the Philippine government’s  purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and to strengthen the country’s health system. Priority groups, which include frontline health workers, senior citizens, and indigent communities, will …

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South Korea Suspends Defense Exchanges with Myanmar as Coup Continues

South Korea will suspend its defense exchanges and cooperation with Myanmar as its response to the coup which has caused the deaths of dozens, in a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.  The ministry joined the …

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