U.S. Family Sparks Panic After Bringing Unexploded Bomb to Israeli Airport

Fourth EstateBen Gurion Airport - Jorge Láscar

An American family of tourists sparked panic at an Israeli airport on April 28 after they presented an old, unexploded bomb at a security check. According to the authorities at Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv, the family picked …

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Hong Kong Press Club Cancels Human Rights Press Awards Over Security Law fears

Fourth EstateForeign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong - smuconlaw

Hong Kong s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) on April 25 cancelled its annual Human Rights Press Awards, citing fears over the national security law. “Over the last two years, journalists in Hong Kong have been operating under new ‘red lines’ …

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China COVID Lockdown Extended to Wuhu

Fourth EstateRegional Map of China centered on the cty of Wuhu in Anhui province. - Fourth Estate

The city government of Wuhu in Anhui province said it had taken decisive measures to lock down the city following a single confirmed COVID-19 case on Sunday. The city of 2.4 million inhabitants woke up to official orders to stay …

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Signs Bill Allowing Most Residents to Carry a Concealed Gun Without a License

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Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed  on April 12 a bill that allows most state residents to carry a concealed firearm without a license. Kemp signed the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act into law, allowing those who were previously eligible for …

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Taiwan Distributes War Survival Manuals

Fourth EstateThe Ministry of National Defense has compiled the National Defense Manual, which contains wartime scenarios and responses. - Taiwan Ministry of National Defense

Taiwan’s military released a defense handbook with information on possible military crises and disasters to teach Taiwanese various emergency responses. The Ministry of National Defense has compiled the National Defense Manual, which contains wartime scenarios and responses.  Liu Taiyi, director …

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Philadelphia Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandates Amid Surge of COVID-19 Cases

Fourth EstatePhiladelphia reinstate indoor mask mandates effective Monday, April 11, 2022 - City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia announced on April 11 that it will reinstate indoor mask mandates, becoming the first major city in the United States to do so, as COVID-19 cases in the city surge. Philadelphia will require masks in all indoor public spaces, …

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Guangzhou, China Closed off As COVID-19 Cases Mount

China’s manufacturing hub, Guangzhou, was closed to most arrivals as China faced a COVID-19 surge in its big eastern cities. Guangzhou, a metropolis of 18 million and home to many top companies and the busiest airport, had only 27 reported …

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European Commission Adds 21 Russian Airlines to Ban List

The European Commission has added 21 Russian airlines to its list of banned carriers because they did not meet international safety standards. “The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has allowed Russian airlines to operate hundreds of foreign-owned aircraft without a …

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Medical Crisis Looms Over Sri Lanka as Drug Shortage Worsens

Fernando has emphasized that it is impossible for doctors to provide health services with the current shortage. dicine, equipment, and material for surgery there.  The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has held a protest in Colombo on Wednesday, April 6, …

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Germany Conducts Mass Raids Against Neo-Nazi Groups

German police officers conducted raids on suspected neo-Nazi groups in 11 German federal states. Almost 800 German police searched the residences of 50 suspected right-wing extremists allegedly involved in the neo-Nazi organizations Atomwaffen Division (AWD), Combat 18 (C18) and Knockout …

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