ERDOGAN ORDERS EXPULSION OF 10 AMBASSADORS INCLUDING US AND GERMANY

Sat 23 October 2021: On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directed his foreign minister to remove ambassadors from ten countries, including Germany and the United States, who had requested the release of a detained Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala. “I have ordered our foreign minister to declare these 10 ambassadors as persona non […]

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TWITTER ACKNOWLEDGES ITS ALGORITHMS AMPLIFY RIGHT-WING MATERIAL

Sat 23 October 2021: According to an internal study, Twitter’s algorithms are amplifying more conservative and right-wing content. Conservative politicians’ tweets were magnified more than liberal politicians’ tweets in nearly every country studied, according to Twitter. Meanwhile, right-wing news outlets were amplified more than left-wing news outlets for Twitter users. According to the study, Twitter […]

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HOLLYWOOD ACTOR BALDWIN FIRES PROP GUN ON MOVIE SET, KILLING CINEMATOGRAPHER, INJURING DIRECTOR

Fri 22 October 2021: Authorities said a prop gun fired by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western film, killed his director of photography and injured his director on the set outside of Santa Fe. Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography for the film Rust, and director Joel Souza were […]

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US CALLS ON WTO FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WAIVER TO BOOST VACCINE MANUFACTURING

Fri 22 October 2021: White House Calls On WTO For Intellectual Property Waiver To Boost Vaccine Manufacturing The White House is urging all members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to back the US initiative for an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines in order to boost production in the face of the ongoing coronavirus […]

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TRUDEAU UNVEILS CANADA’S COVID VACCINE PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL

Thu 21 October 2021: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the development of a standardised COVID-19 vaccine passport to make it easier for Canadians to travel overseas. The digital document, which was shown on Thursday, will include a QR code that can be scanned at airports, train stations, and other entrance points. “As Canadians look to […]

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‘BIG JOHN’, BIGGEST TRICERATOPS EVER, SELLS FOR 6.6 MN EUROS

Thu 21 October 2021: “Big John,” a 66 million-year-old triceratops skeleton nearly eight metres in length, was auctioned off to a US collector on Thursday for 6.6 million euros ($7.74 million). The hammer price at the Drouot auction house, before commission and other costs, was 5.5 million euros. Big John roamed the lands of modern-day […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS POSES EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO US – AUSTIN

Thu 21 October 2021: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Thursday that a new Pentagon assessment reveals that climate change is a “existential threat” to the United States and the world, and that it is transforming the global strategic environment in which American armed forces have to operate. “As the Department of Defense Climate […]

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