Gabrielle Reyes

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W.H.O.’s Refusal to ‘Cut Corners’ for India’s Vaccine Prompts Delay

New Delhi has allegedly delayed committing supplies of Covaxin, India’s first state-made Chinese coronavirus vaccine, to a World Health Organization (W.H.O.) vaccine drive after the W.H.O. on Monday said it refused to “cut corners” in granting the inoculation emergency use approval, Reuters reported Tuesday.

A health worker inoculates an elderly woman with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a temporary vaccination camp set up in Siliguri on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Diptendu DUTTA / AFP) (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Bangladesh: Muslim Mobs Kill Six over Alleged Quran Desecration

Muslim mob attacks across Bangladesh have killed at least six people, including four Hindus, after sparking last Friday in response to an image posted to social media allegedly depicting the desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, during a recent Hindu festival, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Tuesday.

Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party take part in a protest outside the National Mosque in Dhaka on October 16, 2021, as protests began on October 13 after footage emerged of a Koran being placed on the knee of a figure of a Hindu god during celebrations …

China’s Apple Store Deletes All Bible and Quran Apps

Makers of apps that allow users to read and listen to the Bible and Quran, including Amazon’s Audible, announced Friday they had removed such apps from China’s Apple Store citing Chinese government “permit requirements.”

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 16: People watch a phone in front of an Apple store on October 16, 2021 in Beijing, China. According to an action plan released on October 14, Beijing has unveiled a series of measures aimed at building the city into an international consumption center over the …

El Salvador: Opposition Protests Bitcoin Becoming Legal Tender

Thousands of people opposed to the populist government of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele staged demonstrations in the country’s capital city, San Salvador, on Sunday in which they denounced his recent legalization of Bitcoin as a national currency, the Associated Press (AP) reported Monday.

A Chivo Wallet Bitcoin ATM burns during a protest against President Nayib Bukele's policies on Independence Day in San Salvador, on September 15, 2021. - Thousands of Salvadorans demonstrated on Wednesday to demand that President Nayib Bukele respect the separation of powers and reject the introduction of bitcoin as legal …

Japan Won’t Delay Dumping of Fukushima Wastewater into Pacific Ocean

Tokyo cannot delay plans to release 1.25 million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean starting in 2023 because such a setback would foil Japan’s goal of decommissioning Fukushima’s nuclear reactor, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said on Sunday.

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on February 14, 2021 shows an aerial view of the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (top) undergoing decommissioning work and tanks (bottom) for storing treated water. - - Japan OUT (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT (Photo by STR/JIJI …

Chile: Indigenous Group Using High-Caliber Weapons Against Police

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency in the country’s south on Tuesday after militant members of the Mapuche indigenous group used “heavy caliber weapons” to attack local police, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported Wednesday.

A man holds a Mapuche indigenous flag as he confronts riot police during clashes in downtown Santiago, on October 10, 2021, amid the commemoration of the Day of the Race. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Putin Accuses CNBC of Dismissing His Statement About Gas Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused a CNBC reporter of purposefully acting as if she did not hear his answer to her question regarding Russia’s supply of natural gas to Europe, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Mikhail METZEL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MIKHAIL METZEL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

China: U.S. ‘Covering Up’ South China Sea Submarine Collision

China on Monday accused the U.S. of purposefully delaying the release of information detailing a mysterious collision by one of its nuclear submarines with an unknown object in the South China Sea on October 2, claiming Washington seeks to “cover up” the incident, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Wednesday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian takes a question at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

President of Chile Faces Impeachment Bid over Pandora Papers

Opposition lawmakers in Chile launched impeachment proceedings against the country’s president, Sebastián Piñera, on Wednesday, claiming he was involved with alleged irregularities in the 2010 sale of a mining company according to details recently divulged in the Pandora Papers leak.

Demonstrators march with posters depicting Chilean President Sebastian Pinera during a teachers' protest against the government, outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on October 13, 2021. - Chile's opposition on Wednesday moved to impeach the country's president, Sebastian Pinera, for the controversial sale of a mining company through a …

Colombia Governor Says He Survived ‘Sniper’ Hit, Explosion in 24 Hours

Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, the governor of central Colombia’s Meta region, told reporters on Tuesday he survived two attempts on his life — the first by a sniper and the second via explosive device — within a 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday, Voice of America (VOA) reported.

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Cuba Denies Marching Permits for ‘Subversive’ Protesters

Havana on Tuesday denied a group of political activists opposed to Cuba’s communist government permission to stage protest marches on the island, claiming the group was tied to “subversive organizations” promoting an overthrow of the national government.

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New Zealand Mandates Coronavirus Vaccines for Health Workers

New Zealand’s federal government announced a new mandate on Monday that will legally require healthcare workers and teachers to receive a full dose of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine by January 2022, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported.

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Kim Jong-un, Flanked by Missiles, Claims North Korea’s Enemy Is ‘War Itself’

Pyongyang is actively expanding its weapons arsenal “to prevent war itself” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed on Monday while standing next to an intimidating display of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles, North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.

People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Kim reviewed a rare exhibition of weapons systems and vowed to build an "invincible" military, as he accused …

Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Targeted U.S. and Israeli Defense Tech Firms

Iranian hackers recently attempted to breach over 250 “Microsoft Office 365” accounts belonging to U.S. and Israeli government-linked defense tech firms, as well as companies tied to Persian Gulf ports of entry and Middle East-based maritime shipping, Microsoft reported Monday.

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