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Opening of Nintendo theme park in Osaka delayed again by COVID

Opening of Nintendo theme park in Osaka delayed again by COVID The Japanese government extended the state of emergency declaration to a total of 11 prefectures on Wednesday, after initially declaring a state of emergency in four prefectures in the Tokyo area on January 8. Rides will allow guests to recreate experiences from games like "Mario Kart" and "Yoshi's Adventure". As of the time of writing, the state of emergency for Osaka prefecture is set to run u... [Full Article...]

Heartbreaking Images Emerge After Earthquake in Indonesia

Heartbreaking Images Emerge After Earthquake in Indonesia Thousands had fled their homes to seek safety when the quake hit just after 1am local time this morning, damaging at least 60 homes, the agency said. People look at a damaged hospital building following an quake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, Indonesia January 15, 2021 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. [Full Article...]

Trump administration adds China's Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist

Trump administration adds China's Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist It joined Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index in September after grabbing market share from Huawei Technologies Co.as US sanctions on Huawei deepened. First reported by Reuters , Xiaomi has been put on a blacklist of companies that have ties with the Chinese military . [Full Article...]

North Korea showcases what it calls ‘world’s most powerful weapon’

North Korea showcases what it calls ‘world’s most powerful weapon’ Members of the WPK's central leadership body and the military's commanding officials appeared at the tribune, according to the report. The parade, overseen by Kim, featured rockets with "a powerful strike capability to preemptively annihilate enemies outside the territory", the agency said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to leave Washington ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration

Donald Trump to leave Washington ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration Father Leo O'Donovan will deliver the invocation and Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman, the pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, will perform a benediction. These activities include, United We Serve, a National Day of Service on January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. It will pay tribute to "American heroes", including workers on the frontlines... [Full Article...]

US Capitol fire extinguisher suspect held

US Capitol fire extinguisher suspect held One of the police officers present and on duty during the time of the Capitol riot has been hailed as a real-life hero for driving the violent mob out of those Senate chambers. Police managed to detain Ehmke but the crowd started to become aggressive and demanded police not to take Ehmke away, investigators said in court papers. [Full Article...]

When To Expect Cyberpunk 2077’s Free PS5 and Xbox Series X Upgrade

When To Expect Cyberpunk 2077’s Free PS5 and Xbox Series X Upgrade CD Projekt's Marcin Iwiński admitted they "underestimated the task" of adapting the game for consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. The current plan for Cyberpunk 2077 is to keep hotfixing and patching the game, with Iwinski promising a substantial update in the next couple of weeks. [Full Article...]

Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today In an acknowledgement of the confusion resulting from Tuesday's announcement about the stay-at-home order , Premier Doug Ford's office released a statement and a summary of frequently asked questions on Wednesday morning (January 13). "I do not believe in that". For the emergency declaration, provincial offence officers, including police, have the authority to disperse crowds both indoors a... [Full Article...]

Ne pas compter sur une immunité collective en 2021, avertit l’OMS

Ne pas compter sur une immunité collective en 2021, avertit l’OMS Ces campagnes de vaccination devraient se poursuivre tout au long de l'année afin de couvrir l'ensemble des habitants. Mais l'Organisation mondiale de la santé a prévenu que " nous n'allons pas atteindre (.) l'immunité collective en 2021 ". [Full Article...]

N. Korea to Convene Supreme People's Assembly Following Party Congress

N. Korea to Convene Supreme People's Assembly Following Party Congress President-elect Joe Biden . Around 7,000 selected members of North Korea's nine-million-strong Workers Party have gathered in Pyongyang since January 5. In his report , Kim praised the 2018 Singapore summit with President Trump, which yielded "the joint declaration that assured the establishment of new [North Korea]-U.S. [Full Article...]

Britain and allies condemn flood of Hong Kong arrests

Britain and allies condemn flood of Hong Kong arrests It is "being used to eliminate dissent and opposing political views", the statement continued. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday complained of "double standards" because her government, and its masters in Beijing, were criticized for ruthlessly cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrators, comparing that movement to the riot last week at the U.S. [Full Article...]

South Korea top court upholds ex-President Park's 20-year sentence

South Korea top court upholds ex-President Park's 20-year sentence Park, 68, has described herself a victim of political revenge. Park was ousted from Cheong Wa Dae in March 2017 due to her involvement in a massive abuse-of-power and bribery scandal. Park was also separately indicted on charges of accepting off-the-book funds worth 3.5 billion won from three former chiefs of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from May 2013 to September 2016 in collusion wi... [Full Article...]

YouTube suspend la chaîne de Donald Trump

YouTube suspend la chaîne de Donald Trump Les craintes de ces derniers jours se sont cependant tournées vers la cérémonie d'inauguration du nouveau président Joe Biden qui aura lieu précisément le 20 janvier - soit à l'expiration minimale de l'expulsion de YouTube décrétée par les modérateurs. [Full Article...]

Parler CEO says social media app may not return

Parler CEO says social media app may not return Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) on Monday, accusing the company of violating antitrust law. "This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling viewpoints". By November previous year, though, Amazon's cloud-computing division had received reports of harmful content posted on Parler. Violent content only grew after the January 6 insurrection, according to Amazo... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian militias kill 4 women near Sudanese borders

Ethiopian militias kill 4 women near Sudanese borders According to the Sudanese official, his country has all the documents supporting its position and its sovereignty over the lands entered by the Ethiopian Armed Forces. Sudan said on December 31 it had taken control of all of the Sudanese territory in the area. The decades-old dispute over al-Fashqa, land within Sudan's global boundaries that has always been settled by Ethiopian farmers, erupted ... [Full Article...]

Top medical body raises 'option' of nationwide state of emergency

Top medical body raises 'option' of nationwide state of emergency Toshihiro Nagahama, chief economist at the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute, said the Japanese economy will shrink by ¥2.5 trillion, or 0.4% of its annual GDP, and up to 131,000 people will lose their jobs with the unemployment rate rising by 0.2 percentage point, due in part to the expanded emergency declaration. [Full Article...]

Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Secured for Africa

Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Secured for Africa The vaccines will cover 15 percent of Zimbabwe's population. The order, to be supplied by Pfizer, AstraZeneca (through an independent licensee, Serum Institute of India) and Johnson & Johnson, will be by far the largest on the continent to date. [Full Article...]

India's top court puts controversial farm laws on hold

India's top court puts controversial farm laws on hold India's Supreme Court ordered an indefinite stay on Tuesday over the implementation of new agricultural laws that have triggered widespread protest from farmers, saying it would set up a panel to hear their objections. " The Supreme Court order gives some hope to the farmers who are protesting in very adverse conditions", said Bishop Alex Vadakumthala, chairman of the Indian bishops' office o... [Full Article...]

Ontario declares second provincial emergency on Covid-19 spike

Ontario declares second provincial emergency on Covid-19 spike But another 41 people had died in the province since Monday and 138 more were admitted to hospital because of COVID-19. The Ontario government has issued a stay-at-home order for the province beginning on January 14 and has declared a second state of emergency for the province. [Full Article...]

USA to expand coronavirus vaccination eligibility

Read on for four key changes that could affect you, and before you get the vaccine, check out If You Take These OTC Meds, You Have to Stop Before Getting the Vaccine . "This is just a staging, moving to the next phase on the vaccine program", Azar said. Operation Warp Speed has been holding back half of the doses in an effort to make sure recipients could receive their second dose. [Full Article...]


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