Canada shaken by discovery of 751 unmarked graves at indigenous school

  by Eric THOMAS Agence France Presse MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — More than 750 unmarked graves have been found near a former Catholic boarding school for indigenous children in western Canada, a tribal leader said Thursday — the second such shock discovery in less than a month. The revelation once again cast a spotlight on… Continue reading Canada shaken by discovery of 751 unmarked graves at indigenous school

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China promotes security officials to senior roles in Hong Kong

China on Friday, June 25, approved the promotion of Hong Kong’s security secretary John Lee to chief secretary, while police chief Chris Tang will take Lee’s position in what critics say will further tighten Beijing’s security squeeze on the global financial hub. The elevation of Lee, 63, a former police deputy commissioner, to chief secretary… Continue reading China promotes security officials to senior roles in Hong Kong

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Crews comb rubble of collapsed Florida condo, 99 unaccounted for

  by Gianrigo MARLETTA Agence France Presse SURFSIDE, United States (AFP) — Rescue teams combed through the rubble of an oceanfront apartment block near Miami Beach that partially collapsed Thursday, killing at least one person and leaving another 99 unaccounted for amid fears of a much higher death toll. An unknown number of residents are… Continue reading Crews comb rubble of collapsed Florida condo, 99 unaccounted for

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Pelosi launches new probe of Capitol attack, 500th defendant arrested

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, June 24, created a new House committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, after Senate Republicans in May blocked an independent commission to probe the assault. Some 500 people have now been arrested in the sweeping federal investigation into the violence, the… Continue reading Pelosi launches new probe of Capitol attack, 500th defendant arrested

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First COVID-19 case could have emerged in China in October 2019 – study

The virus that causes COVID-19 could have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in the central city of Wuhan, a new study showed on Friday, June 25. Researchers from Britain’s University of Kent used methods from conservation science to estimate that SARS-CoV-2 first appeared… Continue reading First COVID-19 case could have emerged in China in October 2019 – study

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Peru political fog thickens as election count official quits

Peru’s already tense election process was plunged into further disarray after one of the four magistrates on the jury reviewing contested ballots quit after clashing with the other officials over requests to nullify votes. Luis Arce said on Wednesday night, June 23, he would leave his post after the jury rejected the first 10 requests… Continue reading Peru political fog thickens as election count official quits

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Biden calls closure of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily ‘sad day for media freedom’

US President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 24, called the closure of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid a “sad day for media freedom” and said it signaled “intensifying repression” by China, while vowing to maintain support for the people of the Chinese-ruled territory. In a statement following the news outlet’s closure earlier on Thursday, Biden… Continue reading Biden calls closure of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily ‘sad day for media freedom’

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US Pres. Biden extends condolences to Filipinos on death of ex-Pres. Aquino

Biden notes Aquino’s “remarkable legacy that will endure for years to come”   (Eagle News) – US President Joe Biden extended his “deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines on the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.” “He was a valued friend and partner to the United States, and he will long… Continue reading US Pres. Biden extends condolences to Filipinos on death of ex-Pres. Aquino

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US State Deparment OKs possible sale of F-16s, missiles to Philippines

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of F-16 fighter jets, as well as Sidewinder and Harpoon missiles, to the Philippines in three separate deals with a combined value of more than $2.5 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday, June 24. The Philippines is looking for a new multi-role fighter jet and is… Continue reading US State Deparment OKs possible sale of F-16s, missiles to Philippines

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