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Month: February 2021

Biden administration prepares new rules placing stricter enforcement parameters on ICE

February 18, 2021

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is preparing to roll out new guidelines that would curtail enforcement measures, focusing more narrowly on immigrants who pose a national security, border security or public safety risk, according to draft interim guidance obtained by CNN. The new guidance was prompted by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden shortly after taking office […]

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Facebook accused of being ‘school yard bully’ over Australia news media block

February 18, 2021

Facebook has been described as a “school yard bully” over its decision to block access to news media in Australia, rather than pay them. According to Sky News, Amid a row about licensing, Australians woke up on Thursday to find they could not share or view domestic and international news content on Facebook ahead of new a law which […]

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Gunmen kidnap at least 20 boys from Nigerian boarding school

February 17, 2021

Gunmen stormed a north-central Nigerian boarding school early Wednesday, kidnapping at least 20 teenage boys, the local governor said — the second mass abduction of children to shake the country in three months. The attackers raided the Government Science Secondary School in the town of Kagara before sunrise and dragged the classmates into the dense […]

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Thousands of Amazon workers mistakenly told to isolate after being given incorrect coronavirus test results

February 17, 2021

Almost 4,000 Amazon employees were mistakenly told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace. The tracing programme informed 3,853 staff members on Saturday that they were positive and must isolate, despite having tested negative, according to the Department for Health and Social Care Amazon has used PCR tests for its workers since autumn last year, […]

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Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Welcomes Baby Boy

February 17, 2021

“Game of Thrones” stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. The couple was photographed in London together on Wednesday, with Kit holding Rose’s hand while she cradled their newborn in a baby carrier on her chest. A representative for the couple confirmed the birth of a son and that they are […]

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UK Covid restrictions to continue until daily cases drop below 1,000

February 17, 2021

Cases have slumped since the start of January and are now the lowest since October, boosting hopes of an easing of coronavirus restrictions. But the PM’s roadmap will insist on reviews that could postpone the reopening of shops, pubs and restaurants until numbers drop into the hundreds, The Telegraph reports. Data reviews on infection levels could be examined every three weeks and […]

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US sanctions on Myanmar reflect opposition to coup

February 17, 2021

New US sanctions on Myanmar come as consumers and some businesses in the country are stepping up their opposition to a military coup earlier this month. The US government announced the measures last week. They target 10 individuals connected to the military and three companies owned or controlled by Myanmar’s military. The sanctions were apparently […]

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President Joe Biden optimistic on reopening of elementary schools

February 17, 2021

 President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his original goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week. […]

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Peru politicians faces criticism for early vaccination

February 17, 2021

Nearly 500 politicians and government officials in Peru are facing public criticism for taking advantage of their positions to get coronavirus vaccinations early. A government probe found that they obtained vaccine doses made in China and received shots before Peru’s vaccine rollout began on February 9. Former president Martin Vizcarra and his family have been […]

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President Biden continues to push $15 federal minimum wage

February 17, 2021

President Biden reaffirmed his support for raising the federal minimum wage — gradually — to $15 an hour at CNN’s town hall on Tuesday. While he acknowledged that increasing the wage could squeeze some employers, he pointed to economists and studies that say the impact would be minor. Plus, the President argued, it would help those […]

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